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Reading a popular martial arts magazine yesterday I came across an article about two lifetime achievement award winners. They are both martial arts legends. I cringed. Look at the way they are holding their weapons in the photos below. Is … Continue reading
“Patience Grasshopper, sit here and talk with me a moment before I pass on the knowledge which you seek…” Okay, that’s an exaggeration. I’m no Master Po or Master Kan when it comes to grip strength. But I do know a thing … Continue reading
500 Kicks (23:43), Grip workout @cabal_fang #WOD
The package arrived and I opened it with equal parts excitement and fear. As I tore open the packaging and touched the aluminum handles, out wafted the smell of light machine oil and the distant aroma of burning tendons… I … Continue reading
I have been trying for years to get my grip strength up to the top 1% level (see previous posts). So far I’ve only been able to get to what I would consider the “above average” level, followed immediately by … Continue reading
I have blogged about grip strength before — about hand health and my quest to shut the Ironmind #2 gripper — and about my plan to master the dreaded Pull-up. Now it’s time to fess up. I went to the … Continue reading
In a previous post I discussed how to build grip strength. After a thumb dislocation at the martial arts cluband some healing time, I’m back at the routine – but I’ve made two major changes: I’ve cut the number of … Continue reading
Although I’m a small man (5′ 8″, 145 lbs with hands the size of a 14-year-old girl) I have been able to build a surprising amount of grip strength (surprising to me anyway). As a point of reference, the … Continue reading
Changing are coming folks — when Mettle Maker #271 posts Sat. 8/7 the non-profit’s new brand name will drop, and alll my projects (Cabal Fang, St. Barachiel’s, Bobcat, and this blog) will roll up beneath it. Read more here. Many … Continue reading