My goal, too. I ordered a Cobalt 164. I've closed a 160 COC 3 and the MM2 (unrated Tetting but probably low 160s), but I cannot get very close on my next harder gripper, which is a COC 3.5 rated 168. Depending on the feel of these new grippers, I imagine this Cobalt will be in the gap and make a nice goal gripper for me. I was hoping to get the 161 that CPW listed at the same time, but it sold out first, no surprise. On the other hand, different makes of grippers can be so different that this could feel easier than a 160 COC or harder than a 168 COC, who knows. I'm sure that when we all start receiving our orders, we will post our impressions of these new grippers.
[U]Close Grip Bench Press - max[/U]
to 152.5-kilos x 4 x 1 reps (last 2 were faster than the 1st 2)
[U]1 Arm Low Row on Leg Press[/U]
to 86-kilos x 7 reps
106.25-kilos x 3 x 20 reps
I don’t train silver bullet at all, I’ll do it once during competition but that’s pretty much it. It just feels too painful and dangerous (with a 4) to put much effort into it. I experimented with different training protocols a couple years ago but it never seemed to help me improve much