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avasatu

Looking for ways to nicely add up to 50 pounds to a York blob in a relatively easy way that allows me to do both one and two hand lifts. Any ideas?

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anwnate

Longer string for 2 hand obv.

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Climber028

I use a resistance band and anchor it with two heavy dumbbells. Gets heavier the higher you pull and you can add tremendous weight to a blob, the downside is that there isn't a simple way to determine the exact amount. It's easy to setup and easy on the hands.

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avasatu

The problem with the loop tying weights to the blob is that the weight won't be added to the blob until after you've broken ground, especially during a two handed lift, and even more especially if you are looking to add possibly 40-50 pounds to your blob. I also don't like the imprecision of resistance bands, as my training relies alot on microloading, so knowing exact tensions and being able to add small amounts of weight to objects is crucial. 

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Hopefully

I have a hole through mine where I can slide an adjustable dumbbell through and add plates to it. I think I have a picture in my log of it (early pages). Works great. Then of course you must have access to machines capable of such a hole.

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anwnate

I think "relatively easy way" may be the issue.

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Hopefully

Hm, maybe drill and tap a small thread in the blob so you can put a hook there. Then you can connect it with a loading pin. I'd say that is relatively easy.. 

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Climber028

With your specific criteria it sounds like you just need a loadable blob trainer. I don't think any other diy methods can be easy, simple, and accurate.

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avasatu
44 minutes ago, Hopefully said:

I have a hole through mine where I can slide an adjustable dumbbell through and add plates to it. I think I have a picture in my log of it (early pages). Works great. Then of course you must have access to machines capable of such a hole.

Can I see that? 

 

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Climber028

Wow that's really cool, I'm jealous

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JHenze646

3CCD5D85-2CBD-4187-BD53-7E3A836F30B0.thumb.jpeg.5772a8384a6ab92d700bf4b8ce22fe49.jpegYou can use a ratchet strap and a fix the weight tightly to the bottom. Simple, cheap, and effective.

Also @Adam Juncker makes loadable block/blob trainers. I highly recommend his equipment.

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vikingsrule92
2 hours ago, avasatu said:

The problem with the loop tying weights to the blob is that the weight won't be added to the blob until after you've broken ground, especially during a two handed lift, and even more especially if you are looking to add possibly 40-50 pounds to your blob. I also don't like the imprecision of resistance bands, as my training relies alot on microloading, so knowing exact tensions and being able to add small amounts of weight to objects is crucial. 

If you use short coat hanger to add the weight it should be up off of the ground from the go. That was what I always used and never had problems. I never added more than about 10 pounds mind you so if you go much more than 20 pounds (4-5s total) then it may be awkward or problematic to keep them off the ground. Let me know if I can help more.

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WestSlope
2 hours ago, avasatu said:

The problem with the loop tying weights to the blob is that the weight won't be added to the blob until after you've broken ground, especially during a two handed lift, and even more especially if you are looking to add possibly 40-50 pounds to your blob. I also don't like the imprecision of resistance bands, as my training relies alot on microloading, so knowing exact tensions and being able to add small amounts of weight to objects is crucial. 

Elevate the blob on a block of wood tall enough to keep the added weights off of the ground. Stand on blocks of similar height if you think you need to.

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avasatu
1 hour ago, WestSlope said:

Elevate the blob on a block of wood tall enough to keep the added weights off of the ground. Stand on blocks of similar height if you think you need to.

Embarrassingly enough, I didn't think of that somehow. That may be it! 

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Mike Rinderle

Buy a heavier blob.  There... problem solved.   ;)

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Cannon
16 hours ago, avasatu said:

The problem with the loop tying weights to the blob is that the weight won't be added to the blob until after you've broken ground, especially during a two handed lift, and even more especially if you are looking to add possibly 40-50 pounds to your blob.

This can be beneficial though.  Like lifting with heavy chains.  The hardest thing about the blob is breaking it off the ground.  It could be really effective to be able to get the lift going and then have the full weight hit on the way up.  You're still holding it at the top. 

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Nigel Blackburn

I utilized a shoelace and used either small fractional plates for standard plates (2.5 lbs or so) and tied them onto the shoelace. Of course, then you just drape it over the blob. If you do this correctly with small weights and double up the shoelace, you shouldn't have an issue of the additional weights touching the ground, so it'll be full resistance off the ground. 

It does get a bit silly if you choose to do >10 lbs, though. At that point, you might as well get a larger blob. The other drawback is that it is pretty tedious to set up if you are changing weight after each set.

 

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avasatu

Full disclaimer: I plan to do this two handed until I've gotten up to whatever blob I'm working on plus it's own weight. 

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Stephen Ruby

There are plate loadable blobs that are sold also like the one made by stronger grip

 

http://www.strongergrip.com/grip-gear/loadable-blob/

Just thought I'd share for those who didn't know about them. It seems like a great option for those who don't own a lot of blobs.  Its on my wish list of grip tools to buy for myself. 

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