The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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    Mar 2007

    Crushed to dust! grippers. anyone know about these, im looking to get a death grip, product sounds wonderful but sounds a little bootleg

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  3. #2
    Senior Member deeder's Avatar
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    Captain of crush is a well known and respected brand.

    I could barely close the number 1 if I remember correctly and the number 2 I couldn't close.
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

  4. #3
    student of the game Runty's Avatar
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    Milwaukee, WI
    Captains of crush are used as the standard for grippers by a lot of people. They are great quality and the feel is 10x better than store bought. Plus the handles are a smaller diameter that most store bought grippers so you get a better ROM. I own a couple and it's totally worth it. Crushing strength is going up by the week.
    "Fine, if I'm not allowed to light it on fire, can my imaginary friend?"

  5. #4
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    how would i determine which gripper i should get.

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    Strength & Protection Kiaran's Avatar
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    Littleton, CO
    CoCs are the best, bro. They are sturdy as hell and will last forever. I would start with a Sport and a #1 or Trainer if I were you. Took me awhile to close the #1s. I can now close the #1.5s but cannot close the #2s. They are definitely quality, go for it.

    Edit: For a reference, I believe the amount of force required to close each is something like:

    Sport: 80 lbs
    Trainer: 100 lbs
    #1: 140 lbs
    #1.5: ~160 lbs
    #2: 190 lbs

    I may be wrong, but it's close to that.
    Last edited by Kiaran; 05-24-2008 at 10:36 AM.
    32 yo - 5'6" - 170 lbs
    USAPL Meet PRs (Raw @154 lbs): 347 SQ, 242 BP, 507 DL, 1096 TOTAL
    Gym PRs: 370 SQ, 270 BP, 510 DL

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  7. #6
    Wannabebig Member
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    Jan 2008
    thanks bro that was exactly what i wanted to know

  8. #7
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    Jan 2008
    i have thing called the gripper at the gym anyone know what im talkin bout?

  9. #8
    My own personal trainer dumbbell's Avatar
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    Long Beach, CA
    Those look pretty good. They listed the "guide" @ 60 lbs. force, looks like a good place to start. Has anyone used the funny looking one with the 2 little springs made by Ivanko?

    It is currently a fad, at this writing, for boys to think they need a "six pack", although most of them don't have an ice chest to put it in.
    -Mark Rippetoe

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