Pete DeStefano has spent 32 years coaching football, including the last 22 seasons as a member of the Big Red staff. He has helped 30 Cornellians receive All-Ivy honors. But over the past three years, the defensive ends coach has worked to develop something else as well: a product to help coaches teach football players proper hand positioning. The BearClaw is a small, high-density polyethylene board with hand grips cut into it that replaces old-fashioned, heavy football sleds. The device is used primarily for offensive and defensive linemen drills.
An ulnar claw , also known as claw hand , or ' spinster's claw ' is a deformity or an abnormal attitude of the hand that develops due to ulnar nerve damage causing paralysis of the lumbricals. A claw hand presents with a hyperextension at the metacarpophalangeal joints and flexion at the proximal and distal interphalangeal joints of the 4th and 5th fingers. The patients with this condition can make a full fist but when they extend their fingers, the hand posture is referred to as claw hand. The ring- and little finger can usually not fully extend at the proximal interphalangeal joint PIP. This can be commonly confused with the " hand of benediction or pope's blessing", which is caused by proximal at elbow level median nerve damage.
Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by performers to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. This article covers the various pins, stretches and transition holds used in the ring. Some wrestlers use these holds as their finishing maneuvers, often nicknaming them to reflect their character or persona. Moves are listed under general categories whenever possible.