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  1. 18 points
    Today I had the best condition in my life and I was able to closed COC4(RGC204) and GHP9(RGC206) at the same day and still plenty of energy after closing both grippers. Trilboite 2.5" 180 lb lifting was just a finish work out after gripper work out. Nothing serious. I am just terrible at pinch grip. I need to do more practice with flask.
  2. 15 points
    bells used are Tanner Merkle’s inch replica and Eric Milfeld’s replica
  3. 8 points
    11.10.19 body sore tough work day 2.5” FBBC Saxon 143-1, 193-1, 233-1, 243-1, 253-1-2, 263-1, 268-1, 273-1, 278-1-2 partials 2” Saxon 226-1, 296-1 dohA 215-1, 305-1, 355-1-2, 395-1 hard no need for more today plate curl 35 - 8, 5, 4, 3, 2, 2. 25 lb R 19, 8, 5, 5, 3 good session on these today rolling thunder 186-1/1-6 hands fried from pinch/PC silver bullet #4 set 2 sets. Note worthy I have successfully loaded #4 every session now for months. Very typical to do 2-3 sets a session, 4-5 session per week. A little bit goes a long way. Rather than focus on longer holds I do more sets of short holds. I’m now at 12 months of dedicated arm lifting practice and the improvement from 2018 to 2019 has been significant.
  4. 6 points
    Working with grippers on max reps Coc 3.5 20mm block x 16 Coc 3 20mm block x 34 Coc 2.5 20mm block x 52 Coc 1 20mm block x 102 Coc 2.5 no set x 21 left
  5. 6 points
    Yes to the above. Bill the key will be persistent attempts. Unfortunately there’s no X lb on X rolling handle that = an inch lift. There’s no X row or dl that will translate. What will work is negative lifts / assisted lifts frequently and good wrist/thumb/finger training as you are familiar. I’m chasing a very heavy challenge bell and assisted lifts are my primary method to bridge the gap.
  6. 6 points
    Finally remembered to video a set.
  7. 5 points
    Squat 75x2x5 105x5 135x3 175x3 205x1 235x3 PR!!! That was a an all-time best by 17 pounds. Happy with my depth and form. No weird niggles, except for a left shoulder pain from deciding to throw jabs at myself in the mirror after watching too much Butterbean. Yes, 51 going on 12. 😆
  8. 5 points
    Squat 75x5 75x7 105x5 135x5 175x3 217.5x5 PR! Pauses 180x8 PR!
  9. 4 points
    13.10.19 team practice with Eric Milfeld Tanner Merkle & Robert Nejedly. Thumbless inch lift 1/1-4 double thumbless inch 1-4 + Farmers attempts got 3 steps plate curl 45 lb Cap plate 1-3 60% rom. Crusher 192-1, 197-1, 202-1 flask 91-1, 96-1, 101-1 shallow hub 51-1, 56-1, 61-1, 66-1 lbh 197-1, 207-1, 217-1, 227-1 not high volume but very high effort attempts today screwing around in the yard.
  10. 4 points
    I would almost say don't listen to the guys who lifted it easily, listen to the guys who trained forever making mjjure progress and finally got it. Most people are going to be in the latter category.
  11. 4 points
    I'm behind in the log again. I plan on updating with highlights from the workouts I didn't log tomorrow but today I took another step further with grippers and got an easy TNS close with my GHP 7 (147 RGC). The strength is coming back fast. I really didn't expect this. This wasn't even my gripper day but I was at a training session so I gave it shot. Really happy with the progress. The great thing is that I still haven't started to train hard yet. Still holding back.
  12. 4 points
    The Terminator franchise includes many books, comics, and films / TV shows. In which, in the aggregate, the technical features of all robots from this "universe" are described quite extensively (although sometimes contradictory). in these sources it is mentioned that T-800 engines developed a force of 200 kg per square cm ... If you don’t bother too much with calculating the area of the gripper handles under the fingers during closing (and some other moments) given their circular cross section and circular cross section of falanges, using the testimony of various dynamometers and calibrations of gripper, we can take, to a first approximation, that the average force of a person’s finger when closing CoC-4 is about 40 kg per square cm .. Although the actual effort of the fingers is very different, the index finger and the middle will give up to 80 percent of the total result ...
  13. 3 points
    alright, I'm just too lazy to log the workouts I haven't logged so to sum those up = I'm getting stronger fast and feel like my old self more and more each day. Here is what I did today: Standing Overhead Barbell Shoulder Press - Week 1 2 warm up sets 145 lbs - 8x 160 lbs - 6x 175 lbs - 4x 185 lbs - 3x 200 lbs - 2x 205 lbs - 1x 165 lbs - 15x. Dam cardio AMRAP set. especially hard with this exercise since its hard to breathe. - Started a new overheard press program. Hopefully I can hit 245-250 at the end. Seated Dumbbell Overhead Press 60 lb DBs - 8x 70 lb DBs - 8x 80 lb DBs - 8x 90 lb Dbs - 7x. First time doing DB presses since the surgery. I trust my hand now to handle them. Machine Rear Lateral Flys 120 lbs - 10x 130 lbs - 10x 140 lbs - 10x 150 lbs - 10x Machine Lateral Raises 90 lbs - 10x 110 lbs - 10x 130 lbs - 10x 150 lbs - 10x Extensor Work IM Red Band - 5 sets of 50x each hand
  14. 3 points
    Probably during the time I was trying to lift it. I forgot though. Getting old! LOL! Probably the reason I failed too. 😁
  15. 3 points
    Squat: 25x10 65x5 105x5 140x5 165x4 185x3 paus 185x3 paus 145x3 Hublift 100mm 16x3 26x3 31x1 41x1 RH 45x1 RH PR Farmers hold 70+70 20 seconds Framehold 125x39 PR 185x20 185x16 Fingercurls 60x10 80x10 100x10 PR 80x10 Framehold 325x5 sekunder PR Bicepsrehab Plank 3x60 sekunder Good session, got some more sleep then usual. Squat without sleeves felt better then with.. strange. Wider stance today. I got so much stronger in my fingers from all the pinching, (or fatbar as hopefully said, I don't know) I could do like 90x3 fingercurls before and now 100x10.. I really really hope this hub transfers well to IM hub xD framehold PR both weight and hold
  16. 3 points
    I can’t believe all the volume you do and how much you improve. I can’t touch my 3 inch Saxon bar more than once a week, if I do I’m weak the next workout and usually get sore elbows. Great work ethic
  17. 3 points
    Bench 70x5 70x7 90x5 120x3 140x2 Pauses 145x3 PR! Then I did a few pull-ups.
  18. 3 points
    This thread is being created on request of @japete01 He asked me “what is my favorite grip equipment and why” well, here it goes Thick bar 1) any kind of axle or thick barbell or dumbbell of 2 inches or more I prefer 2 handed lifts to 1 hands lifts for maximum weight lifted and time saved. Minimum handle diameter of 2 inches with a preference for 2.5 inch on an axle. 2) vertical handle of 2 inch or more. Has a very good stimulation for wrist and forearm strength and size IMO. Pinch 1) Saxon bar of 2 inch and 2.5 inch. I enjoy Saxon for its 2 hands component. I do not like 3 inch, as it tears my hand up. 2) arm assassin strength shop thumb blaster My number one go to pinch device. No torn hands and it acts as a hybrid thick bar/pinch style device. Also, flip it around and it works as a finger tester. wrist 1) sledgehammer used for levering in all direction for maximum wrist and forearm strength and development 2) arm assassin strength shop double and single wrist wrench replica absolutely TRASHES the wrist in a way you won’t find with any other implements. Conclusion.... I keep it very simple. You do NOT need a lot of oddball pieces of equipment to develop a world class grip. If you cover and destroy the basics, you will come into your own and be well rounded on everything. If you are going to compete, get the oddball stuff if you wish. But you don’t need most of it. What I listed is basically all I use most of the time. Hope this helps some of you. Joe
  19. 3 points
    Powerful!!! You are on top of the mountain and still climbing!! Morgan we are having a record breaker next weekend 29 September at Metroflex we would love to have you out to tear up the equipment! Hey have you tested your silver bullet hold recently?
  20. 3 points
    20.9.19 body weight 215. Work kicking my butt this week. I think I went up and down an 8’ ladder 400-450 times every day doing this demolition. 10 out of 16 completed stories completed in 5 days. Session this evening Two hand pinch FBBC Saxon 226-1, 246-1, 266-1, 276-1, 286-1, 296-1, 301-1-2, 306-1 partial above knee thumbless axle 305-1, 355-1, 375-1-2, 388-1-2 PR plate curl - 45 full size 3/4 rep this is coming back to me in Oct. 35-5 easy lbh 193-1/1, 203-1/1, 213-1/1, 218-1/1, 228-1/1-3 rolling thunder 210-1/1-4 wrist work and prehab nonsense on the couch after dinner
  21. 3 points
  22. 3 points
    I approve this message. Great progress, Adam! If you’ve never trained with Adam don’t get the erroneous idea it’s all burgers and beer. He’s one of the most focused individuals you’ll ever meet. No freakish gifts of genetics, just consistent hard work for the long haul. Determination trumps all.
  23. 2 points
    Here's a pic of a Super RARE Victor Master Hand Gripper (right, w/3 springs) from the 1920's! I recently purchased this hand gripper from Dennis Rogers from a collection he had bought. NOTE: I have searched for over 20 years for one of these hand grippers! The ad behind the gripper is from a 1926 Strength magazine. Take a good look because you may possibly never see another one! ENJOY!!!
  24. 2 points
    As I stated, it is a feat that escaped me. For those that have been able to lift it, how did you train to do it? What do you recommend?
  25. 2 points
    Made 83kg Saturday morning with a bit of water manipulation, and king kong training is going well. I'll be in bad shape when I start bending again, but oh well. Flask and shallow hub keep going up, crusher and anvil trainer are stuck I think, I'd be happy with 125 and maybe 145 on those. Would love to hit 88 flask and 50 shallow hub, might happen. 2 more training sessions to go, and who knows what I can actually do it the contest.
  26. 2 points
    Haha no don't take that as me saying your information is bad. Just that it's easier to compare yourself to people like yourself, you have done a lot of feats way faster than the average grip guy and it's probably not realistic for others to expect that type of fast progress. Totally agree on all your progressive steps tho, whether that makes one an inch lifter or not its still going to get you a huge improvement in thick bar strength.
  27. 2 points
    Your use of past tense bothers me Bill - have you given up on achieving this feat? You're still breathing and so long as you keep doing that why throw the towel in? A number of very determined posters have finally managed to achieve the feat over the years. Some have even taken a break for extended periods before resuming battle. If they got there then one day so will I - and I reckon you could as well. You just need to get quite obsessed !!!!
  28. 2 points
    A few years back, I encouraged Bob Sundin to write an article for MILO on how he conquered the Inch. The timing was not right for him, and MILO is now defunct. I would be willing to pay money to read a small book, pamphlet or decent article if he would do it, and quite frankly, most of the people interested in lifting the Inch should be as well. Bob is not a big guy, does not have big hands, and is on the back side of Middle Age. He approached the feat with dedication and patience, and eventually made his goal. As far as I am concerned, I would look to him for advice before any of the monster Inch Lifters, as most of them have none of the strikes against them that Bob in theory has. edit: Adam, you made your post as I was typing mine. Didn’t mean to discount your good advice.
  29. 2 points
    Actually, my wife told me to train outside today... Kinda shocked about that... My neighbor cut a huge tree down, so this bad boy was laying around, looking for a home. Don't know how much it weighs 225 lb sandbag... One day, want to press it overhead... One day Getting leaner around 265 lbs these days & my lower back is feeling better & stronger
  30. 2 points
  31. 2 points
    You are going to get over 90 years old, there's still time!
  32. 2 points
    And there's s super easy tricks you can learn so that any person can squeeze your hand as hard as they want and you won't feel anything. Doesn't matter how strong they are.
  33. 2 points
    WD-40 is still an anti-corrosion agent, not a lubricant and dries quickly, and oils for weapons or sewing machines do not flow well into the gap between the axis of the crusher and its “body”. I mixed them in a ratio of 1 to 1 (or 2 wd to 1 oil), the resulting mixture flowed well around the axis and began to flow from the other side. A few days later wd evaporated and only oil remained in the working gap ...
  34. 2 points
    There have been a few threads speculating about how many have lifted the inch. No one knows, and this list won’t tell us how many actually have, if they don’t see it to respond or have video, but if you have a video and would like to be part of this thread, please submit it. Would be cool to see how many hits we can get of actual video footage of inch dumbbell lifters on the board of Gripucation! I’ll be the first to post... I will post a few from 2 different Thomas inches. (Please, no stopping of the rotation with the off hand or “almost” lifts). This is for a record of full lifts.
  35. 2 points
    @acorn checkmate bw 215 lb also hit a pr 112.5 kg on 3” at Olympia so this is pretty great week to be working dem clamps
  36. 2 points
    Here is video of the 265 x 10 on bench press.
  37. 2 points
    For "posterity" - my video of the lift I mentioned above: I'm 55 here.
  38. 2 points
    ANNOUNCEMENT: Bader will be hosting a King Kong venue in Dubai again this year! We're up to 24 venues in 12 countries and 4 continents, and there may still be a couple more venues confirmed in the coming weeks...
  39. 2 points
    ANNOUNCEMENT: Adam Glass will be hosting a King Kong venue in Fort Worth, Texas! Still more venues are in the works...
  40. 2 points
    14.9.19 lift in Vegas, Mr Olympia arm lifting championship. Weigh in 98kg SB #4 - 5.5 seconds Rolling thunder 100 kg miss at 103 kg axle 180 kg miss at 185 kg 3” Saxon 112.5 kg miss at 115kg 1st Place overall finish 394/400 points. miles of walking post contest.
  41. 2 points
    Getting closer on the no set.
  42. 2 points
    TNS close of COC #3 162ish No set attempt at a hard 3.5
  43. 2 points
    Wow, how did you manage to get those 3.5 handles on the spring of a Guide? Truly a great magician, good work Joe.
  44. 2 points
    21.6.19 the most useful overall grip tools? The question comes up all the time. Everyone’s answer is equally useful data. When I first began serious training of my hands it was in support of steel bending and some tearing / breaking interests. What got my attention was seeing the contest demonstrating how incredibly strong the “grip guys” were compared to the benders. In 2009 I began training for grip contests. My 2009 training was centered on double overhand axle, 2” vertical bar, single hand pinching blobs and plates, and torsion spring grippers. During this year I could close a 2.5 very easily but not a 3. My 2009 numbers would be like 380 doh A, 195-200 RT, 305 vertical bar, 2.5 COC (138-143 lb range a guess) I wasn’t training 2 hand pinch so I would only predict 165-175 range. For three years my focus was inch lifts, 2 hand euro pinch, griptopz heads, Vulcan gripper, 2” v bar, axle. Various lifts came and gone in vogue through the seasons but those never left rotation. I set my whole training season around World Strongest Hands series and the decathlon events. 2012 was my year when I felt the snow ball star the avalanche. Through the year my accumulated bests were 463 Doh axle (training) 433 Meet, 262 2HP (training) 255 meet, 350 2” vbar (training) 340 meet, 191 SE (training) 185 SE meet. I accomplished the 2nd highest 3 lift total in North America behind Andrew. I have literally a hundred different grip handles/tools but I only am using about 6 of them. 2013 very strong season. Mighty Mitts, WSH, International push pull. Incredibly diverse tool set- almost all training done with Inch, blob, Anvil, Axle and europinch. 2014-2018 I moved across the country. Changed jobs, changed everything. For 4 years I focused on figuring out gymnastics and Calisthenics. For these 4 years I used only 4 grip tools- 2” v bar, my 2”x4” Saxon bar, Rolling Thunder, and Fatgripz. In 2014 I achieved my leanest lowest adult weight of 181 lb@5% body fat. At such a lower weight than my contest weight of 215 I felt strong in a handstand and weak in a shoulder press. 2018 to present - training grip 3-4 days a week. My gym bag has only 6 things in it. I’m at a new level of overall strength to 5 years ago. 445 doh training 423 contest, 289 two hand pinch contest, 231 rolling thunder contest 231 anvil contest all at a lighter/leaner body weight than 2012. Progress has many colors of expression not just black and white The lesson learned over 10 years is this - overhand Axle - 2 hand pinch - 1 hand fat bell with something that creates rotation- some vertical bar - plate curls These are the top 5 for grip. I don’t think you need more than fatgripz and some kind of 2 hand pinch figured out the first 2 years to make phenomenal gains. There are probably 250 grip handles/devices/apparatus you can get right now but probably only 10 of them are truly useful and only 4-5 are truly necessary. Save your money buying gear you don’t need and instead invest in traveling to a meet with vets and learning what’s up. You’ll make more progress from attending one meet than buying 10 new toys
  45. 2 points
    20.6.19 on the prevention, overcoming, and rising past injury. Exchanging messages this week a joking suggestion emerged- Half Penny, Stub, Shallow Hub- to a 1.5” cross bar- lifted while prone on the seal bench...a lot of people over coming injury. I probably keep in touch with 30 serious real adult athletes. Men who have a job, family, property, all levels of normal life but stay on track. On track with not just a fitness regime but also pursuing a high level in some sport. It’s not a money thing it’s something they love. Injury is the biggest killer of staying in the game. Fatigue and pain make us cowards. It becomes very easy to give up on goals when it’s no longer a straight forward march. To play the game longer you need to understand the cost. Tissue is laid along lines of stress, this provides mechanical advantage. Across bone, tendon, ligament, muscle we see increased rigidity. All motion of gen tissue system product of 1 mechanical properties of tissue & 2 contractile capability of NS+GTS. When one direction becomes excessively rigid there will be problems for all other motions. One side on a pully series is unable to overcome its antagonist direction. You have loss of elasticity. Reduced range of motion can be stated as loss of function. It can be simply viewed at joints of body. This particular joint has X number of motions and those motions posse X percentage of motion. It is not as personal trainers and coaches say necessary to maintain “full rom” but it is essential to maintain proportional amounts of rom for the specific build of your body. I am pointing at the relationships of rigidity across the body Many things cause pain immediately-cuts, impacts, burns, cold. This pain is a signal to move away or stop moving. Particular to motion- the long term pain is the signal to regain motion. A shoulder that hurts for 3 months is not just a signal to take it easy- it’s a signal to do differently and regain missing functionality. This is not Snuggie to wrap around every instance of pain. Cancers, nervous system dis function, genetic disorders- there are times when the conditions do not allow one to regain. On the particular topic of grip and pain. Observation over 10+ years of being a member here. Many people begin Grip training after successfully healing an older injury by including new grip lifts. Many people stop doing Grip training because they get an injury to arm. added new motions = regaining functionality staying in the same angles too long = loss of functionality There are many grip centered lifts and activities- but still generally they are a limited range of total motions. The arms have most degrees of joint articulation starting from shoulder to finger tip. This produces under use injury as one area of tissue is heavily developed while another under trained. The great news, this is social cause. This is a paradigm thing. You did that. You can fix it. When you say “Grip is X” you are also saying what it’s not. You’ll do what is and ignore what is not. Here is the short cut. Every time you move, event sport, every lift, every time a muscle fires- is all the same thing— motion. A chain of pulleys moving a bone from position A to B. This can understood by examining what joint motion is occurring and understanding what motions are paired oppositionally. If X still makes you hurt- don’t stop moving. Instead what has opposition relationship to the pattern you are hurting in. If you can’t do that- than do whatever you can that is pain free. Don’t break your schedule. It’s sadly easy to break the habit of training with the habit of not training. Expand your thinking. Now more interesting than the resolution of mechanical pain is what happens if you continue to do this, year after year. Strength sports are a battle of attrition. Everyone will get injured. If you do nothing you will get hurt worse. 45-55 years old is the prime of all the greats in strength. Not blown apart before 35 because they are too lazy to learn the game. All useful topics of training are testable. The only thing dumber than ignorance of expert advice is to blindly follow it. Question all things and you can discover the answers no one can tell you.
  46. 2 points
    If you take the time to study the results from Isometric training from the past - you will find that isometric work strengthens you in a fairly narrow range on both sides of the position worked. Therefore - as pinch work for grip is almost always isometric in nature - all widths should be trained.
  47. 1 point
    Here is my beginning to TNS the COC 3.5 base line starts here
  48. 1 point
    I've seen your workout reports. This should be easy for you (and if it isn't, I'm in trouble!).
  49. 1 point
    I bet you can in 6 months! That hard 3 you had a bit of a hard time closing will be a toy soon.
  50. 1 point
    Check out Lucas Raymond He won reddits vbar competition with 40lbs over nr 2!
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