Sean Cashman Results with CBT
Here is some feedback from Sean Cashman on my Gripper training program, Cadence Based Training. CBT treats Gripper Training just like the powerlifts, the Bench, Squat and Dead, as you train to become not only as strong as possible, but as fast as possible, and convert every aspect of the Gripper Range of Motion from a weakness into an asset.
Results from Cadence Based Training
I just finished the Cadence Based Training program so I thought I’d post up my results and brief thoughts.
1. I suck at grippers in general and have never been able to train them consistently or with any purpose. My 7.25” hands are not ideal especially with wider sets. But that’s what I wanted to focus on. So during the 8 weeks of this program I used a credit card set for everything.
2. This program gave me structure and I loved that. The fact that this program has you doing grippers twice per week was the key for me as it allowed me to continue to train multiple different aspects of general fitness.
3. I started out testing my baseline CC set week 1 and just missing a CoC #2 rated 103lb
4. After 8 weeks I finished out just missing a Ghp 5 rate 115lb and also slamming shut with ease the #2 rated 103lb and another #2 rated 109lb. So I am really happy. I know my set is still very rough but it is feeling more and more comfortable.
Here is my baseline attempt at the start of week 1
#2 rated 103
Here are the video’s of max test after 8 weeks
#2 rated 103
#2 rated 109
MISS on a Ghp 5 rated 115
Thanks Jedd! I really enjoyed the program. Might start a new cycle now based off of 115lb.
Sean, awesome results. Thanks for sharing them!
As you can see, guys, Sean was able to go from missing on a 103lb rated #2 gripper to smashing it in 8 weeks. He also was able to equally easily smash his 109-lb rated #2.
You’ll also notice when you watch the videos, he doesn’t just “try to close” his grippers now, he attacks them, driving them to the closed position, instead of grinding through the range of motion.
Plus, he is only a fraction of an inch, maybe 1/16th, from closing that 115-lb GHP #5, which means, he probably increased his gripper strength by at least 10 lbs.
There’s people at Nationals who close just about the same gripper every single year who I’m sure would love to gain 10lbs of CRUSH strength in a year’s time, and Sean did it in just 2 months.
The bottom line is this: Cadence Based Training works.
And it’s not about extremely high volume.
Every single repetition you do serves a purpose.
Every session, you’re getting stronger where YOU need to, specifically.
Do you think you could handle a 10-lb increase in Gripper Strength?
Then pick up Cadence Based Training TODAY.
All the best in your training.