How long will my Wringer last?
Your Wringer should give you many years service. It's best to keep it out of extreme conditions for long periods, such as very wet/damp, hot or cold.
Is the Wringer suitable for children to use?
It depends at what stage of physical development they're at. If they still have a lot of growing to do then we suggest they only occasionally use it. If they're almost fully grown they can use it as normal.
Using your Wringer
How often should I use my Wringer?
You can use your Wringer as often as you want, although we recommend doing one session each day.
Will using a Wringer make my forearms bigger?
It depends on how you use it. If you go for fewer, more intense repetitions then yes, it will make your forearm muscles bigger. If you go for more repetitions at a lower setting you may see little or no change in size - just an increase in strength and stamina.
I'm recovering from an injury to my hand/arm. Can I use a Wringer to help rebuild my strength?
Yes, although we recommend you speak to a doctor or physiotherapist first as each case is different. Generally speaking, you can start on a very low setting and gradually work your way up.
How long should I rest between sets?
Really it's up to you. We recommend keeping rest between your sets to around 30secs. This gives enough time for your body to recover but not so long that your muscles start cooling down again.
If the pain is in your muscles then yes, this is normal and is a sign your forearm muscles are being exercised. If the pain is in your joints (wrist, elbow, knuckles etc) then you may be overdoing it and need to simply reduce how often you use the Wringer. If in doubt consult a physiotherapist or doctor.
My forearms hurt after using my Wringer. Is this normal?
Can I adjust the resistance?
Yes, simply twist your Wringer to increase or decrease the resistance.
The range of resistance the Wringer provides is equivalent to using a traditional wrist roller device with between 0.5kg to 50kg (1lb to 110lbs) hanging from the cord. So using your Wringer at around 50% setting is like a wrist roller with 20kg (44lbs) hanging from the cord.
Ultimately it's just a number and it's still best to go with what feels good to you. So simply tighten your Wringer up to a point where you feel you're getting a good workout.
HOW MUCH RESISTANCE DOES THE WRINGER GIVE IN POUNDS/KG?
Will the spring lose it's strength if I leave my Wringer on a high setting for a long time?
In theory leaving the spring fully (or more than 50%) compressed for long periods of time (months) will cause it to lose some strength. In practise however you'll not noticed much change over a prolonged period of time.
With typical use the spring would not need replacement for many years, if ever.
Because each Wringer is made with quite fine tolerances there can often be a period of 'bedding in'. The length of this period will vary depending on use, but typically it's around 2-4 months. Once bedded in your Wringer will feel slightly looser and easier to use (plus your grip strength will have increased!). This is normal.
AFTER 3 MONTHS USE MY WRINGER SEEMS TO BE GETTING LOOSER/EASIER TO USE. IS IT OK?
Do I need to lubricate/oil my Wringer?
No. Wringers are designed to run dry with no wet lubricant.