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  1. I wanted to try to compile everything I've learned in my year and a half of grinding away at these things to give the best information possible to someone new to grippers or looking to expand their knowledge. Obviously, there could be hours of discussion about training and programming, but I didn't want to go into that much detail.
    19 points
  2. First of all, I want to Thank Will Guiliani who put together this top-shelf contest and was a very strong dude. It is not easy to promote, organize, keep score and do what you do on the platform - all with skill and positive disposition! Will has the perfect people skills to continue to gather new and exciting talent- women and men. His company West Coast Arm Sports will flourish for a long time. Bottomline, Will is the man. My desire and hope were to meet Jedd Johnson someday and when the location for this contest was announced I knew I had to attend. I have a fear of flying that is crazy but some people have that fear. Step one was to get on the plane and arrive and step two was could my lower back withstand Event 1 - DO Ironmind Axle. I had put in about 6 weeks of intense plank work, back prehab, massages and it paid off as my lower back made it thru the Axle pulling a stress free 352 LB. 4 attempts- 4 good lifts. Event 2 - 2" x 5" Saxon Bar - I had never tried this size Saxon before. I was conservative not only because of 6 events but not knowing exactly how this bar was with heavier weight. I ended with an easy 220 LB. with much more in tank. Happy that lower back was feeling good. 4 attempts - 4 good lifts. Event 3 - 2.5" FBBC Crusher- I had only trained this event with my left hand as I wanted to rest my right hand for the subsequent events. However, the competition was awesome, so I had to rely on my right and ended with 176 LB. 4 attempts - 4 good lifts. Event 4 - Ironmind LBH- I had not trained vertical since Kong '20 so my goal was 200 LB and ended with a low stress 198 LB. 4 attempts - 4 good lifts. Event 5 - Ironmind Silver Bullet - NOT EASY after 4 events but I was hopeful to hold the 3.5# (178#) and I did just that 3.26 Seconds. I purchased Jedd's Silver Bullet Program and it helped as I was training with 7.5 LB and CoC 3.5 (184#) 1 attempt - 1 good squeeze Event 6- Canary Island Medley- This is what makes Grip Sport so freakin AWESOME! What a collection of items to lift and truly a disneyland feel for a gripster. My best moment of the entire 8 1/2-hour contest was a Dominating 32 KG (70 LB) Kettlebell Pronation Wrist Flip - which only one other person completed - Mike Gentile. It was nice to showcase that wrist talent and to have my wife tell me afterwards the audience positive reaction to it. At the awards ceremony, I spoke from my heart what I wished to share, and I will leave that forever with that group of incredible gripsters and supportive spectators. Grateful! Finally, to meet the GOAT Jedd Johnson and to hang out, have dinner Friday night at Benihana and watch this man do what he can do on Saturday was EPIC! Jedd is not only fiercely talented, but he is a freakin grip SAVANT. I Thank You and big CONGRATS for flying the long distance and defending your championship belt. Jedd Johnson- the Gripsport GOAT!!!!!! To conclude this "Bucket List" of mine, I had dinner after the long but enjoyable contest with Jedd, John Machnik - who is the most underrated Gripster in the entire world- John finished overall 3rd Place and his wonderful wife. Congrats to all that put their skill on display and the spectators! What a collection of talent and more importantly classy individuals. Long live GRIPSPORT
    12 points
  3. @tkovach724 spent what little free time he had to put together a tribute to the Mashmonster ladder and the grippers creator Warren Tetting. All editing was done by Todd, I just supplied a few clips that I happened to have saved to my phone (Dave Morton and Shane Larson) Also some clips from @ZRMMAThe Grip Show and @pancho_grip_lift Grip Sport Latino podcast. Hopefully you guys enjoy this and I'm looking forward to the new Mashmonster ladder! Ps. I'm sure this might belong in the Mashmonster forum but I just want it to get the attention it deserves. If it gets moved, I understand.
    11 points
  4. One update is that I'm considering introducing the levels as I can. Just to get things going. It is proving to be a unique challenge to have reliable access to springs. Right now I have all 4 women's levels sourced. 110-120-130-140. For men's levels I have 160 and 200 sourced. But I believe I can also make some or all of 180, 190, 210 and 220 as soon as we have capacity to make handles at the shop. I got my order of Chromium springs and they were mostly wrong, which is indicative of some of the challenges getting springs. So I am not sure what I will actually be able to get out of those. (Don't worry, we have about four different spring troubleshooting irons in the fire.) I for sure need to order a small run of unique springs for 170. (Which I should say I did have on order, but probably need to find another source at this point). This is a priority! And I want to get it as right as possible so it can continue for years to come.
    11 points
  5. There will be more giveaways for Contributor Level 3. I think next will be a Tetting.
    10 points
  6. I don’t think there is any reason to be coy. Looks like @C8Myotome was removed. He’s a valued community member and has earned some respect. Right now, we don’t know what happened, possibly he requested to be removed? He trains hard and is getting stronger all the time so my feeling is he could knock out a re-cert whenever he wanted. I hope he gets back up there Uplift and lift heavy.
    9 points
  7. Just started training grippers this year, Jan 10th. Having been an athlete most my life consistency won’t be an issue here. I’m in no rush to get certified, I just enjoy training and pushing hard and need a goal to aim at so I don’t feel aimless. i am trying to focus more on training my ccs as that seems to be my weakness (maybe that’s the case for most) figured I’d document my journey here for fun and maybe get some tips from you guys along the way. My best close so far is a parallel set double with a Standard Iron RGC 134 (Was planning on posting the RGC 134 double video but wouldn’t upload) Training tomorrow, hoping to ccs close the coc #2.5 RGC 123 with any luck
    8 points
  8. It is pretty close to April 1, and no one wants to be featured on the Fool's Day anyway, so here we go with the April profilee: Devin Hoover! Devin is an intellectual and an athlete, and I've had the pleasure of working out with him once or twice. Good man! He's way too into bending, but anyone into bending is way too into bending lol. That's just my bias talking. And here is what Devin says about Devin: 1. What are your stats? GripBoard name: @devinhoo, instagram @doctor.grip Age: 31 Height: 6’2” Weight: 195 Dominant hand, and hand size: right handed, 8.25” Country/City: Philadelphia PA Relationship Status: Long term partner Children: none Occupation: Emergency medicine physician 2. Why did you start training grip (and how long is it now)? I started grip training in high school when I was rock climbing every once in a while with my friends. I didn’t do a lot of grip specific workouts other than climbing and pull ups. Climbing was my main focus from around 2014-2017, primarily indoor bouldering where I managed to climb two separate V9 routes. I really got into grip specific training in 2018 after meeting up with Clay Edgin over the summer before starting med school. That’s when I started buying grip tools and grippers, devoting workouts to grip training itself. I got into steel bending in 2020 during lockdown, and have been slowly getting back to where I was with grip since gyms reopened. 3. What are you most proud of accomplishing in grip already, and what is/are your grip goal/goals? I very briefly held a silver bullet with a CoC4. Since I got really into bending I have only done a few dedicated gripper workouts, but I at some point I would really like to get back to some longer holds with a CoC3.5. I even have a Hulk Gripper rated 200 lbs as a stepping stone between the CoC3.5 and the CoC4 when I get back to that level. In bending I think the most impressive bends I have done are unbraced 80d and 100d nails. It is always exciting to bend 3/8” steel, and I got really into who all had done longer bends unbraced. I started researching and keeping track of other people that had bent similar nails, which eventually blossomed into starting a website with more information about steel bending. My long term grip goal is to lift the Thomas Inch Dumbbell. I was absolutely hooked the first time I encountered one, even though I could barely budge it. I’ve pretty consistently been able to lift ~64 kg bells over the years, but at best I’ve been able to get one end off of the ground for a full 78 kg bell. At some point when I have the funds I plan on buying an Inch Dumbbell of my own, but I’m not quite there yet. 4. How do you currently structure your overall training/how do you incorporate your grip training? My work schedule is pretty erratic, so at this point I am aiming just to train grip on a regular basis. On days that I can make it to the gym I usually pick a grip single tool to work with for the day. I try warm up and then aim for a weight I’m pretty sure I can comfortably rep out, and then do a 5x5 with it, sometimes followed by drop sets at a lighter weight for more reps to tire myself out. On other days I use my downtime between my main lifts for the day to rate steel with my hand and thigh lift setup. I try to mix grip in when I can with things like warming up on deadlifts double overhand and avoiding straps when I can help it. 5. What hobbies (other than grip/bending/lifting) do you enjoy? Reading, when I can. I grew up reading a lot of my dad’s high fantasy books, and they’re some of my favorite ways to escape to world for a bit. Lately I have been listening to audiobooks, but it isn’t quite the same. Someday I would love to have a reading nook surrounded by books. 6. Do you have a personal anecdote, topic or thoughts you'd like to include in your profile? Take care of your hands. There’s nothing worse than training hard and then having to stop suddenly because a callus tore off. Smooth down rough spots and moisturize your hands. Even tough leather has to be conditioned and looked after to stay strong. 7. Whose Grip profile would you like to see next? London Schuirmann or Chaz Strange
    8 points
  9. This x1000 should be on a banner on this forum somewhere
    7 points
  10. First Pain-Free Gripper Day in Nearly Five Weeks 04-09-2024 Right hand is still on the mend but doing a lot better. So much so that it surprised me a bit today! Got a new (to me) Robert Baraban 130 delivered today and I can never seem to wait to try things out. Today was no different... Anyway, I picked it up cold, no chalk and gave it a squeeze. Didn't even take the time to set it because I figured my hand would hurt as soon as I started. But sure enough it closed and my index finger wasn't throbbing! So I immediately grabbed my phone and tried it again just to "prove" it to myself. According to ratings data from Cannon Powerworks these grippers only average around 78 RGC. And yeah...the TNS attempts on camera weren't a grinding smash of a crush. And yeah...when I did set it...I didn't hold it long enough to clearly show it closed. But this little glimmer of success gives me hope that there's light at the end of the tunnel and I'll get back to full-on training sooner rather than later. So I'm calling that a win.
    7 points
  11. Found this at Lowes - 3” pony clamp
    7 points
  12. Here are the OFFICIAL RESULTS: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1i_JCfHB3NS0xtgZdJE2zkCgBvizQEzeN2PS0TBLA1pw/edit#gid=1106420545 Weight Class Lifter Name Total Points GSI WC IM Axle Max IM Axle Points 2x5" Saxon Max 2x5" Saxon Points 2.5" Crusher Max 2.5" Crusher Points LBH Max LBH Points SB Max SB Time SB Points Medley Score Medley Points WW Helen Nguyen 61 W84 106 12 WR - 70 12 55.05 12 WCWR - 66 12 83 14.22 12 12 1 WW Edna Ferrer 69.5 W72 95 14 60 13.5 47.55 13 55 13 83 7.2 13 11 3 WW Paige Elliot 70.5 W57 WCWR - 100 13 WCWR - 60 13.5 WCWR - 37.55 14 52.5 14 56 1.5 14 12 2 WW Rylee Carter 79 W47 45 15 30 15 17.55 15 22.5 15 37 0.21 15 3 4 LWM Indi Ladhar 42 83 160 7 105 5.5 82.55 5.5 85 10 151 35.5 6 9 8 LWM William Reed 43 83 150 10 105 5.5 77.55 8 95 4.5 151 6.43 8 10 7 LWM Dave Christopher 46 83 155 9 100 8 75.05 9 92.5 6 178 0.5 5 8 9 LWM Steve Gaspar 64.5 74 130 11 90 10 65.05 11 82.5 11 125 0.25 11 7 10.5 MWM Michael Thomas 39 105 160 7 100 8 80.05 7 90 7.5 178 3.26 4 12 5.5 MWM Travis Weinand 44 93 180 4 80 11 82.55 5.5 87.5 9 125 7.82 9 12 5.5 MWM Will Guiliani 50 93 160 7 100 8 72.55 10 90 7.5 151 12.39 7 7 10.5 HWM Jedd Johnson 11.5 120 185 3 125 1.5 90.05 3.5 100 1.5 224 12.72 1 16 1 HWM Mike Gentile 14 120+ 190 2 125 1.5 92.55 2 95 4.5 178 6.1 2 15 2 HWM John Machnik 20.5 120 170 5 110 4 90.05 3.5 100 1.5 178 4.78 3 14 3.5 HWM AJ Rwakatare 21.5 120+ 195 1 115 3 95.05 1 97.5 3 125 7.75 10 14 3.5
    7 points
  13. Squats and Grippers! My squatting window was tight so instead of loading up a barbell I did single KB squats from rack position. Worked up to a 3x2 on each side with 48kg! Later in the day I did some grippers and after warming up I did: 145 rgc HG 300 - mms close New & Unrated Deathgrip 400 - mms closes and first person ever to close this gripper! MM2 - close but clear MMS fail MM1 - terrible attempts at 38mm & mms My gripper endurance falls off fast but I was stoked to close the Deathgrip 400 the day @acromegaman sent it my way, and even more to be the first person to close it!!! Wrist curls - 60 reps per wrist with about 35 lb dumbbell Wrist roller -18 pounds for 5 minutes (running clock even with breaks)
    7 points
  14. LH front - Wrist Developer 2 in IMPs - 3x3, 1x2, 1x1 Level 13 (CROM 3-4) I was dumb for not checking my log from the previous week at the beginning of the workout. Somehow, I thought this was the level I did 5x3 with, but actually, I was doing 5x1 at Level 13 and 5x3 at Level 12. The third reps were hard, but I pushed through them because I was like, "You did this a week ago, come on." I almost passed out at the third set, and that's when I checked my log. At the same time, the progress is nice. - 1x6 Level 12 (CROM 3-3) - 1x10 Level 11 (CROM 3-2) RH - grippers - 5x5 Standard adjustable Ti, RGC 107, 20mm block set, 2-sec hold on each rep - 2x1 Stainless adjustable, RGC 156, 10mm choked, 2-sec hold on close Taking a step back with grippers, I will follow a more structured program from now. + 60 min stationary bike in the morning, 23.4km, resistance 15-20
    6 points
  15. 9 April Regular training session SG Fe - MMS 1 rep x 6 set ХВАТ#8 - MMS 1 rep x 6 set I feel much strong in MMS reps with SG Fe. So I eventually could move from 3-4 singles to full-fledged MMS training session. It is good new for me.
    6 points
  16. LH- Inch trainer - 1x5 128.8lb/58.4kg level lift - 1x3 140.4lb/63.7kg level lift - 1x2, 3x1 146lb/66.2kg level lift - 1x3, 1x2 140.4lb/63.7kg level lifts except for one slight tilt rep Even with my weaker hand it's easy to see the progress on the Inch trainer. RH - Blobs - 1x5 KWN40 lift - 3x1 KWN50 lift to a 10" box - 2x3 KWN50 side supported lift - 2x6 KWN55 slope drag Slope drags felt brutal. I should've done these earlier. Dumbbell small wrist curls in one-handed dl position Plate rotation stopped, blue fat gripz - 5x5 42.5kg/93.7lb RH - 5x4 42.5kg/93.7lb LH
    6 points
  17. I like the idea of starting at 160. The #3 motivates plenty of people already. Many people stop when they realize how difficult the #3.5 is going to be, once they close the #3. The Mash Monster Ladder gives people a place to go after the #3 or if they struggle with the credit card set due to anatomy. This is another way it will set itself apart from other certifications, and I think in time it could end up being the most popular.
    6 points
  18. Thanks Will Guiliani It was an Awesome day, proud to be part of it, congrats to all who competed - high level gripsters without question! Big shout out to Helen Nguyen and to Jedd Johnson for back to back championships
    6 points
  19. Thanks for everything you did to make Nationals a success, Will. Thanks to Dave Depew for hosting in his incredible gym. And much recognition to William Reed and Steve Gaspar for the assistance with loading, and anyone else who deserves that recognition that I may have missed.
    6 points
  20. DU bending 1" singles - CRS 9/32" x 7" - C45 7mm x 7" - CRS 5/16" x 7" Hard batch. Long time since I've done a 5/16" CRS bar in 1" wraps. It wasn't smooth, multiple hits - C45 7mm x 6" 1.3" singles - CRS 5/16" x 6.5" - CRS 21/64" x 7" - CRS 21/64" x 6.5"
    6 points
  21. January 24 vs. April 6 175 CoC 3.5 2.5 months progress. Still climbing.
    6 points
  22. 4/6 Todays Workout Grippers and Beer
    6 points
  23. 30kg/66lb weighted pushups with pushup stands - 6x16 (last set was 13+2+1) I macgyvered a 10kg plate to the back of my weight vest with paracord and carabiners. Works well, obviously much harder than 20kg. 15kg/33lb lateral neck flexion (both sides) - 4x12 - 2x10 I figured I shouldn't just do the back neck curls. These side/lateral curls are difficult to do with a regular neck harness, but possible to do them. 52.5kg/116lb dumbbell one arm rows (both arms) - 6x12 25kg/55lb judo belt pronation full curls (both arms) - 4x8 - 2x7
    5 points
  24. [b]Friday[/b] Early to gym, (and my buddy was still already there ha ha). Possibly heaviest by volume with the working weight bench session ever. Slightly off at the end possibly as a result of chatting with a competing bodybuilder. [u]Close Grip Bench Press[/u] to 175kg/385lbs x 3 x 3 reps (slightly out of the groove on rep 3 set 3). My backside was just about still touching the bench on sets 2 and 3. s/s [u]Iso Lever Mid Rows[/u] to 140kg/308lbs x 5 reps [u]MiraFit 60mm Handle[/u] to set up plus LH: 82.5kg x 3, 2 and F reps (see too much chatting here as I was also up against the clock at this point) RH: 87.5kg x 3 x 3 reps
    5 points
  25. It seems now there has been a change to the roster, as you can see here-
    5 points
  26. Last night of vacation going home tomorrow. More time on vacation makes me think about retirement a little bit more. Monday morning will come way too soon,,back to the grindstone.
    5 points
  27. Plate curls 17.5x5 20x5 20x5 both hands sledge curls 10lbs 11”x5 12”x5 11” 5 both hands rear lever 19”x3 20x5 19”x5 both hands pronate And supination 8”x5 both hands weighted push ups 3x15 9lbs added 1x7 12lbs added weighted pike push up 9lbd added 3x5 weighted ring rows 12lbs 3x10 planks and weighted squats chest expander, chest Krusher and pull ups, wrist curls sidetwister and extensor bands.
    5 points
  28. Push Day Nominal warmup then straight to bench for warmup by fire worked up to 275x5, 315x1 and 315x3 to a 2 board. 275 really should’ve just been for 1 or 2 as a last warmup but for some reason felt super dialed in so I just went with it and banged out a proper 5 rep set. That’s very likely a 5 rep PR, I certainly can’t remember higher! Then I clipped the pin on my 315 rep which combined with the extra 275 reps made the 2 board feel harder than it should’ve so I just hit the slow triple and lived to bench another day! Then I took the workout outside or at least tried to, but after 2x30 on light Viking Press and one rep of 140 pound Log Viper Press my daughter decided we should go look at flowers instead of lift weights, but on the bright side I have 3 tulips blooming (I totally get how people got caught up in a Tulip Bubble, idve been right there with them). Finished up a little later with a chest/tricep complex using 35 pound fat bells and that was all she wrote. I didn’t film anything, so I snagged a pick of my favorite of my gyms!
    5 points
  29. I am starting to like grip training as it means I can train hard buts it’s not killing me. I’m noticing my gripping of the gi’s is improving & my arthritis is not as bad as it was through doing grip stuff. Gods of grip seem to be doing great things for the grip community & i’m sure my issues were a minor blip/ 1 off. The surface is very good on their kit & as u say takes chalk well. I’m sure I’m going to be learning for a very long time which is why I am enjoying my grip work. I also remember what I used to be able to do before tendinitis, arthritis & old age got to me lol. I will get back to where I was. Your so right about hard lifts not always being heavy, probably part of the appeal to me. As I said I’m just going to try a few things & see how it goes.
    5 points
  30. Hard not to workout - forcing myself not to re: tourney. Did get a new toy in and it’s a perfect tool for an OCD guy like me. Sportgrips Sidewinder Pro Extreme T6 . Was a lot of money ($200), but went for it based off Jedd’s review. Just got it today and I can say the quality is outstanding. The knurling is sharp and it’s completely unturnable at max setting for me (right now ) Very smooth - feels great. I built one of these myself back in the day w pvc and a clamp and there’s no comparison Will Give some updates.
    5 points
  31. @dubyagrip Is this the company you mentioned in your latest video? https://spiderchalk.com/
    5 points
  32. 4/10 Grip work COC #2 choked RGC 101 3 sets of 3 above parallel 3 sets of 4 from parallel 2 sets of 2 below parallel off to pool for some activities with my wife. The view from our room
    5 points
  33. Jedd, you are so welcome and the experience will forever be with me
    5 points
  34. Great write up. Everyone has their own fears man, and you overcame it. That’s a win alone right there. yes Jedd is the GOAT, no doubt about it
    5 points
  35. Pendlay rows 93kg/205lb - 6x14 Neck curls 23.5kg/52lb - 6x16 Dumbbell side raises 22.5kg/50lb - 6x14 Dumbbell biceps concentration curls 25kg/55lb - 6x8 (both arms) Triceps pushdown, black band - 6x18
    5 points
  36. Same here, pony clamp is cool, when I have to go to Home depo I grab one and use it until we are done , my wife thinks I’m nuts
    5 points
  37. Revisiting Gripper Table No Set Attempts 04-09-2024 Right hand finally felt up for revisiting the Table No Set attempt of my Cannon PowerWorks Copper [Cu] Standard Gripper (RGC 108). Not even close but at least it didn't hurt to give it a go. Dropped down to a Heavy Grips 250 (RGC 105) but that went only marginally better. All things considered...I'd call it a decent attempt along the road to recovery. Musical Inspiration: "March of the S.O.D." by S.O.D. (Stormtroopers of Death) from the album "Speak English or Die" released in August 1985.
    5 points
  38. Chest expander pull ups Crusher Left 111x1 111x1 110x1 Right 111x1 112x113x1 NN 2” thumbless 216.5x3 218.5x3 220.5x3 NN 3x4 114x2 118x2 121x2 Baby inch (126lbs) couch pad boosts 3x3 both hands, not much air time of any, this handle is slick and new. The more I used it and more chalk got on it easier it was 3 tilted lifts each hand with my finger on it to prevent rolling Now that I finally got some air time with something that feels very similar to an inch it gave me some feedback on what I need to improve on. Which is everything obviously, there’s a lot of puzzle pieces that goes into lifting the inch. Right now it’s not the rolling that’s my weakest link, maybe axis is the proper word. It wants to drop out of my hands. inch negs 3x3 for now on my both my baby inch(135) and FBBC (which can be anything) will be referred to as baby inch and I’ll put weight in parentheses. Im very close to pulling plug on going to Florida. I think they’ve got something going on they arent telling anyone and don’t and want my uncle and I to come down. They keep giving me the run around and feel they aren’t being transparent. 2 more days I’ll give them I’ll just have to pick somewhere else in the country to visit.
    5 points
  39. Unfortunately missed the coc 2.5 123 RGC ccs today. Its a new gripper, previous to this I’d been trying to ccs close a standard platinum filed rated 128 RGC i feel like the 128 filed feels quite a bit easier then the 123 unfiled… weird but I’ve been able to consistently close my Standard Iron 137 for parallel singles so that feels pretty good ive got a 141 on the way so I’m pretty stoked to give that thing a go when it arrives since closing the 137 feels so solid
    5 points
  40. TBH it's been so long I can't remember if I've seen him close it. I know when I've trained with him a couple times he was having off days but the spread was definitely under 1/4". I can't corroborate a close. Based on what else I've seen him do with grippers, I can believe it. Maybe someone else can confirm. Is @porkbone still alive and out in the world?
    5 points
  41. 160 avoids the overlap of audition grippers and first level and makes clear distinction between who closes light or average MM0 3's and who is closing 160, which brings more respect to the entry level, showing you can handle any coc 3. For a list where people are going to be closing 200+ I would rather keep the whole thing elite and have less people on it overall, meaning you have to work to get there. With 150 you'd have hundreds and hundreds of people doing it and then quitting because 160 is too hard, really watering down the list with the amount of people that can already do that or will stop at that level anyways. Instead of complaining you could just get 10 rgc stronger and claim a 160. This is already so much better than the old model, I don't see how there is anything to complain about.
    5 points
  42. Grippers T x 10 BH 1 x 5 BH 1.5 x 1 RH LH IM 1.5 6, 7, 8, 4…In between sets 1 & 2, I took a shot at my rgc 110, GG4. It was a paper width from closing. I think working volume in the 80% range is working well RH Standard AU 3, 5, 6, 5…not feeling up for a shot at my hard Pt today…but progress finally seems to be happening! Practice set + 5 sec hold LH rgc 118 Pt. RH GHP 6, rgc 125. I’m playing the max attempts by ear…LH is close to being successful. RH still has some work to go. I think I’d want to hit a few sets of 7 or 8 reps RH with the AU. That should put me REALLY close to a close Have a great day
    5 points
  43. 2000m BikeErg & 30 second bar hang - repeat for 40k on the bike. Arm wrestling tournament coming up this Saturday - going to chill on the heavy lifting as I overdid it last time.
    5 points
  44. I disagree with this stuff. 1) Spread is one of the main factors that affects a rating. “Easy” examples of any level are almost always narrow. “Hard” examples are almost always wide. Relative to their peers. Possibly you mean that current ratings don’t reveal the spread despite being largely derivative of the spread. Except that within levels, they absolutely do. A 137 #3 will be more narrow. A 155 #3 will be more wide. Almost guaranteed. The difference in spread is how they got to those numbers when all the other production elements were the same. 2) Your preference for wide grippers is showing. Not everyone likes that, or is training for a cert, or even cares about certs. I really dislike wide grippers. If you can close a 175 HG350, you are strong. Maybe you cannot close a 175 GHP 8 yet, but you’re still strong and you’re close. The feat is not diminished. A 175 HG350 is a great close. You can also get a valuable resistance workout from any gripper, even narrow ones like a 137 #3 or a HG300 with a 2” spread. HGs were my bread and butter. Copper is probably my favorite Standard. I have a 110 HG300 that I love and use all the time. Nickel is disgusting. 3) “It doesn’t feel like the rating” is a spread issue consistently misbranded as a “Chinese” issue. It also has nothing to do with narrow exclusively, but rather all grippers an individual perceives as “not average”, whatever that means. People dork out for a sub-140 #3 but that will be a narrow IronMind gripper. The #3.5s we rated in the high 150s I could identify in the package by how narrow they were. All narrow grippers share this trait. And, all wide grippers have the same trait in the opposite direction. People might say, “it feels harder than the rating.” I can reliably find hard #3s still in the package by screening for spread. This issue really comes down to hand size, how you train, and what you like. Someone with a larger hand might be far less affected by spread and more affected by a filed gripper. For my hand size and training style, filed grippers don’t really phase me. I have a weak set so wide grippers are really problematic. Someone with a strong set could be less phased by wide grippers. Something ratings really don’t capture well is knurling smoothness but it’s still the same set of considerations. Some like smooth knurling as a preference, but most do not. Smooth handles will feel harder than the rating in your hand. But—like with spread—hand size and personal strengths can minimize the effect of smooth handles. If you have a thick thumb pad and a strong set then maybe smooth handles don’t matter as much. There are all kinds of people and all kinds of grippers. All have a place.
    5 points
  45. Dumbbell wrist curls in one-handed dl position, blue fat gripz - 2x14 32.5kg/71.7lb BH - 6x5 42.5kg/93.7lb RH - 3x4, 3x3 42.5kg/93.7lb LH The wrist curls Carl suggested on the Grip Show. I'm doing this with fat gripz because I can completely stop plate rotation on my dumbbells, but not on my Inch trainer. Grippers RH Overall weak gripper session, maybe because I did the wrist curls between the gripper sets. - 1x1 Filed Standard Adjustable Ti, RGC 150, 20mm block set - 2x2 Stainless Adjustable, RGC 156, 10mm choked - 1x3, 1x2 Standard Fe, RGC 134, MMS, 2-sec hold on last reps - 1x3 Standard Adjustable W, RGC 130, MMS Chest crush arm bar, arms slightly extended - 6x16 max resistance
    5 points
  46. 5 points
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