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  1. 23 points
    I wasn't suppose to try grippers tonight because I trained them recently and even hit a little thick bar over the weekend so my hand wasn't fresh but I was feeling strong during a bench press workout tonight so I tried a #3.5 CCS close and I destroyed it. First time trying this since coming back from my injury. I haven't trained CCS in a long time so I fumbled the set a little. I CCS closed this gripper before the injury but never this easy. My crush is stronger than ever. I know fresh I can do even better. Not the best video because I used my phone so lots of motion blur and my buddy doesn't have much experience filming closes. I may try and cert at the gripmas comp this year in December. 4 more months to get even stronger. Crush is feeling dam strong!
  2. 20 points
    For any of my friends who wondered if I was still alive. I haven’t been very active on the board lately but I have still been working out. My health is doing better – was pretty messed up for a while. Started just the smallest amount of Grip sport training – a few pinch holds – some easy gripper holds for time and some Farmers walks around my house with Dumbbells with Fat Grips on the handles (70 yards). Some goals - At 50 I shaved all my fur off – got a little tan - and did a little photo shoot. I turn 70 in about a month. My plan is to do that again and see how kind Mother Nature has not been to me – we shall see. I also plan to go through what will be my 75 by 75 list and see what all I can still manage in the weeks just after my birthday – that too should be depressing I imagine. I am starting to train for an October climbing trip and will then train for Gripmas. I hope my last Gripmas contest brings out many of my old friends.
  3. 11 points
    This was a thorn in my side for many blisters until today
  4. 8 points
    its like squeezing a brick!!!!
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  6. 7 points
    Getting close to reopening. Got a few projects I want to put to bed before reopening.
  7. 7 points
    Half a 130 lb dumbbell. Dumbzilla 65.4 lb Dumbzilla plus handle 67 lb Did Dumbzilla, Dumzilla with handle on thumb side, Double Dumbzilla. Double Dumbzilla
  8. 6 points
    The time has come... it is time to get the fire burning again. Nate Brous, while he dropped off the gripboard for a while, is alive and last weekend he hosted another small tristate “grip together” and by luck the baseball game I was supposed to work was rained out so I got to hang out and do some grip (which I have not done for months) it was great to see old friends, and meet both Vinnie from nyc and Nate’s neighbor who was given his first taist of Grip, (and he clearly is one strong dude). i brought an IKEA frying Pan - probably 11 or 12 inches— and Anton drew the short straw to try and roll it up like Dennis Rogers. I give him a bunch of credit as he never even tried the feat before and it was a used pan, so it had to be harder then a new one as it has been “heat treated” for years on a weekly basis... here is a cool photo af Anton moments after he bit off the handle (ok, I made that part up, but he did bend the heck out of the pan). Trying to pst a video as well but it is long. anyway, at one point Anton got me to try some DO bending again... started with an “G” drill rod Got that one easy enough Tried for an “I” but I could only get it to wobble... so Anton kinked it for me and I finished it off. I tried another “I” after that but again I could only wobble it... ( IMPs)
  9. 6 points
    22.7 Dumbbell press 15x20kg, 12x25kg, 10x35kg and one drop set 8x40kg/30kg/20kg Barbell row 12x70kg, 10x100kg, 10x120kg, 8x140kg Lat pulldown 3x15 Shrugs 5x8-15 70-180kg Lateral raises and front raises After workout couple bends: Bolt class 8.8 5/16x7" in single wraps and CRS 25/64x 8 3/8" in dbl wraps That bolt hurt like hell in single wraps but I enjoy a lot bending again. CRS 25/64" is little easier to kink than Gold Nail and I think soon I'm able to bend that again in suede or IM wraps.
  10. 5 points
    I’m only posting this to make @Mike Rinderle feel inadequate👍 Not the best execution but I’m deep into heavy training for an armwrestling competition som I’m a little worn out. I’m also a bit rusty on them since I haven’t done them alot this past spring/summer. I’m maybe thinking about shooting for 15 reps later this fall, where I also clean up the first 10 reps where I keep my legs straight and don’t kip as much.
  11. 5 points
    Over 4 months ago I was so close to cert Gold Nail, already e-mail IronMind but then something happen and my motivation and passion on steelbending stop. This will be my last journey to attempt the impossible bar. Nowdays I'm stronger but my hands skin is too soft to attempt big bars in single IMP's. Soon bulletproof skin again! I'm also start grip training too and see if I start compete next year again.
  12. 5 points
    Couple of years ago on my 45th Birthday. Marcy 45lb Plate. Hub is 4" across: About 6 months ago. YORK 2nd Gen Olympic 45lb Plate(weighs 46lb). Hub is 4.840" across:
  13. 5 points
    Hurt to just hold a thin box of cereal the next day!!
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  16. 5 points
    Camera malfunction on first set, so I rinsed and repeated. 600 X 5 second set
  17. 5 points
    Dude.... be careful!!! You may pull your post out and collapse your roof!!
  18. 5 points
    I weigh 280 lbs so 75% is 210 lbs......guess I have some work to do if I want to be considered good at grippers 😜
  19. 5 points
    well tonight i had a few and bent a few... Got a few cans of Narragansett beer and gave myself a hour to bend at least 10 of my "dull" 60D nails. The plan was for DO, but first I would have to wrap each nail in Plastic Food Wrap, as these nails flake all over the place. I did the first 5 DO as planned, but then I decided to try the 6th and 7th as Reverse and then finish them as DO. I AM NEW TO REVERSE and I need to learn more, but: I did the first one using my Left arm as the anchor arm, and it bent easy enough, but when I tried the next on my right side, I just could not get it to go! so i switched back to the left side. [I am right handed BTW] Then I went back to DO and did two more dull 60Ds Then I got a little risky and did a DO with one of my shinny 60D nails which are harder then those flaky dull ones. Then I tried Reverse again and did one Dull 60d on the right, and one on the left side. I finished out my time with three pieces of 6"x 1/4" from FBBC. Not a bad nights work. I did a few body weight rows in the middle of the bending, and I also opened three beers total (so far)... It is small progress Anton, but thanks for help in motivation... before I stopped bending, I was bending those “I” drill rods actually, and even kinked a few “K”s. Need to get going but my next update will have at lease one new use for old blended horseshoes...
  20. 5 points
    I am going to try to get going with bending, but I need to get some basic fitness going. I am actually thinking about starting to do some weekly hiking in the state park near me. Last week I took a weekday with my oldest son and we casually hiked from 11:30 till about 4. It is all flat so my knees and hips felt fine the next day. I am 42 now, but for the past years I have been feeling much older. I would love to run again, but I am always left in pain the next day. Got 20 lbs to try to start chipping away at. as for bending, I am going to take it real slow this time. Going to try to have volume days with 60d for now; maybe twice a week. I think I would also like to learn reverse bending so i will use my wrist developer on the bending days as well (I am not strong enough to reverse a 60d yet) eventually i will start hitting that drill rod alphabet. This is my “restart” from two or or three nights ago— DO bends done in art store leather. (I will go back to the IMPs eventually)
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  22. 4 points
    Check out my new video and find out: Get one for yourself here: https://www.barrelstrengthsystems.com/products/wrist-mace
  23. 4 points
    I was planning easy workout for today. But I could not resist, and tried my hand with GHP10, which Igor Kupinsky sent to me on Saturday. Today I did 0.32 sec. After that was some parallel hold sets with GHP10 and BB Pro...
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  25. 4 points
    Hello gentlemen and others, The easiest way I have found for ISO's is to simply take a failed bend and re-wrap. Then hit it for as long as you can manage. If you black out then you're doing well. Brown outs mean you're doing medium. Anything less and you're just a wimpy person. I am eager to try Robert's method too but this gives me the most real simulation of a bend. If you want to put in a little more effort you can get a big piece (KOAB or the like) and vise bend it to various points (10-20 degree increments) then wrap it and just hit as long as you can for as hard as you can. Stainless works well because it has a natural flex. Another idea that @acorn used for a long time was a large piece (I think 1/2") of acrylic type matter (Aaron can hopefully remind me the exact type) cut to 7 or 8". Wrap it up and utilize for ISO's. This also has a natural flex and Aaron used to use it extensively for warmups to stretch his shoulders out for longer bars. Best, A formerly strong person
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