Sunday, May 19, 2013
I just recently purchased a Sorinex War Hammer from Sorinex.com to include in my strength and conditioning training and this War Hammer fits the bill perfectly!!!
This is a BEAST of a Hammer!
The powder coating allows for a great gripping surface!
The biggest advantage to the War Hammer over conventional sledge hammers is the round globe doesn't
torque with your hits as often times with a conventional sledge. This gives one a peace of mind that they
won't tweak or injure their wrists when swinging the War Hammer!
The next advantage is it's loadable! One can use various media for fill material such as lead shot, steel media,
Before one can complain about the price one must consider ALL the advantages and the fact that you'll never
need another Hammer. You can have numerous Hammers in one with its loadable feature!
This weekend I used the War Hammer on a half tractor tire and did some sled training as an added benefit to my
overall conditioning training! I have a video coming SOON that will have you wanting to go outside and train like a Mad Man! Guaranteed! Wait and see!
BEST Hammer I've ever owned to date and I don't see ever purchasing another Hammer in my lifetime!
Before closing the dimensions are 37" in length. Weighs 12 lbs. empty. The loadable globe is 8" in diameter
and the handle diameter tapers from 1.5" to 2". I've posted several pics for your viewing pleasure and 2 of the pics are for comparison purposes with conventional sledge hammer handle lengths and hammer heads. Pictured from left to right is a #12, #16, SWH, and a #20 sledge hammer.
Hope you enjoyed and benefited from this written review!!!
Thanks for taking a look at this AWESOME training tool!!!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Wanted to show a few pics of a recent find of mine which is a pair of Sandow Spring Grip Dumbbells!
I purchased this pair from a lady in France and I must say I am super excited that I finally came across
a decent pair that are intact and as a bonus they are the Gentleman's version with 7 springs with a weight
of nearly 3 lbs. each.
I will have more to say about these DB's as I continue to research these and other similar DB's. I made a few
contacts with whom I consider experts to help me identify the pair I have. From what I gather these are circa 1910 and offered the most spring resistance and the heaviest weight.
I will have more to share as I gather more information!
Thanks for your visit!!!
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GRIP!!!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
I wanted to do a blog post today in recognition of a recent gripper donation to
my Grip Museum.
The donation came from Steve Pekarskiy at gripempire.com You can also visit his e-bay store that's also listed on his website. Steve has some very high quality grip training tools from
RB hand grippers to various block weights and MORE...
The donation arose out of a purchase I made for a red, RB 160 pictured below. When purchasing this gripper
I noticed he also had a black RB with skull & cross bones that is very collectible in hand grippers. I asked
Steve if he'd consider donating the gripper to my museum to represent yet another gripper in my collection
to preserve hand gripper history from the past, present, and future. He agreed and this beautiful gripper is
pictured below along with the red, RB 160 I purchased from his e-bay store.
Please visit Steve at gripempire.com and check out his Grip Tools!
A HUGE Thank You to Steve for his donation to my Grip Museum and for helping preserve hand gripper history through my collection!!!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Here's a few pics of a recent gripper purchase I made from a lady in California.
This pair of Sears & Roebuck hand grippers are from 1986 and they were in the original box
with the original instructions inside.
As a collector all types and brands of hand grippers are significant in some way or another.
One of the main purposes of my collection is to try and have a visual display of hand grippers
that will show not only the history of hand grips but also how they have evolved over the years.
The earliest reference I've seen for a torsion spring hand gripper is the late 1920's from several
early vintage muscle magazines such as Physical Culture and Strength.
I plan on doing blog posts on some other gripper finds I've cAme across over the years and share
the images with my followers and anyone who happens to stop by a for a visit to my blog!
Hope you enjoyed this short article and pics!!!
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GRIP!!!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Wanted to do a blog post on 2 very significant gripper donations from 2 very generous individuals.
Richard Sorin, long time friend, collector, Grip Legend and owner and founder of Sorinex.com donated a rare Ed Jubinville gripper to my Grip Museum several weeks ago and it is pictured here just as I received it in the mail. Ed Jubinville started making grippers I believe in the 70's and his signature characteristic was he welded the handles to the spring. The gripper had solid steel handles with no knurling. The wire diameter is .283" and the strength difficulty is around that of an easy COC #3. The springs on these grippers were known to break during use so one had to be cautious when using these grippers. I bought my very first Jubinville gripper back in the late 80's and several years later it snapped and I threw the gripper away. Little did I know that one day I would become one of the largest hand gripper collectors in the world. By the way, Ed Jubinville was deeply involved in old time physical culture and was very involved in the arm wrestling scenes when Bob O'Leary headed the American Arm Wrestling Association, AAA.
The other donation was from Adam Moyers who is a grip enthusiast, collector and long time Grip Board member. Adam donated a single stamp #3 to my collection also pictured here. He had the gripper rated by Matt Cannon of Cannon PowerWorks and it rated at 142 lbs. I rated the gripper again myself 3 different times and came up with 145 lbs.
I would like to publicly THANK Richard and Adam from the bottom of my heart for donating these grippers to my museum!!! In today's world it's becoming rather rare to find people so generous and willing to contribute to others for a good cause. That cause being that I'm preserving the history of all types and brands of hand grippers for the future generations to come. My collection will not be sold and any gripper donated will stay as part of the collection to never be sold or traded. Those that donate any type of hand gripper will be recognized here on my Blog and often times mentioned in a video on my You Tube channel.
Hope you ENJOY this article and the pictures!!! If you have a hand gripper of any brand or type that you would like to donated to my Grip Museum please feel free to contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make arrangements for you to send me the gripper(s)!
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GRIP!!!
Saturday, March 30, 2013
I'm proud to announce the 1st Annual Texas Strongest Grip Challenge!!!
Hosted by: Joe Musselwhite
Proudly Sponsored by: Sorinex.com
Where: My place with address TBA
When: October 5th, 2013
Time: Contest starts @10:00 am
Prizes: 1st - 5th
Events: Baseline Hand Grip Dynomometer, Saxon Bar Dead Lift, Sorinex Hub, Sorinex Hand Grenades
with size TBA later ( 3" or 4"), Sorinex Revolving Handle (2" dia.) DL Holds for time. MORE details as planning
evolves! There will be 3 attempts at ALL events!
Entry Fee: $25.00 per person
Weight Classes: NONE
Food and beverages will be provided for contestants!
ABSOLUTELY No Alcohol during contest from contestants!
Guaranteed to be unique and different and an absolute BLAST!!!
I'm going to try and plan a mini 1 hour training tips seminar either before or after the contest
given freely by myself. The focus will be on creating structure in your grip training programs!
MORE details when available!!!
Start training NOW for this one of a kind Grip Contest that will go down in the books as one of the BEST Grip Contests ever held!!!