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2017 USAWA Grip Championships Write-up


The 2017 USAWA Grip Championships took place on Saturday, February 11th, at Al Myers’s Dino Gym in Abilene, KS.  It was a spectacular contest – like it has been every year Al has hosted it. I went home with my … Continue reading

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Watch “315 Pound Middle Finger Deadlift” on YouTube


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Goerner Club – from the USAWA site


Thanks to Al Myers for the flattering write-up of my 310 pound Middle Fingers Deadlift pull from the 2011 USAWA National Grip Championships on the 12th at his Dino Gym in Abilene, Kansas.    It’s not everyday that a lifter … Continue reading

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Video of my 310 pound Middle Fingers Deadlift


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Two 11-year-old USAWA Grip Records are now mine


The 2 Hand Pinch was the second event at the USAWA National Grip Championships.  I knew I wouldn’t break any PRs on this event since the plates weren’t even chalked when the warmups started.  Most of the competitors simply chalked … Continue reading

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2011 USAWA National Grip Championships Photos


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2-7-11: USAWA Grip Contest Events Workout


It was 22 degrees in the garage and I didn’t turn on a heater even though I knew it would make a 10-20lb difference in some of my lifts.  Turns out it made about a 50lb difference in the last … Continue reading

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10 days until the USAWA National Grip Championships


Just 10 more days until the USAWA National Grip Championships!  I’m looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and maybe a few new ones too.  The level of sportsmanship at these contests is top-notch.   About 10 competitors are signed up so far.  1 … Continue reading

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1-26-11: Middle Fingers Deadlift


1-26-11, Wednesday MIDDLE FINGERS DEADLIFT -131×1 -202×1     *Notes: Even this weight was tender on the tendons. -254×1     *Notes: This is a 21 pound PR! -275×1!     *Notes: This is a 42 pound PR!  Got on video and already posted it.

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1-26-11: Middle Fingers Deadlift – 275lbs


The Deadlift – Middle Fingers is an official USAWA event at the February 12th USAWA National Grip Championships at the Dino Gym in Abilene, Kansas.  This is my 3rd workout on this lift and I dialed-in my form enough today … Continue reading

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