A lot of us were saying the opposite - that the axle is too close to a powerlifting event, and grip/armlifting is a niche sport specializing in hand and arm strength. Some people love both, of course, and that's great. But some of us were saying that a 2 3/8 axle would show results more aligned with grip prowess than brute strength. Not all of us. I think this is a debate that comes up in grip sometimes. Anyway, just figured I'd mention it, there is no real right or wrong, it is the promoter's call at each event and I'm gonna go to as many as I can regardless.
OK, the thicker grip pull-ups stoped yesterday, as well as the hikes with my "heavy" pack...
Leaving in two days for my Scotland Highland trip. I will be living out of a backpack and sleeping in a tent and attending the Ceres Highland Games and later hiking The Great Glen Way.
Weight is stable at 170 these days...
we will see how heavy,--or light-- I come back from this trip.
Been sober for 7 weeks now. That is the longest I have been sober sense i was 18. While me belt size is now one smaller, I am still too fat for my old size 32 pants!
I hope to have a positive update on that in two weeks...
Going to stay off the internet for two solid weeks so I wish you all well in you training, as I take a trip to get ready to start my own grip training again.
When I get back I WILL:
1) get bending again
2) Finally get "that" Ultimate Blobzilla trainer finished (are you listening Conspirancy Dave101???)
3) show you these "other" mini pinch challenge implements another Big Daddy of grip helped me make
4) Either dust off these grippers, or sell the lot!!!
Closed the GHP 9 for 3 mms reps but was much wider than that per rep, this was more accidental than anything cuz it’d force my hand to widen and then I’d catch it and try my hardest to close it again. 3 reps so far but I’m more interested in training the GHP 8, I feel it’ll build my strength more than simply doing amrap or a lot of singles on the 9. Which is what I’ve been doing though behind the scenes there were many, many failures, but all you’ll hear from me is prs, I’ll try to get certed before long
Trained my left as usual but was doing some testing moreso than training but I closed the GHP 7 with my left. I knew it’d be hard for me but I think this is the biggest gripper I’ve closed for my left. Just some pics to prove to myself I’m not insane cuz I still held it in my hand after I was just holding it loosely cuz my grip was spent