Anvil or Hammer

Missed A Day, Got It Today

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on October 8, 2005

So I should have done grip last night but I have been trying to get fit for a really nice/expensive (to me) suit. Unfortunately the place I went to is in Ft. Collins, which is about 45 minutes or an hour away. My suit is for an interview in Baltimore on Monday. Turned out that after I got the suit home that the shirt wasn’t fit quite as well. So last night I had to skip the gym to get the shirt fit so it would be completed by today so I can fly tomorrow.
So I did it tonight. I didn’t feel like lifting heavy so I did a light weight, high rep bench workout. In the process I met a young kid who is off to become a Marine. I tried to tell him that anything he did in the gym now would be lost after basic, he didn’t understand. He will after basic. This is important later, I will explain after the grip workout.

Plate pinch: Blame it on moving, Blame it on the hammer curls, Blame it on me being a sissy. These were weak.
2 35’s for barely a ten count.
2 25’s X 4 for a thirty count.
I really need to scrounge some 1.9″ pipe to allow me to adjust more precisely.

Wrist curls/reverse wrist curls: Don’t know why I spaced the finger curls. I got to them later.
bar 3 X 20

Finger Curl: Adjusted my grip, narrow, wide, then medium
95lb 2 X 20
1 X 19
Just couldn’t squeeze out that last one.

Wrist roller (extensors)
1 X 5 lb

Okay back to the marine. He came up to me and told me the wrist roller was just too darn big and it made it too hard to do. I told him I thought it was just the right size and that it would help his grip. He went on to ask me if I was really into weightlifting, I told him especially grip. I quickly showed him the two handed pinch. Then I showed him finger curls. Finally, I told him about gripboard. So I hope he turns up here.
Unfortunately I will be in Baltimore for several days, then I will only be back here for two weeks. Then I’m off for good. So hopefully I can meet up with again and get him off with grip training.
So that’s it for now. I don’t think I’ll have a chance to grip until Wed or Thurs depending on how the return flight goes.
So I’ll see you all then if not a little soon.

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