Mobster training diary
One of many.
Todays workout (note I am training for the British Grip Championships). Saturday Grippers
B/H: VG L1 x 6 reps, L7 x 3 reps
L/H: RB240 x 1 rep, BBGM x 1 rep, CoC 3 x 3 x 1 all to within 4mm
R/H: CoC 3.5 x 1 rep, BBSE x 3 x 1 reps. Deep set all grippers. Weaver Stick
B/H: bar x 6 reps, plus 2.5-kilos x 3 reps, plus 3.5-kilos x 1 rep (no wraps thus far - from this point forward wraps on)
L/H: plus 6-kilos (7.5) x 0 reps, plus 5.5-kilos (7.0) x 0, 1, 1 reps
R/H: plus 6.5-kilos (8.0) x 0 rep, plus 6-kilos (7.5) x 3 x 1 reps TLRT
B/H: 45-kilos (50.4) x 8 reps
L/H: 85-kilos (90.4) x 8 x 1 reps
R/H: 97.5 (102.9) x 8 x 1 reps
Back stiff etc after. So stretched and tried keeping limber. I am using the massage pad machine for the full 15 minutes and the lower back is sore to the touch every single time the machine gets at it. But at the same time I feel more capable after.
Tomorrow am OR Monday am (will see how I feel but daughter and in-laws coming Monday afternoon so...) it'll be shoulders and arms. For those reading this will be a more traditional workout. The grip stuff can look very strange.
Grippers are crush grippers and the codes are usually the brand and their version of a strength rating. So VG means David Horne's Vulcan Gripper, CoC means Captain's of Crush gripper, RB Robert Baraban and BB Beef Builder. Within that I'll sometimes say VN or VVN meaning very near or very, very near (close as can be to closed but not quite).
Weaver Stick is a leverage type of strength feat and a great test of wrist strength. I have the current world record (8.10-kilos).
TLRT means thumb less rolling thunder. The 'Rolling Thunder' is a revolving thick handle from Ironmind and the lift is usually done with the thumb included in what looks like a one hand deadlift. Thumb less is harder. I was actually better 3 weeks ago but peaked too early. It's now two weeks to the competition.