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  1. Hello grip brothers! War is not an excuse to stop gripping. My second attempt to cert: gripper this time was much tougher than the last time. Even though I’ve got stronger, that wasn’t enough. I have closed the gripper during the third attempt but for a brief moment. This is why I refused to send the video back to Ironmind, I want to make certification as perfect as possible. P.S. calibration was not ideal, I know, have already adjusted my technique. But this is hell of a gripper! RGC is higher for about 4-5 lbs than on my hardest #3.
    12 points
  2. Steve Nuttgens - MM1
    8 points
  3. Lift is good. I guess the new "Alert" system is working well! Probably the fastest vote ever.
    7 points
  4. Wrist curls and armwrestling training over the years are paying off... First time I managed to do some cupping/static wc training with the Inch DB. @gripmaster_flo • Instagram-Fotos und -Videos
    7 points
  5. Todays training did a Mach powerlifting meet today hit PRs on all 3 lifts so pretty happy with that. best lifts were squat 415lbs for a 20lbs PR bench 300lbs for a 10lbs PR deadlift 515lbs for a 10lbs PR
    7 points
  6. 2022/08/03 DU bending (doubles of cordura+ leather) One hit day. I've decided to swap my singles and doubles days (that's why I bent in singles twice last week). Shoulders were sore after Monday's OHP work, but overall not a bad workout. Warmup: - Wrist Developer 2 (single suedes) with the Orange spring in DU position 20x (1-1), (2-2), (3-3), 10x (4-4) - CRS (S45C) 7mm x 178mm (0.276" or ~9/32" x 7") - CRS (SS400) 8mm x 170mm (~5/16" x 6.7") It was a good idea to include a somewhat heavier bar in the warmup. I should remember this. Main: - Drill rod (O-1) 7.9mm x 178mm (5/16" x 7") from ECGB (@devinhoo thanks again!) - Drill rod (SK95) 7.9mm x 178mm (5.16" x 7") I wanted to try out the O-1 rod before doing any cert. As I thought, the O-1 is overall a bit easier than the Japanese drill rod. Until ~15 degrees they feel the same, but then the SK95 can be such a pain in the butt... Anyways, I've recorded these two bends. Degrees: 64, 60 - 5x CRS (SS400) 8mm x 152mm (~5/16" x 6") Edit: These were 6" bars, not 7" Some of them got pretty uneven but oh well. Degrees: 74, 77, 61, 57, 51
    7 points
  7. One hand Fat Gripz DL 145- 1,1,1,1,1,1 115- two sets of 8 each hand, switch hands each rep. Incline bench press. 135x6x6 last rep paused. Should feels like poop, trying to get some blood flowing. Hub freestyle 65-1,1,2,2,2,2,1 DU bending, IMP's and half suede 1/4x6 g 5 X2 9/32x7 CRS 9/32x7 drill rod Blobs The half 85 felt like it was glued to my hand today. Bunch of reps. Gave the Fatman a few attempts, no lifts but a few drags
    6 points
  8. Training PR update: Training going super strong, making some strength gains! Another big PR from today: Although from the angle of the camera it might look like a completely closed set (some people set the gripper fully closed), the close was at least from around 10mm. I typically turn away from the camera when setting the gripper, which is why when it moves into frame it's basically already closed or about to be I'm super excited about entering legit 3.5 territory with this heavy-ish 3.5 close. I have a bunch of old gen (pre 2012) 3.5s which rate in the higher 170s and even 180s, it'll be fun to work with those in training sometime in the near future!
    6 points
  9. The Blob50 is mine. It was produced by GordonV on the Gripboard in 2007-2009. I was present during the lift but did not see the actual lift itself. Me and Bruce1337 was in the background cutting some steel for steel bending while Thom was playing with my blob and inch (no sexual pun intended).
    6 points
  10. 2022/08/08 Push Bodyweight: 103.6kg/228lbs Weighted pushups using pushup stands - 10x16 with 20kg/44lbs Had to put down my knees and regroup before the last two reps of the last set. Otherwise fine, I really enjoyed these pushup stands. Pushups using pushup stands - 5x18 Last two sets were not easy above 12 reps, already tired. Breaks needed to be longer. Chests/shoulder crushes with adjustable armbar - 5x12 at the widest position/highest resistance Triceps pushdowns with bands - 5x20
    6 points
  11. 2022/08/07 Had some fun with the Wrist Developer 2. I didn't do it last week because I wanted to spare my elbows. All sets were done in both hand positions, in single suedes. Orange spring: - 20x (1-1), 20x (2-2), 20x (3-3) - 10x (4-4) CROM spring: - 5x5 (1-1) Level 6 I really didn't want to overdo it so I chose Level 6. Because I can keep my front hand wrist in a completely neutral position while performing the reps, my right wrist was ok, no pain at all. It annoyed my left inner elbow a little bit, but not too bad. Such a nice little device. I'm glad I got into grip training this year, because if I were 5-7 years younger I would totally overdo it and give myself crippling tendonitis .
    6 points
  12. Pinch & wrist work training. 1H 60mm GoG Pinch Block-1x1(81.4lbs)*PR both hands 1xAMRAP(62.8lbs)*9 reps LH, 10 reps RH Seated Axle Wrist Curls-3x12(80lbs)+long static hold on the 12th rep Seated Axle Reverse Wrist Curls-3x12(48lbs) Core circuitx2 rounds(planks, dead bugs , glute bridge etc)
    6 points
  13. 12mm x 14.5" (214.4k) in single WOG wraps 12mm x 13" (243k) failed cert. Only managed to kink it and got stuck on the sweep/crush. @Lennix managed to finish it off in like 3s 12mm x 9" HRS failed braced
    6 points
  14. Last night rowed 6000 meters in 30 minutes... Not bad considering I normally do it in the morning, was in the heat all day, had one beer and a little bit of Mary Jane before hand.. Dont use much of either but I might stop using both of them. We will see. today calistenics RGT 65x3 67.5x 3 70x 3 Loadable dumbbelll 55x2 60x2 70x2 ThumblessRGT holds 45 x 10 seconds 47.5 10 seconds 50x 10 seconds Napalm Nightmare 2 3/8 8x80 6x105 4x130 2x140 2x150 Horseshoe bender 2 springs 5x2 3 reps Chest Krusher 3 springs 1x10 1x8 4 springs 2x1 dead hangs from rings 10x2 sledge rotations cool down. now i'm off to work, will do some sledge swinging when I get home.
    6 points
  15. 2022/08/06 Grippers GD Iron 90, level 5, wide spread, without extension, handles touching (filed stoppers) - RH: 1.5" block set 3x1 No problem. - LH: MMS 3x1 One miss because bad set. Standard Titanium adjustable (filed), 19mm choked - RH: set to RGC 157 5x1 - LH: set to RGC 150 5x1 RH wasn't feeling very good because of my wrist, but LH was surprisingly good. The difference between my hands in MMS is much bigger (not surprisingly). Still working with the filed handles because the regular ones are still out of stock
    6 points
  16. Most of the gripper closes/ attempts 19/64x7 drill rod reverse grip
    6 points
  17. Here is a picture I’m willing to share. I will also add this gripper weighs much more than the rest of my grippers besides my Tetting Hercules. Here it is next to a 223 rgc #4. Both rated by CPW.
    6 points
  18. 2022/08/05 Forearms + DU bending (single IMP corduras) I didn't want to do what I'm supposed to, so I did some forearms (ulnar and radial deviation, wrist curls), and one DU bend after warming up with the WD2: Horrido A2-70 stainless bolt at 5/16" x 7" in single IMPs. Managed to bend it to 45 degrees. Took about three minutes. I feel like my DU is stagnating for about a month now (both singles and doubles). Maybe because I started to do thick bar and go to the gym more often? Maybe I just need to be more patient.
    6 points
  19. yesterday I rowed 30 minutes Today some quick calisthenics... Wrist Devloper orange spring 3 reps level 1, 2 reps level 2, w reps level 3... Its actually a lot easier now that i'm using my whole body, instead of just my wrist. levered with 14lbs sledge hammer about 2/3s down on handle 3x3 twice... 3x3 with my 10lbs sledge bent one 60d spiral one 60d regular tried bending two 60d spirals taped together. Got a little kink, I think if I was really fresh I could have braced bent it. one 60d that I snapped took about 9 minutes. I only ever snapped one other 60d.. The spirals are easy to snap. i like snapping more than bending. I really get into it, its like a fight. cooled down. Not my best workout but far from my worst. I've got my every two month sinus infection from the crap I breath in at work. 15 minutes of yoga tonight.
    6 points
  20. Here's my current program if anyone is curious. Monday- one hand Fat grips DL, freestyle Hub and DU bending. Weds-3" SAXON bar, squat and DO bending. It time permits it will also do thick bar. .Friday- Bench press, Grippers and reverse grip bending. Saturday - 1-2 grip lifts. Usually GRAB BALL and something else. Blob lift throw in on Mondays usually but really just depends on how I'm feeling. Should probably deadlift on Saturday and do shoulder press on Monday. Mondays grip lifts will change after the 27th (stage 2 Armlifting USA Super series).
    6 points
  21. Yesterday 3" Saxon (5" block) 187-1 192-1 197-0 187-1,1,1 Thumb webbing was ripping, called it early Squat 275x3x3 245x5 225x5 DO bending IMP's and half suede 9/32x7 drill rod 5/16x7 drill rod Px7 drill rod (last week took about 5 min, this week just over 1) 5/16x7 Hex (kinked in 1 1/2 leathers, rested a few minutes, rewrapped in double leather and finished in about 3 minutes. Wanted to do some 2-3/8 loadable handle training but was on hour 2 and sweating profusely. Did lift 125 fairly easy .
    6 points
  22. Todays training got some rep PRs with the #3 and the ghp7 today hg300 10 reps right 7 reps left cobalt 2 reps right ghp7 2 reps left cobalt 2 reps right ghp7 3 reps left coc 3.5 failed right ghp7 2 reps left coc 3 5 reps right hg300 6 reps left ghp7 8 reps right hg300 6 reps left hg300 11 reps right 5 reps left coc 2.5 30 reps right 20 reps left
    6 points
  23. Damn near almost killed myself bending this bar. Unfortunately I went over the time limit with 15 seconds. But I have anotjer one of these and I’m sure I can do it next time. I also think this stock is a little harder than average so if I get more I think I’ll have a better shot at it.
    6 points
  24. 6 points
  25. 2022/08/02 Thick bar Fat Gripz Extreme (2.75") double overhand deadlifts - 5x3 90kg/198lbs This was kinda hard for 5 sets, but I'm glad I got all. Fat Gripz original (2.25") double overhand deadlifts - 2x1 125kg/276lbs First time with the original FG. This wasn't easy, I couldn't fully control the weight down in the second set. The FGE got me tired for sure, but the original FG is much harder than the Qiban fat bar adapter I used before (for various reasons). 3x3 115kg/254lbs This was just about perfect at this point. Fat gripz original one-handed dumbbell lift (2.48" on the dumbbell) - RH 10x1 56.7kg/125lbs - LH 10x1 54.4kg/120lbs The FG was obviously much more open than on the olympic bar, so I measured the circumference (and calculated the diameter). I was worried that I will have to come up with something to reach 2 3/8", but looks like it's over that with these dumbbells. Very clean reps, I controlled the weight on the way down as well (as far as I know this is not required for a legit inch dumbbell lift?). Besides the last set, as I progressed with the sets it got easier and easier (I think because my grip got tired from the deadlifts and needed to rest). So I could have gone heavier, but it's ok.
    6 points
  26. One hand Fat Gripz (blue 2.25") 155-0,0 145-1,1,1,1,1 Really wanna hit 155, first attempt was very close. Fat grip block pulls (two hands) 225-5,5,5 I'm hub freestyle 82-0 77-1,1,0 68-1,1,1,1,1,1 Felt off, should have rested more in-between fat gripz DU bending - IMP's and half suede 1/4x6 g5 x3 1/4x7 hex 1/4x6 drill rod Failed a g8 After this workout went like crap I decided to have some fun. Lifted my 43lb blob and 45lb hex then right into a 45lb hub transfer. Passed my 34lb blob back a forth a few times. Did it for about 1:30, best streak was 4 catches in a row.
    6 points
  27. Filming yourself is very hard when you have to weigh the equipment afterwards. Had a bit if a Blair Witch touch Great attempt!
    5 points
  28. 2022/08/09 Thick bar Fat Gripz Extreme (2.75") double overhand deadlifts - 5x3 90kg/198lbs I didn't increase deadlift weights from last week, but it was noticeably easier this week, even with shorter breaks. Fat Gripz original (2.25") double overhand deadlifts - 2x1 125kg/276lbs - 3x3 115kg/254lbs Fat gripz original one-handed dumbbell lift (~2.48" on the dumbbell) - RH 5x1 59kg/130lbs 2 released at top, other were controlled on the way down as well. - LH 5x1 57kg/125lbs 1 released at top, other were controlled on the way down as well. - RH 10x1 57kg/125lbs 1 released at top, other were controlled on the way down as well. -LH 10x1 54kg/120lbs All were controlled on the way down as well.
    5 points
  29. Todays training Took it easy today haven’t had many proper training days lately DB bench press 3 sets 12 reps 85lbs DB row 3 sets 15 reps 100lbs DB OHP 3 sets 12 reps 55lbs pull ups 3 sets 8 reps 32.5lbs EZ bar curls 3 sets 10 reps 97.5lbs tricep pushdowns 3 sets 15 reps 130lbs
    5 points
  30. Strong gripper closes man
    5 points
  31. Such a tiny gap left! Considering it definitely was a hard #3, and you paused the card for a very long time, soon no #3 will be hard for you. Best of luck my friend, you will get this in no time! Edit: RGC calibration after cert attempt was remarkable, awesome way to present the real resistance of the cert gripper. First time ever done.
    5 points
  32. Today's session: Grippers I got a CoC 3.5! My very first CoC gripper I will also get the no.3 once they are back in stock. Ivanko Super Gripper: Warming up: (1,3)-(1,5)-(1,7)-(1,8)-(1,9)-(1,10) Coc 3.5 No Set attempt: I closed it halfway I couldn't believe it! Coc No 3.5 TNS attempt: I can also close it halfway with a TNS WOOOHOOOO. Ivanko Super Gripper: (10,12) RGC 180: 1 single (6,12) RGC 138 TNS: CLOSEDDDDD (10,12) 180 RGC TNS attempt: I got SUPER CLOSEEEEEE! Recovery: 100 LB Gripper: 3x failure Extensor "bucket": 3x failure
    5 points
  33. KK training today. 60mm Silarukov Rolling Handle-5x5(130lbs top set)*PR FBBC Pro(inch) DB(2.5")-10x1(116lbs)*larger plates used for more rotation AASS Finnish Ball-1x1(46lbs)*PR RH, 4x1(43lbs), 2x1(40lbs)
    5 points
  34. 5 points
  35. Standards and GHP have the best knurling in my opinion. Even when I first started and had to develop harder skin, I still enjoyed how they'd stick better in your hand. And they do indeed help with chalk-less workouts! I don't like to use chalk when I train with sub-maximal grippers.
    5 points
  36. @David_wigren Next time! __________________________________ I have been sick with high fever, so there has been two and a half week with almost no training. This is my first day that I feel almost 100% recovered. Did two 16mm braced bars. Finally under 20 inches.
    5 points
  37. Quick all time gripper PR: Closed my Tetting Elite (Thor) rated 171 today! I know I once posted a 171 rated Elite close, but it actually was a different Elite (no thor stamp too), and I home rated it. This one I home rated at 174 or so back in the day, so that elite must've been around 167-168 if rated properly by CPW I suppose!
    5 points
  38. @Bigfoot Grip Thanks for the kind words. You are right, once I get my grip strength up I think my wrist strength will sky rocket. Levering was something I could just always do. @matek Thanks, thats a good idea but I need something that can assist me to lift it 8 inches for 8-10 seconds. Once I do that, lower the band so its carrying less weight and rinse and repeat.. I'm going to either use a cut off saw or hack saw to cut the drill rod. I do have bolt cutters, but youre right about high carbon steel. yesterday was 30 minutes on the rowing machine, 10 minutes of yoga in morning and 10 minutes at night today calisthenics Two handed inch lifts 3x3 felt a little lighter this week. Hopefully in a few months I can do one handed negatives RGT 3x2 70lbs easy 75lbs still easy but did it twice because camera didn't record first time 80lbs, no go... dropped weight to 77.5 got a couple crappy reps in. Napalm Nightmare with 2 3/8 never used it before.. I'm excited, I know i'm going to build some strength with this thing. 140lbs wasn't too hard. But I'm dropping the weight 20lbs or so next session and just build up from there 80x3 105x3 140x2 140x1 Chest Krusher 3 springs 8 reps 6 reps 4 springs 2 sets of 1 cool down.
    5 points
  39. I updated this page on my website to include data from the steel I've rated. If anyone else has any interest in rating steel it's not a difficult or expensive rig to set up. I'd love to see more folks rate steel around the globe so there isn't as much of a choke point when it comes too knowing the numbers for a bar. So far I've included the umbers from Aaron Corcoran's site and David Horne's shop, as well as some bars that Gil Goodman rated. With my work schedule I might only have time to rate a few bars a month, but it'll add up over time. Here are the numbers
    4 points
  40. 8-8-2022 Warm Up- Shrugs, Pull Aparts, Tricep Ext.- 4x25 1. Floor Press(+36lbs of chain)- 155,175,185,205,225,235,245,255x1 2. DB Bench (+band tension)- 3x30 3. Fatman Rows- 60reps total (mixed between different grips. 4. Some flask lifts and holds up to 90lbs. Probably won’t be competing in anyhting until Oct for King Kong so slowly I’ll be figuring out some baseline lifts for that.. and beginning to mix in those implements.
    4 points
  41. Today's session: Grippers Ivanko Super Gripper: TNS warming up: (1,3)-(1,5)-(1,7)-(1,8)-(1,9)-(1,10) Coc no 3.5: 2 No Set attempts WOW I closed it 3/4 of the way this time!!!!! I could not believe it I was so happy! Ivanko Super Gripper: (10,12) 180 LBS RGC: 2 TNS attempts I got super close on both attempts! Recovery: 100 LB gripper: 3x failure Extensor "bucket": 3x failure
    4 points
  42. absolutely! until recently i had this extreme mindset of wanting to somehow rep ghp 9s or 10s like theyre a Coc 2/2.5. but now im adding logic and practicality, realizing that such strength in this, or other categories can come at a price in the long run. so now i just want to grow as physically strong that is possible, but while staying in the "safe range" for internal organ health
    4 points
  43. Thank you Alex Much appreciated! Yeah, I wish I could successfully close that bad boy and show the measurements but … Next time everything will be perfectly fine, hopefully
    4 points
  44. Seems like it would be a great gripper for doing chest crushes. High rating and no knurling to destroy the skin.
    4 points
  45. Many grippers I have that I treasure, including my first ever two grippers, my crazy heavy Tetting grippers and my GHP Level 10’s (including my 275# 10) - all the aforementioned are like-new condition. But if I had to pick one, just one, probably my AtomGripz Six-Band, with gun metal finish. Pristine condition. Rated by CPW at 305. It’s built like a tank and doesn’t have a single scratch. Given the large spring, extremely high rating and that the handles are smooth (zero knurling), one would have to have biblical crushing strength to close this gripper.
    4 points
  46. You are such a good friend. My mom, aunt and grandma suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is a terrible auto immune disorder. Some day I am going to put something together similar to raise money to fight that disease. I hope you are taking it easy the next week.
    4 points
  47. Fri (6/10) Standing Axle Press (1x5) bar (1x5) 85 (1x3) 125 (1x2) 145 (1x1) 175 Pull-ups (2x5) Axle Curls (1x5) bar (1x5) 55 (1x5) 85 (1x5) 105 Pretty sure I got Covid earlier in the week, which would be the first time since this all started. Either that or the flu/very bad cold. Don't really care either way. Been done with all the covid stuff for a very long time but will still lay low until I am better. First session back today since Monday and still feeling pretty weak, but happy to get a session in.
    4 points
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