9-14-11: MMS, 26mm Block Set, and TNS Grippers

9-14-11, Wednesday


Didn’t use Dry Hands this workout.  Didn’t feel the need.  It was only 60 degrees when I finished and the chalk was adhering pretty well throughout the workout.

-Trainer-x5-both hands    

-#2×3-both hands

-137lb #3×1-both hands     Slammed it on both hands.

-151lb #3×1-both hands     Very strong on both hands.

-165lb Super Elite-x1-right hand, -MISS-left hand     Missed lefty by 1/8″.  Smashed shut righty with a wide set. 

-179lb Elite-x1-right hand     Good solid close! 

-174lb Elite-x1-right hand     Solid close but felt as hard as the 179lb Elite today.  Quit there.  Just wanted to work up to my Fall Grip Decathlon opener – a 179lb Elite. 

Felt pretty strong on MMS Grippers today.  Could’ve taken a bit more time on the warmup to get my hands more “on” but I felt good even without that. 


-165lb Super Elite-x1-right hand     Solid close on video.  Screwed up the block insertion on the video though.  Gotta get better at that for future videos.  Not very strong today on this set. 


-159lb RB330N-MISS-right hand     Missed by 1/8″.

-153lb GNC250-MISS-left hand     Missed by 1/16″.

-168lb GNC300-MISS-right hand     Missed by 1/4″  That’s WAY off on this beast.  Not a good attempt.

-137lb #3×1-left hand     Strong close.

-153lb GNC250x1-both hands     Strong close righty and just barely lefty. 

-159lb RB330N-MISS-right hand     Missed by 1/16″.  Dammit!  Just can’t close this thing every time I want and that pisses me off. 

-153lb GNC250-MISS-left hand     Missed by 1/16″. 

-159lb RB330N-MISS-right hand     Missed by a SLIVER!  Reviewed the video and almost threw my camera down when I realized I hadn’t actually shut this bastard. 

-159lb RB330N-MISS-right hand     Missed by 1/8″.  Crap. 

Not a strong TNS Gripper workout.  Not worried about it since it wasn’t my focus today.  I think I would’ve closed the 159lb RB330N if I hadn’t done my MMS Gripper workout before this.  I need to get strong enough that I can close the 159lb RB330N AFTER my MMS Gripper workout for it to be a done deal at the May 2012 Michigan Grip Championships. 


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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