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This Week in Grip Episodes 9 & 10

March 23rd, 2017

Allen Heineck and I have been chugging along like a steaming locomotive with This Week in Grip.

Unfortunately, I fell behind in posting them on the site.

So, let’s get caught back up! Here’s episodes 9 & 10.

This Week in Grip – Episode 9

This Week in Grip – Episode 10

We will most likely be taking a week off this weekend, as I will be traveling back from FitCon 2017. I’ll be trying to get as much video as possible, so be sure you subscribe to my YouTube Channel <= Click That Link and Subscribe Today.

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All the best in your training.

Jedd

New Dumbbell Curl PR’s – Out of Nowhere!

March 21st, 2017

Last week, I tried curling 80lb Dumbbells for the first time in a little while. The cross-body tension had really been bothering my back for quite some time. But it was feeling pretty good here, recently so I gave it a run.

80lb Curl Initial Test

This test didn’t go very well. Maybe I wasn’t warmed up very well. Maybe I was kind of tired. Maybe something was just a little off, but I didn’t get very many reps.

80lb Curl Second Test

About a week later, I tried the 80’s again, and was pleasantly surprised with how many reps I got: 5 with the Left arm and 4 with the Right. No idea why my left is stronger or has better endurance, but it has been that way for a few months.

85lb Curl Initial Test

After the PR at 80, I figured I’d better try out the 85’s. I have never curled these 85’s before, and in fact have only been able to curl 85’s one other time, if memory serves.

I approach arms like this. Sure, I want them to be big, but I want them to be strong too.

That’s why I have a double-sided goal for my arm development of 20″ biceps, cold (no pump) and to one day be able to curl 100lb Dumbbells.

If you like the idea of building the arms for both size and strength, then grab one of the programs below, August of Arms, and Call to Arms.

All the best in your training.

Jedd

This Week in Grip Episode 8

March 9th, 2017

This Week in Grip

This Week in Grip – Episode 7

March 1st, 2017

This Week in Grip – Episode 7

Winter Grip Fest 2017 Results

February 23rd, 2017

This past weekend was the Winter Grip Fest, held 2/18/17 in Wyalusing PA at the Diesel Gym, Jedd’s House of Strength.


ABOVE: Pat Maizels, Luke Raymond, Jedd Johnson, Eric Lloyd, Pete Hustek,
Tim Butler (behind), Eirik Bruun Ingebretsen, Chris Andrade, Peter Nickless, Don Smitley

A fun competition, with a great group of guys, my personal highlight was setting a World Record in the #4 Silver Bullet Hold.

#4 Silver Bullet World Record

Here are all the attempts of all the competitors.

Winter Grip Fest: Silver Bullet – Attempts 1 Through 3

Next event was the Two Hands Pinch.

Winter Grip Fest: Two Hands Pinch

Next event was the Pickaxe Lift to the Front

Winter Grip Fest: Pickaxe Lift to the Front

Next event was the Bull Ring Hub Lift

Winter Grip Fest: Bull Ring Hub Lift

The last event was the Pinch Block Hold for Time

Winter Grip Fest: Pinch Block Hold for Time

During and after the competition, several awesome feats went down, especially ones set by the Big Man from Norway, Eirik Bruun Ingebretsen.

Eirik Bruun Ingebretsen – Thick Bar Feats

Time Butler also brought up a couple of cool grip challenge items to try.

Here’s Tim’s half 70lb Globe dumbbell head, called a Glob.

Lifting the Half 70lb Glob

Here’s Tim’s Half 120lb Hex with the handle still attached. When lifting a block weight with the handle still on (especially on the thumb side) it makes it quite a bit more difficult.

Lifting the Half 120 Hex with Handle on Thumb Side

Thanks for bringing those up brother!

I’m pumped everyone was able to make it for this small, yet very fun competition.

If anyone is interested in learning how I train the Silver Bullet, then please be sure to check out my Silver Bullet Workout DVD below.

All the best in your training.

Jedd