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Thanksgripping @ The Spot Athletics

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As some of you already know, J.L. Holdsworth and the rest of the Spot Athletics Staff will be hosting ThanksGripping in at The Spot in Columbus, OH on Saturday Nov. 16th, 2013. All proceeds will go to the wounded warrior project. We are still hammering out details and events, but expect it to be a good time for us grip competitors or and anyone else interested in the strength community. If you're on Facebook, you can search ThanksGripping and find the event page

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Very cool! Keep us all posted on the individual events, please!

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Can't wait. We'll bring a crew

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i hope to attend this. i heard on the grip strength radio podcast them talk about "TBA" events. it may be interesting to keep it a secret till everyone arrives at the facility. either way, i am glad you put this together. columbus has a great strength community and hopefully some newbies will attend along with experienced competitors.

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As some of you already know, J.L. Holdsworth and the rest of the Spot Athletics Staff will be hosting ThanksGripping in at The Spot in Columbus, OH on Saturday Nov. 16th, 2013. All proceeds will go to the wounded warrior project. We are still hammering out details and events, but expect it to be a good time for us grip competitors or and anyone else interested in the strength community. If you're on Facebook, you can search ThanksGripping and find the event page

Luke Rose

Luke - please put me down as a sponsor - I'll bring some little item to give as a prize. Depending I will likely compete as well.

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Have the events been decided yet?

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Events for the 2013 ThanksGripping Contest are....

1. Rolling Thunder-both hands, highest total

2.Anvil Trainer- One hand- most lifted

3. 2 inch pinch block- one hand- most lifted

4. Sledge hammer Quarter Deadlift.- One hand- most inches away from sledge.

5.Medley- Events to be decided shortly. Will have 15 or more events.

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As some of you already know, J.L. Holdsworth and the rest of the Spot Athletics Staff will be hosting ThanksGripping in at The Spot in Columbus, OH on Saturday Nov. 16th, 2013. All proceeds will go to the wounded warrior project. We are still hammering out details and events, but expect it to be a good time for us grip competitors or and anyone else interested in the strength community. If you're on Facebook, you can search ThanksGripping and find the event page

Luke Rose

Luke - please put me down as a sponsor - I'll bring some little item to give as a prize. Depending I will likely compete as well.

Thanks Chris! Hopefully you are able to compete!

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Events for the 2013 ThanksGripping Contest are....

1. Rolling Thunder-both hands, highest total

2.Anvil Trainer- One hand- most lifted

3. 2 inch pinch block- one hand- most lifted

4. Sledge hammer Quarter Deadlift.- One hand- most inches away from sledge.

5.Medley- Events to be decided shortly. Will have 15 or more events.

Are those the Sorinex Anvil trainer and pinch blocks?

What weight sledge will you be using? Full deadlift or to a platform of set height?

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Sounds fun! Hopefully I can get away from school to come up there.

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What time are we starting? I couldn't find anything that said weigh in etc will be at ???

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Events for the 2013 ThanksGripping Contest are....

1. Rolling Thunder-both hands, highest total

2.Anvil Trainer- One hand- most lifted

3. 2 inch pinch block- one hand- most lifted

4. Sledge hammer Quarter Deadlift.- One hand- most inches away from sledge.

5.Medley- Events to be decided shortly. Will have 15 or more events.

Just curious Luke, would you want a Euro device to pinch from instead for record purposes ? I could bring one over. Got plenty of calibrated weights as well. Didn't know if the event would be sanctioned for records or not, Rolling Thunder, etc. Plus I have plenty of odd and end challenge implements you guys would like for the medley if your interested. If I can be of any help let me know.
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Yeah Kody's got some unique grip challenge items... Especially for wide pinch

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Events for the 2013 ThanksGripping Contest are....

1. Rolling Thunder-both hands, highest total

2.Anvil Trainer- One hand- most lifted

3. 2 inch pinch block- one hand- most lifted

4. Sledge hammer Quarter Deadlift.- One hand- most inches away from sledge.

5.Medley- Events to be decided shortly. Will have 15 or more events.

Just curious Luke, would you want a Euro device to pinch from instead for record purposes ? I could bring one over. Got plenty of calibrated weights as well. Didn't know if the event would be sanctioned for records or not, Rolling Thunder, etc. Plus I have plenty of odd and end challenge implements you guys would like for the medley if your interested. If I can be of any help let me know.

Kody,

I know JL has been talking to Jedd about being sanctioned as a NAGS event. The two inch pinch was JL's call. I think he wanted to do the two inch because it will save time, and be more fun for the open division.

As for the grip implements for the medly, let myself or Jl know what you have. That would be a big help.

My email is rose.1056@osu.edu

JL's is jl.holdsworth@hotmail.com

What time are we starting? I couldn't find anything that said weigh in etc will be at ???

We are looking to start at 10am, so weigh ins will be at 9am

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Events for the 2013 ThanksGripping Contest are....

1. Rolling Thunder-both hands, highest total

2.Anvil Trainer- One hand- most lifted

3. 2 inch pinch block- one hand- most lifted

4. Sledge hammer Quarter Deadlift.- One hand- most inches away from sledge.

5.Medley- Events to be decided shortly. Will have 15 or more events.

Are those the Sorinex Anvil trainer and pinch blocks?

What weight sledge will you be using? Full deadlift or to a platform of set height?

Anvil trainer will be the sorinex one, but the 2inch pinch block will be from EliteFTS.

We are using a 12lb sledge for the Pro event as per the NAGS rules for the CHOKE: QUARTER DEADLIFT, per the rules we will be lifting sledge to a 18'' platform.

The 10lb sledge will be used for the open event but with the same rules.

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Is there an on-line entry form for this?

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My Thankgripping plan for tomorrow.

1. Get my butt kicked

2. Set PRs while doing so. (events I have never done in competition so :) )

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Just going to enjoy myself as well. See you all there

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Posting a few of the videos from this weekend.

Sledge Hammer Choke Record:

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Andrew Durniat Medley:


JL Holdsworth Medley:

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Trying to post this next video on a new post so that it doesn't try to edit the last post so you can watch it here. But it keeps messing up...

Inch Dumbbell Rowing

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Lifting Paul Knight's Handle Blob. This si the toughest half-100 York I have ever tried, when lifting it in this manner.

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Posting a few of the videos from this weekend.

Sledge Hammer Choke Record:

24" is serious stuff - you all have to try this to appreciate how hard this is!

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Posting a few of the videos from this weekend.

Sledge Hammer Choke Record:

24" is serious stuff - you all have to try this to appreciate how hard this is!

My best is 17" 24 is Crazy!

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My last bit of footage. The 2" Block 1 Hand Pinch. Not sure if I won this event or what. I was right in it at the end, but JL might have gotten me. I could not get the grip I wanted because the device was too small for me and I had to angle my hand or else my middle finger would hook under the block.

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