Did a little bit of 3 types of gripper set today. Nothing outstanding on any single one – but I like the work I got in overall.
-137lb #3×1-both hands Strong on both hands. This is too light of a gripper (usually) for me to be able to tell how the rest of the workout is going to go – but today I knew it would be strong somehow.
-151lb #3×1-both hands Strong on both hands again.
-167lb Super Elite-x1-right hand Very strong close. Even messed up the set a little and stuttered – which is usually a death sentence for a close on a gripper at this level for me – and still squeezed the handles shut with strength to spare.
-179lb Elite-x1-right hand SMASHED it shut and held it closed for 2 seconds!
I’d say I’m still on track for a low-to-mid 180lbs MMS gripper close at the Fall Grip Decathlon in 7 weeks.
-153lb GNC250x1-right hand, -MISS-left hand Strong close righty. Missed by 1/16″ lefty.
-159lb RB330N-MISS-right hand Missed by a SLIVER. I hate missing by that close of a margin! Seriously.
-137lb #3×1-left hand Barely got the close on this one. Hands are feeling pretty shot. Not a good sign for TNS and the other gripper work I have in mind today.
-159lb RB330N-MISS-right hand Missed by 1/16″. Ouch. Close – but no cigar – again.
-139lb RB210-MISS-left hand Missed by 3/16″. Not even close on this gripper.
-168lb GNC300-MISS-right hand Missed by 3/16″. Not bad – this is about normal on this gripper for me.
-153lb GNC250-MISS-left hand Missed by 1/16″.
-168lb GNC300-MISS-right hand Missed by 3/16″ again. One of these days…
-137lb #3×2-right hand, -x1-left hand Strong closes righty and barely got the single lefty. Missed a 3rd rep righty by 1/8″. Pretty shot on TNS grippers at this point.
-#2 for 12 singles-both hands
Not sure why I can’t hammer home the last 1/16″ on the RB330N lately. It’ll work itself out over the next few months though.
20MM BLOCK SET GRIPPERS
-174lb Elite-MISS-right hand Missed by 1/8″. Knew this wasn’t going to go so I’m not really sure why I tried a gripper like this after the previous gripper workout…
-167lb Super Elite-MISS-right hand Missed by 3/16″.
-Quad Band-Gun Metal (uncalibrated)-x1-right hand Barely got the close.
-Quad Band-Gun Metal (uncalibrated)-x1-right hand Strong close and a good video of the “block” (actually used my RB210 since the handle is 20mm diameter) insertion – which is something I’ve had a hard time not obstructing the view of in videos.
-167lb Super Elite-MISS-right hand Missed by a SLIVER. Not a bad attempt after the previous misses.
-167lb Super Elite-MISS-right hand Missed by a SLIVER again! Dang it I just couldn’t close the gap on this gripper today.
-165lb Super Elite-x1-right hand Strong close and a 1-second hold. Funny what a difference 2lbs makes on a gripper. Of course, this is also 1/4″ narrower spread than the slightly harder Super Elite and that makes a big difference too.
-139lb RB210x3-left hand Strong reps. Might’ve been able to get a few more if I hadn’t been so slow on the block insertion.
Pretty decent 20mm Block Set Gripper workout – considering the MMS and TNS work that came before it.