An Exclusive Strength Technique Laboratory Study

Location: San Onofre Nuclear Generation Site

San Onofre Nuclear Generation Site can be found in southern California right off the I-5 Freeway at the north end of Camp Pendleton. It can be seen traveling either direction. Often referred to by locals as the “Domes” or even more famously the “Dolly Parton Monument,” The Power Plant is owned by SCE, San Diego Gas & Electric and the city of Riverside. This site can generate 2,200 megawatts of Nuclear Power. Meeting the needs of 1.4 million average homes at a point in time.

Exercise Type: Finger Grip Strength Endurance with Core Stability Training.

1. Grip a 45lb plate with your fingers. 2. Swing it back and forth while maintaining good posture and balance. 3. Continue for 30 seconds or longer then rest and repent for as long as desired.

Rational: By swinging the plates you will create a centripetal force that will naturally pull the weight away from your body and from your center of gravity. Hold onto those plates with your fingers and maintain your center of gravity!

Major Muscles Trained: The ideas is to try and train the large bellied flexor’s of the forearm as well as the smaller muscles of the thumb and fingers. The Major forearm flexor’s are; Flexor Carpi Radialis, Flexor Carpi Ulnaris, Palmaris Longus (if you have one) Flexor Digitorum Superficialis, Flexor Digitorum Profundus. The smaller muscles of the thumb and fingers are; Adductor Pollicis, Opponens Pollicis, First Dorsal Interosseous, Flexor Pollicis Longus and Brevis, Abductor Pollicis Longus. Additional the body must maintain it’s center of gravity by engaging the Rectus Abdominis, External Oblique Internal Oblique and Transverse Abdominis.




P.S. You can check out the rest of the pictures I took from this trip on my flickr page here.


Sam Kressin