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Gripper Closing


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I'm not sure whether or not this topic has been presented in the form of a question before, so, here it is. But before I get into it, I will add that, this question is primarily aimed at COC's, although I hope others respond too . The question simply is ...... how slow can you close your gripper....another words, from the beginning of your close to the end ( without assisting- the squeeze solely done with one hand - after the set or no set at all ), how long does it take you????? Someone of exhaulted status on this board ( no names ) once said something to the effect.......' to close a difficult gripper, one needs to do it qucikly- a quick burst of speed '.....this obviously isn't true. Needless to say, it 's much harder to close a gripper slowly. Joe Knney took about 4 seconds to close his !!! As for trainning purposes, I have no idea whether closing grippers slowly would benefit anyone. Replies would be appreciated :)

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Wanna talked about this a while ago, referring it to a "hydraulic close". I believe the conensus was it was much harder.

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If your sweep is weak I imagine it is a lot harder. If you have strong sweep and finish like OldGuy or Heath I bet it don't matter too much... OldGuy how is your hydraulic close?

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Sometimes I take a long time to close a gripper. I reach a point that I cannot at first go beyond and hold it there. I then sometimes find another gear and slowly keep going until I complete the close. This has even happened when trying a #4.

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I've noticed this also when I close my grippers. I once "clicked" my #3 on videotape and after it was done... I SLOWLY let it out again. I've probably picked this up by training on the SW.

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OldGuy is the rare type who improves by alot each workout, even after a bad start. That could be a tribute to Jon Pall, and I quote:

"It is better to have a bad start and good end, than a good start and bad end"!

Being an overhead specialist, OldGuy is within 2 reps of my best reps for overhead in the 80 pound plus seated dumbell shoulder press.

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I guess the answer for me is "it depends." If I'm crushing well that day, I'll speed up the tempo a bit, but if I'm having trouble getting the handles to kiss, then I'll slow down and squeeze harder until either the handles touch or I just can't squeeze anymore.

"Just squeeze as hard as you can. Then squeeze harder! Try it..."

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Wanna talked about this a while ago, referring it to a "hydraulic close". I believe the conensus was it was much harder.

A hydraulic no set is another "feat" I would like to see done with a 3.

Kinney basically did this with a FOUR AND GROUND THE HANDLES! :ohmy

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Writes in little book o' grip feats...... :devil

Rick Walker :rock

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