I wanted to warn everyone that posts are going to be rather infrequent over the next few months. Due to work committments it's going to be hard to find time to post new articles.
I managed to train with David, Alex and Elizabeth Horne this week and witness David and Alex's mammouth arm wrestling sessions! We did two workouts over a 3 plus hour period. First up was chest and tricep work playing around with the One DB Bench press and David's new Triton Bar. The One DB Bench Press is a really interesting change of pace and well worth trying if the regular bench press is getting stale in your routine. I managed a tough 65kg/143lbs whilst David easily blasted out 70kg or 154lbs.
After some lovely home cooked food from Elizabeth we resumed our efforts. Having not really trained grip properly for a year I was eager to do some light pinching and play with some other grip toys. I managed a rough not locked out (5" off the floor) 99.4kg Two Hands Pinch with the now standard Euro Pinch Grip apparatus. I was pleased with this, knowing that with 2-4 weeks of training I would be back to my best of 109kg.
With David's 'sliding ramp' technique I worked up to a few lifts with the York Blob and then picked up two 20kg plates comfortably. I guess this kind of hand strength doesn't just go away!
David worked up toan easy Level 13 on his Vulcan gripper which I failed at miserably. Level 12 was my best today.
The One Arm Curl against the wall was next. I worked up to 35kg/77lbs for 2 reps each arm and I believe David got 40kg/88lbs for one rep. Pretty impressive curling with a heavy dumbbell.
After this I witnessed David and Alex's arm wrestling sessions. David uses massive band tension which I struggled to pull over. Then Alex, who is an accomplished and super strong 17 year old arm wrestler, wrestles David over 6 bouts. The intensity was INSANE! Here's a picture...
David won 4 to 3 but they were close and tough battles!
We then went onto David's Lock 'n' Load invention. A partial range trainer for various positions on the arm wrestling table. We worked three positions and I can see the huge benefits for arm wrestlers with this machine set up. It would also be a cool way to train for a bigger bicep curl as well.
Finally,( yes we were still going), we did a combination of Orbi Grip and Lock 'n' Load. 50 Orbi's followed by 5 full range Lock 'n' Loads for 5 sets. SUPER PUMP!
Another brilliant day spent with friends just enjoying training, chatting and laughing our heads off. That's what it's all about!