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2004/02/27 18:00:29 (permalink)
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Grip strength

I was just curious as to how you guys might rate my grip strength.... and please say sh!te if it is. I know it's a hell of a lot better than it was, and will get better still, but I was wondering how it compares to those with more of an interest in that side of things.

Not WSM standard yet [:P]

I can DL 190 with a regular double OH grip (i.e. thumbs are NOT locked) for 2-3 reps before grip goes.

I can DL hold wheel barrow style 65kg a side plus whatever %age of the bar I'm also lifting for about 3x 20-30secs (holding at the thick loading end of the bar). I load 2x Oly bars up with 65 on one end of each and DL them up.... after biceps.

I can just about pinch grip 2x very slippery 15kg plates in each hand (30 a side). I eventually managed to stand up with them today but they soon dropped. I double hand pinch 2x25's quite happily.

I'd love to know what sort of weights some of you guys hold for similar lifts.... be nice to set myself a target.

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    dirtyvest
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/02/27 18:10:55 (permalink)
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    Oh... and does superglueing your fingers to the plates count as cheating
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/02/27 18:14:52 (permalink)
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    well, let me put it this way, i'd love to pinch that much with my left - though my right i've done that as well.

    i can't DL 190 but have done overhand holds from rack with similar weights hmmm.. i think it was about 10 secs, so probably shorter than yours minus the momentum as well.

    Anyways, probably doesn't make you feel better if you just about beat a guy on my level, lol!

    Hows your plate curl?

    Do you do rack lockouts and holds?
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/02/27 18:39:08 (permalink)
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    VL.... I might have been training longer than you, but I've not been focusing on grip for any longer I can assure you - I had to have my straps sergically removed . I haven't done plate curls yet, I have some bicep/forearm tendon pains and I think that would kill me off.

    I don't do rack outs, I settle with my DL and the thick bar holds as my static grip work really.

    Si: yes. Basically, 2 bars side by side with 65 on one end of each. I then grip the 'fat' end where you load the plates on, on each bar, DL and hold.... it's my favourite of all the grip stuff that one. But as I'm using a bar I don't move, it's static but help in the farmers styleeee.
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/02/27 19:28:54 (permalink)
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    ah gotcha, now i see what you mean with that end of oly bar lift. I've tried that once and use similar kind of weight, though mine is directlyt affected by the Rolling thunder lifts that i do sometimes. Thanks for reminding me about those lifts though! Have to give them a try again!
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/02/27 19:47:13 (permalink)
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    Just to confirm and excuse my ignorance, but plate curls are exactly as they sound aren't they? There's no 'secret' or misnoma about them.
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/02/28 01:56:19 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by dirtyvest

    Just to confirm and excuse my ignorance, but plate curls are exactly as they sound aren't they? There's no 'secret' or misnoma about them.



    yep. hand flat undeneath. thumb over. wrist straight. curl from a palm up position or a palm facing thigh position.
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/02/28 07:07:45 (permalink)
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    DV you have a good base of grip strength and will add a fair bit quite quickly. The forearm/grip appears to be made of the muscle type that adapts/grows strong relatively quickly.
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/02/28 10:18:49 (permalink)
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    They were discussing what constitutes the triple crown for gripping over at the cyberpump gripboard. One of the feats was closing the Coc 4, the second was bending the red nail.

    They couldn't decide on the third, whether or not it would be lifting the Inch, or maybe the blob. Personally I think it should be cleaning and pressing the Inch DB.

    Anyway, what they did say was that pinching gripping 6 x 10lbs or 3 x 25lbs or 2 x 45lbs was right up there for consideration as the 3rd part. So DV yes 2 x 15kg is very good. Why not have a go at 3 x 10kg, same weight as 2 x 15kg but should be a lot harder.
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/02/28 19:42:43 (permalink)
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    My Millennium db lift got a few votes :) (excuse me while I look smug for ten minutes).
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/03/01 16:33:49 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the feedback guys.... encouraging stuff, and grip work is one of the more enjoyable aspects of my training now as I know it is an area I should progress on well.

    Thanks again boys!
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    GymCatt
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/03/01 17:28:10 (permalink)
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    ok what exactly are inch dbs and the millenium db?
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/03/01 18:14:57 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by dirtyvest
    I can DL 190 with a regular double OH grip (i.e. thumbs are NOT locked) for 2-3 reps before grip goes.

    I can DL hold wheel barrow style 65kg a side plus whatever %age of the bar I'm also lifting for about 3x 20-30secs (holding at the thick loading end of the bar). I load 2x Oly bars up with 65 on one end of each and DL them up.... after biceps.

    I can just about pinch grip 2x very slippery 15kg plates in each hand (30 a side). I eventually managed to stand up with them today but they soon dropped. I double hand pinch 2x25's quite happily.



    Respect [^]
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/03/01 18:27:20 (permalink)
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    I can static hold like a big dog, but pinching grip is nothing to brag about.
    We had a static hold comp some time ago and could not manage the 300kg at all. Well I can now :)
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/03/01 18:29:49 (permalink)
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    Fcuk me TB. Is that with a hook grip, alternate or (and I hope not for my sake) a double overhand?
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/03/01 18:34:16 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Bengdogg

    ok what exactly are inch dbs and the millenium db?



    The Inch dumbbell is a infamous challenge dumbbell formally owned by Thomas Inch and weighs 172 pounds and has a 2 and 3/8ths inch thick handle. The Millennium dumbbell was created by myself and Alan Radley and weighs 228 pounds with the same size handle as the Inch
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/03/01 20:59:51 (permalink)
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    I am not shaking hands with any of you big fat nackers.
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    RE: Grip strength 2004/03/06 19:50:08 (permalink)
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    My grip ain't nothing either, but I have managed to DL 200kg and been able to hold it for about 3-5 seconds before my grip gave out.
    But I am aiming for good grip strength. Well the day I met Marius, I shook his hand and he nearly crushed mine
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