Rolling Thunder came in today!

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Diligent, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Diligent

    Diligent Blue Belt

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    I saw something about that Rolling Thunder when I was browsing the PR thread, and that looked a lot better than the shoddy thickbar dumbbell handles I made to train grip, so I went onto IronMind's site and bought the thick handle and the olympic plate loading pin with a carabiner. It was a bit expensive, I must say, but it is an awesome, heavy-duty peice of equipment. I recommend it for anyone who can afford it. I am psyched! :D
     
  2. how much did it cost?
     
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    Well, with the thick deadlift handle (2.4 inches wide), the olympic plate loading pin and the carabiner (you need all 3 of those, btw), it costs about 74 bucks. Then you got shipping, so I think mine came out to like 85 or 86 dollars.
     
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    I bought the RT and simply used a chain for the rest. It works great. Keep us posted on your RT numbers.
     
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    Oh, that's a good idea. I sure will try and post my progress on the RT #'s. Should I do that in the PR sticky-thing???

    What is considered 'strong' or 'good' on the RT (2.5'' thick) weight that you can hold onto with one hand????

    It still amazes me how great of a forearm and hand workout it is just to hold onto a thick, heavy piece of metal, y'know? No front wrist curls, behind-the-back wrist curls, etc. can even come close to thick bar stuff. It is soooo useful in grappling, too.
     
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    CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    God I am a dumbass, whoops
     
  8. Diligent

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    Who are you? I never said you were a dick...

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    rEmY Needs to eat more

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    wrong thread my stoned compadre.
     
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    wasptrash cynical swine

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    Of all the grip equipment that I've had, I'd say that I dislike the RT the most. It was fun to have contests with my friends, but otherwise I never saw much benefit from it. That's just me though...one of my buddies loved it so I sold it to him.
     
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    I have also brought it to the gym and used it for seated rows. I like it and think it develops great grip strength.
     
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    Duuude, that's a great idea! good call :D
     
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    Jerk! *shakes fist in a threatening manner while behind computer screen*

    :D
     
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    You're gonna have a lot of fun with the RT. There's a few things you can do with it like rows etc. I usually just use mine for heavy deadlifts and timed holds.
     
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    Yeah, man. I'm gonna trying it out today after wrestling practice...it's gonna be sweet! :D
     
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    Just be prepared for the after effects it will have on your hands. After the first time I used it, I had 'tard' hands for a couple of days!
     
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    LOL 'tard hands' haha.
     
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    Good call on buying a RT. You should definatly notice a difference in your grip strength while wrestling.
     
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    I know that this is kinda a naive question, but since I am a gnubee...what is considered 'good' or 'strong' on the Rolling Thunder holds???
     
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    To tell you the truth I think it would vary due to your bodyweight plus your overall lifting experience. It would be different for everyone. I think on Ironmind they might list some of the best weights for this lift but im unsure of it. By the way, nice sig. brother.
     

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