The GripBoard Proudly Certifies:

 Matti Heiskanen


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.


 Matti mashes the GripBoard Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1

Name: Matti Heiskanen
Location: Finland
Age: 39
Height: 181cm
Weight: 92kg
Date of Feat: 08-25-07
Teemu Pohjola
Videos (Windows Media): 

Link to Interview on Coming Soon
How Long Grip Training: About 2 years
Current Grip Training Program: 
Gripper training 2-3 times a week. First day, heavy assistant negatives singles, second day; imtug and inverted hoseclamp closes for up and  last two fingers. Third day ; ccs closes. Also I love to pinch  everything weird objects, blockweights, 1H and 2H pinching, hublifting and one hand Leoko50kg´s holdings with extra weight.
Other Training Info:
 I have trained bodybuilding about 22 years, 4-5 times a week. Chinup is also my favorite movement to upper back. I competing about 1-2 times a year in Nationals chinup competitions.
First I want to thank my family for their support my training in the gym. Sometimes it takes a lot of time and they have gave me on big understanding about that. When I started to interest grip training, I met Kimmo Kokko, Finnish living legend what comes handstrength. Kimmo gave me big ideas, how to training can be comprehensive. Kimmo have done” Rautakoura” competitions more than 10 years. First time I touched the grippers was Kimmo´s Rautakoura competition in Finland. Thanks for that.   Also one of the best tips I have got from Gripboard, world largest archive, what comes handstrength and training. Especially thanks to all the Gripboard members, who have sent their achievements and training infos to the board.

Matti Heiskanen, the 42nd Man in the World to close a Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1. 



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