Actually I posted because my grandfather taught me this test years ago (he was a masseuse that enjoyed lifting weights and arm wrestling friends) and he said his large cousin could squeeze a "certain" high amount on a scale, and I want to see how common (or uncommon) that figure is by getting data from you brutes.
You should post this on gripboard, they have some pretty amazing hand strength over there. Not that t nation members don't have above normal hand strength, but we would be better suited for squatting a couch or something ;p.
I'd like to see video of you doing this sounds interesting-Kind of weird trying to visualize it- Idk I guess I just like 'seeing' things to help me understand it better. I have an idea of what it should look like though.
Nothing wrong with 45 lbs. There are many things that make a man a loser. Lack of grip strength is not one of them.
Thanks, shizen. Didn't know about that board. I just figured I'd throw the topic out here and see if anyone was interested. Couldn't hurt, right? Hah!
You probably have the right idea. Just pick it up and squeeze it with both hands to get the numbers moving. The only wrong variation I could think of was if someone put one hand entirely on the top and the other entirely on the bottom and then did like a pec squeeze, like Superman squeezing coal into a diamond.
COOL! I just ran to my bathroom to sqeeze my scale. I got just over 120 lbs. the first try, and then I couldn't do better than 100 on subsequent attempts. I want to warm up properly and see if I can do better tomorrow.
How much can you do with one hand? I got 40 lbs. one handed.