This past weekend was the Winter Grip Fest, held 2/18/17 in Wyalusing PA at the Diesel Gym, Jedd’s House of Strength.
ABOVE: Pat Maizels, Luke Raymond, Jedd Johnson, Eric Lloyd, Pete Hustek,
Tim Butler (behind), Eirik Bruun Ingebretsen, Chris Andrade, Peter Nickless, Don Smitley
A fun competition, with a great group of guys, my personal highlight was setting a World Record in the #4 Silver Bullet Hold.
#4 Silver Bullet World Record
Here are all the attempts of all the competitors.
Winter Grip Fest: Silver Bullet – Attempts 1 Through 3
Next event was the Two Hands Pinch.
Winter Grip Fest: Two Hands Pinch
Next event was the Pickaxe Lift to the Front
Winter Grip Fest: Pickaxe Lift to the Front
Next event was the Bull Ring Hub Lift
Winter Grip Fest: Bull Ring Hub Lift
The last event was the Pinch Block Hold for Time
Winter Grip Fest: Pinch Block Hold for Time
During and after the competition, several awesome feats went down, especially ones set by the Big Man from Norway, Eirik Bruun Ingebretsen.
Eirik Bruun Ingebretsen – Thick Bar Feats
Time Butler also brought up a couple of cool grip challenge items to try.
Here’s Tim’s half 70lb Globe dumbbell head, called a Glob.
Lifting the Half 70lb Glob
Here’s Tim’s Half 120lb Hex with the handle still attached. When lifting a block weight with the handle still on (especially on the thumb side) it makes it quite a bit more difficult.
Lifting the Half 120 Hex with Handle on Thumb Side
Thanks for bringing those up brother!
I’m pumped everyone was able to make it for this small, yet very fun competition.
All the best in your training.
This Week in Grip Podcast
I’ve been wanting to hold a rundown show about Grip Sport for years, and I’ve finally hooked up with Allen Heineck to start doing it.
On 1/15/17, we did our first episode, and over the weekend, we did our second. I’ve got them both posted below, so be sure to check them out!
This Week in Grip Episode #1 – 1/15/17
This Week in Grip Episode #2 – 1/22/17
What were the Top 5 Feats of Grip Strength from 2016, in your opinion?
Weigh in with your vote in the comments below!
All the best in your training.
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Battle of the Grip
Up coming Grip Contest in Syracuse, New York
Date: March 26th
Entry Form: Click Here
Entry Fee: $30, made out to Jedd Johnson – PO BOX 806 Wyalusing, PA 18853
Events: Blob Hold for Time | Anvil Hold for Time | Wrist Wrench Lift to Lockout (Max)
Weigh-ins: 8AM to 10AM
Contest Begins: 10AM
Event 1: Blob Hold for Time
The Blobs used will be half 75lb York Blobs and 25lb Power Pills. Lifter will take a Grip on the Blobs and lift to lockout and hold for as long as possible. The Blobs may not contact your legs/thighs/body. Time continues until a Blob(s) falls out of your hand, or you set one/two of them down. You must get at least 5 seconds for your time to count. If you can not get 5 seconds with the half 75’s, you may take a second attempt with the 25lb Diesel Power Pills. Any holds of at least 5 seconds with the half 75s will beat holds with the 25b Power Pills.
Event 2: Anvil Hold for Time
The Anvils used will weigh 118lbs and 55lbs. Each lifter will get 1 attempt right-handed on the big anvil and 1 attempt right-handed on the small anvil. Lifters must get at least a 5-second hold with the 118lb Anvil for their attempt to count. Time begins once the Anvil breaks off the floor and goes until the Anvil slips out of your grip or until you return it to the floor. If you do not get a 5-second hold with the big anvil, you will get a second attempt on the small anvil. Any 5-count hold or longer with the big anvil beats holds with the smaller anvil.
The same process takes place left-handed for all competitors. You will have a combined score based on your performance on each Anvil.
Event 3: Wrist Wrench for Max Weight
The Wrist Wrench will be gripped so the strap crosses on the thumb side of the implement. The lifter gets one pull per attempt, and you must lift the Wrist Wrench so that your knees, hips, and off-hand shoulder are locked out. “Good lift” will be called, at which point you must return the implement back to the ground under reasonable control. If you drop it or if it pops out of your hand, your attempt will not count. One hand (strong hand) is to be used on all 4 attempts. This is a Rising Bar event, meaning once weight is added, it won’t be taken off, so make sure that you don’t start too high. Get on the board with a good lift and then make smart jumps up in weight. Smallest increments will be 2.5lbs. If you are unfamiliar with the Wrist Wrench, it is MUCH HARDER than the IronMind Rolling Thunder. As an example, 85lbs is a very respectable lift, and 100lbs is almost unheard of.
Scoring: Strongman Scoring will be used for all 3 events. You get points based on your placing, and low points at the end wins. Example: First Place = 1 point, Second Place = 2 points, etc.
EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Tilted Kilt in Syracuse, New York.
I will be running a Grip Contest on May 7th as part of the Empire Fit Expo, in Spokane Washington.
Empire Classic Grip Challenge
PROMOTER: Jedd Johnson
CONTACT: Email: jedd dot diesel at gmail dot com or call (607)857-6997
TIME: Pinch width testing at 9AM, Rules briefing at 9:30am, Start time 10am
WEIGH-IN: Saturday, May 7th beginning at 8AM until 10AM
LOCATION: Spokane Convention Center (Hall 100ABC)
HOTEL: Hotels available upon request.
DIVISIONS: Men: 59kg / 66kg / 74kg / 83kg / 93kg / 105kg / 120kg / 120+kg; Women: Open
EVENTS: 20mm Block Set Grippers for Max (4 attempts)
Two Hands Pinch for Max (4 Attempts)
Axle 60-second Grip Rush (1 Attempt)
12-lb Hammer Sledge Choke (4 Attempts)
ENTRY FEES: $50 to compete. ENTRY DEADLINE: 4/22/16
MAIL PAYMENTS & ENTRIES TO: Jedd Johnson
PO Box 806
Wyalusing PA 18853
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