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  1. 11 points
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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:
  8. 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
  9. 5 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)
  10. 5 points
    Wow this dude has potential.... https://youtu.be/mExSVzaNfsI
  11. 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
  12. 5 points
    New York, Josh. I live in New York, not Arizona.
  13. 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.
  14. 4 points
    The toughest of the IronMind "new rules" ever made was in March, 2004, aka "The Credit Card Rule" for Certification. How many have Certified on the Number 4 gripper since that rule was passed? The answer is Zero, Zip, Nadda... Yep, 14 years next month, and there has not been a single Number 4 Certified Captain of Crush. It must be because there is no "financial incentive" for doing so. Until now. I am willing to pay to whoever Certifies on the Number 4 Gripper per the IronMind rules, the sum of $44.44( ) assuming that this is done within one year from today. If you ask "Why $44.44?", then, I guess you can say you are not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Now, I am sure that the huge sum of $44.44 is not a major "financial incentive" for someone like Mark Shaw, or Mark Henry, or fill in the blank...BUT, I am expecting for others to be inspired to contribute to this fund. If you cannot afford $44.44, how about $4.44? And, if you don't want to add to the fund, just tell your almost-closing-the-Number 4- associates about this outstanding opportunity. All kidding aside, I think I remember Richard Sorin, maybe 7 or 8 years ago, offering $1,000 for a woman to Certify on the Number 3. If my memory is correct, it had a one year time limit. I said I would add $100 to the pot. David Horne later mentioned they were thinking about it for "the $1,100". I have not mentioned this to RJ Strossen. He will probably think it's a dumb idea. But I am not opposed to asking him to match whatever this thread yields, and if we get $444.44 raised, I will, with a straight face, ask him. I would appreciate none of you ratting me out to him on this idea, even if the chances of that are low. Go Fund Me Number 4 Certification
  15. 4 points
    I was looking vids from December and found this gem and killa Santa hat. If attempting use caution and go light at start. Most of time I keep reverse skulls at 8-12 range
  16. 4 points
  17. 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.
  18. 4 points
    $44.44?.........time to stop sandbagging
  19. 4 points
    Feb. Update Still injured but hopefully improving. Due to the lack of training and a stomach virus, I could easily compete in the 94KG class currently. I would like to mention that the messages and help i have received from everyone are extremely encouraging. Thank you. I had set the goal of "hoping to heal in 2018". I literally wrote it down that way. All the other physical goals i wrote down were vague and uncertain as well. I dont know if its that I am far enough removed from the onset of the injury or if my current influences are correcting my thinking, but that is no way to set goals. I also usually keep my goals and aspirations very private. The wounds of failing and falling short are always reopened when i glance over a previous list or an acquaintance inquires about a goal I was once moving toward. This year I will try something different. Goal #1 for 2018 - Deadlift 545 lbs. x1 To accomplish this goal most of my other goals will need to be accomplished as well. I have never pulled more than 475(from the ground, standard bar, straight weight). Healing will not be enough to accomplish this, I will need to improve drastically. I must heal for this to be feasible and have received a program which I will be utilizing to facilitate the endeavor. I also am realizing there is a lot of garbage going on with my hips and my hamstrings have tightened. *screaming* "No... No, not stretching!!!" Goal # 2 - Maintain a lean bodyweight in the 220's I need to gain back some muscle but I also need to lose quite a bit of the non-functional weight I am carrying. Diet will be a bit of a problem as I have trouble eating enough without junk. The main issue here will be finding conditioning that is not detracting from the other goals. Previously I always did some form of conditioning but it was always counterproductive. It detracted from either my lifting or my sport. I need to find something that builds into these other goals that is sustainable. Goal #3 - Bench Press 315 lbs. x1 I have never benched more than 280 lbs. I am not built for it and my shoulders are not the best. I feel i need this level of strength to accomplish a few other goals and this should be something that doesnt detract from the deadlift goal. Goal #4 - Certify the Shiny Bastard I am not a bender. I am a gripster that bends. But before I hang up my IMPs i would like to see my name counted amongst those who have destroyed this bar. The strength of pursuing my bench press goal and the emotional content from trying to heal, my new career, and the pursuit of my other varied endeavors should garner enough drive to see this goal through. Goal #5 - mark a 45' open stone (highland game) The years are hastily passing and before I step onto the field as a Master's Athlete I have several marks I would like to achieve. This is a goal that will not compete with the Deadlift goal but will offer a separate narrative of success and failure perhaps. Some goals have a clearly laid out plan. Others will take much more research and possibly reevaluation. However I have posted them publicly and if you would like to discuss, offer advise, or check in with my progress, I encourage you to do so. I bought the ticket, Onward with the ride.
  20. 3 points
    Just wanted to let you guys know I just took down the Magnificent Bastard tonight at 11:30 I went over the FBBC time limit and I knew I would so no video yet but I'm still really pumped about this. Total time was about 12 minutes but I got it to the 2" mark. Thanks guys for all the encouraging posts its helping feed the fire to bend more and bigger!!!!! Yea Baby!!!!!
  21. 3 points
    Kind of a bittersweet find in my closet yesterday before coming to work. It hurt my heart because it was a letter to my close friend Chad that died a few years back. He was getting interested in bending and was mega strong. So I put a few bars in a padded envelope and told him to use them as inspirational pieces. Before I sent the packet out, he passed away due to a complication from a shoulder surgery he had. In agony, I threw the envelope in the closet and forgot about it. It has accumulated items of clothing thrown or fallen on top of it over the past few years. I probably wouldn't have found it but we have a new goofy young cat and he was playing in the closet and ended up dragging the envelope out to chew on. I debated posting another "look at what I used to be able to do" type update, but in the end a few guys might be interested to know what the bars were. 5" Edgin bent to 77 degrees. Note says "fat pads, DO, 5 minutes." Obviously a failure, but I had hopes of finishing off a 5" Edgin. 5.5" Edgin bent to under 2". Note says "fat pads, DO, 1 minute 13 seconds." This was my fastest 5.5" Edgin, lol. I knew a few guys who were doing them in under half that time. As I mentioned before, I was a pretty slow bender. 6" Edgin bent to 47 degrees. Note says "fat pads, Modified DU, 30 seconds, OUCH!" To be honest, I don't remember getting a 6" Edgin Modified DU, but it isn't a huge surprise since it was around the time I did a 3.5" Bastard Modified DU. And the crushdown training pieces... 5.5" KOAB from (cheatkinked) 90 degrees to 1 and 7/8". No time limit listed, which means it was probably done as a multi-part crushdown workout. 6" KOAB from (cheatkinked) 90 degrees to 1 and 3/4" in 22 seconds. I do remember that being pretty fast on the crushdown portion for me. .343"x6" DR-O1 (not cheatkinked) from 3.5" to 2". No time limit listed, and it was done from a straight bar over a series of workouts. This particular bar was harder than ANY 6" Edgin I bent.
  22. 3 points
    Ya, I had a high starting point. i closed my 2.5 no problem the first time I tried and I learned later it was a hard one at 133. I was also close to my 3 first time and it was 149. I was probably in the 140s to start. Took me 5 weeks to close that 149. Grippers just always clicked or me.
  23. 3 points
    It has taken some training to get this in under 2 minutes, but I finally did it today.
  24. 3 points
    Traditionally we hit arm wrestling laying prone on the floor in Nate's basement after drinking and lifting for a few hours - but yea, an arm wrestling table sounds like a very civilized alternative
  25. 3 points
    This is one of my favorite all time training methods for advanced gripper work with a modified gripper. Just another option with these grippers.
  26. 3 points
    My dad has worked construction his whole life, in addition to farming. He TNS closed a 2.5 and and got very close on an hg300.
  27. 3 points
    This is an old video but just wanted to show some additional options once you have a gripper with the eye hook on finger side handle like these chokered grippers have. Thanks everyone for awesome feedback and reception on these. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNB1onAixV0&t=2s
  28. 3 points
    Those loadable warhammers and and that horseshoe hand closing a gripper are amazing - in what other sporting events do people compete for original works of badass art? Just the aficionados of gripsport
  29. 3 points
    I think they're going to the guy with the fattest hands.
  30. 3 points
    Those look awesome! I already suggested to Nate that we should give them out based on biggest gripper close......😜
  31. 3 points
    Really great gripper workout last night. My best in months. If you have been following my log my CNS was getting pretty fried a couple months back from going all out on grippers constantly. I hit my all time strongest when I doubled my 194 lb SE but I started to fade after. I decided I needed a deload and backed off a little. I think at this point in my training its necessary. i'm trying to train in cycles where I start light and ramp up for comps and certs. I think its working nicely. This wasn't my best gripper workout ever but I man handled my 194 SE for the first time in months so I'm happy. Hamstring Curls 110 lbs - 10x 125 lbs 2 sets of 10x Leg Extensions 150 lbs - 10x 170 lbs - 10x 180 lbs - 10x 190 lbs - 8x 200 lbs - 6x. - My right Achilles has been tight and sore lately. I did some research and I think its Achilles tendinitis. Going to stay away from squats and deadlifts for a little bit until it gets better. Right Hand MMS Grippers - wasn't sure how this would go since I was super tired when I got to the gym. On top of that, I left a lot of my warm up grippers at home by accident so I had to warm up with my RBA which I never do. The warm ups didn't feel good either. Harder than they should be. I ran to do leg extensions before the working sets to get the CNS firing and it worked perfectly as I was able to turn the session around. 190 lb MM5 - Felt good. There is more in the tank 194 lb Super Elite - 3 straight Singles and I felt the handles touch convincingly on each! First time closing this gripper in training in the past couple months. I'm peaking nicely. 176 lb MM3 - 1 double 174 lb RB 280 - 2 doubles 165 lb Elite - 3 triples 158 lb COC #3 - 2 sets of 5x 144 lb COC #3 - 2 sets of 8x - I left out 1 set of 5x and 1 set of 8x and the RBA negatives tonight as a cut on my pinky opened up. No point losing more skin right before a comp. I also don't want to get injured so close to a comp. This session did its job anyway. It made me confident on grippers going into the comp and I got some nice work in since I could feel my hand working hard. - This is my last grip workout before the comp. I plan to lift normal for the rest of the week and then lighter next week leading to the comp so i'm fresh. .
  32. 3 points
    Good luck Tommy. I just started working on the Bench again beginning of last month I believe. May have been late December. Got 315 for a solid triple on Thursday. Still hoping to get back up in the 405+ range one more time before I am too old and broken to do it so I feel you. - Aaron
  33. 3 points
    I'd recommend finding a way to get your CNS used to holding big weight. Yes, triceps matter. Yes, pecs matter. 400lbs is heavy, no matter how you slice it. It taxes you in ways you can't fully appreciate. Things that get missed - make sure your biceps are healthy as they'll be severely strained on a 400lb bench. Take care of your rotator cuffs with a lot of band work including internal/external rotations. Approach the lift from a lot of angles, because every height, and every angle is critical when moving that much weight. I've never taken steroids/anything, and I've benched 440lbs with some LONG arms at 6'8. 400s are doable, and definitely doable clean. 450+ seems to be the cutoff for what people can achieve naturally, barring a rare specimen with great leverages and a great work ethic. If you take your time and put in the work, you can get there!
  34. 3 points
    steel bending to parallel 10mm x 12" ~34sec. squat 250kgx1 and 260kgx1 still not hitting the depth. no strong enough for the required 300kg at this setting, next i will try my old inzer gripper. dont want to get stronger fear for pain in lower back.
  35. 3 points
    I'll definitely follow this. I'm trying to get to 200 so if I just lift one day after you I can cut all your numbers in half and we'll reach our goals together.
  36. 3 points
    Update -- the MM3 stopped Mike THIS time. Here is the video. He did not submit it to the judges actually.
  37. 3 points
    Im willing to wager if he gave a crap, not even those would stop him..
  38. 3 points
    I'd throw in $100 (It's not a ton but hey take into account the fact I have to convert at whatever Canadian pasos are trading at if it happens, that could be near $150 CAD) . With so many guys working narrower sets it would be cool to see more attempts at CCSing the big grippers.
  39. 3 points
    my tablet gave up the ghost recently. My wife has given me her old iPad which offers some different video options. Enjoy!
  40. 3 points
    I get home and this sponsorship package from @daniel reinard is in the mail. How cool is that? Thank you man!
  41. 2 points
    MY hair is all gray - I guess I'm screwed
  42. 2 points
    They talk a lot......I train. It shows in the comp results 😜
  43. 2 points
  44. 2 points
    Tommy, I could see someone "stealing" this idea and hiring a professional film crew and co-partnering to produce a video. But that works too, as then you would not have to pay $250. But what I like most about your post is that tells you just how much guys WANT THIS TO HAPPEN. How many times have we thought "this is the year"? At the first Fit Expo grip contest in LA in 2011, I was shooting the bull with Terry Todd about "grip". He and another fellow were checking out the contest prior to their producing a Mighty Mitts contest at the next Arnold. He was talking about Mark Henry. Terry Todd "discovered" Mark Henry, guided him, even managed his career at one point. I said something like "If Mark Henry wanted to really go down in history, he ought to Certify on the Number 4 under the new rules. No one has ever done that". Terry Todd is a very sophisticated, intelligent man who has been kicking around the Iron Game for more than 50 years. He has seen it all. You should have seen him flinch, his eyes, etc. I was ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN Mark Henry would do it in a year or so. I do not believe I ever shared that in writing, and if I shared it in person, it was only one or two people. Maybe Henry did not want to bother. Maybe I read Dr. Todd incorrectly. But...certifying on the 4 is probably more difficult that becoming President of the United States. How many "qualified" people have given that a shot? Yet, every four years, someone pulls it off. We are looking at 14 years, and nobody has pulled this off.
  45. 2 points
    In all seriousness, I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new gripsters. Should be a great time
  46. 2 points
    Wow those went fast. Sold out of #4 already. Hopefully more get made soon!
  47. 2 points
    I bought the 3.5 chokered- I have never trained with a choke but have seen some great crushers employ it. Nice job Aaron and Thanks Cannon Powerworks
  48. 2 points
    Sick, already have one that @acorn made for me out of one of my GM's the 3.5 looks very tempting.
  49. 2 points
    405 lb bench is very rare but is attainable w/o drugs as I was over 405 late teens and early to mid 20's drug-free. However, a big aspect is how the FORM is and I was never able to pause 405lb (my BWT at the time was 195-210) despite my touch n' go being 420. I have seen plenty of strong guys "press" 405 with ass a foot off the bench and some that brave enough enough bounce it off the chest- 315 lb pause bench is not all that common especially for someone who is 200 lb range. A sloppy 315 bench is very common and I see my neighbor do it all the time:)
  50. 2 points
    YES! Gluten for everyone! Sincerely, thank you very much @1stCoC!
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