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Large slice of grippers humble pie

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Dr Helium
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2004/02/06 11:05:42 (permalink)
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Large slice of grippers humble pie

Just received my RB upgrade kit from handgrippers, the 180,210 and 240. I was making good progress on all other aspects of my grip training and was convinced I was going to nail the coc 3 in 12 months. Anyway, I can just about get the 180 to parallel.

All I can say is respect to those who have closed the coc 2 (never mind about the 3 and 4)

How long does it take to go from parallel to a full close, and how many times a week should I train with the grippers bearing in mind that I do plate curls and pinch gripping 1 day a week, bending 1 day a week and thick bar training 1 day a week as well.
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    veganlifter
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    RE: Large slice of grippers humble pie 2004/02/06 12:09:18 (permalink)
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    Don't worry about it mate. Thing is, grippers do not follow the pattern of, say, bench pressing where you know that 95kg is 5kg less than 100kg What i mean is that when you hit the wall with your hand strength it's always a humbling experience.

    For instance, my PB with rolling thunder is 67.5 kg, but 70kg doesn't even move, i mean it is NAILED to the floor. Thats humbling!

    When i first tried #2 i got it to about parallel. It took me good 5-6 months (on and off) to close it but in the end it was all about technique: setting the gripper, getting chalk, working the closed position etc. Now i feel i have progressed more in past month than in the previous 4 months of my crushing.

    So my guestimate is: 1 week - 8 months. Hope that helps, lol!
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    RE: Large slice of grippers humble pie 2004/02/06 18:43:34 (permalink)
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    Cheers vegan
    quote:

    So my guestimate is: 1 week - 8 months. Hope that helps, lol!

    Let's hope it's no more than 2 months, then 4 months for the 210, 6 months for the 240, and 12 months for the coc 3. That'll be double my original estimate. [:I]

    Did you close the trainer and coc 1 first or did you start with the coc 2?
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    RE: Large slice of grippers humble pie 2004/02/06 18:51:30 (permalink)
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    Bring it to my seminar - I'll shut it for you (helps to 'season' the gripper) :)
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    RE: Large slice of grippers humble pie 2004/02/06 18:57:57 (permalink)
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    quote:
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    Cheers vegan

    quote:

    So my guestimate is: 1 week - 8 months. Hope that helps, lol!

    Let's hope it's no more than 2 months, then 4 months for the 210, 6 months for the 240, and 12 months for the coc 3. That'll be double my original estimate. [:I]


    Im not sure about directly comparing RB and CoC grippers. Im sure my 240ip RB gripper is considerably harder than my CoC No.3

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    RE: Large slice of grippers humble pie 2004/02/06 20:27:35 (permalink)
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    vegan that is good going on the rolling thunder, i can close the number gripper for 3 reps yet can only hold onto 60kg on the thunder. i have found this more humbling than anything. Not only that but 2 sets of 60kg and then i have to drop the weight down to do any more else it just dont budge
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    RE: Large slice of grippers humble pie 2004/02/06 21:19:14 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Mobster

    Bring it to my seminar - I'll shut it for you


    I've no doubts that you can shut it mobster, it's me I'm worried about.

    Are these seminars annual events, if so then you'll probably see me in 2 years time with my coc 3 ( or the RB 210 )

    Mikey5

    I think you're right about the RB grippers being harder as I can close the coc 3 further than the RB 210 and 240. Maybe it's the last inch when the coc 3 really starts to kick in, but whatever it is I'm fairly certain that once I've closed the 210 I won't be far off from closing the coc 3.
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    RE: Large slice of grippers humble pie 2004/02/06 22:16:13 (permalink)
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    quote:
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    Mikey5

    I think you're right about the RB grippers being harder as I can close the coc 3 further than the RB 210 and 240. Maybe it's the last inch when the coc 3 really starts to kick in, but whatever it is I'm fairly certain that once I've closed the 210 I won't be far off from closing the coc 3.


    I wouldn't be so certain. I can pretty much close the RB 210, but im still miles away from closing the CoC No.3. I reckon I'll be closing the No.3 within a year

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    RE: Large slice of grippers humble pie 2004/02/07 08:46:48 (permalink)
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    Couple of thoughts. VL: get yerself some 1/2 kilo and or 1/4 kilo discs. That's how to break the back of that problem. The RB grippers that seem harder than a coc 3 etc. Are they the chromed / stainless steel ones cos the ali/standard ones are much better for grip.
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    RE: Large slice of grippers humble pie 2004/02/09 17:11:50 (permalink)
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    mobster: cool, thats a good idea idea. Though I do not train RT regurlarly at the moment, i just pull once a month or so, usually when I train with someone else who wants to be humiliated by that handle So far i've pulled a new PB every time in the last 3 times i've tried it.

    Hey this could serve as a test on carryover effect from grippers because many quite rightly suspect that there is not much of a carryover effect from grippers to other exercises...

    I think RB's are great to train with for #3, the #3 indeed feels so much "easier" after battling with RB's a bit.
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