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2003/12/23 09:32:51 (permalink)

Unsure of how much weight for grip machines

I'm getting my old man to make me up a Titan's Telegraph Key and Hardyhandshake variant, but not sure of how much weight to order...bare in mind I'm a newbie to grip training and haven't done any resistance training in ages.

I don't want to be in the position where I order too little weight, but don't want to order way to much either.

Any ideas guys?

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    veganlifter
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    RE: Unsure of how much weight for grip machines 2003/12/23 09:50:27 (permalink)
    I was thinking that if I was making one myself, i would use some sort of tray rather than a loading pin, if at all possible. Then i could use things like sandbags, concrete blocks and stones to add weight and not necessarily need to spend money for plates.
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    RE: Unsure of how much weight for grip machines 2003/12/23 10:31:08 (permalink)
    Well my dad's a welder (and a damn good one with over 20 years experience) so could make an exact replica if I asked him to.

    I was thinking of the grip handle (2 metal plate type things for the Telegraph Key, or 2 handles for the Handshaker) welded to some squared tubing which will go over a pivot point/hinge and will extend to the plate loading part.
    [url='http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/knighty2003uk2003/detail?.dir=/Grip+machine+diagrams&.dnm=T.Tgraphkey.jpg']Here's a diagram of the T.Telegraph key variant[/url]

    [url='http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/knighty2003uk2003/detail?.dir=/Grip+machine+diagrams&.dnm=H.Shake.jpg']And here's one of the H.Handshaker variant[/url]

    I've got about 60kg's worth of ordinary plates that I've stashed round a friend's house, but would rather use Oly plates.
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