8-14-11: MMS and TNS Grippers

8-14-11, Sunday


-Trainer-x25-both hands, -#2×1-both hands

-137lb #3×1-right hand     Slammed shut of course.  Hand felt very strong today.

-151lb #3×1-right hand     Very fast close – easy again.

-166lb RB300x1-right hand     Solid close and 1-second hold.  Knew from this close that I would destroy the 174lb Elite and probably close my 179lb Elite too.  I wasn’t disappointed.

-174lb Elite-x1-right hand     4-second hold!  Crushed this gripper closed. 

-179lb Elite-x1-right hand     2-second hold.  Closed with authority. 

-175lb HG350x1-right hand     2-second hold.  Another authoritative close.

-176lb HG350x1-right hand     2-second hold.  Felt harder than just 1lb above the previous HG350 close. 

-174lb Elite-x1-right hand     2-second hold.  Smashed it shut.

-179lb Elite-x1-right hand     1-second hold.  Can’t believe I shut another high-170lbs gripper in this workout! 

-174lb Elite-x1-right hand     2-second hold.  Solid close. 

Could’ve continued on a bit and racked up more closes in the mid-to-high 170lb range – but instead switched to TNS stuff.  Got 7 strong MMS closes in the 174lb to 179lb range!  PR for sure at that intensity level – in volume. 

Definitely need to note that I have strayed away from testing – using info gleaned from Adam Glass’s Grip and Rip 2.1 DVD – in my last month’s worth of grip workouts.  Not sure why I’ve done that but I think this workout was plenty of proof that I need to get my ass back to testing! 


-159lb RB330N-MISS-right hand     By a sliver!  Dammit.  Hate being that close and not being able to seal the deal.

-159lb RB330N-MISS-right hand     By a sliver again.  Double dammit. 

-153lb GNC250x1-both hands     PR lefty!  First time closing this beast with my left.  It was a barely there close.  Right hand was a different story though.  Slammed it shut with total authority.

-153lb GNC250x1-both hands     Got another lefty close!  Again though – it was barely closed.  Had to review video several times to make sure and the handles barely touched.  Right hand smashed the handles to dust. 

-153lb GNC250x1-right hand, -MISS-left hand     Slammed it right hand and missed by a sliver lefty.  Can’t win ’em all!

-137lb #3×1-both hands     *Notes: Slammed righty and barely got it shut lefty. 

Really not a bad TNS workout after the very strong MMS work done righty.  Want to get my 159lb RB330N shut again soon since it’s been late May when my last close happened.   



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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