Adding More Weight to the Axle – 413-lbs
As I have said before, I am dedicated to bringing you the best information to help you with your strength training.
If I do something in my training like reach a new milestone, I can’t wait to come back here and not just tell you about it but also how I was able to get it.
Much of my success is based around experimentation in my own training.
This is primarily because not a lot of people do the kind of training that I do: Grip Training, Strongman Training/Odd Object Training. And if they do, they usually don’t have a website.
Recently, it became time to put my thinking and experimenting hat on again. I sat down and really thought about how to bring up my Thick Bar Grip Strength.
With Mighty Mitts being an almost entirely Thick Bar contest, and with it being my Achilles heel of Grip, I knew I had to attack it hard, but go about it the right way to stay healthy. I came up with a new experiment to try, and so far it has seemed to be paying off for me BIG TIME, especially in the Axle Double Overhand Deadlift.
This is a lift that plagued me for years. Reaching the 400-lb Plateau started out tough, and just got harder, as I outlined in this info-packed post: First 400-lb Axle Deadlift.
The other day, although I wasn’t quite able to get a real nice pause at the top, I was able to pull 413-lbs to the lockout position.
I have done the same Thick Bar Workout twice a week for the last 5 weeks, not counting this current week, because I am de-loading. Each workout starts with my Primary Lift which is either Axle or Inch Dumbbell, and then I have three Auxiliary Lifts that I do for Thick Bar as well.
This combination has been so productive, I outlined the entire structure for my guys and gals at TheGripAuthority during February. Click the banner below to join today and check out what I have been doing.
All the best in your training.
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