Beginner Gripper Training
I’m posting a series of grip training videos for beginner grip guys and gals, here: Beginner Pinch Grip Training. I’ve already posted beginner pinch grip training, and today, I’m sharing beginner gripper training.
Gripper Training is a way to build and measure how much CRUSHING force you have in your hands. Grippers are a lot of fun to train and close, and can be quite addicting!
Take note, there are a lot of things to know about gripper training technique, if you decide you want to go for certification, if you want to close the biggest grippers possible in your training, or if you ever decide to compete.
If you’re ready to take the jump into Gripper Training, then you want my video, CRUSH – Total Gripper Domination. Available as both a digital online DVD and a hare copy video, it will cover everything you need to know about gripper technique and the drills that will help you fully develop your crush.
All the best in your training.
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Mash Monster Gripper Certification
Last week, for the 12th time (or something like that) since 2004, I attempted the Mash Monster #3 Gripper. Here is some history about this Gripper line and my battles with the MM3.
The Mash Monster Grippers
The Mash Monster Grippers are a series of Grippers at Gripboard.com that has existed since 2004 to crown the ultimate King of Crushing.
The Mash Monsters were all produced by Warren Tetting, so they are essentially the same springs and handles as you would find in the Beef Builder and Tetting series.
Tetting has produced grippers for decades and the Mash Monster series is just as high of quality as his other gripper lines.
What makes the Mash Monster Grippers so awesome is that they are a very detailed incremental system of grippers, with gradually increasing spring sizes and gradually modified spring depths, so you have a ladder of grippers that are slightly harder with each rung you climb.
My Battles with the Mash Monster Grippers
I began my climb up the Mash Monster ladder in 2004 and quickly closed the MM1 and the MM2.
When I tried the MM3, however, it was a different story. I missed my first attempt, which I believe was in early 2005.
I think a few weeks later, I tried the MM3 again, and once again I had no luck.
Ever since then, I have tried, on average, one time a year to close the MM3, and every single time I have failed.
It has actually become quite a funny story amongst some of my friends. Of course, many of these friends have never tried the MM3…ha ha ha, in your face. WOOOH!
Last week, I decided it was time to get this monkey off my back.
I signed up for the MM3 and it arrived on Wednesday. I took my attempts on Thursday night, and here is the video of all 3 of my attempts.
Jedd Johnson Mash Monster #3 Gripper Attempts – 6/11/15
As you can see, I was definitely able to close the gripper on the 1st and 2nd attempts. I felt it was closed on the 3rd when I took the attempts, but by the video it is hard to tell.
Unfortunately, despite my closing the gripper more than once, I was failed because I was unable to properly document the spacing of the handles after the set and before the crush-down attempt.
The Mash Monster Rules state there must be a clear shot showing that the handles are no closer together than parallel, so I was red-lighted.
I will sign up for the MM3 again very soon and put more attention on my setting for the camera.
Despite all that, I must say that this is without a doubt the STRONGEST my Crush has ever been.
After missing so many times, I am now closing the Mash Monster #3 Gripper.
On top of that, I PR’d in Grippers with both hands at Nationals on June 6th, closing a 180-rated gripper right-handed, and that felt much harder to me than the MM3.
All of this progress has come from following the structure of CBT, Cadence Based Gripper Training, a program I released in the Fall of 2014.
If you haven’t started following CBT in your gripper training, you should.
I KNOW the Cadence Based Training program will help you. Let me prove it to you.
Pick it up today => Cadence Based Gripper Training
All the best in your training.
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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,
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Blasting Apart a Phone Book
Hope you had an awesome Mother’s Day Weekend.
I have not had a chance to visit my Mom yet. I was only able to give her a call, as I was out of town from Thursday on and just got back late last night.
I was away to Spokane, Washington at the Empire Classic, a big expo consisting of bodybuilding, physique, strongman, and powerlifting competitions.
I had the opportunity to perform Feats of Strength in front of 1200 people and it is something I will never forget.
Strongman Feats Show
Here’s the video from Saturday Night’s performance…
You will see I struggle quite a bit with the phone book. I warmed up with the same dumbbells and plates that the bodybuilders were using and my hands got super greasy and were slipping on the pan and book.
Also, I have been fighting with a sinus infection for weeks and weeks and was struggling with the hot water bottle. The first night, I totally failed because my beard was not letting me get a good seal on my face. The second night, I just couldn’t breathe very well through my nose at all, making the feat 10 times harder.
I really wish I would have gotten the Friday show on tape, because I wasn’t as rushed and really did a better job speaking. Recognized the promoter, the competitors, talked about Grip Strength’s importance, the sport of Grip, explained the feats, and even recognized the Veterans in the crowd, which is something I always try to build into my shows.
Either way, I had a ton of fun and learned a lot over the course of the entire weekend about promoting contests. Ivan and Erin Ribic operate a whole other level compared to what we do in Grip Sport. I was blown away at the level of organization.
Public Service Announcement: If you try a hot water bottle, use safety glasses. I forgot my glasses both nights and could have really gotten hurt badly.
Grip Strength Challenge
While I was there, I also ran a Grip Challenge booth.
As always, one of the biggest attractions was the Grippers I had spread all over the table.
One dude, a strongman competitor, was trying as hard as he could to close a #1 gripper, but just couldn’t get it.
Just as I figured his technique was off.
He had it positioned wrong in his hand from the start.
Bad positioning throws off the way the fingers pull on the front handle, making a gripper 25 to 50 pounds harder to close.
So, I ran him through 3 or 4 simple technique modifications and within minutes he had not only smashed the #1 gripper shut, but had also managed to close the #2.5.
While this kind of a jump is rare, I see guys going from missing the #1 to closing the #2 just through technique improvements ALL THE TIME.
That is why I urge you to pick up CRUSH: Total Gripper Domination.
The technicality of Gripper training often surprises people.
They are blown away by how much easier it is to close grippers once they understand the right technique.
No other source out there comes close to my Gripper Video.
I show you the stuff you MUST know in order to get good at Grippers.
Pick it up here today: http://thegripauthority.com/gripper-dvd/crush-dvd2.htm
All the best with your gripper training,
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