If you've recently shared a handshake with a millennial, you may have noticed that it felt as though you were shaking hands with a slippery fish. As it turns out, it's because men and women under the age of 30 actually have weaker hand grips than they did decades ago.
According to the study, the average hand strength of a man was 20 pounds lower than the average hand strength of men in earlier decades. Women's grips decreased by an average of 10 pounds. Those are some weak handshakes.
Elizabeth Fain, who led the study, said, "Work patterns have changed dramatically since 1985, when the first norms were established. As a society, we're no longer agricultural or manufacturing ... What we're doing more now is technology-related, especially for millennials."
Never fear! If you're a millennial with the handshake and grip of a limp noodle, you can improve it! There are contraptions like these Captains of Crush Grippers, and other grip-strengthening tools. With a little bit of work, you'll have the handshake I imagine Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has.