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I don't have to prove anything! I'm doing my thing! 

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Hello!  My name is Thom and I am 27 years old from Sweden. Weighing in at 115kg on my 192cm.  I've been into grip for 1 year and 4 months almost on the day. Outside of grip I have been doing

My wonderful wife and kids made this frame for me as fsthers day present. My cert #3 and my 3 homemade grippers with my middle name and the kids name. Now hung next to the TV in the livingroom. Blesse

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Just now, Panoskal said:

I'm training hard too and you're undermining me with these comments and the whole topic that you started from nohwereu! So,you mentioned the rolling thunder! Why is it not a good lift? Is the camera angle bad? 

Stop shifting focus from the gripper discussion.

 The RT lift was what started this thing, I was watching you work hard with the RT trying to learn a thing or two, but you kept tilting the handle and holding on the metal which makes the lift easier and then someone gave you a pointer about it and 2 weeks later you gained 10kg and with excellent technique which is just, wierd. But things like that happens but that started my curiosity. Then you started with grippers. 

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Just now, Lennix said:

Stop shifting focus from the gripper discussion.

 The RT lift was what started this thing, I was watching you work hard with the RT trying to learn a thing or two, but you kept tilting the handle and holding on the metal which makes the lift easier and then someone gave you a pointer about it and 2 weeks later you gained 10kg and with excellent technique which is just, wierd. But things like that happens but that started my curiosity. Then you started with grippers. 

I'm not shifting anything you mentioned the rolling thunder! And then I'm closing the grippers! What's your problem? Am I stealing anything from you? 

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6 minutes ago, Lennix said:

Stop shifting focus from the gripper discussion.

 The RT lift was what started this thing, I was watching you work hard with the RT trying to learn a thing or two, but you kept tilting the handle and holding on the metal which makes the lift easier and then someone gave you a pointer about it and 2 weeks later you gained 10kg and with excellent technique which is just, wierd. But things like that happens but that started my curiosity. Then you started with grippers. 

And again why is weird, did you see anything abnormal on the video? The angles was perfect! Why all this? 

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1 hour ago, Hopefully said:

Obviously, the underdog label was not directed at you but to your friend. Since he has a lot of doubters, which he has to, or wants to rather, prove wrong. Which would be great of course. Regarding the naivety, I think all human beings are subject to it given the right circumstances. Take this example here, if it would turn out that it is indeed fake, which is still a possibility since you have not witnessed it, you would have been naive. 

And also, the psychological comment was not based on his intellect but on the assumption that it is fake. As you said, why would he do such a thing and ruin his reputation, it doesn't make any sense. Hence, very interesting. 

And the thing about the yt comment was directed at the possible language barrier. 

Regardless, now we have proven that mr Panagiotis gripper videos are real so we don’t have to worry about that. Sorry to have doubted it. 

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7 hours ago, Alawadhi said:

Right...

I guess sometimes people who show up out of the blue and have extraordinary feats of strength will always have doubters. Because our minds can't comprehend how on earth they are so strong and getting stronger by the day.

In this case, I was the one being overly critical, and I apologise for calling you or anyone naive.

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8 hours ago, Alawadhi said:

Right...

I'm sorry, but you know how it is with these things. Nothing good will come out of talking about it further so let's leave it at that. 

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Grippers: 

LH focus: 

#1.5 10 

#2 2 

#2.5 2 

#3 0 0 0 0 (1mm every attempt) 

RH (woops) 

#2 1 

#3 1 CCS 

 

Left woke up stengthwise but set needs to get dialed in to get the last mm. Happy my right hand felt strong. 

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20 hours ago, Panoskal said:

I don't have to prove anything! I'm doing my thing! 

Then why did you sign up for the gripboard yesterday and start posting your videos here? LOL

All you're doing is proving yourself, according to your IG.

If you want to make it fair: record the HQ video (as in the GHP challenge and MM certification) with closing or attemp and measurements of the gripper parameters afterwards (spring width, distance between handles).

Everything else is just an empty words for us.

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Panoskal
26 minutes ago, insane.warrior said:

Then why did you sign up for the gripboard yesterday and start posting your videos here? LOL

All you're doing is proving yourself, according to your IG.

If you want to make it fair: record the HQ video (as in the GHP challenge and MM certification) with closing or attemp and measurements of the gripper parameters afterwards (spring width, distance between handles).

Everything else is just an empty words for us.

First of all I will do whatever I want. Next time I'll ask you if it's OK to sing up on anything! 

Second, just wait a bit. You'll soon see. 

Lastly I don't care about certifications, I'm doing it for me. 

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I just saw this thread about this new guy. Well, as with all in the past, you just never know what freak might pop up. Stephen is a perfect recent example of this.  But, it will all shake out eventually!  It always does based on my decades in grip and this forum. :)

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3 hours ago, Wannagrip said:

I just saw this thread about this new guy. Well, as with all in the past, you just never know what freak might pop up. Stephen is a perfect recent example of this.  But, it will all shake out eventually!  It always does based on my decades in grip and this forum. :)

I play a word game called bitwordy (at bitwordy.com if anyone is interested) -- like the game boggle, but against many people at once online.  I fancy myself pretty good at it.  Once in a while, someone comes along and just destroys the whole field, beating us all by a lot.  Sometimes, someone accuses that person of cheating.  Sometimes there are big flame wars in the comments under the game, with people explaining how the high score could not be valid because this or that, and who is this new guy or gal who just shows up and beats the oldtimers.  My view has always been this:  Compete against yourself, first.  I am as good as I am, however good that is, and with 7 billion people in the world, it would be naive to think there is no one better.  If someone else does better, so be it.  Unless there is a competition for a prize and I am in the running to win it, I will assume there is no motive to lie because there is nothing to gain -- I am not impressed that someone is better than me.  Really, who the f$#& would I think I am that no one should be better than me, or better than the stars I already know?  I am just looking to do my best.  I really don't care if someone else cheats and I will not waste my time wondering or investigating it.  When it counts for something, like at a competition or certification, it will be verified.  If the vid sucks, it may be less impressive to watch than if it's good, and if a gripper looks weird, it may seem less impressive than if it looks right, but this is just a guy doing his thing.  If it ever matters for money or official certification, he will do what he needs to do to get whatever he is capable of getting.  For now, it is a guy who obviously loves the sport and wants to share.  I hope he closes his 4!  And if he wants more than camaraderie and support -- like official recognition or something -- he can always join the mashmonster ladder or go to a comp.  Why hate on him for having fun now?

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Lennix
40 minutes ago, Vinnie said:

 

Just want to point out I think the guy is a very strong guy and I have nothing against him personally. No one would be happier if he actually close a non tampered #4. 

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Guys, I mean.. This isn't even about someone getting close on a 4 or in what timeframe it is done, how godly genetics someone has or how unbelievable the feat in question is. It has absolutely nothing to do with that. It could be a 3 in that video and this situation would arise regardless. 

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Guys, if someone wants to continue this let's take it to the gripboard forum. This is a personal blog. We can't move it out of its subject. And for everyone's information, my friend Panagiotis will buy a rated 4 and close it all on video. He also said he will take picture and video of this #4 clearly to shut the doubters. And more to come. So let take it elsewhere guys.

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3 minutes ago, Alawadhi said:

Guys, if someone wants to continue this let's take it to the gripboard forum. This is a personal blog. We can't move it out of its subject. And for everyone's information, my friend Panagiotis will buy a rated 4 and close it all on video. He also said he will take picture and video of this #4 clearly to shut the doubters. And more to come. So let take it elsewhere guys.

I dont think anyone should continue to talk about this at all, I said what I wanted to say in my own journal and I'm done with it :)

if i really cared that much I would have posted it on main page, reddit, Facebook or Instagram but I didn't. 

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1 hour ago, Alawadhi said:

Guys, if someone wants to continue this let's take it to the gripboard forum. This is a personal blog. We can't move it out of its subject. And for everyone's information, my friend Panagiotis will buy a rated 4 and close it all on video. He also said he will take picture and video of this #4 clearly to shut the doubters. And more to come. So let take it elsewhere guys.

Exactly! 

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Blobtrainer with LH:

14x loads 

20.5x4 

21.1x3.5 

21.1x2.5 

21.1x4.5(RH woops) 

21.1 hold LH 

 

 

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Squat: 

100x5 140x10 150x10 + 140x5 2ct paus 5 on the last rep. 

Bench: 

80x6 90x6 90x15 90×12 

Stiff legs deads 140x5x3 

RT 91.55 with left all time PR 

Bottleup press KB

16x5 

28x0 

28x1 

 

 

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18 hours ago, Lennix said:

Squat: 

100x5 140x10 150x10 + 140x5 2ct paus 5 on the last rep. 

Bench: 

80x6 90x6 90x15 90×12 

Stiff legs deads 140x5x3 

RT 91.55 with left all time PR 

Bottleup press KB

16x5 

28x0 

28x1 

 

 

Good session, very good RT numbers. Also i have the same shoes, Great for lifting 👍. I find my thick bar is slightly better left. Right handed people, myself included tend to have slightly bigger left hands. My fingers and thumb is 1-3mm longer on left hand depending on finger.

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Just now, mcalpine1986 said:

Good session, very good RT numbers. Also i have the same shoes, Great for lifting 👍. I find my thick bar is slightly better left. Right handed people, myself included tend to have slightly bigger left hands. My fingers and thumb is 1-3mm longer on left hand depending on finger.

Really? That is indeed the case, my left hand is about 5mm longer :D 

Thanks! 

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45 minutes ago, Lennix said:

Really? That is indeed the case, my left hand is about 5mm longer :D 

Thanks! 

5mm is a big difference. Mine is 2mm longer left at middle finger. Some fingers have a bigger difference. My left thumb is longer and i find it really helps with extra wrap on thick bar. 

Edit. 

Forgot to say my right index finger is actually about 10mm shorter than my left hand but that is due to a depressed knuckle and bent 2nd metacarpal bone in my hand and bent right index finger due to broken bones. 

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Grippers: 

RH #1.5 #2 #3 (146)

GHP8(166) x1

#3(158) CCS x1 

GHP8 (166) CCS attempt 2mm 

LH attempts on #3 and GHP 

 

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1 hour ago, Lennix said:

Grippers: 

RH #1.5 #2 #3 (146)

GHP8(166) x1

#3(158) CCS x1 

GHP8 (166) CCS attempt 2mm 

LH attempts on #3 and GHP 

 

Great close! You are definitely ready to cert 

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5 minutes ago, Chez said:

Great close! You are definitely ready to cert 

Thanks Chez! This was also without firing CNS with lifting and no caffeine so feel pritty confident I would manage a cert :)

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