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  2. bencrush

    Dumbbell from hell

    I wonder if the Axle OHDL records are higher partly because it's allowed to straddle the weight and lift it between the legs. Not everyone on the list lifted straddle style, but for me it makes a noticeable difference. Somewhere around 10-15lbs. Not having to pull the bar around the knees makes a big difference for anyone with a sketchy back.
  3. Climber028

    Dumbbell from hell

    Exactly. You're the one that got me to start doing these and they have made a huge impact on my wrist stability. Very underrated exercise.
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  5. Kluv#0

    Dumbbell from hell

    No doubt!! A lion doesn't turn around to a small wild dog.
  6. Joseph Sullivan

    Dumbbell from hell

    I am shaking my head at ones that don’t get it!!! I need to walk away now.... 🤣🤣🤣
  7. Squeezus

    Ottawa King Kong Venue - Expected Competitors

    Would love to have a front row seat at this venue for sure. Lots of strong lifters!
  8. Kluv#0

    Dumbbell from hell

    Try doing one arm barbell rows vs DB Oly handle-you be humbled and enlightened.
  9. Kluv#0

    Dumbbell from hell

    NAGS One hand axle DL is not a lockout lift.
  10. Joseph Sullivan

    Dumbbell from hell

    Here’s my evidence... I train with a short and long handle of the same diameter with the same weight, and the longer one is always more difficult.... there ya go.....actual real world experience. I wish I never got involved with this one, 🤦‍♂️ Try it yourself with your max dumbbell lift with a standard bell, then try the same weight on a bar of the same diameter that’s a longer length. You tell me which is harder? I can’t understand how anyone can or would argue this.....
  11. DAVE101

    Dumbbell from hell

    Do you have any evidence to support this? One hand Axle DL records are higher than [edit: half] the two hand Axle DL records. Despite being contested far less, the awkward balance component of one hand barbell lifts isn't enough to make it harder. So again, I would say the length is irrelevant.
  12. Expected turnout for the Ottawa King Kong Venue this Saturday: Men’s 66 kg Yves Gravelle Men’s 74 kg Simon-Pierre Desjarlais Men’s 83 kg Dan Fleming Adam Chappell Keith Steffensen Men’s 105 kg Eric Roussin Trevor Smith Rick Blanchard Men’s 120+ kg Justin Major Men’s Masters Rick Blanchard Keith Steffensen Other Men (unknown weight classes): Brent Cecchini and his son Women's 57 kg Adam Chappell’s GF Women's 84+ kg Joliane Vinette Natasha Batt Many of the other Ontario regulars competed in Waterloo yesterday.
  13. Stanislav

    My strength training log

    21/10/19 Evening: 1. Strap hold 6 mm belt + 2.5 kg GHP7 *20 sec 2. Grippers workout from 20 mm block Volume day: RBA hard spring position 5-5 *10 reps RBA hard spring position 4-4 5*15 reps BBSA 2*30 reps
  14. Lennix

    Dumbbell from hell

    Thanks Emil! Yea I'm not good at thumbless, actually I suck thumbless so I guess it's something to work on. I liked the idea someone said about onehanded axle deads.. I always liked 1 handed deadlifts both with and without hook. Gotta try it!
  15. Fist of Fury

    Dumbbell from hell

    Depends on how you train I would say, I personally am stronger with thumbless grip. I know a lot of armwrestlers are that as well because they train cupping a lot. If you're weaker, then maybe yes. However lifting something that is 6 kg easier in thick bar is a big difference, it's sort of like 60 kg in a normal barbell deadlift. Something like that. I don't think you need to train the lift much Thom, as I said you're already strong. Lifting 78 kg is like a walk in the park for you. It's all about the hand strength for you. Keep training with the DB you have and add in other stuff as well. Pinch, plate curls, wrist wrench etc.
  16. EricMilfeld

    Powerlifting Log

    Very kind of you, Raymond. I guess the main thing is having a goal, no matter how seemingly modest. If you make it you’re encouraged, and if not you still have something to shoot for. And thanks!😊 I appreciate that, Carl! I’m really thrilled with the squat. My second attempt felt like a 100% effort and it was a leap of faith going into the hole, because 2/3 of the way down I felt like I might not get back up. It’s amazing how many thoughts flash through your head during a max squat (not all of which are positive). You gotta think of some positive come-backs real quick!
  17. Joseph Sullivan

    Dumbbell from hell

    100%
  18. Lennix

    Dumbbell from hell

    Yea the higher weight is ofcourse a very good thing to practice with, but the feeling of an actual fatbar dumbbell and getting used to it must account for something. Also if I manage to thumbless lift this badboy it must be great for an actual inch lift?
  19. Hopefully

    Dumbbell from hell

    How so? I don't know much about physics so I'd like to understand why as it doesn't make any sense to me. Theoretically if you lift it at center (or perhaps it's balance point in relation to your hand/body position), have it perfectly perpendicular to the floor and lift it in such a way that these conditions are satisfied the whole lift, why does the length matter? Since this probably is impossible to achieve in practice though the length matters.
  20. Fist of Fury

    Dumbbell from hell

    Yes if you have one that is better but I said if you don't have one... The DB you're using has a fixed weight, much easier to progressively load with something like the WW.
  21. Fist of Fury

    Dumbbell from hell

    Yes it matters, I deal with this shit all the time when doing DB rows because I only have 5 kg plates. It makes the DB really long and aweful to lift when the weigths are heavier. It's really annoying actually.
  22. Lennix

    Dumbbell from hell

    I tried that! I think I got it a few mm from the ground! I hear what you and rico is saying but I cant really grasp how that would be better then practice with a 70kg+ huge fatgrip dumbbell xD
  23. Lennix

    Dumbbell from hell

    Ja den är närmst!
  24. Fist of Fury

    Dumbbell from hell

    If you don't have access to one just go with the WW. It's super easy to make one, you can find all the material on Biltema
  25. Ricochet

    Dumbbell from hell

    You might consider trying a thumbless flexed wrist lift with it.
  26. Joseph Sullivan

    Dumbbell from hell

    You said length didn’t matter as long as you grab it by it’s center point. It does matter.
  27. Hopefully

    Dumbbell from hell

    Arnes egna?
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