mercredi 6 mars 2013

Mike Burke grip strength king




Mike Burke, 6'6", 335 pounds, blessed with huge hands, sets 3 World Records in Grip Strength contest.
For the entire story go to

Visegrip Viking Challenge Grip Contest



http://www.ironmind.com/ironmind/opencms/Articles/2013/Jan/Mike_Burke_Crushes_All_Comers_in_LA_FitExpo_Grip_Contest.html

http://www.thefitexpo.com/results/TFELA13_VisegripViking_results.pdf

http://vikingstrength.com/2012/04/29/usa-strongman-mike-burke-beating-the-pain-barrier/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Burke_(strongman)

http://americanstrongman.com/?portfolio-item=michael-burke


Some randon thoughts written on forum by diverse people:

"Considering Burkes back ground in the construction industry it's not supprising he has a great grip (try using a hammer for a few hour with littke rest) but even then this is some impressive stuff"

"Size doesn't quite equal strength, but the guys with the biggest forearms I seen were manual workers, construction, working on drills/jackhammers etc. Gripping, pulling, lifting relatively low loads for massive reps every single day. Not quite sure of a practical way to harness this to improve grip strength short of changing jobs though."

"Site workers do seem to have immense grips. A lot of the groundworkers I worked with had bone crushing hands."

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