Category Archives: Grip Strength

Posts relating to grip strength, but usually not grip training that’s focused on a specific contest.

“Give a man an anvil and you have a friend for life.” – Mark Twain


Did Mark Twain really say that?  Probably not.  Just like dozens of the other quotes attributed to him.  But I believe if someone had given him an anvil – he would’ve come up with a much pithier quote than “Give a … Continue reading

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Watch “325lb Axle Hack Lift” on YouTube


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Grip Strength Training And Testing For Children


If your child is ANGRY that you are clueless about how to train or test their grip strength – look no further than this helpful post. “A child that trains their grip is a HAPPY child.” -Mark Twain Avoid the … Continue reading

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Watch “One Hand Deadlift Tire Axle” on YouTube


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Toddler Faux-Flask Pinch Device


  So, my fabrication skills suck.  To the extreme.  But my inspiration for this lightweight pinch device was the Barrel Strength Systems “Flask.”  The Flask is lightweight.  Mine is lightweight.  The Flask is made out of high quality aluminum.  Mine … Continue reading

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Watch “315 Pound Middle Finger Deadlift” on YouTube


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Running Magazines’ “Beginners” Workouts Are Often Terrible For Beginners


I was standing around in Hy-Vee the other day, waiting on my prescription to be filled.  So, as I usually do when I’m alone in that store, I journeyed over to the magazine rack.  I skip the bodybuilding magazines.  Used … Continue reading

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USAWA Record Day Results – “Sir Lance-A-Lot’s Record Day”


I had a good time Saturday at Eric Todd’s training facility near Turney, Missouri.  He hosted a USAWA Record Day that he titled “Sir Lance-A-Lot’s Record Day.”  Lance Foster was turning 50 years old. Lance Foster, Dean Ross, and Eric … Continue reading

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Tiny Overlord Found My Captain of Crush Hat


Josie was ransacking my dresser tonight and found my IronMind Captains of Crush hat from when I certified on the #3 gripper 10 years ago. She insisted on modeling the hat, so I wanted to share the cuteness.

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Peacock Grippers


I call these “peacock grippers” because that’s what they remind me of (peacock feathers) when the zip ties are at full length and symmetrically fanned out around a gripper spring.  Add in colored zip ties, and toddlers enjoy the visual … Continue reading

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