11-21-11: MMS Grippers – “Tim Struse Program”

11-21-11, Monday

Pretty much any member of the Gripboard knows who Tim Struse is.  And a lot of people who view gripper videos know who he is.  For those that don’t – he is one of the strongest guys on MMS Grippers currently.  He has repped a #4.  He has ROCKETED up the Mash Monster gripper list.  Yet in spite of all this achievement – he remains humble and helpful and generous with his time and knowledge. 

He has shared his gripper workout and there are a number of guys already putting it to work.  I’m jumping on the bandwagon since it’s a good time for it.  My right forearm has been recently re-tweaked so it has lowered my max righty.  This is as good a time for a routine change as any.  I expect to increase my power quite a bit.  That might not translate into a massive increase in a 1-rep max on MMS grippers.  But it sure won’t hurt me in the overall gripper strength department.

Speed Day (1st workout of a 3-times per week, 6-week program)


-Trainer-x3-both hands     Focused on slamming the handles shut as fast as possible on both hands.  Not too hard to do with a Trainer.  Going to be a lot harder when the gripper gets closer to my max though.

-110lb #2×3-both hands     Even at this low level of a gripper – my lack of speed was very noticeable righty.  Lefty is faster – even though my left hand 1-rep max is quite a bit lower currently than my right.


-129lb Atomgripz Mirror Finish Triple Band for 5 sets of 3 reps-right hand

-121lb GNC200 for 5 sets of 3 reps-left hand

My speed was abysmal righty.  Questionable lefty.  But surprisingly slow righty for a gripper that’s about 50lbs below my current (forearm tweaked-adjusted) max righty.  This will be very good for me.  Tried to slam each rep as quickly as possible on every set. 


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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