Jump to content
AdamTGlass

Arm Lifting Log

Recommended Posts

AdamTGlass

6.6.19

lift at the Edge. BW 212

axle bent press - 85-2/2, 95-2/2, 105-1/1, 110-1/1, 115-1/1, 125-1/1-3

axle Turkish get up 85-1/1, 95-1/1, 115-1/1-2

table curl 100 - 3/3, 1R-5 :::: left wrist sore af from this week. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass

8.6.19

lifted at Convention center. Joined Clay at his booth for Inch db demonstrations. Somewhere around 35-40 lifts over 3 hours talking with the crowds. 

Tomorrow we compete 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass

9.6.19

lifted at Europa Games Expo in Dallas

bw 95.25 kg

rolling thunder up to 105 kg (contest PR)

arm assassin double thumb blaster up to 105 kg

little big horn up to 105 kg. Attempted a WR at 109 kg but couldn’t lock out 

silver bullet #4 7 seconds 

Sorinex 3”x 4” Saxon bar up to 110 kg (contest pr for that bar) 

1st place 100 kg, 2nd place overall. 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass

10.6.19

lift at the Edge. Bw 95.0 kg 

axle bent press 85-2/2, 95-2/2, 105-2/2, 115-2/2, 125-1/1, 135-1/1 

barbell bech press 135-5, 225-5, 275-2, 295-1, 305-1, 325 attempt Utter fail

Gold bar lift (not sure on apparatus weight) +50 -5/5, 55-3/3, 60-1/1, 65-1/1, 70-1R —- very challenging taper on it Thank you MCT!!

Finnish Ball 57-1/1, 63-1/1, 68-1/1, 73-1/1, 78-1R, 83R PR hard AF and painful on my index knuckle

 

post contest yester I was pretty tired. I’ve had this weird neck/trap pain on the left side. This AM I felt better. Right hand sore from contest. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass

12.6.19

bw 209. Up all night puking with a cluster migraine. 

Lifted at the edge 

single arm axle deadlift 175-1/1, 195-1/1, 215-1/1-2, 220-1R

overhand axle 305-1, 395-1, 435-1 this felt weak today

fbbc 2.5 Saxon 233-2, 243-1, 253-1, 263-1, 268-1 

goldbar griptopz +50 -5/5, +55-3/3, +60 1/2, +65-1R

finnish ball +50-1/1, +60-1R, +75-1

axle bent press 85-1/1, 105-1/1, 125-1/1, 145-1/1

pull up +106lb 1-5

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass

13.6.19

lift at the Edge

body weight 206 lb 

3”x4” Saxon bar 193-1, 233-1, 243-1-3, 233-1-20 PR volume at weight

DOH Axle 215-1, 305-1, 405-1-4

Gold bar lift 58-5/5, 63-3/3, 65.5-1/1-5, 72-1/1-6, 76-1/1-3 PR 

silver bullet #4 set and lift 3 rep

rolling thunder 186-10

axle bent press 85-3/3, 105-2/2

pull up +70 - 1-5  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass

Current season ranking at the half way mark 

 

8E7D8633-A4D4-450F-A20D-2E5BA28EAEBA.png

5D28D65B-5243-4E6C-9598-C5D002737FB3.png

23533340-D1A7-4EE5-AE9A-3E9300388369.png

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass

14.6.19

lift at the edge 

axle bent press 85-2/2, 95-2/2, 105-2/2, 125-1/1, 135-1/1, 155-1/1, 165-1Lefty, 135-1/1

DOH axle (conventional) 215-1, 305-1, 355-1, 395-1, 415-1, 425-1 

conventional hasn’t been great the last few years but it’s coming along. 

Goldbar lift - +50-1/1, 52.5-1/1, 55-1/1, 60-1/1, 62.5-1/1, 65-1/1, 68.5-1/1, 70-1/1, 72.5-1/1, 75-1righty 

finnish Ball 81-1R, 86-1R PR, 88.6-1-3R PR huge pinching pr today on the painful finball. In August at Bonehill Finland my aim is 100+ lb 

silverbullet with 25 lb plate — 2.5 COC, #3 COC

SB w/5lb #3 — 35 seconds PR with 3

30F961C3-2F69-422D-BA0A-46CC6B04F7F6.png

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass
Posted (edited)

18.6.19

bw 208 lb

lift at the Edge 

single hand axle 125-2/2, 175-1/1

doh axle 215-2, 305-2, 355-1

2.5 Saxon 233-2, 243-1, 248-1, 253-1, 258-1, 263-1-3

goldbar pinch +50-6/6, +60-3/3, +65-2/1, +70-1R

finnish ball 85.7-1, 88.3-1, 90.6-1 PR video here on YouTube 

axle bent press 85-2/2, 105-1/1, 125-1/1, 145-1

rolling Thunder comp handle 186-1/1, 196-1/1, 206-1, 216-1, 226-1 

hand balance for 10 minutes 

 

 

 

 

Edited by AdamTGlass
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass

19.6.19

bw 210 lifted at the Edge 

FBBC Saxon 2.5” x 5” 

191-3, 201-3, 211-3, 221-3, 231-3, 241-2, 251-1, 256-1, 261-1, 266-1 video on YT, 271-1, 241-1 

IM axle deficit deadlift DOH (25lb plate) 

235-3, 285-3, 335-1, 385-1 video on YT

finnish ball 87.6 lb 1 single righty 

goldbar lift +50 - 12/12, +55 - 6/6, +60-5, 65-3

axle Turkish get up 85-1/1, 105-1/1, 125-1/1

gorilla push ups 5 sets 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass

20.6.19 

on the prevention, overcoming, and rising past injury. 

Exchanging messages this week a joking suggestion emerged- Half Penny, Stub, Shallow Hub- to a 1.5” cross bar- lifted while prone on the seal bench...a lot of people over coming injury. 

I probably keep in touch with 30 serious real adult athletes. Men who have a job, family, property, all levels of normal life but stay on track. On track with not just a fitness regime but also pursuing a high level in some sport. It’s not a money thing it’s something they love. 

Injury is the biggest killer of staying in the game. Fatigue and pain make us cowards. It becomes very easy to give up on goals when it’s no longer a straight forward march. 

To play the game longer you need to understand the cost. 

Tissue is laid along lines of stress, this provides mechanical advantage. Across bone, tendon, ligament, muscle we see increased rigidity. 

All motion of gen tissue system product of 1 mechanical properties of tissue & 2 contractile capability of NS+GTS. 

When one direction becomes excessively rigid there will be problems for all other motions. One side on a pully series is unable to overcome its antagonist direction. You have loss of elasticity. 

Reduced range of motion can be stated as loss of function. It can be simply viewed at joints of body. This particular joint has X number of motions and those motions posse X percentage of motion. 

It is not as personal trainers and coaches say necessary to maintain “full rom” but it is essential to maintain proportional amounts of rom for the specific build of your body. I am pointing at the relationships of rigidity across the body

Many things cause pain immediately-cuts, impacts, burns, cold. This pain is a signal to move away or stop moving. 

Particular to motion- the long term pain is the signal to regain motion. A shoulder that hurts for 3 months is not just a signal to take it easy- it’s a signal to do differently and regain missing functionality. 

This is not Snuggie to wrap around every instance of pain. Cancers, nervous system dis function, genetic disorders- there are times when the conditions do not allow one to regain. 

On the particular topic of grip and pain. 

Observation over 10+ years of being a member here. Many people begin Grip training after successfully healing an older injury by including new grip lifts. Many people stop doing Grip training because they get an injury to arm.

added new motions = regaining functionality

staying in the same angles too long = loss of functionality  

There are many grip centered lifts and activities- but still generally they are a limited range of total motions. The arms have most degrees of joint articulation starting from shoulder to finger tip.  This produces under use injury as one area of tissue is heavily developed while another under trained. 

The great news, this is social cause. This is a paradigm thing. You did that. You can fix it. 

When you say “Grip is X” you are also saying what it’s not. You’ll do what is and ignore what is not. 

Here is the short cut. Every time you move, event sport, every lift, every time a muscle fires- is all the same thing— motion. A chain of pulleys moving a bone from position A to B. 

This can understood by examining what joint motion is occurring and understanding what motions are paired oppositionally. 

If X still makes you hurt- don’t stop moving. Instead what has opposition relationship to the pattern you are hurting in. If you can’t do that- than do whatever you can that is pain free. Don’t break your schedule. It’s sadly easy to break the habit of training with the habit of not training. Expand your thinking. 

Now more interesting than the resolution of mechanical pain is what happens if you continue to do this, year after year. 

Strength sports are a battle of attrition. 

Everyone will get injured. If you do nothing you will get hurt worse. 45-55 years old is the prime of all the greats in strength. Not blown apart before 35 because they are too lazy to learn the game. 

All useful topics of training are testable. The only thing dumber than ignorance of expert advice is to blindly follow it. Question all things and you can discover the answers no one can tell you. 

 

  • Like 6
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass

21.6.19 

contest on Sunday. 

20 minutes of gravity boots, various stretches

goldbar +50 -3/3, 52.5-2/2, 55-2/2, 57.5-1/1, 60-1/1, 62.5-1/1 

fin ball 86.3-1r 

Orange Fatgripz 315-1

blue gripz 355-1

single arm cable row with rotation 40 lb 50/50 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass
Posted (edited)

21.6.19

the most useful overall grip tools? 

The question comes up all the time. Everyone’s answer is equally useful data. 

When I first began serious training of my hands it was in support of steel bending and some tearing / breaking interests. What got my attention was seeing the contest demonstrating how incredibly strong the “grip guys” were compared to the benders. In 2009 I began training for grip contests. My 2009 training was centered on double overhand axle, 2” vertical bar, single hand pinching blobs and plates, and torsion spring grippers. During this year I could close a 2.5 very easily but not a 3. My 2009 numbers would be like 380 doh A, 195-200 RT, 305 vertical bar,  2.5 COC (138-143 lb range a guess) I wasn’t training 2 hand pinch so I would only predict 165-175 range. 

For three years my focus was inch lifts, 2 hand euro pinch, griptopz heads, Vulcan gripper, 2” v bar, axle. Various lifts came and gone in vogue through the seasons but those never left rotation. I set my whole training season around World Strongest Hands series and the decathlon events. 2012 was my year when I felt the snow ball star the avalanche. Through the year my accumulated bests were 463 Doh axle (training) 433 Meet, 262 2HP (training) 255 meet, 350 2” vbar (training) 340 meet, 191 SE (training) 185 SE meet. I accomplished the 2nd highest 3 lift total in North America behind Andrew. I have literally a hundred different grip handles/tools but I only am using about 6 of them. 

2013 very strong season. Mighty Mitts, WSH, International push pull. Incredibly diverse tool set- almost all training done with Inch, blob, Anvil, Axle and europinch.  

2014-2018 I moved across the country. Changed jobs, changed everything. For 4 years I focused on figuring out gymnastics and Calisthenics. For these 4 years I used only 4 grip tools- 2” v bar, my 2”x4” Saxon bar, Rolling Thunder, and Fatgripz. In 2014 I achieved my leanest lowest adult weight of 181 lb@5% body fat. At such a lower weight than my contest weight of 215 I felt strong in a handstand and weak in a shoulder press. 

2018 to present - training grip 3-4 days a week. My gym bag has only 6 things in it. I’m at a new level of overall strength to 5 years ago. 445 doh training 423 contest, 289 two hand pinch contest, 231 rolling thunder contest 231 anvil contest all at a lighter/leaner body weight than 2012. Progress has many colors of expression not just black and white 

The lesson learned over 10 years is this - overhand Axle - 2 hand pinch - 1 hand fat bell with something that creates rotation- some vertical bar - plate curls 

These are the top 5 for grip. I don’t think you need more than fatgripz and some kind of 2 hand pinch figured out the first 2 years to make phenomenal gains. 

There are probably 250 grip handles/devices/apparatus you can get right now but probably only 10 of them are truly useful and only 4-5 are truly necessary. 

Save your money buying gear you don’t need and instead invest in traveling to a meet with vets and learning what’s up. You’ll make more progress from attending one meet than buying 10 new toys 

Edited by AdamTGlass
  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Anton.Torrella

Adam, I really found this last post and the 1 two before it extremely informative and inspiring - as well as many other ones you've made here in your log - thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and experience on here - I gotta get down to Texas for one of your comps - my friend Vinnie is going to your comp this weekend and I'm living vicariously through him for now haha - look forward to hearing his stories when hes back - great stuff

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass
Posted (edited)

23.6.19

Arm Lifting contest today at Fort Worth Metroflex

rolling Thunder up to 222 lb

Axle DOH up to 405 lb 

2.5” Saxon bar up to 261 lb contest PR 

Silver Bullet #4 - 8.56 seconds 

 

Edited by AdamTGlass
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass
Posted (edited)

24.6.19

team training with Riccardo Magni, Tanner Merkle & Matt Baker @The Edge 

body weight 208 lb 

 

Deficit doh axle conventional stance with 25s 

135-3, 185-3, 235-3, 285-3, 335-1, 385-1, 405-1 PR video on YouTube  

barrel strength shallow hub 30-2/2, 35-2/2, 40-1/1, 45-1, 50-1 feels awful, just all the wrong combination for my hands. 

thomas Inch db- 10 singles 

 

Riccardo Magni lifted the Inch for his first time today, an incredible milestone 

fbbc crusher 108-2/2, 143-1/1, 198-1, 208-1

stuck 2&3/8 handle 186-1/1, 233-1/1, 255-1/1, 285-1

Tanner easily lifted 300 lb on this handle today. 

Goldbar lift 56-3/3, 62-2/2, 67-1/1, 72-1, 76-1, 78-1 PR

finnish ball 80-1, 86-1

 

Edited by AdamTGlass
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass
Posted (edited)

25/6/19

 

lift at the Edge with Riccardo Magni 

body weight 208

one hand flask 95.5-1/1-3, 100.5-1/1, 105-1/1, 107.3-1R

two hand flask 187-1, 192-1, 211-1, 221-1, 231, 238-1, 243.3 

3” axle doh 140-1, 180-1, 220-1-3, 270-1

lbh 193-1/1, 203-1/1, 213-1/1, 223-1

rolling thunder competition handle 186-1/1 hold-2, 200-1/1-3 hold

one hand deadlift rogue axle 220-1/1-4, 227-1 video on YouTube /1-3

Edited by AdamTGlass
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass

26.6.19

challenge bell lift practice 145/172/green bell 

 

quick press workout 

135-5, 225-5, 255-4, 270-2, 385-2-2, 300-1

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass
Posted (edited)

27.6.19

lifted with Riccardo Magni at the Edge 

Inch Dumbbell 1/1-6, challenge bell assisted lift 1-3L 

doh axle deficit w/25s 

175-3, 235-3, 285-3, 335-3, 385-1, 360-1, 370-1

single hand flask 90.5-1/1, 100.3-1/1-2, 4-6” lifts on 106, 107, 108 lb lefty 

little big horn 193-1/1, 203-1/1-2, 208-1/1-2, 213-1, 223-1/1, 228-1,  233 partial left

fbbc 2” vertical bar 250-1/1, 275-1/1, 295-1/1, 305-1, 315-1, 320-1

finnish ball 79-1/1, 84-1R, 56-2/2-2, 82-1R

silver bullet #4-5 sec, #4-2 sec, #3 11 sec left hand, #3 29 sec right 

 

Edited by AdamTGlass
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kluv#0
21 minutes ago, AdamTGlass said:

27.6.19

lifted with Riccardo Magni at the Edge 

Inch Dumbbell 1/1-6, challenge bell assisted lift 1-3L 

doh axle deficit w/25s 

175-3, 235-3, 285-3, 335-3, 385-1, 360-1, 370-1

single hand flask 90.5-1/1, 100.3-1/1-2, 4-6” lifts on 106, 107, 108 lb lefty 

little big horn 193-1/1, 203-1/1-2, 208-1/1-2, 213-1, 223-1/1, 228-1,  233 partial left

fbbc 2” vertical bar 250-1/1, 275-1/1, 295-1/1, 305-1, 315-1, 320-1

finnish ball 79-1/1, 84-1R, 56-2/2-2, 82-1R

silver bullet #4-5 sec, #4-2 sec, #3 11 sec left hand, #3 29 sec right 

 

Great workout and incredible pull on V-bar. I  love what Riccardo says at the end💪💪💪

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass
Posted (edited)

28.6.19

lift @The Edge with Daimon Jackson. Body weight 208 (note weight was 191 last year same day) 

one hand flask 

95.5-1/1-5, 103-1/1-2, 108-1/1, 110-1 5” lift, 112-1 3” lift 

two hand flask 187-1, 197-1, 217-1, 232-1, 242-1

lbh 193-1/1-5, 203-1/1, 223-1-4 tore Hand leftie but right solid 228-1, 233 7” lift 

behind back wrist curl 225-13,12,10,10,8,5 

Edited by AdamTGlass
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass
Posted (edited)

30.6.19 

team practice at the Edge with Tommy Jennings Sr & Jr

Doh Axle conventional stance 

215-1, 265-1, 305-1, 355-1, 395-1, 415-1, sumo 415-1, 425-1 

two hand flask pinch 

187-1, 197-1, 207-1, 217-1, 232-1, 237-1, 242-1, 247-1, 250-1, 252.5-1, 256-1 

2” v bar 250-1, 295-1, 295-1, 305-1, 315-1

goldbar pinch 56-10, 61-10- 66-2/2, 71-1/1-4, 76-1

Finball 78-1, 84-1, 88-1 

FBBC 2.5” Saxon 

141-1, 191-1, 231-1, 241-1, 251-1, 261, 271-1, 276-1, 281-1 

bench press 135-10, 225-6, 275-2, 305-1-3, 295-1-2, 275-1 

 

thumbless inch lift 145 + 172 

left -& right 

tremendous gripping today

Edited by AdamTGlass
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass

2.7.19

body weight 207 lb 

double over hand axle loaded on 25s conventional stance 

single arm 135 -1/1-3, 185-1/1-3

double 235-1, 285-3, 335-3, 385-1, 415-1 

2.5” fbbc Saxon bar 141-1, 191-1, 241-1, 246-1, 251-1, 256-1-10 

little big horn 193-1/1, 203-1/1, 193-10 r, 9R, 208-5r left hand missing too much skin for vbar this week. 

Green bell assisted lift 15 single lefty. Right hand dog doo today on my heavy. 

Inch bell thumbless lift 3/3-3

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass
Posted (edited)

4.7.19

lift with wife at the Edge 

Bonehill Grip contest in Finland is 17.8.19 plenty of time to keep stacking 

Goldbar 55-1/1-5, 60-1/1, 62-5-1/1, 65-1/1, 67-1, 68.6-1-8 

Doh Axle 215-1, 305-1, 375-1, 395-1, 415-1-5 

Finball 84.9-1R no warm up- haven’t miss now in weeks. Opening weight when lift for BH. 

Lifts on 89.4-5 singles right. Most 3-7” lifts 

fatgripz xtreme one arm cable drag 60 lb x 15/15-5

gooseneck pull ups 2-1-2-2-1-2-1 

challenge bell practice lefty only 12 singles 

glob lift 32 lb righty 1-5 

Edited by AdamTGlass
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AdamTGlass
Posted (edited)

8.7.19

bw 209 lift at the Edge

bss flask one hand 57-3/3, 82-2/2, 92-1/1-2, 102-1/1, 105-1/1, 107-1L 109-1L 

two hand 187-1, 212-1, 222-1, 232-1, 237-1, 242-1, 247-1, 250-1 dropped from pull awful cut to left thumb. Definitely my least preferred pinch set up this thing cuts me all the time. 

Silver bullet 3.5 - 4 holds 

lbh anvil 193-20, 10, 10, 10 

kettlebell press 32 kg 50 rep clean and press 

Edited by AdamTGlass

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy policies.