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How many people have lifted the Inch DB?

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Bearhugger

Sorry if this has been answered before but I searched around and didn’t see anyone asking this question.

Obviously an exact number is impossible but I,m curious if people know a ballpark number. Inch replicas count obviously.

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Climber028

Based on zero research and a tiny bit of knowledge I'm gonna say about 200

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Joseph Sullivan
3 hours ago, Climber028 said:

Based on zero research and a tiny bit of knowledge I'm gonna say about 200

How did you come up with that number, Mike? I actually suggested  in a thread the other day that it would be cool to see how many people could come forward with proper video evidence that has done it. I would be the first to submit my video if others actually would as well . 200 seems like an arbitrary number, how did you come up with that estimate? Not saying it’s right or wrong, just curious as to the methodology you chose to come up with it.

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Climber028

Honestly I just guessed, it felt plausible and I went with it. Video footage would be a much smaller list. 

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Joseph Sullivan
41 minutes ago, Climber028 said:

Honestly I just guessed, it felt plausible and I went with it. Video footage would be a much smaller list. 

Would love to see that thread started.... shall I?

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Fist of Fury

I would say it's probably more than 200. There's plenty of armwrestlers and strongmen who can lift the Inch without any problems. Then we have all the grip specialists, which is a quite large group by itself.

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David_wigren
Just now, Fist of Fury said:

I would say it's a lot more than 200. There's plenty of armwrestlers and strongmen who can lift the Inch without any problems. Then we have all the grip specialists, which is a quite large group by itself.

People who can and people who has are two completely different things. There are probably tens of thousands of people who can lift an inch, but most of them will never get to try to lift an inch. Most of them will have no clue of what an inch is.

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Fist of Fury
2 hours ago, David_wigren said:

People who can and people who has are two completely different things. There are probably tens of thousands of people who can lift an inch, but most of them will never get to try to lift an inch. Most of them will have no clue of what an inch is.

Yes I know but I think more than 200 have done it. 

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Joseph Sullivan
2 hours ago, David_wigren said:

People who can and people who has are two completely different things. There are probably tens of thousands of people who can lift an inch, but most of them will never get to try to lift an inch. Most of them will have no clue of what an inch is.

That’s the difference, and Dave hit it right on the head... many “can” but may never know... but who “has” and has the documentation to verify is what is the interest here.

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Goran Paulinič

I think there aren't tens of thousand people who CAN lift it right in that moment. It is too specific.

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Alawadhi

Comon guys we are smart and matured here. There is no I think when we are talking statistics and facts. Who did and who did not. What is "I think that many people can so I will count them as did"??!!. I think I can snatch the Inch with training so count me as one. What the hell is that?

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KapMan

Statistically speaking, there isnt enough access to inches to truly expolate a number these days. Not to mention the history of the DB itself. Not like theres a list like on the dinnie stones. 

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There is no harm done in speculation. 

And it seems to me ts asked about a ballpark number. Of course it should be backed up by more than "I think" though. 

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Fist of Fury

Some lists I've found from David Horne's forum and gripboard. Please note, some people appear on several lists. I have edited the lists so that each name only appear once (hopefully without any errors). That makes it easier to count.

78k replica Inch Dumbell Deadlift and Hold for time (no tilt)
Juha Harju - 18.5 secs - 22 Nov 2013 - Finland [Gladiator] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3Ub_Azi ... e=youtu.be
Eric Roussin - 12 secs - 25 Feb 2012 - Canada [Adamski] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecd9agBG ... e=youtu.be
David Horne - 9 secs - 20 Mar 2012 - England [78.5k Holle] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9uHEIw0 ... tube_gdata
Nick McKinless - 4 secs - 16 June 2013 - Gripathon - England
Tommy Jennings Jr. - 2 secs - 21 Dec 2014 - USA [Adamski] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p63uHZl ... e=youtu.be
Chris Lowe - 1.84 secs - 11 May 2013 - British Grip Champs - Stafford, England
Rob Russell - 1.1 secs - 11 May 2013 - British Grip Champs - Stafford, England
Adam Glass - 16 Feb 2012 [beer cans] - USA [Adamski] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGlfu_XO ... e=youtu.be
David Horne - 18 Feb 2012 - England [78.5k Holle] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzSRZ2Pm_54
Wade Gillingham - 24 Feb 2012 [beer cans] - USA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWbjG_432nk
Matt Brouse - 6 May 2012 [beer cans] - USA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osPkcs3B ... e=youtu.be
Matti Harju - 26 Apr 2013 - Finland [Gladiator] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yemug1Cu ... e=youtu.be

THUMBLESS GRIP 78K INCH DUMBELL DEADLIFTS
Magnus Samuelsson (Sweden) – Jan 2001 – Atlanta, USA [Sorinex DB]
Marcel Pelletier (USA?) – 2004 – New Haven, CT, USA [Sorinex DB]
Steve Gardener (England) – 16 Aug 2008 – Haltern am See, Germany [Holle DB]
Devon Larratt (Canada) – 20 Nov 2010 – Kingston, Ontario, Canada [Adamski DB]
Brian Tamblyn (Canada) – 20 Nov 2010 – Kingston, Ontario, Canada [Adamski DB]
Shea Dickie (Canada) – 20 Nov 2010 – Kingston, Ontario, Canada [Adamski DB]
Ron Bath (USA) – 13 Dec 2014 – Dalton, GA, USA [Sorinex DB]
Florian Kellersman (Germany) – 14 May 2016 – Bochum, Germany [Holle DB]
Marco Buhl (Germany) – Dec 2016 – Bochum, Germany [Holle DB]
Storm Chellino (USA) – 3 Jan 2017 – Scranton, PA, USA [Sahlaney Iron DB]
Andrew Durniat (USA) – 22 Mar 2017 – Wooster, OH, USA [Adamski DB]
Jesse Pynnonen (Finland) – 31 Mar 2017 – Heinola, Finland [Gladiator DB]
Tomi Tuomi (Finland) – 5 Apr 2017 – Heinola, Finland [Gladiator DB]
Eirik Bruun Ingebretsen (Norway) – 5 June 2017 – Norway [Slaters Hardware DB]
Ivan Beritashvili (Russia) – 31 Mar 2018 – Russia [BruttoBells DB, Ekaterinburg, Russia]
Thomas Larsen (Norway) – 30 June 2018 – Arendal, Norway [Slaters Hardware DB]
Jedd Johnson (USA) – 15 Dec 2018 – Wyalusing, PA, USA [Sorinex DB]

Listed on Gripboard
Richard Sorin
Jim Wylie
Nathan Holle
Chris James
Bob Woodard
Jeff Bissonnette
Ryan Brown
Shane Larson
Shawn Littleton
Eli Kiener (Eli72)
Clay Edgin
Ron Mazza
David Thornton
Travis Alcorn
Ryan Klein
John Eaton
Chad Woodall
Martin Ressel (Martinch)
Laine Snook (also lifted the Millennium DB at the same time)
Rex Hubbard
Aaron Corcorran
Jonas Samuelsson-Säll
Kupinckiy Igor
John Wojciechowski

Double Inch Farmers Walk
Joel Sward

Inch Dumbbell and 50# Blob
Brian Shaw*
Bob Sundin
Tanner Merkle

Some people I have seen videos of and heard about. Or it's reasonable to assume that they have lifted an Inch DB.

Alexey Tyukalov
Mike Burke
Rich Williams
Odd Haugen
Mark Henry
Eddie Hall
Mark Felix
Paul Savage
Sl-Ghi Choi
Håkan Carlsson
Oscar Bertrandsson (was only 15 years old when he did it and is to my knowledge the youngest person to acomplish this feat)
Martin Arildsson
Kalle Lane
Cim Johansson
Yves Gravelle
Luke Raymond
Jon Call
Carl Myerscaugh
Carl-August Mertz

That is 76 names. I can easly count to 100 if I wanted to search the web a bit more and there's at least twice that amount who has done it. I remember seeing many videos of people I don't know the name of. And that's only by people who post videos. I would say that 200 people would be the absolute minimum.

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Aleksandar Milosevic

Let's add fuel to the flame - everyone with a big hand :) 

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Fist of Fury
10 minutes ago, Aleksandar Milosevic said:

Let's add fuel to the flame - everyone with a big hand :) 

This isn't true but it sure makes it easier to achieve.

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Joseph Sullivan

Ok, I can see a lot of people who have never lifted the inch or don’t have video verification are going to get silly in true grip board fashion as to why one can or can’t lift it or ones lift was better than another’s. . Please let’s not turn another thread into a circus. Thanks.

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Aleksandar Milosevic

It was written jokingly. But I respect every single grip type more than thick bar. The only way of making thick bar lifts fair is the events being actually thick bar for everyone, a fixed space between fingers, so it's actually an open hand lift. Despite all that, I train thick bar a lot, since I want to prevail at something that I'm weakest at.

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Fist of Fury
33 minutes ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

Ok, I can see a lot of people who have never lifted the inch or don’t have video verification are going to get silly in true grip board fashion as to why one can or can’t lift it or ones lift was better than another’s. This is ft a full inch lift and  Video is the proof for this thread, not speculation, not talk of hand size or why one can and can’t lift the inch... just a record of video of those that can. Please let’s not turn another thread into a circus. Thanks.

Sorry wrong thread. Doesn't say anything about video proof in this one.

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Lol

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Joseph Sullivan
31 minutes ago, Fist of Fury said:

Sorry wrong thread. Doesn't say anything about video proof in this one.

Haha sorry, thought it was the one I made... my apologies. 🤣🤣😉😉

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Vinnie

I'd love to see a vid thread, and I won't have an entry because my hands are too small and I don't weigh enough and I'm too old, so it's not fair and they should add weights to the Inch with magnets for big guys so they can have a harder time with it and I can use two hands, and lots of big guys in remote places or with no interest in lifting could lift it if only they wanted to so we should all chip in and send them Inches.  And of course, I am saying all this in fun. 

But the original question, by bear hugger, was "How many people HAVE lifted the Inch dumbbell?"  I think it would be very hard to answer the original question without speculating, because I think the Inch has been around for something in the nature of 100 years, and people did not catalog let alone video the canon of successful lifters (unless, of course, they did; but I doubt it). 

Who would be able to lift the Inch today is a smaller subset of who in history could have lifted it, and is also speculative; Joe's idea of a thread would be more along the lines of, "Who, among those active enthusiasts who are aware of the Inch, could lift it today?  Let's see, submit vid here: __."  The result would be a fair sample (since not everyone who could do it would bother) of athletes and enthusiasts who can do it right now -- still wouldn't tell you who ever did, or who could, but it would give you an idea by looking across the board at the submissions what kind of athlete/enthusiast is succeeding at it.

All for the exercise, but as I said, I can't, so I'll just watch.  I do enjoy trying my hand at baby inches and have pulled a couple of those, so I respect the difficulty of the deed.  Go play fellas.

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Goran Paulinič

Let' add some more fuel to a flame. Lifters with big hands who didn't succed in olympic and powerlifting shifted to grip to dominate! 😈

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Fist of Fury
21 minutes ago, Goran Paulinič said:

Let' add some more fuel to a flame. Lifters with big hands who didn't succed in olympic and powerlifting shifted to grip to dominate! 😈

Athlethes with big hands would probably do better in sports like basketball and handball and they could still win the olympics in those sports ;) 

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Florian Kellersmann
2 hours ago, Aleksandar Milosevic said:

It was written jokingly. But I respect every single grip type more than thick bar. The only way of making thick bar lifts fair is the events being actually thick bar for everyone, a fixed space between fingers, so it's actually an open hand lift. Despite all that, I train thick bar a lot, since I want to prevail at something that I'm weakest at.

Thickbar is still more fair than Blobs :)

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