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How to develop finger strength for cubing

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See video.
Things to work on:
1. Gripping a bar with weights or bodyweight
2. Gripping bricks
3. Fingertip Pushups
Results:
Never clumsily drop your cube again!
Faster turning speed!


My form is not perfect, but you get the idea. That's why I'm not the fastest.
I would like to see a video of Chris Hardwick warming up for cubing.
 
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Real feedback: rofl



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Umm...I have bunkbeds. So what I'll do, is every night before I go to bed from now on, hang my feet on the bars connecting the 2 beds, and do like 100 upside-down pull-ups. Then I'll eventually tell you my progress.
 
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Umm...I have bunkbeds. So what I'll do, is every night before I go to bed from now on, hang my feet on the bars connecting the 2 beds, and do like 100 upside-down pull-ups. Then I'll eventually tell you my progress.
By the way, we are on a cubing forum. If you want to using correct terminology, use ROF2L, not rofl. ROFL if you only solve 2x2x2.

If you can do hand stands, it would be nice too, but I can't do them.
 
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nah...I can't do handstands.
Unfortunately, I'm also in the middle of switching methods, so my time progress will be quite skewed...

Edit:
actually, I'll try handstands against a wall, but I have a headache today, so that won't be happening soon.
 
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Nice idea, though I can't say I'll ever have the effort to try it...
I've always been able to turn fast on 3x3, and I reckon it's down to playing guitar for about 9 years. Perhaps another way of strengthening hands would be to learn some simple piano scales and practice getting fast at them with good technique.

Perhaps getting some of these might be good too:
http://www.gripmasterpro.com/bodygm.html

EDIT: @ amostay: perhaps it's finger stamina you need, rather than strength?
 
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Nice idea, though I can't say I'll ever have the effort to try it...
I've always been able to turn fast on 3x3, and I reckon it's down to playing guitar for about 9 years. Perhaps another way of strengthening hands would be to learn some simple piano scales and practice getting fast at them with good technique.

Perhaps getting some of these might be good too:
http://www.gripmasterpro.com/bodygm.html

EDIT: @ amostay: perhaps it's finger stamina you need, rather than strength?
Nice ideas!
 
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You have to types of muscle fibers, fast and slow twitch. I think lifting weights like that would develop your slow twitch muscles, I doubt it would do much for the fast twitch.
That's for grip. ;) I think the push ups work quite well for triggers.
That is a good suggestion. Can anyone think of any other exercises involving fast twitch finger muscles?
 
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You have to types of muscle fibers, fast and slow twitch. I think lifting weights like that would develop your slow twitch muscles, I doubt it would do much for the fast twitch.
That's for grip. ;) I think the push ups work quite well for triggers.
That is a good suggestion. Can anyone think of any other exercises involving fast twitch finger muscles?
Possibly one of those stress balls? If you squeeze, and release fast, then it will be working fast twitch muscles (I think, I am not 100% sure)
 
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the thing with the bricks is way harder on arms than fingers

and i laugh at the essence of your post

push-ups on a wall. . .wow
 

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I like the powerball for finger and forearm strength, I feel it has potential to help with cubing.

Here is the home workout I do. When warming up for cubing I basically rotate between doing the parts of this workout that don't involve weights, or I do the same thing only minus the weights. I find this works especially well when done 30-45 minutes before competing.


Wuqiong, I like your idea. I wonder also about the fast twitch and slow twitch muscles. I wonder which workouts will help the most with cubing? I assume mostly the fast twitch muscles are used, but also there is some endurance to longer solves (BIG cubes) or longer cubing sessions. I like your idea of holding the bricks, or some thing, with fingers as long as possible.

Chris
 
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