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#1 OFFLINE   Anthony C.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:51 PM

Okay, so that was a joke.  But seriously, I lurk around the Gripboard on a daily basis and figured it would be a good idea to be able to log my routine down somewhere besides the free journal app I use on my phone.  Been lifting for quite a number of years now, but only grip training for about 2 months.  So here goes nothing!


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:54 PM

Did legs and shoulders yesterday

 

Seated dumbell presses 7x65, 12x55

Dumbell Laterals with 1 second pauses at the top 12x20, 10x20

Rear db raises lying facedown on incline bench 13x15, 12x15

 

Conventional Squats One rep sets

225

245

275

305

325

 

Sumo Squats

10x245

 

Farmers Walks (long distance...no idea how long though)

80s, 95s

 

Farmers Walks with fat grips

4 sets with 50s



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:33 AM

Okay, so that was a joke.  But seriously, I lurk around the Gripboard on a daily basis and figured it would be a good idea to be able to log my routine down somewhere besides the free journal app I use on my phone.  Been lifting for quite a number of years now, but only grip training for about 2 months.  So here goes nothing!

However if you manage to crush the blob somewhere in the future I guess you've definitely set the standard for the new generation  :)  Wanna race?  :ph34r:

 

All the best with your quest here. 


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:27 PM

 

Okay, so that was a joke.  But seriously, I lurk around the Gripboard on a daily basis and figured it would be a good idea to be able to log my routine down somewhere besides the free journal app I use on my phone.  Been lifting for quite a number of years now, but only grip training for about 2 months.  So here goes nothing!

However if you manage to crush the blob somewhere in the future I guess you've definitely set the standard for the new generation  :)  Wanna race?  :ph34r:

 

All the best with your quest here. 

 

Hahaha, I would buy the BB Hercules and destroy that too!  Thanks for the support, I really appreciate it man.



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 01:33 PM

Trained Grip today and here's what I got:

 

Warm up: 20x store bought gripper, 16xSport, 8xSport, 4xTrainer, 1x COC 1

 

Work Sets:

RIght Hand MMS: 8 x BB Super Advanced, COC 2 Attempt and Miss, 2.8x GHP 4, Almost 1 with GHP 4

Left Hand MMS: 2 x BB Super Advanced, 2 forced reps COC 2, Almost 1 with GHP 4

 

Right Hand CCS 17x GHP 3, almost 9 reps x COC 1.5

Left Hand CCS 9x GHP 3 almost 5 reps 1.5

 

Bottom Two fingers

Right hand 6ximtug4, 5ximtug4

Left Hand Almost 4 reps imtug 4, 3ximtug4

 

Ironmind Hub lifts

Right Hand 10x15pounds, 6x25 pounds, 8x25 pounds

Left 5x25, 3x25

 

One wicked wrist roller 8 rolls up and down with 25 pounds (arms straight down)

 

Holy crap those Hub lifts are no joke.  My forearm was on fire doing them.  I was feeling okay and thought today was the day to crush the No. 2, so I ripped it out of the package (just got one from Cannon) and gave it a shot and failed lol.  Here is the video:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=-9OeRr7g3CA



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 02:25 PM

Back biceps

Sumo deadlifts
10x225
10x265
Fat grips 5x155 5x155

Pull ups
25
Fat grips 7

Cable rows strict
10x180
With rope for face pulls 9x120

Chin ups 15

Standing db curl 6x35
Hammer. Db curls with fat grips 4x35 4x35

Holy hell those fat grips are good. Forced me to bite down for dear life and cuts my weights in half. For the money theyre probably the best grip/forearm tool out there

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 04:14 AM

Chest triceps yesterday

Db flat bench 11x85
Db incline bench 7x80
Incline hammerstrength press 9x 2plates plus 5 each side
Bodyweight dips 14, 12, 9
Push ups with feet on bench 20, 12
Cable pushdown 9x90

While it may seem like i'm doing one set per some exercise, i train where the last work set is the one i count because it is the only set i go to true failure on. I do this because i have a demanding job during the day and find that my nervous system gets fried very easily if i go balls out with every set.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 02:21 PM

Grip today Saturday Oct 19

 

Beefbuilder Grip Machine

4 warm up sets

Work Sets:

Right Hand 10x55, 3x80, 3x80, Static Hold with 80 (pretty long hold, didn't time but over 30 seconds)

Left Hand 10x50, 2x70, 3x70, Static Hold with 80 (slightly less time than right hand)

 

Ironmind Hub Lifts

Right Hand 6x26.25, 9x25, 2x26.25

Left Hand 3x26.25, 5x25, 1x25

 

One wicked wrist roller

9 rolls up and down 26.25 pounds

 

I feel like i've been overtraining the grippers lately so I did some work with my grip machine.  From my research here it seems a lot of guys do better with grippers when they train them less and I don't seem to be an exception to that rule.  The hub lifts are so awesome...didn't realize the change of a pound would make such a difference.  Next time I am going to use a tupperware container with some water in it that I measure on a food scale and add that to the loading pin for very very slight increases (ounces instead of pounds).  Hands feel good, not overtrained.  Gonna make another go at the Number 2 soon.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:11 PM

I'll follow this closely!

I started around coc1,5 too and it took me around 2 years of trial and error to finally get the coc3 closed.

My gains in grippers come much slower than other exercises like steel bending.

 

What got me the best results in grippers was after talking to Paul Knight on facebook:

File down the handle on a gripper below your goalgripper and do overcrushes.

Train your thumb with a ponyclamp or a TTK to get that thumbpad bigger and stronger.

Chokers on your max gripper and explode into it.

Train the finger extensors to even out the strength balance in your arm. Helps avoid injuries and prevents losing strength gains due to imbalances.

Do attempts on your goalgripper and cheat it closed if you miss. Always cheat close if you miss.

High reps dont help 1rm in grippers. Most guys agree on this.

 

Good luck and have fun!

You will get that coc2 soon and in a near future it will be one of your warmup grippers.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 04:38 PM

I'll follow this closely!
I started around coc1,5 too and it took me around 2 years of trial and error to finally get the coc3 closed.
My gains in grippers come much slower than other exercises like steel bending.
 
What got me the best results in grippers was after talking to Paul Knight on facebook:
File down the handle on a gripper below your goalgripper and do overcrushes.
Train your thumb with a ponyclamp or a TTK to get that thumbpad bigger and stronger.
Chokers on your max gripper and explode into it.
Train the finger extensors to even out the strength balance in your arm. Helps avoid injuries and prevents losing strength gains due to imbalances.
Do attempts on your goalgripper and cheat it closed if you miss. Always cheat close if you miss.
High reps dont help 1rm in grippers. Most guys agree on this.
 
Good luck and have fun!
You will get that coc2 soon and in a near future it will be one of your warmup grippers.


Thank you sir! I appreciate you taking the time out to share some wisdom with me. This is good stuff. I've been thinking about asking for a ttk from my girlfriend for my bday coming up but i'm not sure i have the room in my apartment lol. May have to go with imtugs.

Question...how do you guys file your grippers? Benchgrinder or using a steel file?
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Posted 19 October 2013 - 07:08 PM

Good to see you started a training log, its a great tool! Goodluck;)

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 07:16 PM

Just depends what you got, if you have a bench grinder sure. If not a file
will do, Just gotta use some elbow grease.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:32 AM

Good to see you started a training log, its a great tool! Goodluck;)

Just depends what you got, if you have a bench grinder sure. If not a file
will do, Just gotta use some elbow grease.


Thanks a lot brother it's good to be here. Nice, I brought my 1.5 to work with me today and when everyone clears out i'm gonna shave it down a little on our benchgrinder.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:18 AM

Nice it will realy help
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:42 AM

Watch it how you file it, you can destroy it too :) Dont go too deep to start with.

File it down some and train on it a few times then file some more and train some more. Keep it up until coc2 goes SMASHY SMASHY.


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:43 PM

Watch it how you file it, you can destroy it too :) Dont go too deep to start with.

File it down some and train on it a few times then file some more and train some more. Keep it up until coc2 goes SMASHY SMASHY.

Yes sir lol I read that it's best to keep filing as you get stronger.  That's what I'll do!



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:47 PM

Sunday Shoulders and Legs:

 

Seated overhead Dumbell presses

11x65, 15x50

 

Dumbell Lateral Raise with one second pause at top

14x20, 10x20

 

Facedown on Incline bench db laterals

17x15, 9x20

 

Barbell Squats

12x270

 

Barbell hip thrusts

15x185

15x225

10x275

 

Sumo Squats on Smith Machine

5x2plates +25 on each side

 

Hip adduction

20x295

 

Rotator cuff work

Also did 5 sets of extensors with expand your hand bands

 

Great workout.  Like I said before, I do a lot of sets per exercise, but only really log down the one true work set.  It's so much easier on my joints to train this way, and with 3800 calories a day, I do gain size and strength.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 03:20 PM

Well today was a big day for me in grip training.  I finally closed the No. 2!  Here is today's action:

 

Grip/Cardio

 

Right Hand: 30xstore gripper, 15xS, 12xS, 5XT, 1x1

Work: 1xNo.2, 1x2, 1x2, 1xHG250, 3.9xghp4 supersetted with 12xghp3

 

Left Hand: 30xstore gripper, 10xS, 10xS, 5xT, 1x1

Work: 1xGHP4, 1xGHP4, .9xGHP4, 1XBB Super advanced, 5x1.5 supersetted with 5xGHP3

 

Pinky and Ring finger closes:

Right Hand: 20x IMTUG4, 18xIMTUG4

Left: 9xIMTUG4, 9xIMTUG4

 

Dynamic Pinch work with both thumbs on Ivanko Super Gripper:

5.8x Notches 9,11  8x9,12  6x9,12 6x9,12

 

One wicked wrist roller: 10 rolls up and down with 26.25 pounds.

 

Cardio 20 minutes rope skipping

 

Excellent workout.  It's been quite a while since I worked with grippers and the time away from them was just what I needed.  It felt so awesome to finally close the No. 2 today, and it was a confident close too.  I also tried out the HG250 for the first time today....I'd say it was slightly easier than my number 2, probably because of the more narrow spread.  Which was actually delightful to set with my girly hands.  Can't celebrate for too long now..I have more grippers waiting to be closed.  RB180, COC 2.5, GHP5, BB Master (feels harder than my 2) and a ridiculous double stamped no.2 from before the GR8 springs came out.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:07 PM

The 2 is a milestone bro congrat!

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:31 PM

The 2 is a milestone bro congrat!


Thanks man! Your advice helped me get there!