The GripBoard Proudly Certifies:

 Sam Solomi


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.

 Sam mashes the GripBoard Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1

Name: Sam Solomi
Location: England
Age: 19
Height: 5ft 7"
Weight: 240lb
Date of Feat: 08-26-08
Witness: Steve Gardener
Videos (Windows Media): 

Link to Interview on Click Here
How Long Grip Training: 3 years
Current Grip Training Program: 
I focus mainly on grippers, and generally train these at least every other day.  I focus on multiple singles or attempts and use high volume.  I also pinch once a week using the euro pinch and throw in some thick bar work now and again. 
Other Training Info:
 I focus on the big movements like squats, deadlifts and presses.  Sticking to the basics -  as opposed to long winded routines - has always given me the best gains in size and strength. 

Sam Solomi, the 48th Man in the World to close a Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1. 



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