The GripBoard Proudly Certifies:

 Kris Hamilton


As Having closed a Mash Monster Elite Gripper (Level 1) with one hand under strict and uniformly ethical and authenticated conditions

The certification is granted by the GripBoard as an independent third party with no ethical or commercial conflict of interest. The Mash Monster Gripper was one of a limited number supplied by, rated and qualified by, and controlled by the Board. This momentous feat was demonstrated before a qualified witness and videotaped to assure it will be valid for historical posterity.


 Kris mashes the GripBoard Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1

Name: Kris Hamilton
Location: USA
Age: 28
Height: 6'
Weight: 215lbs
Date of Feat: 09-09-09
Witness: NA
Videos (Windows Media): 

How Long Grip Training: Since February 2009 (bought some HGs that we messed around with now and then at work a couple years ago but nothing Id consider training.
Current Grip Training Program:
 Im in the middle of an experimental Gripboard program RRBT right now.  That keeps me consistent and allows me to do some gripper work most every day.  Outside of that I tend to get lazy on the grip work. Occasional singles with heavier grippers, overcrushes, penny holds, and BFNs are the most common things I do.  I also do Double Overhand Deads and occasional plate pinching work.
Other Training Information: I do strength training 2-3 days a week.  Normally focusing on core exercises like deads, squats, and bench. 
 There are a lot of people to thank out there.  Mike Rinderle has been my partner in crime since we started training and keeps me motivated and pushes me to continue to get stronger.  Many people on the gripboard that I only know virtually have also helped me with a variety of suggestions, tips, video as well as motivation.  I will name a few that stick in my head: Paul Knight, John Eaton, Bobby Goodfellow, Frank Snyder, Bob Lipinski, Aaron Corcorran and Sam Solomi.  Id also like to acknowledge Bill Piche for making the Board happen and including me in his most recent grip experiment.  I have to believe that the new program we are doing helped put me over the edge.


 Kris Hamilton, the 60th Man in the World to close a Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1. 



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