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Old 01-24-2010, 06:37 PM   #1
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Default Got some new COC's today

I got a COC #1, #1.5, and a #2. right out of opening the packages, i could close the #1 pretty well. i had to warm up and concentrate a bit to get the #1.5 closed. i can get the #2 to about 1cm. i'm pretty happy that i'm that far without much specific prep. maybe i can get the 2.5 soon.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:46 PM   #2
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keep at it! love my CoC grippers
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:25 AM   #3
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I'd like to get a pair of those at some point..

Any ideas for grip training in the gym?

I know of farmer walks, towel pullups, fat bars..

I miss the metolius rock board i nailed up at my parents basement years ago.. wish i had a spot for it in my apartment.
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Plate pinching is fun if they have the right kind of plates.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:04 AM   #5
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Grissim that is really cool that you can close the grippers that far without specific training. I have up to the #1 and plan on picking up the 1.5 and 2 soon. I made a classic noob mistake when I first started training with the CoC's. I did too much work with them and my tendons were screwed up for months. You definitely have to build into using them regularly.
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Greg you can do barbell crushes, plate curls, and many kinds of forearm work easily in a gym.
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Grissim that is really cool that you can close the grippers that far without specific training. I have up to the #1 and plan on picking up the 1.5 and 2 soon. I made a classic noob mistake when I first started training with the CoC's. I did too much work with them and my tendons were screwed up for months. You definitely have to build into using them regularly.
yeah i'm actually pretty worried about this cause everytime i see them i just wanna give'm a good squeeze. is max grip training load generally like 3x/week?

my only real cue to stop grip training is when, because i've played drums for years, i know my hands feel out of it. it's deceiving since they don't really get sore like other muscles. maybe your forearms get sore, but to me the real indicator is just this dead, fatigue feeling between each finger.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:29 PM   #8
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I got a COC #1, #1.5, and a #2. right out of opening the packages, i could close the #1 pretty well. i had to warm up and concentrate a bit to get the #1.5 closed. i can get the #2 to about 1cm. i'm pretty happy that i'm that far without much specific prep. maybe i can get the 2.5 soon.
This is almost exactly how I was when they pulled out the grippers at my gym. I'm literally within probably a millimeter or less on the #2 and it's the most aggravating thing ever, but it just won't close all the way. There might be something wrong with my set but I really don't care enough to worry about it.

Fun though.
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