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Posted by mudhutmasher on 03 January 2013 - 03:54 PM
Posted by climber511 on 21 December 2012 - 10:20 AM
I now believe the earth really will end today. Not because of the Mayans but because of what I accomplished in my workout today. Now I know - and everyone who knows me (the anti gripper guy) knows my feeling on grippers and the whole "setting" train wreck discussion etc etc. I have been a long time (and nearly lone voice) for choker closes as a measure of your plain ole strength of "closing" grippers. And please don't use this post to argue sets as I don't care. Today I accomplished a long time goal of closing a COC #4 - in a choker with the handles set to exactly parallel - so please don't think I'm saying I am a #4 closer - which of course I am NOT. But I am pretty happy about it!
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Posted by Cannon on 10 July 2012 - 08:46 AM
My wife and I are opening an online store for grippers and eventually other equipment. You'll see much more about this in the coming weeks! Warren's order delivery will likely determine timing on the grand opening.
We're very excited about this and I think you guys will be as well.
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Posted by gm1swm on 24 October 2012 - 05:49 PM
From the first gripper up until now, Matt has been a stand up guy. He has even assisted and bent over backwards to help me find a particular rated gripper...hence the buyout of 3.5s.
He has earned my business and my respect not only as a businessman but also as someone I seek advice from.
I am hopefully going to break ground with grip strength amongst the military by submitting an article about grip training to the Navy Times, a well-read newspaper published for Navy and Marine Corps service members. In it, I've plugged the grip board, Matt's store, iron mind, and fat Gripz.
Lets hope it gets published, Matt gets swamped with business, and hundreds of new grip board members join the quest to have ignorant hand strength!
Also...just chest crushed the lvl 9. For those of you that are close to closing it or have closed it, I salute you!
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Posted by earl on 09 November 2012 - 01:22 PM
You allowed your over-sized ego, overt narcissism, and young age to filter everything friendly and complimentary out of the previous replies to what was once a very impressive lift. And please note my use of the word once, which indicated the lift became less and less impressive following each of your replies.
And by the way, the lift you're planning to post next as some sort of implied revenge may not get as many views as you wish. Therefore, be a man and make it right with your words first.
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Posted by mudhutmasher on 21 February 2013 - 07:55 PM
thought id take this time to praise Jason Sadamski (the link through Wades gripper super store for an inch db) on my dealings with him in purchasing an inch db replica. as we all know, an inch db is a fairly big investment as far as training tools go.. my main concern with purchasing one was the fact that you cant just walk in your local sports store and buy one.. you have to deal with and trust someone you dont know with your money, online, through a personal email, and in a whole nother state.. not a very ideal situation when making a somewhat large purchase in my opinion. but, from the first email i sent Jason in regards to the bell, he was more than kind in answering all questions and concerns i had as far as pricing, payment method, shipping, expected delivery, etc. we traded emails 6 or 7 times and he responded rather quickly to every email i sent. i was worried after i sent payment i wouldnt hear from him.. (for no real reason other than my own skepticism) but i was wrong.. he immediately got shipping arranged, and emailed me with a tracking number and an ETA of the bell.
also, on the shipping, since it was shipped freight, and to a bussiness address, it was MUCH cheaper than a residence delivery, and arrived to me 2 days from the time of payment. ALSO very cool!
not trying to solicit, but based off my dealings with Jason, id highly recommend going through him for your inch db if your looking to buy one. id like to also mention, that during or trade of emails, he mentioned having a barn fire and losing some livestock.. so even with him having crazy stuff go down, it didnt slow him up in getting the bell to me the least bit. i am VERY impressed.
Much thanks Jason!
below is video of unboxing (or unbanding, rather) my new inch.
i know.. i know.. im gonna need to work on this one.
..so here goes some negs.
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Posted by Juha Harju on 24 September 2012 - 01:15 PM
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Posted by wvhills on 02 May 2013 - 01:16 AM
Got pretty pumped watching Tommy's No Set vid so I decided to give mine a try. I was shooting for 8 clean closes but 7 will have to do for tonight. Hope you guys enjoy.
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Posted by Paul Savage on 02 February 2013 - 06:11 AM
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Posted by 1stCoC on 15 January 2013 - 06:11 AM
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Posted by odin on 26 November 2012 - 04:31 AM
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Posted by Teemu I on 09 November 2012 - 03:14 AM
But nothing brought up so far to discredit the close is as clear, transparent and credible as the close that Kinney does on video.
List of things I would list as irrelevant in this discussion:
- Squats: like someone already said peoples definition of squats can vary more than grippers. Plus squats don't have much to do with closing grippers anyway.
- Weights Kinney may or may not have used on grip machines (and squats). It is now well established in this thread that grip machines and grippers are different.
- "Monster" grippers and secret exercises: might be just a DVD-marketing trick that would in no way be different to any other strength DVD/equipment marketing out there, money gets sane people to endorse and advertise a LOT crazier things such as "balance bracelets".
- Letters: how easy it is to discredit almost anyone through skilled writing (and unfriendly motives)? Is there a way to be sure that these letters in fact exist? If they do exist, can anyone be sure they are authentic? If they are authentic, does the person who wrote these tell the truth?
- "Convincing" PM's some seem to receive. What does anyone have to hide? In my mind these are just whispers in the dark from unnamed persons.
- Story of the lost & found gripper: where does this originate from? Who was the first to bring this up and why? What connection does this story have to clear #4 video close?
- Story of Kinney not closing grippers when asked to do so by some guy visiting him. If such thing happened it doesn't proof anything that would speak for Joe or against him. If you dropped by my house today I can tell you that I can get the #3 to only parallel no set (normally able to no set it for reps) as yesterday's Rolling Thunder workout has trashed my grip properly. So my #3 certification must be fake right?
I will repeat myself and say that it would be really interesting to hear what actual proof is there that Kinney did not close a legit #4. Explanations that are not transparent and go more along the lines of "some of us know more about this than most but we will not share the full details" are certainly not satisfactory.
From my part, this is nothing personal or emotional as I don't have anything personal against anyone on this board. I am not questioning anyone's intelligence, education etc. That is not my "game". I may have missed something here but I am honestly trying to look at this objectively. I say trying because I can't elevate myself to be any better (less subjective) than anyone else.
I can say I would be disappointed to learn Kinney faked the #4 close. But I would accept it if actual proof was provided.
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Posted by cemery on 27 August 2012 - 11:30 AM
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Posted by Chez on 09 April 2013 - 08:06 AM
Last night was amazing. Light Legs and...................GRIPPERS! My gripper strength was off the charts. Everything felt super easy and I had to keep checking to make sure I grabbed the right gripper and not an easier one. The leg work was extremely light because I tweaked my knee a few weeks ago on squats and wanted to ease my way back into them.
I left my notes at home but I'm pretty sure I remember everything because I was on such an adrenaline high. I'll correct it later if anything is wrong. The only thing that might be off are the warm up grippers which isn't a big deal.
Grippers - All reps parallel or wider
COC # 1 = 8 reps
COC # 2 = 5 reps
COC # 2.5 = 3 reps
Original COC #3 = 1 rep
RB 330N = 1 rep
Medium BBE = 1 rep
Hard BBE = 1 rep
179.7 lb COC #3.5 = 1 rep. Dominated from a wide set. This is when I knew tonight was going to be a good night.
185.8 lb MM3 Replica = 1 rep. Brand New PR! I couldn't even believe it. I had to make sure it was the right gripper because its wasn't even super hard. Been trying to close this for a while now.
185.8 lb MM3 Replica = 1 rep. This time I got video. See below.
179.7 lb COC #3.5 = Just missed by a hair. Getting Greedy. Time to drop down.
171.5 lb BBE = 4 sets of 2 reps.
COC # 1 = 8 reps
COC # 2 = 5 reps
COC # 2.5 = 3 reps
Original COC #3 = 1 rep
RB 330N = 1 rep
165.3 lb BBE = 1 rep. Pretty easy.
171.5 lb BBE = 1 rep. Nice! Left Hand is feeling strong also
171.5 lb BBE = 1 rep. First time getting 2 straight singles with this gripper lefty.
171.5 lb BBE = Just missed. Time to drop down.
165.3 lb BBE = 1 rep
153 lb COC #3 = 3 reps
149.2 lb COC #3 = 2 sets of 3 reps
45 lbs = 10 reps
135 lbs = 10 reps
175 lbs = 10 reps
205 lbs = 3 sets of 8 reps
135 lbs = 1 set of 15 reps
135 lbs = 3 sets of 8 reps
Here is the second MM3 Replica close: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=3W3G6DF8T6U
Note: I signed up for the MM4. Its time to rock and roll.
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Posted by Chez on 29 March 2013 - 09:00 PM
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Posted by jmatney on 01 February 2013 - 06:01 PM
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Posted by John Beatty on 27 January 2013 - 11:36 AM
Did this Jan 21, on my 46th birthday. DL 460 (actually 465, I'm not sure I own 2.5 lb plates), for 46 reps. Done in 3 sets. 16, 16, 14. Took 20 min for my heart rate & breathing to return to normal. Plan to do this through 500 x 50 for my 50th. Then something less retarded, I suppose.
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