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    For the first time ever, the GSI North American Grip Sport Championships will be coming to Canada. This will be the biggest grip contest I’ve ever organized (excluding multi-venue comps). If you’ve never attended one of my contests, you won’t want to miss this one! 2020 North American Grip Sport Championships June 6th, 2020 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Events: Silver Bullet Two-Hand Flask Two-Hand 2 3/8” Napalm’s Nightmare Little Big Horn (6” lift) Two-Hand Tips Tester 40-Item Grip Medley (Men) / 20-Item Grip Medley (Women) Weight Classes: Men’s 83 kg Men’s 105 kg Men’s 105+ kg Men’s 50+ Years Open Women’s Open Impressive awards for top three finishers in each class! Tentative Schedule: Weigh-Ins: 9 am to 10:30 am Contest Start: 11 am Entry Fee - $50 USD / $60 CAD Last Man Standing Format / Percentage-Based Scoring Venue TBA You must qualify in order to compete in this contest. Complete information on how to qualify can be found in this thread: Here is the list of competitors who have already qualified: Contact Eric Roussin (eroussin@rogers.com, 613-986-1724 or by private message) to register and/or for additional information.
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    I have retired as lineal Masters champ. Who will take the title this year? Gus? Or will someone be travelling to the great white north to challenge him? @Kluv#0 @WestSlope
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    Victory Golden Monkey and Twisted Monkey, Allegash White, Goose Island Matilda.
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    What exactly did you do for exercises? How did you incorporate it. I just ordered the Titan one that also has the joe Kinney secret weapon attachment ( the sorinex one they ripped off). For a little over 100 bucks shipped. Seems like it would be nice for a few things including pinch work.
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    It's after Thanksgiving. The results are inconclusive. I "think" there is improvement on grippers, can't say for certain. I am going to continue with the Go Really. I "test" myself every two weeks. I have not been consistent on my frequency. I think on the machine, you can use it more frequently than the grippers. Three times a week, seemed like I improved. One and one-half times, two, seemed like I was going backwards. It also seemed to work some tendons that the grippers don't.
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    Rob must mean a metric half. I think @Andrew P will find its more like a Yankee quarter. I don't want to miss this one. Would be nice to visit Ottawa in the summer for a change!
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    Sun (11/24) DO - IMPs Yellow Nail 60d nail 1/4 x 7" Grade 5 Red Nail DU - IMPs Yellow Nail Yellow Nail (5.5") 1/4 x 6.5" Grade 5 Horseshoe Diamond Classic #0 Everything felt pretty good today. Or about as good as it's been in months. I am still getting some minor-moderate pain on the kink, but nothing like the past couple months. And for hours after the session, I had no lingering pain, which seemed to become the norm lately.
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    Congrats! Just a formality as I am sure most of the MM grippers will be for him.
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    Thanks for the vote of confidence, Mike. I'm nothing special, but if I'm able to train hard and stay healthy I can on occasion pull something special on the platform. At least as far as oldsters are concerned. The real question is how I would hang in for what promises to be a marathon competition. Come on out of retirement Rindo. Come kick my a$$ if you think you can. We can have time outs if our hips start bothering us.
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    Good stuff. You must plan way ahead with your workouts. Its good to see someone so motivated with their training.
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    Good progression with the RT 💪 I really wish I could progress as easy as that as well
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    You need to divide the difference with 2 for the formulas to get close to accurate for one handed stuff. The formulas are not created for just one side of the body, they are created for lifts where you use both sides of your body and they will not work for one handed grip training.
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    RT 26x3 46x3 66x2 75x10 bh PR 75x7/6 75×4/3 Bench slow 50x5x2 60x5x3 LTE + flyes 5x5 20/7 slow Deadlifts 90x3 130x3 160x3 180x1 doh 180x1 doh 180x1 mix 180x5 mix Biceps Biceps
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    So I started RRBT a few days ago and injured a tendon straight away. After consideration I have decided to stop running RRBT for now and wait until my base strength is better before starting it up again. In the meantime (while my finger heals) I thought I would share a workout plan I have in order to maximize my crushing strength gains. Since I am still new to grip sports I have a lot of room to improve, I think running a strength base cycle similar to my Olympic squat routine would work quite well. Now I know the muscles in the legs and hands are completely different, but I am just experimenting with the idea and I want to see how well I can progress. Before I get into the workout plan I would like to give some insight into how I program my squat cycle and how I plan to incorporate it into grip training. This method requires A LOT of micro loading. This is easy for barbell lifts, but not for grippers, hence why a Vulcan is optimal. I will be using the RGC Values quoted he. Even if the RGC value for each Vulcan gripper is different, the resistance ratio should still be the same whether you have a new or old spring. The way I plan my squat program is based on 3 phases: Hypertrophy, strength, and peaking. Hypertrophy is simple, high volume with a linear progressive overload. Strength is a little more complex, high intensity and lower volume, but with adjusted rep maxes based on reps performed at relative intensities (I will explain this later). Peaking is simple, test you max To program what weight I will use, I need to figure out my 1 rep max (in this case being the heaviest gripper I can close) and taking its RGC value for calculating percentage based progressive overload. For e.g. If my 1 rep max on a squat was 100kg, and I wanted to do 5x5 @ 70%, then I would be training with 70kg. I will apply the same principle to grip training. If the heaviest gripper I can close is at an RGC of 100, then an RGC 70 gripper would be my working gripper. But lets say that I had a gripper that I could easily close and a goal gripper which I cant close yet and would like to figure out my potential rep max, then I would use the Epley Formula to calculate my potential rep max: 1RM=(Reps x Load x 0.033) + Load with Load being the RGC value. This formula works best in the 3-8 rep range (5 being optimal), if I can do more than 8 reps then I need a heavier gripper to calculate my 1 rep max. So here's the workout plan (also feel free to try it out yourself and message me with your results). Phase 1 | Hypertrophy Here I train grip twice a week, prefferably during a squat session, and allow at least 3 days rest between the two Day 1 - 5 sets of 10 reps, 60% Day 2 - 5 sets of 6 reps, 70% I repeat this every week working up in the percentage (around 2.5% per week) until I can do 5x10 @ 70% and 5x6 @ 80%. If on one day I fail to make the 10 or 6 reps, then I repeat the program next week until I can hit every single rep. This should take at least a month to accomplish and after that my tendons should be ready for a strength phase. Phase 2 | Strength Here is where things get complicated. I will perform these once a week, again on a squat day Week Sets Reps % of 1 rep max 1 4 4 83% 2 (Rep max) 4 3+ (Amrap) 87% 3 (Deload) 3 5 60% 4 4 3 88% 5 4 2 91% 6 (Rep max) 3 1+ 97% 7 (Deload) 4 3 65% On the days with a "+" , I will perform reps of 3 for the first 3 sets, then on the final set I will go for As Many Reps As Possible (AMRAP). The point is to push for a new potential 1 rep max. For example, if my current best close was a 100rgc, then Id be attempting a gripper of 87rgc. Lets say I hit that gripper for a total of 7 reps, then I would use the Epley formula and calculate my new 1 rep max (107rgc). I will now calculate the rest of the weeks program with my new potential rep max. By week 6 I should have my strength increased, so much so that my current heaviest gripper closed (100rgc) should theoretically go up because of my potential rep max being higher. So I will attempt 2 sets at 97% of my theoretical rep max and then one set for AMRAP. If I can do more than 1 rep then my potential has increased and I should be ready for peaking. Phase 3 | Peaking This phase is very simple, I will just attempt to close a heavier gripper than my current max gripper. From what I have seen, I think Holle's grip routine is perferct for peaking. I will split it into 2 days per week depending on how my hands feel, if I feel weak I can bring it down to one day per week. On one day I will have 4 to 6 attempts (MMS to wide set) at a goal gripper, then 4 to 6 attempts (MMS to wide set) at the heaviest gripper that I can close. The other day I will perform the exact same thing except with a CCS. Feel free to try this program out for yourselves and give me a detailed response on your gains (if any). Just to reiterate, this program is based off my squat program and I have never tested it for grip so far. I have not seen anyone calculate potential rep maxes for their grip before so I don't even know if the Epley formula works for grip strength. The formula works for all major compound lifts so it should theoretically work for crushing grip strength, but that will need to be tested.
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    Plate wrist curls are a great movement. Have you ever tried behind the back plate wrist curls? Just like behind the back wrist curls but with a plate instead of a barbell.
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    Very happy with doing the 2 yards of grade 5 bolts challenge today. Cold hands in the garage made a bit tougher.
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    Yep, I’ve always been the same way; I can’t eat within three hours of squats or deadlifts.
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    ^When I had tennis elbow a few years back, this really really helped. Once you find that spot, it hurts and feels amazing at the same time.
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    I'm slowly getting back into grippers after taking a few months off, but I need to be working on my SB for the Arnold in March. Right now my toughest gripper is a CoC3 rated 146, so I know I need to buy a 3.5 and maybe even a 4 to get ready for the comp. I'm wondering if it's worth it to wait for a really tough gripper to practice SB holds, or if I should get one that is average. Right now CPW has a CoC3.5 rated 181 for sale—which is around average—but I don't know if it is better to practice with an average or a hard gripper. I could always wait until he posts more rated grippers and hope that there is a harder 3.5 or even a 4. I could also just buy that 3.5 and then also buy an unrated 4 and have it rated. TL;DR Wait for rated CoC 3.5/4 or just buy a random one?
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    I would say work with the hardest gripper you are capable of. You don’t know what you are gonna get come competition time. Work with the hardest one you can. Silver bullet is one of those things that a few sets max is all you need per week. Very easy to overthink and overtrain grippers. Less is more, but work with the most you can. This is my opinion and what works best for me. Trial and error is ultimately what you need to do.
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    Yeah, the setless gripper - Ima gonna wanna order one of those if you start making them.
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    I'm halfway between Ottawa and Detroit. Break the trip up, i'll do all the driving from Waterloo
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    Awesome. My favorite venue! No euro? And I just got rid of my aluminum pinch device!
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    That "setless" gripper sounds great! And that Saxon bar from last year was awesome with the weights it allowed!
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    Eric that is an epic medley- very challenging and fun pinch examination. I have never heard of the Wellington pinch but 100lbs is 100lbs
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    Thanks. It’s certainly not for the faint of heart!
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    450 pounds vs 200 + pounds?? Come onnnnn!!
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    Oh man. I’m behind the log again. So I took my last antibiotic Thursday morning and the leg is back to normal size. Still a little redness that has to die down though. I worked out that week but my workouts weren’t great. Energy and strength were low. I really started to hit it again this weekend and I’m starting to get back into a groove. I’ll start logging again this week but I want to log my gripper work from yesterday because it was an amazing session: Sunday 11/24/19 Right Hand MMS Grippers several warm up closes. 172 lb COC #3.5 - 4 easy singles with paused sets. Hell ya! New post surgery PR. I was hesitate about trying this today. I had my finger taped during warmups but it was hindering my close so I ditched the tape and wow. It was so easy I had to check and make sure I grabbed the right gripper. Video of the first close below. 165 lb Elite - 3 singles. No problem 153 lb COC #3 - 3 sets of triples 147 lb GHP 7 - 3 sets of triples 141 lb COC #3 - 3 sets of 5x Note - just super shocked how fast my crush is coming back. Really happy. Way ahead of schedule.
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    Grippers are a "skill". Of course they demand a lot of strength but the nutcracker shape makes them different than pretty much anything you're going to grab in real life. Grippers are best "for grippers' - it's as easy to build working strength with a grip machine - fingers curls - etc. I still believe after 15 years in grip sport that heavy finger curls done in a power rack where you can do nasty heavy negatives are one of the best overall finger strength moves one can do.
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    Hello Gripboard My name is Siamak. Very new to gripsports as I have been training grip for about 3 months now. My background is in Olympic Weightlifting but my friend David Wigren got me into the sport by accident. We started conversing about arm wrestling and stongman until I saw that he was hosting a competition called the Swedish Grip Open. I signed up on a whim just to test out my grip strength and began training for the comp. In the 2 months of grip training I was completely addicted to the sport! Needless to say I came in last place at the comp but the experience was humbling and thrilling at the same time. I will be attempting feats of grip strength and grip competitions in the future.
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    While final decisions on the events to be featured in the 2020 International King Kong Grip Challenge will only be made in the new year, we can announce that the main contest date will be October 24th, 2020. individual venue promoters will once again have the option to run the contest up to two weeks earlier. More details will be shared in a couple of months.
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    Just exploring options for 2019 Gripmas. Is anyone west of me going to Gripmas and will be coming through Zanesville, Ohio on Interstate 70. If I could hitch a ride I might be able to go - not to compete but to watch. I'd certainly split expenses etc. Not sure yet if I can go or not - we'll see
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    That would be nice eventually. Current goal is to close Tim's COC 3 rated 160 before I have to give it back to him at Gripmas!
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    Erik V. For sure. That’s a cool find.
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    Just found a couple more. Enjoy. Oh and forgive me for my misspelling of Gazza. Lol Fantastic Shiny Bastard in thin wraps. https://vk.com/video-72902080_169950846 Big grade 8 in IM wraps and hand in cast. https://m.vk.com/video100163419_165780112?list=f6f2f58454c3bb6c23&from=wall-64700379_21154
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    Got this gripper today and just give it a try on this. Quality is similar to RB grippers. Thought it will be similar to my HG350(CPW193) but much harder than that. Guesstimate RGC is 205. You can get it from eBay and shipping takes about 2 weeks from China. Not too bad for the price.($18.99 including shipping)
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    They do have 250 and 300. It looks like they even have 275.
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    me too! anything you wanna see done, gripper close, dumbbell lift, pinch feat, whatever - if theres money involved it adds that bit extra motivation
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    Not how it works Joe. You want to call Luke Raymond "paper champ" since he won entire overall NAGS title despite Tanner, Jedd, Adam and Aaron not competing? I didn't think so. Steve Millard shows up he is kicking ass and that is facts.
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