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  1. 34 points
    Last night I finally attained a goal I've been working towards since at least 2006. I cleaned the #InchDumbbell Thank you to @Lucasraymond and @JoeSullivan for being there to support me last night, as I knew I was close! And thanks to everyone who has behind me through the years. This one felt good. Please hit LIKE and feel free to share the video!
  2. 18 points
    In my opinion, Jedd Johnson deserves "Grip Master and Legend" Status like David Horne and Richard Sorin on this board. What do you think? Double Deep Dish York Plate Pinch (first ever), Inch clean (lightest Person ever), Blob Domination and his Overall achievements in Grip as a Sport, just to mention a few things....
  3. 15 points
    Took a little trip to see Jedd and Luke!
  4. 15 points
    Tom and Juji published two videos from their grip meetup with @Jedd Johnson and @Lucasraymond last week. A big thanks to you fellas for helping create entertaining content and showing off the finer points/technique to the more casual audience (I definitely learned a lot). This is huge for spreading grip among the general fitness world. First video is Ironmind Basics: Grippers, Rolling Thunder, IM Hub, and IM Blockbuster Arm Assassin Pinch Block ... Second video is more fun stuff and grip feats. Inch Dumbbell, Crusher vs RT, Napalm's Nightmare, and phone books.
  5. 11 points
    9/24/18 p.m. Last night Juliet's personal trainer "Tre" dropped in for Grip 101. He's strong, lifted 139 INCH right out the gate. Lot's of showing/explaining. I did a mishmash of a couple of dozen lifts. Legends applicable lifts... Loadable INCH up to 147.6 Fatman lifts and hold at the top 2-4 seconds. 2x45 holds. because of skin tears, instead of moving the plates back and forth between hands...I simply squeezed each hand in turn while both were on the plates. Last night was the first night I felt...oh yeah...this (2x45 1HP) is gonna happen. Nice confidence boost. I'm finding it hard to juggle losing weight, program enough rest, work towards my goals and ward off the wolves (personal demons). Pushing through a weight plateau at the moment. Hope to hit a milestone (down 40lbs) in the next couple of weeks.
  6. 10 points
  7. 9 points
    Like many on this forum, I would love to get the IM cert on the COC 3, and now that I have gotten familiar with the Gripboard and the MM ladder, I would also love to start climbing, most certainly toward the MM1 and maybe the 2 (not sure my genetics would allow for anything higher than MM2, but that and COC 3 do seem to be within reason for me if I work hard). So my story. I am 49 years old, 175 pounds, and was never very athletic, mostly because I had a childhood cancer and the radiation treatments to my torso during puberty stunted my growth a bit and left me with big arms and legs on a small frame. Chez says yeah, you always say that, everyone has read it, stop limiting yourself, just do it. But age and size are part of a set of parameters in our lives, and not everyone reads every post, so I include it because the reader may want that info. If not, the reader can go ahead and ignore it. I'm not looking for a debate on allometrics or whatever the word is, and I respect feats for what they are in and of themselves (like Chez and the 200 grippers, astounding at any weight) AND for who does them (like Juliet, at 140 pounds, bending horseshoes and ripping cards and bottlecaps!). I love this sport and it's all good. Anyway, I have fiddled with grippers since I discovered them a few years ago at an arm wrestling competition, and got so interested in them that I kinda forgot about arm wrestling (January 2016 I think is when I bought the "Men's Set" of a COC 1, 1.5, and 2). Out of the box, I closed the 1 and the 1.5 and they seemed rather similar. Then it took about a week to get the 2 closed (I later had the 2 rated, and it was 107, which is typical; the 1 and 1.5 are not rated but are so similar and much easier than the 2, so I think it is a hard 1 and an easy 1.5). Encouraged by the quick progress, which is probably not so unusual at the very beginning, with gains coming both from challenging previously unchallenged muscles and figuring out better hand position, I then bought the 2.5 and 3. How humbling! I thought, "These are so much harder, I will never close either of these." It took me about 6 more months to just barely close the 2.5, but I did not know how to train and I had no contact with this forum or anyone who knew what they were doing, and I got tendinitis (I think) and stopped. I picked my grippers up again in January 2017 and tried to be more careful about how I felt, and got back to closing the 2.5 by the fall of 2017 without hurting myself again. In November 2017, I joined the Gripboard (or rejoined, but had never actually used it before). Here I met Anton, Jose, Anthony, and Chez, and began meeting them for real workouts. They coached me a bit on safer training and introduced me to other grip implements and the comps. I also learned about Cannon PW and got my grippers rated -- my 2.5 was a 132, and my 3 was a 153, which are both on the harder side of average, so it explained my slow gains after closing the average 2. By March, I was able to get my MM0 with Anton's 145-rated No. 3 and also closed his 148. But, whether it be psychology or sloth or the fact that I let grippers slide a little because of how much I have enjoyed learning about all the other grip sports implements, for another year I could not make any real gains or get any gripper rated 150 or more closed. So a few weeks ago, I decided finally to heed the advice of a person who knows a little about grippers, whose name begins with C, who had been telling me for a while that I was gonna stay stalled unless and until I took his advice. Well, let's give some credit where it is due: I started listening. Mostly about trying harder to set better, and being a little less deliberate and more explosive in trying for a max (reps are less different than before, although better warmup and pace and set for the first rep is helping with those as well). So anyway, during just my second intense gripper workout with C, I MMS closed a COC 3 rated 153, the one C had actually certed on -- my first PR in a long time! So, to keep my momentum going and record my progress toward what is starting to look like an attainable goal (at the very least, one that it is credible for me to chase), I will try to record here at least what I do during my more formal gripper workouts. This past Saturday, best I can recall, I warmed up with 10 reps of very light weight military presses and 10-15 MMS reps with a COC .5 and a 1.5, and repeated the 10 presses (but not the lighter grippers) between sets with the heavier grippers to follow. I ramped up the grippers (best of my recollection) by doing singles roughly as follows: 121 (spectrum narrow), 132 (COC 2.5), 138 (spectrum narrow), 147 (COC 3) (fail), 144 (COC 3), 144, 144, 147 (COC 3), 149 (COC 3), 153 (COC 3) (fail) 153 (success! PR!) After that exciting PR, I moved to 4 sets of doubles with 138. I followed that with 4 sets of triples with 132. I followed that with 4 5-second negatives on a Baraban adjustable, set at 5 (about 140 pounds is the guideline on that I think). I held the last negative for quite a bit past 5 seconds, maybe 15, so maybe next time I experiment with 150 on that. My goal will be one workout per week like this. I will try to post when I do it. Wish me luck! Vin
  8. 8 points
    Despite being sick Becca managed two long term training goals today, unofficial world records in both the Ironmind coc #2 silver bullet and Ironmind hub. Hopefully she can get these officially at the world grip championships next week where she will be defending her title.
  9. 8 points
    Big news! King Kong is coming to Asia! Bader has intentions of hosting a King Kong venue in Dubai in three weeks! It was a last minute decision, and he's in the process of obtaining all of the necessary equipment. Hopefully everything will arrive on time and he'll be able to take part!
  10. 7 points
    Pretty interesting watch, lifting big on the hub with a straight thumb. For people with a lot of hub experience how much difference could he expect with his thumb "hooked"? He does say he wants to train on it to get to 100lbs and get the WR.
  11. 7 points
    So for a while, I've wanted to host a little something. I figured I've accumulated enough grip toys at this point so why not? Every so often the guys in the NJ and NYC areas get together for little "grip-together" hangouts. Just casual grip fun and grip fellowship. So I decided I wanted to host my own soon. I contacted a couple of the guys about the idea but mentioned how my grip dungeon could only tightly fit maybe 5 or 6 people and having an event outside, especially in November, puts you at the mercy of mother nature. When I was talking to one buddy about it, he said we could use his gym to have the grip-together. The date we are going to do it is Saturday, November 10th. Since all of this is out of the blue and only a month and change away, it will be a non-sanctioned, very relaxed and casual contest purely for fun. If anyone is available and interested in some friendly, low key competition, as well as just hanging out with other grip guys and getting to try some not so common challenge items, feel free to come by. Looks like we have some confirmed attendees so this thing is going to be bigger than what I had first imagined yesterday when I was still planning the possibility of being in my tiny grip room or out back under a canopy. I was going to throw the gym owner some money for opening up his venue and figure out getting some food (maybe pizza or subs/sandwiches?) for people participating. But, since it seems like there is going to be more people than I'd originally thought, we are asking a $10 paypal entry fee or $15 at the door. There's still a lot of planning and tweaking to be done but, since it's pretty close from now, I figured it'd be best to post this now to give people a bit of a heads up. Many details are in the process of being figured out such as whether to have weight classes (maybe just very basic here with no point system) and all of that jazz. Again this is all for fun, and connecting more with the grip community. No prizes or anything. The Basics I've Determined So Far: Date & Time: Saturday November 10 @ 3PM Location: Savage City Strength Gym, Hillsborough, NJ Contact Name/Email: Tim Butler - temmmeeeee@gmail.com Events: Inch Pinch*** (Will cut event for time reasons if attendance is high) 300# Baseline Digital Hand Dynamometer (Hoping Chez maxes this one out) 1H Tips Tester*** (Will cut event for time reasons if attendance is high) Arm Assassins 3" Pinch Block 2" Country Crush Handle FBBC Legends Anvil (Loadable Anvil Trainer) I am trying to organize a medley as well but that may take a little time to figure out. I'm thinking 10-12 items and 2-3 different medleys with different difficulty levels. A lot is still up in the air here but medleys are super fun and I'd really like to have one. Fun Challenge Items That Will Be There: 40lb Fatman 45lb Fatman 47.5lb Fatman 50lb Next Gen 50lb Fatman Half 115 Legacy (I have Blobzilla too but not sure if that's worth bringing) 50lb Hex Blob 55lb Hex Blob 35lb Glob 140lb Anvil (I have 2 20lb chains and 15lbs in plate mates for those freaks out there who find the anvil alone to be a joke) 2 50lb Scale Weights 58kg Strength Shop Circus Dumbbell 64kg Strength Shop Circus Dumbbell 173.8lb Thomas Inch Replica Sorry, I know this post is a bit of a mess and there is much that needs to be planned out. But I'm just looking to have some fun and lift heavy stuff with some cool peeps Contact me via email or pm on here if you have any questions or concerns or even suggestions - Tim Butler: temmmeeeee@gmail.com
  12. 7 points
  13. 7 points
    I bent the DHWOG 27” x 16mm 218kg bar today. That ties David for the top mid bar rated bend. Here is the video, In hind sight, I probably should not have done it today. I performed at a neighborhood party today and the bend wore me out a bit before the performance. The performance was fun though. I did long bar bending, bent a horseshoe, bent a wrench, rolled a frying pan, tore a bunch of cards, etc. I really like performing. The damn wrench was a strong one and I could not get it at first. I was not going to fail in front of people and had to strain to 110% to get it. It finally bent. The kids loved getting souvenirs and were fighting for who got what. Fun day! Here is a photo from the shoe bend.
  14. 7 points
    My last training with BB Pro: And I coming back to training my mitochondrions - CoC-4:
  15. 6 points
    Have been training for 3 month to make that lift 🏋️‍♂️🏋️‍♂️👍
  16. 6 points
    I'm late to the game here. I admit it. And I haven't read everything. But I keep seeing push-back on the $20 membership fee. I think back to when I was in Strongman from 2003-2006 and membership for that was $50 or more. We're asking for less than half of that. If a one-time payment of $20 holds you back from competing, then you aren't serious about competing. You're looking for something to fill time, in my opinion. We are trying to legitimize this sport, and we need financial support to do so. I've tried for years to do it without financial support, and I can't make it work. Doing the same stuff over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of CRAZY. I've been crazy for too long. This is the direction we need to go in, in my opinion. I hope I haven't offended anyone. Your opinions are all very important to me. Thank you.
  17. 6 points
    Never seen anyone do this. I know the great Robert Miller could easily do this and some others but just wanted to share. Key on rear hold is to keep it LEVEL not upward angle- hence coin put on. Rear sledge is held for over 25 seconds. 10lb sledge is (11.3lb total) and 32 5/8" and 8lb sledge is (9.4lb total) and 30 1/2"
  18. 6 points
    I did the DHWOG yard of Grade 5 bolts reverse bending challenge yesterday. It is bending 6 bolts as fast as you can back to back reverse style with pads touching thin suede wraps. It took 2 minutes. The first 3 were real fast but then the next ones slowed down the time. I am going to keep training this and then try for a fast time with an official attempt for the record page. David’s record is a crazy fast 27 seconds.
  19. 5 points
  20. 5 points
    Grip doesn't really scale the same though for the heavy weight classes. I like grip for this exact reason that lighter guys can compete with heavier guys which is why andrew durniat is one of my favorite grip athletes since he competed in many open events with no weight class and won vs heavier guys many times.
  21. 5 points
    There is a bar around the corner from the gym... just saying...
  22. 5 points
    1. Must lift to full deadlift position. 2. Only chalk allowed. 3. Must be metal plates. Must lift smooth-sides-out. No rubber plates. 4. Standard Olympic plates only - no rounded edge plates can be used. 5. The lift must be performed directly from the floor. 6. Lift must be followed to the floor.
  23. 5 points
    @Jedd Johnson is a very engaging public speaker. He's presented grip strength topics at a couple different strength clinics that I have put on, and received the highest ratings on our feedback survey.
  24. 5 points
    I competed on A1 tournament in 2013, when Alexey Tyukalov fixed his 150.5kg - and on that RT I pulled 113kg. A few months later on World Championship in Moscow, with other RT, my maximum was 98, and Alexey finished with 118kg. So the RT are really different
  25. 5 points
    http://ironmind.com/news/Nikita-Krivosheev-Certifies-on-the-Captains-of-Crush-No.-3.5-Gripper/
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