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Just now, bruce1337 said:

That filed 3.5 was so close! In a week or two it will be closes for sure. Amazing gripper progress

Could be up to 4-6 weeks those last mm are nasty stuff! Good thing is i haven't worked any BTR so hopefully it makes my normal closes easier. Hard to say if I made any progress TBH, the 188 is just a number. Doesn't feel like this gripper is close to 188 att all. It feels easier then my #3.5 rated 171.. But perhaps I was just superstrong yesterday..

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3 minutes ago, Lennix said:

Could be up to 4-6 weeks those last mm are nasty stuff! Good thing is i haven't worked any BTR so hopefully it makes my normal closes easier. Hard to say if I made any progress TBH, the 188 is just a number. Doesn't feel like this gripper is close to 188 att all. It feels easier then my #3.5 rated 171.. But perhaps I was just superstrong yesterday..

You should have attempted your 171 to compare.

Im starting to think ratings are a little overrated. Seems like the sweep makes all the difference. A strong sweep 171 might feel harder than an easy sweep 188.

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14 minutes ago, bruce1337 said:

You should have attempted your 171 to compare.

Im starting to think ratings are a little overrated. Seems like the sweep makes all the difference. A strong sweep 171 might feel harder than an easy sweep 188.

One evidence of the 188 not being so hard was that I actually set a PR on the backdowns. I did 2 attempts on the #188 and 1 attempt on the 210+ mutant. When I previously did 4 attempts on 171 I couldnt do any reps with GHP8 after. This time I could do 2x2 on the GHP8..

Yeah I'm not so sure about how to use ratings since the feeling of the gripper varies so much..

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IMO you can’t compare ratings with grippers that are filed and/or have a very narrow spread. A gripper with narrow spread can have a very high rating compared to how it actually feels. Same goes for filed grippers.

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6 minutes ago, David_wigren said:

IMO you can’t compare ratings with grippers that are filed and/or have a very narrow spread. A gripper with narrow spread can have a very high rating compared to how it actually feels. Same goes for filed grippers.

That's my experience aswell so far.

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5 hours ago, Hopefully said:

A filed gripper is still the same as it was before filing. Only the very last range is different. And so if the gripper was easy to you before, you'd be able to power through the filed range.

I think the effectiveness of filing is vastly overrated. Tbh I'm unsure if it has any benefit at all 🤔

I have read studies of BTR that shows that it does work. But yeah hard to translate to grippers etc. My thought are that if I can close 178 but I have trouble with the last mm perhaps I can get work/holds in where I am weaker and also learn how to finish the gripper better. For example to get full power in soccer you don't kick the ball, you kick through the ball (same in boxing etc) so perhaps I can get value there, who knows! 

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11 hours ago, Hopefully said:

Yeah, the logic is sound.

But at least in my own experience I haven't really experienced any benefit. And I have used btr extensively a couple of times. One time I used it alot, and when I changed to regular grippers I found that my ability to produce maximum force shifted further back in the hand.

So say I trained with a 140lbs filed gripper, then changed to a regular gripper with the same rating or a little bit lower, then I found that I actually felt weaker at the close with the regular gripper. Because while the filed gripper was 140 at the close, maybe it was 130ish where a regular gripper would close. So when using an unfiled gripper with the same rating, my hand would expect 130 at the close but the gripper is now 140 lbs at the close, so it felt weak. Like I was unconditioned in that particular range of motion. 

But hey, a lot of People swears by it so it is probably something wrong with me 😁😂

We will see, I will continue the training with this 188 and then see where I'm at with the non-filed after!

I actually got my hope's up to be able to cert the #3.5 some day :D

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1 minute ago, Hopefully said:

You'll definitely succeed with that, you aren't very far off now even.

I once tried to CCS my 171 and was so far off I haven't tried since xD

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4 hours ago, Lennix said:

I once tried to CCS my 171 and was so far off I haven't tried since xD

I wonder what is the average level of people who certified on coc 3.5 ... Probably RGC 180 to 190 CCS, right?

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3 minutes ago, Maiche 25 said:

I wonder what is the average level of people who certified on coc 3.5 ... Probably RGC 180 to 190 CCS, right?

The average #3.5 is 178 so I would like to ccs 185+ atleast. Many of them are coc#4 closers mms aswell

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7 hours ago, Lennix said:

The average #3.5 is 178 so I would like to ccs 185+ atleast. Many of them are coc#4 closers mms aswell

Was just about to say, almost every guy who certed the #3.5 could also close a #4 mms

If we follow this theoretical rule then to ccs a 4 should be able to close a PRO or 240 rgc

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Grippers:
Rh
#3 1
#3.5 1 (171)
#3 5 0 1mm (filed 188)
#4 0 (18mm)
#3.5 0 (2mm)

Lh
#3 1
#3 19mm block 1 PR
#3 3 PR
#3 1
 

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Squat: 100x3x10 

Logpress: 55×3 55×3 55×3 65×3 75×3 85×1PR 85x3 PR 

Axle:  168x1x10 (fail on rep 9 at knees because ignorant) 10 rep ok 

Platecurls 10x5 bh 15x6 rh 

Felt awesome today. 

 

 

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Darkside of bending: 

DO

6mm nail x3 

7mm nail 180mm x1 

7mm nail 170mmx1 

7mm nail 135mm x0 got a pritty big kink but couldn't finnish just out of reach for my crush 

8mm 180mm HRS not a chance, reverse bent it instead 

7mm nail Barehanded 20 degrees aprox 

 

Well DO actually took a small step forward today 😂

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Quick lunch training with my wife!  She started to workout last week and actually asked me to train with her to teach her the techniques of the baselifts.

Deadlifts:

50x5 90x5 130x5 150x5 150x5 150x5 170x5 200x5

Bench:

20x10 20x10 60x10 70x10 80x10 90x8

 

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Squats:
20x5
20x5
60x5
100x3
130x3
130x3
130x3
130x3
130x3
150x3
170x3

small incline dumbbell press
20x10
30x6
38x6
48x2 pr lol

press mostly rehab
20x5x3
30x5x3

 

40 min during lunchbreak.

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Axle:

158x1 

170.5x1x11 PR

Log: 

65x5x4 

65x10 

RT

95x1 PR 

96x1 PR

97.5 PR 

4 attempt on 100, 2 before 97.5 and 2 after. Air but no bueno

Some platecurls 

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CI8rRlDAs8h/?igshid=144a2vjwld4iq

https://www.instagram.com/p/CI8qS3sAoip/?igshid=17pvf97tex89e

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Squats

60×5 100×5 130×5

150×5×5

Dumbbell press 

18x10 26x10 34x10x2 34x7 lol 

Deadlift

100x3 140x3 170x3 200x32 20x3

240x3

Bending 

Rebar 8mm x19.3mm 

 https://www.instagram.com/p/CJGrWD6AxAU/?igshid=1778b9q0tplqo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJG8wFkAWsW/?igshid=1hpvluxi1h4vs

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7mm nail DO 170mm? Not that great feeling like last time. Muscled it. 

7mm nail 150 reverse 

8mm hrs 190mm  

5kg levers rh full sledge lh alot further down 😂

Just some playing 

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Apollons 173x1x4 + 4 misses 

Log press 75x2 85x1 95x1 PR 100x0x2 

Attempt on g8 bult reverse same kink as yesterday 

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