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I Got A New Gripper Too

Bob Lipinski

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Got a double stamped #3 in the mail today. Just with a test squeeze, I thought it was a little easier.

Been training grip the last 2 days in a row, and right now I am training at midnight, hardly a typical training time for me. During the warmup, I did it for 5 reps easy (typically my 3 has me barely doing one under similar circumstances), and got within a hair lefty. I imagine fresh, with a good leg workout to warmup beforehand, I would get 15-20.

This seems like about a 2.5, compared to my circa '99 1-4 set.

Also, I use my father in law's #2, which is like a 1.5 compared to my '99 set. Even Steve "girlyhands" Shafley can close it, when he can't budge his other 2.

I am pretty happy, I wanted one either quite a bit harder or easier than my others for progression purposes.

On inspection, it seems about 1/4 inch narrower than my other 3. I would like to get a narrow #4, as with small hands the toughest part is setting the gripper.

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How tough is your #4? I have one I bought in 2002 at the York Barbell store, which might be easier than yours. I am willing to lend it to you, if you think you might be able to close it.


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RSW- My 4 is pretty tough, then again all the 4's I've tried have been pretty tough. Let me close my silver elite first, then I may take you up on that offer.

Thanks for the offer, I appreciate it/

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Bob. I have an easy # 4 :whistel

Mine is 2 months old.

It is very narrow. 2 and 3/4 between the inside handles.

The same as my trainer.

My # 3 is about 6 months old and is 3 and 1/4 between the inside handles.

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