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  1. Figured to share it here as well. Very cool to finally got this milestone. Ordered 3x20kg plates yesterday, and hopefully theyre perfect plates as they seem for the 3x20kg pinch lift.
    25 points
  2. After a 6 month hiatus from grippers, I started training them again once a week last October and now hit a big milestone in closing my 190 rated GG6. https://youtu.be/ixIpeHI1vrk
    14 points
  3. The last few days, I had been thinking about Bruce White and the Inch Dumbbell and wondering what the heck he was doing down in a corner of the world isolated from the majority of the billions of people inhabiting Planet Earth. The following are a series of comments, observations, recollections and rehashing of things regarding the Inch Dumbbell. The hard core folks here will know much of it. Some pieces, not the case. This past week, I emailed Randy Strossen and asked him what he thought of Bruce White. He told me he was communicating with him in the early 1990s, and the first time
    13 points
  4. Smoked 375.3 tonight wish I’d have done this sleeveless so I can bow out of the race and await the winner of the bottle. However, I’m sticking to my guns. It has to be 100% raw, like what is defined in a power meet. So I can’t claim it raw until it happens sleeveless. Further sticking to my guns, I will also not be claiming the bottle when I do bench 375 raw, as mentioned previously. Wouldn’t be fair to those working hard for it naturally.
    9 points
  5. Did two reps fairly strict on my 20kg plate. The true weight of the plate is 19.8kg and the diameter is 36cm. For reference I finished the workout with doing 18 reps with my 15kg plate that has a diameter of 34cm. It was actually my biceps that fatigued first. With the center of gravity being so far out the actual weight for the biceps is closer to 24kg so it gets quite heavy after a bunch of reps.
    9 points
  6. Went ahead and hit 4 plates in the red SS today also. Homie ATG been wanting to see this one fall I think. Here it is brother! Total weight is 407 and some change. sorry for the wait on these 1RM’s.. I really don’t like maxing. I tend to get a little worried I’m gonna get some kind of injury doing it. So as a result I like to hold off until I’m sure I’ll get it.
    8 points
  7. I'll work on pressing it next!
    8 points
  8. I've been hitting a lot of new feats lately. Getting stronger. Finally snatched a 50lb blob after a few years of trying. And did a sloppy combo feat of 174lb inch replica + 50lb blob curl by the face.
    7 points
  9. Continuing the tradition of a winter grip contest started by Eric Milfeld and Paul Knight - we will have a DFW Grip contest this February. 27 Feb (Saturday) 4 pm. Weatherford Tx. this contest will be held on private property and will absolutely be hosted on time. PM if you have questions/concerns. Guests are welcome to protect themselves as they see fit but no one will be asked to anything other than enjoy themselves and lift strong. classic 4 event contest with ArmliftingUSA rule set - Silver Bullet hold with Captain of Crush grippers. A new out of the package #4 wil
    7 points
  10. Wait til they replace it. It grows. "We do all the hip surgeries for the current and former Baltimore Ravens. We've never seen a femur this this thick. What did you do to it?" Bwahaha Said my femur was 20% bigger at the top than any they had dealt with. Lol
    7 points
  11. Hey guys! From what I can tell 2020 has been a great bending year for many of us. What was your favorite bends/bending related moments of 2020 and what you are looking forward to accomplish this coming year? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ My favorite bends this year: * 8x180mm A2 bolt in one IMP - DO * 8x133mm CRS - DO, doubles * 160kg GBI Cert - DO, doubles * 10x180mm A2 bolt - Braced, doubles * 8x180mm 12.9 bolt - Braced, doubles * Red nail Snap. Go
    7 points
  12. COLOSSUS BAR: 1/2” x 2” x 47 1/4” flat bar. This bar was first bent by Carl-August Mertz @camz I became the 3rd person to bend it today. The bar makes Goliath look like a little guy. Very hard to wrestle with because it is so wide. My hands, wrists and biceps are trashed more so than from other long bars I have done. I need to train those areas more before attempting a wider bar. Very happy with this bend! Video:
    6 points
  13. I hate to interrupt the big kids bending big horseshoes but here I am nonetheless. No crazy bends for me today. Two 5/16x7+ HRS (both freehand cut to a bit over 7 1/4 I think) and then four easy red nails. The last two took me around 30 seconds each. All bends were in IMPs. Again, nothing to write home about but I’m grateful to be well ahead of where I was this time last year.
    6 points
  14. Yes, like Rindo said. The two SX7’s really ramped up toward the end. I think it’s due to the fact that they were welded together and toward the end the curvature of the bends don’t align very well. I had to fight hard to get uit past 180. Yeah, Bergmann went through his alot quicker. I’ve also experienced some of the hard Kerckhaerts. It seems to affect several of their models, perhaps all. The majority of their shoes will vary very little and then they’ll have an odd ball here and there that is significantly harder.
    6 points
  15. Nevermind.... screw the bicep! couldn’t resist! 😜 315 for 7 reps! Huge pr!
    6 points
  16. New double underhand cert from Cody @Beyond the Bend Podcast with a A4 6" bolt:
    5 points
  17. Thank you for this Jan! also, apologies to everyone for the hiatus. I’ve been intentionally avoiding the bending forum.. I know that if I stay in the mix I’ll end up back bending heavily and other training would fall by the wayside. I can’t even begin to relay how hard it has been to fight the urge to bend DO.. now that I’m stronger across the chest and front delts than ever before, I tend to drool thinking about what’s possible for me to bend DO now.
    5 points
  18. Probably the ugliest reps I’ve put in the thread... but hey... 350 for 3
    5 points
  19. Congrats to Jeremias Mäki from Finland for joining the GHP Gripper Challenge list!
    5 points
  20. Since @David_wigrenis dating my mother and will become my stepfather I thought ill walk in his footsteps and try some horseshoe bending! Okay that might not be true but @Griparn sent me a horseshoe "Diamond Classic 1 or 0 not sure" and we swapped grippers to hit our ranges better (perhaps) thanks alot Griparn for that, I have high hopes to close that #4 in time! Not in great shape regarding grippers since it was some time ago and also my body is very worn atm but just had to try! #t 3 #1.5 3 #2 3 #3 1 1 #4 0 0 0 last attempt is best attempt
    5 points
  21. Thought i would start a training log, hoping this will keep me motivated each day and help build a routine. I have a few goals Initially. I want to lose a bit of weight. I have put on so much excess fat, I'm currently 118.4kg (261lbs) I'm looking to get back down to 100kgs as this is where I felt fittest and most comfortable. Next I want to increase my grips strength. Im currently using a Gods of Grip Tlaloc gripper its around the same rating as a #0.5 COC which i can rep for 13 reps. I'm gonna initially train with the GOG grippers as i have a full set. and move on to COC at som
    5 points
  22. I did a lot of unpadded shoe bends as well. It stops hurting as much over time. Of course when they replaced my hip last year they noted that I had a huge bone growth at the top of my right femur. Asked if my work put pressure on that point regularly because they hadn't seen anything like that before. When I explained, the surgeon just started laughing.
    5 points
  23. Top of the thigh were like 90% numb when I was heavy into horseshoe bending. Took years for the sensation to fully come back. Also it’s a hardening thing. Over time the leg will simply be able to handle more abuse. I remember injuring my leg when I was just starting out by crushing a DC2 horseshoe against my leg. A few years in, a DC2 would’ve been useless even as a warmup shoe, and the idea of getting injured by one would’ve been laughable to me.
    5 points
  24. Nice job! They really do vary a lot. What you have to do on the SX7 #2s to make them challenging is weld two of them together and then bend them. 😁 It's called the Predator Shoe. Brian Blazer was sending out all these crazy challenge shoes at the time for Bergman, Wigren, and I to try. This froze up at the end. With the ends welded together they were fighting against each other too much for me to get it past 180. Anyway, awesome bends man!
    5 points
  25. I'm starting to feel froggy again. I should be back on the bench within the next month. My current training program consists of walking 1-2 miles a day. 🙄
    5 points
  26. Gentlemans! It´s 2021! A summary of the last months will follow soon, but now we have the first cert in 2021. We have another A2 5,5" one IMP bender! Great fight from @Martin Kotte List was updated and here is the video:
    5 points
  27. So far they’ve been super accurate. This is the app for 1rm I’ve been using according to this one, my max should be 389!.. not 100% sure about that one tho.. I suspect I’ve been in the 370 range for over a month tho. But dang the bicep has thrown a wrench in my game!.. that said, I will not be doing anymore arm wrestling any time soon. A hurt bicep is a dumb ass problem to have to work around while having bench goals. I’ll do what I can to not let it happen again once it’s 100%. I may go ahead and try for a 1rm next session. Not sure what t
    5 points
  28. I am very happy with my bending in 2020. I accomplished all of my main goals. These are the bends I can think of that I am most proud of: Double Overhand: Bastard in 1/3 IMP Double Overhand: Horrido 8.8 bolt x 6.5” Double Overhand: GBI 210 Bar Double Overhand: Devil’s Challenge: bending 66 x 6” Bastards in a row Double Overhand: Bending a 50 lb box of 60d nails plus 150 nails: 725 nails total Braced: Iron Grip Russian 265kg 12” Bar Braced: 2 x 6” Red Nails taped together Braced: 3 x Grade 5 bolts taped together Braced: 5 x 6” nails taped
    5 points
  29. Thanks @Slippery Pete and @Donc101 nice to hear. Yes the Horrido Bending Project was also a Highlight for me this year. I have never thought that this would grow so fast. But that's because of all the steel benders out there who give it a chance and who are supporting this. This is really great and I am very thankfull for all of that and for all of you. In my mind we are just at 50% with this project. There will be a lot more in the future and my plan for 2021 is to let it grow more and get more professional but also keep it very personal for our great community!
    5 points
  30. Nice topic here. 2020 was an up and down for me, but here are my favourite bends in a wild order: Red Nail 6" in one IMP CRS Square 8mm x 5,5" in doubles CRS Square 8mm x 7" in IGP's Bolt A2 8mm x 5,5" in one IMP All double overhand of course. Goals for 2021 are the following: Bolt 10.9 (as always) Red Nail 5,5" in one IMP Tsar Let's see how 2021 goes...
    5 points
  31. Again Daniel from England with a new braced cert! The 12.9 Bolt.
    5 points
  32. It seems it is a pain keeping track of your workouts without writing stuff down, so I'll start a new log for that reason. Atm I'm doing a lot of pinch work with a knurled block I made. And I also recently made a 2" handle with an offset bar. A Holle dumbbell essentially but a smaller diameter. I also use a threaded bar for the weights on this so I can lock them tight. So it behaves like a solid dumbbell along with a offset handle, it's very taxing and difficult to lift. So I'll use that, the block, and another Holle dumbbell I have with 62.8mm diameter.
    4 points
  33. Couldn't agree more. Bending to light stuff for volume will not make you much stronger at bending. It might give you better endurance, better pain tolerance and tougher skin (if you use less wrapping) but to be able to bend harder stuff you need to bend increasingly harder stuff.
    4 points
  34. 60mm offset Holle it training. Hardest setting 22.5kg x 3 L+R 32.5kg x 2 L+R 36.5kg x 1 L+R 38.5kg x 1 L+R 42.5kg x 0* R 0 Left but good "air" *pulled pretty high but not full lockout. Very Good progress for me. Bar at lowest "6 oclock" 2nd hardest setting . 52.5kg x 1 L+R 54.5kg x 1 R 0 L nearly locked out. 62.5kg x 0 but air L+R Bar at "9oclock" finger setting. 62.5KG x 1 L+R 72.5kg x 1 R 0 L
    4 points
  35. Here is the first interview from many that will follow. No other than @Tommy J. is included in this. Link: https://www.horrido-bending.com/post/interview-001-tommy-jennings Any feedback on this format? Just let me know!
    4 points
  36. Today’s training coc 2.5 12 reps right 7 reps left ghp7 2 reps right forced rep left ghp7 1 rep ccs coc 2.5 5 reps left Coc 2.5 11 reps right 5 reps left coc 2.5 10 reps right 4 reps left coc 2.5 8 reps right 5 reps left inverted Coc 2.5 5 reps right 6 reps left coc 2 15 reps right and left coc 1.5 45 reps right and left
    4 points
  37. Here are a couple snips from the action in the video:
    4 points
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    4 points
  39. Two new certs from yesterday. An english wednesday. A new face in form of Dom Crane did a main cert with a A2 6" and our well known snapping monster Daniel Dring bent the A4 in reverse style. Enjoy...
    4 points
  40. Thanks for the great program! I ran this program for 4 phases from mid-November to the end of December. The only reason I stopped is we were out of town for the holidays (I don't know how TSA handles grippers in carry-on) and I was returning to work in the office. Anyways, through four phases I went from a double on my unrated COC#2.5 to hitting 12 triples with the #2.5 in phase 4. Further, I was able to go from missing my filed #2.5 by 4 mm or so to closing it in early January and I can now hit 6 consecutive reps on my #2.5. Overall I would say the program was a success. I never
    4 points
  41. So a new year and some news from the website... I created a new section, a Blog, where I will post some "Bending Thoughts" in the future. So please check it out on the website: https://www.horrido-bending.com/blog Also the Home Site is in a new design! Here is a quote from the first blog post which fits here perfectly: I started the Horrido Bending Project in summer and I was really surprised how fast and how good this thing arrived at the bending community. Here I have to thank you all who are into it and who support this project. This really means a lot for me. Thanks y
    4 points
  42. Happy New Year! I wish all enthusiasts of grip - so that everything planned comes true in 2021! Cheers!
    4 points
  43. A couple descent braced bends today. DHWOG 14mm x 14” and FBBC 12” Mother of all Bastards. Here is video and pics:
    4 points
  44. 4 points
  45. Oh man, you are making me work! I think there have been five owners: 1. Thomas Inch 2. Reg Park and/or Reg Park Barbell Company 3. I used to know but I don’t any more. The serious veterans here from the UK know. I think it was during his ownership that it hit the “low” of disinterest. 4. Dave Prowse 5. Kim Wood So I asked “What did you pay for it?” He paused and then casually said “50 Quid”. Then I asked “When was that?” That time, when he paused, you could see the wheels rolling around in his head, and he said “Around 1971”. I posted that date on
    4 points
  46. Not to rain on any parades. ATG has been killing plate curls for many years, with no competition seemingly. He mastered that feat long before Khaled or Larry showed up. And imo, is THE guy to beat worldwide on wrist strength. Namely strict plate curls! But I believe ATG to also have the most well rounded strong wrists, period. While i do have nothing but praise for Khaled, AND Larry, I do find myself somewhat scoffing at the idea that no homage was paid by anyone in that video to Adams unmatched plate curl ability, and wrist strength in general. Ive made mention before here on the board,
    4 points
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