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Good luck on your journey. I have a few suggestions if you really want to complete this goal: 1. I would practice specifically parallel set once you have other grippers and work on perfecting the

Dude, I’m rooting for you. I agree with Vinnie that I don’t want you to get discouraged if it takes longer.  I have always been among the smallest (thinnest) guys hanging around.  I’m about 160 soakin

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I've been watching with interest.  Ima just say it... you need to be on the #2 right now to meet your timeline.  Have you popped that sucker open yet and given it a ride? 

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On 9/29/2018 at 1:05 PM, DrLobsterHands said:

Is there a video regarded as the best instruction for setting a gripper that you guys can recommend?


Right now I'm just setting based on how I worked it out myself, but it's probably nowhere near optimal

 

Fast forward to where Jedd shows Juji how to set the gripper. Like you mentioned, a little tough without flesh pads on your hand, but still good to know the right technique from the getgo 

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On 10/3/2018 at 5:16 PM, Cannon said:

I've been watching with interest.  Ima just say it... you need to be on the #2 right now to meet your timeline.  Have you popped that sucker open yet and given it a ride? 

I'm rooting for you dude, but I agree with Matt. I think you should try the #2 next workout. Even if its just one try, you should see where you stand. 

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You can try the #2 in the beginning of your next workout. Only one attempt. Then do your regular training. It will not affect your recovery.

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I would say there is value for you doing 1 close of your number 2 every or every other workout, you will find you'll close it easier every time. You'll prepare yourself for the pressure of the 2 this way. 

But I really like your plan, I think you are doing just the right thing. I saw huge gains using a similar method when I began training grippers earlier this year. Instead of just increasing volume though I filed my grippers too(after they became too easy). After training high volume for 4 - 5 days or so with my filed 1.5, I rested 2-3 days and attempted my #2 and absolutely destroyed it. Then I stopped doing this routine which I think was a mistake. I did a mini cycle of it recently and I saw huge gains again. 

I would say the jump from the 1 to the 2 is very big, so I think you would benefit greatly from a middle cycle using a filed 1 before stepping up. Remember, stepping up too fast will lead to a wall eventually, at least it did for me. 

Just some thoughts, I dont know though :)

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36D6DFFF-86B4-4CD8-ABE1-040D6EF5812C.thumb.png.87b4c6ce68ec4a03719ad2900ae3fe44.pngyou didn’t “just about close it”, you got it! Congrats!

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Yeah that looks shut to me! 

Whoo boy.  Eye on the prize.  Plan your work and work your plan and all that. 

Are you doing other lifting?  Any wrist work?

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climber511

Curious what your main lifts look like - squat - bench - dead lift etc?

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Great job closing the #2

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Very nice close- congrats!

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I'm shocked that you didn't, for example, move to the #1.5 sooner rather than spend so much time on the #1 prior to jumping directly to the #2. What are your thoughts?

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The #1.5 is probably the biggest waste of money for someone who is planning to go much further than that with their grip strength. They are so damn close to the #1. For that range a GHP4 is much better. Or a more safe buy I should say, some #1.5 can of course be in the 90's if you're lucky to find one.

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15 hours ago, Fist of Fury said:

The #1.5 is probably the biggest waste of money for someone who is planning to go much further than that with their grip strength. They are so damn close to the #1. For that range a GHP4 is much better. Or a more safe buy I should say, some #1.5 can of course be in the 90's if you're lucky to find one.

I agree.  I ended up filing my 1.5 to try to get it further from my 1

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I love scalding water and massages with my other thumb, but I'm a pinch guy. I imagine this works for crush. You can also look into high dosages of Vitamin C or Animal Flex. I think Flex is a waste of money but have had results from Vit C in the past.

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