Did you know that a strong grip strength makes everything that you do in your daily life more comfortable – from carrying your purse or briefcase or luggage to carrying groceries, using a screwdriver, painting, maintaining better control of your dogs on a leash, and picking up or playing with your “children”?
2011: A group of kinestheticians found that grip strength is one of the strongest predictors of overall muscle strength and endurance.
2015: Researchers found an 11-pound decrease in grip strength correlated to a 17 percent increased risk of cardiovascular death, a 7 percent increased risk of heart attack, and a 9 percent increased risk of stroke.
2018: A group of physicians discovered that grip strength was also an accurate predictor of cognitive function in people in the general population and those diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Open the app and set your benchmark strength. As part of the app update in January 2021, you can individually evaluate your left- and right-hand grip strength.
The soft silicone outer covering provides enough resistance to help you continue to improve your grip. The in-app games make grip training engaging and challenging for users of all ages.
Squegg keeps track of your squeeze count, the number of times you have completed an exercise, and your grip strength. With our visually appealing graphics, watch how you progress over time.
Did you know that a 12-minute isometric handgrip training a day can reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP) by >6/4 mm Hg, respectively? In perspective, this is equivalent to losing 12lbs of weight to see a similar drop in systolic BP.
In a study published in the Harvard Newsletter, many participants showed a significant decrease in their systolic blood pressure of 14 points on average.
The American Heart Association recommends a 12–minute isometric exercise to regulate your blood pressure. AHA Journal
Open the isometric exercise and set your desired benchmark grip strength, target grip range, and exercise time, rest in between sets and number of rounds.
Squegg's in-app Isometric Exercise Feature guides you through the exercise. Squegg uses sound mechanics and has clear guidance on the app to let you know when you are not within the target 30-40% range.
At the end of the exercise, the results will show you the number of seconds when you were squeezing within the target grip.
Grip strengthening exercises help to refine and improve your motor skills. Fine motor skills aid our cognitive growth and develop continuously throughout the stages of life. These skills involve using smaller muscle groups to perform smaller movements with the wrists, hands, and fingers. These motor skills become rusty if we don’t use them often as we age.
A UK Biobank study established that grip strength is significantly associated with cognitive functioning in the general population, particularly for working memory and processing speed. UK Biobank.
A study published in ScienceDirect concluded that muscle strength as measured by hand grip strength is associated with improved reaction time. ScienceDirect
Squegg allows you to refine your fine motor skills and retain them as you age. With gamification techniques, you can improve cognitive function through mind-muscle coordination.
With the Blast Away game, move through obstacles, and challenge your ability to process and analyze incoming information. The better you get, the higher you score.
Play the Whack-an-Egg using Squegg and squeeze when the color of the hammer matches the egg. Activate and stimulate your response time by defeating the mole and scoring more points.