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Doubt This Has Been Done: Double Grip Cert Same Day

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Big dude!

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Alawadhi
8 hours ago, Hubgeezer said:

From today's IronMind News:

http://ironmind.com/news/Bojan-Pejic-Certifies-on-the-Captains-of-Crush-No.-3-and-No.-3.5-Grippers/

One very tall 33 year old Swedish fellow certifying on the Number 3 AND Number 3.5 on the same day. Impressive as hell in my book.

Congrats to Bojan Pejic :rock He had done well. He is huge too!

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Fist of Fury

I bet he has Croatian parents? Croatia have a lot of tall people.

I wish he would go for the #4 cert. Unfortunately it doesn't seem like he is, based on the interview.

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Kashtan
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Huge work Bojan!

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I'm wrong

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Chez

2.06 meters tall. That is a mountain of a man. Crazy impressive certing both the same day. 

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Climber028

I might be naive, but is this actually harder than just doing a 3.5? If you're that strong then wouldn't certing a 3 be no big deal?

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Hubgeezer

Looks like Puscasu certed on the 3 in 2008 and the 3.5 was in 2010.

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Chez
Posted (edited)
29 minutes ago, Climber028 said:

I might be naive, but is this actually harder than just doing a 3.5? If you're that strong then wouldn't certing a 3 be no big deal?

no, you are actually correct. This also happens with the mash monster certs where someone certs them quickly in succession. or the ironmind certs where someone does a no set or CCS reps. It really means they waited longer than they had to and were over prepared. I have always said that. Its still impressive though. I have always told people to be prepared but not wait too long since you can get injured at any moment and the cert never happens. Look at me with my bicep tear. I had to train my butt off for two years to get back and there was no guarantee it would happen. 

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David_wigren

Didn’t Rich Williams cert both on the 3 and the 3.5 on the same day?

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Vinnie

I think it is almost silly to cert the 3 if you certed the 3.5.  Do they even leave your name on the list for the 3?  Anyone who can credit card set even an easier 3.5 can probably TNS a hard 3 and rep it a couple of times too.  A 3.5 on average is about as much harder than a 3 as a 3 is harder than a 2.5.  I can barely MMS a 3, and I can TNS and rep a 2.5.  So I am very impressed by his or anyone closing a 3.5, but knowing he can do the 3 also, um, duh.  Right?

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temmmeeee
56 minutes ago, David_wigren said:

Didn’t Rich Williams cert both on the 3 and the 3.5 on the same day?

I thought the same. I'm pretty sure he did.

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Chez
9 minutes ago, Vinnie said:

I think it is almost silly to cert the 3 if you certed the 3.5.  Do they even leave your name on the list for the 3?  Anyone who can credit card set even an easier 3.5 can probably TNS a hard 3 and rep it a couple of times too.  A 3.5 on average is about as much harder than a 3 as a 3 is harder than a 2.5.  I can barely MMS a 3, and I can TNS and rep a 2.5.  So I am very impressed by his or anyone closing a 3.5, but knowing he can do the 3 also, um, duh.  Right?

Exactly. When I certed the 3, I was able to get like 7 straight CCS singles each training session with a 150ish 3 and I wasn't close to certing the 3.5. the 3 cert was a warm up for him that day. 

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wobbler

If he happened to fail the 3.5, at least his name would be on the 3 list. Don't think there is much more to it than that.

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Chez
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6 minutes ago, wobbler said:

If he happened to fail the 3.5, at least his name would be on the 3 list. Don't think there is much more to it than that.

I don't think thats the point. Its about people being impressed with him certing both in one day as if its more impressive than just certing the 3.5. That is what Mike brought up. he was very over prepared for the 3 so he figured he would give the 3.5 a shot also and that makes sense since the judge is there anyway. I don't see at as better than just a 3.5 cert though. 

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Florian Kellersmann

Congrats! The 3.5 cert is very impressive!

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Hubgeezer

You guys are correct. Rich Williams did it at the 2009 Arnold. Both the 3 and the 3.5...

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Alawadhi
19 hours ago, Hubgeezer said:

You guys are correct. Rich Williams did it at the 2009 Arnold. Both the 3 and the 3.5...

He did along with Brian Shaw (who at that time wasn't as strong). Brian attempted the #3.5 and didn't get it (maybe super hard #3.5 or just not strong enough). He was super close. But no is a no. Same time Rich did it. Dunno who did first though.

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Hubgeezer
1 hour ago, Alawadhi said:

He did along with Brian Shaw (who at that time wasn't as strong). Brian attempted the #3.5 and didn't get it (maybe super hard #3.5 or just not strong enough). He was super close. But no is a no. Same time Rich did it. Dunno who did first though.

 

I did not know that. Very interesting.

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Wannagrip

Wow...super impressive!

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Alawadhi
19 hours ago, Hubgeezer said:

I did not know that. Very interesting.

Yep I remember it well and can't seem to find it on YouTube now. I am NOT sure if Rich and Brian attempted the same grippers but I doubt it. I don't even seem to find where Rich, Brian, and Tex lifting the Circus. I am sure it there but I don't know how to search well it seems. @Kashtan do you have the two #3.5 cert attempts and the circus bell lift?

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Hubgeezer

I have not seen that circus bell lift in years, cannot find it any more. Was always one of my favorites.

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Kashtan
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6 hours ago, Alawadhi said:

Yep I remember it well and can't seem to find it on YouTube now. I am NOT sure if Rich and Brian attempted the same grippers but I doubt it. I don't even seem to find where Rich, Brian, and Tex lifting the Circus. I am sure it there but I don't know how to search well it seems. @Kashtan do you have the two #3.5 cert attempts and the circus bell lift?

Yes, Rich first man in history he can cert on 3 and 3.5 one day.

Plus lift Circus Dumbbell ? On the same day? This is most likely. Arnold 2009 was on only March 6 and 7.

Video with Circus DB i find later

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Kashtan
5 hours ago, Hubgeezer said:

I have not seen that circus bell lift in years, cannot find it any more. Was always one of my favorites.

Catch.

 

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Hubgeezer
Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, Kashtan said:

Catch.

 

Thanks for posting this. I was convinced it had been removed.

 

Notice that all three of these guys are: a) Monster Sized b) Extremely Strong, and c) Well, I was going to say 3.5 Certified Closers, but I am wrong, only Tex and Rich are, Brian is merely a 3 Certified Guy and multiple World's Strongest Man Winner.

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