First, I wish Randall the best of health. I am a firm believer that squats cure almost everything, but this retina is an exception to the rule. Please be careful and follow the advice of your doctors.
Second, Congrats on a great hub performance, Mike. That is a big pull, and done in a contest, no less.
Third, if Randall doesn't know if it was an official #4 cert attempt, and the judge of the attempt doesn't know if it was an official attempt, then who does know? Can you imagine if he did close the #4? What then? The legend of Joe Kinney would pale in comparison.
Maybe this will be an excuse not to try to squat at least 140 kg x 20 before turning 62 later this year! Seriously, thank you, but the biggest drag was having to miss almost all of Odd's contest, but LA next year will be even bigger and better.
As for Paul's goal of certifying on the Captains of Crush No. 4 gripper, I continue to wish him well—when he asked in early June about having an attempt at David Horne's contest in August, Paul said he wasn't yet able to close a CoC No. 4 according to the rules (“The #4 with credit card i am yet to master”), but now, a few weeks later and a month out from that contest, I hope that Paul is further along and on track to reach that goal.
On international certification attempts, please be sure to give us a couple of weeks to get the gripper to the referee.
I think it will be next year for me now Randall. My palms have taken a beating after so long doing heavy grippers now (i went well above 4 level recently deep set, the HG500 in video is very heavy) so I'm not actually planning on any gripper training till well after the contest.
Edit - 20 repper squats do cure almost everything
Edited by Paul Savage, 02 July 2013 - 03:26 PM.