From The Ashes......resurrecting My Grip
Posted 04 September 2014 - 12:35 PM
Posted 05 September 2014 - 06:40 AM
Lifting last night went very well bench press for 8 sets of 5 with last 5 sets at 250-255 for me was the best I had done in probably 2 years. Squats 8 sets of three following . The gals and guys did well with some smooth rep set deadlifts.
Big time Thompson protocol stretching and neck traction as well.
I warmed up and motored through nutcracker type grippers both right and left handed for my original plan of a one set rep warmup and then 7 singles at a hard gripper . Results were very good with most top attempts going below 1/4".
Posted 05 September 2014 - 11:18 AM
We talked" training" the way the hands interact, and how they should be trained. He attributed much of his power from the thick handled accessory bars he has always used in his training.
His recent 405x10 in the incline with 440x7 and 500 x3 certainly show as evidenced by his relaxed shoulder width measured front and back at 28" with a steel tape. Pictures were taken as well. A fun , informative, afternoon.
Posted 05 September 2014 - 12:28 PM
Posted 06 September 2014 - 07:40 AM
Posted 10 September 2014 - 07:03 AM
In my travels my phone is in dead areas so I had to catch up on the sterling second attempt Big Rich tried 11pm the other night . He was well warmed up after workout and took the second Sapporo can he had and on a beautifully done clear video no set ,one handed arm away from body in one mighty squeeze ! Crushed a Saporro can nearly flat. Amazing to see sides touching! That might be the men's winner unless another stouthearted grip monster gives it a go. Amazing power in the video!
Posted 11 September 2014 - 06:52 AM
See you at the gym tonight!
Posted 12 September 2014 - 07:04 AM
Good to see the young bucks still training hard with Johnny benching 235x6 and Hundo slapping up 315 x8 ..... 300 and 400 singles just around the corner for them. Even Ms Sonya with her new "do" came in with her game face and benched 100 x6 so a 135 single is in the nearby stars for her as well. Clark took a quick leave after arm curls and as he tiptoed out I asked what was the problem with " no squats"? He mumbled something about his new girlfriend......what ,is SHE going to do them for him? Man up!lol
Posted 12 September 2014 - 10:07 AM
Richard, I was wondering where I could find more info on the Thompson stretching protocol and shoulder rehab stuff? Been having a heck of a time with mine.
Posted 12 September 2014 - 11:15 AM
He does group seminars , has a gym that is self teaching by his methods, he has quite a bit of You Tube info up I would guess, and takes on clients on "a time spent "basis. There are a regular flow of top nfl athletes visiting him.
In a nut shell,... ALL we do compresses and tightens the body, to re align, gain mobility , "open up those weak secret places"and have a passive self aligning de-load is the key. The hips , hamstring neck and shoulders being the top areas for problems. To relax the muscles and have properly placed body stretched by bands while opening and shifting the joints is the key. In this case it would take years to learn it all but at any cost to learn half a dozen moves will erase pain and add years to your active life and pounds to your lifts.
Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:20 AM
I will change training day to Wednesday and Friday this week. I will take my stretch bands with me and have a mobile Sorinex, rack ,bench ,rig at the hunt camp to keep moving along.
Excited to attend the AOBS strongman dinner on Oct 11, in Newark NJ.
Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:36 AM
Posted Today, 07:09 AM
Training today and stretching to keep my edge. Tomorrow as well devoted to back arms and grip.