It’s only been 2 days since my last gripper workout – which was 30mm Block Set Grippers. And 3 days since my last MMS Gripper workout. Timing was just about right and I hit (barely) my target of closing my contest opener – the 179lb Elite. Barely got it closed, but it would’ve counted in a contest – so that’s good enough for me.
-137lb #3×1-both hands
-151lb #3×1-right hand No attempt lefty so I can save my setting strength for the harder Elites.
-159lb RB330N-x1-right hand Solid close. Felt easier than 159lbs.
-165lb Super Elite-x1-right hand Demolished this – super fast close.
-174lb Elite-x1-right hand Solid close.
-179lb Elite-x1-right hand Barely closed it. Had to review video just to make sure.
I always prefer workouts where I’m slamming the grippers shut to ones where I’m just barely closing them. But overall this was a good workout. Very short in terms of volume done.
2-HAND MOUSE PINCH-52MM
-104×1 Pulled about 18″.
-139×1 Pulled about 18″.
-171×1 Pulled about 16″. Felt very strong on this pull. Consciously stopped the pull at 16″ – but could’ve pulled it higher if I wanted to.
-181×1 Pulled about 11″. Barely held onto this one! Grindingly slow pull. Pretty proud of this – not because the weight is anything to write home about – but because I stuck with it even though it would’ve been easier to bail out after a few inches of holding onto it. Slightly strained my right forearm flexor on this lift.
-184-MISS Floated it – but not enough height to judge how much I got on it.
I had abraded thumb webs by the 4th pull. Need to stick with this general warmup scheme though because any time I can pull 181lbs (which is my goal for the Fall Grip Decathlon) – it’s a pretty solid workout for me.