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Bearcat 74

I hope the judges pass the video, I will rest some as my hands are pretty puffy and dead feeling and then I will train for a couple more weeks. I will get a break then for spring practice with my football team and then back to it. I don't know if I would have enough time to work towards the MM7 or not, I bet it's a real bear, because summer time is not real good for me and gripper training.

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Wannagrip

DVD is here. Processed for the judges....

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Wannagrip

3 whites. All I can say is WOW. This makes Heath the 4th man in the world to close this gripper!

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Mitch1109

3 whites. All I can say is WOW. This makes Heath the 4th man in the world to close this gripper!

Fantastic! Way to go Heath!

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Bearcat 74

Glad it passed. :)

Thanks to Bill and Eric for keeping the certs running smoothly!

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Shoggoth

Damn Impressive!

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Wannagrip

And thanks to Matt Cannon too! Without him, the wheels would run off the train track at the end of the tunnel! mosher.gif

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FrankyBoy

Awesome!

Congrats Heath! :mosher

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Paul Knight

congrats offically!!!!

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Bearcat 74

And thanks to Matt Cannon too! Without him, the wheels would run off the train track at the end of the tunnel! mosher.gif

I forgot Matt does the cert pages, thanks Matt!

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cemery

Congrats !buttrock.gif

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Cannon

Did you do anything different in your training this time around?

I think I was a lot smarter with my training and sticking with the plan I had started, I also trained a lot less.

I went back to my old routine when I was clicking along years back and whatta know, it worked!! smile.gif

Great work Heath! So this old routine... I am simply in awe of your ability to ramp up for this. What's this old routine like?

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Bearcat 74

Did you do anything different in your training this time around?

I think I was a lot smarter with my training and sticking with the plan I had started, I also trained a lot less.

I went back to my old routine when I was clicking along years back and whatta know, it worked!! smile.gif

Great work Heath! So this old routine... I am simply in awe of your ability to ramp up for this. What's this old routine like?

I have done about everything imaginable for gripper training and it has all worked at some point or to some degree. I really think I was at my highest peak around 2001-2003 and it was because I trained so little. I have noticed over the years that when I ramp training high volume with KTA for example I will gain and gain and then regress in a couple weeks and I think it is because I don't recover well and the volume/load is too high. I got great results from KTA the first time through and still use a lot of the info.

After reading a Dan john article on the power of 10 I started noticing in my gripper training I had the same thing going on, I had 10 working reps in my, doesn't matter how I do them I got 10 and that's it. When I cross that line I backpeddle. I also looked at how Kinney did things, gripper 2x per week - crazy volume only Joe could handle - and wrist/thumb on seperate days than grippers. When I did the Ditillo plan I used, if I went over 10 reps for more than a couple weeks I was in teh tank, I had to stop at 3x3+1 or else.

My old routine was just that. Instead of trying for a max close this time around I substituted choker work and I added strapholds back in. So it looked like this:

Day One

Warm-Up

tx10

1x8

2x4

3x1

Work Reps

Heavy Choker

Heavy Choker

Heavy Choker

Negative

BBEx1

Straphold

Straphold

Straphold

That is 8 good reps with high intensity, I don't count the 3x1 on the workload. Sometimes I would try to double the 1st or 2nd choker close, add a negative, whatever just don't go over 10. I always try to finish on a completed rep also, if I miss the 3rd straphold I just finish with an overcrush on a 3.

2 days later I will do wrist work - plate wrist curls, rolling thunder wrist curls, something.

2 days later I will do 3-4 negatives with a heavy gripper, close a 3 for a single and that's it.

The same thing has worked for pinch or whatever else. I got in to the mindset of the more work I do the stronger I will get and it just does not work like that for me. I was overtrained badly.

This has pretty good carryover because when I was trying to figure out how I was going to do the mm6, I trained Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday/Tuesday/Wednesday and was still strong enough to close the gripper Wednesday night.

Paul Knight made a great point about having your biceps and triceps strong also, I hate to curl, but I have been working arms, along with everything else hard and my strength has came up.

For the first time since I started gripper I actually listened to myself, if I felt like I needed to rest, I rested. Here is my training log at farmstrength, the last few pages are where I started back on the old program: http://www.farmstrength.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=12

Hope all that blabber makes some sense.

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odin

Congratulations Heath! What a great feat!

Thanks for sharing your routine. :rock

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John Eaton

Congratulations and thanks for the insight on your routine.

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Magnus

Congrats Heath, that's awesome!

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Cannon

Awesome Heath, and thanks for the reply and link to your log.

MM6...amazing! bowdown.gif

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Rick Browne

Great close Heath. You literally owned it

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Chuckie B.

Heath,

Great Job!!!!

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IROC-Z

Congratulations on an awesome accomplishment!

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Bearcat 74

Thanks guys

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Florian Kellersmann

Awesome, Heath :mosher

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timstruse

Awesome achievement. Congratulations! Also, thanks for sharing your training program.

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lukeamdman

Very impressive. Congrats!

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