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  1. 26 points
    The most serious lift I’ve ever seen in a while. Giant diameter 100 lb plates. Chris Rice @climber511 featured these in a number of contest medleys. The only person to ever lift them has been Chad Woodall. Today Tanner lifted then twice. Unbelievable. So many amazing North American lifters have failed to lift these. A true feat of the year. Tanner followed up this by two hand pinching one of my anvils. On Eric’s scale it weighed 180.9 lb- 4” spread on the top with a sharp rim. Here is Tanner Inch replica plus anvil horn lift Here a thumbless inch lift plus anvil And finally one I been looking for an Inch plus 20 kg plate curl I’m weighing 221 & Tanner is at 208 today. Arnold Classic is only 6 weeks out.
  2. 23 points
    Rare feat by one of the Geezer Gang! Outstanding lift Steve!
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  5. 20 points
    Nearly doubled it! Next time
  6. 19 points
    1/15/20 I continued my streak to 37 years(5 different decades-start '84 until today 1/15/20)MIN. 315 paused BP and thrown in a crush of a sturdy COC#3 in case people thought I was just a Keypincher:) KLT forever love. BWT 224
  7. 19 points
    Also put up a total of 711lbs for #gripgames set up by Gripsport international on IG @gripsportig. Getting a measurement thingy soonish and I think I can put up quite decent amount more to my total after KK. Also hit 120lbs on IM Blockbuster sorry for being fat and shirtless 😂
  8. 19 points
    Jesse Pinnonen has made history and become the first person in the world to ever do the Double 2x25's plate pinch. As someone who was training for this, and even borrowed Chris Andrade's plates to do so, I want to take a moment to say BIG CONGRATS to Jesse on accomplishing this feat. You were more of a man than me, brother! I still can't get it right handed. Check this out - the video definitely derves more than +/- 90 views.
  9. 18 points
    I have been thinking about how to tell this story for years, and always end up putting it on the back-burner, due to its complexity and not wanting to face reality, that this journey is near-complete, and with it, the end of a huge chapter of my life. Getting into the final year, the time is now, I guess. Onward ... After my Red Nail certification in August, 2010, I was trying to think of something unique, in that I could do long-term, that no one else had ever done. From the beginning, when I started bending steel, I wanted to become one of the best all-around benders in the world and sustain this over (at the time) at least 5 years (which of course, turned out to be 10+ years). After my Red cert, I decided to undertake a personal challenge: to bend an Ironmind Red Nail, under official cert. conditions, every 7-10 days, for as long as I could sustain it. I do not have my old log from Benders Battlefield in its entirely, but kept notes from the first few years. Years 1-3 were typically done once per-week. I did a bunch of other bends (cut-Reds for certs etc.) that I did not include as part of this challenge in the overall count. Also, there were a lot of days that I bent 2-3 Reds in the same session. These were not included; just the Red bend for that week. The first few years were easy, in retrospect, especially as I compare those years to the past few years' attempts. During those first few years, Reds were usually the easiest of 2-3 "challenge bars" I would do during weekly sessions. It wasn't until I hit 40 years old around 2014 that things started to hurt more and these weekly/bi-weekly sessions became much more challenging. There were several instances where I thought about stopping, but kept going. When I hit 5 years, I told myself that I would keep doing this as long as I was physically able, and set my sights on 10 years. I have told a few people over the years about the 10 year Red challenge, but never officially posted or wrote about it in detail until now. As I type this, I am at 9 years of bending a Ironmind Red Nail every 1-2 weeks, nonstop. This was through a lot of challenges, aside from the obvious. A few of the major things I encountered that almost derailed things were: Birth of my first son, where I stayed in the hospital for multiple days, with little sleep and no one really making it easy to bend in the hospital (had to hide everything). When I made the actual attempt, it was on a few hours of sleep, just a few seconds before the nurse came into the room. She definitely would not have been happy if she walked in when I was bending the Red at this time. PRK eye surgery - I planned my bends around my surgery date, to give myself about 12 days after the surgery to bend the Red. Kidney stone surgery (invasive) - This one was tough. They told me I could resume light training after 4-5 days, and then "normal" activities after 10 days. I just figured bending was not "normal" so didn't bother even trying to explain to the doctor. Multiple injuries - After turning 40, things started to break down a lot more frequently. I haven't really changed too much in training, but aches and pains have been nonstop for the past 5 years; especially the past 1-2 years. KTA/RRBT - I did both of these programs multiple times and had great As gains with grippers. My hands were destroyed for the better part of a year, which really made bending tough, but did not stop it. As I worked through week-after-week, and month-after-month of bends, I began thinking about the gravity of this endeavor; mainly, that if I would stop, it would be over for good. It took me over a year of dedicated training to cert. the Red back when I was in my mid-30s, in much better shape and condition. After 40, I was fully aware of some of my newfound limitations, and the reality, if I would stop bending Reds, it would likely be over for good. And I wasn't willing to give this up just yet. Bending, and by extension the Red Nail, were so intertwined into my personality, identity, and weekly routine, that I have been fighting to keep this going as long as possible. At 9 years, the end is in sight. And that is partly why I am writing this now. This is probably a little too much rambling, and I might go back and fine-tune it a little later on, but I know the last year is going to be a challenge and I am hoping to use the board as a platform for accountability, and more importantly, motivation. As such, I will post updates here in this thread over the next year, and hopefully, wrap it up after 10 years of continuous, bi-weekly Red Nail bends. In the picture below are most of the Reds during this streak. I counted 292 Red Nails. As mentioned above, this does not include all of the nails, including some of the shorter (5.5") Reds and the official cert. nail, which are in the "big bend" box. It kinda makes me sad typing this up, as I know that this cannot go on forever. It;s been such a huge part of my life for so long, that I cannot remember when I wasn't bending. And wasn't waiting for the weekly/bi-weekly Red Nail bend to keep it going.
  10. 18 points
    After a year of training, with an 8 month gap in the middle that I took off, I finally closed my light COC #3 MMS. It’s rated at 143 by CPW
  11. 18 points
    Plate pinching two 45’s while doing one arm rows and bent over rows
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  13. 18 points
    Today I had the best condition in my life and I was able to closed COC4(RGC204) and GHP9(RGC206) at the same day and still plenty of energy after closing both grippers. Trilboite 2.5" 180 lb lifting was just a finish work out after gripper work out. Nothing serious. I am just terrible at pinch grip. I need to do more practice with flask.
  14. 18 points
    Full score breakdown from this weekends event.
  15. 18 points
    Got in my new FBBC Saxon yesterday. As always, I couldn’t be happier with fabrication and quality.
  16. 17 points
    This past weekend, I took a road trip with Tim Butler to Morgantown, West Virginia to participate in the "Hillbilly Hand Wars" Arm Lifting competition, promoted by Sarah Jacobin Ott. I had never been in that state before, except for a few minutes in December when we crossed the corner of it on our way to Crooksville, Ohio for the Last Gripmas. But, I didn't have my son that weekend, Tim is good company, it was within driving distance (um, barely), Mike Saffell was kind enough to bring his Saxon bar so folks would be able to get a Saxon number on the leaderboard for purposes of trying to qualify for Worlds, and most importantly, it was called HILLBILLY HAND WARS! I mean, with a name like that, how could a geeky lil New York paesan lawyer not fit in? But, most likely primarily owing to the fact that I scrupulously avoided talking politics, I think I did. As is usually the case when I attend an arm lifting event instead of a grip sport one, I had to make weight if I wanted my ideal weight class: I am always pretty easily in the 83kg (under 183 pounds) weight class for grip sports, sometimes close and sometimes well within, never over 182 pounds though. But Arm lifting has an 80kg and a 90kg class, which means that for 80kg, I needed to be under 176.3 pounds. That is not unfamiliar territory, but I have to pay attention to be that weight lately, and I was 180 a week before and 177.5 (with light clothing) the morning before. So I did the whole no water for a day, just a couple of bites of protein thing, and I made weight at 175.2 with light clothes. I probably could have eaten and drank more water, but I made up for it with a huge McDonald's breakfast, coffee, orange juice, and water all day. (And maybe a few swigs of Tim's 130 proof Jack Daniels black.) MAS wrestling was first, and I did not participate because I could see immediately from what it looked like that I would be injured if I even watched it. Just google it, you will see. That's for young people who are fit all over and also don't mind getting injured anyway. I had signed up just for kicks but when I saw what it looked like I backed out. Tim backed out also (even though he is a young fit guy who doesn't mind risking injury). During that event, they ran a crushed to dust certification elsewhere in the large open floor plan cross fit gym. So I hung out and watched this ox Eli destroy the rolling thunder and of course close the 2 and hub 45 because if you can do 200 rolling thunder, you can do those. I thought, damn, that stupid challenge, why not just make the hub and gripper part harder so it seems like it isn't just the rolling thunder challenge, or make the rolling thunder easier so it is just an easier challenge (even Mike Saffell, who is better at thick bar than at grippers and hub, made the gripper and the hub but missed the rolling thunder - correct me if I am wrong Mike). So anyway, some poor fool whose name I didn't get (and who was very nice) was warming up with his own rolling thunder. He happened to have my comp PR (and personal PR) loaded on it, just about exactly: 167. So I asked hey man, let me try a pull? And up it went. Kinda weirdly easy, like, is this a rolling thunder? So he says yeah, just got it, I'm warming up for crushed to dust. So he adds 25 and makes it 192. And I try ... GOOD LIFT! Um, huh? WTF? I can't do 192 on a rolling thunder! So deceived into wanting to believe something so much that I act against my better judgment, I signed up to try the crushed to dust also. You get three minutes. I picked up the 2 and Sarah said, "Just when you set it I have to put the credit card in ..." "No, Sarah, that's OK, I won't be setting this." Closed. Hub, no prob, it's just 45. Then ... well, unfortunately for me and for the unnamed nice clueless dude who was about to fail crushed to dust right after me, Sarah had just gotten her rolling thunder too ... but FROM IRON MIND, not from eBAY like he must have. Because, of course, No. Air. At. All. Not on 200, and on that handle, wouldn't have on 192 either. So after I missed that a couple times, and Sarah said you still have a minute you can try once more (no thanks, I don't need to pull myself closer to the floor again), I just no set the 2 for a couple reps in each hand and hubbed the 45 up to my neck and said to the video that would not need to be sent to Ironmind because there was no lift to judge, "Ironmind sucks." I think all such videos SHOULD actually be sent to Ironmind, but whatevs. It was fun to try. Silver bullet was the first arm lifting event, and that was a little bit of a let down to get 2 seconds on a COC 3.5. It's a weird feeling when you do a feat that people think is pretty good and you know it is far from your best, and so you kind of have to be gracious but you really just wanna scream. I mean, a lot of the folks at this comp were not gripsters, and were fiddling around like "Oh, should I use the 1 or the 1.5 for the silver bullet?" And that was just the guys! I think one of the gals actually used the Sport! So when I got 2 seconds on the 3.5, some of the peeps were like whoa, that's awesome man. But I'm a gripper guy now (I think that is fair to say, having been in it for a coupla years now and grippers probably being my best event within grip sports), and I was really disappointed because that was the opener for the comp. Warming up I had closed their unrated 3 MMS and felt like I could hold the 3.5 with the SB over 10 seconds, because I have done 12 seconds all three previous times I SB'd a 3.5 in comp. But, I got kind of a bad set, and maybe had done too much rolling thunder (yes Chez, I know, I KNOW, I should not have done that!) -- and I just plain dropped it at 2 secs. Tim had a similar but slightly less disappointing experience, since his "failure" was to get "only" 1 second on a COC 4. But like me, he had done better recently, and had felt good warming up. Redemption for me was not far away: for DOH axle, I was hemming and hawing about my opening weight, which I told Sarah would be either 273 or 283 pounds. She persuaded me to play it safe and start with 273, just to get on the board. But, this comp gave lifters only 3 attempts. So I went back to her and said, "No, bee otch, I am starting at 200 KILOS!" No, I didn't say that, of course. I went back and said, you know what, I'm gonna start at 283. My reasoning was: I have done 280 in comp a couple times, I got air on 305 at a comp in June but missed it, and I've done 303 at home. 283 should go up, and then I'd have two more shots to improve my score and maybe get my personal PR as a comp PR. It worked. I got 293 and then 303, and held it for like 8 minutes, or maybe 3 seconds, while Sarah just kind of looked and then said, oh yeah OK, you can if you wish perhaps maybe now put it down. Well, it felt like that. Jason Dingey (he and his wife are just about the nicest folks you will ever meet!) was kind enough to video it for me. It was really cool of him to even think to offer, as a number like 300 ish on the axle should not make his antenna go up as being a big deal -- he can warm up with more, and probably does 400 for breakfast. Unfortunately for my travel buddy Tim's axle plans, he had a very poorly timed twitch or tinge in his left hand that messed with his axle opener and caused him to miss it, and bothered him for the rest of the comp, so he zeroes and lost his shot at his weight class, which he otherwise probably would have won. Then we moved to rolling thunder, which was of course not on the nice clueless guy's chalkful or somehow otherwise not so rolling thunder, but the new hard one. So, I opened on 156, figuring I'd have a good shot at 166 which was very close to my PR, and if I made it I could go for 176 (all 10 pound jumps were required). I made 156, but not as easily as hoped, and I got 166 up to lockout but lost it before she called down (Sarah was very, very tough on down calls, as many were saying all night - but on this one I think she got it right anyway). So no PR there, but in my usual range and not upsetting at all. Next was supposed to be hub, but it was getting real late and Sarah took a vote - almost no one wanted to do hub, so she removed it from the contest and just let the few who wanted to do it take one attempt for leaderboards purposes. Maybe I should have done that, but it had to be a multiple of 10, and I had no idea what number to try on a brand new hub (other than that 45 had been easy, but every pound on a hub is noticeable), so I let it go. Lastly, Sarah let those of us who wanted a Saxon bar number for leaderboards take one pull on the Saxon bar that Mike Saffell was kind enough to bring with him. The only problem here was that Sarah decided to make it strategic (and in fairness, she had done this with the hub also): only one lift. I had come all the way from New York mainly for this one lift, that wasn't even formally part of the contest: I needed a Saxon pull before year's end because one of my bucket list items is to be invited to the World comp in St. Petersburg Russia for my weight class (80kg). Until yesterday, I was in 5th place in my class on the Arm Lifting leaderboards, and only the top three are invited. But the ranking is computed on the basis of FOUR events: Silver Bullet, DOH Axle, Rolling Thunder, and 3 inch Saxon Bar. I was 5th, but that was with a ZERO averaged in for Saxon Bar, since I had never done the 3 inch. So ANYTHING I would pull on this would help immensely more than a zero. But of course, having only one chance is not quite competitively equal to those who were able to do it in a rising bar or 3 or 4 attempt comp. So I had to choose carefully. And not much time to warm up. And I had just done a whole comp for chrissakes. So I did a couple of light lifts and then got 156 with some difficulty. I had done 175 on this implement at Anton's in Queens, but it was of course a different implement and a different day etc. etc. I was afraid I might have peaked, and if I missed 156 trying it again, I'd still have a zero. So I did 146. And I think that might have been a mistake, because I think the 156 had lit me up and I might even have made 166. The 146 went up very easily and it was easy to just hold it for 10 seconds and put it down gingerly, which is something I often do when it is the last item and won't hurt the rest of my comp. Also sometimes when it will but I just feel like a hold. Because, sometimes you feel like a hold, sometimes you don't. I won my weight class (which consisted of two, the other person not being a gripster, so not really competitive), and I won the Masters 2 category because, well, I was the only one over 50 so that was easy. Jason Dingey obviously won the Masters 1 category (40-50), and beat me on every event. So I reiterate my relief that at 50 I am still allowed to be in my weight class, as my odds of beating spring chickens my own size, while rarely a sure thing, still seem better bet than my odds of beating the Jason Dingeys and Mike Rinderles of the world (no Mike was not at this comp, but he's a year ahead of me and an inspiration). Sarah made these awesome Hillbilly Hand Wars goblets for the winners, so that was cool. We all also got a nice tee as part of the comp fee, which was awesome. There were a few glitchy things about the comp - it was originally going to be rising bar but was changed upon arrival to three attempts, it required jumps of 10 pounds from initial numbers chosen arbitrarily, one event was cancelled, and it ran very late. And the Saxon qualifier seemed a little arbitrarily strategized. But, the promoter - Sarah - was EXTREMELY careful to be consistent, congenial, and concerned with everyone's involvement and the time. The decisions she made were based on trying to make the comp more efficient and dealing with having scheduled a lot to do in a short time. She meant well, worked hard, and respected everyone. I can deal with the things I disagreed with because of her professionalism and decency. Overall, I think Sarah did an amazing job and it was a pleasure to have my first visit to (and not just through) West Virginia be to attend her comp. I'd go again, and I would recommend that others do as well. I think she is gaining experience as a promoter and learning from the things that didn't go so well, and becoming better at making things go well. And she is attentive to detail and fairness. I will be looking for chances to attend her comps again. Thanks to everyone, as usual, for participating in this awesome niche sport.
  17. 17 points
    What a fantastic contest. The level of planning, work and attention to detail that Andrew and his team put into this event was very evident. It ran like clockwork. It is the only contest I've ever been to that it went quicker than planned. I did about where I expected and deserved. I haven't seen the final offical standings, but I believe I came in 9th or 10th out of 12 or 13 competitors. Given the murderers row that competed, I will take it. Day 1 Grippers: 140. Don't train em. Got what I deserved and expected. I think Aaron won this with 180. Hammers: Got the opener at 20 lbs. Just couldn't quite get 22.5. Extremely tough event. 3 people in the Legends class couldn't get the opener. For fairness sake they were allowed to try a lower weight the following morning. Luke and Jedd tied for first with 27.5. Day 2 Andrew's Axle: Got 135 kg pretty easy. Got 140 to lockout, but my hands were off center and it started slipping out of my right hand right at the top. Judges made the correct call that it was not a good lift. Had time and tried again, but 308 lbs is right at my max on this, and I just didn't have the horsepower to get it. I believe Andrew tied Eric for the win with Jedd right behind them. 2 x 5 Saxon bar: Got 105kg. Second time I've touched a Saxon bar. 2" is a little thin for me, so I was really happy with this. Jedd won with a huge world record of 135kg (297 lbs). Anvil: 90 kg. Had only touched this implement once before. Definitely different than other vertical bars. Really enjoyed the difference. In training with Jedd I got 231 lbs on his, but could only manage 90 kg on this one. Lack of training and the fact that the old man was running out of steam meant I just wasn't strong enough to go higher. Luke and Thomas had an epic battle. Luke would set a new world record and Thomas would match him. Rinse. Repeat. Luke finally won with a huge world record of 125 kg. Inch dumbbell medley. Did the 125 # and 150 # Inches and stopped there. I've never gotten a full lift with the Inch and I certainly wasn't going to get one in event 6 of the contest, so I didn't even bother. Jedd won this event by lifting the 200 # Inch faster than anyone else. Flew through the medley. I think it was well under 30 seconds to lift the 125, 150, 172, 180, and 200. Andrew got the 200 but he was slower than Jedd. Blob medley: I was really happy with my performance. Got through the blob 50 pretty easy. Just ran out of steam by the time I got to the half 120 legacy (beelzeblob). Just couldn't quite get it to the 24" table. After a couple other competitors went, I walked over and lifted it. Jedd smoked the field on this one. All the way through blobzilla in about 20 seconds. Thomas came in second and also got zilla but slower. Great seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I would definitely do this contest again. Porkchop won the Open Division and Hilda won the womens. Feats: When I got into town Thursday night I got a lot of air with the 172# Sahlaney Inch about 6 times at Paul Knights without much warmup. He lent me this bell so stay tuned. After the contest, I was able to pinch three 25s for the first time. Those and getting Beelzeblob after the contest made me very happy.
  18. 16 points
    Cheers to all steelbenders out there! In this thread I represent you a new steel bending cert. With permission of the Gripboard Admins, a lot of work in the last months and with the support of @camz @Truman and @Tommy J. here is finally a new cert for everyone. From beginner to an elite athlete. It´s a 100% non Profit project. The bolts and the pads you can get for only the self costs. No profit! BUT there is a Prize Money for the two hardest bolts which you can earn after a succesfull cert We have six different bolts where every single one has the same measurements: 8mm x 180mm (~ 5/16" x 7") Listing from easy to hard: 4.8 - A4 - A2 - 8.8 - 10.9 - 12.9 To guarantee the high quality and the comparability every single bolt of each class is from one and the same producer. For more details and everything about the cert and the rules please visit the new Website: https://www.horrido-bending.com/ If you have any questions about this you can contact me here or via the Website. It would be a pleasure to have you been involved in this Project. This thread is for further news, to show you succesfull certs, FAQ and everything else around the project. Love Steel Bending, Jan
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    Living Legends was an amazing experience. I wasn’t able to attend the first Living Legends contest in 2016, but I’m very glad I didn’t miss this one. The amount of effort Andrew Pantke and his team put into organizing and running this event did not go unnoticed and it made for a fantastic contest. I liked everything about it. Coming into this contest, my confidence was not very high. I hadn’t been training as much as usual over the past couple of months, and my last few training sessions were horrible. But to my surprise, my performance in the contest did not suffer. I think the adrenaline I get during a contest brings out the best in me. The contest started off late Friday afternoon with the 20 mm block set grippers event. I didn’t hit a PR, but I did close the 155-lb gripper, which tied my best result on this particular set of grippers (the official GSI set). I was happy, because my ring finger had been bothering me for a few weeks, and I thought my crushing strength would be affected. The two guys who impressed me the most in this event were Aaron Corcorran with his monster close of 180, and Thomas Larsen because of the way he closed each gripper seemingly with minimal effort. Next up was the double slim lever event. I was really interested in seeing how this event would play out, because it was new. In training, I had done a lot of single sledge slim levering, but very little training with two sledges. The event proved to be surprisingly difficult. I was successful with 22.5 lbs, but that’s as far as I got. I expected Luke and Jedd to be good at this event, based on the slim lever videos I had seen from them in the past. I was right – they had the best results (27.5 lbs). The contest continued Saturday morning. First up was the 2 3/8” axle event. I usually do well with axles, but I didn’t know where I’d end up given my recent training results. But the bar felt good and I ended up lifting 374 lbs – good enough to tie Andrew Durniat. He came closer than me to getting 385 locked out, though. I don’t know what happened in the 2” saxon bar event, but somehow I was able to lift a lot of weight with it. I own a saxon bar like the one used in the contest, but I haven’t been able to get it seasoned much. Consequently, the most I had ever lifted on it in training was just a bit more than 220 lbs. The saxon bar used at Living Legends felt much grippier to me, and to my surprise, I was able to lift 275 lbs with it! I didn’t understand what was going on. The only person to lift more was Jedd, who lifted a massive 297! Next was the anvil event. Though I have a few anvils at home, this was my first time trying this particular device. It seemed that each time I went up to the platform, I grabbed it a different way. I couldn’t quite determine what was working best for me. Sometimes the weight came off the ground easily, with other times it was hard (regardless of the weight that was loaded). 209 came up quickly, but 220 stopped me dead in my tracks. It was awesome to watch Thomas and Luke go back and forth, as they are the two best in the world with this device. By the time we got to the Inch medley, my confidence was back. I was thinking I might event be able to lift the 200 Inch bell, considering I was able to lift Luke’s 207 bell nearly completely at the North American Championships in June. But it was not to be. I was successful with the 180, but the 200 was just too heavy for me on this day. Jedd really impressed by lifting the 200 with ease, faster than Andrew D. The last event was my worst: the Blob medley. I’ve lifted the Blob 50 on several occasions, but I cannot lift it consistently. But it didn’t really matter – I didn’t even get to attempt it. After a bit of struggle with the half-90, I couldn’t do much with the half-110. Jedd and Thomas were able to lift all of the blobs, with several seconds to spare. I didn’t know where this left me in terms of overall scoring. I knew I was in 4th place for much of the contest, but I was wondering how far I had dropped after the Blob event. It turned that I had done just enough to secure my 4th place ranking. I was very pleased with this result. But Jedd’s overall performance stood out over all others. He won or tied for first in four of the seven events! If you couldn’t make it out to Living Legends this year, be sure you don’t miss the next one!
  22. 16 points
    Just had to get my DL comfortably above 500 again I guess.
  23. 15 points
    The only man to lift this bell one handed from floor to lock out. He previously lifted it a few months back but this today was a far superior rep.
  24. 15 points
    Hi, everybody. My name is David, I'm 22 years old. I've been armwrestling for about 7 years, was on the junior national team. Last year I moved to strongman where began to show serious results in average weight category. Grip has been my hobby for all these years, because of this I registered on this forum to close MM9-10. On the way to this I will share with you my results From interesting this summer I was certified certified for Coc 3 and 3.5, won the Strongman World Championship in the weight category 110kg, pulled 210kg Apollon Axle
  25. 15 points
    He crushed it! Both left and right. Congrats!
  26. 15 points
    Hi guys As you guys are awake or not. @LAINE SNOOK competed in KK 2019 here in Dubai. He broke the FBBC crusher WR with the insane amount of 117.5 KG. He didn't do two events because he wanted that thumb strength for a Millennium (MDB) world record in reps. He did that too. Had more in him but he had a very bad back. There are more than 10 witnesses there including our own @Lucasraymond. Here it is: Two nights later, he repped the Millennium trainer dumbbell for 15 reps and stopped because of his back. I also attempted the break the Guinness world record in steel bending which I was successful. I thank everyone who was there to see and judge. Here it is: And here we see the world strongest man Hafthor Bjornsson impressed by Laine's grip. Only two people that I am aware off made Hafthor blush, Laine and Razaq LOL. More videos in my channel and more will be uploaded when I return Dubai next week. Enjoy guys! Edit: Full video of Dubai's 2019 King Kong grip challenge will be available next week in the MENA grip YouTube page.
  27. 15 points
    No Warren Tetting, no Iron Man Grippers. No Iron Man Grippers, no IronMind Grippers. No well-made nutcracker-style grippers, no Gripboard. No Gripboard, no grip hobby, no gripsport, none of the relationships that exist on this forum, from contests, get togethers, etc. The Reality is that We Owe Him Everything. Peace to you Mr. Tetting.
  28. 15 points
    This was one of those days where the LBH felt like it was glued to my hand. I hope to add at least 10 lbs. by K.K.
  29. 14 points
    It's been a good couple of weeks and I have been able to check off couple of feats of my bucket list. Sorry for blowing my own trumpet, but right now everything is going in to the right direction. Air Transfer with an Inch https://youtu.be/ocSYPyJP8yg Lapped and "incline" pressed two Thomas Inch Dumbbells. Not something I'd call an incline, but the lapping part is the hard one. https://youtu.be/h2Gdy6iWt_A Lifted my Half 60kg York Blob + Thomas Inch at the same time https://youtu.be/Wmi0IKs0FEg Lifted our "Shiny" without tilting which is 92.5kg/204lbs Dumbbell with and 60.5mm/2 3/8 handle https://youtu.be/I5V14zR-pfw Also I was randomly drug tested at my home yesterday. Couldn't have happened any better time as I'm at the peak of my strength. Oh well even getting suprise tested at the peak strength won't be enough for some peopme. I've cleaned the Inch couple of times but never pressed it so that's something I'll do soon. Clean from last year below I'll have 3 weeks or so before I start my prep for King Kong, and I'll do my best to lift my 145lbs (72.3lbs) Half York Blob before the prep.
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    After seeing the @Too Tall do 40 reps with his Blob 50 in a little over 3min, I decided I wanted to try to do 100 lifts on my Blob 50 in less than 10min. I succeeded in getting 104 reps (extras in case I miscounted) in 8:33. I also got a pretty bad flapper on my left thumb in the last set. I would love to see some other folks give this a try.
  32. 14 points
    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.
  33. 14 points
    After a longer period, where I had my focus on bending, I picked up grip training again a little bit more serious a couple of months ago. Here are some combination lifts with Inch DBs I performed last weekend and on a little meeting with Simon Mahalsky, Gabriel Sum and Daniel Kröhl back in September. Lifts performed: Open Garage (16.11.2019) Double Lift: Holle Inch78 & HeavyGripTools Inch80 Double Lift: HeavyGripTools Inch80 & HeavyGripTools Blob20k Double Lift: Holle Inch78 & York Legacy Half45kg Blob Double Lift: GladiatorPower Inch76 & GladiatorPower Blob20k Double Lift: Holle Inch78 & York 20kg Shallow Hub lift Heben im Süden (28.09.2019): Double Feat: Holle Inch78 & IronMind Captain-of-Crush #3 TNS Double Lift: Holle Inch78 & Hampton 20kg Hub lift
  34. 14 points
    35 lb plate from one hand hang- can you do this? I believe a curl from a hang is a higher level of strict from the shoulders on the wall test edit: body weight 209 lb
  35. 14 points
    Together with some others the best bend from him. Only a few will understand. Unbelievable power. Hats off!
  36. 14 points
    bells used are Tanner Merkle’s inch replica and Eric Milfeld’s replica
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  38. 14 points
    14 September 2019, Los Vegas Convention Center. 2019 was the first year a grip contest in any format was ran at the Olympia. I predict after this weekend it grow from here. What a fantastic success! I flew in to Vegas from DFW Friday night at 11:30 pm, arrived at 12:15 am Saturday morning. I got in to my hotel room about 1:30 am. At 8:30 am I made my way to the convention center. Wrist band pickup was smooth, the staff let in a group of lifters to the center early. I weighed in at 8:40 am at 98kg and went off to hunt for something to eat. For the event we had 4 ladies, 6 men in 83 kg class, 6 men in 110kg class, 5 in 110kg+. We opened the event with silver bullet. I used a #4 for 5.78 seconds result. I was perfectly content with that result starting off. My training for the contest was focused on a 5 second hold and being able to recover a miss load with a 4. Steven Anderson ran away with 1st place with a 18.35 #4 hold- pr for him and one of the best results we have seen in 2019 for a contest. Steve Millard had a 6.53 second #4 hold for 2nd place and a contest pr for him. I was in 3rd. Riccardo Magni held #4 for 5.35 seconds a contest PR and #4 position. Rolling thunder was second event. The expo was taking off and we had great crowds as the event unfolded. I lifted 100 kg and missed my lockout at 103kg for 2nd. Tom lifted 103kg for 1st place and missed at 106kg. Steve M took 3rd with a PR 97.5 kg lift, Riccardo 4th with 93.5 kg and John O’Connor at 5th with 90.5 kg. I was pleased with that lift as my RT training has been shifty the last 9 weeks. The last week before the meet I was struggling with consistent reps at 95kg with my competition handle. We took a break for awards and lunch then set up double overhand axle. Axle as a third event definitely feels different than 1 or 2. I lifted 180 kg and missed 185kg. Tom lifted 180kg and missed at 187 kg attempt. I took 1st being the lighter lifter. Riccardo took 3rd with 170kg, Steve M 4th with 165kg and Tom Filus 155kg for 5th. I was predicting a 190-195kg lift but this laceration on my right hand was giving me just enough problems to shut that down. 3” Saxon bar pinch was 4th event. This for me would be my chance for a PR lift and a struggle to overcome Steve M’s tremendous Saxon ability. I lifted 112.5 kg and missed 115kg. Steve took 1st with 112.5kg being lighter lifter then I at 2nd. Tom took 3rd with 100 kg, Riccardo 4th with a Pr 97.5 kg and John O with 5th at 97.5kg. Final 5 was Me at 394.4 points, Steve M with 386 points, and Tom with 374 points, Riccardo with 368 points and Steven A with 345 points. Full score sheet is posted on www.ArmliftingUSA.com under contest results. I have lifted at 3 expos this year- the Olympia was the best run of the 3. The venue was fantastic, the expo was well executed. The whole experience was a major thumbs up. There wasn’t one thing I would want to see changed. I predict it will be substantially larger with each year and I look forward to returning next year.
  39. 13 points
    I like to do a birthday challenge each year. This year, I thought I would braced bend 42 Golds for my 42nd birthday. I ordered 60 for today, in case I felt good and could do more. Leading up to today, I bent 5, then 10 next training session, then 15, then 22 last week. My hands tore bad on 22, which was great for today because they healed with real tough callouses in the right places. I thought 42 would be my limit today. I woke up at 5 am and could not get back to sleep and just felt very energized and focused. I bent this morning as it is a high of 89 degrees today. I felt strong and got in a fast, smooth rhythm doing 49 in one hour and 60 in 1 hour and 22 minutes. Very happy with this feat. My body is wiped out now. I think my adrenaline was pumping the whole time and just depleted my body. Time to rest. Thanks for checking out this feat. Don Cummings
  40. 13 points
    And he doesn't spend all his time telling everyone how good he is or about some gimmick obscure world record he holds. He just stays humble, and trains.
  41. 13 points
    Came down to Texas this weekend to hangout and just try to PR on some of my current lifts. The comp was well ran like always. We did silver bullet first event. Of course in @Boulderbrew Tanner Merkle fashion he put up a big 30 sec hold on the #4. I then went and put up a big PR for myself with 22sec on the #4. next event was the rolling thunder this and axle are both events that i need to get significantly better at. For me patience and consistency are my enemies! But I registered 183 on rolling thunder and 340 on axle which are both good numbers to start the year. Adam and Tanner of course put up huge numbers. Not sure on exacts but results should be out soon. last was saxon bar this was an event i was getting better at in training and just wanted to put a number up that was just as good as my last comp. I believe i did around 209 which i was happy with. Again adam and tanner blow it away like always! afterwards we messed around with some other implements i never have used before which is always fun. Then went back to adams for the real fun. Had some fun trying all sorts of bending and new grippers. watched adam and tanner both do a double inch farmers walk for a significant distance. Very impressive. Overall it was a fun weekend glad i was able to come down and hangout and soak up all the knowledge as always!!
  42. 13 points
    Mine is easy. No video, but it’s on Armlifting USA’s website under results, June 30, 2013. IronMind Hub, 4th event of the 5 event competition. I was, to my knowledge, the last person to beat Mike Burke in any Grip event in a contest. Three of us successfully pulled 64 on an unseasoned hub. Alexey and Mike both failed at 69 lbs. I successfully high pulled it. Some Russian woman, who was with some sort of Russian press to do a story on Alexey, who was making his American debut, said to me in an Ivan Drago-like accent and cadence: “You are hero”. 😎 Definitely the Al Bundy Sports Moment of my life. 😋
  43. 13 points
    So, a month or so ago, I endeavored to build a rig to rate steel. In the process I built a version of the 2.0 rig that used a winch and a crane scale attached to two fixed points on a squat rack to rate steel, but after trying to rate a few bars I decided something had to be changed. With that system, after bending a bar to the requisite 30 degrees, the strain (stretch or deformation) of the bar caused the rating to drop precipitously as soon as I stopped cranking on the winch, making it very difficult for me to maintain consistent ratings. So, I had to figure out a way to eliminate the factor of the strain. This brought me back to the original rating method of using weight on a barbell. Since the weight is hanging, it doesn't matter if the bar stretches a little bit. The weight below (and force exerted by that weight) stays the same. So the question was, how can I use a hanging weight with the crane scale and still have some adjustability without shuffling a bunch of plates around? Answer: Leverage. By using a beam attached to a pivot, I can use a small amount of weight on the end of the beam to create a very large amount of downward force closer to the pivot, and if I make it adjustable, I don't have to vary the weight at all. Also, this allows me to still use a crane scale, which means I don't have to worry about doing any math with the beam or weight, just watch the crane scale. To make it adjustable, I used a piece of unistrut with a special unistrut trolley with a nut welded to it so it can be driven back and forth in the channel using a drill or wrench. I can hang whatever weight I need from the trolley and start rating. So, here are some averages that I came up with on 7" stock (I didn't rate any 6") after doing some rating: CRS: Red Nail - 437 5/16" Batch #1 - 445 5/16" Batch #2 - 485 5/16" Batch #3 - 505 5/16" Batch #4 - 540 Bolts: 5/16" G2 (307A LB Head) - 390 Nails: 70d Big Head (McMaster) - 410 70d Small Head (McMaster) - 430 O1 Drill Rod: 0.25 (McMaster) - 300 0.281 (Speedy Metals) - 310 0.281 (McMaster) - 410 0.290 (McMaster) - 400 0.295 (Speedy Metals) - 430 0.295 (McMaster) - 465 And here's a video of the Krahling 3.0 rig: @Stanley sallee @wobbler
  44. 13 points
    1.5” wraps Still got some horse power. Pretty far out from being able to bend these in IMP’s again. Y’all are giving me the bending bug. I may give it another run. Maybe... i think this is my first time doing any kind of voice over on a vid. Not sure how I feel about it yet.
  45. 13 points
    Oh my gosh, you guys are the best. Thank you so much. Everyone at Jedd's location was so supportive and welcoming. Was definitely worth the long drive to get out there!
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    Both of these are all time PRs for me. Been stuck in the 360s DO for years, so that was nice. Wanted to do the 550 completely thumbless, but I'm so inflexible, I couldn't get my left hand rotated enough. So I just let my left thumb sit on there without squeezing it.
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  49. 12 points
    Vincent Rivellese from New York is a relative new comer to grip training. Vincent has enjoyed challenging himself and the process of setting new athletic goals at 50 years young, proving you're never too old to start grippin'. Congrats Vincent! https://youtu.be/JrV6jGUnJAI If you want to participate in the GHP Gripper Challenge visit our page at http://www.gillinghamhp.com/challenge
  50. 12 points
    Thanks guys! I am cautiously optimistic and honored to be making the attempt, because (1) it is the first standardized cert I will have tried (MM0 being somewhat variable); (2) I am relatively new to the sport, although no longer a newbie so I appreciate that this is a cool cert to even have a chance at, and grateful to be trying it; and (3) this was the year I turned 50 and that Mr. Tetting passed, and certing on one of his grippers at this time would be extra meaningful. So I will give it my all.
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