Joe, why is it only now you believe 300 is possible on the 2HP?
Mainly due to Brain Shaw's pinching feats just recently displayed.
I heard Paul Knight say with my own ears that it would be impossible to lift a Legacy 50
with the thumb on the bulged side. Now you have Brian Shaw upping the game to an even
more impressive (otherwise thought impossible) blob.
Then you have guys like Denis Cheplenkov who seemingly has enormous strength in his hands
and I've been told by my Russian friends that his pinching strength is nearly unbelievable but yet
he's known for his AW'ing poweress and unknown for his grip strength.
IMO, I believe this generation will live to see a #300 2HP. Several years ago on a similar thread David Horne said
it would be quite some time before we witness a 260 2HP. Now you have a relative newcomer holding the current world record.
The biggest reason is the shear number of people walking around on the planet (7 billion+) and we assume that only a small percentage
of men can 2HP 250+ and label it freakish. I used to think this way as well but I now think differently.
I also don't agree 100% with jvance in that these guys have been training their grip for some time. My son Cody is a prime example
of which I know first hand because he lived with us most of his adult life until about a year ago. Cody doesn't train his grip by any stretch
of the imagination as what we would consider training grip. He simply tests his strength every now and then and it's always a notch up from his
previous test and at times by a large margin. I know of hardly anyone that has jumped nearly 10 lbs. on rated grippers in 5 weeks. Cody indeed has
done it and with not just myself as a witness. Did he train grippers? No! he tests himself every now and then and that's it folks. He just has grip strength! My other son, Shane in comparison he lifts weights on a regular basis as does Cody but his grip is nowhere near what Cody posses.
Cody trains like a bodybuilder. He doesn't train grippers. He doesn't train hubs. He doesn't train pinch yet his numbers are right up there with what
we are calling world class. Do we suggest his grip strength is from the carry over of his weight lifting? I would ask why my other son does not see similar results with his grip strength. You tell me! Lastly, I've begged Cody to train his grip on regular basis and he has no interest in training his grip. He simply tests his grip strength occasionally.
Great thread going here!!!