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Light TSG workout today while I wait for the MM2 to arrive:

Right Hand

Warm up

COC #1 = 10 NS reps

COC #2 = 3 NS reps

Working

GNC 300 = Good MMS close

GNC 300 = Good MMS close

GNC 300 = MMS close. Easy money

GNC 300 = MMS close

GNC 300 = Wider set this time and still dominated it. I'm abusing this gripper like a red headed step child :). After the MM2, I'm going to start my working sets with COC #3.5 attempts.

GNC 200 = 7 NS reps

GNC 200 = 6 NS reps

GNC 200 = 6 NS reps

COC #1 = 20 NS reps. just for fun and a pump

Left Hand

Warm up

COC #1 = 10 NS reps

Working

RB240 = Good MMS close

RB240 = MMS miss. I can close this lefty but not dominate it yet.

COC 2.5 = Good MMS close

COC 2.5 = Good MMS close

COC 2.5 = Good MMS close. This is easy lefty.

GNC 200 = 1 NS rep

BBM 5/8 = 5 CCS reps

BBM 5/8 = 4 CCS reps

BBM 5/8 = 4 CCS reps

BBM 5/8 = 3 CCS reps

COC #1 = 20 NS reps

Note = Did chest/tris/shoulders at the gym today. I did a variation on the fly machine which mimics steel bending. I'm going to keep using this exercise to get stronger so one day I can bend the red nail. My best friend is getting married tonight. I went to the first part last night and tonight is the actual ceremony. My first time going to a Muslim wedding. They last 3 days and are really cool. Lots of great dancing and awesome colors. Congrats Adeel!

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Thanks man. Going to give my best shot. Love this training.

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Just finished watching your channel, I'm impressed by yourpersistence and desire to grow, to achieve their goal! I sincerely wish to close on 3 Certification! :)

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Thanks Izman. I subscribed to your youtube channel and your grip is very impressive. I'm sure I will see on the certification list as well. Best of luck in your training.

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Forgot to add that I did some very light Vulcan V2 work today before I went to the last night of my friend's wedding. It was nothing special so I won't bother listing the numbers. This was more of a "grease the groove" session.

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Still no MM2 so I decided to work out. Gotta stay sharp

TSG

Right Hand

Warm up

COC #1 = 5 NS reps

COC #2 = 3 MMS reps

COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

Working

1) COC #3 = 1 MMS + 2 mini reps

2) COC #3 = 5 Parallel Reps! felt like I was holding back so I went for it. This is the best I have dominated the #3.

3) COC #3 = 2 Parallel Reps, just missed a 3rd.

4) RB 240 = 1 CCS rep, just missed 2nd

5) RB 240 = 1 CCS rep

6) COC #2.5 = 1 CCS rep, so close on the 2nd

7) COC #2.5 = 1 CCS rep. Loving closing a gripper and feeling the handles smack together.

8) COC #2.5 = 1 CCS rep

9) GNC 250 = 3 NS reps

10) GNC 250 = 3 NS reps

11) GNC 200 = 4 NS reps

Left Hand

Warm up

COC #1 = 5 NS reps

COC #2 = 3 MMS reps

Working

1) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS + 2 mini reps. Best result so far on the 2.5 lefty. Getting better all the time.

2) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS + 1 mini rep

3) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS + 2 mini reps

4) COC #2 = 4 CCS reps

5) COC #2 = 3 CCS reps, just missed 4th

6) COC #2 = 3 CCS reps

7) BBM 5/8 = 3 CCS reps

8) BBM 5/8 = 4 CCS reps

9) GNC 200 = 1 NS rep

10) GNC 200 = 1 NS rep

Light Bending

1) 2 green nails DO. easy stuff

2) 1 green nail DU. easy stuff

Homemade wrist roller (friend from college made it. Cylinder shaped piece of wood with hole drilled for a rope.)

1) 8lbs for couple time up and down

2) 5 lbs (I did arms last night so my forearms are already burning) as many times as possible

3) 5 lbs as many times as possible.

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Awesome dude! Only how do the MMS and mini reps compare to the parallel reps? Aren't they the same? In that case you did quite some rep work with that thing!

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Thanks man. It felt dam good to man handle the #3. You're right that MMS reps are the same as parallel reps. I guess I only wrote MMS because that rep was right after the initial set. I count mini/micro reps as reps closer than parallel. Mini being wider than micro.

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Pretty Good TSG workout:

Right Hand

Warm up

COC #1 = 10 NS reps

COC #2 = 3 MMS reps

COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

Working

1) MM2 = Today was my certification attempts. I took all 3 attempts. I closed the first one and held it for a while so I hope its good enough for the judges. I missed the next 2 attempts. I didn't dominate this time but I hope I did enough.

2)RB 240 = 1 CCS rep

3) RB 240 = 1 CCS rep

4) RB 240 = 1 CCS rep

5) COC #2.5 = 1 CCS rep

6) COC #2.5 = 1 CCS rep

7) COC #2.5 = 1 CCS rep

8) COC #2.5 = 1 CCS rep, tough this time but got it.

9) GNC 200 = 6 NS reps

10) GNC 200 = 5 NS reps

11) GNC 200 = 3 NS reps, missed the 4th

12) COC #2 = 5 NS reps

13) COC #2 = 3NS, missed 4th

14) BBM 5/8 = 9 NS reps

15) BBM 5/8 = 8 NS reps, skin starting to tear on pinky

16) BBM 5/8 = 8 NS reps

17) COC #1 = 15 NS reps

Left Hand

Warm up

COC #1 = 10 NS reps

COC #2 = 3 MMS reps

Working

1) RB 240 = 1 MMS rep

2) RB 240 = 1 MMS rep

3) RB 240 = even wider set and still got it. Start to kick butt with this lefty.

4) RB 240 = Just missed MMS rep

5) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

6) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

7) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

8) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

9) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

10) COC #2 = 3 NS reps

11) COC #2 = 3 NS reps

12) COC #2 = 2 NS reps, missed 3rd

13) BBM 5/8 = 5NS reps

14) BBM 5/8 = 4 NS reps

15) BBM 5/8 = 4 NS reps

16) BBM 5/8 = 5 NS reps

17) COC #1 = 15 NS reps

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Again, congrats dude. MM3 will come. New goal, always nice to work for.

Thanks man, I just need to put in a couple of months of hard work. Today I did a Vulcan V2 workout.

L = Level, G = good rep, F = failed rep

Right Hand

Warm up

L 3 = 6 reps

L6 = 3 reps

L9 = 1 rep

L11 = 1 rep

Working

Singles:

1) L 13 = G

2) L 14 = G

3) L 15 = F, My set is mad rusty since I have concentrating on TSG

4) L 14 = F

5) L 13 = G

6) L 12 = G

7) L 12 = G

8) L 11 = G

9) L 11 = G

10) L 11 = G

Higher rep sets:

1) L 9 = 8 reps

2) L 10 = 5 reps

3) L 10 = 7 reps

4) L 11 = 3 reps

5) L 11 = 1 rep

6) L 10 = 3 reps

7) L 9 = 4 reps

8) L 9 = 8 reps, better set makes a huge difference

9) L 9 = 5 reps

10) L 9 = 5 reps

Left Hand

Warm Up

L 3 = 8 reps

L 5 = 3 reps

L 7 = 2 reps

L 8 = 1 rep

Working

Singles:

1) L 11 = G

2) L 12 = G

3) L 13 = G

4) L 14 = F, so close!

5) L 13 = G

6) L 13 = F

7) L 12 = G

8) L 12 = G

9) L 12 = G

10) L 12 = G

Higher rep sets:

1) L 8 = 7 reps

2) L 9 = 5 reps

3) L 9 = 4 reps

4) L 9 = 8 reps, very good set

5) L 9 = 7 reps

6) L 10 = 5 reps

7) L 10 = 5 reps

8) L 10 = 3 reps

9) L 9 = 5 reps

10) L 9 = 3 reps

Note - The set is so important when using the vulcan. My left hand is catching up to my right because not only does my right hand have more crush strength but also more pinch strength. This means that when closing with my left, the sets are better because my right is doing such a good job setting the Vulcan. I ordered thumb screws so hopefully this will bring up my left hand pinch and in turn improve my right hand closes.

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Good workout. This is scary, it looks like we're about the same in strength! I trained with the Vulcan yesterday and experienced the same. Not working for a while with the Vulcan is killing. The spread of that thing makes it a very hard gripper to close compared the a TSG even at moderate levels. I'm also struggling with the same.

and don't forget, you trained with, and closed a MM2 gripper on the 14th, so training is becoming more and more heavy and taxing. Maybe also a bit a recovery thing.

We tend to forget that. Today I was visited by an old colleague and buddy from my former work. He said I had become more 'heavy' and when I showed him my grippers and stuff he was impressed by how heavy the grippers are and said he could feel that when I shook his hand. Now I don't feel strong or more 'heavy' at all, but you tend to forget that when on this board you see guys mashing those heavy grippers and lifting that big weights like it's nothing. In the real world we are doing quite strong work although it doesn't feel like it ; -) It's hard now to get some progression and I think this is where persistence kicks in and experiencing with training methods.

Ehm, this is my way of saying keep it up hahahaha!

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I went to the gym today to play basketball and work my triceps since I couldn't fit them in my workout last night. The woman's volleyball team was hogging the court so I couldn't play b ball. After doing my tris, I started to think of ways to train other aspects of grip with the equipment in the gym. I want to start doing contests and I saw that nationals are in June. I plan on making this my first comp. Below are the events for nationals and my plans for how to train for them:

1) Calibrated grippers with 20mm block set - 4 attempts = obviously this is the event that I am the most prepared for and will continue to train for since I love closing grippers.

2) max 2hp - 4 attempts = I have never done this but I put an order in with a local gym equipment store for 2 smooth 25 lb plates. I'm just waiting for them to get in so I can pick them up. I'm planning to make a version of the euro pinch device. The smooth 25's will be the middle pinch surface and I will put them on a long metal DB bar I already own. I have textured plates that I can add for additional weight. I know this is not an offical euro but its a cheap way to train with equipment I already own. I will have to train this in the basement with its cement floor. I also ordered thumbscrews for my vulcan.

3) max Ironmind Rolling Thunder (new handle, full erect lift) - 4 attempts = So i don't own a RT yet. I plan on buying one in the next couples months. I also plan on getting fat gripz. Until I save up the cash, I decided to start doing a exercise variation in the gym today. I took a bar pad (one you use on your neck during squats) and put it on a barbell on a smith machine and did sets lifting it up from the floor. I experimented with weight and sets today but didn't write down the numbers, I will report the result in future workouts. This pad is nice and fat so I can't wrap my hands fully around, but It is squishy and doesn't roll like an RT. This is only a temp idea until I get the real RT and fatgripz. I can also put PVC pipe on a DB bar I have at the house.

4) medley - 35-40+ objects of fun - 4 minutes, 1 attempt = This is a tough event to train for. I have watched videos of medleys from different contest and none are completely the same. I'm going to take note of common events and try to train them. Maybe, they will release the actual objects as the event gets closer.

5) Frame hold for time - 3 weights will be available (500, 600, 700#) any time with heavier weight beats a longer time with a lighter weight. Women's weight is yet to be determined. 18" pick height. This will be one solid frame, not individual farmers handles. = I saw that in the contest forum that someone said that using a trap bar is a great way to train for this event and luckily my school gym has one so I don't have to buy it.

I also plan on competing in the WSH next year and will train for those event as well. I already own a vulcan, I can use the same 2 HP set up as above. I just need to buy the new grip topz when they come out. I also did another exercise today. My gym has plate loaded DB's which have this outer rubber plate. The outer plate is bigger than a 45 hub in diameter but its hard and slick and about the same depth if not shallower. I basically put the DB's on their side and "hub" them up in the air. I found out today that its a great way to progressively train hub lifting.

So that's the plan for training. I will write my results in this log along with my traditional gripper training. I'm pretty excited about this. It's going to be lots of fun. I love new challenges. I'm also going to occasionally bend but I'm going to start off slow with this since it really taxes my hands.

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update: I found a video explaining the medley from last year. So until I hear the events have changed, I will use this info to train. http://www.youtube.com/user/AdamTGlass2007#p/search/1/tgF_2xxsdw0

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Awesome TSG workout today:

Right Hand

Warm up

COC #1 = 8 NS reps

COC #2 = 3 parallel reps

COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

Heavy Gripper Sets

1) GNC 300 = 3 reps slightly wider than Parallel. Really Happy about this. abusing this gripper like a rented mule. Give me a couple weeks and I'm going to attack that stout COC #3.5

2) GNC 300 = 1 rep slightly wider than parallel.

3) MM1 Replica = 1 MMS rep, no prob

4) MM1 Replica = 1 rep slightly wider than parallel.

5) COC #3 = 2 parallel reps, just missed 3rd

6) COC #3 = 1 MMS rep

7) BBGM = 3 parallel reps

8) BBGM = 1 MMS rep, just missed 2nd

9) RB 240 = 5 parallel reps, easy stuff

10) RB 240 = 4 parallel reps

Lighter Gripper sets

1) COC #2.5 = 6 parallel reps

2) COC #2.5 = 6 parallel reps

3) GNC 250 = 2 NS reps, just missed 3rd

4) GNC 250 = 1 NS rep, just missed 2nd

5) GNC 200 = 3 NS reps, just missed 4th

6) GNC 200 = 3 NS reps

7) COC #2 = 5 NS reps

8) COC #2 = 4 NS reps

9) BBM 5/8 = 10 NS reps

10) BBM 5/8 = 8 NS reps

Left Hand

Warm Up

COC #1 = 10 NS reps

COC #2 = 3 parallel reps

Heavy gripper sets

1) RB 240 = 1 MMS rep

2) RB 240 = 1 MMS rep

3) RB 240 = 1 MMS rep

4) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

5) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

6) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

7) GNC 250 = 1 MMS rep

8) GNC 200 = 3 parallel reps

9) GNC 200 = 2 reps slightly wider than parallel

10) GNC 200 = 3 parallel reps

Lighter Gripper Sets

1) COC #2 = 4 CCS reps

2) COC #2 = 3 CCS reps

3) COC #2 = 4 CCS reps

4) COC #2 = 3 CCS reps

5) BBM 5/8 = 4 NS reps

6)BBM 5/8 = 4 NS reps

7) BBM 5/8 = 4 NS reps

8) BBM 5/8 = 4 NS reps

9) BBM 5/8 = 4 NS reps

10) COC #1 = 15 NS reps as fast as possible.

Note = Next workout I will do pinch training, levering, supination and pronation for the first time.

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Awesome TSG workout today:

Right Hand

Warm up

COC #1 = 8 NS reps

COC #2 = 3 parallel reps

COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

Heavy Gripper Sets

1) GNC 300 = 3 reps slightly wider than Parallel. Really Happy about this. abusing this gripper like a rented mule. Give me a couple weeks and I'm going to attack that stout COC #3.5

2) GNC 300 = 1 rep slightly wider than parallel.

3) MM1 Replica = 1 MMS rep, no prob

4) MM1 Replica = 1 rep slightly wider than parallel.

5) COC #3 = 2 parallel reps, just missed 3rd

6) COC #3 = 1 MMS rep

7) BBGM = 3 parallel reps

8) BBGM = 1 MMS rep, just missed 2nd

9) RB 240 = 5 parallel reps, easy stuff

10) RB 240 = 4 parallel reps

Lighter Gripper sets

1) COC #2.5 = 6 parallel reps

2) COC #2.5 = 6 parallel reps

3) GNC 250 = 2 NS reps, just missed 3rd

4) GNC 250 = 1 NS rep, just missed 2nd

5) GNC 200 = 3 NS reps, just missed 4th

6) GNC 200 = 3 NS reps

7) COC #2 = 5 NS reps

8) COC #2 = 4 NS reps

9) BBM 5/8 = 10 NS reps

10) BBM 5/8 = 8 NS reps

Left Hand

Warm Up

COC #1 = 10 NS reps

COC #2 = 3 parallel reps

Heavy gripper sets

1) RB 240 = 1 MMS rep

2) RB 240 = 1 MMS rep

3) RB 240 = 1 MMS rep

4) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

5) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

6) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

7) GNC 250 = 1 MMS rep

8) GNC 200 = 3 parallel reps

9) GNC 200 = 2 reps slightly wider than parallel

10) GNC 200 = 3 parallel reps

Lighter Gripper Sets

1) COC #2 = 4 CCS reps

2) COC #2 = 3 CCS reps

3) COC #2 = 4 CCS reps

4) COC #2 = 3 CCS reps

5) BBM 5/8 = 4 NS reps

6)BBM 5/8 = 4 NS reps

7) BBM 5/8 = 4 NS reps

8) BBM 5/8 = 4 NS reps

9) BBM 5/8 = 4 NS reps

10) COC #1 = 15 NS reps as fast as possible.

Note = Next workout I will do pinch training, levering, supination and pronation for the first time.

Man your one fire, MM2 cert done :rock Nice on the GNC 300 and getting your MM1 rep with a wide set ...look forward to reading when you start overall grip training to take things to the next level

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Thanks Big T. My first pinch workout will be this afternoon. Picking up my new smooth 25 lb plates right after class.

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Today I trained pinch and wrist strength for the first time. It was a great workout and I'm spent. I played around with the weights and sets. As I do more, the routine will evolve. This was my first effort and I'm happy with it but I know I have to improve a lot.

Pinch Training

2 HP

Note - I made a cheap version of a euro device. I used 2 25 lb plates with the smooth side out in the middle as the pinching surface. I put my DB handle through them to load extra weight. These plates are pretty thick (a little over 2.75 inches combined) and very smooth which means this pinch exercise is super tough. The numbers are going to low but I figure if I work with this, the actual euro will be that much easier.

Warm up:

1) 50 lbs = Good

2) 75 lbs = Good

3) 90 lbs = Good

Working:

1) 100 lbs = Good

2) 110 lbs = Good

3) 120 lbs = Good

4) 125 lbs = Failed, I tore the webbing of my thumb a little bit. Going to back off on the next couple sets since I'm just starting and don't have to be superman right away. I put tape on the webbing.

5) 100 lbs = Good

6) 100 lbs = Good

7) 100 lbs = Good

8) 110 lbs = just missed

9) 100 lbs = Good

10) 100 lbs = Good

Hex DB one hand dead lift

Note - I have my eye on a loaded blob but to save money I'm going to be using my 15 lb hex DB for a little while. I stand the DB vertical and grab it by the face one handed and dead lift it. I tied a string around the handle to add weight so the exercise is progressive.

Warm up

1) 15 lbs for 10 reps right and left hand

2) 25 lbs for 5 reps right and left hand

Working

Rep sets:

1) 35 lbs for 3 reps right and left

2) 41 lbs for 3 reps right and left

3) 43 lbs for 1 rep right and left

4) 46 lbs for 1 rep right and left

Holds for time:

1) 43 lbs held for as long as possible with both right and left hand. Did this 4 times. I basically got too lazy to keep adding weight so I decided to hold for time :)

Wrist Work

Supination/ Pronation

I took my DB handle and loaded one side with weight and grabbed the other end for this exercise. Nice pump from this

Warm up:

1) 7.5 lbs for several reps right and left hand

Working:

1) 12.5 lbs for 10 reps right and left hand. Did this for 4 sets

Levering forwards and backwards.

Note - Again used a DB handle and loaded one side with weight

Warm up:

1) 7.5 lbs right and left for 10 reps. 2 sets

Working:

1) 10 lbs right and left for 10 reps. 2 sets

2) 12.5 right and left for 8 reps. 1 set

General Note - Next workout I'm going to train for the frame hold using the trap bar at my gym and do some 2.5 inch thick bar work.

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Pretty Good TSG workout:

Right Hand

Warm up

COC #1 = 10 NS reps

COC #2 = 3 MMS reps

COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

Working

1) MM2 = Today was my certification attempts. I took all 3 attempts. I closed the first one and held it for a while so I hope its good enough for the judges. I missed the next 2 attempts. I didn't dominate this time but I hope I did enough.

2)RB 240 = 1 CCS rep

3) RB 240 = 1 CCS rep

4) RB 240 = 1 CCS rep

5) COC #2.5 = 1 CCS rep

6) COC #2.5 = 1 CCS rep

7) COC #2.5 = 1 CCS rep

8) COC #2.5 = 1 CCS rep, tough this time but got it.

9) GNC 200 = 6 NS reps

10) GNC 200 = 5 NS reps

11) GNC 200 = 3 NS reps, missed the 4th

12) COC #2 = 5 NS reps

13) COC #2 = 3NS, missed 4th

14) BBM 5/8 = 9 NS reps

15) BBM 5/8 = 8 NS reps, skin starting to tear on pinky

16) BBM 5/8 = 8 NS reps

17) COC #1 = 15 NS reps

Left Hand

Warm up

COC #1 = 10 NS reps

COC #2 = 3 MMS reps

Working

1) RB 240 = 1 MMS rep

2) RB 240 = 1 MMS rep

3) RB 240 = even wider set and still got it. Start to kick butt with this lefty.

4) RB 240 = Just missed MMS rep

5) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

6) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

7) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

8) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

9) COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

10) COC #2 = 3 NS reps

11) COC #2 = 3 NS reps

12) COC #2 = 2 NS reps, missed 3rd

13) BBM 5/8 = 5NS reps

14) BBM 5/8 = 4 NS reps

15) BBM 5/8 = 4 NS reps

16) BBM 5/8 = 5 NS reps

17) COC #1 = 15 NS reps

That's huge man, congrats on the close and certification. I haven't been able to check up on the board lately so I hope you do not take offense to this comment... how many days a week are you training grip and how do you manage your workouts other than grip?

thanks!

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Thanks Matt. I train with weights on body builder type rep scheme 3 days a week. Day 1 is Chest, tris and shoulders. Day 2 is legs. Day 3 is Back and Biceps. I play basketball for cardio. I have been training grippers 2-3 days a week for the past 3 months. Since I'm trying to do comps I'm going to be training overall grip now. Day 1 will be crush grip (grippers), Day 2 is going to be pinch and wrist strength, Day 3 is going to be supporting/open hand (thick bar mostly). This might change though as I go through it. Just a starting routine. I'm also a full time law student so I rely on lost of coffee and naps haha :)

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Today I trained pinch and wrist strength for the first time. It was a great workout and I'm spent. I played around with the weights and sets. As I do more, the routine will evolve. This was my first effort and I'm happy with it but I know I have to improve a lot.

Pinch Training

2 HP

Note - I made a cheap version of a euro device. I used 2 25 lb plates with the smooth side out in the middle as the pinching surface. I put my DB handle through them to load extra weight. These plates are pretty thick (a little over 2.75 inches combined) and very smooth which means this pinch exercise is super tough. The numbers are going to low but I figure if I work with this, the actual euro will be that much easier.

Warm up:

1) 50 lbs = Good

2) 75 lbs = Good

3) 90 lbs = Good

Working:

1) 100 lbs = Good

2) 110 lbs = Good

3) 120 lbs = Good

4) 125 lbs = Failed, I tore the webbing of my thumb a little bit. Going to back off on the next couple sets since I'm just starting and don't have to be superman right away. I put tape on the webbing.

5) 100 lbs = Good

6) 100 lbs = Good

7) 100 lbs = Good

8) 110 lbs = just missed

9) 100 lbs = Good

10) 100 lbs = Good

Hex DB one hand dead lift

Note - I have my eye on a loaded blob but to save money I'm going to be using my 15 lb hex DB for a little while. I stand the DB vertical and grab it by the face one handed and dead lift it. I tied a string around the handle to add weight so the exercise is progressive.

Warm up

1) 15 lbs for 10 reps right and left hand

2) 25 lbs for 5 reps right and left hand

Working

Rep sets:

1) 35 lbs for 3 reps right and left

2) 41 lbs for 3 reps right and left

3) 43 lbs for 1 rep right and left

4) 46 lbs for 1 rep right and left

Holds for time:

1) 43 lbs held for as long as possible with both right and left hand. Did this 4 times. I basically got too lazy to keep adding weight so I decided to hold for time :)

Wrist Work

Supination/ Pronation

I took my DB handle and loaded one side with weight and grabbed the other end for this exercise. Nice pump from this

Warm up:

1) 7.5 lbs for several reps right and left hand

Working:

1) 12.5 lbs for 10 reps right and left hand. Did this for 4 sets

Levering forwards and backwards.

Note - Again used a DB handle and loaded one side with weight

Warm up:

1) 7.5 lbs right and left for 10 reps. 2 sets

Working:

1) 10 lbs right and left for 10 reps. 2 sets

2) 12.5 right and left for 8 reps. 1 set

General Note - Next workout I'm going to train for the frame hold using the trap bar at my gym and do some 2.5 inch thick bar work.

See you tore your thumb webbing, try 2 hand pinch w/gloves a idea of DAvid Horne...you'll get stronger and toughen up gradually. Good job on things bro

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Thick bar and more pinch work today:

2" bar deadlift DO grip

Note - I haven't trained deadlift in years. I had a bad back due to sports and general weight lifting. I'm not going to do heavy singles until I build the lower back muscles first to avoid injury. I noticed that the axle deadlift is common event in grip contest. I put a piece of 2 inch pvc pipe over my 1 inch bar to save money because axles are over $200 bucks. I didn't go hard since this is the first workout. The weights include the weight of the bar.

Warm up:

114 lbs for 10 reps

Working:

1) 214 lbs for 5 reps

2) 234 lbs for 6 reps

3) 234 lbs for 6 reps

4) 249 lbs for 5 reps, much more left in the tank. Just experimenting.

2.5" DB one hand deadlift

Note - Same as above. being cautious and not pushing it much.

Warm up:

100 lbs for 1 rep left and right

Working:

1) 100 lbs 5 reps left and right

2) 100 lbs 5 reps left and right

3) 100 lbs 5 reps left and 8 right. going to need bigger plates since this bar can only hold 120 with the weights I have right now.

Thumb screws on the vulcan for pinch training

Note = used ironmind expand your hand bands till I can use my orange spring.

Warm up:

Red band top notch - 12 reps left and right

Working:

1) White + Red top - 10 reps left and right

2) White + Red top - 12 reps left and right

3) Green + Red top - 10 reps left and right

4) Blue + Red top - 10 reps left and right

5) Blue + Red top - 10 reps left and right

6) Green + Red top - 10 reps left and right

7) Green + Red top - 10 reps left and right

8) Green + Red top - 10 reps left and right

9) 2 Red top negatives - 1 left and right

10) 2 Red top negatives - 1 left and right

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Did this at the gym on top of back and bis to train grip lightly:

Trap bar holds for time:

1) 320 lbs for as long as I could for 3 sets. This freaking hurts. Found out my gym no longer has a belt so I gotta stop by tomorrow and buy my own. Going to slowly keep adding weight. Back is still sore from yesterday. I expected this from not doing deadlifts for so long.

Wrist Curls:

Note - did this as a finisher after my back and bi workout.

1) 20 lb DB = 30 reps left and right hand.

2) 25 lbs DB = 30 reps left and right hand.

3) 25 lbs DB = 30 reps left and right hand.

Note = Not doing anything tomorrow so my hands can recover. Wednesday is grippers.

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Great workouts!

I like the axle but have been neglecting it lately. I used a 2" solid HRS rod for mine but wished I just used that 1.9" OD piping. Would have been cheaper and easier to move around.

Is the PVC a bit slick to hold on to? I guess that would be good since the contest ones will feel easy in comparison.

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