January 22, 2021
Confirmed my guts don’t handle granola cereal anymore. It had to be a squat day to boot. Anyways, why mess with tradition.
Squat w/Iron-Z 206.5k x 3 x 3r
Pause Squat 161k x 3 x 3r
BoS Belt Squat 90 x 5, 140 x 3 x 12r
Belt Squat March 140 x 3 x 0:60
Seated Calf Raise SS 150 x 8
Yes you definitely got it from grippers, not bending. It's very common to get this issue, some people have been injured pretty badly this way I believe. It can take a long time to heal, I had problems for over six months with my knuckle. Couldn't even shift gears when driving without feeling pain.
The reason for these problems are that most people try too heavy before they are ready, they try to run before they can walk so to speak.
Jedd Johnson's "Cadance Based Training" is a good training program for grippers where BTR is included but in a smart way, with much less resistance than whats normally recommended.
After I did that program I realized I didn't need to go heavy at all with the BTR stuff. Actually the best gains I've made was when doing BTR with much less resistance but for more TUT. Only a few sets are needed at the end of a workout.