Follow this link to read all about the 2012 USAWA Grip Championships on the USAWA website.
This is a 5-event grip contest. Venue is the worldclass Dino Gym in Holland, Kansas. Here are the events and my goals.
Bodyweight goal is to be in a lower weight class than what I’ve competed in for 9 years in USAWA comps. 220 pound class is what I’ve competed in – every single contest actually. Even competing in the 209 pound class would would be a new experience and would let me set new records. Even better would be competing in the 198 pound class. 22 pounds under my normal comp weight would be pretty nice.
Dumbbell Walk: 120
Deadlift – Fulton Dumbbell, One Arm: 190
Deadlift – Fingers, Index: 255
Deadlift – No Thumb, One Arm: 280
Vertical Bar Deadlift – 2 Bars, 2″: 402
I purposely set all these goals pretty high. About 5-10% higher than I originally set them at last week in my notebook.
All these goals would break the unlimited weight class records.
Time to go big or go home.
I will choose safe openers on all the events. Then a number that’s approaching my best contest performance. Then the numbers above on the 3rd attempts.