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  1. 16 points
  2. 12 points
    Scores from the contest- thank you Riccardo Magni for the spread sheet 👍
  3. 12 points
    The guy with machine hands is back with another ridiculous video. I count 24 reps.
  4. 11 points
  5. 11 points
    Had a few people asking me where I'm at on the #4 CCS these days but truth is I haven't (hadn't now) done grippers in forever, had too much else on but I guess this is where I'm at. Not the best attempt, didn't have it in the right place but again it's been a while. #3 reps went a bit better.
  6. 10 points
    less than 6 weeks and I’ll pass big Carl’s 254 lift
  7. 10 points
    A mirror is a great training tool, it got me from the GHP 6 to the GHP 9 in a single session, highly recommended.
  8. 10 points
    Have been working to hard for this so it feels amazing to finally get it done! Also won the challenge against @Hopefully to first do 20 ccs reps with COC#2. Also thanks for all the help.
  9. 9 points
    After making it to Gripmas last year and meeting so many of the Senior Gripizens I have gotten to know on the Grip Board but not in person, I really wanted to go even further, to venues better reachable by plane than car (Gripmas was just a 9 hour drive from NYC to Ohio), and do more of the same. Arizona almost panned out but didn't. Denver, too. Finally, Fort Worth appeared and mission accomplished! I flew to Texas from NYC, spent two days in a decent hotel, found out I really like the Ford Escape, and participated in an AWESOME comp. I met Grip Board - Arm Lifting gurus Adam Glass, Riccardo Magni, Eric Milfeld, and Tommy Jennings, and re-met Tanner Merkle, whom I think I had met briefly but not really sat down with before. I thought it would be easy to make weight, because the comp was 90kg and whatever bigger classes there are because I am nowhere near 90. But as the date got closer I realized that making it in at 80kg would give me a better shot at getting invited to next year's St. Petersburg, Russia, comp. So I decided to go for the 80kg a couple days before when I was 82kg. I made it -- 79.7. Phew. First was the rolling thunder, rising bar, last man standing. I started around 130 because I was maxing 145-150. Hmm. Felt easier than I am used to. Tanner thought it was a hard rolling thunder, but the one I own is brand new and not seasoned in any way, so maybe that's why it felt easier to me. I wound up PRing a couple of times, finally making 167 and failing 172, barely. i cannot say how surprised and pleased I was to have opened so strong (compared to past performance and my expectations) on my weakest event. DOH axle. I made 285. My PR is 303 and I thought I had 295 but while I was attempting 305, I was informed my 295 actually was braced so it was DQ'd. They let me go for the 305, but it was a shade much and I got air but no lift. 285 is still my contest PR on that by about 5 pounds but I was hoping for better. Well now this is my weakest event lol. Saxon bar. Adam gave us the option to use 2.5 inch width or 3-inch width, and I chose 2.5. I am pretty sure the Saxon bar I have done, which used to be Nate's, was 2 inches and I maxed around 203. I figured wider would mean less, so I started around 145 or so, and was having a little trouble around 175. But something clicked and felt better so that I managed to get a couple more lifts in and made 201. Yeah, Adam and Tanner went on to do 250 or 260 or whatever they do, but I was liking the 201 for me. That was NOT my weakest event. Silver Bullet. The guys thought I had a shot at the 4, so I humored them. I was right! I had no shot at the 4. But, after a challenging comp, with a thick handle PR for me, I was able to get 12 seconds on Tannner's 3.5 that he said was rated 172. That's an improvement on my Cupid's and NAGS holds (also 12 sec, on Jedd's 3.5), given that the event took place later in the comp when I was more tired than at the other two venues. Tanner's 3.5 had such a sweet sweep that I felt like on a good day I could almost get it all the way closed mms style. I met a couple of other cool folks, like Danny (who weighed in 2 ounces or so more than me), Jamie (who has a vitamin store of some sort), and Robert (who looks small but bends like a demon). They are not on the Grip Board so not going into detail here, but also nice guys. Adam , Riccardo, and Eric ran a great comp and I hope to return to their events. Thanks, guys!.
  10. 8 points
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AYCXhF5RiA_YPU6QFEknoQYwtyCs9KOE/view?usp=sharing
  11. 8 points
    Shawna at it again. Apology for shaky footage and vertical compression. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W01Zk6wyScw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oHbTwv6FSA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOGH4xPlx18 20190625_211152_560870483013251 (2).mp4 20190625_211041_560799405823591.mp4 20190625_210947_560745613738404.mp4
  12. 8 points
    21.6.19 the most useful overall grip tools? The question comes up all the time. Everyone’s answer is equally useful data. When I first began serious training of my hands it was in support of steel bending and some tearing / breaking interests. What got my attention was seeing the contest demonstrating how incredibly strong the “grip guys” were compared to the benders. In 2009 I began training for grip contests. My 2009 training was centered on double overhand axle, 2” vertical bar, single hand pinching blobs and plates, and torsion spring grippers. During this year I could close a 2.5 very easily but not a 3. My 2009 numbers would be like 380 doh A, 195-200 RT, 305 vertical bar, 2.5 COC (138-143 lb range a guess) I wasn’t training 2 hand pinch so I would only predict 165-175 range. For three years my focus was inch lifts, 2 hand euro pinch, griptopz heads, Vulcan gripper, 2” v bar, axle. Various lifts came and gone in vogue through the seasons but those never left rotation. I set my whole training season around World Strongest Hands series and the decathlon events. 2012 was my year when I felt the snow ball star the avalanche. Through the year my accumulated bests were 463 Doh axle (training) 433 Meet, 262 2HP (training) 255 meet, 350 2” vbar (training) 340 meet, 191 SE (training) 185 SE meet. I accomplished the 2nd highest 3 lift total in North America behind Andrew. I have literally a hundred different grip handles/tools but I only am using about 6 of them. 2013 very strong season. Mighty Mitts, WSH, International push pull. Incredibly diverse tool set- almost all training done with Inch, blob, Anvil, Axle and europinch. 2014-2018 I moved across the country. Changed jobs, changed everything. For 4 years I focused on figuring out gymnastics and Calisthenics. For these 4 years I used only 4 grip tools- 2” v bar, my 2”x4” Saxon bar, Rolling Thunder, and Fatgripz. In 2014 I achieved my leanest lowest adult weight of 181 lb@5% body fat. At such a lower weight than my contest weight of 215 I felt strong in a handstand and weak in a shoulder press. 2018 to present - training grip 3-4 days a week. My gym bag has only 6 things in it. I’m at a new level of overall strength to 5 years ago. 445 doh training 423 contest, 289 two hand pinch contest, 231 rolling thunder contest 231 anvil contest all at a lighter/leaner body weight than 2012. Progress has many colors of expression not just black and white The lesson learned over 10 years is this - overhand Axle - 2 hand pinch - 1 hand fat bell with something that creates rotation- some vertical bar - plate curls These are the top 5 for grip. I don’t think you need more than fatgripz and some kind of 2 hand pinch figured out the first 2 years to make phenomenal gains. There are probably 250 grip handles/devices/apparatus you can get right now but probably only 10 of them are truly useful and only 4-5 are truly necessary. Save your money buying gear you don’t need and instead invest in traveling to a meet with vets and learning what’s up. You’ll make more progress from attending one meet than buying 10 new toys
  13. 7 points
    It was rated by Cannon at 127. Didn’t mean to hold my wrist like that
  14. 7 points
  15. 7 points
    Hawaii is in, too! John Oka will be hosting King Kong in Maui!
  16. 7 points
    Good news! Josh Higginbotham will be hosting a King Kong venue in Bastrop, Louisiana! We're already up to 21 venues for this year!
  17. 7 points
    That palm handle position looks like Ronnie's. [goes and hides]
  18. 7 points
  19. 7 points
    From Left to Right Vinnie, Tommy, Eric, Tanner, Adam, Riccardo, Jamie, Danny, & Steven.
  20. 7 points
    20.6.19 on the prevention, overcoming, and rising past injury. Exchanging messages this week a joking suggestion emerged- Half Penny, Stub, Shallow Hub- to a 1.5” cross bar- lifted while prone on the seal bench...a lot of people over coming injury. I probably keep in touch with 30 serious real adult athletes. Men who have a job, family, property, all levels of normal life but stay on track. On track with not just a fitness regime but also pursuing a high level in some sport. It’s not a money thing it’s something they love. Injury is the biggest killer of staying in the game. Fatigue and pain make us cowards. It becomes very easy to give up on goals when it’s no longer a straight forward march. To play the game longer you need to understand the cost. Tissue is laid along lines of stress, this provides mechanical advantage. Across bone, tendon, ligament, muscle we see increased rigidity. All motion of gen tissue system product of 1 mechanical properties of tissue & 2 contractile capability of NS+GTS. When one direction becomes excessively rigid there will be problems for all other motions. One side on a pully series is unable to overcome its antagonist direction. You have loss of elasticity. Reduced range of motion can be stated as loss of function. It can be simply viewed at joints of body. This particular joint has X number of motions and those motions posse X percentage of motion. It is not as personal trainers and coaches say necessary to maintain “full rom” but it is essential to maintain proportional amounts of rom for the specific build of your body. I am pointing at the relationships of rigidity across the body Many things cause pain immediately-cuts, impacts, burns, cold. This pain is a signal to move away or stop moving. Particular to motion- the long term pain is the signal to regain motion. A shoulder that hurts for 3 months is not just a signal to take it easy- it’s a signal to do differently and regain missing functionality. This is not Snuggie to wrap around every instance of pain. Cancers, nervous system dis function, genetic disorders- there are times when the conditions do not allow one to regain. On the particular topic of grip and pain. Observation over 10+ years of being a member here. Many people begin Grip training after successfully healing an older injury by including new grip lifts. Many people stop doing Grip training because they get an injury to arm. added new motions = regaining functionality staying in the same angles too long = loss of functionality There are many grip centered lifts and activities- but still generally they are a limited range of total motions. The arms have most degrees of joint articulation starting from shoulder to finger tip. This produces under use injury as one area of tissue is heavily developed while another under trained. The great news, this is social cause. This is a paradigm thing. You did that. You can fix it. When you say “Grip is X” you are also saying what it’s not. You’ll do what is and ignore what is not. Here is the short cut. Every time you move, event sport, every lift, every time a muscle fires- is all the same thing— motion. A chain of pulleys moving a bone from position A to B. This can understood by examining what joint motion is occurring and understanding what motions are paired oppositionally. If X still makes you hurt- don’t stop moving. Instead what has opposition relationship to the pattern you are hurting in. If you can’t do that- than do whatever you can that is pain free. Don’t break your schedule. It’s sadly easy to break the habit of training with the habit of not training. Expand your thinking. Now more interesting than the resolution of mechanical pain is what happens if you continue to do this, year after year. Strength sports are a battle of attrition. Everyone will get injured. If you do nothing you will get hurt worse. 45-55 years old is the prime of all the greats in strength. Not blown apart before 35 because they are too lazy to learn the game. All useful topics of training are testable. The only thing dumber than ignorance of expert advice is to blindly follow it. Question all things and you can discover the answers no one can tell you.
  21. 7 points
  22. 6 points
    Summer of rows festival- Feel free to post any and all rowing vids. I promise I wont give tips:) Iam a big fan of them! I kicked it off couple weeks back and King crusher did great with his vid. Having said all that- Eric Roussin is the best 1 arm rower I have seen in my lifetime with Oly handle, IM axle and He even can strict row Inch replica!!! Anyone who thinks rows doesn't help bigtime PM me and I will send you some back pics from when I was 47 until today 52!
  23. 6 points
    Weighed in at 198lbs for these. Have not touched a db over 130 for literally about a decade. Hit 10 with my left before grip started to give. Grip didnt give on right. No chalk at all, had a couple more for sure with chalk. Maybe next time.
  24. 6 points
    Wow...haven’t been here for a while... Saw this 4 CCS Close on Instagram, just wanted to share. This guy is freakishly strong on grippers! https://www.instagram.com/p/BzsfPYPo586/?igshid=4m4tswf4pmpd
  25. 6 points
    Not sure where this post belongs. I just did a transaction with a member on here (as well as many others over the years), and I'm fortunate to be able to say that it has all been very positive. No b.s, no drama, and I always get what is listed. Thank you all for running and supporting a great forum. What a great bunch of people. Very grateful.
  26. 6 points
    Here’s mine from the same year, it’s a dot that probably stood out in the lowlight of the shed
  27. 6 points
    My #4 close didn’t have any holes on the bottom of the handles. That’s how you know it is legit!
  28. 6 points
    I believe so. The 3 was a toy for me at my peak. I’m rehabbing right now but I’ll try once I’m fully back. I remember showing guys grippers at the gym and picking up a 3 with no warm up and closing it so fast tns you hear across the gym and it was effortless. I was talking to them while holding it
  29. 6 points
    Felt like I had more in me, but the skin heats up quick on these and I'm learning not to keep pushing it 'til I tear.
  30. 6 points
    Sorry Adam, not going to make it down. But maybe Tanner can help him. 😂🤣😂🤣
  31. 6 points
    I am 70 now. Lots of construction type work my whole life, several years of racing dirt bikes, many years of shooting very heavy bows (like bows and arrows), 35 or 36 years of rock climbing, 16 years of Grip Sport. My hands are fine - maybe a very small amount of arthritis but no real problems at all I still have good dexterity and overall function - very little pain considering what all I've asked of them. I do very little in the way of care for them - stretching and massage at times is about all. I believe part of it is I never overdid it on grippers - I know that heavy gripper training did make my hands hurt - nothing else really did - plus I never really liked grippers so I never did all that much with them. Maybe I'm just lucky - I don't seem to suffer from arthritis very much - nothing severe at all. Lots of general wear and tear and tons of old injuries I have to deal with. I just muddle on.
  32. 6 points
    Would be fun but too many people would gripe about the amount of weight used.
  33. 5 points
    My rows from this weekend. 2" db handle, 160#. Did them at the end of a 2hr. Pinch and thickbar workout hence the soaked through shirt.
  34. 5 points
    On Wednesday did this set left hand 181 x 9 . Big mo but sheet its left hand:) I will do a heavy set with Right next week which will be better
  35. 5 points
    This was a couple years ago. I don't have any dumbbells in the shed of pain. I'll see what I can do this weekend.
  36. 5 points
    I suppose this is frowned upon but here's a set from todays workout. ~161 with straps. Oly handle.Without them my grip gives out at the end of the 5th rep. Sorry for it being turned the wrong way lol
  37. 5 points
    My 3 YO stole my hat and challenged me to arm wrestle him. Had no answer for his hook game. Smoked me.
  38. 5 points
    At first I thought this was @Shoggoth 😁 Could you imagine what JK could have done? His grip was way stronger than MVM's. 😳
  39. 5 points
    As someone who won the State of Ohio Physics Championship as a junior in High School, and a gripster, I have to say that this may be the greatest thread in Gripboard history.
  40. 5 points
  41. 5 points
    Working hard on bringing up my left hand in all areas of grip. Try doing this with Oly DB handle with off-hand, no straps, no hook grip, no gloves, knee on bench and weigh plates at end. I could care less what you can do on thicker handle as this is about Oly DB handle:) BWT 226lb. I know Eric R. and Joe can do this with off-hand not sure who else.
  42. 5 points
    Yeah Ronnie definitely could have closed it with a little set training and practice. No doubt about it
  43. 5 points
    A flash on how it went - wow what a tremendous contest! Fantastic results today, I’m certain every competitor had meet PRs. Lifting at the Metroflex is my favorite spot to chase big lifts and it seemed to be true for everyone else. Official score card and results will be posted later this evening.
  44. 5 points
    I agree with Joe. But look, ChimpGrip, two guys of Medicare Age have addressed the issue and their hands are fine. But neither one of them went the “constant heavy high volume Gripper workouts” path. However, both of them were closing Number 3’s in contests as Senior Citizens. The last time I bested the current World’s Strongest Man in the Silver Bullet in a grip contest? Martins Licis was 24, and I was 61. My record was 3-2 against him over a four year period in that event. Sorry guys, but I had to throw in that idiotic fact now that Martins is WSM. When you get to be my age, it gets more and more difficult to brag about anything. You don’t even have to train smart, you just can’t train stupid, or you won’t make it to Medicare Age.
  45. 5 points
    Here’s a few true TNS closes of a few of my number 3s. Picked up from table with only the gripping hand. I’m betting 6 billion humans are capable of this if they try. Man, woman, insert delusional gender here, child, old, young, healthy or handicapped. Prove me wrong. 🤡🤡🤡🤡
  46. 5 points
    ^^ This. Grippers least important aspect of a contest placement. Particularly true with the North American scoring system.
  47. 5 points
    Heads up, it is highly likely I will be coming out to this comp. Thanks for the reminder @Andrew P
  48. 5 points
    Bending and grippers at a high level was very tough to balance for me as far as training and recovering. High level being #4 gripper closes and above KOAB bends. I finally shelved the bending as it was too much with everything else to recover from for me. Even just doing a bending training once every 10-14 days. You have to find your balance.
  49. 5 points
  50. 5 points
    Conservatively...more than the total number of 3.5 closers, but less than the total number of 2.5 closers....
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