Mash Monster #3 Certification Attempt #12Monday, June 15th, 2015
Mash Monster Gripper Certification
Last week, for the 12th time (or something like that) since 2004, I attempted the Mash Monster #3 Gripper. Here is some history about this Gripper line and my battles with the MM3.
The Mash Monster Grippers
The Mash Monster Grippers are a series of Grippers at Gripboard.com that has existed since 2004 to crown the ultimate King of Crushing.
The Mash Monsters were all produced by Warren Tetting, so they are essentially the same springs and handles as you would find in the Beef Builder and Tetting series.
Tetting has produced grippers for decades and the Mash Monster series is just as high of quality as his other gripper lines.
What makes the Mash Monster Grippers so awesome is that they are a very detailed incremental system of grippers, with gradually increasing spring sizes and gradually modified spring depths, so you have a ladder of grippers that are slightly harder with each rung you climb.
My Battles with the Mash Monster Grippers
I began my climb up the Mash Monster ladder in 2004 and quickly closed the MM1 and the MM2.
When I tried the MM3, however, it was a different story. I missed my first attempt, which I believe was in early 2005.
I think a few weeks later, I tried the MM3 again, and once again I had no luck.
Ever since then, I have tried, on average, one time a year to close the MM3, and every single time I have failed.
It has actually become quite a funny story amongst some of my friends. Of course, many of these friends have never tried the MM3…ha ha ha, in your face. WOOOH!
Last week, I decided it was time to get this monkey off my back.
I signed up for the MM3 and it arrived on Wednesday. I took my attempts on Thursday night, and here is the video of all 3 of my attempts.
Jedd Johnson Mash Monster #3 Gripper Attempts – 6/11/15
As you can see, I was definitely able to close the gripper on the 1st and 2nd attempts. I felt it was closed on the 3rd when I took the attempts, but by the video it is hard to tell.
Unfortunately, despite my closing the gripper more than once, I was failed because I was unable to properly document the spacing of the handles after the set and before the crush-down attempt.
The Mash Monster Rules state there must be a clear shot showing that the handles are no closer together than parallel, so I was red-lighted.
I will sign up for the MM3 again very soon and put more attention on my setting for the camera.
Despite all that, I must say that this is without a doubt the STRONGEST my Crush has ever been.
After missing so many times, I am now closing the Mash Monster #3 Gripper.
On top of that, I PR’d in Grippers with both hands at Nationals on June 6th, closing a 180-rated gripper right-handed, and that felt much harder to me than the MM3.
All of this progress has come from following the structure of CBT, Cadence Based Gripper Training, a program I released in the Fall of 2014.
If you haven’t started following CBT in your gripper training, you should.
I KNOW the Cadence Based Training program will help you. Let me prove it to you.
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All the best in your training.