IronMind Blockbuster Pinch Grip Block: Rules & World Records

No rafters handy for pinch-grip chins and maybe not even some smooth-sided plates for pinch gripping?

No problem—here's a way to build and test your pinch grip. It's perfect for maximum lifts and holds—for variety, try strolling with it—and even lateral raises.

The harder you squeeze, the stronger you'll get.

 

The IronMind Pinch Grip Block is available from the IronMind store, which has a complete selection of grip strength and hand health tools.

Please contact sales@ironmind.com if you have any questions.

IronMind Blockbuster Pinch Grip Block Men's World Record*

  Date Weight
Jacob Sahlaney April 9, 2016 45.4 kg (100.24 lb.)
Thomas Larsen January 16, 2016 39.3 kg (86.64 lb.)
Kody Burns February 15, 2015 36.2 kg (79.8 lb.)

 *The minimum increment for breaking a world record is 1 kg, effective January 1, 2015
Jacob Sahlaney broke the world record on each of his first three attempts [88.87 lb. (40.31 kg), 92.68 lb. (42.03 kg), 95.11 lb. (43.14 kg)], and again on his fourth attempt [100.24 lb. (45.4 kg)].

IronMind Blockbuster Pinch Grip Block Women's World Record**

  Date Weight
Elizabeth Horne September 11, 2016 27.9 kg (61.5 lb.)

**World standard must be exceeded by a minimum of 1 kg to establish the inagural world
record

IronMind Blockbuster Pinch Grip Block Contest Rules

1)  The IronMind Blockbuster Pinch Grip Block must be an authentic current-model IronMind Enterprises, Inc. Block; it cannot have been modified or tampered with in any way.

2)  Ordinary chalk (magnesium carbonate) may be used on the lifting hand, but nothing else is permitted (tacky, for example, is specifically disallowed).

3)  Weight is hung from the Block with an Olympic-sized loading pin that is clipped to the underside of the Block with a carabiner (generally, IronMind's loading pin and carabiner are used, although substitutions are allowed).

4)  The lifter grabs the Block in approximately its center and lifts with the Block remaining approximately parallel to the ground. A thumbless grip is not permitted..

5)  The lifter must stand up straight; once standing straight the lifter waits for a down signal from the referee before returning the weight to the ground.  Contact must be maintained by the lifter's hand and the Block until the weight is resting on the floor. The referee then indicates if the lift was accepted.

6)  In contest situations, we give the lifter 1 minute to complete the lift after his/her name is called; during that minute, there is no limit to how many times the lifter may try to complete the lift.

*The minimum increment for breaking a world record is 1 kg, effective January 1, 2015.

See also IronMind's grip contest rules for extra attempts.