Wrist Strengthener

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Post by gist718 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:55 pm

Ordered a pricey toy from UK ($136 with shipping, perhaps if $ improves can be a $10 savings). Arrived within a week. It's designed to mimic the motion of reverse bending. I was always curious about bending, but also to lazy to go to Home Depot to buy supplies. I asked David Horne (for those that not familiar with gripboard, arguably the top contemporary gripmaster) to supply me with the "pussy" 20% weaker spring (compared to the original one). The spring is similar to those provided on the Ivanko spring gripper. There are 8 prongs for 8 ajustable levels.I have a decent level of strength (deadlift around 450, squat 350, bench 250, close coc#2), but on the easiest level with the pussy spring I can only get it halfway to 45 degree bend. I do not have pads yet, and they are a must for this activity, as it gets painful on your hands. I've done roughly 10 attempts with each arm, I feel soreness coming on in my forearms. Also it seems to be an addictive type of tool as I'm having hard time putting it down. The only drawback I see with it is the price.

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Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:59 am

Horne's tool is off the fucking hook. I was messing around with it at the Michigan Grip Champs 4, and it was well built, and too hard for me to bend until I got really warmed up and into it. I am a complete pussy bender, by the way.

If you're into it, it'll probably save you money on steel in the long run.

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Post by MonkeyJesus » Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:35 am

If the spring is too hard, try taking it off and using rubber bands, broccoli bands, livestrong armbands or whatever. Works well to microload.

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Post by GoDogGo! » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:59 pm

Link, please?

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Post by aptdwler » Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:51 pm

http://www.davidhorne-gripmaster.com/shop.html

I've been tempted. I don't do real bending, as the stock gets expensive. That damn exchange rate has kept me away so far...

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Post by GoDogGo! » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:07 am

Looking at the design, I don't understand why it's only for reverse bending and not overhand. I've only bent a very little, so maybe it's obvious and I'm justmissing it.

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Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:41 am

With overhand you'd be jamming the apparatus into your neck.

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Post by MonkeyJesus » Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:55 am

Underhand works well enough...

To my limited understanding on bending, larger factors have greater play in double overhand than wrist strength alone.

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Post by GoDogGo! » Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:35 pm

Shaf wrote:With overhand you'd be jamming the apparatus into your neck.
Ah. I was not visualizing that correctly. Plus being a very bad novice bender, I didn't know to hold it that high.

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