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Kill, Maim, Slay. Vol. 1 - I'm Seeing Red

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I will take that dumbbell off your hands. To help you focus, of course.

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26 minutes ago, JHenze646 said:

I will take that dumbbell off your hands. To help you focus, of course.

Which Dumbbell are you talking about?

and I thought you retired last year?

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richcottrell

I used to have a home here... or at least a small shed to train in...
Summer is here so it is time for a Coronna-19 2020 fitness and Grip plan...

First some updates:
Fitness - I have not done a thing
Weight - 171
CoC - well less then 100#
Pullups - ha ha ha

Corona updates:
We got real lucky here in the suburbs.of Philadelphia.  A neighbor gave us a 14 foot trampoline for free and he also brought it down the street for free.  I only had to reinstall the safety netting... took about 100 zip ties to do it, but it did not cost my anything.
Then my wife's boss gave us a free standing basketball hoop.
The boys are in 6th, 3rd, and 2nd grade, so if the community pool is closed this summer I am going to need stuff here are home for the boys.

I also got some grip friendly stuff in the yard.
First I took a bunch of my David Horne WofG equipment and I hung the implements from my kids monkey bars. Actually there is also a CannonBall there from Soinex, and two different size jugs from FBBC. 
Tanner and Adam would easily distroy this ninja warrior grip course.

I also rehung a 15 foot climbing rope from a tree.  I only have it about 12 feet in the air right now.  If i can get a hold of a longer ladder I will rehang that rope someplace higher, and I will also hang a cow bell for the kids to ring if the can make it to the top.

 

I am looking forward to trying to light a fire under my own but this summer.  Next week I am going to finally make my own Gada.

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Andrew Dube

Sounds like a great setup to keep you and the boys busy! I'm excited to see your gada! My 6 year old loves to shimmy up our rope, the cowbell is a great idea. It would combine his two biggest interests: climbing and making noise.

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richcottrell

Injury Report:
None

Weight:
168lbs

Did my first bending in ages at The Ambassador's house yesterday. 
I was very sad to see Nate get rid of 92% of his Grip Gear over the past few years, but now that he is focused on that Gold Nail, I can understand how all that cool grip stuff just became "clutter" in his basement.  He has a clear Double Overhand [DO] goal.  And we are talking a Single Rep Max.

While I visited Nate with the intent to bend again, I have decided my goal must be completely opposite to Nate's.  I plan on bending both DO as well as Double Underhand and Reverse.  I also plan on doing the 3 different styles ALL as part of my weekly training. 
I still have to dial this all in, but the plan is for two bending days a week.  Thursday will be "group bending" with me visiting Nate or just hitting him up on Zoom.  That day will have Single Rep Maxes, but I will also be using the David Horne WD2 as well as an ancient York Iron Shoe.

If I ever get my hernia taken care of, I will be adding horseshoe bending to my Big Steel Thursday.

On Session One I did these bends.

* Double Overhand in IMPs:
Drill Rod "F" - went easy enough; slightly off center; 1 1/4" wide
Drill Rod 17/64 - after many hits only got 15deg; did some more hits getting 21deg

* Iron Shoe
* DHWD [setting 1:1]

*DO
Hex 1/4" - only got a slight wobble

* Double Underhand in IMPs
CRS 1/4 apx 10deg

*DO
Drill Rod F - to apx 1 1/2"
Drill rod 17/64" - only a wobble

*WD for 5 reps each [setting 1:1]
5 reps each [1:2]
* Iron Shoe

* Double Underhand in IMPS
two (2) Square 1/8"
Galvanized 60d nail - to 25deg
square 1/8

* Reverse Style
one galvanized 60d nail

* Big Rest

* Double Overhand in 1 and 1/2 Imps
Drill Rod 17/64 - to axp 3inch spread.


 

 

 

On 6/1/2020 at 11:30 AM, richcottrell said:

 


First some updates:
Fitness - I have not done a thing
Weight - 171
CoC - well less then 100#
Pullups - ha ha ha

Corona updates:
We got real lucky here in the suburbs.of Philadelphia.  A neighbor gave us a 14 foot trampoline for free and he also brought it down the street for free.  I only had to reinstall the safety netting... took about 100 zip ties to do it, but it did not cost my anything.
Then my wife's boss gave us a free standing basketball hoop.
The boys are in 6th, 3rd, and 2nd grade, so if the community pool is closed this summer I am going to need stuff here are home for the boys.

I also got some grip friendly stuff in the yard.
First I took a bunch of my David Horne WofG equipment and I hung the implements from my kids monkey bars. Actually there is also a CannonBall there from Soinex, and two different size jugs from FBBC. 
Tanner and Adam would easily distroy this ninja warrior grip course.

I also rehung a 15 foot climbing rope from a tree.  I only have it about 12 feet in the air right now.  If i can get a hold of a longer ladder I will rehang that rope someplace higher, and I will also hang a cow bell for the kids to ring if the can make it to the top.

 

I am looking forward to trying to light a fire under my own but this summer.  Next week I am going to finally make my own Gada.

 

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Donc101

Awesome you are back to bending! It will be fun to train all 3 unbraced styles. I think all are fun and it helps you stay healthy to be strong in all angles. 

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richcottrell

I might not be seeing Red as bright as I once did, but I see a faint glimmer.

tomorrow I train agsin

 

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richcottrell

I did not train on tomorrow...

Funny how things work.  Real Qwarky

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richcottrell

Sunday is bending day... so I better get to bed ASAP as it is 2:10am and I still have today's honey do list.

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richcottrell

This is a shameless plug, but it is also my excuse on why i did not train this weekend. 

[Respectfully; please notice that I do not care that this breaks the forum rules.  The international decorum that manleyness says there is never a good excuse not to train is vastly outdated training advice. ]

That is right, I just said this is a shameless plug that I I am about to give!
  My oldest son's newest creation.  His finally started his own YouTube channel.  He has been talking about it for months.

It is not Grip related, but it is a LEGO channel. 

It does take a special type of grip for some of those small legos, but instead I am just happy for Boden.  He is 12.
BC Bricks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC50FIMXERApB6WI8M7-o3Dw/about

 

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richcottrell

And here  is where we play

 

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anwnate

Future American Ninja Warriors!

I like how you can switch out the implements. 

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richcottrell

“Take you back”

 

Back when I lived in the actual city of Brotherly Love,  I lived about 500 meters from the Phillies baseball stadium.  
Back then, on my off days, I would ride my bicycle from our row home in South Philly, through the city, to get to my BJJ school downtown.  It was three miles of pure level riding.  The only drawback was all the stops you would have to make.

i would ride through the famed Philly Italian Market.  [made even more famous in the movie Rocky.]

The peddlers at the  Market still sell the vegetables and fruits out of these small stands that filter out into the streets making the road narrow enough to be considered a alley street).

Yes they still burn the wooden boxes for heat in the winter there just like in Rocky.  That was not a Hollywood idea. 

 Meanwhile, just further north there were “those guys” who would pop open their car trunk and it would be  fulled with expensive shoes  for sale at “steal prices”.  Sometimes it was watches; other times it was perfumes for sale.  
I bet back in 1984 you could have gotten a Cabbage Page Kid doll there too!

They were steal deal prices probably because they were already stollen!


Well, the reason for that backstory is today I was one of those shady vendors!
The difference was I was not offering “steals” - instead I was bending steel.

I was bending short bars in the parking lot of a big multi use - yet old — industrial warehouse in north Philadelphia.  It is where my kid does gymnastics.

so after I got my son Liam settled in I went outside to call The Ambassador.

facetime did not workout so it was an audio co-bending session.

between the heat, not being able to get my interior car light to turn off, and forgetting my chalk, it was a real rushed session.  
 

I wish I could say that it was the cops who broke up the Tailgate Party, but the reality is I am way out of shape and I only got a wobble out of a 17/64 drill rod  

While the work might have been minimal compared to some, at least not one person stopped me or bothered me.

I also forgot my clamps so wrapping was slow, and the humidity is soooooo high.    In hindsight, I should have just borrowed some chalk from the gymnastics school.  
going to leave chalk and a set on clamps in the car from now on.

it took longer to write this then it did to bend it .

i did not do DU this week because I have a real sharp pain in both wrist in the pictured area.   I have been told DU can aggravate that area of the wrist.   Any second opinions?

 

 

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richcottrell

It seems like the only thing bending these days is my nerves.  Classic case of the COVID Kids Syndrome.

Today I was angry as my lawn mower took 4 weeks to be fixed and it broke again about 40 min into new deployment.  With all these weeks off, I was going to make back of my yard the Scottish Highlands [Hint Hint],  but when I got the call the machine was ready, I was ready to make the front yard as nice as a baseball field.

tomorrow is my last day "off" before a couple dozen MLB baseball games, so my plan is to do some solo bending

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