The GripBoard Proudly Certifies:
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.
Steve mashes the GripBoard Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1
Height: 6ft 3"
Date of Feat: 08-26-08
Witness: Sam Solomi
Videos (Windows Media):
Link to Interview on BB.com: Coming soon
How Long Grip Training: 8 years or so
Current Grip Training Program: Right now, 2 hand pinch, grippers, double over hand thick bar. This will change as competition time approaches.
Other Training Info: Leg pressed 630-kilos (close to 1400 lbs), bench about 400lbs, press 230lbs seated and so on.
Other Info: Own and operate supplement company (which helps), own a strongman gym (ditto) and train with some real freaks (including one who is at BSM ad WSM level which also helps). Oh and for my sins I'm about to become a granddad.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to Gripboard members for their support, my family for the same (always pleased when I do well in competition), David Horne and Nick McKinless for nagging me from time to time (I do listen now and again). Oh and a special thanks for this feat to Twig (GB member) for his fiscal help and Sam for his on the spot help (ditto for his help getting to the Euros).
Steve Gardener, the 49th Man in the
World to close a Mash Monster Gripper - Level 1.
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