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On 4/18/15, at the New York Grip Throwdown in Carmel, NY, I finally hit a lifetime Competition PR on the IronMind Double Overhand Axle Deadlift Axle Deadlift with 400 and 408 pounds.
This is the best lift I’ve had in competition since 2007, when I first lifted 396lbs.
It felt great to finally complete these lifts, and the fact that there was absolutely no doubt in either one of them puts even more icing on the cake, brotherrrr.
Jedd Johnson – 400lb IronMind Axle Deadlift
Jedd Johnson – 408lb IronMind Axle Deadlift
It’s been a long-time coming, and I’m pumped to be able to share this with you.
Keep hitting it hard in your workouts. It’s all gonna pay off.
All the best in your training.
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To me, the greatest thing about lifting weights is the never ending ways to challenge yourself.
Just when you accomplish one goal, there’s any number of other things you can do to make yourself better.
In the Fall of 2014, I pushed myself to the limit with 20-Rep Squats.
I wanted to see how far I could go.
I started with 225-lbs, and over the course of about 10 weeks, I worked my way to 355-lbs. I only got 16 reps with that, however, as on my last rep I strained a hamstring/groin muscle.
But I had no regrets. Sometimes an injury happens when you’re trying to see what you limits truly are.
After a couple months of rehab, recovery, and rebuilding, I decided I was ready for another round of 20-Rep Squats, only this time i was gonna do it a little different.
Instead, this time, the goal would be to hit 20-reps of Goblet Squats with the Inch Dumbbell.
Here’s my best effort to date in max reps: 13 with the 176-lb Inch Dumbbell on loan from John Eaton:
Goblet Squats are a great exercise. While they are usually used as a precursor to Back Squatting by using lighter weights, they can also be used for heavy training as well. On top of using the Inch Dumbbell for Goblet Squats, I was also using the 200-lb Kettlebell for Goblet Squats for a time this year as well. You can see some videos of that here => 200-lb Kettlebell Goblet Squats.
What’s interesting about Heavy Goblet Squatting, especially with a circus-style dumbbell such as the Inch Dumbbell, is that a part of the bell lies on your stomach.
So, not only is breathing difficult due to the dumbbell being held at chest height, you’ve also got the additional challenge of breathing through the belly against the lower portion of the dumbbell at the same time.
I liken this challenge to performing multiple repetitions of Atlas Stone lifting. The difference is, you never drop the stone to re-grip or load it atop a platform. Instead, it’s like you just keep going from the lap to the chest-load position.
Stone Lifting Technique: The Chest-Load
Above, Steve Slater lifts a stone to the chest-load position. Going from lap to chest-load like this feels VERY similar to Inch Dumbbell Goblet Squats.
It makes for an awesome physical challenge, and that’s what it’s all about, for me, when it comes to strength training.
I’ll keep you updated on the 20-Rep Inch Dumbbell Goblet Squat Saga.
Speaking of the Inch Dumbbell, next week, I will be shooting a DVD on that very subject. If you’re training to lift the Inch Dumbbell, make sure you sign up for updates about it using the form below.
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When you read the title of the post, you probably thought I was going to try to sell you some kind of new training equipment out on the market when.
That’s not it at all.
If you want a truly strong grip, there is one thing you need to have that you might not be doing in your training.
I know for a long time when I first started, I left this out, and because of it, my numbers suffered.
Since then, I no longer make that mistake, because I keep this in my training on a regular basis now.
No, it’s not a special piece of equipment.
It’s actually much more simple than that…
If you want a strong grip, you NEED strong wrists.
Think about it this way…
Many of the muscles that control your grip run through your wrist.
So, all the power is running right through that joint.
If you’ve got good wrist strength, that power will pass through well.
If you neglect your wrists, they’ll stay weak, and that means you’ll never reach your potential with your hand strength.
If you don’t have good stability there, you’re SCREWED.
So, the question is, how do you train for wrist strength?
One way is with Sledge Hammer Levering.
Sledge Hammer Levering involves gripping a sledge by the handle and then lifting the head up and down, under control, using wrist strength.
Chances are you already have a Sledge Hammer. If you don’t you can use any type of leverage device.
A mop or mop handle will work great.
Even a baseball bat can do the trick.
Remember, your objective is to work against leverage through a variety of angles, in order to make the wrists as strong as possible.
Because if you don’t have strong wrists, there’s virtually NO WAY you can have a strong grip.
If you want ideas on how to build wrist strength, check this out: Lever Bigger Hammers.
All the best in your training.
Bring Up Your Wrist Strength TODAY
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