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« on: December 18, 2006, 08:29:16 PM »

Thought it could serve to keep my motivation going by posting my grip workouts. Usually every fourth day.

Here we go:

17/12:
Rolling Thunder, both hands are trained, regular repetitions are usually held as long as a competition deadlift.

Sets*reps*weight (in lbs)

3*3*143 Near limit on the weaker hand

Negative RT, tried this for the first time, lifting the weight up with both hands, then lowering with only one hand.
1*1*209 Heavy as hell

Flipped a 10 kg steel plate with one hand to train the pinch grip.

3 sets, 5 or 6 flips with each hand.

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2006, 02:02:49 PM »

i think thats a pretty cool idea for a training log. by the way wut is a rolling thunder?
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2006, 03:34:38 PM »

22/12

Captains of Crush workout

Three singles of maximum holds with the #2, both hands. Weren't able to quite close it on a few of the weak hand singles.

That was all.

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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2006, 08:33:51 AM »

Hedge, do you find it difficult to gain arm size even if you gain strength in your forearms due to them mostly being made up of ligaments and tendons? I do realize there are muscle bellies and such in the forearms, I'm not a moron, but I'd say that 60-70% of the tissue in that section of your arm is composed of ligaments and tendonds. Or, are you seeing growth in relation to the strength gained?  I'd like to know.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2006, 10:36:00 AM »

Hedge, do you find it difficult to gain arm size even if you gain strength in your forearms due to them mostly being made up of ligaments and tendons? I do realize there are muscle bellies and such in the forearms, I'm not a moron, but I'd say that 60-70% of the tissue in that section of your arm is composed of ligaments and tendonds. Or, are you seeing growth in relation to the strength gained?  I'd like to know.  Smiley

I'm seeing some growth in the forearms, but I doubt I am getting as much as I would've have gotten from doing, say, wrist curls or my fave, broom stick twists.

But grip strength is functional. And that is... Teh FCUKING shyte! Cool

I've come to realize that, I really have.

I used to have such a weak ass grip in the past, at least the crush and the pinch, relatively decent support grip, but now I'm getting better by the workout. I enjoy that.

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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2006, 03:33:10 PM »

can you do fingertip pushups
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2006, 09:28:44 PM »

can you do fingertip pushups

I dunno what that is, but if you're allowed to support on ALL fingertips, then yes.

But I can't do it Jackie Chan style, two or three fingers.

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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2006, 05:01:11 AM »

28/12

Pulled 182 lbs halfway up, before losing the grip when attempting a new PB.

Next time... Tongue

After that, finished with four or five singles with 154 lbs.

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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2006, 12:39:47 PM »

can you do fingertip pushups


i do pointer finger and thumb, but really i have never seen any use to it aside from a stupid little trick.

maybe if i did just tips, straight fingers with minimal bend back it may be different
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2007, 09:24:10 AM »

8/1

(Did a CoC workout 5-6 days ago as well, and another RT workout before that)

Anyways..

Rolling Thunder,

154 lbs
4 sets of 2 reps with each hand, approx 5-7 minutes between sets.

149 lbs
3 sets of 3 reps

143lbs
1 set of 3 reps


Note: This workout was done the day after deadlifts, so grip was perhaps slightly affected. Still, I'm improving, will go for a new 1RM in a few weeks.

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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2007, 05:12:37 PM »

yeah, with all the fingertips touching the ground, like you had two softballs in your hands

McNeil can do two fingers plus thumb using both hands, I asked her if she could do the bruce lee ones, that's as close as she got
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2007, 04:23:27 PM »

yeah, with all the fingertips touching the ground, like you had two softballs in your hands

McNeil can do two fingers plus thumb using both hands, I asked her if she could do the bruce lee ones, that's as close as she got
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2007, 03:23:47 PM »

2-18

Just missed the 185 lbs attempt (cleared it off the floor, but lost it halfway up) Angry

Got the 179 lbs very easy though. Roll Eyes

This wasn't exactly what I had planned...

I warmed up for the lift with a single on 110 lbs, another single at 143, then went for it.

Perhaps should do another single at around 160 something, will try that next time, but I simply believe I wasn't strong enough.

My deadlift grip has improved immensely since starting the Grip training, and that was the reason for it really.

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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2007, 02:32:15 PM »

22-01

CoC

CoC

#2:  closed it once with both hands, fairly easy too.

#2: negative, both hands, two sets

#1: reverse grip, crushed it followed by static hold, both hands

#1: crush followed by static hold, two sets

#3: negative rep (forced it together with both hands, then opened it with one), both hands, CRAZY HEAVY

Summary: great workout.

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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2007, 04:32:44 PM »

27-01

RT
4 sets of 2's with 154 lbs.

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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2007, 05:43:21 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2007, 10:50:23 AM »

I aint kidding you about the fingertip pushups

but

when you can do wrist pushups, all hail to you because I have only seen a few people able to do them
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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2007, 11:06:50 AM »

I aint kidding you about the fingertip pushups

but

when you can do wrist pushups, all hail to you because I have only seen a few people able to do them

I tried a pushup with three fingers on each hand, thumbs, index finger and middle finger, no big deal really.

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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2007, 12:46:01 PM »

can you do them on your wrists/  I'll post a pict if you don't know what I mean
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« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2007, 03:25:03 PM »

finger tips really isnt hard. I trained traditional martial arts for a long time, so am no stranger to the pushups and hand/finger strenghtening work. really its nothing special


the wrist pushups as well are just a matter of wrist flexibility. There are a lot of wrist stretching exercises that can be done which eventualy make the wrist pushups very easy (but more importantly add to ability of overcoming wrist locks). But again, these really add nothing and are merely a trick of sorts. adding nothing to training.
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« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2007, 01:26:08 PM »

2-02

Rolling Thunder:

Max Effort day.

Warm up:

154*1

165*1

Personal record attempt:

182 lbs*1 (MADE IT!!!)

Didn't have proper witness, so waited 5 minutes, and pulled it one more time, and this time real easy, 182*1

Decided to go for one more attempt, decided on 187 lbs:

187*1 ( GOT IT, AND EASY TO!!!!)

Finished off with:

154*2reps*3sets


Great workout. New personal best, three really heavy lifts in one workout, made them all. Can't be more pleased.

Plan right now is to get to 198 lbs in three months, which feels doable.

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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2007, 05:39:14 PM »

damn that's some heavy weight for the RT, Hedge, the handle is two pounds right?
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« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2007, 05:52:05 PM »

damn that's some heavy weight for the RT, Hedge, the handle is two pounds right?

I don't know, but probably something like that, yeah.

I just count the plates.

I've been able to go from cerca 160 lbs to 187 lbs since approximately September-October. Never trained grip prior to that.

These last few workouts especially have been very awarding, only hard thing is to stay away from the Max Effort, and not do it more than once every third week or so, it really drains you.

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« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2007, 05:54:54 PM »

I don't know, but probably something like that, yeah.

I just count the plates.

I've been able to go from cerca 160 lbs to 187 lbs since approximately September-October. Never trained grip prior to that.

These last few workouts especially have been very awarding, only hard thing is to stay away from the Max Effort, and not do it more than once every third week or so, it really drains you.

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does all that carry over to your deadlift?
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« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2007, 04:39:36 PM »

does all that carry over to your deadlift?

I didn't really have a problem holding on to the bar in the past, but the added grip strength has allowed for a better, "cleaner" pull.

My hands never opens up even the slightest these days, when pulling heavy.

TBH, I doubt I would need anything above cerca 175 lbs in the Rolling Thunder, but it's a fun thing to train, especially something else than the usual forearm stuff.

Don't think my forearms have grown enormously from this training. Or even the slightest. Cool

But nevermind, it's a whole lotta fun.



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