I saw you on Instagram if you are James friend. Correct? You are very strong. My humble recommendation with my little knowledge about blobs. Get a blobzilla, train negatives with it. What do I mean is hold it well and use one (or two depending on your strength) finger from your other hand and lift it. Then release the other finger. You will adapt fast.
Edit: Always warm up. Avoid injuries at any cost.
1/4 x 7" Grade 5
I didn't get to bend until almost 8:00 today. Ended up squatting earlier in the day, which went OK, but didn't feel really strong. I knew during my first bend (Yellow), when my forearm was screaming, that this would be interesting. Worked up to the Grade 5, which felt a little better, but everything still hurt. I waited a few minutes and then wrapped up the Red. Realistically, I knew I had one chance. If I would've missed it or gotten stuck on the kink, and wrapped another one up, there is no way that it was going to happen. So, on the first hit, I laid into it for about 5 seconds and was only able to get it to about 20 degrees. My forearm was in pretty decent pain. My bicep was starting to ache too.
I had no choice to alter my technique again. Instead of my usual kink, I flexed my right lat, stabilized that side as much as I could and then exploded from the left, almost bending a type of double-overhand reverse, using my right pointer finger as a pivot. All the while thinking as I am doing this through the pain, that it's not going to end like this. I attacked it it for 20 seconds all-out (which felt like a lot longer) and was able to get it into the crush zone around 50 seconds, and the finish it off.
There are several things I could do to alleviate this pain, including compression wraps/cuffs etc. on the forearm. But, throughout this streak, I've kept true to Ironmind's cert. rules and will continue to do so, even if it causes the ultimate end. I am going to step-up work on my forearm and bicep this week with some additional traditional eastern medicine techniques, with the hopes that it will stabilize enough to continue throughout the remainder of the year, into the next.
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!!