Rachel and Jason Wood graciously invited me and my daughters to the 7th Annual International King Kong Grip Competition they are hosting at West Metro Crossfit.
I have never trained grip, much less participated in a competition, but I am very excited to try out the four implements and set a baseline score.
Four 1-minute periods are allowed to attempt the following:
- One-Hand Flask Pinch (Barrel Strength Systems)
- 2.5" Crusher (FBBC)
- Shallow DubHub (Barrel Strength Systems)
- Little Big Horn (IronMind)
One-Hand Flask Pinch (Barrel Strength Systems)
2.5" Crusher (FBBC)
Shallow DubHub (Barrel Strength Systems)
Little Big Horn (IronMind)
There are rules for handling the implements as well as standard competition rules. For example, each attempt must be heavier than the last. My plan is to start light on each implement, take a small jump, and then 2 attempts at a big jump.
The girls and I had a blast. While results are being tallied, the organizers asked participants not to post results or video to any social media platforms. Suffice it to say, I was very impressed with my fellow competitors. I was also surprised at the tipping point between a successful and unsuccessful lift. It reminded me of an overhead press. Small jumps.
I think I could have done better determining my opening and subsequent attempts. I am actually considering entering a powerlifting competition or strongman, just to see what I am capable of.
Sanjiv Gupta (217/244 overall) 844.5-219-194-240-191.5
Sanjiv Gupta (93kg - 32/33) 118-32-27-33-26
Sanjiv Gupta - One Hand Flask (23.28kg, best 57.74kg)
Sanjiv Gupta - 2.5" Crusher (48.11kg, best 117.75kg WR)
Sanjiv Gupta - Shallow Dub Hub (10.33kg, best 35.25kg WR)
Sanjiv Gupta - Little Big Horn (52.18kg, best 115.75kg WR)
Nisha Gupta (8-10 girls) 3/3 (3-3-3-2)
Diya Gupta (11-13 girls) 5/5 (5-5-5-4)
One Hand Flask - implement + 17.5, 20, 21, 21.5 kg (4/4)
2.5" Crusher - implement + 37.5, 40, 42,
43 kg (3/4)
Shallow Dub Hub - implement + 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9 kg (4/4)
Little Big Horn - implement + 35, 37.5, 42.5, 47.5 kg (4/4)