Prohands Hand Exercisers

Hand strength is an important factor in the marching arts activity. Now there’s a new product—Prohands Hand Exercisers—that allows performers to build up all of the different muscles in their hands and arms. Prohands offers an advantage over the traditional “V” grip or rubber ball because users can exercise a greater variety of muscles.

“The ability to control the strings or control the drum stick, pick or bow all starts with the hands,” according to the Prohands website. “The only way to develop superior strength, endurance and coordination in your hands is to challenge and develop each finger individually.”

Prohands makes three different models:

• Via, with valve-like buttons

• Gripmaster

• Pro

Each model is available in several different tension levels, providing options for student musicians and professionals. The product can help wind, brass and percussion players, keyboardists, guitar and string players and even color guard members or conductors who want to build up strength in their hands and arms. In addition, the small pocket-sized exercises can be taken with you anywhere, ideal for long bus trips or relaxing at home.

Visit the website,, for more information and to view 11 different exercise routines.

About author

Elizabeth Geli

Elizabeth Geli is the assistant editor of Halftime Magazine and a journalist/communications professional in Southern California. Her 11 years at the University of Southern California (USC) Trojan Marching Band included time as a flute player, graduate teaching assistant, and student advocate. She holds a bachelor's degree in Print Journalism and master's degree in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) from USC.