MMS is more like specific training for a stickingpoint, and since the last part of the gripperclose is the hardest its beneficial to be able to deal with that. The first part of the close is not that hard. Plus working the stickingpoint which is harder then the sweep will make your fingers more tolerant and your crushing strength stronger. Then when going back to a wider set you surely need some time to adjust into the sweep but since its much easier then the crush it takes less time then doing the opposite. These are my thoughts about it, I know people who train completely different and have great success.
Has anyone here got any experience with the Silarukov handgrippers, I went in and blind purchased them because they look really nice, I like the narrower looking width and the knurling looks absolutely ruthless
Just wondering if any folks here have them and would like them to chime in with their experience
That analogy is not correct since in gripper closing it's the final part that is the hardest. That's not the case in powerlifting, it's the start that is hardest. Lockout could be harder but in a case like that it has to do with a weakness.
To answer the question:
The way I see it, there's no best way to train. It's different for different people, depends on your genetics, how your hands are built etc. The one thing I know is that you should do what works for you, there's definitely not a one way that works for all.
Try to mix it up maybe. If you stagnate, try another set width. It's all about getting stronger, if you get stronger at one set it will carryover to another. And when I say stronger I mean stronger not just better at it. It will be harder to progress on wider sets because you have less leverage to work with, so progressing with wider sets will take longer time. You might not have grippers with small jumps that you need. That is why I think MMS works easier for most people to progress with. If you don't like MMS try another set with that is narrower, like 30 mm or 38 mm (1.5") for example, see how that feels.
Great thread everyone and respect to @Ivan Cukyou could be more closed minded and a know-it-all given your a monster on grippers but yet you still value others opinions, I tip my hat to you sir.
One thing I could never grasp was the crowd on here who say MMS will translate better to CCS. It's not that I dont believe them rather I'm confused. In raw powerlifting you would never tell someone "do a 3 board bench press to get stronger through a greater range of motion." Or just squat half way instead of proper depth because the carryover is little as opposed to fuller range of motions. So why then would folks advocate to set a gripper in a manner(MMS style) and perform very little range of motion in an attempt to ultimately do better on wide set closes? Not trying to be argumentative rather seeking to understand. Personally I find wide set as @DevilEriksaid builds the whole range of motion strength up and seems to just build a stronger hand in general.
I think your capable of a GHP 8 cert attempt 💪
Lifting the inch would be quite a feat when paired with your #3 cert! I think you will do it if you want to and correct me if I'm wrong but couldn't you technically find an inch that is 60mm as opposed to the 63.5mm(2.5") making it a tad bit easier to lift but you would still get the pride and cockiness to say "I LIFTED THE INCH!!" 😁