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As Having closed a Mash Monster Elite Gripper (Level 1) with one hand under strict and uniformly ethical and authenticated conditions
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Mike mashes the GripBoard Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1
Name: Mike Rinderle
Date of Feat: 08-03-09
Witness: Bobby Goodfellow
Videos (Windows Media):
How Long Grip Training:
Since February 2009 (had messed around for a couple
months with a buddy’s HG’s at work a couple years ago).
Current Grip Training Program: 3-4 days per week devoted to grip (sometimes more). I find that high frequency training works best for me. Do mostly max and near max closes. I also try to do BFNs on bigger grippers and overcrushes too. However, it usually takes 2 -3 days to recover from the overcrushes. Those really seem to tax the forearm. Every once in a while I will throw a volume workout in. I just try to see how many singles or reps I can get on my #3. That sort of thing. I also do pinch, one arm deadlifts, levering and bending. I also just purchased a 1” vbar from FBBC so that training starts as soon as I get it.
Other Training Information: : I work out 2 -3 times per week. Right now I am in the middle of a bench program that Richard Sorin designed for me. Usually the emphasis is on full body compound movements: Deads, squats, rows, bench, overhead press, etc. Who would have thought I would find a whole new sport at 41?
Acknowledgements: Way too many and forgive me if I forget anybody. So many people have helped me out. It is amazing what a great group of guys we have in this sport. Hammy (for introducing me to the sport and encouraging me), Goody & John Eaton for showing me how to actually set a gripper and giving me advice all along the journey, Sam Solomi, Ben Edwards, Aaron Corcorran, Frank Snyder, Teemu I, Todd Coenen, Richard Sorin, Hugo & Booyah & others on the bending which has helped my wrist strength a ton, Paul Knight for the great video on setting, Steve Gardner who helped me figure out the video thing, and most importantly my videographer and beautiful wife Melissa for putting up with all this foolishness.
Mike Rinderle, the 59th Man in the
World to close a Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1.
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