The stagnation is one of the main challenges that we must face every day when training. As we have seen on countless occasions, it is highly recommended the variation of routines and exercises to constantly surprise the muscles to achieve a better training of them. For this reason in this occasion we are going to stop in a point to take into account and that has a lot of importance when it comes to evolve, it is something as simple as the grip.
On many occasions we have discussed the different grips we have at our disposal when training one or another part of the body. For many this is unimportant and in most cases no attention is paid to the grip. This really should not be so, since the grip plays an important role because it intervenes in the way the muscles go to work, and constitutes an important and interesting variation to continue to evolve.
Mainly the grip is the way we have to lift a load directly through the action of the hands. Placement of the hands, therefore, will determine the development of any activity . For example, placing straight and parallel at the time of curl of biceps, will help us to work the biceps in its central part, but if we tilt the grip to the right, we will be working the inside of the biceps. The opposite happens if we tilt the grip to the left, as we will stick more to the outside of the biceps.
Simply this example serves as illustration to keep in mind the importance of grip and its incidence in one part or another of the muscles worked. So try with open grips, closed grips, zigzag … In the end the mechanics of the exercise will be the same, but the grip will vary and with it the angle at which we will work the muscles. Although we do not perceive it, the angle of grip plays an important role in the muscles that we are going to intervene in a certain exercise and in the work that we are going to perform with them.
Vary the grip, the best way to surprise the muscle
By varying the grip, what we will achieve will be to impinge on other parts of the muscles. This does not mean that we will work the muscles differently, but in the end the exercise is the same, that is, the same muscle group will work, only in a different way. As we said before the grip will determine the angle of work and with this we will be able to surprise the muscle and avoid that it adjusts to a routine.
This simple change of routine is what will help us to avoid stagnation without making substantial changes in the exercises that we are going to carry out. Changing the grip and angle and perspective of work is a simple gesture that will allow us to continue to evolve and gain strength to take a step further and make more difficult the workouts. There are times that you have to take an intermediate step before performing more complicated exercises, and this can be that step that will help us to continue to evolve.