I purchased a Gripmaster!
As the title says, I just purchased a Gripmaster - http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gripmaster-Exercise-Tool?sku=429070&src ="3SOSWXXA"
Never used one before. I got the strongest one they had, which is actually a "medium". Pretty cool; It features "callus" builder ridges on the "buttons" where your fingertips press, & each one presses individually. I had no idea my 'lil ole pinky was so weak! :D
Anybody else use one of these?
No, can't say i have. Just my off the top thought -- would you not be better building strength for guitar playing by playing guitar? Possibly you risk overdeveloping muscles?
I have pretty intense ADD (i have it under control now but I used to be way bad) and someone gave me one of these a long time ago. It helped my strength but it more helped me sit still. Just don't forget to play :). Use it when you cant play (like in school or something).
I have the red one, too. Be carefull. I hurt my pinky once. I use it when I'm travelling and can not play. It was a gift. I always read the better way for building strength is playing guitar.
I used to have one years ago, but it wasn't resistant enough so it didn't do anything. :(
The only negative you'll want to keep an eye out for (and you've heard this before I know) is if your fingers/knuckles/wrists start hurting STOP! You could cause a serious RSI.
Yeah, I think it is a neat idea for traveling. Just another "toy" to keep your interest, I suppose! It comes with a pretty extensive exercise pgm./booklet. I might try to follow it, see if I can notice my playing skill improving.
I have one too. I leave it in the car and use in during my commute. Just a minute or so every day is more than enough to keep your callouses thick!
Maybe I should get one of those, try and build the strength back up in my left hand. Then again, if 6-8 hours guitar playing a day won't do it.....
:D :D :D
"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)