The Gripmaster hand exerciser was made for one reason and one reason only: to help you get a grip! Well, a stronger grip. This device was made to enhance the strength in your hand, wrist and forearm. Federal agents have been using these kinds of devices for some time to improve shooting control, weapon retention, and accuracy. Every finger is isolated and worked on its own, and people can buy it in 3 resistance levels: blue, red and black. The blue one is light, only putting 5 lbs per finger, and it gradually goes up to red that gives you 7 lbs along with black that gives you 9 (the heaviest level). The average price is $10. You may want to get a lower strength level if you are a beginner.
- It works every finger individually, unlike other hand strengtheners.
- High-quality materials.
- Can be used for both rehabilitation and daily use alike.
- It comes with a complete exercise program.
- The newer models may be sharper on the edge and uncomfortable to grip.
- Pads aren’t removable or interchangeable.
- It may not fit larger hands
However, if your hand size is significantly larger, it may not fit the strengthener, and you’d end up feeling a slight discomfort. Regarding the levels, it would have been better if Gripmaster added adjustable levels to just one device. That way, you wouldn’t have to buy a new device 2-3 weeks later simply because your grip got stronger. Plus, if you already have your hand muscles worked (for example, a mountain climber), 9 lbs may be too little for you. In that case, you may want to purchase a different model with a stronger tension. The design change is also something of an inconvenience since the padding isn’t as comfortable as the previous model. I tried to interchange padding between the old one and the new, but they wouldn’t fit. However, if you get used to this slight discomfort, the Gripmaster hand exerciser may be a good way to relieve boredom and gradually improve your strength. Plus, it’s also small enough for you to carry it in your pocket.