Christmas greetings to all our customers and friends. IronMind's Tools of the Trade™ feature gifts that promise strength and health, from its world-famous Captains of Crush grippers to our gorgeous ALight Training Center—and a lot of choices in between. Visit the IronMind e-store for stocking stuffers under $20; and the Digital Desk Tools Kit is perfect for that desk jockey who sits in front of a computer all day.

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If you're not sure what to select, an IronMind Gift Card is the ideal gift for that strength aficionado in your family. Need help with selections? Visit the IronMind channel on YouTube to choose and use the SUPER SQUATS Hip Belt, Headstrap Fit for Hercules, IronMind Lifting Straps, Expand-Your-Hand Bands, and IronMind grippers: Captains of Crush, IMTUG, and Zenith.

In this season of giving, please remember those in need and give generously of your resources and time. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

World reknowned, gold standard Captains of Crush® grippers are the quickest route to building superior grip strength and hand health.  If you compete or play seriously and don't train on Captains of Crush grippers, you are giving away points.

Captains of Crush® Grippers

World renowned, gold standard Captains of Crush® grippers are the quickest route to building superior grip strength and hand health.  If you compete or play seriously and don't train on Captains of Crush grippers, you are giving away points.

99.9% of people who train with grippers think they feel fine in both hands, but if you think your left hand has gotten short shrift, meet IronMind's Left-Turn grippers. Left-Turn grippers use what are called right-hand wind springs, the opposite of CoC grippers, and if that sounds confusing or backwards, the simple thing to remember is that if your trusty Captains of Crush (CoC) gripper doesn't feel quite the same in your left hand as in your right, grab an IronMind Left-Turn gripper and train with it exactly as you would with a CoC gripper.

Left-Turn Grippers: A New Twist on Grippers

99.9% of people who train with grippers think they feel fine in both hands, but if you think your left hand has gotten short shrift, meet IronMind's Left-Turn grippers.

 
ALight from IronMind is a revolutionary way to squat, dip and chin.  All aluminum, with no welds, nuts or bolts and portabilty on a par with a bag of golf clubs.  Beautifully crafted and marvelously efficient: the squat racks weigh less than 35 lb.  but the hose 35 kg with ease.  Change the tops (with the twist of your wrist) to dip or chin.

ALight: A New Way to Squat, Dip, Chin

ALight is all aluminum with no welds, nuts or bolts—featuring beautifully crafted parts and portability on a par with a bag of golf clubs.  These squat racks weigh less than 35 lb. but they hold 350 kg with ease.  Change the tops to dip and chin, too.

Hit the bull's eye on your gripper goals with the CoC® Silver Bullet: hang a small weight from the strap, slip the end of the CoC Silver Bullet in between the handles of your favorite Captains of Crush Gripper, and squeeze—if the gripper opens, the bullet drops and that's your score.  Perfect for training and competitions.  Solves "my hands are too big" and "my hands are too small," too.Want a no-compromise setup for chinning, dipping and squatting with a minimal footprint?

CoC® Silver Bullet

Hit the bull's eye on your gripper goals with the CoC Silver Bullet.  Perfect for training and competitions.  Solves "my hands are too big" and "my hands are too small," too.

 
New IronMind, the Zenith gripper: bold looks, a different feeling and a new way to train for strong and healthy hands.

Zenith: The Comfortable Crush

New IronMind, the Zenith gripper: bold looks, a different feeling and a new way to train for strong and healthy hands.

Want to add an X to your shirt size?  SUPER SQUATS by Randall J. Strossen explains where they came from and how to do 20-rep squats—the legendary bulk and power training routine.

SUPER SQUATS: How To Gain 30 Pounds of Muscle in 6 Weeks

Want to add an X to your shirt size?  SUPER SQUATS by Randall J. Strossen explains where they came from and how to do 20-rep squats—the legendary bulk and power training routine.

 
IronMind Vulcan Racks: IPF strong, CrossFit versatile and US Olympic Training Center proven, this is how you can squat, dip, chin and hit a wrist roller with one unit . . . anywhere.

Vulcan Racks III

IronMind Vulcan Racks: IPF strong, CrossFit versatile and US Olympic Training Center proven, this is how you can squat, dip, chin and hit a wrist roller with one unit . . . anywhere.

Want a no-compromise setup for chinning, dipping and squatting with a minimal footprint?  This is it: the core of your home gym, ready when you are are.

SDC Center: Squat, Dip, Chin

Want a no-compromise setup for chinning, dipping and squatting with a minimal footprint?  This is it: the core of your home gym, ready when you are are.

 
MILO: A Journal for Serious Strength Athletes, 22.3.  Weightlifting, strongman, stone lifting, grip, Highland Games, Olympics.  Training, people, photos.

MILO®: A Journal for Serious Strength Athletes

MILO: A Journal for Serious Strength Athletes.  Weightlifting, strongman, stone lifting, grip, Highland Games.  Training, people, photos.

IronMind lifting straps are the dominant choice by the world's top professional strongmen: If you are not using IronMind lifting straps, chances are that you are not lifting as much as you could be.

Strong-Enough Lifting Straps

IronMind lifting straps are the dominant choice by the world's top professional strongmen: If you are not using IronMind lifting straps, chances are that you are not lifting as much as you could be.

 
 

We encourage you to be wise consumers: donʼt buy what you donʼt need and take the time to do a little homework before you spend your hard-earned money on training equipment. Visit the IronMind online store, and let us know if you have any questions.

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The IronMind Forum is the meeting place where you can ask questions and share experiences with fellow strength athletes. Real names, quality posts, friendly group.
 

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Certification

In 1991, IronMind added luster to the world-class feats of grip strength by certifying people on the fearsome No. 3 Captains of Crush Gripper, and since then weʼve included the No. 3.5 and the No. 4 CoCs, as well as the Red Nail. Hereʼs how you certify on the Captains of Crush Grippers and hereʼs how you certify on the IronMind Red Nail. These lists—No. 3 CoC, No. 3.5 CoC, No. 4 CoC, and Red Nail Roster—are the most prestigious in the grip strength world.

 

 

Captainsofcrushgripppers.com

FAQs, gripper selection, training, myths, and milestones, the perfect place if grippers are “not just a crush, but an obsession” for you, visit captainsofcrushgrippers.

 

Strongandhealthyhands.com

Prevent, reduce or eliminate hand pains from the elbow to the fingertips by following some proven strategies built around the basic principles of safe, effective training: strongandhealthyhands.com.

 

 

All-About-It Resources

IronMind has been in the strength business for over 20 years, generating content at every step along the way, so if youʼre interested in grip strength, weightlifting, or strongman, find out just what books, DVDs and MILO articles we have to feed your interest and fuel your progress.

 

Monthly Training Articles

Get top-notch training advice from our experts John Brookfield on grip strength; Jim Schmitz on Olympic-style weightlifting; Brad Johnson on bodyweight training; and Steve Jeck, with nuggets of inspiration for whatever “stone” you might be trying to hoist. 

 

 

 

 

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