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glenn_the_hunter

Hi all,

My plan is to populate this over time and with your advice eliminate the inefficiencies and overlap in my training (also add in anything critical that’s missing)

I have only been training grip since August 2018, with a very low strength base…

At a very high level this is my approach to advance in each area:

Pinch (IM Pinch Block, BSS Blob Trainer, G&L Pinch Plate, BSS Flask, NN w/ Pinch Blocks)
Holds
High Rep Rows

Rolling Handles/Thick Bar (IM Rolling Thunder, CC Mega Raptor, Napalm Nightmare, AA Wrist Wrench, Monster CC, Thickbar DB)
High Reps
High Reps
High Reps

Hub/Claw (IM Hub, BSS DubHub, GG Genie Ball)
Holds
1 Rep Max Attempts

Crush (COC Grippers G to 3)
Cheat closes
Holds

Other (IM Little Big Horn, G&L Vertical Bar)
Pyramid Sets

Accessory work (for general wrist strength and hand health)
Atlas stone holds
Extensor band work
Upside down kettle pressing

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On the grippers you might consider adding: Silver Bullet or Loaded Strap Holds; Inverted Closes/Holds; Overcrushes; Negatives; and Parallel Sets (w or w/o closes which I have just added to my training).

For thick bar (aka fat-bar)m you might also consider: flexed wrists; thumbless; long holds; one-arm.

And on pinch maybe: simple multiple plate holds/walks; finger plate walk; loaded strap hold with each finger and thumb; narrow to wide flat finger pinch holds with smooth head dumbbells; table plate curl/wrist curl using a pinch grip. 

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Going to add in:

Accessory work

Single finger & thumb plate pinches,

Cycle through each finger: 1.25, 2.5 and 5kg plates

 

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13 hours ago, Ricochet said:

On the grippers you might consider adding: Silver Bullet or Loaded Strap Holds; Inverted Closes/Holds; Overcrushes; Negatives; and Parallel Sets (w or w/o closes which I have just added to my training).

For thick bar (aka fat-bar)m you might also consider: flexed wrists; thumbless; long holds; one-arm.

And on pinch maybe: simple multiple plate holds/walks; finger plate walk; loaded strap hold with each finger and thumb; narrow to wide flat finger pinch holds with smooth head dumbbells; table plate curl/wrist curl using a pinch grip. 

 

Thanks for the reply @Ricochet

You reminded about the single finger plate pinches, have to start doing those more often, maybe once a week?

 

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Also, with wrist positions & thumbless grips are something I'll be using a bit more after the King Kong.

I wanna start adding in some arm wrestling accessories in that style, plate pinch curls as well

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glenn_the_hunter

1 week since the King Kong:

 

We had a great time in Melbourne. Energy in the room was awesome, especially when we got to those last few LBH lifts.

There were 8 competitors I believe, but we’ll build on that and hopefully host a grip contest at some point between now and KK-2020 to generate some more interest.

 

Looking at the leaderboard I was amazed at the standard across the 4 lifts. Congratulations to all!

 

My experience was:

 

Missed weight by 1.4kg

 

I’m trying to get this down overall anyway.

105 would be a more natural healthy weight for me.

 

Flask: 36.05kg [Attempt 2]

 

This was a 6kg personal best, foolishly I jumped up too high on my next attempt.

Having never competed before this was a great learning experience.

 

Crusher: 62.35 [Attempt 3]

 

Rolling handles are my weakest implement and this exceeded my expectations.

 

Shallow Hub: 20.9 [Attempt 2]

 

Stuck with the claw grip for this, 0.1kg off of my goal for the day.

Again, I jumped up too high for attempt 3 and 4 and missed out on it.  

 

Little Big Horn: 64.80 [Attempt 2]

 

This was another personal best, but I’m not a huge fan of the horn and probably won’t train it again.

 

Missed 7 attempts in total.

 

I also think I expended too much energy by using the full 60 seconds for max effort attempts.

Next year I would aim for 1 or 2, then if I miss, step off the platform and save that energy and adrenaline.

 

I finished 110th  (40th in the 120+)

I’ll be back!

 

 

 

This week’s training has been:

·         Standard squat, bench and deadlift sessions (still have OH press to do tonight)

·         Thick bar DB, increasing weight each set

Sets of 10, 5, 2, 1 [until failure]

·         IronMind Wrist Twist, working that finger strength for claw grip

·         6mm Pinch Plate, increasing weight each set

Sets of 10, 5, 2, 1 [until failure]

·         Plate pinch landmine rows, increasing weight each set

Sets of 10, 5 rounds

 

 

What I’ve changed is:

·         More armwrestling style accessories:

o   Supination/pronation/wrist curls with towel & kettlebells

o   Plate curls, kettlebell hammer curls

o   Adding in rolling handles (or wrist wrench) for all cable accessories

o   Bobbly weights: bicep curls & tricep extensions

 

 

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