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  1. Yes, this was buried someplace else on the forum, but this needs everyone's full attention. Here it is, from IronMind's website yesterday evening: https://ironmind.com/news/Vincent-Rivellese-Certifies-on-the-Captains-of-Crush-No.-3-Gripper/ Perhaps the best series of quotes by Vinnie on any Cert writeup ever; it's great. Congratulations Vinnie! Hbgzr
    28 points
  2. THANK YOU! I am really, really happy. I've disregarded all other training for months to focus on this and then got set back with a terrible cold AFTER they sent me the gripper, so had to wait a couple weeks to make the attempt while the unopened package sat tantalizing me and tempting me to try it as soon as I could. This Monday I was back at work and did a few closes to see how I felt, seemed pretty close to how I was when I asked for the cert, so I shot over to Anton's and he and Anthony helped me vid. Those two are my mentors and great friends. I consider this an accomplishment up there with the things in my life I am most proud of doing, things like my education and my job, things that I had to earn. There are very few good feelings like those you get when you reap the rewards of your own efforts!
    24 points
  3. I got to borrow my friends Thomas inch replica that weighs around 80kg so a bit on the heavier end. Didn't really know what to expect since I've heard so many different stories on how much harder the inchreplica dumbbell is compared to inchtrainers etc was quite surprised that it moved this well on the first day. I can also say that working with holle-it-up dumbbells definitely prepares you well for the real inch. I would say somewhere around 60kg on my holle-it-up dumbbell on the hardest angle equals this inch. First time I touch it: Both hands: (my right elbow was super inflammed from armwrestling practise and blazed up hard carrying this badboy into my appartment
    17 points
  4. This was my first lift to lockout with the Inch. Been working at this for a little while now. Going to continue training and improving with it (longer hold at top/timed holds, also lifting it Left handed. Etc.)
    13 points
  5. next contest is 5Dec21 in Austin at Clay Edgin’s contest. Yes those are spin locks, yes the 100s are taller which makes it harder, not easier. And yes, you are welcome to join a north Texas contest and see how you fair with same set up
    12 points
  6. I said I would report back here either way after my cert attempt, and I would have done so if I had failed, so I guess it is only fair that I do so even though I managed to eke it out. I hope y'all will forgive the boast, because this really means a lot to me, and I want to share it. For some, this may be an unattainable goal, and for others, it is child's play and their goals are much higher. For me, it was a serious but not impossible challenge, one that would require effort and attention well beyond mere desire. I am not always so good at maintaining a regimen, keeping on task, and just plain working hard toward a goal. But for this, I did keep on task and I did work hard. I saw and thrived on slow, methodical progress, and I struck while the iron (mind) was hot. And it feels so good. https://ironmind.com/news/Vincent-Rivellese-Certifies-on-the-Captains-of-Crush-No.-3-Gripper/?fbclid=IwAR1qf9v4NWB3T5-1TvSN_a7vvyGrscuQQlcKGa3a3xr3apf2v_84CPiGEC4
    12 points
  7. Still needs work but i've been making a lot of progress lately!! the fatman is 53.3lbs
    12 points
  8. Body weight today 219 lb. I’m using 4 1.25 lb platemates on the face of the green bell. We got some 104 kg bells from Nathan Holle coming to north Texas this winter and I want to be ready when it arrives.
    10 points
  9. A guy about 5mins up the road from me does some welding for Strongman and Grip Equipment and he has a Train Axle at the shop. I attempted this about a month ago and broke it off the ground multiple times with no lockout. This past week I came back more recovered to give it a try and pulled off a complete lift. He had said it was about 230-240lbs but after lifting it I made sure to verify with my digital scale. Came in at 232lbs.
    9 points
  10. Fun but challenging exercise that really works wrist flexors and stabilizers. Started back doing these middle of last month as my left side is slowly healing from surgery done in June. Adam Glass, Jason Dingey would monsters at these without question- heck they are terrific at everything:) Great to do at end of workout.
    8 points
  11. will be a few weeks before I can use the right but in the meanwhile I’m going to stack reps.
    8 points
  12. CPW is proud to offer Grip Genie products and now we have even more! We now carry these great Grip Genie accessories: RGT (Rolling Grip Thing) Genie Hub Genie Block Genie Ball Genie Hilt Genie Extensor Bands The steel items (Hub, Block, Ball, Hilt) have excellent grippy black paint texture. They will hold chalk well. But wait, there's more! We have a limited edition collaboration gripper launching tonight at 5pm EST! You'll be able to choose an unrated gripper or pick an available rating at no extra charge.
    8 points
  13. This is my first long time hold after 2 year off
    7 points
  14. Hello guys! This is my certification attempt video. Yesterday I received the gripper in the mail, couple hours ago I crushed it two times from 20 block with the 15 minutes interval. Berserk mode and 3 days of break are the win conditions here. The hardest gripper I have ever closed! I'd like to thank to @Kashtan and @Ivan Pupchenko for the opportunity and motivation And also to Robert Baraban and FBBC for this awesome gripper. @Andrew P kindly asking you to review and judge my attempt, thanks in advance!
    7 points
  15. Is Qianchen a crush robot from another dimension? Take a look at this ridiculous strength:
    7 points
  16. Happy Thanksgiving two all.
    7 points
  17. At today's training session, I managed to DS close FBBC Hard at 77-79kg RGC by left hand - this is my PR for the left. In addition, I already closed my heavy CoC-3.5 for 3.5 micro reps much more confidently. The main part of today's training I was planning try to DS closing Standard Gripper Wolfram. To begin, I will express my opinion about gripper - the first and most striking is a hellish knurling! Much more angry than BB and GHP. So angry that I ripped a piece of skin from my palm on first attempt. In part, of course, this was because I hadn't trained grippers for two months due to the final part of preparation to KK and my skin had lost its strength. But only partly. The gripper knurling felt like I was trying to squeeze the full palm of razor blades!. And ... I liked this! This can be used instead of geranium or other pre-workouts) The same invigorating effect))) The load of the new spring is about 90kg RGC and I hope it does not decrease significantly - because this figure is exactly what I need in my training. The spring is very soft, with a smooth ride and without a surge of load at the end - it will only be a pleasure to work with such gripper. The only thing I could change in this gripper is to make the edge of the handle a little more rounded, because the tendon of little finger will take a very long time to get used to such a sharp edge digging into it .. In general, I am very grateful to Matt Cannon for this device and Anar Shiraliev for such a Royal gift! This is exactly what I needed to motivate in training!!!
    7 points
  18. Anar Shiraliev - insane.warrior MMS-set close Standard Gripper "Cobalt" (161lbs RGC)
    7 points
  19. Just got this gripper a few hours ago, here is my certification attempt
    7 points
  20. Bent a full sized 8.8mm nail, 11" long. Was fun
    6 points
  21. Anyway shouldn't YOU be schooling US on this, Mr. 3.5?
    6 points
  22. From top row to bottom: 1st Gods of Grip 2nd CoC collection (missing the #4) 3rd Powerball (missing a few, can't find them in Greece) 4th Heavy Grips (a few doubles, 200 and 250lbs) 5th One Grip & Bend Italia gripper 6th Armlifting Russia 7th two Hreysti and two Live Pro grippers (both made in China) 8th Viking grippers (Greek brand) and an Ironmind Rolling Thunder On the table : Armlifting Greece gripper line (belongs in the 5th row) and all the Armlifting Greece handles
    6 points
  23. Vinnie proves it’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog- well done sir
    6 points
  24. Today’s training hg300 10 reps right 4 reps left Ghp7 block set 3 reps right failed mms left coc 3 ccs 1 rep right hg300 2 reps left cobalt 1 rep right hg300 1 rep left Ghp7 mms 2 reps right coc 2.5 8 reps left hg300 6 reps right coc 2.5 7 reps left coc 2.5 19 reps right 7 reps left
    6 points
  25. Agree. Okay, what do we need to get this going? Does he need to be bribed?
    6 points
  26. After returning home from the store ( and 4 days off grip training ) i warmed up and repped twice in each hand, waited, then repped the gripper 4 times in both hands. New record for me! I assume it is a good sign of me crawling toward my goal of one much more difficult than what i cruised with ease today.
    6 points
  27. · The best “Grip Strength” routine I have ever found is “Power Forearms” done 2x a week for 4 to 5 weeks – followed by “Finger Curls” done double underhand in a power rack for 2 to 3 weeks. Zero other grip work during this period. When I return to implement training it seems everything has benefitted – especially pinch strength. · Chalk is not all the same – humidity can play a big role in what seems to work best. Experiment to find your personal best. That said there isn’t a huge difference for the most part. · Clean hands are critical – look for good “wipes” that have no lotions in them or a good no lotion soap like Lava. · Technique is a way bigger factor than people think – Just about every event can be increased with better technique – even without an actual increase in strength. Several people are good coaches in this area – especially Jedd who has DVDs on about everything grip related. Myself – Aaron – David and some others come to mind. · I’ve had 3 people email / message me about grip training routines so far this week (it’s Tuesday) so I thought I'd throw this out there.
    6 points
  28. Braced felt strong today. 4” 207k grade 8 SS9 style in wog wraps. 249k mid bar braced. Bar is from 2019. Also DO bent a 7” 8.8mm nail.
    6 points
  29. DO 7mm nail ×2 8mm rebar 6" 8.8 nail 6" Horrido 12.9mm 145mm to 125mm Progress!
    6 points
  30. More today bench press 4 sets 3 reps 255lbs DB row 4 sets 8 reps 107.5lbs pull up 3 sets 5 reps 55lbs lever OHP 3 sets 5 reps 120lbs EZ bar curls 3 sets 6 reps 107.5lbs Overhead tricep rope extensions 3 sets 8 reps 140lbs
    6 points
  31. Hi everyone, my name is Terry and I'm a grip enthusiast. I've been collecting grip tools and grippers for about 2 years now. I'm also into the history of grip (and strength and iron in general). Some of you on here have some amazing pieces of history and I enjoy reading your stories and some cool pics in the gallery section. My short term goal is to reach the MMS0 level and in general to be able to close all my 300lbs grippers. (300lbs meaning as they come from each company, not rated obviously) and I'm really close in achieving both. I'm 6'1", 295lbs and 40 years old. I've competed in powerlifting and strongman for several years now. Grip came to my life in 2019 but it was always around as some form of challenge in the gym. So I guess it was a matter of time for me to add it to my weekly routine. I also have a youtube channel were I post some of my training sessions, along with some hand gripper review videos. I'm certified as a strength coach under Westside Barbell Find me on YouTube and IG under: Terry Conjugate Iron
    6 points
  32. My training partner is 63 years old and weighs 164.5 lbs (he’s competed in powerlifting for 40 years) so this was just over 3x bodyweight. We just started yoke last couple months so we are new to it and getting better all time. This is a PR for my buddy. He’s curious how this compares to others at his age and weight. Does anyone have links to guys doing as much or more at a similar age and size cause he wants to see similar sized guys doing it
    5 points
  33. I just contacted Chris. My girlfriend works for animial nutrition and is donating lots of stuff for prize packages. She got them to sponsor. It’s on its way to Chris
    5 points
  34. I don't think this will happen because gripper strength(crushing grip) is at least 90% neuromuscular. You gain strength through neural adaptions instead of growing muscle. Normally you would train for hypertrophy because a bigger muscle has more strength potiental and then max out on top of that to develop the neuromuscular efficiency and the intramuscular coordination. In this case it's tendon strength but other than pinch and open hand strength crush is pretty much all neuromuscular efficiency. Also since finger flexion literally requires no skill at all because there isn't any technique involved in squeezing itself this isn't s factor either. I haven't been in a deficit but I have been the same weight for months now and I have gained significant gripper strength. You can't do this with normal weight training because you have to be in a caloric surplus in order to gain muscle unless you don't mind making 1 years worth of progress in 4 years then you can maintain and gain a tiny bit of muscle. Despite several very good or even world record holding powerlifters claiming that their strength is mostly neuromuscular this isn't true. Size equals strength inside of the same individual. 90% of your strength comes directly from your muscle mass the other 10% is neuromuscular efficiency leverages etc.
    5 points
  35. Incredible and HISTORiC certification by Vinnie. Only 2 men over 50 years of age have certed with Ironmind credit card requirement - Richard Sorin and now Vinnie Rivellese. Inspiring story Vinnie has and wonderful perseverance. Enjoy young man
    5 points
  36. I've been working on this lift for a long time, I've never really seen anyone do it this way before. I've done the clean by the horn, flipping the anvil up and catching it by the face, which , although difficult in it's own right, was much easier than this. Anyways, here it is
    5 points
  37. Okay! Back with some filing information. In general the increase is proportional to how hard the gripper was in the first place and averages about +5%. So a gripper at 55 becomes 58. A gripper at 100 becomes 105. 125 becomes 131. 150 becomes 157 to 158. 175 becomes 183 to 184. 210 becomes 220. There are reasons that can vary by +/- 2 pounds or so but it's going to be pretty close.
    5 points
  38. Today’s training incline bench 4 sets 4 reps 220lbs one arm cable row 4 sets 10 reps 140lbs chin ups 3 sets 5 reps 77.5lbs face pull 3 sets 10 reps 175lbs DB preacher hammer curls 3 sets 6,6,5 reps 50lbs rolling thunder 3 sets 4 reps 150lbs, 1 rep 155lbs, 1 rep 157.5lbs didn’t quite get to lock out real close though, 1 good rep with 157.5 for a PR rolling thunder weights don’t include handle and loading pin
    5 points
  39. New Episode of Beyond The Bend with Aaron Corcorran @acorn!! Really cool listening to Aaron talking about not just his background in strength, but also more history of steel bending.
    5 points
  40. Again, a little non-standard grip check, in a week I will try to show a serious result at the tournament
    5 points
  41. It's also available with a bit more of a preface on my website or via my Linktree. I tried to be as descriptive as possible about what everything means as I was really confused when I first started looking up numbers. It is very different compared gripper ratings i was used to, so the goal was to make it easier on people looking for information. If you're interested in the math involved, I've done a lot of work trying to figure it out and make it easier to take a known value at 7" and then see about how tough it would be at a different length. I've also done similar calculations to determine approximate ratings given diameter and material based on extrapolations of existing data which is on other tabs of that spreadsheet. I got a lot of inspiration about the math and metallurgy about this after talking to @Squeezus, @wobbler, and @acromegaman. I also drew a lot of the base data from @David Horne and @acorn's websites.
    5 points
  42. Monday,Wednesday,Friday right now I am using Iron mind grippers 10 reps with the trainer 7 reps with the .5 5 reps with the 1 3 reps with the 1.5 2 reps with the 2 and try too get 1 rep with the 2.5
    5 points
  43. 11-10-2021 1. Axle Double Overhand- 225x1, 255x1, 285x1, 305x1, 315x1 (fast rep and long hold at the top) recently I have been running lower percentages and just building some volume. Today went a little heavy but not in a rush. 2. Did some lifts on my new 154lb Anvil 3. Arm Assassin Wrist Wrench (2 3/8”)- 80lbs x 5 (both hands) 10reps total.
    5 points
  44. Today’s training hg300 10 reps right 2 reps left ghp7 blocks set 3 reps right 1 rep mms left coc 3 ccs 1 rep right hg300 3 reps left cobalt failed right hg300 2 reps left ghp7 mms 2 reps right coc 2.5 8 reps left hg300 5 reps right coc 2.5 7 reps left coc 2.5 9 reps right sliced my finger open on left hand at work and it made setting a grippers my right pretty tough today
    5 points
  45. Today’s training incline bench 4 sets 6 reps 200lbs one arm cable row 4 sets 10 reps 120lbs chin ups 3 sets 6 reps 67.5lbs DB preacher hammer curls 8,8,6 reps 47.5lbs face pull 3 sets 10 reps 165lbs rolling thunder 7,6,6 reps 145lbs + loading pin and handle
    5 points
  46. Anyone else wish some more of the top grip guys could have competed in this?
    5 points
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