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I just received the Captain of Crush #1 (140 lbs) in the mail today and it rocks. It's definitely made to last and provides an excellent workout in developing your crushing/supporting grip strength. I was a little concerned when I held it because I thought I may have ordered something I wouldn't be able to use. I ended my fears by closing it 7 times in each hand. Yeah, that ain't great, but to me, it's a good beginning. I'll eventually work my way up to a #2 @ 195 lbs., but I'm more than happy to wait until I can close the #1 for 15 reps with each hand. My goal is three months before moving up to #2. If you have tender hands, you may want to invest in some type of gloves because the handles are made to be securely gripped. I can tell I really like this gripper and will work with it regularly. It's a keeper.
#1 @ 140 lbs.
#2 @ 195 lbs.
#3 @ 280 lbs.
#4 @ 365 lbs.
If you work your grip and/or have a strong grip already, I recommend you start out with a #2. However, many will tell you to get their Trainer model and just workout with it and then check your grip against the #2 or higher. To each his own, I say. I don't work my grip (weight resistance) on a regular basis so I bought a #1.
You can check out the Captain of Crush hand grippers here:
IronMind Enterprises, Inc. (http://www.ironmind.com/ironcms/opencms/IronMind/index.jsp)
p.s. I just want to clarify that the weight(s) listed are NOT actual weight of product. The weight is the unit of measurement for amount of tension needed to close the hand grippers.
Thanks Tony, I will definitely add those to my collection.
They seem to have a lot of other interesting stuff too...
I should mention that this morning I was able to successfully close them three times. They worked my grip more than I thought. I guess I'll do what I can throughout the day but I think the seven in a row is a thing of the past for some time. ;)
Iron Mind is a great company, if a little pricey. I second the recommendation for the CoC grippers.
so after a while do your hands get all rocked out or what?i think i may get one of those seems like a useful training aid.
I have trainer to #4 very good gripper.
I found a way to modified the gripper to customized them to load thme from 1 pound to 35 pounds extra on your own strength levels. I called it J.A.G. and I also invented the Ender to end those last closed blues.
I got to 1/8 to close on the #3=and held there timely holds.
Reps on the #2 more then 20 reps.
CoC, great stuff! I got 'em too. Started with Trainer, until I was able to close 20x, then up to #1, same, then working on #2. Good training!
I modified the IM Hardy Handshake. And send the pics to ironmind they loved.
I donot know to post but let me know Admin.
I have a Forum for my Invention the J.A.G.=Customizeable hand gripper tool.
I can rep the BBSM. Between the #2 and the #3.
Hand grippers a great tool for improve judo, and most of the martial arts and to prevend injury to the finger.
Hand gripper training
Hand gripper exercise
A good use for the hand gripper
I forgot to give you my web site=it really cool.
Web site for the customizeable hand gripper tool.
The most unrated hand gripper tool.
Invented by the slow gainer
Glad you posted since I forgot about this post.
Update: I'm now up to 12 successful closings x 3 sets per hand.
Not ready for any increase since that wears my grip totally out for a few days. I try to compliment with pull ups using a towel in the garage (15 x 3 reps) and rolling a 10lb weight up 18 inches of 550 cord on a broom handle (10 x 3 - rolling away and rolling to).
Hi Tony way to go=12 reps x 3=cool
I can do more then 70 reps on the #1.
But when I start it was only one rep=your father ahead of me in the starting thing.
Iam 1/4 inch from closing the BBE.
70 reps?! Holy living! Your fist's must be like rocks. There's nothing like going down the road and squeezing a few reps out until you get this contorted face and pain that runs up through your neck - NOT! I so hate that. And for what? A "click?" :) I'm awed by the 70 reps, though. That's really amazing to me. How long did it take you to get that many reps and what did you do (or are doing) to compliment your grip strength and endurance.
I know I used to hold pennies and dimes (pinch and hold flat sides, for those that haven't tried) for time with the regular grippers you can buy at Wal-Mart, but I don't see that as something I can do with the #1's.
Have your forearm increased in size from start time to present? Mine hasn't increased in size but there are definitely more lines than before when I make a fist and fists are definitely more solid. I'm hoping there will be some growth but I'm happy with the looks when I shake hands for now.
Acually their cedit Card size close. I was lying yesterday is not 70 reps but 90 reps.
Hi:boss. I workout for 13 years and 12 years no improvement at all. This years my grip strength gains. Why? I was follew the leaders the 1%. But this I stopped felllowed them. Iam a slow gainer. And Have tried almost everything. Tony sorry this is not an ad. When I invented the J.A.G. or Customizeable Hand gripper Tool=things changed I was for the frist time using the weight I need not the weight the Big boys need. Customized my hand gripper gains. More detail on my Web Site.
Hi Tony please take peek in my web site. http://mooin3.piczo.com
It a hand gripper tool. Take installed to hand gripper to add weight as you need it.
And if email me I can send pic. It very cheap. If I sold for $100 people would buy it.
My forarm are 1/2 bigger, ANd my hand are fatter. I know seeing is believing.
If you want be a J.A.G. tester I can send for free and contract to use 100% work. for at less 3 months to 6 months. I can crush almost anybody hand. I have to be carefull when shaking people hands.
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