Hi, I’ve got a little issue..
I have for a couple of months been training with a 6mm pinch block.
I got up to 25kg but the issue is that the material if my block is ridiculously slippery!
It’s not powder coated.
I thought about using a towel to pinch.
Would it be good enough?
The wife has found one silver lining to this - I no longer have the "I'm too busy" excuse to work on her "honey do" list. Been getting a lot done around the house. I have gained a couple pounds as I snack too darn much now - I need to stop that.
Just get on a good program man. Before you know, it will feel natural. And there's no reason to train like a powerlifter. Squats are probably the single best excercise there is. It trains the most important parts of your body that you need to stay healthy. Get on a good program and squat twice per week is enough, you don't need to chase numbers. The only important thing is that you train it consistently
Also, there's more types of squats than just back sqauts, to mix things up and make it more fun.
Nice close on the Elite by the way 👍
In Iowa, we are actually one of the least affected states for some reason? We actually know someone who had the virus with full symptoms and has recovered. They did give him the Malaria med (combo?) that has helped people and it helped him. He is about 60 years old btw.
Been mainly messing around with the pinch block today. First I work on grippers, then the pinch block, then the Trilobite,I usually try to get a type of PR but for now I’m still getting novice gains. I’m doing previous 1rm for reps now so we’ll see, the initial impossible feel of my top set in the beginning of pinch training is going away and I clean it well like all my implements as well.
Incorporated the Ironmind Block into my daily routine. Pretty fired up about grip in general but because the blocks difficulty for me I kinda want to specialize in it and devote more energy to it, it’s barely been used but that’s changing. Figured I’d log it here today since i enjoy using it so much, my numbers since getting it, I keep it clean cuz I want the most out of it. Here’s the numbers nothing special,some were max effort some were not
5lbs: 32 reps
10lbs: 32 reps
20lbs: 126 reps
25lbs: 32 reps
30lbs: 32 reps
35lbs,40lbs, 45lbs, 50lbs, 55lbs, and 60lbs I kept to 1 rep, I’ll bring those up
Been working with a new Ironmind Pinch Block. Love it! Look forward to setting up some pages dedicated to it in one of my grip journals that I write prs and personal bests in, the first workout I did with it I hit 56lbs microloading. I wipe it clean after use, been doing holds at lockout as well as reps to grease the groove and whatnot
This year I’d like to re-attempt a blue nail personal best, as many reps as possible in one go. I’d like to bend to completion above 60 blue nails in one go. No rest in between, then when I fail I stop. I still measure each one and count only the ones that are totally completed. This is mainly for testing purposes