"Well, its confirmed! I have a weaker grip than a girl...and I mean a girly girl." We suspected as much... "I can't even come close to clicking the COC #1 with either hand, actually I can hardly move them more than 1 inch. I wasted my money for sure!" Press it closed against your thigh and do negatives. Try to keep it closed with one hand for 5 -- 7 seconds. You didn't wasted your money. It'll just take a bit of time to get your grip strength up. "According to the directions, it wouldn't be smart for grip strength or hand health to use a gripper than is this difficult for me." That's because they want to sell you another one... Try this site . They have some good suggestions for using grippers to develop hand strength.