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Heath Sexton, Level 6

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The GripBoard Proudly Certifies:

Heath Sexton

As having closed the Mash Monster Elite Gripper (Level 6) with one hand under strict and uniformly ethical and authenticated conditions.

The certification is granted by the GripBoard as an independent third party with no ethical or commercial conflict of interest. The Mash Monster Gripper was one of a limited number supplied by, rated and qualified by, and controlled by the Board. This momentous feat was demonstrated on video to assure it will be valid for historical posterity.

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Heath mashes the GripBoard Mash Monster Gripper - Level 6

Name: Heath Sexton

Location: USA

Height: 6'

Weight: 230lbs

Date of Feat: March 31, 2010

VIDEO:

Grip Training Info: 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.

Heath Sexton is the 4th man in the world to close the Mash Monster Gripper - Level 6.

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glengoodwin    0
glengoodwin

wooh way to go heath, congrats on such an amazing feat :rock

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Shoggoth    1,724
Shoggoth

Awesome! :mosher

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Bearcat 74    305
Bearcat 74

Thanks guys and thanks to the people here who keep the MM certs up and working!

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jad    38
jad

That was pretty sic Heath! :mosher

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showlarson    6
showlarson

Well done!

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Joefrey    99
Joefrey

Huge congrats Heath !!

Awsome job !!

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Klesen    1
Klesen

A really great close! Congratulations, Heath!

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tja    67
tja

Very strong, congratulations :rock

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lifesnotfair    75
lifesnotfair

Wow, that is strong. And from what I understand, you're not at your peak!? Amazing. :rock

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FrankyBoy    3
FrankyBoy

Congrats Heath!

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Rick Walker    594
Rick Walker

No surprise there Heath!

Excellent crush my friend...keep it up!

-Rick

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Bearcat 74    305
Bearcat 74

Thanks guys

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Paul Knight    63
Paul Knight

way to go! ... I wanna try that workout program of yours .. looks good

Congratulations Heath!

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cemery    206
cemery

Congrats !buttrock.gif

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glengoodwin    0
glengoodwin

so heath when u gona go for the mm7 anytime soon?

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Bearcat 74    305
Bearcat 74

Glen, don't really know if I am ready for that step yet. Going to need to see some gains in the next couple weeks to decide. I on'y have a few more weeks of gripper training before football takes over.

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glengoodwin    0
glengoodwin

well good luck with the football and the mm7 im sure u got what it takes :)

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nockowt1    1
nockowt1

Any plans of a #3.5 cert?

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IROC-Z    118
IROC-Z

Congratulations on a job well done! :bow

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Bearcat 74    305
Bearcat 74

Any plans of a #3.5 cert?

Nope

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