IronMind developed the CoC Silver Bullet Hold as both a training tool and as an event for grip strength contests: visually appealing, intuitively obvious, and equally well suited whether you think your hands are too big, too small or just the right size for grippers, the CoC Silver Bullet Hold has already been used with great success worldwide, but until now, world records were the province of men only.
With Jaana Tanner cheering her on, Yvonne Häkkinen hit a very impressive 18.00 seconds on the CoC Silver Bullet Hold using a Captains of Crush No. 2 gripper at last weekend’s IronMind Grip Class Semi-Finals (held at the Finnish Fitness Expo). IronMind® | Photo by Piia Aaltokoski, courtesy of United Strongmen®.
No longer, though because IronMind would like to welcome women to this event as well, with the rules being identical to those followed by men—except that a Captains of Crush No. 2 gripper must be used, rather than a Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper.
Here is a link to the CoC Silver Bullet rules, and for all athletes who would like to take a shot at the official world record in the Silver Bullet, please remember:
• only attempts in bona fide contests that have been pre-approved by IronMind are eligible
• all potential world record attempts will be reviewed by IronMind prior to them being accepted
• so be certain to provide video and photographs demonstrating that the attempt was done according to the rules
Just as with men's world record attempts, IronMind will supply a new Captains of Crush gripper directly to the contest organizer for women's world record attempts, so be sure to allow enough time for shipping if you are holding a contest that qualifies for an authentic world record attempt.
Ladies . . . start your engines!
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