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Alex's grip log - journey from the start


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28 minutes ago, Alexander Koss said:

I got stung by a bee in the ring finger of my right hand

LMFAO. From now on I won't ever mess with🐝. Especially prior to workout 🤣

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56 minutes ago, insane.warrior said:

LMFAO. From now on I won't ever mess with🐝. Especially prior to workout 🤣

Swole af but not in the good way 😂 This would be especially during a cert prep

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3 minutes ago, Alexander Koss said:

This would be especially during a cert prep

I have found something even cooler to sabotage my cert prep - I've got sick with the covid again 🙃 already lost 10 days of training and 6 kg of bodyweight 🤣

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Recent workout report:

Today I did a casual workout, attempted some very heavy stuff. After 3 attempts I decided to hit my Silarukov 140kg gripper rated 175 CPW, and things worked out fine! Here are some closes from this and my previous workout:

I hope I will soon be able to gain the strength necessary to perform micro-reps with the Silarukov. It's rather narrow, around 55mm spread, which makes setting it somewhat easier. As soon as I break the barrier of micro-repping this gripper, I think I will be able to make some awesome strength gains with it!

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  • 2 weeks later...

I'm back! I've been extremely busy with uni work, but I've just done my last Masters exam, so it's time to hit grip HARD. No more layoffs or breaks, literally grip all the time now.

I'll be focusing on building up my gripper strength consistently from now, I believe it was the one thing missing from the equation. Strength wise things are looking good, so I'm looking forward to what's next to come!

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Training report:

Hitting grippers on a daily basis, sometimes taking a 1 day break. I started doing all kinds of work, ranging from single deep set attempts to 50+ rep pump work with lighter stuff. Strength is starting to rise again!

Did a workout today as well, hit it off with two solid MMS closes of my new filed CoC#3 (158 CPW). It feels way harder than a regular 158 rated gripper simply due to the range being so deep, but it's an amazing feeling. After that I worked on my deep set with some heavier stuff, and did 7 micro-reps on my 163 rated SG Cobalt (first rep being around MMS!). Finished it off with reps on the 158 Cobalt and my 153 CoC#3. I feel like this method might yield some awesome results if I stick to it consistently. :) 

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Yes it's hard not to hit the grippers daily . They are very addicting.

I hope you did well on your exams.

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Workout update:

Hit a regular workout today, doing some heavy closes and attempts, especially on the SG Titanium (171), getting super close on it again, but this time consistently. After that I decided to go for my GG6 and try and see how well I can do with it. I also found an old video of me closing that same gripper a while back (around 10 months ago), when I thought I was peaking. This just shows how, despite many setbacks, delays, injuries and poorly planned workouts, consistency still goes long ways:

By the way the GG6 in the thumbnail is an absolute beast, it's fun experimenting with it sometimes!

I remember my old PR on the GG6 in the 160s was 4 micro-reps, haven't tried anything with it until today. The 10 reps felt extremely solid, I think maybe around 11-12 reps were doable, but I thought I'd do a small static hold after the 10th rep. Although progress has been very inconsistent due to irregular and lacky workouts, things still have improved, which makes me very happy! Especially now, after having gotten back into consistent and intense workouts, I think things will continue to improve! :)

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