I just did the same format with grippers today with a couple of extra sets on the filed #2 in the warmup before I attempted the #2.5. I missed the close on the #2.5 by a few mm, so it's not much point posting a vid. Then I did negatives with a GHP 6 (4 sets of 7) and CoC 3 ( 3 sets of 6) & then almost repped out on progressively lighter grippers until my grip was almost fried.
I also did 5 sets of 15 bodyweight squats and 5 sets of 17 pushups between sets. After the grippers I did 3 sets of ice cream makers on vertical handles supersetted with singles on a Holle dumbbell with 112 lbs (in the easiest position). So my open hand strength is slowly coming back.
So I even though I haven't closed that #2.5 yet, I feel like I have the mojo to close it soon. I'm thinking the CCS with the #3 is going to be a lofty goal for an old fart like me but if I can break it up into smaller goals it may be possible even if it does take a bit longer than it would for a younger man. Maybe I could close a # 3 one day.
to 700-kilos x 12 reps
to 165-kilos x 4 reps (bar still broken so unsteady when lifting heavy)
Seated Leg Curls
to stack + 5.5p x 25 reps
to stack x 22 reps
I hit 205lbs on a rolling thunder not long ago but today I lifted 140lbs for 20 reps. I’ve been going up and down in weight but I think for this cycle I’ll keep with the lower weight otherwise I’ll burn out too early. I need to get the blood flowing to my forearms cuz they feel permacramped
I’ve been training on the rolling thunder as well now, it’s a current model. I have to say I find it incredibly rewarding. I want to hit 205lbs though right now I have no idea what my my 1rm would be, I just pick a weight and work on form and end up doing reps I guess, I do thumbless with my left for whatever reason. I love the Ironmind Rolling Thunder!!