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  1. I have been thinking about how to tell this story for years, and always end up putting it on the back-burner, due to its complexity and not wanting to face reality, that this journey is near-complete, and with it, the end of a huge chapter of my life. Getting into the final year, the time is now, I guess. Onward ... After my Red Nail certification in August, 2010, I was trying to think of something unique, in that I could do long-term, that no one else had ever done. From the beginning, when I started bending steel, I wanted to become one of the best all-around benders in the world and
    35 points
  2. Last night I finally attained a goal I've been working towards since at least 2006. I cleaned the #InchDumbbell Thank you to @Lucasraymond and @JoeSullivan for being there to support me last night, as I knew I was close! And thanks to everyone who has behind me through the years. This one felt good. Please hit LIKE and feel free to share the video!
    33 points
  3. I finally achieved the first grip goal I ever had, COC 3 certification. Thanks for reffing @Tommy J. http://ironmind.com/news/Tanner-Merkle-Certifies-on-the-Captains-of-Crush-No.-3-Gripper/
    29 points
  4. So its official! I'm the 278 guy in the world to be certified on captains of crush #3! https://ironmind.com/news/Thom-Fingalsson-Certifies-on-the-Captains-of-Crush-No.-3-Gripper/ " Well, IronMind would like to thank Thom Fingalsson for making our job so easy—the referees were unanimous is commenting in giving Thom’s attempt the highest marks: “Well done.” “A strong young man.” And how about: “That is one outstanding close. Very good credit card insert. And, no question on the handles being closed."
    27 points
  5. Hey guys, I had this idea for an homemade inch Dumbbell. I really wanted to buy a cast replica but it would have costed me about 800 CAD. Being a father of three young kids that kind of expense is hard to fit in the budget. That is how i thought of doing my own. Yes, I know, the FBBC handle is still the cheapest way to go. But I wanted to have a real, one solid piece dumbbell. I found out that if you take two 88 pounds Kettlebells, cut the handles and weld a 2.5 inch CRS handle to them, you have a very realistic replica. I will have to weight it further with a p
    27 points
  6. The most serious lift I’ve ever seen in a while. Giant diameter 100 lb plates. Chris Rice @climber511 featured these in a number of contest medleys. The only person to ever lift them has been Chad Woodall. Today Tanner lifted then twice. Unbelievable. So many amazing North American lifters have failed to lift these. A true feat of the year. Tanner followed up this by two hand pinching one of my anvils. On Eric’s scale it weighed 180.9 lb- 4” spread on the top with a sharp rim. Here is Tanner Inch replica plus anvil horn lift Here a thumbless inch
    26 points
  7. In October of 2016, I experienced the worst back injury of my life. It was then that I decided that as soon as my back was ready again, I would make this feat my primary focus, and possibly become the first person to do it. I first pinched one pair of Old School York Deep Dish Plates in 2013, and since then I trained it sporadically, mainly during periods when I wasn't training for contests and certifications. Last week, on Tuesday, I was sure I was going to pull this feat off. So much so, I actually wrote down on a piece of paper that I would do it on that night. It ended up bei
    26 points
  8. This is what I posted on 8/1/11. While one of my claims seems a bit far-fetched now, I feel like I can finally cross the other thing off the list. I've closed the #3 gripper at last! As you can tell, the set is a bit more narrow than MMS. I won't be submitting this to judging out of respect to the judges. It doesn't even pass my own standards. No worries... this will be a piece of cake with a block set eventually. It's been a long 4 years. I've trained grippers twice a week on average, which is much more frequent than most. What got me here is a combination of block set reps, max MMS closes,
    26 points
  9. I met Khaled Awa Jashell after Devon Larrat said he couldn't top roll him and has amazing grip. Nice guy. Very kind and a strong man. Intelligent too. 9.1 Inches hand. Hand span is 11.2 inches. Thumbs are long. Longer than Jedd Johnson I guess. Thick fingers. Palms 5 inches. Big forearms almost like mine without training. Wrist size is also almost like mine at 8.2 inches (mine 8.3 inches). STRONG dude whom Devon Larrat couldn't top roll. Can beat the Indian national champion in Armwrestling without training. Can he beat me in grip? Maybe. Thick bar for sure as he can go head to head with the l
    24 points
  10. Rare feat by one of the Geezer Gang! Outstanding lift Steve!
    24 points
  11. HUGE Close! Congrats to Chez! He is now ONE of FOUR to close this monster gripper!
    24 points
  12. 3 whites He killed this. The metal is still hot from the power transfer! The MM8 is going down and he will be sitting at the top of the MashMonster Pyramid ALONE as KING of CRUSH!
    24 points
  13. Once again, life has gotten in the way of Grip. In order to get these profiles back on track, Juha Lehtimäki has graciously consented to be profiled on the GripBoard. Today's profile features Juha from Finland. When people hear that...they immediately think of Juha Harju. However, another Juha has made his presence know in Grip/Bending/Strength world. In the last few years, Juha Lehtimäki has made steady progress in Grip Contests against world class opponents like Juha, Matti, and Eirik. He has lifted the INCH and "Millennium Trainer" Dumbbell. His one hand deadli
    24 points
  14. Today's profile features Bob Sundin. I've got to admit, I put off Bob's introduction as long as possible. I did this because Bob is a close friend of mine. I don't mean that we went to school together, or that we see each other for BBQ's every other Sunday…I mean it as two people with a similar understanding of life ended up connecting somehow. While Bob is a somewhat private person, he's someone you can count on to give a sincere feedback when engaged. Bob's a little bit of a mystery. Passing him on the street, you'd have no idea he has a world class grip…and the ability to
    24 points
  15. Only two men before him have done it. And, that was FOUR years ago. Yesterday, Vano Sukhashvili made history with a precision MashMonster set and smoked the MM7. He only took one attempt because he has been battling an injury and actually did it with pain as well which makes it that much more impressive. The question is: Will he be the ONLY one to close the MM8 and sit atop the MashMonster pyramid ALONE? Congrats to Vano. Great video too making it a no-brainer for the judges! Video is up on the right.
    24 points
  16. As a non-confrontational, peace-loving individual I've bit my tongue a lot over the years with respect to my involvement in this sport/hobby of ours. And even now I don't intend to shoot flaming arrows at anyone, but I feel the need to get some things off my chest. And beyond that, I'm hopeful that some will gain some insight, and perhaps even act on the insight to help make some positive changes. Grip is what it is through the tireless efforts of enthusiastic, self-motivated volunteers. Most of us have full time jobs, families, and all the other usual obligations that people have. We did
    24 points
  17. I wasn't suppose to try grippers tonight because I trained them recently and even hit a little thick bar over the weekend so my hand wasn't fresh but I was feeling strong during a bench press workout tonight so I tried a #3.5 CCS close and I destroyed it. First time trying this since coming back from my injury. I haven't trained CCS in a long time so I fumbled the set a little. I CCS closed this gripper before the injury but never this easy. My crush is stronger than ever. I know fresh I can do even better. Not the best video because I used my phone so lots of motion blur and my buddy doesn't
    23 points
  18. What an amazing experience this was. I realize now that I haven't been to a grip comp in FIVE years, and I will do what I can prevent a gap between events of that size from opening up again. I knew going in that the red cert was going to be early in the morning Saturday. My main concern with this was rest. I knew I had the strength to do this, but in the past, if I had broken, poor quality, or minimal sleep, my bending would suffer immensely. So, I left Boston at 7am Friday morning to get there as early as possible in order to get a nap in or at least early bedtime. I got there abou
    23 points
  19. Today, young Oscar did a very remarkable feat. He is probably the youngest (?) ever who lift the Inch Dumbbell. The Dumbbell is made of steel by the wellknown Scottish Blacksmith Stan Pike. I bought this dumbbell from him in 2003.
    23 points
  20. First, I'm sorry for my long absence from the board. I got it in my head to try out my strength on American Ninja Warrior. In October, right before I started my audition process, I read this thread from 7 years ago that motivated me to take a different approach to my audition video. Years ago, Rex H. was putting a lot of personal money into creating a documentary about grip. It resonated with me, and I decided to carry the torch in a smaller way. I wanted to talk about the history of our sport and how grip has changed me. It's been a process. I learned how to shoot video and edi
    23 points
  21. This may be better off in the Strength & Power section since I used an alternate grip. Wasn't sure since there's a pretty big grip element to it as well. If so, please feel free to move it. Either way, I'm pretty happy with it. Every year I try this, just to see if I can still do it. Hadn't attempted it since my 50th birthday, so it's been 20 months. Didn't know what to expect, but it wasn't too hard. Not going to be pushing Nick Best for strongest man over 50 anytime soon, but looks like I've held Father Time at bay for at least one more spin around the sun. Lol
    22 points
  22. Today was the Grand Opening of my Gym, PEAK Strength and Fitness. I was going to kick off the festivities by pulling a Fire Truck, but due to rain, I felt it would be unsafe to do so, so instead, I put on an impromptu Strongman Show, consisting of various feats of strength, including trying to Clean and Press (Push Press) the Thomas Inch Dumbbell Replica.
    22 points
  23. All I can say is i'm grateful to have found this sport. I began training grip last December and a year later Im totally obsessed . So far this sport has been nothing but good for me. Its helped me with discipline. It got me to take my first plane ride ever! (to NCGC II in maryland) and Ive met some really great people along the way. Just like in rock climbing and arm wrestling, Ive found that people involved in grip sport are usually always willing to help you with any questions, and everybody just wants to have a good time. I'm lucky enough to live a short drive away from
    22 points
  24. Today's profile features Jared Goguen. Jared is another newcomer to grip. He recently acquired some competition experience at "The Southern Squeeze." The TSA decided to pull him in the back room during both legs of his flight due to his traveling with his traveling companions...grippers. It's a good thing he didn't have his profile picture with him at the time. They might not have let him board. Speaking of which, you'll be able to tell from his EPIC pic that he's got a great sense of humor. Going into this profile I knew very little of Jared except
    22 points
  25. Guys, When I arrived at Aaron's place early this past Saturday before the Griptoberfest contest, it was the first chance I had to really talk with the guy in all the years I've known him. He showed me some of the stuff he's working on in his little mad scientist grip workshop, and I must say I was blown away. He operates on a knowledge level far far far beyond most of us, and me especially! Aaron, for those of you who don't know, is also the guy that set up all of the Rankings lists. Well, he's never stopped making this thing better. Today, he expanded it so it's no longer just a Top 50 list
    22 points
  26. Congrats! 3 whites! Now the MM9! Never before attempted!!!
    21 points
  27. The Last Gripmas Carol Not sure where to start really. It started out where it was just going to be a sort of Listmas Carol. No contest – no Arm Lifting – no Medley. I wanted it to run it short and simple and then have a long session of visiting and feats of strength. Hopefully a few people would arrange some certs through Iron Mind and the various companies who did those. But no – I had to go and shoot for the moon. I added this – then that – and so on until pretty much there wasn’t anything left to add. As it turned out I think I tried for too much. I knew (or at leas
    21 points
  28. Hello All, Did some revolving handle lifts last night. I will try the crusher next, then the Rolling Thunder. Hopefully I will be able to do some official lifts in the coming months. Good luck. Laine
    21 points
  29. It's time to attempt the 3 cert again, I have closed it under cert conditions sick,tired,sore every time of the day. I got five good solid closes yesterday. So here we go everyone! Time to get that cert once and for all!
    21 points
  30. Have you ever wondered why you can close a gripper one day and can't another? It's not all that complicated…but let's lay some groundwork to begin with. Are you getting weaker? Are you regressing? Is your program wrong? No. Unless you take so much time off that you start to atrophy, you are not getting weaker or regressing. By definition, all gripper programs involve gripper work, therefore all programs are right. Some are very aggressive and some not-so much…but they all work. Could they be sub-optimal? Sure. Could the program be dangerous? Possibly with poor application. But "wrong"…
    21 points
  31. Congrats bro. More people have given up on Grip in the 5 years that you trained your butt off to get this feat than will ever accomplish it.
    21 points
  32. Thanks guys. here is the video: Have been waiting long for the cert. Everytime i'm on this gripper strength i get injured. During my preparation i injured my left middlefinger so i couldn't train grippers with my left hand. That was 2 month ago. Every Grip Session i was afraid that this happens to my right hand, too. few facts: I started an extra gripper Training. Road to Certification. start: 30.05.2015 end: 26.08.2015 I REALLY wanted to get the cert so i trained grippers ONLY. No pinch, no thickbar, nothing. Reducing the risk of fail, injuries and overtraining. 2 days per week. One
    21 points
  33. I wish closing part was little longer so I dont have to put slow motion but I am glad that finally I completed it.
    20 points
  34. Nearly doubled it! Next time
    20 points
  35. FINALLY! Getting closer and closer every day. That first hit is extremely hard. Soon under 1 min?
    20 points
  36. Sl-ghi Choi (Morgan) now sits alone at the top of the MashMonster ladder. He is the FIRST to close the level 8 gripper! Morgan began his ascension to the top of the ladder over one ago when he closed the MM1 in June of 2016. This meteoric rise is likely the fastest climb to the highest levels of crushing strength ever!
    20 points
  37. https://youtu.be/bOZTmy-J9BI Had a double in me, but felt a sharp twinge in my right hip at the start of rep two, so I aborted. Need to stay healthy to set the MD 50-54 Raw State Record in September. It's 501. Also want to see if I can get back to 600 before I turn 51 next year.
    20 points
  38. Today I would like to introduce Christopher "Tank" Andrade. I've competed with Chris with a number of times and even managed to grab a quick lunch with him while driving through CT. He is a pleasure to be around. As might be able to tell by his profile picture, his passion for Gripsport is not equaled by many. His son has already started to train Grip and I expect great things from him in the future. Let's find out a little more about the man they call "Tank." Six questions to get to know Christopher.
    20 points
  39. Today's profile features Jedd Johnson. A former Baseball player turned Strongman, this CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) co-founded http://www.dieselcrew.com/ in 1999. In 2003, he started turning an interest in Grip Strength into a passion…one that has carried on to the present. While a comprehensive list of his grip accomplishments would be impractical…this multiple Mighty Mitts Invitee, placed 1st (overall) at NAGSC (North American Gripsport Championship) in 2015. He also took top honors in 2005, 2010, and 2014. Additionally he placed 1st (overall) at Gri
    20 points
  40. Hey all, I finally did it! http://ironmind.com/news/Anthony-Clarino-Certifies-on-the-IronMind-Red-Nail/ Wanna give a huge thank you to all of you. I really could never have achieved this without all of your help. My heart is very full in this moment. Also, I wanted to do this thing a la Frank Pizzo style, where you cert the red and then bend something else afterward, so I certed the Big Hexabastard as well. Special thanks to Chez for being my ref, and John Manna for coming through to support!
    20 points
  41. Today's profile covers Gil "Squeezus" Goodman. Only after coming back from my medical hiatus (May 15'), did I hear about Gil Goodman. He quickly (and impressively) certed the CoC #3, MM1+ MM2. Because I was catching up, I neglected to notice that in his very first NAGC's, he placed second in his weight class (to Kody) and fourth overall. So, when I got to meet him in person at the NCGC + CTD in Maryland, I had the erroneous impression he was just into grippers. While it's true he's a beast with grippers (CCS 169 at NCGC's), he quickly disabused me of any "gripper guy" notions. He simply domina
    20 points
  42. Wasn't quite as long as I wanted (that's why I sat on it for about six weeks), but need a break from intense Inch work until it cools down later in the year. Was thinking if I died in my sleep tonight I'd want this video public because I'm proud of it.
    20 points
  43. You no me on this board as a bender and gripster, but there are alot of things I those to keep to myself.. I have recently been diagnosed with ptsd and bad depression/Anxiety. I finally maned up and started taking meds for it. I hope it helps the reason i am telling you this is becuase you the gripboard and my 15 years of lifting has really been my therapy, It helps me relax and have a sense of self Worth, for anyone who deals or has dealt with this i salute you for being strong Its the hardest thing i have come up against and im ready to fight back! Im not Looking for your attention i am
    20 points
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