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  1. 16 points
    Just wanted to share a fun piece of equipment I picked up last year. Back story: A friend of mine named Mike (you probably know him as the guy playing the guitar riff in the intro to “this week in grip”) toured Terry Todd’s grip museum in Austin TX a few years back. Terry had the original (and only) Mark Henry Dumbbell in a wooden case. Mike reached down and pulled as hard as he could trying to lift the weight. He only managed to rattle it around in the box. Regardless, Terry was impressed that Mike was able to move the 300lbs Dumbbell with a 2.5in handle. Mike got excited at the prospect of lifting such a monsterous weight. He contacted Terry Todd and got permission to have the same manufacture (Myers Metal Workshop) craft a dumbbell with the exact same dimensions as the Mark Henry Dumbbell, only this replica would be 200lbs and have the same 2.5in handle. Long story, but Mike got out of grip training and I bought the Myers Dumbbell (what we call the replica) from him. Not a lot of big time grip guys have tried to lift it, but I’m proud to say that I am the only one to lift this beast. It’s a beauty!
  2. 14 points
    Think I got 'em. 2 45s
  3. 12 points
    Jedd Johnson loaned me his #4 to attempt so I gave it a go today. It rates 199.5 lbs RGC. I was out drinking late last night so not at my best but I think I got it today. I felt the handles touch. The only problem is my girl isn't use to filming closes so I think the best stills would have came when the gripper was out of frame. I tried holding it as long as I could while the gripper came back in frame. I think I got it on my second attempt also but I felt the handles touch on the first attempt. Here is the video of that first attempt and best stills I could get of the set and close. I'll give it a go again in two weeks to see if I can get a more convincing video.
  4. 12 points
  5. 10 points
    Becca with a set of 10 no set on coc #2 (did place the gripper but no actual setting down)
  6. 10 points
    I have not posted anything here in a long time, figured I would give a quick update. A little while back I pulled 220.3lbs on the Tips Tester and broke the old record. I can’t wait until my finger heals up so I can get back to training thick bar!
  7. 9 points
    New PR!! • • 114.1lbs / 51.75kg on the wrist wrench! • Bodyweight: 176lbs • 6" lift to contest height
  8. 9 points
    And yet I can't get 200 using my thumb. 1 hand thumbless axle
  9. 8 points
    The wrist roller is making its return to the North American gripsport championships this year and what better way to invigorate your training for this event than with an online challenge. Athletes will complete with each other for glory (and possibly a prize). This will offer a friendly competition and an opportunity to promote Gripsport and the Gripboard community. The April Rolls Challenge Athletes will attempt to operate a fixed wrist roller in both the forward and reverse directions for a vertical travel distance of 39-3/8 inches (1 m) with 120 lbs. (54.5 Kg) for males and 80 lbs. (36.25 Kg) for females in the fastest time possible. Athletes can submit attempts April 8th 12:01 am EST to April 22nd 11:59 pm. Unlimited attempts can be submitted during this time period. Rules 1. The wrist roller must be supported, i.e. a barbell in a power rack, a wrist roller on a bar in squat stands or the ladder rack on your pick up truck, etc. 2. A 1.9 - 2 inch (48 - 50 mm) wrist roller is to be used. Examples: an olympic Barbell sleeve, an Fbbc 2 in. wrist roller, ironmind owwr, metal tube/pipe. Contact me for approval of your cylindrical object if you are unsure. 3. A vertical lift of 39-3/8 in.(1 m) travel distance must be completed twice, once forward and once reverse. Either the forward or reverse direction may be completed first but both must be completed for a complete attempt. The decent of each lift does not have to be controlled but some control is encouraged for the preservation of your equipment and floors. 4. The rope, cord, etc. connecting the wrist roller to the weights must be taunt before the attempt begins. 5. Travel distance must clearly be marked on the rope, cord, etc. connecting the wrist roller to the weight for ease of judging. A piece of tape or a clearly visible marking of paint, ink, etc. should be used to mark the lowest point of the travel distance below the wrist roller. 6.The hands can operate independent or in unison for completion of the attempt. 7. All attempts must clearly show the supported wrist roller, the travel distance connection, and the weight throughout the entire attempt. 8. If the athlete is unable to position themselves or the wrist roller equipment properly. Adjustments may be made for adjustment up or down to achieve the correct position as long as the situation is not deemed an advantage, i.e. a short athlete stands on a box to achieve the correct position. - If there are any factors you are unsure of please check with the judge. Judging The attempt must be video recorded clearly showing the weights, travel distance connection, and wrist roller throughout the attempt. The travel distance must be shown(measured) on camera*. The weight must be shown*. Time will start when an initiation of movement at the hands commences. the arms should be parallel to the floor and perpendicular to the travel distance connection at the start of the attempt. Attempts will be measured in seconds, tenths of seconds, hundredths, etc. as necessary to separate placings. Time will end when the the travel distance has been accomplished the second time. *can be still photos. Posting attempts on social medias: Instagram Please use the hashtag #Aprilrolls so myself and others can find your attempts but feel free to include as many hashtags as you want like, #thisweekingrip #gripboard #gripsport #handsofthegods #whatever and you can also tag me(onward2adventure) in the post. A link to the post should also be posted to the Gripboard in the April Rolls challenge thread. Youtube/vimeo/etc Please use "April Rolls" in the title and make sure the video is shareable. The video doesn't have to be public but a link must be posted in the Gripboard thread or Dm'd to me and I will share and post it to the Gripboard. You are responsible for ensuring I receive submission of your attempt. If I do not receive your attempt, Private video/account, non-working link, etc. , your attempt will not be added to the ranking. I will update the ranking as often as I can. We have a great sport and a great community and sharing these video attempts is a way to promote both. While shenanigans are always encouraged, unsportsmanlike conduct is not. This is a challenge amongst friends and should be treated as such. I have probably way over-thought this for the dozen or so people who will participate, but if you find any errors or have any questions, please let me know. Mens 1. Lucas Raymond 18.93 2. Don Cummings 25.21 3. Andrew Dube 27.51 4. Jedd Johnson 27.73 5. J. Henze 29.94 Womens 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  10. 8 points
    We’re stepping things up this year. Each class champion will win one of these babies!
  11. 8 points
    I’ve seen this a few times now. That a weak grip could be a sign of poor heart health, which is probably true. However, don’t make the mistake of assuming that improving grip strength is going to improve heart health. Because that is not the same! I’ve seen that assumtion being made in a few grip-strength related articles. I’ll make s stupid analogy just for the heck of it. It’s like, being able to drive a car is a pretty good indication that you are not blind. Some might therefor draw the incorrect assuption that driving a car can prevent you from going blind. But driving a car is of course going to have completely indifferent effects whether or not you’re going to get blind or not. The same thing applies for grip strength and training your grip. However, that being said. Having a strong grip is a probably a good sign that you have a healthy heart.
  12. 7 points
    *loud victorious yelling* (Hexabastard in BBW)
  13. 7 points
    Finally got a day that wasn't 90 % humidity. @Jedd Johnson's instruction has helped me put 20 lbs on my 2HP in 3 weeks. I weighed the 215.6, but I accidentally hit stop on my phone. Great pinch block from @Lucasraymond 2hp 215.6 and some attempts at 100kg.
  14. 7 points
    phone is fine... hit PAVEMENT.... watch for me looking down at it after it hits. BEWARE OF BALCONIES! also I should have said no set and not TNS.....
  15. 7 points
    Midol tends to help
  16. 6 points
    I just bought this 36kg KB(Kiloflex) yesterday brand new for $60!! Obviously, Iam not an expert on KB but wanted to share a couple of wrist exercises you can do with the bell- If someone could tell me what the 2nd video exercise is called I would appreciate. I did the bottoms up press yesterday after 20 plus years of not doing them - very hard and I need technique. Adam Glass has done 106lbs AMAZING. First video fast forward to 34sec mark as I was having fun with my IG followers
  17. 6 points
    So I made a pinch block which can be switched from 3” wide or 4” wide, and took it to the gym saturday. Ben, Adam and I were hitting some lifts on it and I was able to work up to 92lbs on both widths. A guy that is a former Penn State offensive lineman was working out at the gym and also gave it a try which he was able to lift 87lbs. Pinch Block
  18. 6 points
  19. 6 points
    Great Chest and Arms workout tonight: Bench Press 195 lbs - 8x 215 lbs - 6x 235 lbs - 4x 245 lbs - 3x 265 lbs - 2x 275 lbs - 1x 225 lbs - 12x. Bench Press Speed reps with bands 135 lbs + doubled up red bands - triple 185 lbs + doubled up red bands - triple - we were just getting a feel for these. We weren't able to do them at the old gym. This powerlifting gym has all the toys Incline Dumbbell Bench Press 80 lb DBs - 5x 90 lb DBs - 5x 100 lb DBs - 5x Incline Bench Press 205 lbs - 5x 225 lbs - 5x 245 lbs - 2x and half way up on the third. Close Grip bench Press 185 lbs - 5x normal, 5x one board press, 5x two board press, 3x three board press. All done as one set without stopping. Was suppose to get 5x with the 3 board but my tris were shot. Machine preacher Curls 110 lbs - 10x 120 lbs - 8x 110 lbs - 8x Seated Overhead Chambered Bar Tricep Extension Machine 80 lbs - 10x 100 lbs - 2 sets of 10x - Pretty dam cool machine. I have only seen this machine before on youtube and its awesome this gym has one. My hands feel great. Skipping grip this past weekend made them feel fresh. i'll hit Pinch on Friday night and try Jedd's #4 Saturday because I always have my best gripper sessions after pinch.
  20. 6 points
    Tuesday My forearms were sore from the rolling handle work so I didn’t do any grip specific work. bench 230 3x1 these were supposed to be triples. However I am in the process of adjusting my sleep schedule and not eating well. Not a big deal. i did a little scrolling. It will be an expensive learning experience. I went in with a preconceived idea of what it was going to look like which was bad. I should have just followed the steel. A lot of physical endeavors I compare to dancing, where there is a give and take between partners. The next scroll will be better if I keep that in mind. This one didn’t go so well as each new feature tended to unravel the previous one but a day later looking at it, it’s not all bad. Also here is one of the shelf brackets I made. I would show a picture of the installed shelves but I have another shelf project that the Boss has informed me must be completed and installed before these smaller shelves can be hung. 😜 From a bent spike.
  21. 6 points
    $9 for shackle and receiver, will probably fit most loading pins and is thick enough to not pinch the skin like other one finger lifts I've tried.
  22. 6 points
    Congrats to Michael Thomas on his recent entry into the GHP Gripper Challenge. Michael becomes the 3rd person to complete the challenge this year and at 51 years young, the oldest person in the challenge!
  23. 6 points
    Fuelled by coffee and sunshine I did some spontaneous scrolling this afternoon and wrapped this 10' 1/4" hot rolled bar around the original flat bar.
  24. 5 points
  25. 5 points
    KLUV posted some nice wrist variations for kettlebells. Here is one that you guys may like as well. Crush the handle as hard as you can while resisting the bell from dropping to your forearm. This is with a 35. May help grippers. Enjoy and tell me what you guys and gals think if you add them into your repertoire!!
  26. 5 points
    Revised goal; Get back into grip. Got a plan to make extra money and there by feeding that passion. My plan is to just work gripsport events and lose weight id like to get into -120kg class and back to competition by 2020. Id also like to host a contest here in NC if I can collaborate with NC PUA and get something setup to get NC on the map for annual contests. Venue is set already on my end. Just need peeps and gear. And a pop up book explaining how to score a contest🤪 Praying hard as hell I can knock all three off the list in the next couple of years.
  27. 5 points
    I usually do these with a bent arm. Tried to use a straight arm to more closely approximate an Inch lift. Definitely different. Seems to work the grip more and wrist less this way. Arm Assassin Strength Shop WW Replica
  28. 5 points
    I saw that Horne is doing the steel shredders 3 contest with short braced bending bars at 8-14”. I figured this wouldn’t interfer with my other training so I feel it’s a great opportunity to get back into it, do a few bends and have some fun. I bent a 14” x 12 mm HRS (video) And also a 11.5” x 12 mm, which I did not get on video, as it took me longer than 5 minutes. (Yikes) I used to bend these at sub 9” back in the day. Albeit with double wraps, and this time I used smaller single leather wraps. left a big bruise on the inside of my thigh. And a cut on my palm. I guess my body is not quite conditioned yet to do the bends I did back in the day. Now I’m waiting for the rated steel bars from Horne
  29. 5 points
    Thurs. i did squat supports up to 500 for 12 counts. filmed some grpr closes. bent 4 70D nails, starting to find my kink.
  30. 5 points
    I came across a great way to utilize those iron grip or marcy grip plates- bottoms up press. I showed close grip - wanting to inform 1-2X a month do your bench/close grip w/o wrist wraps if you use regularly- but lost train of thought on vid. Goal would be to kneel on bench and clean and bottom press both arms(tried today with massive blooper)
  31. 5 points
    Heck, it takes a massive amount of hand strength to just SET a #4!
  32. 5 points
    Guess what came today..... Me and this Gripper are going to dance......and yes, it will be a slow jam
  33. 5 points
    I almost got fired from my last job because I set up the Instron machine to hold the gripper and measure how much force is required to close it. It was going to be awesome too.
  34. 5 points
    I will be offering a small prize to the individual with the fastest time in both the men’s and women’s class. I will post a picture of the prize as soon as I finish making it. Also as I will be celebrating my birthday in the month of April, I will be buying myself the piece of grip gear that I would most like to have this year, the Dube Cube. However it won’t be delivered to me. Grip N Bend has agreed to ship the Dube Cube to one lucky participant who will be randomly drawn at the end of the April Rolls Challenge. This is open to participation world wide. Whether you are completing for fun, to make yourself better, or to win, you will have a chance to win this great piece of grip gear. This will most likely be a small raffle so your odds are very good. A huge thank you to Grip N Bend for putting up with my nonsense and agreeing to help me out with this.
  35. 5 points
  36. 5 points
    the weighing can be viewed on my YT along with dominant Dubecube stub lift Ha ha
  37. 5 points
    I did my first strongman performance for a real audience today. I went to my daughter's school and rolled a frying pan, tore cards, bent steel and did a bunch of other strongman feats. The kids loved it and my daughter had so much fun. She helped out and hung upside down from my neck while I tore a deck of cards. The highlight was holding the gym teacher up in my arms while I tore a deck of cards. Kids asked if I was Superman. Haha. Lots of fun today.
  38. 5 points
    Congrats to Jason Otto for smashing the GHP Level 7 for 3 reps. Great audio on this video too.
  39. 5 points
    Another big update: PRIZES have been finalized The winner of each component (unbraced, braced, endurance) will receive a $50 FBBC Gift Card The overall winner (best score of all three components combind) will receive a $150 FBBC Gift Card. I also have an additional grand prize in the works that is still TBD.
  40. 5 points
    First attempt at tall duke of all bastards. Ironmind and suede pads were used. Bend from 1:29-5:29 ( 4min ) I sent in for the cert this morning and I believe I have followed all the rules. Dont have a digital calliper so had to use the ruler. More to come. Thanks.
  41. 5 points
    Hmmmm...you aint working hard on getting me (unless you sent your minion @Anton.Torrella). That said...I will be there...and there shall be joy! Not as a competitor of course...but to help, cheer, enjoy the camaraderie and provide libations. Additionally...rumor has it (cause he told me) that @FrankD will be arriving after his son's communion is over. Woot!
  42. 4 points
    A short treadmill, hspu, pull-up workout then some riding w the boy. It’s his first free wheel bike and he’s not used to standing up and riding slow - good times!
  43. 4 points
    Fibo Mas-Wrestling 2018 in Cologne Germany It took me 5 years to withstand germanys strongest men in Mas-Wrestling. today all dreams comes true 😍😍😍 Final Standing SHW 1. Sirko Petermann AUT 2. Timo Rüdiger GER (Germanys Strongest Men 2014) 3. Andreas Brixa GER (230kg Iron Mind Apollons Bar DOH German Record) my improved gripstrength was the tactical advantage i was missing bevore (there is need to move the hands on the stick to attack the weak pinky finger of the enemy)
  44. 4 points
    Chest and tris tonight. Not a bad session considering I woke up early and dealt with car issues. Walked into the gym felt like crap but turned it around nicely: Bench Press 195 lbs - 8x 225 lbs - 6x 245 lbs - 4x 255 lbs - 3x 275 lbs - 2x 285 lbs - 1x. Went up pretty easy Incline Dumbbell Bench Press 85 lb DBs - 5x 95 lb DBs - 5x 105 lb DBs - 5x Incline Bench Press 185 lbs - 5x 225 lbs - 3x 245 lbs - 3x Seated Overhead Ticep Extension Machine 80 lbs - 10x 100 lbs - 10x 110 lbs - 10x Saw some cool stuff tonight. A guy at the gym deadlifted 765 lbs which may be the most I have seen in person. No more room on the bar for regular plates at that point. If he needs more weight he will have to use competition plates. My buddy had a great session. He almost benched 405 lbs for a double. I had to lightly put my finger tips on the bar for the second rep.loving this new gym.
  45. 4 points
  46. 4 points
    Thanks dude! It gets hot in Gains City.
  47. 4 points
    Got our complete comp training package with just under 11 months to spare - cutting it close! Gonna be sleeping with this anvil as my pillow!
  48. 4 points
  49. 4 points
    Attempted with both hands Back is feeling better... see how it feels tomorrow...
  50. 4 points
    behind in the log again. Trained Saturday, Sunday and last night. I'll just hit the highlights from Saturday and Sunday to save time and give a full report of last night: Saturday 3/17/18 I met up with my friend to train with him outside before heading over the gym. He did farmer's walks in his backyard and wanted me to try as well but I decided not to push the strained Achilles and just picked up some light weight in place once or twice to get the feel of it. He has a steel weight sled which I attached to my 2" inch FBBC wrist roller with extra rope and pulled it uphill on his lawn for about 8 times and probably 25 or so feet each time. This was brutal. The sled alone weighs a good amount and pulling it uphill over a bumpy lawn was tough stuff. The FBBC roller is also very slick making this even harder. My forearms got a super pump from this. Going to do this every other weekend to get ready for the wrist roller at nationals. After I finished the wrist roller, I went to the gym and finished my workout. I worked up to a set of 190 lbs x 3 on the standing overhead barbell press. I then did shrugs, upright rows and rack pulls with my 2.0 fit grips on the thickest barbell to get some extra thick bar work in. My hands were toast after this. Did some other accessory movements but nothing special and worth mentioning. Sunday 3/18/18 This is my leg day but because I'm letting the achillies heal, I just did 5 sets of leg extensions pyramiding up in weight to 210 lbs for 10 reps, and hamstring curls with 125 lbs for each set. I then hit Left hand grippers and worked up to my 172 lb COC #3.5 for a couple singles. I knew my left crush was going to be weak because I stopped training it weeks back before the 4forfeb comp and I hit thick bar twice this week (wednesday and yesterday). Surprised it wasn't even weaker honestly. I did 3 sets of 10 with a 45 lb Plate for strict plate wrist curls and 3 sets of 10 with a 10 lb plate for single hand reverse wrist curls. finished with other accessories. Wednesday 3/21/18 We got hit with a snow storm so I left work early since they said it would be its worst at 4pm. My buddy invited me over again to train with him since hes really close so I went straight from work to his place. Got in a light back and chest session: Bench Press - Decided to try a new program and these programs are always light in the beginning: 185 lbs - 8x 205 lbs - 6x 225 lbs - 4x 240 lbs - 3x 252.5 lbs - 2x 260 lbs - 1x 210 lbs - 4x - Easy stuff Incline Bench Press 185 lbs - 8x 205 lbs - 2 sets of 6x Barbell Rows 185 lbs - 8 sets of 10x Simple light workout for a snowy day
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