Will “Greasing the Groove” Help Me Close Bigger Grippers
I got a question on my YouTube Channel about Greasing the Groove for Grippers, and I answered it in a recent video.
Mainly, the writer wants to know if the commonly known “Greasing the Groove” method, which is often used for Pull-ups, Push-ups, and other strength maneuvers, can work to help increase crushing strength with Grippers.
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In the world of Gripper Training, there are an incredible number of little things that are very important.
Mash Monster Level Four – CLOSED
Jedd Johnson – June 2016
Each one of these little details can give you a boost.
Sometimes that boost can be HUGE, like figuring out that you don’t just set the gripper with your hands, but rather your whole entire body.
Other times, that boost might be smaller, like where the dogleg goes in your hand.
Regardless of how big the impact that each detail makes, you should really be trying to get your technique as good as possible with your grippers. Remember, a bunch of little boosts will equal out to a really big boost!
While my DVD, CRUSH: Total Gripper Domination covers TONS of technique details that will add up to dramatic improvements in your gripper closing abilities, today, I’m going to share something with you that I wasn’t yet aware of until AFTER I released CRUSH.
Putting It Into Action: Training Footage
Finding out how well this combination has worked for me, has definitely been one of the little details that’s given me a BIG BOOST in my Gripper Training, and I’ve heard several other top Gripper guys say the same thing.
I certainly think you should try this out and see how it works for you. And there’s a lot more things like this that you can do to get a boost in your training.
CRUSH: Total Gripper Domination – Just starting out with Grippers? This video will run down all the technical knowledge you need for Gripper Training. Available in digital or hard copy. Grab your grippers and grab your copy today, and watch the PR’s start coming in.
Top 10 Gripper Training Mistakes – Been doing grippers for a while, but need a little refresher? You better make sure you’re not doing these 10 things that will kill your gripper training progress.
Cadence Based Training – If you’re already doing the right things technique-wise, then the next step is to follow a program to tie it all together. This program isn’t about doing a bunch of sets and reps though, it’s about correcting your weaknesses, just like you would your Bench Press. CBT is what I follow in my training, and I’m turning my weaknesses into strength every single workout session.
And remember, several little boosts, add up to a BIG BOOST. Who knows where you can be in the next year if you take advantage of some of these small and easy-to-implement modifications.
All the best in your training.
Take Your Grippers to the Next Level with
the Cadence Based Training Gripper Program
A few weeks back, I released my first full-length Gripper Training Program, called “Cadence Based Gripper Training.”
And ever since it came out, the positive feedback has been rolling in.
I am PUMPED to share it with you.
- Just finished reading your Cadence Based Training ebook, it has to be one of the best out there for improving gripper strength. I’m going to note down a few things from the book and implement when I start training hand grippers after King Kong… While going through CBT, I couldn’t help but notice something very interesting, that there is some similarities that is also in an experimental program I’ve been working on. Like volume and having the pr syndrome. Any how, it was a very good read and I’ll use a number of the ideas presented in there.
- -John McCarter-
- Loving it so far!
- -Don Bentley-
- I’ve been plateued for awhile on grip so I’ll see what your program does for me. I’ve dabbled in things like hose-clamped grippers, but have noticed how in many cases you end up holding the gripper slightly differently then you normally would which probably changes the strength curve and subsequent training effect. I’ve considered holding closes and it’s nice to find a program from someone with years of experience who has experimented with the concept.
- William Bradt
- Great e-book Jedd. It contains a lot of good information… I think the the most important factor in closing grippers is holding them in the closed position, preferably slightly (just 2-3 millimeters) beyond the range. That is what i started experimenting last Monday.
- Jorg Keilbach
- A little over a month ago I couldn’t quite close my 124 CoC 2.5. I have now closed my 132-rated #2.5 and my GHP 6 which is rated 132 as well. Both with a block set.
- -Chase Scott-
- Cadence Based Training is my new secret weapon to finally get certified on the COC 2.5. Much of my baseline grip strength has come from years of training holds for time on a variety of events, both grip and strongman. While that approach has been highly effective, it’s now become my limitation. Cadence Based Training, not only integrates this concept, it provides detailed structure and direction to gripper training which WILL get me certified on the COC 2.5. Thank you for your direction, expertise and passion.
- -Amy Wattles-
I am really excited to have received this feedback from so many different customers. Lots of my products are geared towards complete beginners ONLY, but in the case of Cadence Based Gripper Training, it is something that has appealed to many seasoned veterans as well, so it is nice to know this ebook is helping people at all levels of Gripper Training.
For instance, Amy Wattles is a certified Women’s Captain of Crush for the #2 Gripper. She is REALLY close to becoming the 1st Woman to certify on the #2.5. I truly feel the principles of this program are going to help her out toward finally certifying on the #2.5 and getting that monkey off her back.
Also, John McCarter just recently certified on the Mash Monster Level 3 Gripper, a gripper that I have failed on about 10 times, so to get the feedback from him that I did was really exciting.
But perhaps the best feedback I have received so far comes from Chris Andrade. He has been a member of both my members-only site, The Grip Authority, and my on-line one-on-one coaching, Grip Task Force, so I am very familiar with some of his frustrations.
After working so closely with him for so many months, it was awesome to get this from him the other day:
- This program is the sh*t my man. I’m MANHANDLING grippers that were busting my balls a few weeks ago. Did my week 4 workout today and then did an attempt on my #2.5 and was a few mm from closing it. MILES better than my last attempt a few weeks back. I gotta thank you again brother man.
- -Christopher Andrade-
Chris, it is AWESOME to hear it my man! That #2.5 will go down soon, brother.
Diesels, one thing you need to know about Chris. This dude is a worker. Believe me – he NEVER misses or blows off a workout and is willing to put in work in order to progress. He doesn’t let stuff bother him, or get in the way of his focus. He trains his ass off. I know, because he has been here and trained with me and he doesn’t just “try to close” grippers. He attacks them. It’s just a matter of time until he smashes that #2.5 and starts working toward the next gripper in his collection, and he’s got a lot of them!
Listen DIESELS, if you want to improve your grippers, get this program. That’s all there is to it.
All the best in your training.
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Gripper Training Program: Cadence Based Training
Of all the different facets of Grip Training, you ask me about one WAY MORE than the others.
There’s no doubt about it that Gripper Training, developing a monstrous crushing grip, is the most popular type of Grip Training today.
And the one thing I have heard from you over the years is that you needed a program to guide you to your gripper training goals.
You’ve talked to be about your aspirations.
And you’ve talked to me about your frustrations.
You’ve talked to be about your Personal Records.
And you’ve talked to me about your Personal Plateaus.
You’ve told me about your successes, when everything you were doing was working.
And you’ve told me about your injuries, when what you were doing was doing more harm than good.
Well, about a year ago, I decided it was time to finally put together the Gripper Training Program to help YOU ALL attain your goals.
And now, I bring you Cadence Based Gripper Training.
This program is built upon 4 Core Concepts, each designed to help you continually make progress with your grippers, while also helping you stay injury free.
4 Core Concepts of Cadence Based Gripper Training
Every single set, rep and attempt you take in your gripper training must have a purpose. There must be a reason behind it. You should never do repetitions just to meet a quota or hit some rep count. With Cadence Based Gripper Training, the volume is limited to what is necessary. Nothing more, nothing less.
Success Based Training
With Grippers, failure should never become the norm. Too many misses in gripper training creates serious problems. The hand does not get worked properly and glaring weaknesses develop. Before you know it, you are missing more and more. Cadence Based Training is designed to prevent misses and keep you closing grippers with authority.
Erasing All Weaknesses
Often, too much emphasis is placed on the Gripper attempt, when you are squeezing on the handles with the crushing hand. In reality, there are many other weaknesses to be aware of and address to fully maximize your crushing grip capabilities, and Cadence Based Training addresses these opportunities.
Stay Healthy at All Times
For a long time, it’s been clear to me that you have no problem putting the effort into your gripper training sessions. However, it seems that your focus is so intensely fixed on the training, that you often forget to take care of yourself as well. You can’t get stronger when you are hurt. This facet of the Cadence Based Gripper Training Program is designed to ensure that you stay healthy, putting together more quality workouts, and attaining your goals even faster.
I think this program is going to be a breath of fresh air for a lot of people. It is not built on the same principles that other programs have been built on.
Cadence Based Gripper Training is built on becoming stronger on grippers. Bottom Line.
This is the program you need. Grab it today for just $19, during the introductory period.
All the best in your training.
By eliminating these 2 mistakes in my Gripper Training, I was able to increase my CRUSH Strength by 15 between both hands…
Are you making these Gripper Training Mistakes? => 2 Big Gripper Training Mistakes
All the best in your training.
Gripper Training Update
I have not given up in my quest to re-certify on the IronMind #3 Gripper, which I originally wrote about here: Evolution of the #3 Certification and My Quest to Re-Certify
During August and September, my Gripper Training was primarily focused on 20-mm Block Set work though, because I was preparing for the Holdfast Gauntlet.
Credit Card Set Training: 10/15/13
Here are some clips from a recent session where I worked the Credit Card Set intensely:
I am actually continuing to work both the Credit Card Set and the 20-mm Set for both hands during this time. I will continue to do so until I stop seeing improvement.
Gripper Training with 20-mm Block
I recently was able to smash my Atom Gripz Quad Band for a solid Double and a near Triple with the 20-mm Block:
No doubt my crush is getting stronger this way, as I am getting doubles with that gripper every workout now.
Mash Monster Level 0 Qualification
And, it is not just my right hand that is seeing improvement. I recently attained my MM0 status for the Gripboard Mash Monster system with my left hand, something that took me three different tries in order to attain.
With the Mash Monster Cert, the requirement is to set it to visual parallel prior to closing it. The set and close must be captured clearly for the judges to make their pass/fail call.
The gripper I closed is a 139# rated #3 gripper. This is a light end #3. My plan, at this time, is to sign up for the MM#1 and see where I stand with it, and to be able to try to pin-point a gripper in my collection that rates similarly, so I can focus my left-handed 20-mm training on it.
I truly feel one of the biggest things I have going for me in my gripper training in the near future is that I
now have almost every single gripper I own rated.
What I mean is, I have run each gripper through my own gripper rating system using the same device under as strict
parameters as possible.
So, I essentially know the order all 50+ of my grippers go from weakest to hardest, and I know how all 10 or so of my #3’s compare with one another.
I will now be able to approach my gripper training like someone would build their Bench Press or Squat, gradually moving up in weight a couple of pounds at a time.
This is a HUGE advantage, because there is no more guess work for me.
I just move to the left or right 1 or 2 places on the gripper table and I know
I am squeezing a gripper just a touch harder or slightly weaker.
I feel that gripper rating is a key component to my gripper training, and it will soon create an explosion in the number of new Captains of Crush, similar to the one that took place in and around 2003.
People will know exactly where their grippers lie and be able to set better goals and outline better programs for themselves.
If you are interested in having your grippers rated by me, please let me know.
We can set it up so that you send them, I get them, and I have them rated for you and on their way back the next day.
I have a special going on right now where it will cost you only $5 per gripper to get them rated.
Just email me to set everything up, or contact me on Facebook.
I also have other things I am working on along these lines that will make it EVEN EASIER for you to accomplish your gripper training goals in the future.
More to come. Stay tuned.
All the best in your training.
Take Your Crushing Grip to New Heights
Check out CRUSH: Total Gripper Domination
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If you would have told me two years ago that it would make sense to train lifts that build up the Beach Muscles, like the Bench Press, in order to improve your Crush Grip and close bigger grippers, I probably would have laughed in your face.
But, when I was talking with Paul Knight, official IronMind 3.5 closer and unofficial IronMind #4 closer, and he told me that is what I needed to do in order to spur improvement with my Gripper Training, I said, “OK brother, thanks for the advice.”
Paul Knight, certified IM #3.5 closer
and closer of several #4’s over the years
When someone who is the best in the world at something tells you what he does to improve, you NEED to try it out for yourself, in my opinion.
And that is what Paul is – one of the best in the United States at Grippers – if not the WORLD.
Yesterday, I released PUSH and CRUSH, a workout based entirely upon Paul’s teachings.
It is named PUSH and CRUSH because of the pairing of Upper Body Pushing exercises like Bench Press, Military Press, etc, with CRUSH Grip exercises.
This workout is on sale for $17 this weekend only and then the price goes up, so make sure to pick it up today = > Get PUSH and CRUSH.
All the best in your training.
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