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Rise1220

There is so much info on this site,  it's unreal.  What rep range do you suggest for the grippers? I was keeping it at 5 or below for my sets. 

My workout looks like this:

Trainer: 1 set,  5 to 8 reps

COC .5: 1 set,  5 reps

COC 1: 1 set,  5 reps

COC 1.5: 1 set,  1-2 reps 

I will usually throw in the heavy grippers 200 at the end for 1 set of 5 reps.   I can close it fairly easy with my hands being smaller.  

Thanks for any guidance as this board is filled with alot of accomplished athletes in the gripping game. 

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drwm

Hey guys, my name is Robert, I'm 25 and started seriously grip training about two weeks ago with some coc grippers I had laying around. I'm maybe 2 or 3 millimeters (0.1 inches) off of closing the #3, I think I still have a lot to improve on my technique as doing a credit card close on the 2.5 for example is somehow harder for me than a close from the fully open position with the other hand not really involved at all. If I feel like I still have some room to grow after the #3, I might attempt to go for the #3.5 if the training would not take too much time out of my life, we'll see.

I hope I can get certified in a couple of months by posting a video because I don't think there are a lot of people who could get me certified in person in Hungary. 

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Wannagrip
6 hours ago, drwm said:

Hey guys, my name is Robert, I'm 25 and started seriously grip training about two weeks ago with some coc grippers I had laying around. I'm maybe 2 or 3 millimeters (0.1 inches) off of closing the #3, I think I still have a lot to improve on my technique as doing a credit card close on the 2.5 for example is somehow harder for me than a close from the fully open position with the other hand not really involved at all. If I feel like I still have some room to grow after the #3, I might attempt to go for the #3.5 if the training would not take too much time out of my life, we'll see.

I hope I can get certified in a couple of months by posting a video because I don't think there are a lot of people who could get me certified in person in Hungary. 

Welcome @drwm !

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BluePen

Hi All,

Following the advice of one of the beginner threads, I got Jedd Johnsons bending book and the bag of nails. The bending book is great, already got something great out of it.

Long term goal is to be strong.

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BluePen

Might not be appropriate for the welcome thread but I picked up a 60d spiral and a 60d nail. I bent the spiral! With a t shirt as the wrap and definitely didn’t do it like how the videos say to do it. Found the reverse grip was way easier on my hands than the double overhand. I can sort of understand that as important as strength is to bend, it’s also about pain tolerance. 

 

Please let let me know if this should go somewhere else.

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Joseph Sullivan
29 minutes ago, BluePen said:

Might not be appropriate for the welcome thread but I picked up a 60d spiral and a 60d nail. I bent the spiral! With a t shirt as the wrap and definitely didn’t do it like how the videos say to do it. Found the reverse grip was way easier on my hands than the double overhand. I can sort of understand that as important as strength is to bend, it’s also about pain tolerance. 

 

Please let let me know if this should go somewhere else.

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It should go in the bending section!

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Ruairi

Hi all,

My name is Ruairi Barry, I am a 45 year old Irish man who started grip training in August 2017. After over 20 years of no exercise, it has given me a new lease of life. I have punished and battered my hands over the last 10 Months and now can close COC 2.5 with credit card, COC 3 without credit card, and am about 2 mm from closing the COC 3 with credit card. Fingers crossed, I'll get the C.O.C 3 certification later this year. I'm really enjoying grip exercises and am glad to have joined this board.

  

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Vinnie
15 hours ago, Ruairi said:

Hi all,

My name is Ruairi Barry, I am a 45 year old Irish man who started grip training in August 2017. After over 20 years of no exercise, it has given me a new lease of life. I have punished and battered my hands over the last 10 Months and now can close COC 2.5 with credit card, COC 3 without credit card, and am about 2 mm from closing the COC 3 with credit card. Fingers crossed, I'll get the C.O.C 3 certification later this year. I'm really enjoying grip exercises and am glad to have joined this board.

  

Welcome!  Let's race to that cert!  I am about where you are.  In grip, not in Ireland.  ;)

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Jamin Hayden

Hi my name is Jamin i am new to grip training i have always worked out but never realized how many things you can do to improve your grip and wrist strength until i seen videos Jedd Johnson has put on youtube and the information that he has supplied has really opened my eyes to the things i need to do to improve my wrist strength and grip strength. But anyway i hope to make friends in the grip community and find out information to help myself improve.   Thank You for allowing me to join the Gripboard site

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Ruairi
12 hours ago, Vinnie said:

Welcome!  Let's race to that cert!  I am about where you are.  In grip, not in Ireland.  ;)

Cheers Vinnie, thanks for the welcome. I'm not sure when I'll be going for it, but if I don't hit a wall over the next few months - the race is on . My COC 3 poundage is an unknown for me, so I'll only go for certification when I'm quite comfortable with it and am very close to closing my COC 3.5 without Credit Card.  Either way It's gotta be 2018 for the both of us.

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Wannagrip
On 5/31/2018 at 2:41 PM, BluePen said:

Hi All,

Following the advice of one of the beginner threads, I got Jedd Johnsons bending book and the bag of nails. The bending book is great, already got something great out of it.

Long term goal is to be strong.

 

On 6/3/2018 at 6:52 AM, Ruairi said:

Hi all,

My name is Ruairi Barry, I am a 45 year old Irish man who started grip training in August 2017. After over 20 years of no exercise, it has given me a new lease of life. I have punished and battered my hands over the last 10 Months and now can close COC 2.5 with credit card, COC 3 without credit card, and am about 2 mm from closing the COC 3 with credit card. Fingers crossed, I'll get the C.O.C 3 certification later this year. I'm really enjoying grip exercises and am glad to have joined this board.

  

 

12 hours ago, Jamin Hayden said:

Hi my name is Jamin i am new to grip training i have always worked out but never realized how many things you can do to improve your grip and wrist strength until i seen videos Jedd Johnson has put on youtube and the information that he has supplied has really opened my eyes to the things i need to do to improve my wrist strength and grip strength. But anyway i hope to make friends in the grip community and find out information to help myself improve.   Thank You for allowing me to join the Gripboard site

Welcome!  @Ruairi @Jamin Hayden @BluePen

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Ragnar

Hi guys! Im new here. My name is Andre Im a arm wrestler but I like grip training my goal is to certifie coc3+ at least and ghp7+ !! I have several grippers  now but never really train with it .. I can close coc 2.5 and ghp6 already ... thanks you all the site will improve my game im sure !! So many informations here !! Cya guys 

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Wannagrip
On 6/6/2018 at 9:03 AM, Ragnar said:

Hi guys! Im new here. My name is Andre Im a arm wrestler but I like grip training my goal is to certifie coc3+ at least and ghp7+ !! I have several grippers  now but never really train with it .. I can close coc 2.5 and ghp6 already ... thanks you all the site will improve my game im sure !! So many informations here !! Cya guys 

Welcome! @Ragnar

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kev-OC

Good morning everyone, I'm Kevin and I'm new to the grip game. I have a long way to go but am hoping to eventually close a coc3

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Vinnie
12 hours ago, kev-OC said:

Good morning everyone, I'm Kevin and I'm new to the grip game. I have a long way to go but am hoping to eventually close a coc3

Welcome and good luck!

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Buccos1
17 hours ago, kev-OC said:

Good morning everyone, I'm Kevin and I'm new to the grip game. I have a long way to go but am hoping to eventually close a coc3

Welcome to the GripBoard!

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kev-OC
5 hours ago, Jlark27 said:

Kevin- East Coast. Lol.   Which grippers can you currently close?

I can close a IM 1 with my right hand and a 0.5 with my left. I started RRBT yesterday and will begin a log in that forum after I finish up today's workout 

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Wannagrip
On 6/25/2018 at 12:19 AM, kev-OC said:

Good morning everyone, I'm Kevin and I'm new to the grip game. I have a long way to go but am hoping to eventually close a coc3

Welcome! @kev-OC

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Duncan

Hi all  just signed up to the board trying to find my way around! I am from Scotland and have had quite a strong  grip most of my life so decided to purchase the COC 1/2&3 can rep #1 and can close the # 2. A bit of work and hopefully I’ll be able to close the #3!! I am probably going to look at getting into the grip world in the uk is there any forums on here for the uk? Cheers Duncan 

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Vinnie
19 minutes ago, Duncan said:

Hi all  just signed up to the board trying to find my way around! I am from Scotland and have had quite a strong  grip most of my life so decided to purchase the COC 1/2&3 can rep #1 and can close the # 2. A bit of work and hopefully I’ll be able to close the #3!! I am probably going to look at getting into the grip world in the uk is there any forums on here for the uk? Cheers Duncan 

Nice start!  You may want to get the 2.5 as well, as the jump from 2 to 3 is quite a bit tougher than the jump from 1 to 2.  Good luck!

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Buccos1
3 hours ago, Duncan said:

Hi all  just signed up to the board trying to find my way around! I am from Scotland and have had quite a strong  grip most of my life so decided to purchase the COC 1/2&3 can rep #1 and can close the # 2. A bit of work and hopefully I’ll be able to close the #3!! I am probably going to look at getting into the grip world in the uk is there any forums on here for the uk? Cheers Duncan 

Welcome to the GripBoard!  Like Vinnie wrote, the jump from a #2 to a #3 is pretty huge, but there is a ton of information here to help you get there.

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Duncan

Yeah was thinking about getting the coc 2.5! I can make the #3 parallel and that it!! I’ll get there!! Cheers 

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Wannagrip
3 hours ago, Duncan said:

Hi all  just signed up to the board trying to find my way around! I am from Scotland and have had quite a strong  grip most of my life so decided to purchase the COC 1/2&3 can rep #1 and can close the # 2. A bit of work and hopefully I’ll be able to close the #3!! I am probably going to look at getting into the grip world in the uk is there any forums on here for the uk? Cheers Duncan 

Welcome!

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xyzzm

Hello! I'm a Martial Artist from Norway. Been struggling with RSI-like issues for the last 7 years, and I've recently come to the conclusion that babying your hands is the worst thing to do. At the moment i'm trying to figure out how to heal my hands, whilst also strengthening them.

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Wannagrip
2 hours ago, xyzzm said:

Hello! I'm a Martial Artist from Norway. Been struggling with RSI-like issues for the last 7 years, and I've recently come to the conclusion that babying your hands is the worst thing to do. At the moment i'm trying to figure out how to heal my hands, whilst also strengthening them.

Welcome!

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