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08-11-2010, 03:11 PM
I have been doing grip work for about 1.5 years now. Still a newbie, but I am loving it. With COC grippers I have a good idea what strong is, but not so with Titan's Telegraph.
What can the strong guys do on this? There are several ways to use the machine. I most interested in the numbers for thumb on top, thumb tip pushing instead of first knuckle.
08-11-2010, 03:51 PM
I'm not sure what strong is on it either but I was able to do explosive singles on mine with 25#. Thats 1 hand, thumb on top, walk up and pinch the bejebus out of it. I sold it awhile back though as it wasn't getting used.
08-11-2010, 07:33 PM
i do singles thumb on top with 20 ibs but started with 5 ibs also i do reps with 15 ibs the goal is 30 as of right now. After reading the catalog description about the skin peeling off the thumb I know that my full potential is not realized yet and I have been doing this for about 6 months
08-12-2010, 02:26 AM
Like anything you will want to work progressively, but I think it's an exercise where you want to focus on quality, not maximal weight. It's easy to cheat by leaning on it a bit.
08-12-2010, 06:03 AM
Good question, since there is not much info about it available.
Since I'm using my TTK weekly again in training, I was wondering the same a couple of weeks ago, used the search function on the gripboard and found my own thread again that was about 5 years old...
I think that most grip trainees have a TTK, but it is not used regulary by most of them. Not sure why.
I feel, that some exercises with it can be really benfical. I'm using it for training the so called "flat finger pressure", which is needed in armwrestling. I'm doing strict full range sets of 10 with about 11kg two hands now, going heavie slowlyr. While doing these, I'm standing over the TTK and use a "double overhand" kind of grip on it, while lifting it up about two inches.
08-12-2010, 02:16 PM
I am careful to not use body leverage. I put the machine on the floor and sit in front of it with the machine between my legs. My forearm is about 30 degrees angle to the ground. I can do reps of 10-15 with 9.5 pounds if I am pretty fresh. Late in a workout I might use 7.5 pounds. I bought a set of fractional weights specifically for this machine. I found 2.5 pound jumps to be too hard.
I will test my max today when I get back to my studio.
Thanks everyone for the replies.
08-12-2010, 05:28 PM
I sit in the chair with the TTk on the kitchen table my wife loves it anyway what I was going to say is that on Thursday I train my thumbs only using a random array of equipment but always the TTK and never more than 10 reps
08-12-2010, 09:40 PM
I didn't feel all that strong today. With 9 lbs I got 10 reps. I could only do 11.25 pounds as a max.
09-06-2010, 09:58 AM
I just watched John Wood interview Joe Kinney. In there they talked about the titan's telegraph. Joe Kinney did negatives with 110 lbs on his homemade version. John Wood said that would equate to about 60 or 70 lbs on the Ironmind one.
I am feeling very weak now.
10-02-2010, 08:02 PM
I don't think its measurable as it's way to easy to press instead of pinch, but I think it's an awesome training tool.
I've had my TTK for probably 8-9 years and never really used it until the last 8 months or so. I'm beating myself up for not using it before. When I get sore from training something, I know I'm getting good work in ... and I get sore as hell in my thumb pads and in my palms when I train on the TTK. I think my pinch numbers are going to go way up as a result.
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