Gymnastics is a demanding sport that requires a lot of strength, flexibility, and control. One of the most important parts of the sport is having a strong grip, which is why having the right size hand grips is crucial. However, not everyone's hands are the same size, and sometimes the finger holes on your hand grips can be too small. In this blog post, we'll go over a safe and effective ways to widen your gymnastics grip finger holes. 


First and foremost, it is important to note that attempting to widen hand grip finger holes by force can be dangerous and can potentially damage the hand grip. Instead, we recommend using a slow, safe and controlled method.


One of the easiest ways to widen finger holes is to use sandpaper (wrapped around a pencil works well). Start by using a coarse grit sandpaper to VERY slowly widen the hole, checking on your fingers regularly. Remembering that you can always take away, but you can never add. If you go a little too far & the finger holes become too big, the guards will become dangerous & unsuitable for use. 


Be sure to sand evenly, so the hole doesn't become misshapen. Once you've reached your desired size, use a finer grit sandpaper to smooth out the edges. This method may take some time, but it is the safest and most effective way to widen finger holes.


There are many different brands and styles of hand grips available, so it's worth taking the time to find a pair that fits you well.


In conclusion, having the right size hand grips is crucial for gymnastics, and if the finger holes are too small, it can be dangerous to force them open. Instead, use a safe and controlled method such as sandpaper to widen the holes. Remember to be patient and take your time, and if all else fails, consider getting a new pair of hand grips that fit better.


We offer free hand guard fittings in our Brisbane based store, if you're not sure where to start come and see us! (07) 3245 2813. Contact Us Here


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