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  1. Figured to share it here as well. Very cool to finally got this milestone. Ordered 3x20kg plates yesterday, and hopefully theyre perfect plates as they seem for the 3x20kg pinch lift.
    25 points
  2. After a 6 month hiatus from grippers, I started training them again once a week last October and now hit a big milestone in closing my 190 rated GG6. https://youtu.be/ixIpeHI1vrk
    14 points
  3. The last few days, I had been thinking about Bruce White and the Inch Dumbbell and wondering what the heck he was doing down in a corner of the world isolated from the majority of the billions of people inhabiting Planet Earth. The following are a series of comments, observations, recollections and rehashing of things regarding the Inch Dumbbell. The hard core folks here will know much of it. Some pieces, not the case. This past week, I emailed Randy Strossen and asked him what he thought of Bruce White. He told me he was communicating with him in the early 1990s, and the first time
    13 points
  4. Smoked 375.3 tonight wish I’d have done this sleeveless so I can bow out of the race and await the winner of the bottle. However, I’m sticking to my guns. It has to be 100% raw, like what is defined in a power meet. So I can’t claim it raw until it happens sleeveless. Further sticking to my guns, I will also not be claiming the bottle when I do bench 375 raw, as mentioned previously. Wouldn’t be fair to those working hard for it naturally.
    9 points
  5. Did two reps fairly strict on my 20kg plate. The true weight of the plate is 19.8kg and the diameter is 36cm. For reference I finished the workout with doing 18 reps with my 15kg plate that has a diameter of 34cm. It was actually my biceps that fatigued first. With the center of gravity being so far out the actual weight for the biceps is closer to 24kg so it gets quite heavy after a bunch of reps.
    9 points
  6. Went ahead and hit 4 plates in the red SS today also. Homie ATG been wanting to see this one fall I think. Here it is brother! Total weight is 407 and some change. sorry for the wait on these 1RM’s.. I really don’t like maxing. I tend to get a little worried I’m gonna get some kind of injury doing it. So as a result I like to hold off until I’m sure I’ll get it.
    8 points
  7. I'll work on pressing it next!
    8 points
  8. Continuing the tradition of a winter grip contest started by Eric Milfeld and Paul Knight - we will have a DFW Grip contest this February. 27 Feb (Saturday) 4 pm. Weatherford Tx. this contest will be held on private property and will absolutely be hosted on time. PM if you have questions/concerns. Guests are welcome to protect themselves as they see fit but no one will be asked to anything other than enjoy themselves and lift strong. classic 4 event contest with ArmliftingUSA rule set - Silver Bullet hold with Captain of Crush grippers. A new out of the package #4 wil
    7 points
  9. Hey guys! From what I can tell 2020 has been a great bending year for many of us. What was your favorite bends/bending related moments of 2020 and what you are looking forward to accomplish this coming year? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ My favorite bends this year: * 8x180mm A2 bolt in one IMP - DO * 8x133mm CRS - DO, doubles * 160kg GBI Cert - DO, doubles * 10x180mm A2 bolt - Braced, doubles * 8x180mm 12.9 bolt - Braced, doubles * Red nail Snap. Go
    7 points
  10. Wait til they replace it. It grows. "We do all the hip surgeries for the current and former Baltimore Ravens. We've never seen a femur this this thick. What did you do to it?" Bwahaha Said my femur was 20% bigger at the top than any they had dealt with. Lol
    6 points
  11. I hate to interrupt the big kids bending big horseshoes but here I am nonetheless. No crazy bends for me today. Two 5/16x7+ HRS (both freehand cut to a bit over 7 1/4 I think) and then four easy red nails. The last two took me around 30 seconds each. All bends were in IMPs. Again, nothing to write home about but I’m grateful to be well ahead of where I was this time last year.
    6 points
  12. Yes, like Rindo said. The two SX7’s really ramped up toward the end. I think it’s due to the fact that they were welded together and toward the end the curvature of the bends don’t align very well. I had to fight hard to get uit past 180. Yeah, Bergmann went through his alot quicker. I’ve also experienced some of the hard Kerckhaerts. It seems to affect several of their models, perhaps all. The majority of their shoes will vary very little and then they’ll have an odd ball here and there that is significantly harder.
    6 points
  13. I'm getting back in to reverse bending. I'm trying to build up a strong reverse base for the reverse event in next years "Beast in the East" comp. My plan is to build up all aspects of bending, one event at the time. And about 1 month or so away from the comp, I will try to peak in all styles.
    6 points
  14. Nevermind.... screw the bicep! couldn’t resist! 😜 315 for 7 reps! Huge pr!
    6 points
  15. COLOSSUS BAR: 1/2” x 2” x 47 1/4” flat bar. This bar was first bent by Carl-August Mertz @camz I became the 3rd person to bend it today. The bar makes Goliath look like a little guy. Very hard to wrestle with because it is so wide. My hands, wrists and biceps are trashed more so than from other long bars I have done. I need to train those areas more before attempting a wider bar. Very happy with this bend! Video:
    5 points
  16. Since @David_wigrenis dating my mother and will become my stepfather I thought ill walk in his footsteps and try some horseshoe bending! Okay that might not be true but @Griparn sent me a horseshoe "Diamond Classic 1 or 0 not sure" and we swapped grippers to hit our ranges better (perhaps) thanks alot Griparn for that, I have high hopes to close that #4 in time! Not in great shape regarding grippers since it was some time ago and also my body is very worn atm but just had to try! #t 3 #1.5 3 #2 3 #3 1 1 #4 0 0 0 last attempt is best attempt
    5 points
  17. Thought i would start a training log, hoping this will keep me motivated each day and help build a routine. I have a few goals Initially. I want to lose a bit of weight. I have put on so much excess fat, I'm currently 118.4kg (261lbs) I'm looking to get back down to 100kgs as this is where I felt fittest and most comfortable. Next I want to increase my grips strength. Im currently using a Gods of Grip Tlaloc gripper its around the same rating as a #0.5 COC which i can rep for 13 reps. I'm gonna initially train with the GOG grippers as i have a full set. and move on to COC at som
    5 points
  18. Top of the thigh were like 90% numb when I was heavy into horseshoe bending. Took years for the sensation to fully come back. Also it’s a hardening thing. Over time the leg will simply be able to handle more abuse. I remember injuring my leg when I was just starting out by crushing a DC2 horseshoe against my leg. A few years in, a DC2 would’ve been useless even as a warmup shoe, and the idea of getting injured by one would’ve been laughable to me.
    5 points
  19. Nice job! They really do vary a lot. What you have to do on the SX7 #2s to make them challenging is weld two of them together and then bend them. 😁 It's called the Predator Shoe. Brian Blazer was sending out all these crazy challenge shoes at the time for Bergman, Wigren, and I to try. This froze up at the end. With the ends welded together they were fighting against each other too much for me to get it past 180. Anyway, awesome bends man!
    5 points
  20. I'm starting to feel froggy again. I should be back on the bench within the next month. My current training program consists of walking 1-2 miles a day. 🙄
    5 points
  21. Gentlemans! It´s 2021! A summary of the last months will follow soon, but now we have the first cert in 2021. We have another A2 5,5" one IMP bender! Great fight from @Martin Kotte List was updated and here is the video:
    5 points
  22. So far they’ve been super accurate. This is the app for 1rm I’ve been using according to this one, my max should be 389!.. not 100% sure about that one tho.. I suspect I’ve been in the 370 range for over a month tho. But dang the bicep has thrown a wrench in my game!.. that said, I will not be doing anymore arm wrestling any time soon. A hurt bicep is a dumb ass problem to have to work around while having bench goals. I’ll do what I can to not let it happen again once it’s 100%. I may go ahead and try for a 1rm next session. Not sure what t
    5 points
  23. I am very happy with my bending in 2020. I accomplished all of my main goals. These are the bends I can think of that I am most proud of: Double Overhand: Bastard in 1/3 IMP Double Overhand: Horrido 8.8 bolt x 6.5” Double Overhand: GBI 210 Bar Double Overhand: Devil’s Challenge: bending 66 x 6” Bastards in a row Double Overhand: Bending a 50 lb box of 60d nails plus 150 nails: 725 nails total Braced: Iron Grip Russian 265kg 12” Bar Braced: 2 x 6” Red Nails taped together Braced: 3 x Grade 5 bolts taped together Braced: 5 x 6” nails taped
    5 points
  24. Thanks @Slippery Pete and @Donc101 nice to hear. Yes the Horrido Bending Project was also a Highlight for me this year. I have never thought that this would grow so fast. But that's because of all the steel benders out there who give it a chance and who are supporting this. This is really great and I am very thankfull for all of that and for all of you. In my mind we are just at 50% with this project. There will be a lot more in the future and my plan for 2021 is to let it grow more and get more professional but also keep it very personal for our great community!
    5 points
  25. Nice topic here. 2020 was an up and down for me, but here are my favourite bends in a wild order: Red Nail 6" in one IMP CRS Square 8mm x 5,5" in doubles CRS Square 8mm x 7" in IGP's Bolt A2 8mm x 5,5" in one IMP All double overhand of course. Goals for 2021 are the following: Bolt 10.9 (as always) Red Nail 5,5" in one IMP Tsar Let's see how 2021 goes...
    5 points
  26. Again Daniel from England with a new braced cert! The 12.9 Bolt.
    5 points
  27. The Diesel Crush Classic will take place on February 6, 2021 This competition will be a joint promotion between Diesel Crew and Country Crush Inc Country Crush will be sending $500 in prize money and we will be running all 4 of his main Grip Sport-centric handles, and these lifts will be put into the NAGS/GSI database only. As you recall, I recently held a 10-event poll to decide the most popular events. These turned out to be a landslide victory for Max Grippers and Saxon Bar Deadlift. Like I said, the thick bar was already decided. Thanks to everyone who took part in the po
    4 points
  28. 4 points
  29. Congrats to Jeremias Mäki from Finland for joining the GHP Gripper Challenge list!
    4 points
  30. Today with the site "onlyfans" you can remove those boxers aswell. And earn some $$ doing it!
    4 points
  31. Two new certs from yesterday. An english wednesday. A new face in form of Dom Crane did a main cert with a A2 6" and our well known snapping monster Daniel Dring bent the A4 in reverse style. Enjoy...
    4 points
  32. I did a lot of unpadded shoe bends as well. It stops hurting as much over time. Of course when they replaced my hip last year they noted that I had a huge bone growth at the top of my right femur. Asked if my work put pressure on that point regularly because they hadn't seen anything like that before. When I explained, the surgeon just started laughing.
    4 points
  33. Thanks for the great program! I ran this program for 4 phases from mid-November to the end of December. The only reason I stopped is we were out of town for the holidays (I don't know how TSA handles grippers in carry-on) and I was returning to work in the office. Anyways, through four phases I went from a double on my unrated COC#2.5 to hitting 12 triples with the #2.5 in phase 4. Further, I was able to go from missing my filed #2.5 by 4 mm or so to closing it in early January and I can now hit 6 consecutive reps on my #2.5. Overall I would say the program was a success. I never
    4 points
  34. Really great training program for sure. Without RRBT I don't think I would ever have got past the #2.5. Low volume training simply doesn't work for me, especially not for grippers.
    4 points
  35. So a new year and some news from the website... I created a new section, a Blog, where I will post some "Bending Thoughts" in the future. So please check it out on the website: https://www.horrido-bending.com/blog Also the Home Site is in a new design! Here is a quote from the first blog post which fits here perfectly: I started the Horrido Bending Project in summer and I was really surprised how fast and how good this thing arrived at the bending community. Here I have to thank you all who are into it and who support this project. This really means a lot for me. Thanks y
    4 points
  36. Happy New Year! I wish all enthusiasts of grip - so that everything planned comes true in 2021! Cheers!
    4 points
  37. A couple descent braced bends today. DHWOG 14mm x 14” and FBBC 12” Mother of all Bastards. Here is video and pics:
    4 points
  38. 4 points
  39. Oh man, you are making me work! I think there have been five owners: 1. Thomas Inch 2. Reg Park and/or Reg Park Barbell Company 3. I used to know but I don’t any more. The serious veterans here from the UK know. I think it was during his ownership that it hit the “low” of disinterest. 4. Dave Prowse 5. Kim Wood So I asked “What did you pay for it?” He paused and then casually said “50 Quid”. Then I asked “When was that?” That time, when he paused, you could see the wheels rolling around in his head, and he said “Around 1971”. I posted that date on
    4 points
  40. Quick update havent benched since the 13th. I think I strained my bicep or have some sort of tendinitis happening in that arm. Last time I tweaked my bicep similar to this, I kept pushing the envelope and ended up with bad shoulder pain and had to ultimately take 10 months off. That sucked. So this time I’m gonna play it safe and let the bicep heal instead of pushing through the pain. Contrary to what I said above, I will not be going for any max attempts on the bench or otherwise until after the new year. I’d rather lose a month or so of ground as opposed to 10+ months like last time.
    4 points
  41. Not to rain on any parades. ATG has been killing plate curls for many years, with no competition seemingly. He mastered that feat long before Khaled or Larry showed up. And imo, is THE guy to beat worldwide on wrist strength. Namely strict plate curls! But I believe ATG to also have the most well rounded strong wrists, period. While i do have nothing but praise for Khaled, AND Larry, I do find myself somewhat scoffing at the idea that no homage was paid by anyone in that video to Adams unmatched plate curl ability, and wrist strength in general. Ive made mention before here on the board,
    4 points
  42. Denis Sukhikh - very gifted by nature newbie in my gym. 207sm height, 93kg bw, 22sm hand size. At the first workout he was able to lift 100kg on LBH, seeing it for the first time.
    4 points
  43. This weekends training: Saturday 1/16/21 Started of with sled work in the gym with 3 other training partners. Which did it with 4 different styles (holding a bar behind the back facing forward, Attached to our weight belt facing forward, Pushing forward and lastly pulling backward with a bar). Did 2 times down and back each style for a total of 8 times down and back. Took about 1.5 hrs between all our sets. Next week we made a promise to track the weight better Standing Barbell Overhead Press warm ups 190 lbs - 6x, 7x, 7x, 6x 245 lbs - single attempt. So Freaking
    3 points
  44. 3 points
  45. Yesterday's Session: Axle floor press 90kg*9 90kg*9 80kg*10 80kg*10 70kg*10 50mm Pinch block several warmups 27kg*4, feeling very good, soon to add weight to my 4's I switched to my IM blockbuster replica, and could do 25kg*4 sec hold. I'm not used to that width 😢 I'd try next week to see If I have better luck. Then went back to 50mm 21kg* 22 sec hold 18,9kg* 21 sec hold, feeling a little tired.
    3 points
  46. I think going through A LOT of different bending feats this past year I’ve found myself “chasing the dragon” more and more. I’m hardly ever in the garage bending stock for volume anymore. I’m always trying something hard or going for a certification so I may start to slow things down as I’ve gotten to a point where my bones and ligaments have to get more conditioned or I’m going to get hurt. The Horrido 10.9 bend was an eye opener for me. It would be nice to certify on it but I need to put in the time. I’d also like to kink my first 3/8 CRS stock too at some point. The bending communi
    3 points
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