Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Grouch, Aug 29, 2005.
Pics and story upon arrival.
how much money have you spent on your hands lately?
in the last month only like 40$. But I'm looking into making some thick bar stuff, a 2" barbell and a 2.5" dumbell. I bought an older harder HG300 and I just bought a Beef Builder Grand Master. The former owner of the HG300 Clay Edgen told me he rates it as an easy 3. I've closed it 2 times last week. I'm holding off on my #3 though for a little bit so I can hopefully suprise myself in a month or so. The BB Grand Master should be about a #3 too. It shares the same spring size at least.
I can't convert what you just said into a figure. How much have you spent total since you got into your manhands frenzy?
since january i've spend about $150 I would guess.
where in the god fuck is the update?
Oh look its a fucking box!!!
With a paper egg in side it!!! WTF
OMG a NEW Beef Builder Grand Master fell out!!!! This is fucking better than a goose laying golden eggs. Willy Wonka aint got nothing on this!!
Awe and there they are the G and the M
It's so beautiful I think Im about to cry...excuse me.
I had no idea that the KKK supported crunking
krunk klux klan ... ku krunks klan?
I shut it at the gym.
No pic no care....
j/k, whats the estimated resistance of this one? The same as a 3 or relativly close?
The guy from Gripboard who sold it to me rated it at a 3.1......I closed it with a deep set though.
I'm laying off of my #3 because Im hoping that I can supprise myself when I go back to it in a month or so.
It's the same wire size as the coc#3 but http://www.wwfitness.com/ the place that sells them rates it at 230lbs, ironmind rates the CoC3 at 280lbs. That known the BB Elite is a harder gripper than the #3, has a larger wire size and is only rated at 265lbs by BB. So manufacture gripper rating suck balls for comparasions sake.
is there no sanctioning body/association that test grippers?
the closest thing to standard achiment would be the Monster of Mash or the Gripper Mania Certs. Where the same gripper is passed between people and they attempt to close it.
Grippers vary but you'll never find a #2 that is as hard as a #3 or a #3 as easy as a #2
i need to get me some grippers
has gripping helped you in any of your lifts?
I can't speak for Grouch who I assume that question was directed at, but I can say in my case that grip work has made me a much better lifter and it has given me a huge edge in my grappling. I combine a lot of my grip work with core work lately and have gotten away from grippers for a while. I have a friend that makes his own unique strength equipment including some of the most challenging grip implements you can imagine. All of this shit has combined to make my hands much thicker and wider and most of my lifts, especially heavy dumbell work much easier.
Anyway, I am probably going to do a website for my friends stuff so I will make a thread about it and maybe get some of you to be beta testers .
So you have actually added mass to your hands? Has it affected your wrists/forearms also?
I don't know if it is *just gripping (which includes farmers, fatbars shit, rotating handle stuff like rolling thunder, grippers kettlebells, clubbells etc.)
but I started with like 7 inch wrists and they are 9 right now. My forearms are 16" cold and I don't "work" them directly.
I really need to get my ass in gear and build all the shit Ive been meaning too (farmers, psuedo fat bar using a sleeve, and thick ass climbing rope). My hands/wrists have always been a weak point. Back in highschool I always had great form/technique but never could hold on to my opponent and now Ive reached the point when DLing where I'm constantly dropping the bar. I got some grippers and they seam to be helping a bit. My wrist are also around 7in.
Well I havn't missed a deadlift, max out or reps in over 7 months. Outside of other grip exercises, I doubt it has had any effect on my strenght. My wrists havn't got any bigger (maybe they will when I finally buy a sledge) but I think my fingers got a little fatter.
whats a sledge?
hammer, for leverage work.
whats the difference between using a sledge, and say, doing wrist curls?