[quote]Monster Wong wrote:
I’d say most people CAN’T close the 350 in their lifetime. Look at the people caertified for closing a CoC #4 which is 365 lbs. There are only FIVE CERTIFIED! Sorry to burst your bubble. Even if you have great genetics, it will probably still take several years of constant grip work at least.
just asking, if someone can deadlift 700lbs without straps, then i guess that person can have 350lbs gripping power each hand, so he should be able to close the HG350, is that possible?[/quote]
Grippers train crushing grip and they can also be used to train supporting grip. Crushing grip is the ability to close your hand and supporting grip is the ability to keep your hand closed, so CG is analagous to hand strength when SG is analagous to hand endurance. Powerlifters obviously develop both types of grip, but supporting grip to a much greater extent.
I don’t think that being able to DL 700 lbs strapless is equivalent to closing a 350lb gripper, especially since poundage ratings on grippers are more of an estimate than anything.
The high level grippers that nobody can close exist so that people with high level grip strength can use them to do negatives or static holds (ie: starting them off with two hands and finishing with one) to train supporting grip.
Edit: Fixed a grammar error.