Jump to content

Leaderboard

  1. Tommy J.

    Tommy J.

    GB Contributor Level 1


    • Points

      254

    • Content Count

      3,811


  2. Mike Rinderle

    Mike Rinderle

    Members


    • Points

      190

    • Content Count

      2,452


  3. Joseph Sullivan

    Joseph Sullivan

    Members


    • Points

      158

    • Content Count

      2,791


  4. EricMilfeld

    EricMilfeld

    Members


    • Points

      139

    • Content Count

      11,165



Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 01/18/2019 in all areas

  1. 17 points
    Sorry that I haven't been here for a while and forgot the basics, so, no quotes, just a couple of comments. I was at this contest, but did not see the Saxon bar, so can’t comment on it, but I do have a comment on Mike Burke’s Apollon’s Axle Double Overhand Deadlift world records. As reported in the IronMind story about the controversial 237.5-kg lift, Mike Burke was not happy with the lift and opted to try it again: http://www.ironmind.com/news/Amy-Wattles-and-Mike-Burke-Break-Grip-Strength-World-Records/ Can anyone here say s/he’s acted as honorably? And when I read the comments about that lift on this thread, something Tommy said really jumped out—that Mike’s prior world record was a no-doubt-about-it lift—and that’s what lit the fuse. So, yesterday I asked Mike what he thought about possibly rolling back the world record to his prior success with 235 kg: http://www.ironmind.com/news/Mike-Burke-Crushes-All-Comers-in-LA-FitExpo-Grip-Contest/ By now, even if you’ve never met Mike Burke, you might be able to guess what he said: “Yeah that would be fine. I was never comfortable with the lift anyways.” Done: http://www.ironmind.com/certification/apollons-axle/rules-and-world-records/ Also, I’m with Tommy about how refereeing this stuff should be straightforward—I’ve never been a fan of props like the midget high jump cross bar, and think that better refereeing is not rocket science, but sometimes you are dealing with referees who either don’t understand or don’t enforce the rules. ~TEDS (The Evil Dr. Strossen)
  2. 17 points
    Yesterday I was at the Los Angeles Fit Expo competing in the Visegrip Viking All-American Armlifting Challenge. This was my third time attending this event, and as always, there were many very strong competitors. In the 220-lb class, there were four men: me, Riccardo Magni, Steve Millard, and Devinlee Brown. Riccardo I know quite well at this point, but it was the first time I had met Steve and Devinlee. Both have previously competed in 2-3 grip contests, including King Kong in 2017 and 2018. I knew they were good a thick bar, as they had both lifted more than 200 lbs on the 2.5” Crusher. I put my hand against Devinlee’s because he looked like he had very long fingers. I was correct. I didn’t have a ruler, but I estimate his hand length is close to 9”. I believe he lives in Minnesota and he also armwrestles. The first event of the contest was the double overhand axle deadlift. This event was part of the strongman contest as well as the armlifting. There must have been close to 50 competitors in all. Two axles were used: a brand new one for those who were lifting heavier weights and a well-seasoned one for those lifting (relatively) lighter weights. My goal heading into LA was to lift at least 425 lbs on the axle. Training for the Arnolds has been going well, and I felt this would be possible. (Note that I’ve been moving up in weight for the past three months, which has helped accelerate strength gains.) I started at 385 lbs for my first of four attempts, and it went up fine. I then moved to 407 and then 418 – smooth sailing so far. I went for 429 on my last attempt and was successful. This tied my contest record, which I set back in 2013 when I weighed close to 220 lbs. It was nice to hit this number again, and it has given me confidence in my quest to lift 440 at the Arnolds. I believe the most weight lifted by anyone in the contest was 462 or 473. Next up was the Rolling Thunder. Traditionally, the RT has been contested prior to the axle in Odd’s events, but not this year. I don’t know if this played a part, but seemingly everyone’s numbers were down from usual. I expected to lift at least 231, but only managed 220. I just couldn’t get a comfortable grip on the handle. Martins Licis, Odd Haugen, and Carl Myerscough all lifted 220 and then moved to 242 --- and all three missed! Carl in particular couldn’t believe it because he hadn’t missed this weight in years. The only person to lift more than 250 lbs was Russian Roman Penkovski (he lifted 253 lbs). Even world record holder Alexey Tyukalov only managed a lift of 248. Everyone seemed a little confused by the results. The good news for me was that because there was a four-way tie for third place, being the lightest competitor I won the tie-break. This meant I also won the third place cash prize! The Saxon Bar was up next. It was a beautiful bar recently made by Sorinex. Everyone agreed that the bar had a great texture. I wasn’t sure how I would do. I was expecting to lift close to 225 lbs if the bar was similar to mine. The dimensions of the bar were the same, but the texture was even better, so I was thrilled when I was able to lift 242 lbs! But in my opinion the most impressive Saxon Bar performance was Steve Millard’s. At a bodyweight of about 210 lbs and in his fifties, he outlifted everyone except Martins Licis! He lifted 253 lbs – a weight that even the great Alexey couldn’t manage! The final event was the Silver Bullet. My goal is to be able to do a hold with the #4 at the Arnolds, but I’m not quite there yet. So I just attempted the 3.5. Judging by how my training had been going, I thought I should be good for about 15 seconds. I tried to set the gripper, and then it slipped out of position. I tried to set it again, but was still having trouble. Starting to panic that I would run out of time, I settled for a horrible hand position, and only held the bullet for a little more than 3 seconds. (I realized after that I still had plenty of time. Upon Riccardo’s suggestion, I will re-enact this scenario in training so that I can better manage my time at the next contest and avoid panicking.) Luckily, I had built up enough of a buffer to secure the overall class win. The LA Fit Expo always get fantastic attendance and there was a great-sized crowd throughout the contest. If you haven’t been there before, I suggest putting it on your bucket list!
  3. 16 points
    VID_61820930_131951_684.mp4
  4. 14 points
    7th Annual International King Kong Grip Challenge "The Biggest Grip Sport Contest on the Planet" Main Contest Date: Saturday, October 26th, 2019 Multi-City Mega Contest Events: Flask One Hand Pinch Deadlift (Barrel Strength) 2.5” Crusher (FBBC) DubHub Shallow Hub (Barrel Strength) Little Big Horn (IronMind) All events will be done to a crossbar. All other details to be finalized and released in the coming weeks. We're just posting the events now, because many people have been asking about them.
  5. 14 points
    My first time clamping down on a #4 at Jedds 2 weeks ago. This one had little knurling. The handles were very smooth. Was very surprised I was able to clamp down on it at all.
  6. 12 points
    I know a few of you have heard of and incorporate this technique, but I wanted to share this great slow motion video that I captured while filming some gripper closes. For those of you that don't know what I am talking about, check out the caption, it could help you close your goal gripper!
  7. 12 points
  8. 11 points
    Been in a grip funk lately . Some highlights from today’s workout. Filed COC#2 reps for a minute, #16 sledge x 15 and #20 sledge x 3 slow reps
  9. 11 points
    Okay Gil, you owe a few of us some shirts or whatever it was. 😬 Thats 3 of us that bested the WR using freestyle grip. In a comp to boot! also, Clay lifted 90 on it with a traditional Ironmind rules grip, and got air with over 95. Very impressive! I think Clay could definitely take the WR on the hub soon. and a WR demolish by Tanner on the SB! also, notice Clays hold on the SB.. that would have also been a new SB WR. So yeah, anyone that has hopes of taking that record from Texas should guess again. Sucka.
  10. 10 points
    RGC 108 rated. I’ve been struggling to get this for a few months, but after working on my set a lot it finally went down. The key was to push the handle into my palm instread if letting it sit in the crease. I jammed the handle in there with my thumb when setting. Video below.
  11. 10 points
    Surgery is scheduled for 2/22. Looking forward to getting it over with so I can start the long road to recovery. Happy with my doctor selection and I know he will help me get back to full strength
  12. 9 points
    Never seen it, but I give out tips for free.
  13. 8 points
    Back in November when I said my goal was to use a COC 3.5 on the Silver Bullet by the Arnolds, I am not sure how many people took me seriously. Well, I did it today. Check that off my to do list. I do the best SIlver Bullets and grippers without warm ups. I get tossed these random challenges and it's like my brain short circuits, logic goes out the door and I'm all in. And to not get it on vid. WAHHHHHHH..... The only thing I could do at that point was retry. Which I did and was so excited my hand slipped off the gripper and then the attempts after that were downhill. In true juvenile form to document that it happened and was a real thing, I interviewed those around me, starting with the guy who issued me the challenge. I figured he was giving me the COC 3 which is old news so the thought of a vid wasn't even on my radar. Here's my best interviewing skills since we all missed my gripping skills.
  14. 7 points
    Friends at hardware stores keep expenses low! X-mass came a little late, but that’s fine with me! Let the Red nail journey start again!
  15. 7 points
    I finally got around to painting the hemi-globe plates for the Thickbar event and fine steel shot media should be here in the next few days. Hopefully will get the 2" handle made for the womens thickbar event this evening if all goes well. Getting equipment prepped and ready. - Aaron
  16. 6 points
    OK for those coming to Cupid's Nightmare, two things. First off, the entry form: http://www.dieselcrew.com/articles-pdf/CupidsNightmareEntryForm.pdf Next, if you want one of the comp tee shirts, they are $20. If you're coming to the comp or if you live local, you can give me the money when you see me. If you are not coming, but want to support the event, you can send $25 to cover shipping. I'll need your size. I need confirmation that you want me to order the shirt by 3PM EST. I'm gonna try to embed the shirt artwork here...
  17. 6 points
    If I heard someone that worked at my gym talking like that, I would fire them on the spot. That mindset is why strength sports don't grow more. Disgusting. I hope Odd takes notice of this and deals with it accordingly.
  18. 6 points
    I watched at quarter speed a few times. I would call downward motion before "down" call. Can't tell from this angle, but the lockout looks questionable as well. This is why competition lifts to lockout suck.
  19. 6 points
    Thought I remembered an old thread, but I'm proud enough to start a new one. Behold: the popsicle stick method.
  20. 6 points
    Not buying it. The "440" is in the title. He did not hit 440, that was an extra and unofficial attempt. He pulled the same (429) as "arm lifter"Eric Roussin, who weighs how many pounds less than Larry, how many years older, and how many fewer PEDs consumed? I am in a particularly irritated mood on the Axle competition, having listened to the douchebag who was speaking on the Live Stream, who had a mancrush on Larry, and made a reference to "Grip Homos". Larry seems like a real nice guy, and it is not his fault that he is so blindingly popular, but...
  21. 6 points
  22. 6 points
    3 Lifts: Dubhub (shallow) - 64.5lbs / 29.25kg Dubhub (deep) - 81.4lbs / 36.92kg Anvil Stub - 55.2lbs / 25.03kg Bodyweight: 176.1lbs / 79.8kg
  23. 6 points
    Getting better at maxing = getting stronger. It's literally getting better at displaying maximal strength, which you cannot do if you're not getting stronger. The dilemma is settled, I ordered the 3 gripper bundle + silver bullet from IronMind. I got the 1.5, 2.5 and 3. Now I just need to persevere.
  24. 6 points
    I flew down to Houston yesterday and spent all day today training with Dennis Rogers. I had high expectations and he definetly met them. A very nice and strong person. I learned a lot today. We started at 8 am and worked until a little before 6 pm. I learned how to drive a nail through a board. Lots of bending, ripping and tearing going on all day. Stephen Miller came by and did some bending too. He is very strong. Fun to hang out with him. I learned quite a bit about the feats of strength, performing and the mental aspect of everything. Dennis starts all of his braced bends on the top of the leg. I always do the rowing pull on the shin. Thus, my upper thigh is not conditioned for the abuse. I did tons of bending with no padding there today and already have a crazy bruise there. No telling what it will look like tommorrow. Dennis performs at the Houston marathon tommorrow. I was planning on going to watch but now I will be bending a steel bar in the show. I am real pumped about that! Here are 2 photos. I may post some more pics and video when I get back in town. All in all a really great day today.
  25. 5 points
    Stop it. This is the same punchline as calling guys "grip homos" and it's not okay. Also @KapMan
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy policies.