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This Week in Grip – Episode 36

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

This Week in Grip

Episode 36

In episode 36, we talk about Gripmas, the LA Fit Expo, and many of the other competitions that are set to close out 2017 and get 2018 rolling with plenty of Grip Power! We also look at some of the biggest feats that went down in the past week, including a deep set #4 close by a gripster named Artur Tumaguzhin.

Next week, we plan on covering the Inch Dumbbell. What questions do you have on the Inch? Leave your questions below, or in the comments section on YouTube.

Thanks for watching and all the best in your training.


Beginner Grip Training: Basic Thick Grip Training

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Beginner Grip Training: Basic Thick Bar Work

This is the latest installment in my Beginner Grip Training series. Up to this point, I’ve already touched on Plate Pinch Grip Training, and Gripper Training, but did you know that even if you don’t have a single piece of grip strength training equipment, you’ve got perfect access to in just about ANY gym around?

It’s true – you can work Thick Bar in your next workout, and this video shows you how.

Thick Bar Training in Any Gym

What questions do you have about Grip Training, Thick Bar Work, etc? Leave a comment below – I’d love to hear from you.

All the best in your training,


The Biggest Mistake in Inch Dumbbell Training

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

The WRONG Way to Train for the Inch Dumbbell

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This is probably gonna surprise some people, but I’m dead serious about this.

People are always asking me, “Hey, how much do I need to lift on the Rolling Thunder to know I’ll be able to lift the Inch?”

To me, the RT and the Inch are so different, there’s no way to even give a good number.

In fact, if you’re training to lift the Inch Dumbbell by using the Rolling Thunder, you’re wasting your time.

To be honest, basing your training to lift the Inch around Rolling Thunder training, is easily the biggest mistake you can make.

Here’s my top 3 reasons why the Rolling Thunder doesn’t work to get you strong enough to lift the Inch:

1) The Action Doesn’t Match Up

Although the Rolling Thunder spins, the action doesn’t match what happens when you try to pick up the Inch Dumbbell.

2) The Pull Height Doesn’t Match Up

When you lift the RT to lockout, most people only have to lift it about 8 inches or so. When lifting the Inch, the pull distance is at least doubled, so the time under tension factor is much more intense on the Inch.

3) Specificity is the Key

There’s no single factor that can help you lift the Inch Dumbbell than actually having one to train on. People knock their head off the wall trying to build thick bar strength with the Rolling Thunder only to be stopped in their tracks when they cross paths with one.

To give you an idea of how it worked with me, I trained my butt off for over the year using the RT and other tools, and failed to lift the Inch on many occasions.

Once, I bought one, I lifted within like 2 months.

Naturally, I don’t expect everyone to run out and buy an Inch Dumbbell, because of their expense.

However, if you do intend to one day lift the Inch Dumbbell, I do expect you to pick up this video: How to Lift the Inch

My Inch Video will set you straight on proper Inch Dumbbell training.

  • The best drills to do with the Inch Dumbbell so that you lift it faster
  • The best tools on the market to use for lifting the Inch – believe me, I’ve got just about all of them
  • One single drill to do that can make the Rolling Thunder worthwhile for training to lift the Inch
  • And there’s TONS of other great tips and tidbits in this full-length DVD

Now, I’m going to be completely honest with you…

I feel so strongly about the information in this video, that if you DON’T have it in your collection, I have to doubt
your desire to ever accomplish this renowned feat of strength.

Inch Dumbbell DVD

Pick up your copy of the Inch Video, in digital format or hard copy DVD today by clicking here.

All the best in your training.


The Coulter Dumbbell

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Several Years ago, Zach Coulter, an avid grip competitor and steel bender during the mid-2000’s, decided to try to make an Inch Dumbbell replica out of 8″ round-stock steel for the bells with the thick handle welded into place.

With giant cylindrical heads and a 2.5″ handle, Coulter produced an extremely hard Inch Replica.

Over the years, I’ve tried many times to lift the Coulter Bell, never getting it completely to lockout without having my hand butted up against the back bell to reduce rotation.

I have gotten better though! In March this year, I broke it a few inches off the ground, before it toppled out of my grip.

Struggling with the Coulter Dumbbell

Then, in June of this year, I got it to mid-shin, before it squirmed away from the lock of my fingers.

In the video below, Eric Roussin also gets a nice pull on it, as well.

Coulter Dumbbell Attempts at NAGS Championship

And in December, after months and months of thick-bar emphasized training, I was able to get it a bit closer to knee height before it popped loose.

However, Andrew Durniat, the current owner of the Coulter Bell, took it to another level. Not only did he stroll over and do a 360-degree spin, effectively saying “IN YOUR FACE, NAPALM!” he also added 22lbs to it.

Check this out:

Andrew Durniat Destroys the Coulter Bell

There’s so many great challenge implements out there, to test your grip strength with.

And no matter how strong you think you are, there’s always someone stronger.

That’s what keeps me going, knowing that there’s always dudes out there like Andrew Durniat who are stronger than me in certain disciplines, and I will continue to train them all, with the objective of reaching and surpassing them.

All the best in your training.


How to Lift the Inch Dumbbell
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What’s Covered in “How to Lift the Inch?”

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

I’ve got a sale going on right now, on my DVD, “How to Lift the Inch Dumbbell.”

Grab it today and you’ll save yourself $20, and you’ll be instantly closer to lifting what was once considered “the unliftable dumbbell.

The Thomas Inch Replica Dumbbell, at 172lbs, with a nearly 2.5-inch handle, is a massive construction of cast iron that has tormented grip enthusiasts for too long.

This DVD gives you the weapons you need to do battle with the Inch.

From technique and grip application know-how, to training drills and programming expertise, the next time you face the Inch Dumbbell, you can rest assured that you will be ready.

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You’ve struggled with the Inch Dumbbell long enough.

It’s time to ram your sword into the heart of the Inch Dumbbell, right now.

Grab this DVD today, and get the knowledge you need to take the Inch Dumbbell down, and conquer one of the most widely known feats of grip strength in the world today.

All the best in your training,


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