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Heaviest Sledgehammer pronation

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Climber028

Does anybody know what the record is for this lift? I have seen 8 or 9lbs in person, seems like higher than that is doable. Ryan Bowen recently had a video up and in a quick discussion about Dave Chaffee he mentioned that he could do pronations with a 25lb hammer with a full sized hammer, this sounds impossible to me but wondering if anybody else can verify this claim, or if it's even plausible. 

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climber511

I had a 9.4# hammer (that's head weight - not total scale weight) - (31" Handle) in the Gripmas Medley several times.  Several people managed it - and several of the better Grip guys missed it - this was in a Medley setting - not a stand alone event where we went for a max weight.  My personal best is a 10.0# sledge (that's head weight - not total scale weight).  25# ? I have not personally even seen a 25# hammer - is this an adjustable?  I think I will need more information before accepting this.

 

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Climber028

That makes sense, I would easily believe people can get low teens, but 25 sounds out of the realm of what's possible. 

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Fist of Fury

Problem with this exercise is that so many people are cheating. So it's hard to believe anything without any video evidence. A 25 lbs sledge might be doable, it totally depends on how strict the lift is.

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Climber028
14 minutes ago, Fist of Fury said:

Problem with this exercise is that so many people are cheating. So it's hard to believe anything without any video evidence. A 25 lbs sledge might be doable, it totally depends on how strict the lift is.

That's a really good point, I didn't even consider that they may have an entirely different definition for hammer pronations that's easier than what we would do in gripsport. 

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Squeezus

Did he specify that he was doing the pronations from the ground? I would believe that he trains pronations and supinations with a 25lb hammer, choked way up on the handle, but if the implication is that he is pronating 25lbs with a 30"+ handle, from the ground, I don't believe that for a second.

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climber511

9.4# x 31" handle = 291 inch pounds.  And many more good grip guys missed this than made it.

25# x 31" handle = 775 inch pounds .  That's a HUGE difference.

Many hammers have 32.5" handles which would give 812.5 inch pounds.

I have to assume he is talking about a lift done differently than what we grip people are doing with the arm on the ground.  

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Climber028
36 minutes ago, Squeezus said:

Did he specify that he was doing the pronations from the ground? I would believe that he trains pronations and supinations with a 25lb hammer, choked way up on the handle, but if the implication is that he is pronating 25lbs with a 30"+ handle, from the ground, I don't believe that for a second.

Came from this video 

At 19:55 it starts. Just that Ryan can do an 8 and Dave did a 25, then they explicitly say a full size hammer. Maybe they start vertical and just do a small negative before bringing it back up? Not sure really. 

 

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climber511

He seems to be alluding to only doing it in one direction?  In what would be an arm wrestlers strong direction???

 

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