You really did awesome at the euro and axle Tom - great way to PR at the comp - I love your story's epilogue and I ended up saving my corpse-marionette weekend at bernie's montage for Sunday morning like a responsible adult - thanks for not putting it past me comp day though!
What may be more disturbing is the average male teenager cannot do 1 pull-up...
I remember having to be tested in pull-ups in school and your performance in pull-ups, rope climbing, the peg board, push-ups, sit-ups, and the mile run was shown in your grade. Today kids get an A just for remembering their gym clothes.
I would love to do some research on those who train grip and mortality versus just regular people who train, but do not do grip work, and mortality, and see how they correlate. I think that natural grip strength may be a good indicator of health, but if someone trains their grip it could give a false reading on how grip is related to overall mortality.
I don't think I would take a #4 closer with metabolic syndrome and consider them healthy based solely on a dynamometer reading.
But, it is a great way to analyze the older population. If they have a base line reading and start falling off, it might be a good indicator that something is going on.