• Closed Pinch Grip Training
    7:50

    Part 5: Closed Pinch Grip Training

    Peak-performance coach Mike Gillette examines the closed pinch grip — when the fingers are alongside one another and all pointing in the same direction. For training this grip, Mike has set up a simple apparatus, on which timed holds are done emphasizing the thumb pressure that facilitates a secure pinch grip. See other videos in…

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  • Learn Extremity Anatomy for Self-Defense
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    Part 6: Learn Extremity Anatomy for Self-Defense

    The hands and wrists are made up of very small bones and joints that are mobile and can be moved in many different ways. Peak-Performance Coach Mike Gillette advises that the first thing to understand is the range of motion the joints have, so you can maintain stability no matter how they move in a…

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  • Importance of Extremity Strength Development
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    Part 7: Importance of Extremity Strength Development

    Peak Performance Coach Mike Gillette talks about how important extremity strength development is to improve all personal defense skills. While core strength development is often promoted, having strong fingers, hands, wrists and forearms is vital to us defensively in numerous ways, including being able to punch more effectively, hold weapons and tools more efficiently and…

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