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  1. 14 points
    First time I’ve gotten more than one rep on film. Today was a perfect day. Thank you, Lord! double Triple
  2. 7 points
    Back by popular demand. if this were an election, the ballots were so one sided that even electoral votes wouldn’t have changed it. 😁 to respond to some of the sentiments as to “why” a poll thread, my thoughts are why not. There was a brief period where I wondered if I pissed every single member off here due to the restricted mode posting. So I was indeed curious to see where I really stood around here. a poll thread allows brutal honesty and at the same time allows others (who are obviously not as loud as me!😆) to remain relatively silent with their vote. Basically, an anonymous “no” vote is easier for closet haters to avoid conflict, and/or not have to face any flaming. So I felt it was the way to go. also, very democratic. for those who like that style of rule. anywho, glad to be back. Bench still sucks, but the Stache is on fleek again.
  3. 6 points
  4. 5 points
    When did Tommy start caring whether he was welcome or what other people thought? I'm saddened by this.
  5. 5 points
    29.12.19 body weight 219 lb 1 hour wrestling drills this morning at open mat Team Texas Practice with Tanner Merkle & Eric Milfeld orange fatgripz doh 225-1-2, 245-1, 265-1, 315-1-3 (best conventional rep) 325-1 sumo best rep for December contest, 335-1 fast down but strong lift, 315-1 some rt and pinch block reps while talking smack followed by Revolvers and Chili
  6. 5 points
    Decided to start doing this stuff again after taking a 9(ish) year hiatus.
  7. 4 points
    I have decided to do some bending again and I will log it here. It will be primarily reverse bending and maybe some DU as well. I'm not fleixible enough to bend DO unfortunately. No goals really, it is just for fun. I need a break from gripper training since I feel it's really tough mentally for me right now.
  8. 4 points
    December 31, 2019 Before Supper Bit of New Year’s Eve work. High Incline Press wu to 70/75/80/82.5/85/82.5 x 5r DB Bench 100e x 9/10/10 - left db wasn’t centred in my left hand on the first set. Some grip; grippers, Dinnie lifts, Saxon, and rice digs https://www.instagram.com/p/B6wlx4sAbLn/?igshid=vdt0r5ty7bfc
  9. 4 points
    acorn

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    Did more year end testing on Friday. They had a Deadlift party at the gym. I managed to pull 210kg or 462#. Back was hurting so I didn't go any higher. Went conventional up to 200kg then sumoish pull on the 210kg due to back already acting up. The gym got some video of the various lifters for instagram and I am 5th one in the set. After that did some Saxon bar, blob, Saxon Flip top, 2 slick ivanko 45's pinch with little chalk 1HP. Blob got a nice front raise RH, and 2 finger and thumb lift. Didn't quite have enough steam left to get a clean though. Was after Saxon maxing, saxon workout, Saxon flip top maxing and training, etc. Saxon bar topped out at 260#. Couldn't get the chalk right and felt slick. Saxon flip top I topped out at 290 and got 300# a few inches.
  10. 4 points
    I have a garage gym (albeit a nice one). I will generalize somewhat my choices. An IM Axle and/or Blue Fat Grips. A 2 3/8" Fat bar or dumbbells. A set of Orange Fat Grips (2.75 to 3" depending on what bar you put it on). Various widths of a Pinch Device. I'm a fan of David Horne's Euro setup because I have one and it offers pinch from 1/2" to whatever depending of how many spacers you have. A pain to adjust for contests but easy enough with slots in the spacers for training. In addition I have a 3" x 4" Saxon Bar and also 3" x 4" Saxon Dumbbells. I may build a 2" and 2.5" Saxon but I don't feel they are "necessary" - I'd just like to have my numbers on them. For crush strength an Ivanko Super Gripper is as good as a collection of "nutcracker" grippers. Grippers have nearly zero carry over to other things anyway but the ISG makes for a nice warm up. I have but seldom use the dozens of other grip items I have. As a climber I am also a big fan of the Hangboard for finger tip strength. Adam's advice for a "Rolling Handle" is something I can't seem to ever progress on despite a lot of use - therefore I have taken it out of my rotation unless it's in the next contest. All the "tiny" items are fun but for "development" I don't find much value unless as Adam said - it's in the next contest. My Tips Tester invention does offer some value - especially if you are a climber. "Levering" in all directions is critical for me - all my lifts decline unless I keep my wrist strength up. Single end DBs or hammers - especially rotational movements. The one different item I have and find real value with is a homemade David Horne "Tombstone" set up on an adjustable strength gripper that I can use as a high rep pinch device that offers a "pinch with movement". No doubt responsible for much of my Euro results. Adam has it all covered - i just have just a few different devices due to having purchased or made something similar or some personal preferences.
  11. 3 points
    Yes, that is the plan unless the CTS gripper like device idea does not pan out. In that case we would use grippers with standard 20mm block set. - Aaron
  12. 3 points
    Tommy left by his choice - he should return by his choice - not a poll number. He's volatile and short fused but has knowledge to offer - his choice. It's totally up to him. But if we're trying to see who objects - I do not.
  13. 3 points
  14. 2 points
    For the first time ever, the GSI North American Grip Sport Championships will be coming to Canada. This will be the biggest grip contest I’ve ever organized (excluding multi-venue comps). If you’ve never attended one of my contests, you won’t want to miss this one! 2020 North American Grip Sport Championships June 6th, 2020 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Events: Silver Bullet Two-Hand Flask Two-Hand 2 3/8” Napalm’s Nightmare Little Big Horn (6” lift) Two-Hand Tips Tester 40-Item Grip Medley (Men) / 20-Item Grip Medley (Women) Weight Classes: Men’s 83 kg Men’s 105 kg Men’s 105+ kg Men’s 50+ Years Open Women’s Open Impressive awards for top three finishers in each class! Tentative Schedule: Weigh-Ins: 9 am to 10:30 am Contest Start: 11 am Entry Fee - $50 USD / $60 CAD Last Man Standing Format / Percentage-Based Scoring Venue TBA You must qualify in order to compete in this contest. Complete information on how to qualify can be found in this thread: Here is the list of competitors who have already qualified: Contact Eric Roussin (eroussin@rogers.com, 613-986-1724 or by private message) to register and/or for additional information.
  15. 2 points
    While final decisions on the events to be featured in the 2020 International King Kong Grip Challenge will only be made in the new year, we can announce that the main contest date will be October 24th, 2020. individual venue promoters will once again have the option to run the contest up to two weeks earlier. More details will be shared in a couple of months.
  16. 2 points
    Guys and gals, I don't know if you've ever heard of Clint Darden. This dude was around way back in the day, when I first got involved in Strongman and Grip in 2002. It's a "Never met the guy, but I feel like I know him," kind of thing. Anyway, as much as he inspired me back then, he's doing so even more now. I've shared a couple things on Facebook about Clint, but basically this dude is on chemotherapy and doing the exact opposite of just about every other person I've ever met that was on chemo. He's continuing to live his life like he wasn't even sick. I've seen a lot of people basically just shut down and give up, but not Clint. Pretty motivating, if you ask me. Clint was recently in Columbus for a seminar, he traveled in from Cyprus, where he lives and he gave this speech. The most important stuff is the last 5 minutes, but seriously, just watch all 15 minutes.
  17. 2 points
    We did favorite beers. Why not my achilles heel? What's your favorite dessert? Mine is a baked thick piece of cheesecake. My wife makes a special recipe Peanut Butter Cheescake that has 18,000 calories in the whole cheesecake. 🤣
  18. 2 points
    No touching of forearm and weighed. Other vid is sledgehammer feat 12lb stamped(13.3) side coin DL and 8 lb(9.4) front coin dl. Merry Wristmas to all!
  19. 2 points
    I know the guy personally. I've met him in FIBO, Cologne, Germany after my friend Christoph @honk introduced us. It was more of a business meeting nothing grip at all. We did speak a thing or two about grip but that's it. I was told by many Germans he is legit and is very strong in the thick bar. He had his grippers with him at the sports exhibition. Dude is passionate about grip and looks legit. He is a gentleman and I don't think he is the type that cheats. Again, we didn't train grip. But knowing him from the one meeting I saw this can be true. Especially of the bar doesn't have rotation then it is doable I guess. I too like @Mike Rinderle can lift around 300 pounds one handed on a 2.5" non rotating bar. Juha did something like 175KG one handed I believe.
  20. 2 points
    I hope it’s real, because I personally like the guy. He seems like a cool dude from the interactions I’ve had with him. But yes, seems way above and beyond.
  21. 2 points
    Get your Bench thread fired back up!
  22. 2 points
    Yup! That’s why it’s better to get the bar than a load of pin one.
  23. 2 points
    I saw Adam Glass using it for curls and all kinds of stuff. I look forward to getting ahold of one.
  24. 2 points
    Also, Saxon is a double whammy as well as it also has a wrist component. You use wrist flexion along with the pinch to lift.
  25. 2 points
    I love that no matter how long it's been since I've last visited the board, I can always come back to this subforum and see this log still going strong lol
  26. 2 points
    30.12.19 today I woke up sore from wrestling Sunday. New addition - double underhand axle. 215-2, 235-2, 255-1, 275-1, 305-1, 325-1, 345-1. Doh axle conventional 355-1-5 doh sumo 375-1-5 single hand thumbless axle 125-1/1, 145-1/1, 165-1/1, 185-1/1-3, 195-1L miss R. Single arm Saxon curl 2.5” x 5” fbbc bar 51-3, 58-2,-2,1,1,1,1,1,1,1 pr hand balance 25 minutes smooth hollow back entries but no steering for hspu
  27. 2 points
    Yes! It’s usually Half of what you can do on a rolling thunder or crusher that’s 2 1/2 inches. My max on this is 106.They say if you can lift 100 on this you are good for the Thomas inch, That was definitely true for me. This is the best tool to lift the inch my opinion.
  28. 2 points
    I agree with Adam on the actual Saxon over a loading pin set up for being able to do more things. Thanks for the compliment/recognition! Joe
  29. 2 points
    Thanks Adam. Which widths do you feel would give a man the best all around? Man, some of your stuff along with Joseph Sullivan's stuff is outstanding. Didn't realize how weak my grip had become until I started messing around with some this stuff. The blue fat gripz flat out humbled me.
  30. 2 points
  31. 2 points
    Very strong buddy. Very few people in the world lift the inch. To rep it? That's way fewer!!! Well done
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  34. 2 points
    Don, things are finally getting back to “normal” health-wise. All of the bicep and forearm pain has been better the past few weeks. So this looks like something I will devote all of the early/mid-year training too again. Last year was a blast!
  35. 2 points
    Just trying to catch up to the Flesh meister!
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  37. 2 points
    Thank you. This was a great day. First time I’ve gotten a double or more on film. Very happy about that.
  38. 2 points
    Bravo! Now that is how you do a double and a triple: controlled negative, no re-gripping.
  39. 2 points
    I support a return if and only if he maintains an appropriately sized mustache.
  40. 2 points
    Grip isn't a big enough community to banish people everybody should be in here sharing knowledge.
  41. 2 points
    That gun toting foul mouthed crazy old fool? Hell yeah, we miss his schtick (New York liberal word for thang). come on back, tommy!
  42. 2 points
    Definitely come back. People forget that Tommy has done all the major grip feats and even the smaller ones, too! Interested in seeing his bench press numbers as He stated his goal for 4 HUN about a year ago.
  43. 2 points
    Welcome to the club. The Fantastic stopped me just short several times. Would love to see you get it.
  44. 2 points
    Yea, that's the most I ever pulled with a mixed grip on an axle. I can't even fathom doing it DO.
  45. 2 points
    Chris attending a contest at your home was a highlight for me. A truly marvelous collection of challenges you have there!
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    FEAT OF THE YEAR 💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪
  48. 2 points
    Tanner sent me this last night after the Arlington Cow Girls blew their division- 365 lb on Orange gripz -Edit - if footage of CB losing games is this potent of a preworkout the good news is ample supply I’m betting the only lifter in North America who will do better is whenever Carl puts up his submission.
  49. 2 points
    From what I've seen of Grip Genie grippers and of cheap grippers for sale in China, there doesn't seem to be much of a difference between them. Take the crap springs with crazy spring set depths and give it a rainbow handle, then sell it for the same price as one of the more quality grippers we all know and love. meh
  50. 2 points
    Many of you know I completely ruptured my A2 Pulley on my Right Ring Finger Back in November 2018. I had Surgery to repair it February 22nd because it totally tore off the bone and there was no chance of it healing on its own. I only started training grippers again a couple months ago. Today was just my 9th gripper session back. Luckily I found an amazing hand doctor in NYC and my recovery is going incredibly fast. My goal today was to close a COC #3.5 MMS for the first time since surgery. Its a lighter one at 172 lb RGC but I completely blew that goal out of the water today and closed it for 4 straight singles with a paused set like it was nothing. I could have done more but I decided to stop there. When the injury happened, I thought I had no chance to ever close the MM8. Just really happy right now and feel super lucky. My goal is to come back stronger than ever and I am super confident that will happen now. whatever adversity you face in training, try and stay positive and keep fighting. Here is the first close from today:
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