Thick handle training

Posted in Grip training on October 22, 2012 by grippernut

1. RT max test

Went up to 99,4 kg and got good air under it, as video shows.

2. Inch Trainer

5 x 57 kg both hands

Went up to 67 kg, kept on trying it for a few singles.
F/F got air with both hands
F/F got air with both hands
F/F got air with both hands
F/F got air with both hands
F/F got air with both hands
F/F got air with both hands

3. RT Volume work

R: 15 x 80 kg PR!
L: 11 x 80 kg PR!

Went all out on this volume work. Damn I will feel that tomorrow!

Notes:

I have quickly started to like the off set db (Inch Trainer). Seems to carry over nicely to RT AND it certainly hits wrists as well. I’d go as far as saying it is perhaps the best piece of equipment for all-around grip gains. Put too much weight on it this time though.

Of course my RT PR’s are also the result of forced rest due to flu. My forearms felt well recovered before this workout. Feels good to be back training.

Home-made device for reverse wrist curls

Posted in Equipment, Grip training on October 19, 2012 by grippernut

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Thick handled training

Posted in Grip training on October 13, 2012 by grippernut

Squats and bench before grip work

1. Rolling Thunder

65 kg x 5 both hands

70 kg x 5 both hands

75 kg x 5 both hands

80 kg x 5 both hands (PR with left, it has never felt this easy)

85 kg x 5 Right hand, x 1 left hand (very happy with left hand progress)

90 kg x 1 Right hand, x F with left hand (but got some air and that is a PR)

98 kg x F x 3 right hand (but got air under it 2 times, that is progress)

Just to get the feel for heavy weights on this, did 4 assisted lifts and eccentric hold attempts with 100 kg with both hands.

2. Inch Trainer

Progressed up to 65 kg PR full lift with right hand and also got air under same weight with left hand.

Notes: I am certainly making progress with all thick handled stuff. 90 kg felt quite easy with right hand on RT. Might have made a 1 RM PR weight unless I had not done 5 reps with 85 kg. But it doesn’t matter. Base strength level is improving for sure. 100 kg seems more doable after this really good workout.

Homemade squat/bench stands

Posted in Equipment on October 13, 2012 by grippernut

Total cost about 60 €, put together without welding.

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Steel for bending

Posted in Equipment, Grip training on October 11, 2012 by grippernut

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Manus grip DO deadlifts

Posted in Grip training on October 10, 2012 by grippernut

1. Inch trainer

10 attempts @ 62 kg, got air with all attempts both hands but no full lifts

2. Manus grip DO deadlift

1 x 100 kg
1 x 110 kg
1 x 120 kg
1 x 130 kg
1 x 140 kg,
F x 150 kg, was clearly a bit over true max for my grip today, got air about 5 cm before grip gave out

Will start working on this as well, maybe start building it up with 120 kg or something like that.

3. Barbell Wrist Curl

5 x 70 kg felt hard
5 x 72,5 kg
3 x 72,5 kg

Notes: Seemed to be somewhat of an off-day, but still happier when this was done compared to how I felt before. Clearly needed to let some steam out.

It is obvious that I just need to get some volume work done for some time to see some new gains on most lifts. Can’t expect linear gains.

Inch trainer experimenting

Posted in Grip training on October 7, 2012 by grippernut

1. Inch trainer

33,8 kg x 5
38,4 kg x 5
43,1 kg x 5
57 kg x 3
62 kg x F

2. Rolling Thunder Swings

3 x 5 x 57 kg

3. Inch trainer wrist curls

15,5 kg x 10
19,8 kg x 10
25 kg x 5 (right hand), 4 (left hand)