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How to get a strong grip for winter climbing, covering basic exercises as well as more advanced techniques.

How to get a strong grip for winter climbing, covering basic exercises as well as more advanced techniques.

Review

With a need to improve my grip strength for climbing, the announcement of this book came at a perfect time for me, and having read both of Andy’s books (Psychovertical and Cold Wars) and seen him talk several times I knew there’d be great information and entertaining humour in anything he published.
Kindle books are a get-it-now format, suiting impulse purchases and impatience very well, and the free app (if you don’t own a Kindle device) makes it very easy to purchase and read within minutes. The book took a little while (3 minutes) to download as I only had moderate data coverage, but once down worked as all Kindle books do.
With typical AK spelling and grammar issues this obviously hasn’t been through a publisher first but doesn’t suffer in any way from that - I like the fact we’re getting exactly what the author wrote, and I especially appreciated the typo in the Bruce Willis analogy! Andy knows what he’s talking about with regard to training, and this book delivers simple, basic and easily-followed information on increasing grip strength. No more, no less. There may well be better or more scientific methods out there, but what he writes here will be effective and can be done at home, in a park or gym as your situation allows. Add in the humour (crude and non-PC as always) and this is an easily-read book which any climber should buy.

Andrew Mott “Andy Mott Photography”

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