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Lennix
7 minutes ago, Goran Paulinič said:

Oh dear how we all struggle because of that stupid CCS system! Why not make Coc No. 5 and more for god's sake and change the rules back to parallel??? If too much men will close no. 4 then not so many will close 5 or even 6 yes?
It is so stupid really. Some men want things to be like that. Those tennis racket hands mother(bad word filter)ers!

Eh I don't rly struggle because I have tennis racket size hands 😛 I'm not against CCS for certification, if IM think thats the ideal width to test how strong people are on their grippers so be it. If that doesnt suit you due to any reason, don't participate. You can always climb the GHP Challenge ladder. That's with 38mm block. 

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I think the ccs is fine, closing the #3 should be a benchmark for impressive crushing strength. Parallel closing the #3 is in my opinion not that difficult to do, especially with good setting technique. Now closing a new #3 out of the package with ccs is really difficult for most people and thus is a much stronger proof of a strong grip. I would say it is a tad too wide for small handed guys though, but it is what it is. Take it or leave it. 

In all things strength/sports in general anatomy plays a very big role, some are better equipped genetically than others for any given task. Tennis, basketball etc.. 

Take Lennix for example, his body type is far from ideal in regards to bench press. He's aware of it but doesn't bitch about it. He just have to work very hard. 

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53 minutes ago, Goran Paulinič said:

Oh dear how we all struggle because of that stupid CCS system! Why not make Coc No. 5 and more for god's sake and change the rules back to parallel??? If too much men will close no. 4 then not so many will close 5 or even 6 yes?
It is so stupid really. Some men want things to be like that. Those tennis racket hands mother(bad word filter)ers!

What you are describing is the GHP rankings - They are extremely well designed & manufactured. 

Edit - and of course the Mash Monster ladder. If you are in to grippers that’s the best one imo because every closer used the same gripper. 

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About the bench press analogy, Lennix still has the ability to position his body in the best mechanical advantage he can, regardless if he is built for it or not. 

With a ccs set, this isnt true. A small handed guy have to compromise optimal technique in order to do it, whereas a big handed guy can still use very good technique and get away with it. 

*******

Edit:

I take that back, everyone has to use a slightly different position for a ccs set. So with that in mind I wouldnt say it is unfair. Not more unfair than life in general at least. 

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Benchpress:

20x10
40x10
60x5
80x3
100x3
120x2
130x2
130x2
130x2
130x2
110x8 PR

Squat:
60x5
100x5
140x5
160x5
180x3
180x3
180x3


Platepinch
Right 15x2 - 6 5
Left 15x2 -4 5

Kettlebell pinch deadlift
16x5
16x5

Kettlebell clean and jerk pinch
16x1 both hands 

Platepinch 15x2 transfer
10

Great bench useless squat. Couldn't get the backside to work with me today. Pinkie is alright, still swollen but could do everything without pain. 

 

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EricMilfeld

Nice bench PR! Especially after all the heavy volume. 

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29 minutes ago, EricMilfeld said:

Nice bench PR! Especially after all the heavy volume. 

Thanks! Its low hanging fruit but I'll take it. I've started to like the backoff 8-10s(going for 10)after the working sets. I've only done 130x2 once or twice before aswell so getting work done on that weight will hopefully pivot me to 150kg real soon! 

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EricMilfeld

If I can type “PR” I’ll take the low hanging fruit any day of the week. Always a confidence booster. 

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Stephen Anderson

Nice PR brother! Keep it up!

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Lennix
6 hours ago, Stephen Anderson said:

Nice PR brother! Keep it up!

Thanks man! 

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Lennix

Some videos from yesterday:

130x2 benchpress set 2

 

Platepinch 15x2 transfer 

 

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Bench:

20x10
40x10
60x5
80x3
100x3
120x2
130x1
135x1
100x11 @10
80×15@9.5

Axle deadlift:
75x8
115x5
135x3
155x2
135x2
115x3
75x3

Gripper holds med #2 och #3

Biceps/triceps rehab.

So decided to try axle, works fine but on heavy lifts when the axle starts to roll down it hurts abit and I'm weaker. If I widen the length between hands I get more pressure on index finger and less on my pinky but also loose some kgs 

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Give that hand time to heal. Does this look like a tendon injury with this loss of strength and persistent pain? 

If you think yes, give your body the time it will need to correctly heal up. It’s disappointingly slow process but better than growing in to more complex trauma. 

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16 minutes ago, AdamTGlass said:

Give that hand time to heal. Does this look like a tendon injury with this loss of strength and persistent pain? 

If you think yes, give your body the time it will need to correctly heal up. It’s disappointingly slow process but better than growing in to more complex trauma. 

Well, it didnt hurt but I could feel on my second rep on 155 that I shouldn't go any higher/do more reps because that would be risky(that's what I mean being weaker). I can do platepinch and lift kettlebells without it hurting/being weaker. I cant close grippers with it tho, it's just the last bit when I close my hand that it hurts. So I wont do that. 

So I can train around it with ease :)

Do you think that's taking precaution enough or fully rest? 

 

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Bench:
20x10
40x10
60x8
80x3
100x2
120x2
130x1
140x1
150x0

Deadlift: 
60x8
100x3
140x3
180x3 doh  last set 
190x10 PB

Pendlay
95x10
95x10
50x10 slow

Silverbullet:
#3.5 10 seconds PR 
#3 27 seconds 

Family and I had nothing to do so asked if they wanted to join me to the gym for a bonus workout and they said yes! Got retarded when the 190kg deadlift was so easy and did 10. Finger wasn't to pleased so stopped there. Happy with PR on SB with ~10 seconds. 

 

 

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AdamTGlass

Strong lifting today Thom💪💪

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6 hours ago, AdamTGlass said:

Strong lifting today Thom💪💪

Thanks Adam! 

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Pinch 80mm block 

10x10 

15x10

20x10

25x5 (left 3) 

30x5 (2) PR

37.5x1.5 PR

40.4x1 PR

 

Coc#4 SB

0 - 8! Pr with 5 seconds 

#3.5

7 - 14 PR 

 

Great workout, got my block really chalked up nice with some spit and heavy rubbing. Really happy with the numbers, its 40.4kg with loadingpin but without the block so the real weight should be 40.8kg. 1 month ago i couldn't do 32kg.. 

Slight tilt on the SB so not competition style but still super stoked with 8 seconds. I can improve my technique with some small adjustments to my setting. Further down in the hand and better use of leg to close it will give me a few more seconds. 

 

 

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Bench:

20x15
60x5
70x5
90x10
90x10
90x10
90x8
90x7
90x8
90x8

Squat
90x5
130x5
130x5
150x1 3 sec paus
170x1 2 
190x1 2 
200x1 1 

Axle
50x3
90x3
130x1
130x1
150x1
150x1
160x1
160x1

Platepinch 20x2 1 

 

No pain from the finger as long as I hold the bar firmly and don't let it roll out too much. Almost had 2 reps on the plate pinch. Tried some 15kg hublift but was impossible xD 

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Silverbullet: 

39 seconds PR

24

35 

31 

27

37 klickreps with #1.5 then I thought my arm literally would explode 

I had a small blister from last SB in the middle of the hand which the skin tore of from now. Its healed underneath but not completely, I'm not sure how to treat it the best way possible.. moisture? It's to bad that the competition in 2.5 weeks doesnt allow higher gripper then #3 the endurance is killing me xD 

 

 

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Layer of those fake skin products? Possibly not allowed maybe..

I think it makes sense having the same gripper for everyone. It is a test of endurance after all. 

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10 hours ago, Hopefully said:

Layer of those fake skin products? Possibly not allowed maybe..

I think it makes sense having the same gripper for everyone. It is a test of endurance after all. 

No worries it's not that bad :)

It's not wrong at all, it would just favor me more if I could use #3.5 :) Also I don't like holding it for so long, its really painful! 

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Bench:

20x10
40x10
60x8
80x10
80x10
80x10
80x10
80x10
80x10
80x10

Deadlift:
60x5
100x3
140x3
180x3
180x3

Pinch 80mm:
6x3
15x5
21x5
26x5
31x1
36x1
41x1 PR
26x5

Fatgripz 
100x1
140x1
150x0

curls/levering/belly/kettlebell pinch/2 handpinch 

bench: volume again since I started to heavy. Beat up. 

Deadlift: ate around 3k kcal to lunch so almost puked. Took of belt but my finger didnt like it either so stopped. 

pinch: got it chalked up really nice and a new PR in the bag. 

 

 

 

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Axle:
115x3
155x1
155x0
155x2
165x1
165x0
155x1
135x1 hold to fail 
75x1 hold to fail 
75x3 new technique 
125x9 test new technique 

Bench:
20x15
40x10
60x5
80x3
100x3
110x3 with stop 
110x3 s
110x3 s

Kettlebell pinch deadlift 16kg + weights 
19x1
19x1
20x1

Biceps/triceps/wrist/fingers

okay so axle didnt to so good, but no problems with the finger was just scared to hurt it. When holding the 75kg axle I tried some things and found a new technique. I twist my arms abit so my elbow crease is pointing forward much more, putting alot more pressure on my thumbs instead of pinkie! My finger feels good now but weak, will start working it out with squeezing balls and fingercurls! 

KB pinch was fun to increase weight but not size of the bell. Felt strong. 

 

 

 

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Squat
20x5
60x5
100x5 last with SB
140x5
160x5
180x5
200x3 Paus PR

Bench:
20x10
40x5
50x5
50x5
50x5
50x5
50x5

LTE + flyes 20kg / 7kg
5x5

Kettlebell pinch deadlift
21kgx0 right
21x1 left PR
21x1 left

SB 30 sec 

 

 
 
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