10-10-11: MMS Grippers and 2″ Vertical Bar

10-10-11, Monday


Not a great workout today – but not a bad one either.  Just wanted to work up to my Fall Grip Decathlon planned opener – my 179lb Elite – and I barely closed that today.

-Trainer-x10-both hands 

-#2×1-both hands

-137lb #3×1-both hands     Easy closes on both hands.

-151lb #3×1-both hands     Slammed righty and a strong close lefty.  Stopped the lefty gripper workout here so I could conserve some setting strength for my 179lb Elite attempt later.

-166lb RB300x1-right hand     Solid close. 

-179lb Elite-x1-right hand     Barely closed it.  Had to review the video just to make sure.  Wasn’t very happy with a barely close but I left it at that today.

-174lb Elite-x1-right hand     Solid close.  End of the gripper workout.  I felt like doing a lot more gripper attempts but realized that it would be pointless.



-207×1-both hands     Full lifts-both hands.

-242×1-both hands     Full lifts-both hands.

-277×1-both hands     Full lifts-both hands.  Felt like I had another 20lbs on both hands in the tank.  I plan on testing that guess.

-303×1-right hand, -MISS-left hand     Barely got 2″ righty and pulled about 1″ lefty. 

-308-MISS-both hands     Almost came off the ground righty.  I may have floated it but it was impossible to tell on the video I took. 

-303-MISS-both hands     Dropped the weight and thought I might be able to move 303 again – I was wrong. 

-303-MISS-both hands     Actually got 1″ righty but nothing lefty.

-303-MISS-both hands     Got 1″ righty again and nothing lefty. 

-303-MISS-both hands     Nothing on either hand. 

Time to call this workout quits.  Not a bad result considering my weight was 210lbs today.  Want to make sure I keep the ability to pull at least 300lbs – while hopefully dropping down to the 199lb weight class for the Fall Grip Decathlon. 

Wish me luck!  I’ll need it.



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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