If you’re interested in Grip Training, you are going to need a Loading Pin.
There’s just about no way around this fact.
These imperative items can be bought on-line easy enough and they will be shipped to your house within a few days.
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But if you are strapped for cash and broke worse than Mike Tyson, then you might need to pursue another option, because these things can be pretty expensive…
Grip Strength Tool: The Loading Pin
One of the tools that many people who train for Grip Strength routinely use is a Loading Pin. This is used in order to put the weight plates on and then it is connected with a carabiner or S-hook to whatever implement it is that you are using for that session.
There are many types of Grip Training Tools that use Loading Pins:
- Rolling Thunder Handles
- Hub Lift Devices
- Vertical Bar Devices
- Pinch Block Devices
- One Hand Lift Device
…And the list just goes on and on.
I literally have like 4 loading pins in my gym. Some of them ALWAYS have weight on them because I keep my warm-up weights for certain lifts, like the Rolling Thunder right on them.
Other Loading Pins get used for other specific purposes, such as loading pins of different heights that I use for changing the distance I pull.
Because Loading Pins are so important, I want to show you how to build your own loading pin for NOTHING compared to the prices often seen on-line.
Now, here’s the story behind this Loading Pin.
In March of this year, I released Home Made Strength II: Grip Strength Edition, which shows you exactly how to build your own set of Grip Training tools from scratch, and one of the items was a Loading Pin.
Hundreds of people gobbled up this On-line DVD (you download it to your system, kind of like Netflix, only you keep the video and can watch it whenever you want) and started making their own stuff and saved a bunch of money while also arming themselves with the tools they needed to turn their hands into legal weapons.
One guy who picked up the product and really took action building the stuff was Justin Burns. He went through the list of equipment like a windstorm and built most of it right away.
Then a few days after he bought HMS2, he emailed me and shared with me an even easier way to build your own loading pin.
I asked him if he’d be willing to share the plans with the Diesel Universe, and he wholeheartedly obliged. Check it out…
How to Build a Loading Pin
Equipment Needed to Build a Loading Pin
- 10 inch nipple (1.5 inches)
- 1.5inch cap
- 3/8 eye bolt
- 1.5 inch floor flange
- Steel epoxy
Tools Needed to Build a Loading Pin
- Hand drill
- 3/8 drill bit
Procedure for Building a Loading Pin
- 1)First thing you need to do is take the cap and find the center of it, then using your drill, make a 3/8 hole (if you have a vise this would be the best time to use it)
Once that is done, take your eye bolt, put some of your steel epoxy on the threads and put the eye bolt through the cap, tightening the nut with your pliers to make the two pieces one unit
- 2) Take your 10 inch nipple and your floor flange and put the steel epoxy on the threads of the nipple and then twist the floor flange onto the nipple
When that is done it will look like this:
- 3) Thread the two assembled components together and you’re done. You have yourself a loading pin no welding needed.
BAM! There you go, DIESELS.
It can’t get much easier than that. Now, if you don’t have a drill, then call around to your friends and find somebody that has one. Think of somebody who’s really handy and builds stuff a lot. This is a snap for them.
Go buy them a beer or bring them those video tapes you borrowed a while back and before you leave ask them if they can help you build a loading pin. Chances are they love building stuff so much they will jump at the ability to pull their tools out.
For more awesome ideas on how to build your own Grip Strength Training Arsenal, check out Home Made Strength 2 – Grip Strength Edition.
All the best in your training,