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Hey folks, just getting back into grip training this year after 10 years off. My goals are to certify on the #3, first and foremost, then knock out the Crushed to Dust certification lifts. Current bests are 6 MMS reps on COC 2.5 and 1 rep TNS on the COC 2 righty.  I've hit an MMS double lefty with the COC 2.5. I train pinch and thickbar as an afterthought now (in addition to training my whole body for health and strength) but will switch that around after the #3 cert. Nice to meet you all!

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Nuttgens
1 hour ago, rphilton said:

Hey folks, just getting back into grip training this year after 10 years off. My goals are to certify on the #3, first and foremost, then knock out the Crushed to Dust certification lifts. Current bests are 6 MMS reps on COC 2.5 and 1 rep TNS on the COC 2 righty.  I've hit an MMS double lefty with the COC 2.5. I train pinch and thickbar as an afterthought now (in addition to training my whole body for health and strength) but will switch that around after the #3 cert. Nice to meet you all!

Hey nice to meet you. I am also working towards the #3 cert. Looks like your off to a good start. Are you going to start a training log here? Good luck on the #3 cert I’m sure you will get there.

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14 hours ago, Nuttgens said:

Hey nice to meet you. I am also working towards the #3 cert. Looks like your off to a good start. Are you going to start a training log here? Good luck on the #3 cert I’m sure you will get there.

Hi Nuttgens, I'm debating it. I ran 4 phases of RRBT over the winter and will post those logs in that forum. Right now I train grippers every other day. One day is MMS closes, the other TNS. I do 6 work sets alternating between high reps with the 2.5 and singles/attempts with a filed #2.5 and an HG300 (which I still can't close). TNS day is basically the same but obviously lighter grippers. I finish with high rep pinch, thickbar, wrist, and band extensor work. All this is in the middle of a full body workout.

Your log is one that I follow though, for sure. You're a ways ahead of me. I'm still in the phase where the #3 feels like a brick. Hoping that hitting 10+ reps on the #2.5 will change that.

Best of luck to you.

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35 minutes ago, rphilton said:

Hi Nuttgens, I'm debating it. I ran 4 phases of RRBT over the winter and will post those logs in that forum. Right now I train grippers every other day. One day is MMS closes, the other TNS. I do 6 work sets alternating between high reps with the 2.5 and singles/attempts with a filed #2.5 and an HG300 (which I still can't close). TNS day is basically the same but obviously lighter grippers. I finish with high rep pinch, thickbar, wrist, and band extensor work. All this is in the middle of a full body workout.

Your log is one that I follow though, for sure. You're a ways ahead of me. I'm still in the phase where the #3 feels like a brick. Hoping that hitting 10+ reps on the #2.5 will change that.

Best of luck to you.

Nice man, that looks pretty solid. Good luck to you I think you’ll be closing your #3 pretty soon. 

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Beef Supreme

Hello there, 

my name is Alex, 32 from Germany. I'm quite new to grip training. I got a used CoC #1 & #2 from a buddy of mine a few months back. And to be honest, I haven't bee using them since. But since all gyms closed down due to the pandemic here in Germany, I've started to focus on rather "unusual things" to train. Farmer's walks with kegs, pushing cars, chopping all of my neighbour's wood etc. etc. And I noticed that my grip wasn't that good. That's when I started to use the CoC grippers on a regular bases and kept looking for other grip related training methods.

I started to train with grippers a few weeks back. Currently I can close the CoC#1 quite easily for 3-4 Sets of 10-15 reps on each hand. & CoC#2 for 2-3 reps on each hand. I've also picked up the IronMind Expand-your-Hand-Bands and build me some DIY wrist rollers and a plate loading pin to train with.
I'd like to close the CoC #3 this year, but since I have no real experience in grip training, I do not know if that's realistic and how long it takes to be able to close it. 
But to put it in a nutshell ... Grip Training is a lot of fun for me and I'm glad I've found this forum.

Cheers

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Welcome Beef Supreme, hope you have fun here there are a lot of motivational training logs to read. Glad you got the hand bands as it does help to get a good balance. You have to aim high, I have found the closer you get to a No3 close the harder it gets I wish you well in reaching your goal.

 

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Hello gripboard
My name is MarkP and i have been training captains of crush for about 5 years. I am 26 yrs old and from the Netherlands.
Ive recently started doing expand your hand bands, wrist roller and  radial+unvar deviation too with dumbbell with weight on 1 side.
My goal is getting 15 inch forearms and closing the captains of crush 3.0.
Currently I can close the CoC 2.5 with right hand and my forearm measures at 34 cm, while my wrist is 17 cm. So my forearms are twice as big as my wrists but i want to get my forearms as freaky as possible.
I have dreams of becoming arm wrestler. But i think that will take a lot of training

 

Here is a pic of me and my forearm and a video of me closing 2.5

 

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Hi everyone my names Steve I’m new to the gripboard,I’m 35 years of age and always been into strength of any kind, thanks for having me.I’ve just purchased a coc2 and 3,after looking at a few clips of how to set a gripper I closed the coc2 at my first attempt, tried the 3 but got nowhere how would close this beast lol, cheers guys.

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Nick Pace

Hey Gripboard,

My name is Nick and in 2020 I got back into gripper training. I originally got into grip training in 2015 with hand grippers and building my own grip equipment/handles. My goal from the start was to close a CoC #3 which I achieved within a few months (MMS close). When all the gyms closed (due to COVID) I thought it was a great time to get back into grip and try to officially certify. I certified on the GHP #7 just before then end of the year and I hope to cert on the #8 this year and possibly the CoC #3. I'm a lefty and currently I can close CoC #3 for 5 reps with a MMS and the GHP #7 for 3 reps MMS. I am also getting better at setting the GHP #8 but I do struggle with setting heavy grippers. 

I have always been a long time lurker of this forum and have gained a lot of info, finally glad to now be apart of the community!

Cheers 

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On 1/10/2021 at 2:26 PM, rphilton said:

Hey folks, just getting back into grip training this year after 10 years off. My goals are to certify on the #3, first and foremost, then knock out the Crushed to Dust certification lifts. Current bests are 6 MMS reps on COC 2.5 and 1 rep TNS on the COC 2 righty.  I've hit an MMS double lefty with the COC 2.5. I train pinch and thickbar as an afterthought now (in addition to training my whole body for health and strength) but will switch that around after the #3 cert. Nice to meet you all!

 

On 2/5/2021 at 1:47 PM, Beef Supreme said:

Hello there, 

my name is Alex, 32 from Germany. I'm quite new to grip training. I got a used CoC #1 & #2 from a buddy of mine a few months back. And to be honest, I haven't bee using them since. But since all gyms closed down due to the pandemic here in Germany, I've started to focus on rather "unusual things" to train. Farmer's walks with kegs, pushing cars, chopping all of my neighbour's wood etc. etc. And I noticed that my grip wasn't that good. That's when I started to use the CoC grippers on a regular bases and kept looking for other grip related training methods.

I started to train with grippers a few weeks back. Currently I can close the CoC#1 quite easily for 3-4 Sets of 10-15 reps on each hand. & CoC#2 for 2-3 reps on each hand. I've also picked up the IronMind Expand-your-Hand-Bands and build me some DIY wrist rollers and a plate loading pin to train with.
I'd like to close the CoC #3 this year, but since I have no real experience in grip training, I do not know if that's realistic and how long it takes to be able to close it. 
But to put it in a nutshell ... Grip Training is a lot of fun for me and I'm glad I've found this forum.

Cheers

 

On 2/7/2021 at 8:34 AM, markp said:

Hello gripboard
My name is MarkP and i have been training captains of crush for about 5 years. I am 26 yrs old and from the Netherlands.
Ive recently started doing expand your hand bands, wrist roller and  radial+unvar deviation too with dumbbell with weight on 1 side.
My goal is getting 15 inch forearms and closing the captains of crush 3.0.
Currently I can close the CoC 2.5 with right hand and my forearm measures at 34 cm, while my wrist is 17 cm. So my forearms are twice as big as my wrists but i want to get my forearms as freaky as possible.
I have dreams of becoming arm wrestler. But i think that will take a lot of training

 

Here is a pic of me and my forearm and a video of me closing 2.5

 

DSC_0105.JPG

 

On 2/8/2021 at 8:24 AM, Steve said:

Hi everyone my names Steve I’m new to the gripboard,I’m 35 years of age and always been into strength of any kind, thanks for having me.I’ve just purchased a coc2 and 3,after looking at a few clips of how to set a gripper I closed the coc2 at my first attempt, tried the 3 but got nowhere how would close this beast lol, cheers guys.

 

3 hours ago, Nick Pace said:

Hey Gripboard,

My name is Nick and in 2020 I got back into gripper training. I originally got into grip training in 2015 with hand grippers and building my own grip equipment/handles. My goal from the start was to close a CoC #3 which I achieved within a few months (MMS close). When all the gyms closed (due to COVID) I thought it was a great time to get back into grip and try to officially certify. I certified on the GHP #7 just before then end of the year and I hope to cert on the #8 this year and possibly the CoC #3. I'm a lefty and currently I can close CoC #3 for 5 reps with a MMS and the GHP #7 for 3 reps MMS. I am also getting better at setting the GHP #8 but I do struggle with setting heavy grippers. 

I have always been a long time lurker of this forum and have gained a lot of info, finally glad to now be apart of the community!

Cheers 

Welcome to our new members!

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Joe Sullivan

Guess who’s back... to resurrect some threads! Put some action into this place!

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47 minutes ago, Joe Sullivan said:

Guess who’s back... to resurrect some threads! Put some action into this place!

Nice to see you back on Gripboard Joe!

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9 minutes ago, Kluv#0 said:

Nice to see you back on Gripboard Joe!

Yea man. It’s been kind of sleepy around here. Gotta spice it up a bit. Good to be back.

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Wannagrip
8 hours ago, Joe Sullivan said:

Yea man. It’s been kind of sleepy around here. Gotta spice it up a bit. Good to be back.

I believe your old account is still around and you can go to that. What was the username?  I forget frankly.

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27 minutes ago, Wannagrip said:

I believe your old account is still around and you can go to that. What was the username?  I forget frankly.

Joseph Sullivan 

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29 minutes ago, Wannagrip said:

I believe your old account is still around and you can go to that. What was the username?  I forget frankly.

Yea know it’s gone. Tried it already a few times.  

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1 minute ago, Joe Sullivan said:

Yea know it’s gone. Tried it already a few times.  

You are right. It is gone.

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No sweat... it all good.

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Michael9980

Hello everyone, my name is Michael, I'm 29 years old, and I am new to grip training. 

I haven't done any grip training before, and am quite excited to start. I have ordered a bunch of grippers, but they are yet to arrive. 

I have also bought Bill Piche's Radical Reps Baseline Training, and have read Mastery of Hand Strenght by John Brookfield. 

My main goal is to ilearn more about grip, improve my grip strength, and have fun. 

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On 2/26/2021 at 1:26 PM, Michael9980 said:

Hello everyone, my name is Michael, I'm 29 years old, and I am new to grip training. 

I haven't done any grip training before, and am quite excited to start. I have ordered a bunch of grippers, but they are yet to arrive. 

I have also bought Bill Piche's Radical Reps Baseline Training, and have read Mastery of Hand Strenght by John Brookfield. 

My main goal is to ilearn more about grip, improve my grip strength, and have fun. 

Welcome Michael to the gripboard.

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Zealeo

Hey everyone.  New to grip training here with a similar "can't go to the gym because of covid" story.  I only have a limited amount of equipment in my apartment to maintain a pretty basic lifting routine so I thought I'd try something new. 

Bought a CoC #1 off of craigslist since it was the only type on there and I had heard not to overestimate.  So I've been training 3x a week 3x20 with that for 2 weeks now.  I've since purchased a 2, 2.5 and a 3 in the last couple days and am doing the 2 for 10 and the 2.5 TNS for 2.  The 3 seems impossible once the handles are about an inch apart but some helpful beginner training routines on reddit have me thinking I can get it done eventually. 

For reference, I'm 6'2 220lbs.  I haven't specifically trained grip before although my job would be considered demanding on the wrists/hands.  I've also, throughout my bodybuilding/powerlifting, emphasized not using straps until necessary and pinch carrying bumper plates to the platform instead of rolling them, etc. 

Looking forward to getting more into this and checking out all of the info on here! 

Thanks. 

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Wannagrip
On 3/17/2021 at 8:20 AM, Zealeo said:

Hey everyone.  New to grip training here with a similar "can't go to the gym because of covid" story.  I only have a limited amount of equipment in my apartment to maintain a pretty basic lifting routine so I thought I'd try something new. 

Bought a CoC #1 off of craigslist since it was the only type on there and I had heard not to overestimate.  So I've been training 3x a week 3x20 with that for 2 weeks now.  I've since purchased a 2, 2.5 and a 3 in the last couple days and am doing the 2 for 10 and the 2.5 TNS for 2.  The 3 seems impossible once the handles are about an inch apart but some helpful beginner training routines on reddit have me thinking I can get it done eventually. 

For reference, I'm 6'2 220lbs.  I haven't specifically trained grip before although my job would be considered demanding on the wrists/hands.  I've also, throughout my bodybuilding/powerlifting, emphasized not using straps until necessary and pinch carrying bumper plates to the platform instead of rolling them, etc. 

Looking forward to getting more into this and checking out all of the info on here! 

Thanks. 

 

On 2/26/2021 at 7:26 AM, Michael9980 said:

Hello everyone, my name is Michael, I'm 29 years old, and I am new to grip training. 

I haven't done any grip training before, and am quite excited to start. I have ordered a bunch of grippers, but they are yet to arrive. 

I have also bought Bill Piche's Radical Reps Baseline Training, and have read Mastery of Hand Strenght by John Brookfield. 

My main goal is to ilearn more about grip, improve my grip strength, and have fun. 

Welcome to the board!

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Phil S

Hello! I've been lurking here on and off for more than 10 years. Just registered this week though as I finally took the dangerous plunge into buying grip stuff 😛 The pandemic has taken all my training into my own home - and this board has been an inspiration for years for me.

Like many feats of grip strength have interested me from an entertainment perspective but my long story is that I always had trouble with ball sports because of finger weakness. Jams, sprains, twists - all held me back in basketball, baseball and later Aussie footy. About 4 years ago after ANOTHER thumb injury from a bad football catch I decided I needed to train my hands. My kids were interested in climbing and so I began basic gymnastics hand and wrist conditioning, and eventually moved into more climbing (indoor top rope, then bouldering) - and realizing just HOW weak my hand structures really were. So I did my research and built myself a pulley system and bought a Tension Grindstone hangboard. 35mm to 10mm edges in 5mm increments. The basics of ground based hand & wrist strength + hangboard training + rice bucket + sledgehammer + basic pinching + extensor bands have brought me pretty far - but this place shows me how much more I could possibly go.

My training history outside grip is swimming, triathalons, RKC era kettlebells, CrossFit, Oly lifting, back to swimming, climbing and then...stuck in my house for a year! I'm a dabbler, I admit it, but what I tell myself and my spouse is that I'm just collecting a lifetime of exercise habits and activities. Nearly 40, 6'1, 185ish. Been as heavy as 220 when Oly lifting. Squatted just shy 2x bodyweight in that era. Same for deadlifts. I've always been faster than I am strong - maintaining a bodyweight snatch has been easier than any pressing benchmark.

What do I want to do with grip and training?

  • Climbing is a modest goal - ascending the bouldering grades indoors, having some outdoor playtime on the local rocks, and rocks when I travel. All the climbing tests are hanging on a 15-20mm edge - and I can't even do that yet with my own bodyweight!
  • Grow up to be like Chris Rice - to tread the path of longevity, fitness, contribution
  • The slow road to the Inch - @Andrew P sold me a FBBC Pro Dumbbell handle recently and I've tested myself at 116 with good style. That's a long way - but gotta start somewhere
  • Ticking the 2x bodyweight deadlift escaped me before - but it's not too late if I am diligent. Bonus if I can do it on blue Fat Gripz!
  • Achieving the RKC/StrongFirst 1/2 bodyweight KB press - a weakness, but also addressing a general strength level I should achieve and maintain 

Where am I now - I've finally built myself a little basement training space with enough weights (KBs, standard loadable DBs, and plates) and a few toys to keep me interested. @AdamTGlass has been an inspiration for a decade+ (thanks for answering my IG questions!) I don't have any training questions that haven't already been answered thus far. But I do have an equipment question - is there a good 1" or 27-28mm rolling handle on the market? I need something to strap kettlebells to for farmers walking - but it'd be great to have something rolling I could attach the various Fat Gripz widths to - and also to the ceiling mounts for pull-ups/hangs. Obviously the texture of such a thing wouldn't be a direct carryover to a RT/Crusher/etc - and no doubt I can collect something in that area at time - but finding a general use rolling handle pair could be a good start?

Thanks - and glad to be part of this legendary community!

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Wannagrip
On 4/15/2021 at 10:53 AM, Phil S said:

Hello! I've been lurking here on and off for more than 10 years. Just registered this week though as I finally took the dangerous plunge into buying grip stuff 😛 The pandemic has taken all my training into my own home - and this board has been an inspiration for years for me.

Like many feats of grip strength have interested me from an entertainment perspective but my long story is that I always had trouble with ball sports because of finger weakness. Jams, sprains, twists - all held me back in basketball, baseball and later Aussie footy. About 4 years ago after ANOTHER thumb injury from a bad football catch I decided I needed to train my hands. My kids were interested in climbing and so I began basic gymnastics hand and wrist conditioning, and eventually moved into more climbing (indoor top rope, then bouldering) - and realizing just HOW weak my hand structures really were. So I did my research and built myself a pulley system and bought a Tension Grindstone hangboard. 35mm to 10mm edges in 5mm increments. The basics of ground based hand & wrist strength + hangboard training + rice bucket + sledgehammer + basic pinching + extensor bands have brought me pretty far - but this place shows me how much more I could possibly go.

My training history outside grip is swimming, triathalons, RKC era kettlebells, CrossFit, Oly lifting, back to swimming, climbing and then...stuck in my house for a year! I'm a dabbler, I admit it, but what I tell myself and my spouse is that I'm just collecting a lifetime of exercise habits and activities. Nearly 40, 6'1, 185ish. Been as heavy as 220 when Oly lifting. Squatted just shy 2x bodyweight in that era. Same for deadlifts. I've always been faster than I am strong - maintaining a bodyweight snatch has been easier than any pressing benchmark.

What do I want to do with grip and training?

  • Climbing is a modest goal - ascending the bouldering grades indoors, having some outdoor playtime on the local rocks, and rocks when I travel. All the climbing tests are hanging on a 15-20mm edge - and I can't even do that yet with my own bodyweight!
  • Grow up to be like Chris Rice - to tread the path of longevity, fitness, contribution
  • The slow road to the Inch - @Andrew P sold me a FBBC Pro Dumbbell handle recently and I've tested myself at 116 with good style. That's a long way - but gotta start somewhere
  • Ticking the 2x bodyweight deadlift escaped me before - but it's not too late if I am diligent. Bonus if I can do it on blue Fat Gripz!
  • Achieving the RKC/StrongFirst 1/2 bodyweight KB press - a weakness, but also addressing a general strength level I should achieve and maintain 

Where am I now - I've finally built myself a little basement training space with enough weights (KBs, standard loadable DBs, and plates) and a few toys to keep me interested. @AdamTGlass has been an inspiration for a decade+ (thanks for answering my IG questions!) I don't have any training questions that haven't already been answered thus far. But I do have an equipment question - is there a good 1" or 27-28mm rolling handle on the market? I need something to strap kettlebells to for farmers walking - but it'd be great to have something rolling I could attach the various Fat Gripz widths to - and also to the ceiling mounts for pull-ups/hangs. Obviously the texture of such a thing wouldn't be a direct carryover to a RT/Crusher/etc - and no doubt I can collect something in that area at time - but finding a general use rolling handle pair could be a good start?

Thanks - and glad to be part of this legendary community!

Welcome!

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Alexander Koss
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Hello fellow gripsters! :grin:

I recently joined the forum just a few days ago. I am also pretty new to the grip sport, having startet training crushing grip this January. I startet out with the CoC #1,2,3 as my first grippers, and could close the #2 with pretty shaky form and decent effort when I first tried. #3 felt very tough at first (ended up being 152lbs).As of now I recently closed my #3 from a MMS, and am further training towards greater feats of strength in the gripper department. :)

I currently live and study in Germany an am 23 years old.

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