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The GripBoard Proudly Certifies:

Casey Emery

As having closed the Mash Monster Elite Gripper (Level 1) 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.


Casey mashes the GripBoard Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1

Name: Casey Emery

Location: USA

Age: 32

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 185

Date of Feat: May 8, 2010

Witness: Eric Milfeld


How Long Grip Training: 2 years

Current Grip Training Program: Grippers every day.

Other Training Info: Weights.

Acknowledgements: Thanks to my wife for putting up with my grip habit. Thanks to Paul Knight and Eric Milfeld, Mark Desouza and my bro Kev for the camaraderie. Thanks to my supervisor Tommy Duncan for letting me use grippers and get chalk all over my workplace.


Casey Emery, the 66th Man in the World to close the Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1.

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Way to go Casey!!


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Congratulations, Casey! buttrock.gif

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:blink:blink:ohmy:ohmy WHAT !!???!! Way to go Casey !!! :bow
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That's super awesome, Casey!

Aren't you glad we didn't use the picture of you making a goofy face? :laugh

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Paul Knight

awesome job Casey!

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Nice and strong! buttrock.gif

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Nice video, great job!

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Could you tell us a little about your background in lifting?

(age, when started lifting, why you started, what you do now as far as lifts)

I have been lifting on and off ( mostly off ) since 15 yrs old.

How did you get into grip training?

Paul Knight showed me his grippers in 2003 or so, before he could even close a three. I was amazed at the difficulty. A few years later my brother bought a set and I was hooked.

You are now a GripBoard Mash Monster, what would you recommend to those aspiring to close this gripper?

Train hard and be patient.

You are also a Certified Captain of Crush® How long did it take you from when you first started working on the grippers to closing the #3?

I am not certified on the three, It took me about 6 months to go from the 2 to the 3.

What does your current grip routine look like?

Grippers every day, about 15 attempts at 80 % then about 3 or 4 at 100 %.

How has your grip routine changed since you first started training your grip?

I have added some weight lifting to the mix, when I gained about 40lbs the grippers got easier.

There seems to be a significant variation in the frequency of grip workouts among trainees even with the common goal of ultimate grip strength. Have you experimented with workout frequency and it's affect on your training?

I respond well to overtraining.

What are your favorite grip exercises?

Grippers and hub lifts

What kind of starting routine would you recommend for a trainee new to grip training?

Regular weight routine and grip at the end of the workouts, you could split the grip portion of the workout to suit your tastes.

Who do you most admire in gripdom?

I admire everybody the same.

If you were to start over again with your grip training, what would you do differently?

Start younger.

What do you believe is the most difficult grip exercise?

For me thick bar is a struggle.

What are some of your personal bests in grip exercises?

Proud of the MM1 cert.

What do you believe is the most common mistake made by new grip trainees?

Stopping because of no apparent progress, you must train thru a sticking point and you will come out stronger in the end.

What do you consider to be the greatest grip feats of all time?

Inch lifts, COC 4 closes, and heavy 2hps.

Do you have any parting advice for readers?

Enjoy your training, find a group of goofy buddies to train with, make up a name for youselves and add the word " crew" to the end.

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