In September, my friend from Finland, Juha Harju put up a video of himself lifting the Inch Dumbbell in one hand while doing a #3.5 Silver Bullet Hold at the same time.
I have written about this type of training many times in the past, and it is called Bi-Polar Training.
Here are a couple of examples of past articles on Bi-Polar Training:
This feat was called “Feat of the Year” by someone on Facebook, and the name stuck.
I tried the feat and couldn’t quite get it at first, but with time, I was able to get it.
I then challenged Juha to perform the feat both hands: the gripper in one hand and the Inch in the other, and then reversing the combination within 2 minutes of completing the first one.
This has been a crazy challenge for me, as it combines two of my poorest events, but it has been great seeing the progress come along, brotherrr.
First Attempt at Feat of the Year (Misses)
The FRUSTRATING Feat of the Year Challenge
First Successful Feat of the Year & First Attempt at Double Feat of the Year
First Official Double Feat of the Year
Training this feat has unfortunately slowed to an absolute HALT.
At some point along the lines of performing this feat, I strained something in both shoulders, either a triceps muscle, a lat muscle, or worst yet, a rotator cuff muscle.
At this point, deadlifting anything off the floor has become impossible to do without substantial pain, so I have shut down most one-handed grip lifts from the floor in order to give the injured tissues time to heal.
What this also means is that I can’t train most of the lifts in the King Kong of Grip Challenge taking place at the end of this month.
I was really looking forward to it, but I would rather write this one off in order to get back to 100%.
I will still be running the Pennsylvania Leg of the King Kong here at my place in Wyalusing though, and not competing will enable me to run a more organized contest and help out the new competitors.
So, if you have been kicking around the idea of competing here, by all means come over and go for it, brotherrr!
All the best in your training.
It has been a long time since I took on new Coaching Clients in the Grip Task Force, and I am considering taking on new members.
I want to help YOU attain the goals you have set out to do.
I am opening the doors to the Diesel Grip Task Force for serious trainees only and am taking on 5 new Coaching Clients.
What does the Grip Task Force Entail?
1. Completion of Training/Health History Forms
I will send you forms which will need to be completed. These forms will cover various questions related to your training background and goals. This will help me get to know you and your training history. There are also some liability forms that must be completed.
2. Initial One-on-One Coaching Call
For 30 to 60 minutes, we will get on the phone or skype and discuss your forms and your goals. We will establish where you are at now in your development, where you want to go, the equipment you have to train with, the gym facilities you have access to, and other important information that will help us get going.
3. Weekly Programming Updates
Each week, I will send you a training plan based on your specific goals. I will email these plans to you and you will be expected to complete them after each workout. I must receive them completely filled out by the end of the training week so I can assess them and make adjustments to them for the following week.
Each program I design is individualized for each specific member in the Grip Task Force. To do one program for multiple individuals would be irresponsible. You are each different and will respond to different loads, volumes, rest, and other variables that we will monitor.
4. Bi-Weekly Coaching Calls
Every two weeks, we will get together again via telephone or skype to help move you forward with your training. During this time, I can answer questions that have come up, we can look and see what changes need to be made to your program, I can watch your technique on the more technical forms of Grip Training, such as Grippers, Two Hands Pinch, and Bending, and much more. These bi-weekly calls will be like attending a live Workshop with me, without having to miss the time from work or pay for travel costs.
5. Grip Task Force Facebook Group
I have a Facebook Group set up only for Grip Task Force members. Here you can ask questions of one another, as well as announce new PR’s and share videos of your success. That’s what it’s all about!
6. Complete Access to TheGripAuthority.com
In addition to the programming I send you, you will also get your own login credentials to my Grip Strength Coaching Site, TheGripAuthority.com. I started it in January of 2010, so it has 4+ years of content just sitting there, waiting for you to come and devour it.
7. Email and Text Access
In addition to the Coaching Calls every two weeks, you will also be able to ask me questions via email and text. I carry my phone with me everywhere, so you will be able to get a hold of me just about any time from 5:30AM to 9:00PM during the week and similar hours on the weekends.
The Main Idea is I Am Here to Help You Get Better
If you are not happy with the results you have gotten so far this year, then let’s work together to make some changes and get you going in the right direction again.
In just a matter of weeks, you could see the following:
- Closing bigger grippers
- One-hand Pinching bigger plate combnations
- Bigger weights on Grip Sport Lifts (Axle, Two Hands Pinch, Sledge Choke)
- Bending bigger steel and moving closer to that certification you are shooting for
- Attaining big feats such as lifting the Blob and the Inch Replica Dumbbell
- Performing better on all your other lifts because your grip is getting so much stronger!
Look, all of these things are well within your reach.
The problem is, there is something holding you back from reaching them.
In many cases, it is a simple TECHNIQUE FIX that makes all of the difference.
I have seen people increase a full gripper size increase in crushing strength by making technical adjustments alone. In other words, jumping from the COC #1 to the #2, and even from missing on a #2 to routinely closing the #2.5.
In other cases, the lifter may in fact be doing TOO MUCH WORK and they are UNABLE TO RECOVER well enough to make noticeable gains.
Nothing is more frustrating than when you know you are busting your butt in the gym, only to see very little in return.
If the problem has to do with VOLUME, we will be able to iron all that out through our weekly training updates and bi-weekly coaching calls.
In other cases, you may not be familiar with the established drills that have the biggest impact on the grip goals you have. You may not realize how much you are not aware of – TOGETHER, we can change that.
You may have a weakness that is holding you back. Weak wrists are an INFAMOUS progress killer. In other cases, your thumb may be so weak it is crumbling on you when you need it the most.
These are the kinds of things we can only sort out through direct one-on-one conversation, and that is what the Grip Task Force is all about.
Now’s the time to take control of your training.
Let’s end 2014 with a BANG by working toward your Grip Strength Goals TOGETHER.
Join me today…
Grip Task Force – Monthly
Monthly Payments of $125
Grip Task Force – Quarterly
Quarterly Payments of $299 (save $76)
Expect an email back from me when you sign up…
Can’t wait to get started
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Gripper Training Program: Cadence Based Training
Of all the different facets of Grip Training, you ask me about one WAY MORE than the others.
There’s no doubt about it that Gripper Training, developing a monstrous crushing grip, is the most popular type of Grip Training today.
And the one thing I have heard from you over the years is that you needed a program to guide you to your gripper training goals.
You’ve talked to be about your aspirations.
And you’ve talked to me about your frustrations.
You’ve talked to be about your Personal Records.
And you’ve talked to me about your Personal Plateaus.
You’ve told me about your successes, when everything you were doing was working.
And you’ve told me about your injuries, when what you were doing was doing more harm than good.
Well, about a year ago, I decided it was time to finally put together the Gripper Training Program to help YOU ALL attain your goals.
And now, I bring you Cadence Based Gripper Training.
This program is built upon 4 Core Concepts, each designed to help you continually make progress with your grippers, while also helping you stay injury free.
4 Core Concepts of Cadence Based Gripper Training
Every single set, rep and attempt you take in your gripper training must have a purpose. There must be a reason behind it. You should never do repetitions just to meet a quota or hit some rep count. With Cadence Based Gripper Training, the volume is limited to what is necessary. Nothing more, nothing less.
Success Based Training
With Grippers, failure should never become the norm. Too many misses in gripper training creates serious problems. The hand does not get worked properly and glaring weaknesses develop. Before you know it, you are missing more and more. Cadence Based Training is designed to prevent misses and keep you closing grippers with authority.
Erasing All Weaknesses
Often, too much emphasis is placed on the Gripper attempt, when you are squeezing on the handles with the crushing hand. In reality, there are many other weaknesses to be aware of and address to fully maximize your crushing grip capabilities, and Cadence Based Training addresses these opportunities.
Stay Healthy at All Times
For a long time, it’s been clear to me that you have no problem putting the effort into your gripper training sessions. However, it seems that your focus is so intensely fixed on the training, that you often forget to take care of yourself as well. You can’t get stronger when you are hurt. This facet of the Cadence Based Gripper Training Program is designed to ensure that you stay healthy, putting together more quality workouts, and attaining your goals even faster.
I think this program is going to be a breath of fresh air for a lot of people. It is not built on the same principles that other programs have been built on.
Cadence Based Gripper Training is built on becoming stronger on grippers. Bottom Line.
This is the program you need. Grab it today for just $19, during the introductory period.
All the best in your training.
By eliminating these 2 mistakes in my Gripper Training, I was able to increase my CRUSH Strength by 15 between both hands…
Are you making these Gripper Training Mistakes? => 2 Big Gripper Training Mistakes
All the best in your training.
Recent #4 Gripper Attempt
I have worked with a LOT of people over the years on their Gripper form, and the biggest thing I see with them is TECHNIQUE ISSUES.
We need to talk about this RIGHT NOW.
Technique is EVERYTHING.
You can throw everything else out.
If your technique is off when you try to close a gripper, you are reducing your chance for a successful close by AT LEAST HALF and maybe more.
The number one thing I see people doing is they place the gripper wrong in their hand right from the very beginning.
Specifically, they place the Gripper too deep in their hand…
…so WHY is this a PROBLEM?
Well, think about it this way.
How far do you usually miss by when you fail on a gripper attempt?
My guess is that you probably miss by around 1/4 inch.
Maybe it’s an 1/8th, maybe 3/8ths, but it’s probably right around there.
Well, in my experience people are placing the gripper between 1/4 and 3/8 of an inch TOO DEEP INTO THEIR HAND.
This is a problem because the farther the back handle is in their hand, the farther their fingers have to move the front handle in order to complete the close!
If you make the adjustment on the placement of the Gripper, your hands will have a bit more gas left in the tank because they won’t have to work over such a long distance.
This one change in your form could give you just the boost you need to finally close that gripper you have been trying to close.
And that is just one TINY technical adjustment having to do with how you place the thing in your hand.
Imagine what else you will pick up on when you pick up CRUSH: Total Gripper Domination today.
CRUSH is a two-disk DVD that covers all the ins and outs of Gripper Training and it is loaded with technical information that you might not be thinking about.
I kid you not, I have seen guys going from missing the COC #1 to coming within 1/4 inch of closing the COC #2.5, just by making the right technical adjustments.
What are you waiting for? Pick it up today => CRUSH DVD
All the best in your training,
P.S. CRUSH comes in digital or hard copy formats, so if you live overseas, you do not have to worry about paying big shipping charges or duties and other fees.
Grab it today = > CRUSH DVD
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