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  • October 25, 2005 at 4:36 am #393

    Yippeeeee πŸ˜€ ,

    Finally closed the HG 250 today πŸ˜€ and held it shut for a good five or so seconds to make sure it was legit. I didn’t use a set either, so that was a good thing. Time to start working my butt off to shut the 300 now, yes I know that’s a much bigger jump but you gotta think postive. I can only do the HG 250 on my right hand and the HG 200 on my left but I’m still pretty happy, I’ll just keep working at it.

    I haven’t had a chance to try a COC yet but one of my mates has a #2 so I’ll have to give it a shot to see how the two different grippers compare in intensity. If anyone has interesting thoughts on grip training or how the HG’s and COC’s measure to each other pressure wise (I know that quality wise there’s nothing in it) then I’d love to hear from you.

    Hopefully the next time I post it’ll be to say I’ve just mashed the 300.

    Have a great day guys,
    Matt πŸ˜€

    October 25, 2005 at 7:03 am #1798

    I know you may have posted this elsewhere, Matt, but what’s your gripper training routine like?


    October 26, 2005 at 2:25 am #1799

    Hi John,

    I actually haven’t posted my grip program anywhere as I don’t really have one. I strength train 3 x PW, do a 3-5km run a few times a week and grapple BJJ a couple times per week. My grip gets worked a bit in BJJ but my normal strength sessions are all Clubbells, kettlebells and bodyweight exercises which tend to hammer my hands quite hard (espec the clubs). I then just play with my grippers 3-4 x per fortnight when my hands feel ready to go (my hands are often a bit fatigued from my strength sessions and or grappling).

    The Clubbells obviously give a great foundation for grip work and this was clear when in the weekend I picked up a 32kg kettlebell for the first time and managed to do a bottoms up clean on my first attempt (prior to that I’d only used 24kg kettles and never do bottom up cleans anyway). During my strenght sessions I structure almost everything to be hard on my grip which I feel provides a nice level of GPP for the grip. For me the gripper stuff is the SPP that builds extra strength and also adapts the GPP my grip gains from my regular strength sessions with Clubbells and kettles (although my kettle exercises aren’t real grip intensive as I just do low rep snatches, front squats, military presses and swings).

    When I pick up the grippers I just go with what feels right for that day although I did play a couple sessions with the program on the HG website and that felt quite good. I managed to shut the HG 250 a couple more times yesterday but it’s still not something I can do on demand like the 200. I think it’ll be another couple weeks before I can mash the 250 on demand. Time to pull the 300 out the cupboard and start having some goes at that, hopefully it’ll be shut before March (or sooner), I know it’s a lofty goal but that’s the way to keep sharp ay mate.

    Have a great day,
    Matt πŸ˜€

    November 4, 2005 at 1:48 am #1800

    Hi Guys,

    Things are going pretty steady with the grippers, I can close the 250 with my right hand pretty much anyyday without a problem (don’t get me wrong, it’s not easy though), the left hand is still lagging with afew mill gap.

    My hands were feeling a little overtrained so I’ve had to be careful and reduce the overall workload on my grip which has mean’t making mods to my regualr strength training and only working the grippers hard once each week.

    The HG 300 is still a fair way to go. I have about 10mill on my right hand and a little less on a good day. My left hand is still even further off.

    Anyhow, just thought I’d share what’s going on as I know John has seemed a little interested.

    Have a good one,
    Matt πŸ˜€

    November 5, 2005 at 5:42 am #1801

    You have quite a strong grip, would you happen to know your hand dynamometer results. I’d estimate that you would be able to do at least 75KG. It looks like one of these just in case you don’t know what I’m talking about.

    EDIT: Nevermind I just checked out the heavy grip webpage and there are ratings for them, so technically you should be able to acheive 113KG on a dynamometer. I should have purchased one of those before I had my fitness test. A good score for the dynamometer is about 56KG so your grip is twice as strong as a excellent score.

    Now the choice of either the Captains of Crush or the Heavy Hand Grippers.

    November 7, 2005 at 12:38 am #1802

    Hi Buffer,

    u have quite a strong grip

    Thanks for the compliment mate. I’ve never actually used that style of dyno, I once used a different type of hand dyno about 10 years ago and my results were not bad but my grip is quite a bit better these days.

    Now the choice of either the Captains of Crush or the Heavy Hand Grippers.

    Yeah, that’s an interesting one, I haven’t ever used a COC. My wife bought me the full set of HG’s for my bday back in October and I’m extremely pleased with them. I’ve heard people give varying numbers for comparison, for eg…

    Some say the HG 250 is somewhere in between a COC #2 and a COC #3. Others say the HG 250 is about the same as COC #2. A few people have also pegged the HG 300 as equivalent to the COC #3. πŸ˜•

    Who knows?

    I just really like using the HG’s so I don’t plan to get hold of a COC except for when I feel like I’m ready to start tackling the idea of COC #3 certification. I would also like to get certified as a Gripper King with the HG 300.

    Have a good day mate,
    Matt πŸ˜€

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