John Brookfield's Grip Tips

IronMind® Enterprises Highlights Timeline

1988

 

  • launch monthly IronMind sports psychology column in IRONMAN magazine, will run continuously for over 12 years
1989

 

1990

 

1991

 

1992

 

1993

 

1994

 

  • MILO covers World MusclePower Championships in Scotland, sparking US interest in strongman competitions
  • introduce our Apollon’s Axle™ among other new products
1995

 

1996

 

1997

 

  • publish Steve Justa’s cult classic, "The Barrel Lift"
  • introduce the Hardy Handshake™
  • publish Of Stones and Strength by Steve Jeck and Peter Martin
1998

 

1999

 

2000

 

2001

 

2002

 

2003

 

2004

 

2005

 

2006

 

2007

 

 

2008

 

2009

 

2010

 

  • Offer MILO posters: Forearmed, No-No-No Squats and Gorilla
  • Introduce Blue Twos and Black and Fourth lifting straps
  • Introduce the Endless Loops
  • The COC Training Center, Captains of Crush shield and sets of CoC grippers, for teams and gyms
  • Publish the updated CoC owners guide: Captains Of Crush Grippers: What They Are and How to Close Them, Second Edition
  • new design for the Captains of Crush Grippers ID Card
  • improve Vulcan Racks II+ Squat racks
  • improve Tough-As-Nails Sandbags
2011

 

  • Offer Extraordinarily Effort poster, the fruits of hard work
  • Offer Its Tough Sledding, for pulling and dragging
  • Offer 10’ Strong Tow Strap
  • introduce the Captains of Crush Point Five gripper, transition from the CoC Trainer to the CoC No. 1
  • introduce Gold Challenge Nails, the ultimate in short steel bending
  • Offer the Tough-As-Nails Carryall Bag, for all your essentials, from laptops to shot gun shells.
  • Updated the You Decide Double-Dip Bars, with two hand positions
  • improved the Vulcan Racks III Squat Racks and Pillars of Power II + Spotter Racks
  • improved the Fabled Cables
  • improve Tough-As-Nails Sandbags
  • new look: Command Chinning Bar
2012

 

  • introduce CoC Silver Bullet and CoC Silver Bullet Disk, for strength, endurance, and power, perfect for training and competitions
  • design the Combo Caddy for all IronMind Grippers
  • introduce Zenith grippers, the revolutionary gripper for the 21st century
  • design the Alight Training Center, an all-aluminum portable beauty for squats, drips, chins
  • Improve the Expand-Your-Hand Bands
  • new design for the IronMind Gym Towel
  • MILO covers the 2012 Olympic Games in London
2013

 

  • Offer the Lu Xianjun snatch poster
  • Wide Vacuum Klean Kanteen
  • PT-Proven Cap
  • Improve Little Big Horn
2014

 

  • Offer the Ilin 233-kg Clean and Jerk poster: Olympic champion
  • Introduce the Pull-Ease Harness, a paned down harness with high-strength capacity
  • Offer the Tool & Travel Kit: Carry your grippers and nails; use as a travel kit
  • Publish 3 Grippers, 1 Goal: Training for Strong and Healthy Hands
  • Offer IronMind Gift Cards
  • Improve the Wriest-Relief Soft Weight, now with a strap
  • Revise The Crushed To-Dust Cube Booklet
2015

 

  • Offer MILO posters: Zlaten Vanev Grit, Harness Your Inner Viking and Story of the Sultan's Squeeze
  • Introduce Left-Turn grippers for those who think they’re left hands are getting short shift
  • Improve The Essential Fabled Cables