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#1 OFFLINE   Sybersnott

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 03:47 PM

I think Wanna can back me up on this, since I am beginning to see a trend here.

On your very first post to this forum, PLEASE introduce yourself and tell us about what your doing in terms of grip training, what your interests are in terms of grip strength, and what you want to get out of this forum. You can also include other information that might be revelant, such as height, weight, age, etc.

Here's an example: On his very first post, I saw a newbie boast about the accomplishments of another member (which we are well aware of), and in the process break a rule of the forum. This led to Wanna locking the topic. I would have like to have known something more about the newbie as well.

OTOH, I read another first post from another newbie and he went into detail about who he was, what his training background was, and what he wanted to do in terms of grip - THEN he asked a question about his routine. IMHO, this is the way it should be.

Newbies that lurk before posting are good too. It means that they are gathering a consensus of the forum, and are cautious to ask a question here that has been asked about a million times! :D

O.K., I'll get off my soapbox now... :rolleyes
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#2 OFFLINE   Rekx

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 04:34 PM

My name is Adam and I have a grip addiction.

Just kidding...I think that is a great idea Snott.

#3 OFFLINE   isaac

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 07:44 PM

Well I've posted a little here, but yall probably don't know me yet. Except for people like sybersnott that post on FI.
any way, about me:
I'm 16 weigh around 140-145, I'm mainly a powerlifter.
I can close the #2 gripper in my right hand pinch 2 25's bend a 6" length of 1/4 HRS.

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 07:49 PM

sup Isaac glad to see you here

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 07:58 PM

Hey all, my name is Billy. Those of you one the Drsquat forum will know me as Billy W. I'm 24 (25 on may 8th), 5'9", 225lbs.

I've been grip training for a couple weeks now. I got into it after seeing videos by Jedd, Rick, etc. It's addicting. My training is pretty limited now. All i do is barbell holds and variations of holds, and pinch gripping. I'm going to order some coc's soon to work my crush grip.

I am just looking to improve my crushing grip and support grip. Its fun to hold a bar with 5-6 wheels on each side with no straps and people look at you like your nuts. I'm not really into the whole bending thing, but i'm sure if I try, i'll get hooked.

The only questions I have (right now) are:
1) what is the millenium dumbbell?
2) what is the "inch"?

thanks guys.

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 08:33 PM

Hi Guys,

My name is Wil They call me Brawler I am an MMA fighter Currently out of commision due to a knee injury. I am also a CFT through the ISSA and in the process of ataining my SSC. I am also A power lifter and interested in doing strongman in the future.

#7 OFFLINE   daniel_lidstrom

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 01:59 AM

Hi all, I'm Daniel and I'm 26 years old. I am a former competitive swimmer, now hooked on grip training. I got my first CoC's (1&2) in july 2003. In november 2003 I could finally close the no. 2, and since then I have been more or less stuck with it. On a good day I can close it quite easily, with each hand.
I had been looking for a place to discuss grip training for some time before I came across the gripboard. Once I emailed Randall Strosses, asking him to put a forum on the IM homepage. Guess he wasn't quite familiar with the idea of a forum though.
My very long-term goal is to be able to come at least near at closing the no. 3. Grip training with the CoC's is not the only training I do though, I am just as much into overall training (powerlifting, running, rowing, etc.).
I really enjoy working out with `garage' equipment. I even made my own set of dumbells one summer, out of concrete and paint buckets. Unfortunately they only weigh 15kg and are just too large.
I hope I learn a lot from the gripboard, and get inspired by all the amazing feats by the regulars here. I can't imagine what kind of strength is required for ripping a deck of cards. My pb is 15 cards (and improving :-).

Thanks!

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 04:27 AM

HI Guys, Lyle, I'm a Paramedic, and I've done Strenght training for 15 years "off and on ". lately been interested in strongman and highland games, grip has always been an interest.

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 05:12 AM

Hey hey

my name is Jim, I'm 22, 5'8", $1.60.

I've weightlifted for several years and have always been interested in bodyweight conditioning/tricks, so I was lucky enough to join a gymnastics troupe my last two years of college. Now I have an uncanny ability to hold a handstand anywhere :D
Now that it's sunny and I've got more free time, I've started rock climbing as well. Incredible finger workout.

While training for a one arm chin, I came across an article talking about the ironmind grippers. Another internet search brought me to Bender's page, then to the gripboard!

I love working my grippers, block weights, sledge, pinch, tearing, and bending. Goals include the #3, #4, blob, 60D, tearing a phonebook and pack of cards, and rolling a frying pan - but simply increasing my hand strength has been a blast so far.

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 09:51 AM

Chris, 23years old, 5'10 185lbs , AD military stationed in Hawaii origionally from Boston.
I've been lifting weights off and on since high school, but never really been dedicated to lifting until recently. Dinosaur training has changed my whole way of thinking and now I'm a rookie "Dino". I've always loved strongman so I hope to put on a few lbs and compete soon. Been training grip seriously since Jan of this year and now I'm hooked. Ive been reading everything strength related and studying the gripboard trying to soak up as much info as possible. One day I WILL be a "grip legend" on here.
My current best are: #2 gripper each hand, dl 35lb blockweight w/10lbs added, Im blue nail (closing in on 60d) and have been mastering the 8lb sledge.
short term goals (12months) close #3 gripper, bend 6" grade 5 bolt, dl my homemade 64lb blockweight( 4" wide 8" tall solid steel). I have so many other goals, but those are the ones I'm trying to concentrate on.
Thank you to everyone for helping so much and keeping me motivated (even though you might not know you are doing it). It is an honor to be in the company of those who have accomplished so much!
-CHRIS

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 11:10 AM

I too have lurked for quite some time and dropped a post or question or two here and there but have offered no official introduction.
The names Matt...another guy from the drsquat forum. I am 19 and a thrower on a track team. Only recently have I started training grip though it was a casual interest of mine for a while, though the addiction has set in fast. Been into powerlifting/weightlifting/bodybuilding for a while. umm...only really training crush right now but am expanding over the summer.

Like the forums a lot.

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 01:13 PM

Hello. I have lurked here on and off for a long time. I am 6' 231#. The Dragondoor forum led me here and to Ironmind for my CoC T and #1.

My grip training restarted on 3/13 as assistance to kettlebell lifting and because it's just a lot of fun :)

MY goals for 2004 are close a #3 and get certified as Mash Monster. I would also like bend a blue nail. I would also like to get together with other grip addicts in the DFW area for a little fun.
Thanks!
Jeff

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 01:55 PM

Hello


My name is Peter 34 year old from Finland 185 cm tall,weight about 90kg,been weightlifting on/off for 12 years just to keep fit not for strenght,PB benchpr 100kg,squat 125kg ,deadl 150 kg.Did buy my first gripper 4 weeks ago coc#1
could close it on first try 2times right hand 1 left ,now 10 and 8 times.
Hope to close #3 someday, just ordered #2.

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 04:41 PM

I got started training grip about 2 months ago. I have closed the #2 and another one my buddy has I don't know it's official name it just says heavy grip 250. I'm 22 yrs. old 6'2" 205. My immediate goal is to close the #3, then move on to the RT. I've had 2 recent surgeries on my shoulder so I can't go full speed in the weight room. My BUDDY, "Too Tall" introdued me to grip training and it was great to be able to walk in the weight room and be able to go at something full speed again. I haven't made many posts, lately I have just been reviewing all of the old posts, and taking in all the help I can.

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 08:57 PM

The only questions I have (right now) are:
1) what is the millenium dumbbell?
2) what is the "inch"?

The "Inch" refers to the oldtime strongman by the same name - Thomas Inch.

Inch had a dumbbell made, and it had a thick grip. He noticed that it was very hard to lift and while touring, challenged men from all over to see if they could lift it. As the story goes, Inch claimed that he himself could clean and press overhead the 172 pound DB.

The Millenium Dumbbell is a bigger version of the Inch.

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 10:43 PM

Hi all. My name is Rob from Medina, Ohio.I'm 28 ( 29 May 20th), 5'11" 275 lbs.
Powerlifted from 13-24 years old then got married and started having kids so I slacked off a bit, a lot actually. Got my life settled down the begining of this year and bought some kettlebells and grippers, now I'm hooked. My bests on grippers since starting the end of Feb. are Filed #2 both hands and SM right hand. Expanding my collection of tools so I can train all aspects of grip strength. My goals are certify on #3 then see how it goes from there. Lift the blob. Lift the "Inch", and deadlift 220 on the RT. Also my hands are both about 7 9/16"

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Posted 05 May 2004 - 02:35 AM

Hello
My Name is Dan. Im a 27 year old, 179cm tall and 96Kg small Swede from Umea. I have been strengt training for 10 years now but have only been doing grip for about 1.5-2 years. My short-term goal is to close my #3 wich I barely can get to parallell, or at least close my friends #3(missed it by 1mm). Long term goal is to be strong enough to compete in Löddeköpinge Gripchallenge and of course to close the #4.

Grip realated records
Grippers
HG300 rigth hand.
RB210 left hand.

2 handed pinch
60Kg

V-bar
117,5Kg rigth hand.
110-115 left hand.

Edit: I do 2-5 grip workouts/10 days. 1 big workout with lots of grippers, pinch, wristroller, platecurls and more. The rest are small workouts with only 3-6 set grippers.

Edited by Honn, 05 May 2004 - 02:39 AM.


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Posted 05 May 2004 - 01:18 PM

Hi Sybersnott! you know me from Fi, I am just browsing the board!

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Posted 05 May 2004 - 06:51 PM

I have done some posting but never formerly introduced myself. I'm an 18 YO. 5'11". Powerlifter/former football player/Newb gripper and MMA student. I just ordered my first grippers about a month ago. I can close the trainer for many reps and the #1 once in both hands. Long term goals would be to rep a #3, plate pinch 3 25's, and lift the inch. I also have a training log in the training forum. I also post at Dr.Squat as John Shanks.

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 06:48 AM

Hey guys, my name's Rick Heidebrecht. I've been lurking for a while, just haven't posted yet. I'm 25 and I started working out back when I was 17. I started off training for bodybuilding but quickly realized that wasn't my thing so I switched to powerlifting. After that I moved on to strongman, briefly, before I finally got hooked on armwrestling which is now (and probably for some time to come) my sport of choice. Armwrestling got me going on my grip and wrist strength, and when I started reading the gripboard, I picked up on bending too. Very informative and inspiring stuff here.

Rick H.