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  1. 10 points
    Too many things to list. Tanner pulled over 200# on the loadable Inch. Which was crazy. Adam pulled a sick amount on the Saxon. PR's, Camaraderie, some bending, crazy feats. Tanner pinched 4x 10kg plate, 3x 25kg plates 2H, Lifted the impossible Blob like thing Rich MacLean made and left with me like 8 or 9yrs ago with the stipulation that whosoever shall lift it owns it. Nobody had been able to lift it. Tanner squeezing 270# on the Baseline after a full contest and hours of after feats. Not once, but twice on his right hand because we could not believe it! Then he followed that up with his left hand! Me hubbing the 75# york plate with hub bolted to it and drinking a glass of scotch while holding it. Pinching 6 and 7 5kg plates with bar through the middle one hand. Drinking more scotch than I have in ages and of course bringing out toy after toy and playing the bet you can't do this game. It was a day I won't soon forget. - Aaron
  2. 9 points
    Idk man. I'd agree for an inch DB but the millennium is a whole other level. Thor (based off being unable to lift his own challenge bell), Mark Felix, and Eddie Hall can't lift it. Would it be way more impressive if a much smaller guy lifted it? Definitely. But I feel a feat of this proportion shouldn't be discredited due to size. Pretty sure Felix has hit 500+ axle so that gives you a perspective of how tough the MDB is.
  3. 9 points
    Oh I have not seen that one yet! Here is one of me on the Inch handle. My 179.7# one I believe and Daniel caught on video. I got no pics or video other than the initial ones of the trophies, prize table and grippers laid out. Was running flat out and full speed all the way through the comp. Oh and that was a 5Kg PR on that handle for me!
  4. 8 points
    Not exactly a full write up, but here are some photos and videos of my trip to AZ. Swipe through to see more.
  5. 8 points
    Aaron, great job man. We had a blast. Such a great group of people at your event. Thank you for running it. The video of your thickbar lift is your final one. I've updated the video to public. Many PR's were had that day. It was a very strong showing. Afterwards a ton of crazy feats were done. Tanner is a whole new level of strong. He was performing feat after feat, no matter the type. It was insane. Adam was doing the same. Loose wrap reversing a bastard on command, 2 3/8" axle lifts, and every other contraption at Aaron's place. This was a good motivation to get in shape again. It had been years for Emily and I. I shed nearly 20 lbs in the 3-4 months leading up to the comp. Emily did about the same. I think I was 45 lbs lighter than when I last competed, 180 vs 225 lbs. Needless to say the post comp burger was one of the best I had ever had. P.S. The trophies are awesome. And they were so heavy that we couldn't check both of them in the bag due to putting the bag over 50 lbs. We were able to bring one through as carry one without any strange looks. Adam's Final Saxon Lift Tanner's Final Thickbar lift Adam's Final Thickbar lift
  6. 6 points
    Theoretically I should be out of the doghouse by then.
  7. 6 points
    Fort Worth may be just the sort of town you’re looking for. Saxon Bar is the greatest event grip has ever known. And steak is the greatest fuel for the greatest event.
  8. 5 points
  9. 5 points
    At this point, it's not impressive to me when a 6'8, 440 lb man does something strenght-wise...
  10. 5 points
    We’re still finalizing details, but the contest will be Sunday June 23rd at Metroflex Ft. Worth. Likely events include: Axle, revolving handle, Saxon bar, Silver Bullet, and maybe a double 2” v-bar lift.
  11. 5 points
    This is gonna be great! The video will be very important. Don't get clever with lighting or anything. Also, make sure you're sufficiently close to the camera. Good luck!
  12. 5 points
    My predictions: Victoria Karlsson forfeits because she finds me so handsome she can't concentrate on the match. She will be seen wandering back to the locker room mumbling Rindo Rindo Rindo to herself. Chelino: 3-2 Devon 3-1 RVJ 3-0 Kitowski 3-2 due to receding hairline foul on Erlich
  13. 4 points
    I clicked on a link the other day for their thick grip loadable dumbbell handles. They want $400, plus shipping I’m assuming. Hard pass. Do you know what the hell else I could buy for $400?!
  14. 4 points
    I asked @ClayEdgin about this when I started buying grip gear. Essentially what he told me (and what makes sense to me), is that IM is the competition standard other gear is compared to. IM doesn't necessarily make the best gear, but it's the mainstream gear. There are lots of other versions of the [Blockbuster/Captains of Crush/Rolling Thunder], and those may be better ways to train and get stronger. But IM is a name that can't as easily be ignored, and they only care about their versions of the [Blockbuster/Captains of Crush/Rolling Thunder]. I personally have the Rolling Thunder plus the CoC2 and CoC3, and I intend to get certified Crushed to Dust and on the CoC3 someday. But I mostly train for those lifts with other gear. I would argue that they're important to have (access to to check where you are), but not necessary to train with on a regular basis.
  15. 4 points
  16. 4 points
    You guys drive out next time and have some time on Sunday or earlier in the week before comp we should go to the Desert Museum. Heidi and I are members there and it is so damn cool. https://www.desertmuseum.org/visit/exhibits.php
  17. 4 points
    Aaron and I have already been discussing trophy ideas for next year. 😉
  18. 4 points
    We were all pretty bummed when we heard what happened. Hopefully next year you can make it. It illustrates one of many reasons I prefer driving everywhere.
  19. 4 points
  20. 4 points
    I'll let @Squeezus tell me if I should submit or not since I didn't have a crossbar. I think I did a pretty good job documenting it was high enough. We'll see. Pretty happy with this. First time I ever touched the deep DubHub I believe. Should be good for a little more once my skin tear heals.
  21. 4 points
    This was me trying to eat ramen with chopsticks on Sunday.
  22. 4 points
    Oh yeah and sending Tanner home with my Baseline so he could test it fresh!
  23. 4 points
    We all had a blast. On the drive home we agreed this was one of the most fun things we have done in awhile. Can't wait to come back next year. I am gonna peg that baseline soon!
  24. 4 points
    Thanks!! This is my current set up, and yeah it feels amazing for sure. Come and lift some and I will
  25. 4 points
    I will get the scores up tonight. Crazy awesome day yesterday.
  26. 4 points
    This is the Best advice for just about anything strength related. As Neil said, Keep it simple, keep it basic, and don’t do too many oddball things. Strength is not a science. It’s more of an art. There are many ways to get to the same result. The easiest path will be to pick the things that are closest to your goal and pound them hard, fast and get out. Rest!!!
  27. 4 points
    Picked up the shirts and awards for the comp. today.
  28. 3 points
    Grippers, baaaad day. Pushed through with btr work on the TRex Benchpress, 2x8 paused 100kg 1x1 140kg BB row 80kg 3x8 Easy workout to get going, have a lot of catching up to do after being sick. Decided to start uploading videos of some gripper closes and bench sets.
  29. 3 points
    It is on my lifetime list! I hope to be one of them
  30. 3 points
    Due to the arguments of some here, I have new standards on what I find impressive: Anybody under 51, weighs more than 270, is more genetically gifted than me, has hands larger than 8", doesn't have a full time job, isn't all natural, eats healthy, doesn't smoke or chew, or works out inside and not a shed in the back yard is not impressive to me, no matter what they accomplish. Yea, Brian won the genetic lottery when it comes to strength sports. Yes, he isn't a "natural" athlete. Yes, this is still an extremely impressive feat because only a few men in history have ever done it. He's an elite athlete. We aren't. Get over it and enjoy the show!
  31. 3 points
    Mark Henry's. 2.5-inmch handle.
  32. 3 points
    Thats such a cop out. Its along the lines of “A magician never reveals his secrets” Dont boast a guys feats then turn around and not drop a name in public like they are some covert group. Henry Bell I believe. The stipulation is if you lift the bell without touching the sides and put down under control you get a huge cash prize. Atleast thats how I understand it.
  33. 3 points
    I'm glad the debate is finally settled, hand size and weight definitely matter. Bookmarking this thread to use as evidence for future debates.
  34. 3 points
    Thor is about the same dimensions and couldn't do it. Hall and Felix are probably proportionately the same (less weight due to less height) and they couldn't do it. Thor's the current WSM. But at the end I guess we can say it's "less impressive" for guys like that to do it that some random guy who grips on the said. But to say "not impressive" seems meh Lol disregard just saw the reply you sent 😁💪
  35. 3 points
    Think its more that brian constantly does “impossible” shit. Im meh about it too. You kinda expect it. Like tanner wrecking, adam reverse bending big stock. Aaron pinching huge numbers and Jedd lifting blobs out the ass. You expect elite guys to do elite crap. Doesn't make it any less difficult.
  36. 3 points
    100 % Agree. Nevertheless weight and height - lifting MDB is an exceptional feat, doable for tiny minority on the planet. Brian, Mike Burke, Laine Snook, Steve (thick bar Daddy) + few other guys are way far in front of the rest gripsters who consider themselves to be like a "grip - Gods" on something odd and with no sense. I bet majority who are not impressed by Brian's performance are able to lift MDB with two hands and still have issues with lockout. Even Eddie said: "It's quite impressive". I'd reckon Eddie is aware what it is to lift MDB.
  37. 3 points
    I just shut the COC 3 148!! After a few months of training only and never doing grip work before! I don't even work with my hands! But I do owe some great genetics from my dad but pale in comparison to him. I do owe Jedd Johnson credit from learning about grippers from his videos and workout plan.
  38. 3 points
    Most of the grip strength is quite spesific, so train for the contests and what you like. Most of the guys in Finland train hub all the time since it's in most of our contests. I have some type of thickbar, pinch and hub in my training schedule at all times, and add something like silver bullet/vertical bar if it's in the up coming contest. The reasoning for keeping gripper/silver bullet/v-bar lifts out of my normal training schedule is that I find them affecting everything else too much. Also V-bar lifts seem to impinge my ulnar nerve a lot no matter how I lift it. This is an issue I know few gripsers have been dealing with as well.
  39. 3 points
    You should get @Chez to yell at you while you crush this! Best of strength!
  40. 3 points
    This one is cool too. https://www.desertmuseum.org/visit/events_reptiledemos.php
  41. 3 points
    Looks like you guys had so much fun! I can't believe I had to miss watching you guys do those feats. I'll be in therapy for a couple more weeks due to Delta Airlines failing me on this one.
  42. 3 points
    I just booked! Steak and Saxon bar here I come!
  43. 3 points
    Wednesday April 17, 2019 Deadlifts 420×3×2 Easiest this weight has ever felt. I need to spend more time on my warm up sets. Seems to make a real difference. A1 Pendlay row 210×8×3 A2 reverse flyes 25×10×3 B1 superman squats (lvl1, 5"deficit) 4/4×3  B2 DB hammer curls 40×12×3 B3 wrist roller (2.375", both directions) 1105×48"×3
  44. 3 points
    For those of you here who know of Dr. Ken Leistner, he unexpectedly passed away yesterday.☹️ Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. In reality, this site would probably not exist today without the influence Dr. Ken had on me when I started powerlifting. I found him in PLUSA in 1981 and used to go immediately to his column every month. He was a huge influence to many....
  45. 3 points
    Great job everyone! Dam strong field 💪 really upset I got injured and had to miss this
  46. 3 points
    Thanks! we all had so much fun
  47. 3 points
    Classes Womens Open 1) Leah Einecker @spaceparakeet 2) Michelle Harrison 3) Emily Reinard Mens 83Kg 1) Michael Rogowski 2) Daniel Reinard 3) Steve Callahan Mens 105Kg 1) Tanner Merkle 2) Adam Glass 3) Adam Juncker Mens 105+ Kg 1) Aaron Corcorran 2) Martin Braun 3) Eric Milfeld Overall 1) Tanner Merkle 2) Adam Glass 3) Aaron Corcorran Grippers in pounds, Saxon and Inch Handle in Kilos
  48. 3 points
    Good news! Rachel Crass Wood and Jason Wood will be hosting a venue in Colorado. Not only that, they have offered to sponsor three additional women's classes. So this year's King Kong contest will include the five following classes for women: 57 kg, 72 kg, 84 kg, and 84+ kg in the open division and an open weight women's masters category, for anyone 50 years of age or older.
  49. 3 points
    What did you guys do this sunday? This little guy was rolling around the atlas stone.
  50. 3 points
    This is also solid advice coming from a strong dude.
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