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#600 Re: Legendary feats of strength
April 28, 2019, 08:58:42 am
Ok, I've started the trials...
My BM sits over a doorframe and doesn't allow much room for body positioning so I had to separate the two tasks: the muscular part and the finger strength part.
Yesterday I had a quick play at the first part, at the end of a quite serious boxing, farmer's walk and deadlifting session. Not smart, I know.
Anyway I played it very carefully and taking 10 kg off I could easily complete the task: 5" x hang, 90 lock off, full lock off, 90, hang.
Body positioning was a bit of an issue due to pulley system and boxing bag.
Today I'll probably try the BM part, still don't know how to solve the lack of room problem.
I love this sh*t.

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#601 Re: Legendary feats of strength
April 28, 2019, 11:04:53 am
From team Japan's coach: a 44 second one-arm hang  on the BM2k centre edge. Good enough for a "not bad" from Megos, at least

I don't have access to a beastmaker, but is that hard? If you are allowed to drag?

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#602 Re: Legendary feats of strength
April 28, 2019, 11:39:12 am
From team Japan's coach: a 44 second one-arm hang  on the BM2k centre edge. Good enough for a "not bad" from Megos, at least

I don't have access to a beastmaker, but is that hard? If you are allowed to drag?

Vadim Timonov posted a vid of him hanging for 35 seconds (maybe more chisel than open hand? not sure how much difference that makes?) so going longer than that seemed impressive to me

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#603 Re: Legendary feats of strength
April 28, 2019, 12:46:58 pm
that's good context. I just remember that it was fairly easy to hang, even for me if allowed to drag or chisel.

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#604 Re: Legendary feats of strength
April 28, 2019, 01:47:04 pm
I don't have access to a beastmaker, but is that hard? If you are allowed to drag?

As fb edges go it's pretty good, something like 22 or 23mm with a fairly small radius. Still, 44 seconds is a long time for a one arm hang, lots of shoulder stability required while (obviously) pulling pretty hard.

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#605 Re: Legendary feats of strength
April 29, 2019, 06:22:18 pm
Just did the Japanese test on a 14 mm flat edge.
Quite doable but not a gimmie really.
BM edges are maybe 1 mm smaller with bigger radius, so even harder. Doing it with that level of body control means the edge feels like a bleedin' bivy ledge.


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#606 Re: Legendary feats of strength
April 30, 2019, 12:51:51 am
Jongwon Chon is South Korean

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#607 Re: Legendary feats of strength
April 30, 2019, 08:42:40 am
 :lol:
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#608 Re: Legendary feats of strength
April 30, 2019, 04:00:14 pm
My GF sent me this, https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/bj2935/holy_mother_of_arm_strength_and_control/
not a climbing strength but I wonder how many times he ended up on his face to achieve this

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#609 Re: Legendary feats of strength
May 15, 2019, 03:00:21 pm
I found this pretty legendary...
Breaking a baseball bat just by stopping the swing ranks quite high as a power display in my opinion.

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#610 Re: Legendary feats of strength
May 15, 2019, 07:08:04 pm
that tangent reminds me of another tangent; somehow youtube algorithm thought i was interested in "fingers of steel"
 
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#611 Re: Legendary feats of strength
May 18, 2019, 01:07:17 am
 :o

I'm never going to complain about not being able to get my fingers into slots at The Tor again!

Seriously, there's a lot to think about there. People like Steve Mac have come back from pretty serious finger injuries. I get paranoid about problems with mine, maybe unnecessarily?

Thanks for posting Finbarrr  :icon_321:  ;D