Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Grip Workout

I left work on time this evening and was feeling pretty good, so I went into the garage for some grip work.  I spent about an hour trying various spike bending approaches, finishing 2 12"x5/16" pieces of CRS in the process.  I also used a piece of 10" x 1/4" HRS to see if I could get the feel of sweeping a bar that is posted on the inner thigh and chest.  I think I get it now, but my efforts on a pre-kinked piece of the 12" x 5/16" CRS went nowhere.  I hope I was just too tired.

After that I played with my new toy, the Vice Gripper.  It is pretty sweet.  I had and sold an Ivanko Super Gripper, this thing is much, much better.  You won't learn all the tricks needed to do well on a torsion spring gripper, but you can definitely use it to develop a strong crushing grip.

Some light pinch work, then I went inside and reviewed my videos.  I have some ideas for next time and hope to hit the 12" x 5/16" CRS on video again on Saturday, using the new approach Jeff showed me at the contest.