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berfles
02-02-2010, 11:50 PM
Anyone who has closed them, do you know around how many times you can close a #2? I know it's not a good gauge but it might give me an idea while I wait for it to get here. I don't expect to be able to close it my first time, but it'll be close. I started training my grip this past Christmas, asked for a T, #1, and #2. Closed all of them my first time, and since then can now close a #2 around 8 times. I admit I haven't been too consistent with them because I jumped straight to the Intermediate directions and read them one night before bed and got confused :)

From here on out though, I'm serious about it again and I'll be closing a #3 in no time.

NickAus
02-03-2010, 02:26 AM
I can only close the #2 COC 2 times (2mm off 3 reps) but all I will say is the #3 is WAY harder I tried one once it had no chance whatsoever.

Let us know how you go!

Cmanuel
02-03-2010, 07:40 AM
Damnit Berfles you do everything so well. I could barely close the godamn #1 when I got it. *sigh*.

You going to try the 2.5 to help train to the #3?

KoSh
02-03-2010, 07:45 AM
Ok, I'm going to sound like a newb here... but... what is this CoC?

I'd google it, but I'm at work and I can imagine some of the returns on that search :P

thewicked
02-03-2010, 07:48 AM
hard to say..

i could close the 2 20 times before I could close a 3 but then again I closed the three the first time I touched it. With grippers it's hard to compare just like in lifting..your best overall close really comes down to not just power but technique in yoru closing. Setting a gripper right could mean the difference between closing #3 and a #4...

I train grippers (having recently won the dfw metroflex mayhem grip contest last weekend) with a couple hard closes with a gripper I can BARELY miss and work at it until I get it after doing a few warmup reps and just keep digging in. Eventually it'll get shut.

I'm currently closing a gripper that's rated at 190lbs ACTUAL closing pressure..a #3 is around 140ish but they do vary since the springs used aren't very consistent. I went from a 3 to the current gripper I'm using now in about 8 months of training grippers hard.

check out paulknight3's youtube channel for awesome gripper information...my buddy paul knows his grippers.

thewicked
02-03-2010, 07:49 AM
on a side note...training the way I described has allowed me to now close the COC 3.5 with both hands...

tnathletics2b
02-03-2010, 08:31 AM
Ok, I'm going to sound like a newb here... but... what is this CoC?

I'd google it, but I'm at work and I can imagine some of the returns on that search :P

Captain of Crush grippers. Yep, "CoC" definitely might turn up some NSFW results!

skinny99
02-03-2010, 10:10 AM
Not to thread jack. Anyone want to sell a COC #1 cheap. I have a bit of money in paypal! LMK

BigTallOx
02-03-2010, 11:18 AM
I'm serious about it again and I'll be closing a #3 in no time.

That's awesome. I can almost close my 2.5 but my grip training has suffered lately.

berfles
02-03-2010, 11:23 PM
Damnit Berfles you do everything so well. I could barely close the godamn #1 when I got it. *sigh*.

You going to try the 2.5 to help train to the #3?

Haha, I wouldn't say that.

And nah, I'm just getting the #3.


hard to say..

i could close the 2 20 times before I could close a 3 but then again I closed the three the first time I touched it. With grippers it's hard to compare just like in lifting..your best overall close really comes down to not just power but technique in yoru closing. Setting a gripper right could mean the difference between closing #3 and a #4...

I train grippers (having recently won the dfw metroflex mayhem grip contest last weekend) with a couple hard closes with a gripper I can BARELY miss and work at it until I get it after doing a few warmup reps and just keep digging in. Eventually it'll get shut.

I'm currently closing a gripper that's rated at 190lbs ACTUAL closing pressure..a #3 is around 140ish but they do vary since the springs used aren't very consistent. I went from a 3 to the current gripper I'm using now in about 8 months of training grippers hard.

check out paulknight3's youtube channel for awesome gripper information...my buddy paul knows his grippers.

Thanks, I'll check that out.


I'm not really sure why my grip is so decent to start out with... I've never trained it at all and have just been deadlifting. I didn't know so many people couldn't close a #2 their first try, maybe grip training is my calling :D

robchris
02-04-2010, 05:53 PM
Grip specialist, John Wood estimates in order to close a #3 you should be closing a #2 x 15-20 times...

However, like wicked said, it also comes down to your technique & how you set the gripper. I closed a # 2 within a week of working w/ it but I can only fully get it x5 so I'm still a long way from a #3. I have short, thick hands so I'm kinda' at a disadvantage but I dont let that stop me... I deep set a gripper first that I cant close and later close it @ credit card width when my hands get stronger.

Good luck training
RC

Buccos1
02-05-2010, 03:19 PM
Haha, I wouldn't say that.

I'm not really sure why my grip is so decent to start out with... I've never trained it at all and have just been deadlifting. I didn't know so many people couldn't close a #2 their first try, maybe grip training is my calling :D

Ha. It took me a long time to finally close the #2. My grip was never anything great, but I've worked hard at it the last 2 years.

berfles
02-08-2010, 08:02 PM
Well I got it today, and even though my hands are a bit beat from training with the #2 a day ago I got less than a pinky's width from closing the #3... I really think if I'm 100% I'll be able to do it, I'll have to take a break and try it in a couple days. It's really not as hard as I thought it would be.

Here's a picture comparing the spring thicknesses, I thought it was kind of funny.

http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz139/berfles/IMG_9909.jpg

Notorious
02-09-2010, 08:39 PM
berfles, you are a freak (in a good way).

berfles
02-13-2010, 08:41 PM
berfles, you are a freak (in a good way).

Haha thanks. Here's a video I took of my #1 and #2 sets tonight.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHxxboawreQ