When I first found out about Grip Training, the only thing I really wanted to accomplish was tearing a deck of cards.
I had heard about Strongman Performers of the past ripping decks of cards, so I wanted to get strong enough to rip a deck of cards at the bar and at parties in order to impress people. I had no intention of ever doing a competition or anything like that.
In fact, it all seemed like a waste of valuable bodybuilding time to train for hand strength.
After all, why put so much effort into training 5% of the body?
Boy was I wrong. I am SO GLAD I eventually fell in love with Grip Training, because it has helped me out with so much of my other training.
But, as I said, in the beginning it was all about tearing cards, for me. And in my screwed up head, I pretty much figured that it would only take a few minutes for me to figure out how to do this feat and I would be able to do it any time I wanted.
Boy was I wrong AGAIN!
It actually took me like 2 or 3 weeks to tear my first deck of cards. I would dig and claw at this one deck and manage a few millimeters of damage, and my hands would be WHOOPED, and I would stuff them back into the box and place them back into my lifting bag until next time.
Then, one night I decided to try ripping them at home, in my living room, and I was FINALLY able to rip all the way through them.
I remember how pumped I was when I finally got through the deck. It was a feeling like finally being able to dunk a basketball. Finally being able to hit a ball out of a park.
I kept that deck for quite some time. I was proud of the battle and savored the victory when it was over.
Today, I got a similar message from someone who recently tore his first deck of cards, Tyler Shelton.
- “Hey Jedd, just a quick note to let you know that I finished your card tearing ebook last night, so I decided to go to wal-mart and pick up a pack of cards to give it a try. I’m thrilled to say that I tore my first pack of cards, some generic playing cards (they’re made by a company called “Cardinal”) last night. Couldn’t have done it without the information you provided! I look forward to working my way up to the Bicycles and, as I am out of town right now, I am looking forward to getting home and checking out the dvd’s I ordered as well. Happy Holidays and keep up the good work!”
– Tyler Shelton –
The Cards Tyler Tore
Tyler, awesome to hear it brother! Thanks for the update. I am really super jealous though brother, because you were able to successfully tear a deck in your first time trying, and it took me the better part of a month. Oh well.
DIESELS, if you are thinking that training your hands is a waste of time, think again!!!
The work I did when I first started training my grip helped me go from about 365 on the Bench Press to 405.
I was able to hit Bent Over Rows for sets of 315 without straps, and…
I was able to work up to a Seated Dumbbell Curl of 90-lbs.
These were some of the main muscle building lifts I was focusing on back in 2003. Being able to increase my 1RM in all of them really helped me put on mass as well.
So I encourage you to work on your hand strength now. You won’t be sorry.
And if you want to have the same end-goal in mind that I did – to develop the strength to rip decks of cards, then my Card Tearing eBook will show you everything you need to know, including some awesome grip training exercises.
Get it today by clicking the image below.
All the best in your training,
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