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I Finally Closed My #3! 4 Years Of Dedicated Training.

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Electron

Hey guys. My name is Yori.

I've been grip training for 2 months, and my goal is to be certified as a CoC #4 and to have the strongest grip:bodyweight ratio.

This is what I posted on 8/1/11.

While one of my claims seems a bit far-fetched now, I feel like I can finally cross the other thing off the list.

I've closed the #3 gripper at last!

As you can tell, the set is a bit more narrow than MMS.

I won't be submitting this to judging out of respect to the judges. It doesn't even pass my own standards.

No worries... this will be a piece of cake with a block set eventually.

It's been a long 4 years. I've trained grippers twice a week on average, which is much more frequent than most.

What got me here is a combination of block set reps, max MMS closes, and many, many coin holds. My body responds well to them.

While I'm tooting my own horn, here are a few more qualifications that I feel qualify me as having a good grip:BW ratio.

  • 2xBW axle (NAGC 2014)
  • 147% BW pinch lift (AZCG 2014)
  • 110% BW block set (AZCG 2014)
  • This is where I would throw a website if I had one. Or an instagram. Luckily, I don't have either.

Buying my first gripper and finding this forum has positively influenced me in many ways. This is about way more than just squeezing stuff, guys!

I've never been in better shape in my life. I'm pretty strong... even being the size of the kid who got sand kicked in his face. (Didn't even Charles Atlas.)

I made many friends. Trained with a local armwrestling crew. I traveled and met fantastic people at all the comps I've been to.

I've set records. I've found mentors. I've trained and taught others too.

I even started lifting and doing gymnastics because it made me stronger in grip.

This has been a great experience.

I feel like part of my journey has come to an end, but I also feel like things are just beginning.

Thanks everybody!

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greppstark

Awesome, Congratulations!!

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bencrush

Great work, Yori!!! Way to stick with it man.

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Evan Raftopoulos

congrats man! you'll cert mm0 very soon.

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Mike Sharkey

Nice dude. Congrats.

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JoshW

Looked strong! Congratulations for your BW.

Also pretty sure you had American dad on in the background lol

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Royz

Congrats dude!

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Evan Raftopoulos

Also pretty sure you had American dad on in the background lol

American dad on tv AND he is ignoring the woman while closing grippers. Sounds familiar. :grin:

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JoshW

Also pretty sure you had American dad on in the background lol

American dad on tv AND he is ignoring the woman while closing grippers. Sounds familiar. :grin:

Such a Stan thing to say man. Surprised we arnt all single :D

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barbe705

solid close

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EJ Livesey

It's all about the journey.

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Jörg Keilbach

Congrats Yori!

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MANTHOS

Bravo!

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Tom Scibelli

Good job Yori!

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Sensuixel

hard work and dedication always pay, congrats for that huge milestone !!

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Wannagrip

Congrats!

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JHenze646

Dedication.

Congrats.

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GrassMaine89

awesome close and story...love seeing hard work and dedication pay off

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Jared Goguen

Amazing, man.

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Durrs

Congratz on the the milestone!

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John McCarter

Awesome job man!

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odin

Congratulations Yori!

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Buccos1

That's awesome! Congratulations!

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David Mitti

Big Congrats !

Had to feel so good to have those handles finally touch.

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Cannon

Awesome dude. Don't stop there!

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