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I just found an old scale in our garage.  It is one of those dial scales.  I tried giving it a squeeze pinch grip style, and then crushing style.  It occured to me that not only could I measure my strength better from this, but I could probably build it!  If I use this as a part of my training, I will basically be able to microload my improvements.  Since I will see the numbers, I should be able to always improve at least a little bit, since a lot of it is mental.  Seeing the numbers gives great motivation.

Here are the numbers I got:

Thumbless Crushing Grip: 155

Pinch Grip: 135

These numbers are probably accurate to within a few pounds.  Please share your results with the board everyone.

Go for it,

Michael Falkov

(Edited by Quick Grip at 11:24 pm on July 16, 2001)

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Guest Claemore70

I hope that was with two hands?  I put two hands on and accomplished (thumbless) 190lbs.  Pinch grip with one hand was 80 lbs.

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Guest woody36

QG, I presume your talking about bathroom scales,

if so on a good day i've squeezed 20-stone both hands

it usually is between 19-20 however i feel.One hand

i got about 9stone with but it's usually after 2 hand

squeezes.Not really good numbers but i don't train

my crushing grip.

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Guest Russell Latterman

I've tried two different scales.  I got over 200lbs with both hands with the scale at my friends house and I can get about 180-185 at the one at my house.  My scale is thicker so the range makes it harder.  Scale crushing is cool.

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I woke up this morning with my hands feeling sore.  They've never been sore before, only very tired.  I was doing a lot of scale crushing last night, really going all out.  Pinch and crushing.  I was actually shocked to see how much I got on pinch grip.

Claemore70: Yes, of course I do it 2 handed.  I'm not THAT strong! :)

woody36: I don't quite understand the conversion of stones to pounds or kilograms.  Could you explain, or point me to a place where I can find out?  Where do they use "stones" as a measure of weight? England only?

Russell:  Thats pretty good.  How thick are the scales?  What did you get on pinch grip?

My scale is about 2" thick.

Keep 'em comin',

Michael Falkov

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Guest woody36

QG,

    Sorry i forget,a stone is equal to fourteen pounds.

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Thanks for the explaination woody.  So that would mean you got 280 lbs.  That is really good.  How are you doing the the #3?  What did you get pinch grip style?

I'm curious to see some more results from everyone, I'm sure we all are.

Michael Falkov

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Guest woody36

QG,

     I don't think i could do that well on grippers i don't

own one,i started squeezing bathroom scales after i

read an article that said Bruce White did them.

There not something i do on a regular basis because

of severe pain after i bend and also i'm one of the few

people on the board that doesn't care if he closes a 3.

But as a training aid i think the scales are excellent and unusual,

 get some small boards and you can build resistance

by adding thickness to the back of the scale.I don't

know if i explained that correctly.

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Yup, you explained it well.  Its true, the #3 doesn;t really matter, its just a way to measure strength.  It would also let me see a comparison between scale numbers and grippers.

Also, who is Bruce White?  And what do you bean by severe pain after you bend?

Michael Falkov

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Guest woody36

QG,

    Bruce White is a grip specialist,in the article it shows

him pinch gripping 115lbs and 60lbs thumb/index

finger only.He's squeezed 308 on bathroom scales

at a bodyweight of 148lbs and he's number eleven

on David Hornes all time best list.Which means he

may chip in and give us more info about the man him-

self.

I do a touch of steelbending,and an old injury keeps

flaring up.

Good luck

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Guest Claemore70

Did 200 lbs today, and am taking a break for a couple of days.  See what I can do then.

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