• 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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  • Importance of Extremity Strength Development
    3:08

    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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  • Stroops for Defensive Fitness
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    Stroops for Defensive Fitness

    Stroops offer a way to combine fitness training with defensive training, whether armed or unarmed. Stroops are elastic bands that, when worn, create extra resistance and cause you to work harder and be more precise about the techniques you are performing when doing any exercise. Rob Pincus demonstrates how the Stroops system works and shows…

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