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  2. 10 points
    Proud owner of not one but two Millennium dumbbell. One of them was owned by Steve Gardner @mobsterone and the other by Laine Snook. According to Steve his bell is the second out of 7 made. He is one of the two founders. This is also mentioned in @David Horne book gripopeadia. It was lifted many time by Steve himself and even Laine Snook. I believe Mark Henry gave it a good shot. Maybe even Ron Mazza. Laurence Shahlaei cleaned it using two hands and one hand pressed it. Other stories can be shared by others. The other belongs to Laine Snook. It is a exact replica made for him by the Holles. It weighs a KG or two more. Laine once double lifted his and Steve's once together in 2007 or 2008. The only person in the world to achieve this. Laine also has the best Inch clean video. Now it's in Dubai ooh yeah. @Jedd Johnson and Laine Snook were here few days back and gave it a good air (yesterday they left actually). Laine Snook gave it few reps. There are others who will say my word is my bond I lifted it or I saw someone do it, but...don't believe word is bond. I will train to lift them too. Laine showed me a good way to do it. I got air under my 68KG inch for the first time with my left hand. Good air and I didn't do that before when I was good at thick bar with my right (when I was training them). My best was lift one side of the Inch with my right hand. I am sure if I used Laine's method the inch would seen a good air back then. That;s what Laine told me too. But hey right hand isn't good for thick bars now. Will just get it done using left hand. @LAINE SNOOK told me you have few month so should do it Any tips along the way is appreciated.
  3. 10 points
    We have a sick sponsorship from our very own Mr. Adam Juncker. There are four of them to be presented. (9 lbs empty...can add 53 lbs of lead shot) There are no words... So here's some pics!
  4. 10 points
    These are the Results per Weight Class for Hands-on Grip Games, held 2/3/18. Naturally the formatting never works, so if anything doesn't look right, I'm sorry. Points Wt Class Place Age Event1 Event2 Event3 Event4 Event5 66k 2HP NN2" LBH InchPinch PBC 5.000 Dusty Cook 1.000 (17yo) 139.88 292.83 109.8 46.49 22.68 3.819 Aaron Carr 2.000 (12yo) 103.58 194.825 80.91 36.60 20.16 2.894 Ayden Hunsinger 3.000 (11yo) 77.2 131.03 65.43 28.41 15.59 2.831 Anthony Andrade 4.000 (11yo) 76.96 131.03 65.43 31.48 12.70 Points Wt Class Place Age Event1 Event2 Event3 Event4 Event5 83k 2HP NN2" LBH InchPinch PBC 5.000 Chris Andrade 1.000 (40yo) 139.63 292.83 135.16 49.05 22.68 Points Wt Class Place Age Event1 Event2 Event3 Event4 Event5 93k 2HP NN2" LBH InchPinch PBC 5.000 Luke Raymond 1.000 (33yo) 214.98 407.26 215.13 75.78 49.83 3.932 Don Smitley 2.000 (40yo) 190.17 372.05 154.3 68.48 25.56 Points Wt Class Place Age Event1 Event2 Event3 Event4 Event5 105k 2HP NN2" LBH InchPinch PBC 5.000 Storm Chellino 1.000 (26yo) 220.56 460.65 169.81 88.27 39.9 3.996 Matt Lane 2.000 (30yo) 180.78 407.26 144.45 60.81 30.01 3.313 Dawson Brown 3.000 (16yo) 147.98 318.16 109.8 58.6 25.56 1.953 Brandon Marlow 4.000 (26yo) 147.98 0 119.68 50.92 0 1.943 Jim Wagner 5.000 (46yo) 142.05 327.45 99.95 0 0 Points Wt Class Place Age Event1 Event2 Event3 Event4 Event5 120k 2HP NN2" LBH InchPinch PBC 4.953 Jedd Johnson 1.000 (39yo) 248.57 480.38 179.7 78.33 47.53 4.523 Joe Sullivan 2.000 (39yo) 190.17 436.58 188.55 70.66 45.01 3.877 Ryan Thomas 3.000 (24yo) 167.83 391.78 154.3 60.81 37.65 Points Wt Class Place Age Event1 Event2 Event3 Event4 Event5 120+k 2HP NN2" LBH InchPinch PBC 5.000 John Stepien 1.000 (33yo) 220.56 480.38 188.55 78.33 35.13 4.334 Mike Rinderle 2.000 (lots) 184.93 381.93 169.81 68.48 32.53 4.147 Adam Culver 3.000 (33yo) 180.78 372.05 154.3 63.36 32.53 4.132 Frank Snyder 4.000 (26yo) 200.7 407.26 144.45 63.36 28.08 Points Wt Class Place Age Event1 Event2 Event3 Event4 Event5 Women 2HP NN2" LBH InchPinch PBC 5.000 Kaitlyn Wagner 1.000 (12yo) 48.7 96.85 46 0 0
  5. 10 points
    This "Gold Nail" was bought by me from IronMind, and sent to Alexander Klimovich, if it is a fake, then it's a fake from the IronMind store.
  6. 9 points
    So less than a month back I posted a video on lifting the blob with two fingers and few days back my session with Jedd Johnson and Laine Snook I was encouraged by Laine to clean it as he saw me lifting it easily and high enough. The first attempt when I lifted it I accelerated the lift to clean it. Laine said not to do that and go slowly and at the same pace. Second attempt I did get my hands under the blob but because the blob was away from my body it fell. Laine said I am always lifting things away from me. He said let it stay close to your body. Third time I did that and it went easily. Oh yeah. Thanks again Laine and Jedd for the tips. Facts of my gym. Gravity is harder here lol. Dubai has a moist air which makes things a bit slippery in the gym. When we were five people damn everything was so slippery. But we still managed
  7. 9 points
    Guys...Richard Sorin has decided to sponsor 4ForFeb. Lunch is on Sorinex!!! Drinks, Subs...the works! NO ONE is leaving hungry! Thank you Pops @1stCoC! Please let me know if you a certain food requirement and I will do my best to accommodate you (except for Chez ).
  8. 8 points
    Finally did my first armwrestling contest over the weekend. It was in Cadillac Michigan at the Wexford Civic Center during the North American Snow Fest. I just barely made weight for the 198 class, I had dieted all week and entered the Amateur division. Got some coaching and advice from some veteran pullers before the contest. I think there were around 50 competitors but only 4 in my weight class for the amateur division. I got 1st place left handed and 3rd right. Right hand was first up and I made all my mistakes then. By the time I did left I learned some. My first match I even setup and didn't notice my shirts was under my elbow on the pad (those who haven't competed in grip with me might not know I'm 6'5" so easy for that to happen) and elbow fouled when I tried to get it out from under my elbow in the middle of the match. I really enjoyed it and am interested to pursue it and see where it takes me. Got lots of new training ideas and met some people I hope to get table time with. Arms are sore still with that deep down soreness that only seems to come from armwrestling. Also got the coolest trophy I have ever won, a 17lb steel hammer that looks a bit like Thor's hammer. It's almost 2 feet tall and has a 2" thick 18" long handle so it's great for levering movements!
  9. 8 points
    Hello All, The clean I did wearing 'clothes' was at the O.H.F dinner in 2008, there were several hundred people at the event. I feel the clean I did on video some years later (2012) was a much better clean, using the same dumbbell as at the O.H.F dinner. I will try to put a link up to that video. I think that is a much easier clean than the one at the O.H.F dinner. Laine
  10. 8 points
    2 × FLASK PRs!!••105.3lbs / 47.76kg LEFT113.2lbs / 51.34kg RIGHT!Bodyweight: 178lbs••First time touching the flask since the southern squeeze!Ive been training hard with other pinch blocks, and tonight I felt really comfortable with the flask!
  11. 8 points
    Thanks to @Lucasraymond for making me this fine piece of kit! Definitely need to work on it. Didn't know what to expect since I've never touched one. It's hard. 41 kg / 90.4 lbs 34kg / 75 lb X 5.5.  Third set of 3x5 80 lbs was my lefty max. Did get 4 reps once with 75 lefty.
  12. 8 points
    To start my day I woke up at 3:40am with my anxiety at an ultra high level for this contest with expecting the largest group of competitors that I’ve been part of running and eager to compete at the same time. To add to the stress we had two spinlock collars break in the middle of the 2HP requiring a trip to tractor supply for bolts to replace the wing nuts which I then broke the second collar after tightening it down so we were down to two collars after starting with four. All of the stress made my blood pressure and heart rate elevated and for the 2HP and Napalms Nightmare I felt very dizzy and lightheaded when trying to lift. After about 2.5 hours of this it dissipated and felt much better for the last 3 events. It was a great turnout with 20 total, 9 new competitors including 5 junior lifters and 4 new adult lifters; including two arm wrestlers Adam Culver and Storm Chellino (who if he trains consistently people need to watch out). It was nice to see some other gripsters including John Stepien, Mike Rinderle, Joe Sullivan, Ryan Thomas, Chris and Ace Andrade, Don Smitley, and Matt Lane. 2HP - In training I had been consistently been hitting 227-231 lbs including doing 217 for multiple doubles the past 3 training sessions. After missing my first lift at 214 and then coming back to get it second attempt, then missed 220 the last two attempts. This was right after having the whole broken spinlock collar issue and not feeling the greatest, overall not unhappy but not to the level that I expected on this event either. 2" Napalms Nightmare- this is the first time this has been contested and being the fabricator I was eager to see what some people were able to pull being from a higher height and only being a 6” lift as I was hoping it would be a little easier on the low back for people. It was good to see some of the younger kids pulling close to double bodyweight and I was going to be happy to fall in somewhere north of 400lbs and finished with 407 on my third lift and attempted 417 on my fourth and was unable to get it off the ground. After I was done it was time to sit back and watch the big boys start lifting; Joe Sullivan ended at 436 and three people still hadn’t even started; Storm, Jedd, and John. All 3 had successful lifts at 460 and then John hitting 480 being the first to go putting pressure on the other two which both Jedd and Storm missed on their 3rd attempts. Jedd came back to get 480 on his final attempt while Storm came about 1” short before it came out of his hand. 20lbs more add and Big John Studd to attempt 501#; which he was able to get to height but immediately came out of his hand so the current record is at 480lbs. Ironmind Little Big Horn- the event I was waiting for all day as I felt good about my chance to move myself from 67th on the NAGS list to the top. During warm ups I felt good on this, going into the back and practicing on ~200lbs and it feeling light. After Joe and John finished up at 188 with their last successful lift I took my first attempt at 198 which came up easy so the second attempt I was able to lift 208. The NAGS record was at ~214.5 so we loaded up 215.1 to make sure there was no issue. I was able to get the weight off the ground but drifted forward slightly and I was unable to full lock it out so no good. With the last and final attempt I made sure the texture on the horn was what I wanted, did my pre-lift routine, got my grip and stepped forward and pulled it up and with a lockout and down call by Mike Rinderle I had set my goal for the contest. Inch Pinch- another item that I fabricate and has never been contested but interested to have an alternative to the stub (although Stub is Lift) while still testing key pinch. The Inch pinch is a 1”x2” piece of steel that is 3” total length. Based on a few people having these and our personal lifts I expected the record to come in somewhere between 75-80lbs. This was probably the most fun event of the night due to the all the friendly trash talking that was happening in the room. First Adam, who I train with decided that he would take his first 3 attempts at very easy weights and thought a 13lb jump on it was a good idea; however, it didn’t even move off the ground. It got interesting at around 75lbs when myself, Jedd, John, and Storm were still in the game. Jedd was first to lift 78lbs and I went second and couldn’t quite get it to the crossbar, John Stepien and Storm both lifted it. Next went on 80lbs with both Jedd and Storm lifting it and the banter started and Jedd yelled out “throw on 88lbs” with Storm being the first to go and was able to lift it no problem and talking trash to Jedd while holding it at lockout, unfortunately Jedd was unable to lift it and finished in second. For an unofficial attempt we put 100lbs on but wasn’t happening today for Storm. Pinch Block Curl- at this point everyone was getting tired and the enthusiasm was fading but for most this was a new event as it was only contests at NAGS 2015. Being a strict curl it was required to keep your butt, shoulder, and head in contact with the wall throughout the lift makes it much more difficult. I knew that I finished at 37.5lbs at NAGS and knew I would have a good chance to beat that by a lot I felt good about it. Using a slightly different technique with some lateral trunk flexion I was able to work up to 49lbs which was a huge PR and attempted ~52lbs but it was not even close. Trying to host and compete in a contest is fun if everything goes well but when it doesn’t the stress levels increase significantly. After the contest I went online and bought two more sets of spinlock collars so that it will never happen again. Next up is the Philly Fit Expo, really wishing the LBH was one of the events!!
  13. 7 points
    My 17yo daughter Shawna has now completed her first full year of grip training. Basically never missed a workout. She will be competing in June in her first competition (72kg class). First 2HP max out a year ago. Today's max out (72k ladies WR is 54.20 kg)
  14. 7 points
    I'm working on some keychain prize grippers that I hope to have done by the time I fly out on Thursday. I wanted to get a few done to sell as well but not sure I will have time to get them done in time. Made a new spring winding jig of even smaller scale for this. Roughly 40% scale compared to full size and doing 2 each in Naval Brass knurled handles and Solid Bronze knurled handles with one of those keychain grippers going to the promoter. Will get some pics up once the first one is assembled. Looking forward to catching up with all of ya'll in person. - Aaron
  15. 7 points
    Food for lunch will be a ridiculous amount of Roast beef, Turkey Cheese, and Italian subs (dinner too for any hanging the night through), coleslaw, potato salad, mac salad. There will be a ton of water, Gatorade, Kirkland zero cal. Gatorade equivalents and whiskey to drink. There will also be an egg, sausage, biscuit, coffee breakfast for anyone still alive...I mean...in town the next morning. All of this (not the whiskey of course) is compliments of Sorinex. Huge thanks to Richard for supporting Gripsport in this very cool fashion.
  16. 7 points
    Great Session Tonight. i set a standing overhead press PR and felt very strong on the hub. Only did "ok" on the blockbuster but its hard to knock it out of the park on everything in the same session. Standing Overhead Barbell Shoulder Press - wanted to test my max tonight 45 lb Bar - 20x 95 lbs - 8x 135 lbs - 5x 155 lbs - 3x 175 lbs - 1x 195 lbs - 1x 225 - 1x. PR! Boom! I Missed this right at lockout a couple months ago and tonight I got revenge. Video below. Really happy with that. Especially since this is on a week night after work. Took several minutes between sets since this was a testing night. IM Hub Left Hand 65 lbs - 3 singles. Dam those felt easy. Left hand is on tonight. 57.5 lbs - 3 triples Right Hand 60 lbs - 2 singles 55 lbs - 1 single 50 lbs - 3 triples - by contrast, my right was off with the hub tonight. Just didn't feel right with the hand placing. Oh well, I'm using my left for the comp anyway and I think I have a chance to break my old comp PR of 72 lbs. IM BlockBuster Right Hand 67.5 lbs - single. Tried to go higher but I wasn't on tonight so I couldn't match my PR of 72.5 lbs from last session. The device felt slicker than usual. Might be because I let my friend try and the oil from his hands effected the texture. My warm ups got a little out of order also. I decided to jump down and get solid work in. 65 lbs - 3 singles 57.5 lbs - 3 triples Left Hand 62.5 lbs - 3 singles 52.5 lbs - 3 triples Thumbscrews Dynamic Pinch 3 sets of 10x each hand - Last pinch session before the comp and it felt good. Here is the video of the 225 lb Overhead PR:
  17. 7 points
  18. 7 points
    Even so, I had fun trying hard with the MM1. I got it close at ~12-14 seconds. The last bit is so hard! I won't try this again until I am doing around 3 sets of 1 rep with my CPW rated 157lb #3.
  19. 7 points
    I get home and this sponsorship package from @daniel reinard is in the mail. How cool is that? Thank you man!
  20. 7 points
    wanted to share a unique but beneficial row variation that has helped my finger strength along with mid-back
  21. 7 points
    PR for me on reps at this weight- max is over 220 right now with goal of 230 EOY
  22. 6 points
    It has taken some training to get this in under 2 minutes, but I finally did it today.
  23. 6 points
    I have never in my life been able to keep a detailed training log. In fact, even at 32 years of age, my dad STILL rags my ass about not writing down my workouts. so here goes an honest attempt. Tonight i was excited about getting my new slingshot in the mail. After opening it up and testing it out briefly, i decided to head over to pops house to put it through its paces. we tested pops first. Since his bench at age 59 is currently way stronger than mine, i was eager to see what he could put up with the slingshot. He smashed an easy 365# bench in the slingshot, and then we took him straight to 405#. He narrowly missed it. I helped maybe 10 #'s on the spot. i attempted a 315 and couldnt lock out my right arm. Damn all this armwrestling pain! did a work set at 225 with the slingshot of 14 reps. took the weight back down to 135 with no slingshot and did 16 sets of 3 speed reps with 30 second breaks. Called it a night. i intend to not let my dad stay stronger than me. Lol! i have never been even close to a 400# bench, so this may be a long, painful log. Im excited though. Its been a while since i have been this serious about a strength goal. 315 miss attached
  24. 6 points
  25. 6 points
    This seems to a popular bar right now so I thought I'd give it a try! I'm not as experienced or confident with "shorter" bars. Most of my braced bending has been closer to 48" or 12" spikes and the like. Even though this took almost twice as long as my recent Goliath bend I would say this was easier.
  26. 6 points
    Getting better at these. Haven’t tried the 20 in a few months.
  27. 6 points
    I was excited to pull this today but found out later 80% of gripsters can do this. I still will share a PR of mine
  28. 6 points
    I haven't competed in grip, since King King 2016. I decided about to compete in this one over a month ago. Under my training log, I've put some effort in training for the grip games or pretty boy luke open as I called it... It's a joke, calm down... Took a 3 hour drive from Central New Jersey to middle of Pennsylvania. I was feeling strong on the way up. Another side note, I only have experience in 1 out of the 5 events listed. So, my only goal was to 2 hand pinch 100 kg/220 lbs. The rest of them, I guess, I was gonna wing it... I weighed in at 301 lbs, fiance been cooking a lot of food again... 120+K for life!!! First event was the 2 hand pinch. I did some work with my makeshift euro aka the poor man's euro. My plan was to open around 200 lbs. But, my PR was 202 lbs, brought a lot of doubt to my mind. Did some warm ups, around 180 lbs felt easy. Hit my opener & 2nd attempt, then 3rd was 220.56... I missed on the 3rd, left hand slipped. 4th attempt, I got that weight & goal was achieved. Felt good, on to the next event... 2" napalms nightmare, everyone was saying this was an event for me. Again, unfamiliar with the device, asked questions on where I should start out with. Jedd & Luke said around 450 lbs... WHAT?!?!? 450???... I guess, they know best... I believe my 1st attempt was around 440 lbs, easy... 460 easy... 480 easy... Thinking, I can get 500!... Bar was load at 501.something... Went up easy & right on the down command... my left hand slipped... Close only counts in horseshoes & hand grenades... Side note, the lift hurt my eyeballs... No, I'm serious, it hurt my eyeballs... Also, it took a lot out of me, tried to fuel up on peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. 3rd was little big horn... Never tried it, but on v bar, I'm not bad at. But, only thing different was I used my left hand. On v bar, I used my right. Ended up with 188.55. Inch pinch was next, actually was a fun event. Got 78.33 lbs, kind of a surprise to me. I didn't think, I would perform well in this one... Pinch block curl, to be honest, I had the idea to just get 4 attempts in, don't care about the weight. Plus, I don't curl all the time & I have my bicep issues. Also, the strict rules having your butt, shoulder, & head on the wall while curling the block up & controlling it down. I got 35.13, I guess not bad for a guy who never tried this before... Won my weight class, probably, 3rd or 4th overall... It was a good time, great seeing the grip guys again. Always fun, joking with guys like Jedd especially during the napalms nightmare... Also, meeting new guys like Mighty Joe Sullivan. Plus, seeing WAL arm wrestling champion Storm Cellino record on the inch pinch. This was a confidence booster for the Philadelphia fit expo. I get in comp mode next week...
  29. 6 points
    Overall Results Pl Points Name Age 2HP NN 2" LBH Inch Pinch Pinch Block Curl 1 4.677 Jedd Johnson 39 248.575 480.3875 179.7 78.3375 47.5375 2 4.571 Luke Raymond 33 214.9875 407.2625 215.1375 75.78125 49.8375 3 4.436 Storm Chellino 26 220.5625 460.65 169.8125 88.275 39.9 4 4.356 John Stepien 33 220.5625 480.3875 188.55 78.3375 35.1313 5 4.254 Joe Sullivan 39 190.175 436.5875 188.55 70.6625 45.0188 6 3.757 Mike Rinderle 50 184.93125 381.9375 169.8125 68.4875 32.53125 7 3.652 Ryan Thomas 24 167.8375 391.7875 154.3 60.8125 37.6500 8 3.608 Frank Snyder 26 200.7 407.2625 144.45 63.36875 28.0875 9 3.590 Adam Culver 33 180.7875 372.05 154.3 63.36875 32.53125 10 3.546 Don Smitley 40 190.175 372.05 154.3 68.4875 25.56875 11 3.538 Matt Lane 30 180.7875 407.2625 144.45 60.8125 30.0125 12 2.945 Dawson Brown 16 147.9875 318.1625 109.8 58.6 25.56875 13 2.810 Chris Andrade 40 139.63125 292.8375 135.1625 49.05 22.68125 14 2.665 Dusty Cook 17 139.8875 292.8375 109.8 46.49375 22.68125 15 2.018 Aaron Carr 12 103.58125 194.825 80.9125 36.60625 20.1625 16 1.729 Brandon Marlow 26 147.9875 0 119.6875 50.925 0 17 1.718 Jim Wagner 46 142.05625 327.45 99.95 0 0 18 1.522 Ayden Hunsinger 11 77.2 131.0375 65.4375 28.41875 15.59375 19 1.498 Anthony Andrade 11 76.96875 131.0375 65.4375 31.4875 12.70625 20 0.611 Kaitlyn Wagner 12 48.705 96.85 46 0 0
  30. 6 points
    Nate - change my "Maybe" to "Solid." I should be going, barring any last-minute emergencies.How many people do you think will be doing the bending part? Any idea on numbers yet? Never really tried something like that, but it seems interesting.
  31. 6 points
  32. 6 points
    Frank and I were talking about a swap/sell to go on after the comp. I'm all for it. Feel free to bring anything you'd like to SJ's 4ForFeb. Additionally, any used or new equipment you'd like to donate to the prize pool...feel free. Its a great community...because of those people in it! I'm going to donate some lighter duplicate blobs...and just made 9 "interim" hubs to donate. I call them interim because they will work till you pull the trigger on an IM hub or dubhub what have you. They are also great loaners for peeps you are introducing to grip.
  33. 5 points
    We have a new product which is a collaboration with grip legend and mad scientist @acorn. Quantities are limited so do not wait if you want one of these bad boys. https://cannonpowerworks.com/collections/rating-service/products/custom-choker-grip-strength
  34. 5 points
    Wow this dude has potential.... https://youtu.be/mExSVzaNfsI
  35. 5 points
    New York, Josh. I live in New York, not Arizona.
  36. 5 points
    Okay Mike, you're moving into legendary territory here! Go claim your spot in history!
  37. 5 points
    Wow! I mean seriously ! I was only expecting to recieve one bolt from you. I don't really know what to say besides THANK YOU!!! That's a real surprise. I've never even seen a horseshoe in person before. I am very grateful for this. And I promise I will give these bars everything I got! Starting with the grade 9. Thank you Martin! Will post videos soon.
  38. 5 points
    The Last Gripmas Carol will be held December the 8th - 2018. No details available yet - just wanted to get the date out there.
  39. 5 points
    If it doesn't move... you go ape $#!t until it does. If it still doesn't move, you come back later that day and make it move. If that doesn't work, you give it your best the next morning. If it doesn't move then, you lose your mind on it the next day... rinse... repeat. It will move if you don't stop. Either it moves or you destroy yourself trying. That is a steel bender. Everyone else is just a hobbyist. No offense.
  40. 5 points
    Jonathan Fernandez becomes the first entry in 2018 with this huge result with the GHP Level 7.
  41. 5 points
    Support grip; is a group of people that supports your addiction to grip.
  42. 5 points
    I was robbed. Totally should have been 3 whites! https://youtu.be/JgKoACEHxfk Just a great time. I made stupid mental errors all day, which left several pounds on the platform, but was pretty happy overall. Left myself plenty of room to improve next time.
  43. 5 points
    51 year old firepower on display just missed 226lb with tired hands from grippers yesterday
  44. 5 points
    Got word from two gripsters they are sending sponsorship packages...simply because they are cool cats. Much appreciated. I'll share the contents when they arrive. Divided basement into three sections...warm up area, milling area and comp area. Set up the 37" screen in milling area/ran wire to the comp laptop. Also printed out/hung current NAGS and World Records in each event for general comparison and attempts. Also took Maria's advice and (besides the 3'x7' banner) printed out/hung several single paper lb/kg conversion charts so you could make jump decisions from anywhere in the gym. Bit by bit...comp is coming together.
  45. 5 points
  46. 5 points
    Hey guys! Nate mentioned the idea of having another bending contest this year after the main portion of SJ4 for February, so we brainstormed a bit and came up with the following. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask The 60d/ G5 Bend-Off 2018! Rules · This is a timed contest so whoever racks up the most points during their attempt wins! · Only one set of pads can be used to bend. No doubles. o Ironmind pads or FBBC/ Horne Suedes are acceptable. Bring your own or use the house IM pads. o 2 set of wraps can be pre-rolled before attempts, but no bars should be in either set of wraps before time starts. · Time limit will be 3 minutes. (This will depend on how many participate). · Time will start when first bend is initiated. Time will not stop once started. · DO, DU, Reverse acceptable, but all finished bends shall be 2” or less between stock ends to count. o Extra points awarded for starting bend with DU or Reverse style. The judge must conclude if the initial bend was substantial enough to count for extra points. · No bracing. Hands and arms must not contact any part of the body below the waist. If this occurs, it is up to the judge’s discretion if the bend will be counted. · One rubber band per wrap at any one time allowed. A fresh band can replace damaged if needed, but time will not stop. Bands will be provided. · Highest total poundage wins contest. Bar Stock Size DO Points Started DU Points Started Reverse Points 60d (Headless) 3.25 4 4 ¼”x 6” G5 (Headless) 4 5 5
  47. 5 points
    Lately I've been lazy to film my bends, expect my Gold Nails. I know people are pretty interesting to see my progress to cert the Gold. But after that I'll start to film. Here is couple of my hardest bend lately, close to 5 min time limit or under: 7" Gold Nail under 3 minutes, IG 235kg 2 min and 245kg 4 minutes, FBBC CRS SQ 5/16x6" and Class 10.9 5/16x6.5" black bolt Zsolt just send me couple of hardest FBBC's bars and I can't wait to attempt those!
  48. 4 points
    New Gold Bar PR!!!••85.5lbs / 38.78kg and CLICK THE RIGHT ARROW to see air with 86.2lbs / 39.09kg••Bodyweight: 179lbs••FINALLY lifted more than the current overall Gold Bar world record (85.09 / 38.6kg) set by Eddie Hall back in October 2016!
  49. 4 points
    i just remember my goal to press 440 in 2011. i startet with 220x2 in february. in may i was at 220x10x10. that is theoretical a 418 with an 9 month progression. then in november i was at 396 in competition. then in march 2012 i have had my first 440 in comp. from this point was easy. doing always the same was getting always the same - 5 years 440 in a row in competitions. i always run the same programming. two times bench a week with 2.5 / 5kg increase for 8 weeks. then one week rest and then repeat. many words but wat i want to say is: its like a marathon. never skip a workout. never get injured. enjoy the life. good luck on your way.
  50. 4 points
    My thoughts: • He's a 40 year old guy that just deadlifted over twice his bodyweight. 99% of people walking down the street could not do the same. • That looked to be right around a true max. Show me anyone who isn't a pro powerlifter who's form doesn't suffer when pulling their absolute max. Actually, his form looked better than half the videos on the Youtubes. • No matter what you think of the guy (or his dad) I'm all for anyone getting stronger in the greatest lift ever. "There is no reason to be alive if you can't do deadlift!" - Jón Páll Sigmarsson
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