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    wv2de is offline Senior Member
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    Default Anyone have a CoC #1 and #2 gripper?

    If so, what's the difference between choking up on the #1 to the top of the handle (top of hand hanging over the top edge of the handles by the spring a little) and closing the #2 with certification rules?

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    Default Qualitativly

    hard to say, I'm sure it is much harder to do as you describe it...but quantitatively the #1 is still lighter poundage than the #2...
    for a different challenge, I like to turn the gripper upside down, index finger and thumb at the wide open end....or close the #1 with fewer digits involved.

    I wonder if Adam Glass can close the #2 with just index, middle finger and thumb? (my guess is yes)

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    I can close the #1 for 10+ reps (and multiple sets - haven't repped out - don't really want to after hurting my hands overdoing it when I first got it) now, but I can only close it choked up with my right hand for one rep on a good day (came really close with left). I'm using that method for my work sets, bumping it closed for a few reps after doing 10 reps with a normal grip. I'm just wondering where to go once I can do 5+ reps or so choked up (#2 or #3). If someone has a #1 and #2 in hand, they could compare side by side - that would be awesome .

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv2de View Post
    I can close the #1 for 10+ reps (and multiple sets - haven't repped out - don't really want to after hurting my hands overdoing it when I first got it) now, but I can only close it choked up with my right hand for one rep on a good day (came really close with left). I'm using that method for my work sets, bumping it closed for a few reps after doing 10 reps with a normal grip. I'm just wondering where to go once I can do 5+ reps or so choked up (#2 or #3). If someone has a #1 and #2 in hand, they could compare side by side - that would be awesome .

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    I would recommend getting the #2...the difference between a #2 and #3 is astonishing...another thing you can do is file down the inside bottoms of the handles so you have to squeeze them closer to touch (analogous to deadlifting while standing on a box...the ROM is increased) although I see how choking up essentially does the same thing...the motion may not be quite specific enough since you also start narrower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Hauer RKC View Post
    I wonder if Adam Glass can close the #2 with just index, middle finger and thumb? (my guess is yes)

    Yes Sir i can. i will shoot it during my warm up tomorrow. I think i am close to finishing my 2.5 with two fingers as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Hauer RKC View Post
    I would recommend getting the #2...the difference between a #2 and #3 is astonishing...another thing you can do is file down the inside bottoms of the handles so you have to squeeze them closer to touch (analogous to deadlifting while standing on a box...the ROM is increased) although I see how choking up essentially does the same thing...the motion may not be quite specific enough since you also start narrower.
    The ROM lost from choking up may make a difference, but the first quarter-half inch of travel is usually the easiest - so it might not matter that much (also, you can close it to a credit card width for certification - I'm starting from completely open and no assist in all closes with the #1). I'll stick with it as is for now - just doing one workout per week since I've been hitting the kettlebells and pullups hard lately. It would be a trick to go straight from the #1 to the #3, though, using only the stock #1. I'm keeping a log, at least, and more or less following the little booklet that came with the #1. Filing down the handles is a good idea - I've read about people doing that with other style grippers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv2de View Post
    . Filing down the handles is a good idea - I've read about people doing that with other style grippers.wv
    Jedd Johnson was the first person i ever spoke to who was doing this, after doing it on his suggestion my close positon has become much stronger.

    grippers are VERY specific in their groove. What ever set you use- use the same one often. Changing up your set will screw you up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam T Glass, RKC View Post
    Yes Sir i can. i will shoot it during my warm up tomorrow. I think i am close to finishing my 2.5 with two fingers as well.
    Awesome! That would make a sweet video (that would frustrate many people ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv2de View Post
    Awesome! That would make a sweet video (that would frustrate many people ).
    I do not think anyone should be frustrated by the product of smart programming and work.

    I put up a video on my blog yesterday closing all my #3s (one from Brad, one from MitchSA, one from Dennis). It was the first day i have been able to close each one of them in succession.

    Mike Nelson showed me some nerve work that made a HUGE increase in my crushing strength. I will knock down my 3.5 before Christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam T Glass, RKC View Post
    I do not think anyone should be frustrated by the product of smart programming and work.

    I put up a video on my blog yesterday closing all my #3s (one from Brad, one from MitchSA, one from Dennis). It was the first day i have been able to close each one of them in succession.

    Mike Nelson showed me some nerve work that made a HUGE increase in my crushing strength. I will knock down my 3.5 before Christmas
    Sorry, I meant it in a good/joking way . Congrats on closing the #3s, and good luck on the 3.5!

    wv

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