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#21 OFFLINE   Mikael Siversson

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:15 PM

Agree with others here, the gripper close was great but the axle pull is extremely impressive.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:15 PM

Paul, can you mms a ghp 9?

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:30 PM

That slow ccs looks like Joe Kinneys coc4 close, serious vice like power there.

Keep the videos coming Paul, you could easily certify on a 3.5.

 

Yeah except Paul actually closed the gripper.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:00 PM

WOW! Man that's very impressive.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:56 AM

Cheers guys

 

I can't mms the ghp 9 i have i don't think, it's pretty crazy, have not tried any others. As for RT, it was never a fav of mine, always sucked at it. Managed to get upto 105kg each hand 3-4 years back. Have not tried it since. That and europinch were always my worse ones, for whatever reason i torn my skin each and every time i used the euro setup.



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 03:51 AM

I would say: Physical badass. :bow  those three feats just are insanely strong.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:36 PM

Great lifting Paul !!
I'd say you are one of the strongest handed men on the planet ! Well done !

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:09 AM

Paul have you cobsidered certufing on anu ghp gripper? Starting at 7 and 8. Or even mashmonster.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:15 AM

Thanks Chris - for you your just one of the strongest men on the planet!

Maybe in the future, i'm not sure. HG500 is the only other cert i've wanted apart from COC4.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:58 PM

Very strong Paul! The #3.5 was amazing!!!



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:00 PM

Got a little excited for the axle :/ sorry! Got a question on this guys, even though I'm capable of touching my fingers on the axle i find I'm stronger when i don't, instead i grip it the same as i would an inch dumbbell, so my thumb is side ways and my fingers go to the side of where my thumbs are. Is this a normal grip or do you think i have a weak thumb??

 

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Paul - I've been struggling with the same thing.  If I put my thumb over my middle or index finger nail when the bar rotates the thumb slips off and ends up sideways on the bar.  My thumb is effectively taken out of the lift.  The Inch is big enough and a different angle so I can squeeze tight with my thumb - not so on the axle.  I think this is why my axle is so pathetic compared to my Rolling Thunder or Inch Dumbell strength.  Are you compensating on the axle by trying to flex your wrist?  My thumb in this position makes it really hard to stop the rotation.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:22 AM

Wade - is your left as strong on an inch or no? I am doing a couple different things, or at least trying to. I work my thumbs into the groove just like a two hand pinch, then i try to snap the bar putting pressure from side of knuckle, then with the end of my thumbs i'm trying to keep them curled up as hard as possible. I'm not particularly trying to wrist curl the bar towards me with finger pressure just help keep it from escaping 'the lock' of my thumbs.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:55 AM

AMAZING feats Paul!

 

I know what you meant with your question but asking if you thought you had a weak thumb was hilarious?

 

One doesn't DL nearly #500 on an axle and posses a weak thumb!

 

Congrats bro!!!



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:17 AM

Wade - is your left as strong on an inch or no? I am doing a couple different things, or at least trying to. I work my thumbs into the groove just like a two hand pinch, then i try to snap the bar putting pressure from side of knuckle, then with the end of my thumbs i'm trying to keep them curled up as hard as possible. I'm not particularly trying to wrist curl the bar towards me with finger pressure just help keep it from escaping 'the lock' of my thumbs.

My left isn't quite as strong with the inch but it's close.  I think I understand what you are saying.  I've tried similar things.  I think I will start training with my thumb starting on the side and forget about trying to keep it in a more normal position. I actually think the issue I have with axle weights not being on par with my other thick bar is because my thumb is strong - not weak - but with the axle it's much harder to use my thumb strength. 



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:50 AM

Cheers joe - i meant relatively weak

I have always thought my thumbs could be stronger wade, so maybe it is a bit of different strengths. Think about it though, if you try it normal grip, it breaks your grip then you wind up in another position and make the lift from there, how could you possibly be as strong as if you had not just got your grip broke? That be like failing a deadlift then instantly trying to rack pull the weight wouldnt it. May as well start from your strongest position an really get it in tight before the lift. <My thinking anyway


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