After taking a few years off from grip I'm back to training again. Battled injuries for a number of years but finally feel at least well enough to push it a little bit. I have been doing some stuff for about a month but will attempt to be alittle more structured in regards to grip stuff. I also coach Little League baseball which could complicate my ability to attend the contest but confident I can figure something out.
Contest date is May 10th. Current weight is 200 so will be competing in the 205 class.
1. Grippers: Current 158 Elite Goal is top 3 93kg class 163+
My gripper strength stayed decent considering a long time off. I didn't use a set block so will have to get used to that but feel pretty good considering. I have no chance of catching Paul Knights 187+ but would love to be top 3 in my class. I think its a reasonable goal.
2. Axle: Current 304x3, 326x1, 350xmiss Goal is #1 in class 383+
I have never done Axle work other than curls. My goal could be totally unreasonable, I honestly have no idea as I've never trained Axle before. But have to shoot for something so why not.
3. Pinch: Current No Idea Goal: 2HP 200? Main Goal is 2-45's
I have never trained much on 2HP other than on a 2-45 setup. I'm getting a mouse pinch in the next couple of days so will wait and see where I'm at on that. Currently have done my 2-35's with an extra 5 lbs. Pinch is easily my worst lift and I have a long ways to go.
This will obviously change as I learn how my body responds to training everything. In the past I would usually just train one thing at a time and it was almost always grippers. So while I have a routine in mind feel free to critique as I'm pretty new to this.
Friday-Axle, Light Pinch, Wrist roller
At times I will just do pinch after Grippers on Monday to save time or whatever, especially once baseball starts. Structure will probably fly out the window at that point.
GHP 7x2-3,1,1 MM1 replicax1, SMxmax clicks
2-35's 5 singles
Pony clamp work
Light wrist roller and Climber Curl 1-2x max reps
Tues-multiple 2-35's lifts just messing around in the garage during the New Years Eve Party.
AM Gripper work: Holds: Filed GMx10 seconds, SMx15 sec
PM Closed 158 Elite, 3-4 closes/attempts.
After work Todd Coenen's Elites came in the mail so I tried his 158 Elite during my main workout and surprisingly closed it. Really happy to be at this level with very little gripper work forever. Will attempt to get it on video next workout. Also will attempt his 163 Elite then as well. Thanks to Todd for letting me borrow them! Somewhat surprised. Haven't gone heavy on grippers at all and have mainly done reps with my supermaster or triples with my GHP 7(once). Will definitely take a lighter approach than I did in the past when my gripper strength was at its highest.