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  1. 16 points
    Been wanting to try this for awhile now. Finally gave it ago!
  2. 11 points
    So...yet another long overdue update. Upcoming...AOBS this Saturday, King Kong the following and Gripmas in December. I'm not even gonna try to contemplate next year at the moment. Looking at my Ironmind #3 Cert Paper thingy and also this log...it occurred to me that I really haven't done much in last 3 years. Granted, I've had a few setbacks that included being bedridden for 10 months and 6 surgeries, but it was still kind of depressing to see...or rather not see, any real goals being realized. Recently I had a pacemaker/defibrillator installed, which essentially stops my Double Overhand bending. This in turn kills my dreams of the Gold Nail. I honestly don't think anyone will ever Cert the Gold via Double Underhand or Reverse. So that's an end to one dream. What to do? Since I started my grip journey with Grippers...I've decided to go back to the beginning. I'm going to start working towards the MM3 Cert...period. K.I.S.S. Anything else I mess with will be icing on the cake. All for now.
  3. 9 points
    This was my second attempt effort of 617 to secure second place in the 50-59 age group Saturday. We had thirteen guys battling it out in the 105k class. I squatted 529 and benched 319, with a couple of missed efforts for bigger squats and deadlifts, but I’m very happy with my performance. https://www.facebook.com/eric.milfeld/posts/1879483892066472
  4. 9 points
    170.3lbs / 77.24kg on the 2.5" crusher!Bodyweight: 181.8lbs FINALLY OVER 170! This was one of the goals I had been working towards all year and just in time for the King Kong grip challenge! I'm super proud of this one considering that my hands are only 7.5" long. Im coming for that Inch dumbbell lift!
  5. 6 points
    Was only going to do 10, then thought what the heck, why not get 20. Of course my oxygen deprived old brain lost count. One more would have torn a blister anyway. 202 x 19
  6. 5 points
  7. 5 points
    Finally got my FBBC toys. 200KG+. Let the videos speak for themselves
  8. 5 points
    AZ Fall Grip Comp results- Very small comp but it was a lot of fun testing. 20mm grippers(results in lbs) Aaron- 169# Martin- 169# Durry- 124# Jeff- 91# IM Hub(results in kg) Aaron- 32.27kg Martin- 23.52kg Durry- 23.52kg Jeff- 17.77kg IM axle DO deadlift(results in kg) Martin- 165kg Aaron- 155kg Jeff- 150kg Durry- 132.5kg
  9. 4 points
    I have been working on this for a little bit and I finally got one on video. Mid 90's penny with 4"x 5" David Horne suede wrap.
  10. 4 points
    @Chez Grippers are stupid. ** gestures "come at me" with hands and puffs chest up **
  11. 4 points
    107.2lbs on lightly chalked 2 hands shallow hub key pinch(Griptopz) w/ 101lb plate(Cap plate which is far harder than regular Standard 100lb plate as it is shallow and slippery) with 5 lbs added for 106.4 lb total on outside rim key pinch
  12. 4 points
    Raw Nationals (Saturday) Squat 507 529 540 (called on depth) Bench 292 308 319 Deadlift 606 617 639 (didn’t budge, but I’m never good for three near-max pulls) Overall, I was pleased. I placed second in the 50-59 age group, behind a world champion, and in a field of 13 lifters. And I improved by 55 pounds since last year. 😊
  13. 2 points
  14. 2 points
    I am pretty cuddly at this high body weight..............just saying .
  15. 2 points
    Sorry for not really keeping up on everything but I just returned from a climbing trip to Greece which was awesome - but left little time for Gripmas preparation and training. I still have to make the sledge safety setup as I gave the old one away. It won't take long to put the Medley together so not all that much to do. I did fall hiking down off a climb and think I busted a few ribs which are giving me fits right now but won't stop the contest from going forward - just going to mean little to no training is going to happen for me personally it appears. Two hand pinch rules Some of you may already be in the loop but there was a contest held not long ago where some very unethical things were done (at least in my opinion) - I want to make sure no weird stuff is going to be tolerated at Gripmas. There has never been a problem here and I want it to stay that way · The only acceptable thing to use on your hands is a regular chalk (either block or powder) I have inspected and approved in advance of the start of the comp and that may then be used by any/all competitors. There will be no such thing as a “personal chalk”. Anything used has to be on the platform next to my bucket of chalk and open to use by anyone. · You may “lightly” clean off the surface of the plates before gripping. If you want a “clean” surface – you may rotate the entire apparatus to a clean position. You may not apply any wetting agent at all to the plates or your hands – this is grounds for disqualification from the contest – PERIOD! I have to inspect any rag – brush etc that you touch the plates or your hands with. · You may wash your hands prior to the event or use wipes prior to the event – and by that I mean like ten minutes prior to the event – not 30 seconds. Any thing I deem as trying to take an unfair advantage will result in a disqualification – the Gripmas reputation is something I value rather highly. ·
  16. 2 points
    1 month before my 50th birthday. Yes it was touch n go. Yes I had neoprene knee sleeves on my elbows. I'm eligible for AARP in a month, so cut me some slack! 300 BP
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  19. 2 points
    Still busy with the paintjob although I am almost finished. It looks great, looking forward to working out in my 'new' space. During painting, some TNS work, up to my Ghp6 @ 125lbs. Really need to figure out handplacement and need to make it more convenient. No set training is one thing, but when the sweep is starting to get tough, I really need that thumbpad to keep the dogleg in space so there's some work that needs to be done. For now my short term goal is 5 reps no set with this Ghp6 which has a good working sweep. Normally I should have less problems with the no set of this gripper but with only two days rest in between after Friday this still was ok. Need to adjust to the new resistance. After warming up: Ghp6 No set 3 x 1, all closed; Vulcan level 15 (Gold spring, 5-5) CCS almost closed (no set got the best of me) Vulcan level 14 CCS 2 x 1.
  20. 2 points
    I missed a few updates. Pinch work, crusher, and vbar work continue. I put the Flask on the GripNBend loading pin I have, absolute magic. Having done most of training with the Euro, blockweights, plates, and other solid weights, the slop in the flask connection drove me crazy. The tight fit of the excellently machined GNB pin eliminates most of the slop and provides a very solid connection for pinch training. I threw the last games of the year yesterday. I haven't practiced as much as I would like and it showed. Everything was off but it was a good day in the sun with good people. I can only hope that next season will be "Thee Season" and train hard to make it so. Onward.
  21. 2 points
    Last Wednesday tried shoulderwork but my left shoulder is giving me problems. Didn't write down what I did further. Last Friday morning grippersession on the go, did two 142lbs IM#3 (lightly filed) CCS's which felt pretty good. Slowly going back to the 144 and then 149 and 150 (the RGC steps I have) After that BBE mms attempts, missed them slightly but CCS takes away my strength pretty quick. Now a week off from training (and work), started redoing my garage where my workout space also is situated. Painting etc this week and some fun things to do with the family. If I feel good tomorrow I will try starting the TNS training with the 2.5, otherwise I keep rest till somewhere next week. Have seen a good massage therapist for my lowerarms and he was amazed with how tight and thick everything felt in my arms and hands, so it could possibly be that there has been tissue adhesions building up that are holding me back in strength. He was surprised I didn't get much more inflammation problems throughout the years than I had.
  22. 1 point
    Way to go Eric! Kristy and I watched a ton of the live feeds over Fri-Sat-Sun. At one point, we clicked on the wrong video and for a split second I saw your name. I was like "I KNOW HIM!" But then after that we could not find your flight to watch. But I looked up your scores and saw that you did really well. I'm glad you posted the video because I couldn't find that either. Amazing that you took 2nd! Sounds like the competition was stacked. Also, side note, I would not have recognized you in a million years! Bearded and all. Looking strong! Congratulations on finishing on the podium!!!
  23. 1 point
  24. 1 point
    He's on a roll you guys! Here we go for MM3. Be ready for a 178-182 gripper. Somewhere in there.
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  26. 1 point
    2 parts again, for your listening pleasure. Anybody on here do thumbnails for YouTube videos? If so, hit me up.
  27. 1 point
  28. 1 point
    Fell behind in the log again. gotta log 3 workouts so I'll hit the highlights: Saturday 10/14/17 Met up with Anthony, Anton, Jose and Jose's brother for a training session in NYC. Went for a PR in the overhead press and Flask 2HP. Standing Overhead Press Today I wanted to test my max to see where I am at. I followed a max out rep scheme I found online. For my max attempt I went for 225 lbs since its been my goal for a while. Oh man. I missed but its hard to get any closer without actually finishing the rep. I was right there. Just had to lock my elbows a little but I couldn't. I didn't feel super stable so I was shaking too much and probably wasted too much energy. The guys mentioned how they thought I had it. Need to work on my lock out. Argh! Next time! Flask 2 Hand Pinch 190 lbs - 3 dominating singles with pauses at the top. Hell ya! We weighed it after on Anton's scale which is very accurate and it weighed 192.5 lbs. Really happy about that. I have more in the tank. Moving up another 5 lbs next time. 203 lbs will get me on the leader board. Pinch is coming back nicely. 175 lbs - 2 sets of doubles 160 lbs - 2 sets of triples 140 lbs - 3 singles with 10 second holds at the top - cut the volume a little because my thumbs and webbing are getting beat up. 4 Inch Pinch Block 1 Hand Pinch 57.5 lbs - 3 sets of doubles. Again cutting down the volume to save my hands. Monday 10/16/17 I took a personal day from work to supervise the last day of renovations on my kitchen. The work is finally done! Only took 2.5 years (Long Story)! Decided to do some levering and extensor work in the living room Sledge Lever to forehead 6 lb Sledge - 10 reps each arm. warm up 10 lb Sledge - 5 sets of 8x each arm. Rear Lever 6 lbs Sledge - 3 sets of 10x each arm Supination/pronation 6 lb sledge choked up - 3 sets of 10x each arm Strict Sledge Wrist Curls 12 lb Sledge - 3 sets of 10x each arm Strict Reverse Sledge Wrist Curls 6 lb Sledge - 3 sets of 10x each arm Extensors Blue + gold IM Band - 50x each hand Blue Band - 4 sets of 5x each hand Wednesday 10/18/17 Met up with a crazy stronger bench presser at my gym for brutal chest and tricep workout Bench Press 270 lbs - 6 sets of triples with 2 mins rest between. Not bad. I wanted 7 sets but you will see what happened below. 270 lbs - 2 clean reps and got stuck on the 3rd at lock out. My spotter need to put his finger tips on the bar. Didn't eat before the gym and I knew my energy was low. 270 lbs - 1 clean rep and 2 reps where the spotter put his finger tips on the bar. 245 lbs - 3x 250 lbs - 3x Incline Dumbbell Bench Press 95 lb DBs - 8x 100 lb DBs - 4x. tris are fried 95 lbs - 8x Close Grip Bench Press 225 lbs - 4x, 3x, 2x. Dam, I'm, feeling this Skull Crushers 90 lbs - 8x 110 lbs - 5x 120 lbs - 5x Various Press Downs with the triangle and rope We were moving fast. High rep sets with various weights. quick and explosive - It was motivating to be the weaker guy for a change. Sometimes you need a good butt kicking.
  29. 1 point
    Grippers are stupid. I foresee a Blob face lift in the near future.
  30. 1 point
    Thanks Anton!! I dreammmmm of the day I hit a bodyweight lift on this thing. Im not sure If ill lift the inch or bodyweight crusher first. I just need to keep pushing myself! Thanks champ!!
  31. 1 point
    My skin hurts just watching this Good job, dude!
  32. 1 point
    Congrats man. Big numbers.
  33. 1 point
    That is phenomenal! Congratulations!
  34. 1 point
    get it done. Maybe some time in the future we can set up a gripper training session.
  35. 1 point
    I use two 6pack sized coolers, set them on the floor and put a towel between them. The towel is crucial because drying the hands during transition minimizes thermal transfer between each container. I move my hands often and spend about a minute in each temperature, usually going for about 20 minutes total. I do this while watching some tv to pass the time. I found it very helpful with recovery especially as a climber trying to add in gripsport training.
  36. 1 point
    The width is the issues with the majority of 45's. That's why Kody got the 3- 20kg Ivanko's to get to a total width of 2.5 inches. Other 45's we where trying was in the 3.5" and larger.
  37. 1 point
    Congratulations man, that is an awesome lift! Any advice you can give on rep ranges or anything else?
  38. 1 point
    Sunday October 15, 2017 Gus came over to train this morning. Ran through king Kong events in order today. I was really feeling the fatigue from yesterday and pulled about 10% under my normal numbers. Ran my last cycle with the crusher: 2.5" crusher 125×1/1,2/2,3/1×3 Finished today with some 20s holds on my new extensor ring then a braced snap. 3/8×16 A36 in 7:35. I'm fairly certain that I had cold rolled last time I tried this. Made sure this time. Still lots of room for improvement. I'm still training to compete in King Kong though I'm not sure I can go yet.
  39. 1 point
    Great pull and achievement Dan. I can relate as went in low 170's 3 weeks ago on the 2.5" crusher - with similar hand size. Give us the 2" handle and you and I can do damage and then some:)
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  41. 1 point
    October 14, 2017 Before Supper D2B3 bench. Going to start watching my weekly volumes and intensities now that I’m getting acclimated again. I think pressing I’ll shoot for 75-100r at 70-85% average intensity (escalating throughout the winter), squat will be a similar intensity for 50-75r, and pulls in around 20-25r. Bench Press WU to 275 x 3 x 2r 235 x 3 x 6r SS CS Row 195 x 3 x 12r Facepulls x 3 x 15r
  42. 1 point
    Thanks for the input Chez. I'm familiar with your work, I've talked to you recently on YouTube in one of your videos! Do you see any value in using regular grippers in the manner I described? I could see the inverted gripper for pinky/ring being of some use at least, since it's the weaker of the fingers?
  43. 1 point
    October 13, 2017 Before Supper D1B3 squat. Got absorbed in video games yesterday and didn’t get my squatting done then. Anyways, did a look back through my log and surprised the hell out of myself; I haven’t even put 405 on my back since last December on the 27th. Dieting then Highland games deterred me from doing anything but rep work. Time to put 500+ back on there by Xmas. Squat WU to 405 x 3 345 x 3 x 4r Good enough.
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    BUMP. 2 days until this comp. If anyone from the GB will be in the area you're more than welcome to compete.
  46. 1 point
    I second this. Shitty angle cost me my mm1.
  47. 1 point
    You should ask your wife if she wants to learn how to film your gripper closes. It will make things much easier. Moving the camera is way easier than moving your hand, arm and your whole body when trying to close a goal gripper and get a good video of it.
  48. 1 point
    Measurements and material calculate out to 400 lbs. If it's not, it's dang close. Very awkward shape too. Never completely lifted it before today. Even took a few steps before tossing it on the rock pile of pain. Finally got it @David_wigren. I heart stone rash. Haha 400lb natural stone
  49. 1 point
    I've never really worked on my sumo. In fact, I can count on my fingers the number of times I've ever pulled sumo, so this was a real shock. Been having some right tfl/hip pain, so decided to wear my loose predator briefs. I can literally just slide them up, but they do give a little pop off the floor. They were just right 5 years ago at 25 lbs heavier. 500 sumo
  50. 1 point
    Got the whole travelpackage, tickets and reservations today, it's really gonna happen soon. SJ4 is around the corner. Going to reset the intensity and build it up, I have around 7 trainingsessions if all goes well and then it's vacation and rest till SJ4. Deficit trapbar deadlifts up to 150kg 3 x 3; Gripmachine/plateloader, medium intensity up to 50kg 3 x 3 single hand @25mm width; Exchanged the gripmachine with rear foot elevated split squats 3 x 10; Chin ups explosive up and very slow down 3 x 5; Pinch Flask in between the chin up sets, up till 3 x 30kg; Seated cable rows.
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