Saturday, November 27, 2010
1st opinion is that I like them, especially for that price. Pretty stiff grippers as well. The 250 is about 150# RGC and the 300 feels to be about 165-170#. I also like that they have a little narrower spread for easier setting, smaller diameter handles (11/16" I think) so that they work for BTR for 3/4" handles and that the handles are steel so nice and weighty feeling.
So far the only thing I font really care fir is the knurling. It feels like Heavy Grips or Bonecrusher knurling which kind of has a greasy feel to me. I'd rather have non at all as this stuff doesn't really do much of anything.
Other than that is how well the springs wear but only time will tell with that one.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Anyways here it is:
Modified Aaron gripper program w/Vulcan
27.5# Blob curls (chalked)
8, 8, 8
Approximately 10 minutes with the signature powerball.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
It was a SCF L3 rim and the kink was easy but because of the legs going different directions I had some problems figuring out the rest. I eventually got it but the bugger cooled to much to finish right off.
Tonight I did some quick grippers:
3/4" Block Set
R #3 x vn, vvn
L GM x vn, vvn
Choker @ 12mm
R #3.5 x 1, vvn
L E x vn, n
Modified Aaron Gripper Work
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I reverse bent a few chunks of the 17/64 x 7" drillrod fairly easily but fought with a 7" length of the square for quite a bit. I can't get it past about 15' or so. Tough stuff (for me anyways lol).
Anyways all of the reversing I did tweaked my elbows bad again. They're not feeling to bad now but I think they could be aggravated easy enough.
One of the gifts we received was a Powerball-Signature Series. That's a fun little bugger. I got it up around 11,000 rpm so far with my right, the left lags dramatically.
Anyways, between putsing around with that I tested grippers and my elbows screamed immediately.
I was a hairs breadth off of my easy elite with my right and my easier GM with the left. My hands and arms were killing me after my first attempts and I know they didn't have the right gusto as the 2nd and 3rd attempts were better.
I know damn well my grip has strengthened due to Aarons program as I tested on a whim a couple of weeks ago.
One thing I'd do is add some choker work to work on more snap and top-end strength.
Now with everything behind me I can get back on track with all of my lifts.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
20' 9" fouled
Had to stop to go shopping. This is a hoot! Hopefully I can get some light hammer and HWFD in tomorrow or later. The time change is sucking up all of my damn daylight for practicing :-)
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Hw spin and drop drills (can't remember the actual name) x a whole bunch, both sides.
1 Arm Axle Snatches
33# x 5/5
83# x 3/3, 3/3, 3/3
93# x 1/1, 1/1, 1/1, 1/1
2HP @ 48mm
Device (66#)plus *
50# x 5
60 x 5
80 x 5
90 x 5
100 x 3
105 x hop (did a bunch of L blobs to show the boy and his buddy it's possible. Now I can't do my 2HP hahaha)
105 (171# total) x 2
2-25's Hula x 30 Chewed the heck outta my thumbs! Should've gloved up.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
It should weigh in at about 102# empty and has capacity for about 0.605 cubic feet so the weight could be added to make it quite unliftable if I ever wanted to. I think this'll be a great training item as well as medley item for the comp this spring.
Monday, November 1, 2010
One thing I know, I've never hit these muscles with a barbell.
On a side note I deviated from aaron's program a bit and just tested with my Elite and I'm still shutting it which is surprising because I don't feel very sharp or on today but it went relatively easily so it's doing what it's supposed to.
I sure like the strongman stuff and am really liking the heavy athletics that I've tried.