Grip strength plays an important role in a disc golfer’s game. It is often an overlooked when developing strength and power. Usually the most you’ll hear about grip is the advice to grip it harder so that the disc rips out of your hand. Rarely, if ever, will you hear advice on how to improve your grip strength. As other areas of a thrower’s game improve, so should grip strength. If left underdeveloped, it may become the weak link in the kinetic chain. The priority in a strength program should be improving the big movers and major muscles that produce most of the power. Supplementing grip strength exercises into a fitness program is easy and important.
With tournament season winding down for most competitive disc golfers, it’s time to start transitioning into the off-season. The body has taken a beating from long tournament days, league rounds, casual rounds, and field practice. Consistency is key. Consistency is key for everything. You will hear it a lot. Putting practice, workout program, stretching, all requires consistency. For those looking to improve their game during the off-season and start next year’s season strong, keep reading.