2-HAND MOUSE PINCH-52MM
Used only chalk in this workout. Left the Dry Hands off since it was only about 60 degrees by the time I started the pinch part of this grip workout.
-104×1 Pulled about 18″.
-139×1 Pulled about 22″. Pulling this high is going to benefit me quite a bit at the next grip contest. Pulling the minimum height of 8.5″ is going to feel “easy” by comparison.
-174×1 Pulled about 19″. Super strong pull! Possibly the strongest I’ve ever felt on this weight. Felt like I could’ve pulled 20lbs more. That thought turned out to be very wrong though.
-185-MISS Pulled it 1″ off the floor. Dammit! Really thought I was going to set another PR at this pinch width so this bummed me out a bit. Oh well, I hit 174lbs and that is about 4lbs over the opener I’m going to call for at the Fall Grip Decathlon in November.
-185-MISS Pulled it about 1″ again. Just not strong enough today. No excuses.
-185-MISS Nothing at all. Called it quits when I looked down and saw a little flap of skin gone from my right thumb web. That was stupid. Tearing the skin there sometimes takes me a week to heal and that means a week that I’m not training my pinch optimally.
-50 York-PULL TO HIP-right hand, -MISS-left hand Very strong pull righty! Believe it or not – this is the FIRST TIME that I’ve lifted the Blob to lockout on the first attempt in a workout. Usually it takes 3 or 4 attempts before I get a full pull. I have also NEVER lifted a Blob in a contest. I came close to loading my 50 York at the May KC Qualifier II but missed it by a few inches on the load portion. Obviously, the grip medley was after a bunch of other grip stuff so it’s not necessarily a lack of strength. More a lack of strength endurance on the pinch stuff.
-50 York-PULL TO HIP-right hand, -MISS-left hand Another very strong pull righty. I can’t remember the last time I got 2 full Blob pulls in a single workout. That’s sad – but true.
-50 York-PULL TO HIP-right hand, -MISS-left hand Pulled it about 3″ lefty. Yet another strong pull righty! Pretty sure I have never got 3 full Blob pulls in a single workout.
-50 York-MISS-both hands Whoa! Wasn’t expecting this. I thought I’d get another full pull and maybe one more after that. Didn’t expect the Blob to be glued to the ground. It didn’t budge an inch righty.
-50 York-MISS-both hands Well, it’s time to end the workout now. No movement on either hand.
Only used chalk during this workout so I can’t figure out what made it so much stronger than the usual Blob workout for me.
This bodes well for my grip medley performance at the Fall Grip Decathlon.