Obvious strength aside, I really enjoy seeing someone take the time to setup and get ready for a big pull. Those little things can make such a big difference when grip is most probably the limiting factor.
I had a play with the grippers again today. I've been using negatives with heavier grippers to try and work through the sticking point on the #2.5 and I think it's working. I didn't pickle my liver over the weekend, so I felt a lot stronger than I did last week but still can't quite close the #2.5.
Then I did no set closes with the GHP 4 and laddered down as my grip went off.
I also do 60 pushups, 18 pullups 60 bodyweight squats and then I played with a Holle dumbbell until my thumb was fatigued.
When I first started Grip back in like 2008 or 2009 I did just regular closes, but I wasn’t serious into grip and the gains were slow for me then so I stopped a little while after that. I didn’t know about the grip board then though I may have stuck with it if so . Then I saw the JK Coc4 close video like 10 years after that and looked into that training and started trying that . It was fun then and is still fun.
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!!