Also the answer can't be get fatter because especially in teens the hands tend to not want to grow.

What are the best exercises?

  • Exercises for what? weight lifting? Yoga? Pilates?
    – Just Do It
    Feb 17, 2016 at 15:24
  • I think they're trying to find exercises that will bulk up their hands.
    – Sean Duggan
    Feb 17, 2016 at 15:41
  • I'm not really expert enough to answer this, but my suspicion (surprise, surprise) is that a good strength training program will help a lot as you'll be using your grip a lot. I think hand size is a bit permanent though. I know some pretty tough customers with active lifestyles, some with small hands and some with bigger.
    – Eric
    Feb 17, 2016 at 16:01
  • Is that even possible @SeanDuggan ?
    – Just Do It
    Feb 17, 2016 at 17:13
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    @JustDoIt: Good question. Parts of the palm do have muscle tissue. Trying to increase the fatty deposits runs the same problem as spot reduction / increase anywhere else, namely that it can't be targeted. Scar tissue is probably right out...
    – Sean Duggan
    Feb 17, 2016 at 17:48

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I suggests grip training (crushing, gripping, pinching ...), forearm training, climbing and hard physical labor. Some scientific researches have found that competitive climbers hands have thicker and denser bones, muscles and tendons. That is due to the body adaptation to externals stimuli. In the same way woodworkers, lumberjacks, smiths and many hard workers develop strong and bigger hands


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