Blob Lifting Update for you guys.
I want to show you a huge PR that I recently accomplished and at the same time give you some more information I have found out about the Blob itself.
First the Feat – Blob Snatch
The video below is a Snatch of the Blob. This particular one is one of the Next Generation Blob variety.
I actually accomplished the Snatch shown above the same exact day I did the Farmers Walk with the Blob and Inch Dumbbell. I just never got the chance to post the video.
The day I did this, I knew I would be rolling into Nationals in pretty good shape with the chance to break the record in the Two Hand Pinch again. I just didn’t anticipate the back injury, which as you can see by how graceful I am in the clip above, was feeling fine that day.
I’ve come close to doing this feat in the past but never got it strong enough to go out on a limb and really claim the feat. I am glad to have finally gotten this done though.
New Blob Information
Fellow Blob Lifter, John Eaton took a micrometer, a device used to measure the diameter and thickness of things, to his Blobs’ handles, (he owns both next Generation and Fatman Blobs) and posted some of the findings.
If you have a 50-lb Blob and if you are not sure whether it is one of the original-style Fatman Blobs or a later model, maybe these measurements can help you out.
John says on both of his Fatman Blobs the handles are 1 & 1/16″ in diameter.
John also says on his Next Generation Blobs that the handles are 1 & 1/8″ in diameter.
This goes right along with what Richard Sorin has said about the Blobs and their handles.
So, if you come across a 50-lb Blob in a possible transaction, if you can’t make a good judgment of whether it is a Fatman or a Next Gen, measuring the handles might be the factor you want to consider in making the decision.
All the best in your training.
P.S. If you want develop Pinch Strength to lift Blobs, you might want to check out some of the training methods I employed training for the Two Hand Pinch record in Late Fall / Winter of 2009. I do more than just Two Hand Pinch training to build thumb strength in my program. Click the banner below…