5-16-11: Mouse Pinch-19mm

5-16-11, Monday


From now on I won’t train Mouse Pinch without standing on blocks to make it closer to a contest-legal pulling distance.  That just makes the most sense in terms of having contest carryover. 

I used this narrow width because it’s being featured at the 2012 Michigan Grip Championships.  The narrow width brings down everyone’s pinch numbers so I know it will help me to train close to this width for quite a while and dial-in my technique to bring the highest numbers at the contest. 

-101×1     *Notes: Full pull.

-112×1     *Notes: Full pull.

-117×1     *Notes: Full pull.  Barely held on the entire time. 

-120×1     *Notes: Full pull.  Barely held on.

-126×1     *Notes: Full pull.  Barely held on.

-131×1     *Notes: Full pull.  Pretty strong lift.  Got my hands “set” just right this time.

-136×1     *Notes: Pulled to the minimum height – barely.  Totally max effort. 

-141-MISS     *Notes: No movement at all. 

It’s surprising how quickly you can go from a full lift to not even moving the weight an inch.  That difference on this narrow width is about 10lbs apparently.


About bencrush

42-year old multiple USAWA record holder who enjoys grip strength training, bending steel, and sharing my knowledge of training in both areas.
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