Sunday, December 28, 2008

Breaking the Addiction

This evening I setup my basement gym while streaming Netflix. As I found myself discretely stowing piece after piece of grip equipment, I couldn't help but laugh. It's only a matter of time before the affliction weakens further and my precious bounty is shipped off to some other distracted grip geek.

As it stands now, my active grip training arsenal is comprised of the following toys:

Torsion Spring Grippers (T, #1, BBSA, BBM, Easy #2, Hard #2)
Block Weights (25, 30, 35, 40)
Sledge Hammers (6, 8)
Two 2" Dexterity Balls
Ironmind Extensor Bands

Funny how after all this time, I return to the basics for hand strength. The equipment stowed:

60lb Dumbbell
Pinch Barbell with collars
2" Vertical Bar
1" Vertical Bar
Titans Telegraph Key Replica
2.5" Dumbbell with collars
25lbs+ of bending stock
Four pairs of bending wraps
40 Decks of Cards
Two 35lb Plates
Four Pony Clamps
Gripper accessories - strap hold setup, little washers, big washers, chokers, coc card, etc
An unopened Sentry Tuff cloth
Three 1.25" Dexterity Balls
2.5" Rolling Handle
2 Loading PIns
Vice Gripper

To any sane person, the list appears absurd. Heavy is the burden I must bear...