Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 245 – Feats of Strength (Grip Strength) [with the insanely strong ‘Napalm‘ Jedd Johnson, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] – much appreciated. If you haven’t seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here’s the entire video.
It was a fantastic conversation. Josh and Jedd discussed Jedd’s fitness background (and how he first got into grip strength), the origin of the name ‘Napalm‘, strongman competitions and the need for grip strength, injuries, ‘The Claw‘, origin of ‘The Grip Authority‘, bending horseshoes, working with Bud Jeffries, how grip requirements vary between sports, loaded bat training for baseball, relationship between hand strength and elbow injuries, grip strength as an indicator of overall strength, grip strength in the workplace, grip strength sports, tearing cards, how grip strength helps strongman, body weight vs weight lifted, weight classes in grip sports, advice for grip strength beginners, ‘Diesel Power‘ equipment; and a whole lot more. If you’re ready to Get Serious About Your Grip Strength, make sure you watch this one.
There were several great resources noted during the discussion – all of which are well worth checking out. In particular :
- ‘The Grip Authority‘ (incredible site)
- The ‘Hammering Horseshoes‘ DVD
- ‘The Art of Scrolling Steel‘
- ‘Ultimate Forearm Training for Baseball‘
As well as Jedd‘s own site (superb resource):
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