We all have grip floors in our homes. For some people, these floors are in the kitchen, and for others, they are in the laundry room. For me, I have my office floor and my bedroom floor.
Neutral grip floors are the last thing you want to have on your hands, but they are absolutely essential for the type of work we do here. The reason is that some of the techniques we use for our floor pressing are just too dangerous. The point here is not that we have to be completely sure of every floor and every technique, but that we use the wrong techniques and have no idea what to do when we have to deal with someone who is not aware of their own grip.
The problem is that some grip techniques are so complicated and dangerous that they are almost impossible to learn in a short amount of time. A neutral grip on your hands involves using a hammer to force your hands into a specific position. This forces your muscles into a specific shape and alignment, but the most important thing is that it is a safe and useful technique. If we have to use it, we will have no idea what it is we are doing and how to do it safely.
I don’t like to say “neutral grip”. That sounds like too much effort. It’s more like “hammer grip” or “hammering the nails into your chest”. The problem is that hammering a nail into a wall can be very hard for very little gain, and the only way to make that gain is by doing it over and over again. If you hammer the nails into your chest, you can also do it over and over again, but you can’t do it safely.
I know what you’re thinking. “That’s just the way it is.” Well, no. The problem is that as soon as you hammer the nail in, you are doing so over and over again. You have to hammer it in one way and then another. The only way to do it safely is to hammer it in over and over again.
I have to agree with that statement. Not only does it take more effort, but it requires more time. I know this because I have had to do it so many times that my fingers are on the verge of splitting.
You must know what I am talking about with your comment. I have done the exact same thing to myself over and over again. Just like you had to do when you went to the dentist and had to have the dentist remove the old one. It is just not safe.
I know what you mean. My dad used to do it as a kid. It is just too painful. Plus, you have to be careful with the hammer. You have to be very careful to not drop it.
The reason I get it so bad is because I do it all the time. I can’t seem to not do it. I’m sure it is because it is so annoying that I have no control over it. I can’t seem to get myself not to do it. I don’t know what to do. I just want to stop doing it. So I have to do it over and over again.
It’s not just the pain, either. A recent study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology found that pressing a neutral grip floor press causes the average person to experience about a tenfold increase in heart rate and blood pressure, and about a twentyfold increase in the risk of stroke. The study concluded that neutral grip floor presses shouldn’t be used for anything other than weight loss. You might like to do it before trying to lose weight.