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On 8/19/2019 at 6:02 PM, dean_redzic said:

Hello everyone,

I have a strong interest in all aspects of strength training.

I have closed a CoC#3 from a MMS and am working on a full credit card set. I have lifted 75lbs on the block buster pinch.

My goals are to certify on CoC, Crushed to dust and red nail

Welcome brother !!

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Stephen Anderson
On 5/28/2019 at 11:15 AM, Henry1986 said:

Hello everyone I just recently started back on my grip training. My main focus is with grippers right now, but will be adding different grip tools to my workout in the future. My current strength is being able to close the coc 2 with both hands. I almost closed the coc 2.5 my last workout. 

Strong 💪🏻 . Welcome!

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Ogston

Many thanks!

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Wannagrip
On 9/6/2019 at 8:11 AM, Ogston said:

Hello All,

Here's a quick intro:

I’m a 50 year old, married father of 3 girls. I’m 6’3 and 210 pounds (Dadbod), with 8.25 inch hands (just measured!).

My grip experience to date is very limited to say the least but I do have the following captains of crush: T, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 I picked these up about 10 years ago and have very rarely used them in that time. Note: I could close each of these fresh out of of the box with my right hand on my first attempt but never progressed past that. Today I can inconsistently hit the 2.0 for a single clean rep and 1.5 for 6 reps with my right hand and a single 1.0 with my left hand.

I’m now looking to set myself some grip challenges as way of motivating myself. I have recently started training at home with sandbags (floor presses, overhead clean and presses, Zerchers, farmers, rows) and have just purchased an RT! My first attempt with the RT was disappointing at 55kg so I have a long way to go. However, I believe that you are never too old to learn which is why I have joined the board!  

Thanks in advance for your support.

Cheers!

Welcome @Ogston !

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Ogston
20 hours ago, Wannagrip said:

Welcome @Ogston !

Much appreciated!

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Arctic

Hello...

First, English is not my native language, sorry for the mistakes 😄

New to the forum as a member but longtime reader.

My interest in the world of grip is mainly fun, I have no competitive or official intentions. The type of training that attracts me the most is bodyweight exercises and the use of devices-tools-improvised and simple objects to explore its different possibilities. My references are several but well known and I intend to open a training log to explain a little my influences, interests, limitations (several), and also to motivate me and receive tips and help.

Thank you for accepting my request, for the forum and for the participation and information.

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Wannagrip
14 hours ago, Arctic said:

Hello...

First, English is not my native language, sorry for the mistakes 😄

New to the forum as a member but longtime reader.

My interest in the world of grip is mainly fun, I have no competitive or official intentions. The type of training that attracts me the most is bodyweight exercises and the use of devices-tools-improvised and simple objects to explore its different possibilities. My references are several but well known and I intend to open a training log to explain a little my influences, interests, limitations (several), and also to motivate me and receive tips and help.

Thank you for accepting my request, for the forum and for the participation and information.

Welcome @Arctic !

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BILLA

Hi everyone, 

I have been working with captains of crush almost exclusively since January. In fact at 39 this is really the first athletic thing I've ever done. I am 6' 1' and around 175 lbs and have worked my way up to being able to close a number 2 coc 5-6 times for reps. I am getting close to being able to close a 2.5 but not quite there yet. After doing only coc for about 9 months I have started to eat better with more protein and calories and have been doing towel pullups and push ups mixed in with gripper work. I can see a huge difference since I started eating better and I went from maybe being able to close the number 2 once every 3 days if I had rested enough to being able to close the 2 everytime I choose. 

Anyway thanks for having me on the gripboard. 

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Hopefully
9 hours ago, BILLA said:

Hi everyone, 

I have been working with captains of crush almost exclusively since January. In fact at 39 this is really the first athletic thing I've ever done. I am 6' 1' and around 175 lbs and have worked my way up to being able to close a number 2 coc 5-6 times for reps. I am getting close to being able to close a 2.5 but not quite there yet. After doing only coc for about 9 months I have started to eat better with more protein and calories and have been doing towel pullups and push ups mixed in with gripper work. I can see a huge difference since I started eating better and I went from maybe being able to close the number 2 once every 3 days if I had rested enough to being able to close the 2 everytime I choose. 

Anyway thanks for having me on the gripboard. 

Yeah eating high in protein helps a lot and is important 

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Wannagrip
On 9/16/2019 at 4:54 PM, BILLA said:

Hi everyone, 

I have been working with captains of crush almost exclusively since January. In fact at 39 this is really the first athletic thing I've ever done. I am 6' 1' and around 175 lbs and have worked my way up to being able to close a number 2 coc 5-6 times for reps. I am getting close to being able to close a 2.5 but not quite there yet. After doing only coc for about 9 months I have started to eat better with more protein and calories and have been doing towel pullups and push ups mixed in with gripper work. I can see a huge difference since I started eating better and I went from maybe being able to close the number 2 once every 3 days if I had rested enough to being able to close the 2 everytime I choose. 

Anyway thanks for having me on the gripboard. 

Welcome @BILLA 

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Mirco

Hi my name is Mirco I'm Italian 23 years old, I train in my gim and I like strenght training, especially the bench press. I am 165 lb 5ft10. I used to have elbow issues so I end up training my forearms and now I'm fine, recently I discovered the world of the grip and I am very interested, I ordered my first Ghp 1,2,3,4 and I'm excited to start my training, I'm here to get some knowledge from you guys and being part of the wonderful world of the grippers. And obviously I want popeye forearms 💪🏻

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Wannagrip
3 hours ago, Mirco said:

Hi my name is Mirco I'm Italian 23 years old, I train in my gim and I like strenght training, especially the bench press. I am 165 lb 5ft10. I used to have elbow issues so I end up training my forearms and now I'm fine, recently I discovered the world of the grip and I am very interested, I ordered my first Ghp 1,2,3,4 and I'm excited to start my training, I'm here to get some knowledge from you guys and being part of the wonderful world of the grippers. And obviously I want popeye forearms 💪🏻

Welcome @Mirco !

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Salmon

Hello I'm Mr.Salmon but you can call me sal hehe.

I'm 24 years old from Israel, I fell in love with grippers ever since I used one but just this recent year started with serious grippers like coc.

Currently can close a 2 after 1 year of training. (yeah started weak couldn't even close 1 in the beginning.

even though I have small amount of testosterone and small hands I wanna close the 4. I'm gonna get there some day I know it!

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Wannagrip
18 hours ago, Salmon said:

Hello I'm Mr.Salmon but you can call me sal hehe.

I'm 24 years old from Israel, I fell in love with grippers ever since I used one but just this recent year started with serious grippers like coc.

Currently can close a 2 after 1 year of training. (yeah started weak couldn't even close 1 in the beginning.

even though I have small amount of testosterone and small hands I wanna close the 4. I'm gonna get there some day I know it!

Welcome @Salmon !

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Truman

Hi!

I'm Daniel from Germany.

I did my RedNail Cert in 2018 and unfortunately lost track a bit afterwards.

Now i'm back and did a RedNail Replica Bend Yesterday, which went down pretty easy. My main Goal in Bending right now is to step it up a bit and Bend a 9mm/7" Nail.

My bending Godfathers are Jan (horrido) and Carl (camz_grip) so i've got the best teachers i can wish for.

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Wannagrip
7 minutes ago, Truman said:

Hi!

I'm Daniel from Germany.

I did my RedNail Cert in 2018 and unfortunately lost track a bit afterwards.

Now i'm back and did a RedNail Replica Bend Yesterday, which went down pretty easy. My main Goal in Bending right now is to step it up a bit and Bend a 9mm/7" Nail.

My bending Godfathers are Jan (horrido) and Carl (camz_grip) so i've got the best teachers i can wish for.

Welcome Daniel! @Truman

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glenn_the_hunter

Hi all,

Glenn (the_hunter) from Australia here!

Doing what I can to spread the word about grip. Have found 1 other person training in Melbourne....hoping to meet some more at King Kong this weekend.

Favorite implements: anything to do with HUB (trying to get hold of an evil hub right now) Very close to 30kg on the Ironmind. Might not happen this week, but trying to break 21kg on the shallow hub by the end of the year.

Least favorite: Little Big Horn...

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DanielM

Hi.

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Donc101
4 hours ago, Truman said:

Hi!

I'm Daniel from Germany.

I did my RedNail Cert in 2018 and unfortunately lost track a bit afterwards.

Now i'm back and did a RedNail Replica Bend Yesterday, which went down pretty easy. My main Goal in Bending right now is to step it up a bit and Bend a 9mm/7" Nail.

My bending Godfathers are Jan (horrido) and Carl (camz_grip) so i've got the best teachers i can wish for.

Welcome! Great teachers for sure!

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Wannagrip
12 hours ago, glenn_the_hunter said:

Hi all,

Glenn (the_hunter) from Australia here!

Doing what I can to spread the word about grip. Have found 1 other person training in Melbourne....hoping to meet some more at King Kong this weekend.

Favorite implements: anything to do with HUB (trying to get hold of an evil hub right now) Very close to 30kg on the Ironmind. Might not happen this week, but trying to break 21kg on the shallow hub by the end of the year.

Least favorite: Little Big Horn...

Welcome @glenn_the_hunter !

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hambone

Hello,

My name is Markham. Fairly new, but been lurking a bit. I am 32 & usually under 145# bodyweight.

I am new to gripsport, but have been climbing the past 10ish years with some short divergences in powerlifting & hard style ketllebell training. Most of my goals lie in the realm of outdoor bouldering, but I enjoy supplemental training & goal setting with strength training as well. Just did my first grip contest (King Kong 2019) this past weekend & I am excited to continue attending. Since weight matters so much in climbing I am mostly interested in pushing my strength to weight ratio & mastering feats like one arm pull-ups & levers.

My favorite implement so far is the flask @Squeezus makes. I am interested in training long term to lift the inch (or other lighter circus dumbbells). The blobs look fun to me & lifting of anvils or rocks with rings.

Outside of lifting I am interested in ripping a deck of cards & bending (have been bending what I believe are beginner level 1 iron mind nails). I have some grippers as well, but am not particularly interested in grippers for now. I am here to learn & get inspired!

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Ricochet

Welcome aboard! Congrats on your King Kong performance!

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hambone
25 minutes ago, Ricochet said:

Welcome aboard! Congrats on your King Kong performance!

Thank you @Ricochet!

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liftyzig

New to the board, been casually grip training here and there for about 2 years, decided last minute to compete for the first time in this years KKoG at 40y/o and now I've been bit by the bug hard.  Looking forward to learning about how to train to maximize results and do a lot better in future competitions!

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Wannagrip
On 10/28/2019 at 2:02 PM, hambone said:

Hello,

My name is Markham. Fairly new, but been lurking a bit. I am 32 & usually under 145# bodyweight.

I am new to gripsport, but have been climbing the past 10ish years with some short divergences in powerlifting & hard style ketllebell training. Most of my goals lie in the realm of outdoor bouldering, but I enjoy supplemental training & goal setting with strength training as well. Just did my first grip contest (King Kong 2019) this past weekend & I am excited to continue attending. Since weight matters so much in climbing I am mostly interested in pushing my strength to weight ratio & mastering feats like one arm pull-ups & levers.

My favorite implement so far is the flask @Squeezus makes. I am interested in training long term to lift the inch (or other lighter circus dumbbells). The blobs look fun to me & lifting of anvils or rocks with rings.

Outside of lifting I am interested in ripping a deck of cards & bending (have been bending what I believe are beginner level 1 iron mind nails). I have some grippers as well, but am not particularly interested in grippers for now. I am here to learn & get inspired!

Welcome @hambone !

14 hours ago, liftyzig said:

New to the board, been casually grip training here and there for about 2 years, decided last minute to compete for the first time in this years KKoG at 40y/o and now I've been bit by the bug hard.  Looking forward to learning about how to train to maximize results and do a lot better in future competitions!

Welcome @liftyzig !

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