Kim Eklund Breaks American Record on the IronMind Hub

Kim Eklund officially pulled 49.2 lb. on the IronMind Hub, to break the American record of “the great Amy Wattles.” IronMind® | Courtesy of Kim Eklund Kim Eklund officially pulled 49.2 lb. on the IronMind Hub, to break the American record of “the great Amy Wattles.” IronMind® | Courtesy of Kim Eklund

Kim Eklund makes no bones about how she feels referring to “the great Amy Wattles,” but guess who’s the new American record holder on the IronMind Hub?

The IronMind Hub was introduced in 1989 as a tribute to one of the most classic tests of pinch grip strength—it created a way to standardize lifting an old-style York 45-lb. plate by its hub—and since then has been in the hands of those with the deadliest digits world wide.

Competing at grip competition run by Chad Clark at the 2017 Europa in Charlotte, North Carolina, Kim Eklund hauled up 49.2 lb. on the IronMind Hub, making her the new owner of the American women’s record.


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