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One Hand Lifted My Thick Bar


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I've got this home made thickbar barbell that I put together out of a thick 2.5" dia fence post and concreted ends. Weighs in at 70kg/154lbs and measures 166cm/5'6" long. I've cleaned and pressed before but whenever I tried the one handed lift got nowhereoff the floor. Mid workout today I gave it another try and up it went, stood fully upright, no problem :D On the way down I got halfway and had to steady the bar with my left hand but I put that down to a tired right thumb. I know it's not the Inch dumbell, but the length makes it awkward and it's a start. proves my grip strength is improving.

Well, I'm pleased with myself :rock

Cheers, Lol


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Cheers Mark, I think the weights being so far from the grip point will increase the effective load on the hand. I'm not saying I could lift the inch but it would be a close thing.

My crushing grip however is stalling at the #2 so I need to be working the closing grip strength.

Cheers, Lol

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