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#1 OFFLINE   Cannon

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 01:15 PM

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The GripBoard Proudly Certifies:

 

Tom Scibelli

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GripBoard Mash Monster Level 1

 

This certification is granted by The GripBoard as an independent third party with no ethical or commercial conflict of interest. 

The Mash Monster Gripper is one of a limited number supplied and controlled by The GripBoard. 

The gripper is closed with one hand under strict and uniformly ethical and authenticated conditions. 

This momentous feat was demonstrated on video to assure it will be valid for posterity.

 

 

Official Mash Monster Video

 

 

Tom mashes the GripBoard Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1

 

 

 

 

 

Mash Monster Profile

 

Name: Tom Scibelli
Age: 31
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 210
Date of Feat: 4/10/2014

Witness: Sharon Staley

How Long Grip Training: Seriously since Oct 2012

Current Grip Training Program: 2HP, Axle, Blobs and Gripper on seperate days, once a week.

Other Training Info: Weightlifting/strength training.

Acknowledgements:  Thanks to everyone on the gripboard for the support.  Thanks to Matt Cannon and Bill for having this program

 

 

 

 

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Tom Scibelli, the 90th man in the world to close the Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1.

 

 

 

 

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#2 OFFLINE   Cannon

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 01:17 PM

Could you tell us a little about your background in lifting?
Started lifting weights in 2008.  Discovered grippers in 2010, but didn't start training grip seriously until 2012..

 

How did you get into grip training?
When I became a police officer I almost had a suspect slip out of my hands, I knew at that point I needed to strengthen my grip.

 

You are now a GripBoard Mash Monster, what would you recommend to those aspiring to close this gripper?
Train consistantly.  Don't just focus on grippers, strengthen your whole hand and your whole body.

 

What does your current grip routine look like?
I do gripper, 2HP, Axle and Blobs all on different days once a week and after a regular workout.  I never train grip just on it's own, I always do it after a workout, I feel like the body is really ready for it after that.

 

How has your grip routine changed since you first started training your grip?
When I started I think I was just focused on grippers, now I'm more balanced.

 

There seems to be a significant variation in the frequency of grip workouts among trainees. Have you experimented with workout frequency and it’s affect on your training?
I think grip can be worked quite frequencly, but I wouldn't work the same aspect of grip back to back.

 

What are your favorite grip exercises?
thick bar and 2 hand pinch.

 

What kind of starting routine would you recommend for a trainee new to grip training?
The one David Horne and Chris Rice recommend; finger curls with a barbell, pinching plate with gloves, some sort of thick bar work and strengthen your wrists.

 

Who do you most admire in gripdom?
I started to list all of the grip people I admire and the list became too big.

 

If you were to start over again with your grip training, what would you do differently?
Just work with blobs or 2hp device and do finger curls with a barbell for about six months before touching a gripper.

 

What do you believe is the most difficult grip exercise?
Lifting the inch, you have to have not only a strong wrist and forearm but a powerful thumb to stop the rotation.

 

What are some of your personal bests in grip exercises?
Closing the MM1

 

What do you believe is the most common mistake made by new grip trainees?
Overtraining, not resting and starting to things to fast.

 

What do you consider to be the greatest grip feats of all time?
Mike Burke Axle lifts, Brian Shaw lifting blobzilla backwards.

 

Do you have any parting advice for readers?
Be consistent in your training, don't give up on your goals, take small steps towards your goal everytime you train.



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 01:24 PM

awesome! congrats Tom! :mosher



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 03:44 PM

awesome! congrats Tom! :mosher

Thanks Tommy!

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 03:44 PM

Congrats!

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:05 PM

Congrats!  Chomp chomp chomp...I think you are still hungry.  MM2 is awaiting!  :)



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:49 PM

Congrats!

Thanks Jason!

 

Congrats!  Chomp chomp chomp...I think you are still hungry.  MM2 is awaiting!   :)

Thanks Nate, I might be ready for it in another month



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:56 PM

Congrats Tom!

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:07 PM

Congrats Tom!

Thanks for the support Dave!



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:58 PM

Great write up. Congrats again Tom. I look forward to seeing you close the MM2. 



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 05:48 AM

Great write up. Congrats again Tom. I look forward to seeing you close the MM2. 

Thanks Chez, when I can smash my Elite, I'll be signing up for sure



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:16 AM

Huge congrats!



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 10:41 AM

Huge congrats!

Thanks Todd



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 02:26 PM

Congratulations tom :D

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:08 PM

Congratulations tom :D

Thanks brother!

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 10:00 AM

Good write up and congrats.  Onwards and Upwards



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:09 PM

Good write up and congrats.  Onwards and Upwards

Thanks man!

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:45 PM

Congrats man.  Love the pic!