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  1. I can definitely do better but I just wanted to contribute to the topic. First attempt, one take.
    17 points
  2. Hot off the presses: https://ironmind.com/news/Ivan-Cuk-Certifies-on-the-Captains-of-Crush-No.-3.5-Gripper/
    13 points
  3. Main goal now is the competition 45 lb bumper plate. I’m closer than far on that.
    12 points
  4. The 2021 Michigan Steel Bending & Breaking Championship was an absolute blast! I had so much fun hanging out and bending with everyone all day long. We had a great group of determined and talented steel benders. A nice mix of athletes from Michigan and out of state. 5 benders from Michigan and 6 from out of state (Mike Rogowski from Arizona, Carl Donati from Pennsylvania, Tom Flesher from New York, Gary Stuart from North Carolina and John Mouser and Hannah Jennings from West Virginia). I believe this competition contested more different types of bending than any other contest e
    10 points
  5. Yes. Shamey's 3.5 vid actually serves to illustrate that Kinney's was either not a true 4 or was fraudulent (either by him or someone deceiving him, no need to get into it about that). Shamey is one of the best gripper closers, period -- might be the number one, but we cannot argue that he isn't at least one of the top three or four. And you can see how hard it looked for him to grind a 3.5 after a wide close, as compared to the 3 (Meanwhile, Kinney made the supposed 4 look the way Shamey made the 3 look -- like a rag doll). Shamey could not quite do to the 3.5 what Kinney did to the suppo
    8 points
  6. The biggest thing people are missing is that you’re supposed to use a fake gripper. It’s not a true Kinney close unless the gripper has been tampered with.
    8 points
  7. There are two important events that occur in early- to mid-May every year: @Donc101's annual bending competition and my wedding anniversary on May 19. In one of them, I get to celebrate one of the most important ongoing influences of my life, praising the flexibility and strength required to continue making progress over all these years. In the other I celebrate my wife still putting up with my crap. Training: I've been doing a lot of direct strongman work and competed on April 24. As we approached that comp, I was primarily training the event movements (car deadlift, Atlas stones, k
    8 points
  8. @David_wigren said he would explain the "physics" of crushing steel one day. @Lennix and I are eagerly waiting
    7 points
  9. 30 May 2021 Tanner Merkle snd I have hit this about every 2-3 weeks since beginning of March and distance is increased every session. On Sunday we took 5 trips and got over 50 feet each several times. We were joined this week by Stephen Anderson, Tommy Jennings JR and David Troutt- it was a rowdy lifting session this was David’s first chance to hit these abs he easily got 25 ft several times 💪💪💪
    6 points
  10. Thanks to Eric Roussin, the Finnish ball appeared in Ukraine. Due to the restrictions caused by lockdowns, we had problems with buying and without his help, we either did not receive it at all or it was too late to prepare. Or the price would rise several times ... Anyway, we started training with FB. Trying different variants. Someone is doing better, someone is worse - but there is still time for training, and this gives hope for good results. So far, I've got three full-fledged workouts with FB, and maybe three or four more very easy to try new technical elements. The video shows one
    6 points
  11. Very strong! But unfortunately your gripper looks real so it’s not a Kinney close.
    6 points
  12. Here are the detailed rules for this year's contest. If anything is unclear, please let me know. 2021 International King Kong Grip Challenge - Official Rules V2.docx
    6 points
  13. Had some time over but shouldn't have trained today, was tired from yesterday's Axle, reeves, 2" vbar thumbless and grippers. + I hauled big trees etc outside for like an hour today. Anyway got some work done bending aswell. DO 6mm nail x3 7mm nail x2 Horrido 8.8 single leathers 5 degrees (which is a PR because I've never tried it) Horrido finishing the 5 degrees prekinked bar (in 8min 50 second xD) biggest fight I've had with steel, very good mental fight. One imp DO: 6mm nail 5" x3 7mm nail 6.5" x1
    6 points
  14. I thought no one would ask. So thank you! yes, I have. Many times. Although due to past legal issues, I was not able to leave the state (legally) for some years. So as a result, all of my tournaments have been in Texas. Those issues are settled, and I am free to travel now. I mostly kept that to myself over the years. But it is what it is. And now you know. I started pulling in 2011 after hooking up with PK and Eric Milfeld. At the time I was mainly interested in grip, but after PK insisting he and I pull, I obliged, and beat him on both arms that first day. During that time frame Pa
    5 points
  15. DO Bending: 2x7mm nails 7" in doubles easy Horrido 10.9 bolt prekinked 10 degrees to over 90 degrees. Got stuck at the sweep as most steel lately. Me loosing weight havent done wonders for my crush. Need to learn the sweep better DO. Happy with the progress. 8mm rebar 10" singles pritty easy. Ironmind Gold Nail no movement, but! I feel I can get it into a position where I am 80-85% strong. With some training at longer bars I am sure I'll have it soon in doubles.
    5 points
  16. Привет.Я Александр Белов.Вот моя попытка сертификации.
    5 points
  17. Jeremy and I are hosting another grip comp in Carbondale, Colorado on August, 21. Please let me know if you are interested in attending! Rocky Mountain Grip Sport – Summer Squeeze A Grip Sport International sanctioned event. Records lists located at GripSportInt.com. Events: 2”x5” Saxon Bar Pinch Deadlift to lockout (CTS) 2 ¼” Crusher Rolling Handle - 6” lift (FBBC) 3” Blockbuster One Hand Pinch to lockout (Ironmind) 2 ½” Jug Handle Vertical Lift- 6” lift (FBBC) Lifters will be allowed four trips to the platform for each event with 1 min to complete the lift taking a
    5 points
  18. I feel like this is one of the most impressive closes I’ve seen in 15 years of watching grip videos. Holy cow. Astonishing power and control. Great work, Ivan. Inspiring!
    5 points
  19. It´s hard to tell or show all the things about wrapping in text form so I made a short video about how I wrap the steel. The whole wrapping process is very individual but maybe you can find some pionters from how I do it in my way. The free speaking english is still hard for me as I have to think a lot during the proecess, but here it is:
    5 points
  20. Steel scroll I was commissioned to make. I really like how this one turned out. I did this 2 weeks ago but did not post any pics until it was given by the person who bought it as a wedding gift.
    5 points
  21. new top spot in the braced section with a hardcore bend from @David_wigren who bent a 12.9 bolt at 5". Congrats! Video:
    5 points
  22. Amir’s girlfriend, Kelly, took a ton of pics I should have soon. Here are a few I have from my wife.
    5 points
  23. Events Results Double Overhand 1. Don Cummings: 180 Iron Grip bar in 2:41, 1st attempt: 175 Iron Gip bar in 29 seconds 2. Gary Stuart: 150 Iron Grip bar in 31 seconds, 2nd attempt failed the 185 Iron Grip bar 3. Chris Stilwell: 145 Iron Grip bar in 26 seconds, 1st attempt: 130 Iron Grip bar in 27 seconds 4. Tom Flesher: 145 Iron Grip bar in 41 seconds, 1st attempt: 130 Iron Grip bar in 46 seconds 5. Carl Donati: 145 Iron Grip bar in 1:05, 1st attempt: 140 Iron Grip bar to 2 1/8” 6. Amir Bayour: 140 Iron Grip bar in 1:59, 1st attempt: 130 Ir
    5 points
  24. Them be some working mans forearms! Awesome tendons and veins
    5 points
  25. 5 points
  26. Had to try it 😂 1-10 how kinneylike was it?
    5 points
  27. Okay I’ll sort through this tomorrow!!!
    4 points
  28. Warmup 7mm x 7" nail x 3: Done in 3/4 cordura. Easy bends but it flared up my index knuckle injury again! Training 8mm x 7" hard stainless from @Slippery Pete to 95 degrees DO. This was a surprise since I thought my DO bending had gotten weaker. Now I know my weak spot lies in the sweep and crush. Finished off with some wrist levers
    4 points
  29. 4 points
  30. Last days were double underhand bends. First a new hard and very short bend of Josh Goldthorp with an A2 at 4". And then a monumental DU bend from Delmar Carter again! The 8.8 bolt at 6" was bent double underhand. Just a fantastic bend! Watch it here:
    4 points
  31. DO bending in doubles 8mm stainless from wiggy full bend Horrido 8.8 bolt 6" prekinked 15 degrees to over 90 degrees. Good fights! If I wouldn't have fought the SS perhaps I could have bent the 8.8 it got stuck in an annoying place right between sweep and crush so couldn't get it further. Never happened before. I usually manage to crush from there
    4 points
  32. Today...steel bending history was written again. Delmar Carter bent the 8.8 bolt at 6,5" double underhand for the top spot on the DU list. This is the best DU bend out there now under cert rules, I think. Huge congrats to Delmar. Here is the bend:
    4 points
  33. NEW BEND! Today Carl-August Mertz entered the Kerckhaert Rankings with style. He took a SX7 #4x0 and smashed it under 15 seconds, with that bend completed he has now bent a total of 1000 horseshoes. When he has accomplished his long bar goals I'm looking forward to see him go for some PR horseshoe bends! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    4 points
  34. I’ve said it once I’ve said it 1000 times when you Get guys that don’t even look like they work out do things like this it makes me so happy! I am more impressed with something like this then some giant lifting a big Dumbbell! Just had that very conversation last week with Tanner.
    4 points
  35. Did a small mock comp today with only the bending events for King’s. Skipped the snapping events because my hands were already tore up from a few day’s prior. 12.9 183kg bolt DU Horne wraps touching 4 seconds Grade 8 207kg reverse Horne wraps touching 6 seconds 242kg 25” midbar braced Horne wraps 3:30 243.5kg 13” spikebar braced Horne wraps 1:05 Picked up a few ideas that might reduce the time for the midbar brace bend. Also attempted some 25” 14-15mm rebar from Bruce1337 that was damn ner impossible to move at all. Springy AF. Got maybe a 15 degree kink on it. It’ll be
    4 points
  36. 7mm 210mm nail reverse snap 2min 20 seconds 7mm 210mm nail barehanded inspired by memeguy to 40 degrees couldn't sweep so quit A2 5" preworked to 25 degrees, got it to just below 40 degrees.
    4 points
  37. I’m hosting the North Texas location. As Steve said all of the details are posted on www.ArmliftingUSA.com - I think this will become a huge contest. — Juji’s video announcement has had 70,000+ views this week- has any contest before had that much exposure in just a few days? the events are RGT (very tough spin on that) the Grip genie Vbar, the GG fatgripz for one and two hand deadlift, and the GG hub & block. It’s a two leg contest with cash pay out to top finishers.
    4 points
  38. Managed to finish a 5” 12.9 bolt in cert conditions yesterday. Also attempted a 8:8 snap but went over the time and got it at 5:40 with 38 opens before it snapped. Also attempted a 6” A2 bolt with Horne wraps touching DU. Only got about 5-10 degrees. Need to get stronger.
    4 points
  39. 12mm x 17.5" S235 HRS braced warmup 12mm x 17.5" Rebar moved to about 10 degrees. Getting better at the between the leg kink Red nail pre kinked 15 degrees cert style DO fail Horrido A2 6.5" reverse Doubles moved to 25 degrees 8mm x 7" rebar reverse single leather 50 degrees
    4 points
  40. And that is also true with brand bars. If you bend a bastard, shiny bastard, hex or whatever. You can’t compare yourself to other people who’s bent those bars in the past. I mean, the shiny bastard from fbbc have varied from 420 all the way up to 590 at 7”. Also the red has of course varied greatly. Hrs for the braced bar bends vary, horseshoes vary, everything varies to the extent where comparisons are not really possible unless you’re all bending from exactly the same bar that has been cut.
    4 points
  41. DO Bending (alittle too soon from last time but I really wanted to try the steel Agent @david_wigren sent me 6mm nail 180mm x1 7mm nail 210mm x2 8mm stainless 7" 20 degrees WOW 8mm stainless 7" other batch in sub 1 minute So david wanted to learn me a lesson about how steel can vary. It worked 😂 I've tried 2 batches of stainless before and they were okay, hard fight on the 6.5" SS from Finland but still 1 min 16 seconds. This piece of Stainless wouldn't move over 20 degrees even after taking a break etc! Eye opener.
    4 points
  42. Great contest! Here were the results: Overall Champion 1. Don Cummings: 9 points 2. Michael Rogowski: 35 points 3. Tom Flesher: 36 points 3. Carl Donati: 36 points 5. Amir Bayour: 47 points 6. Gary Stuart: 51 points 7. Chris Stilwell: 56 points 8. Darrin Shallman: 58 points 9. John Mouser: 67 points 10. Hannah Jennings: 93 points 11. Bree Stilwell: 95 points Women’s Division 1. Hannah Jennings 2. Bree Stilwell Unbraced Bending Champion 1. Don Cummings: 3 points 2. G
    4 points
  43. Although, I don’t meet the criteria Matt has set, by using a Vulcan...and it’s filed, and can’t grind the handles like Joe, I think it best shows that Joe’s gripper seems to get easier at the close. using a torsion spring gripper that is “easy” and trying to go slow, then speed up doesn’t quite look right- but something that challenges you from the beginning through the sweep, doesn’t give you the cadence problem I see when people try to duplicate his close, IMO.
    4 points
  44. Bw 77.5kg. Grippers Coc S x 3 mms L+R Coc T x 2 mms L+R Coc 1 x 1 mms R Left turn 1 x 1 mms L Coc 2 RGC 102lb x 1, 1, 1 mms R Left turn 2 RGC 105lb x 1, 1, 1 mms L Coc 1 x 6, 8 mms R Left turn 1 x 6, 8 mms L York legacy blob 50 attempt.* *just bought this, i didnt expect to lift it straight away but i will with lots of training. 100" magni block pinch 12kg x 3 L+R 17kg x 2 L+R 22kg x 1, 1 L+R 20kg x 1 L+R 18KG X 3, 3 L+R 50mm wrist wrench band rows 35kg band x 10 L+R 60kg band x 15, 15, 15 L+R
    4 points
  45. And this is a guide for those of you who have troubles with clicks 😉
    4 points
  46. https://youtube.com/shorts/AwRddelEptI?feature=share nice to be able to do feats I was able to do before I started arm wrestling. Coming along very nicely ..
    4 points
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