David Horne's World of Grip
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Books written by David Horne

David Horne’s Iron Grip Course. Xeroxed booklets. David Horne : Stafford.
Issue 1. Two Hands Pinch Lift, Middle Fingers Deadlift, Workouts, Measurements. pp.12. 1993.
Issue 2. Leverage Wrist Lifts. pp.16. 1993.
Issue 3. One Hand Hand & Thigh, The Human Chain, Eskimo/Indian Stick Hold, One Hand Vertical Bar Lift, Hanging from a Vertical Bar, Workouts. pp.14. 1993.
Issue 4. Hand Grippers. pp.16. 1993.
Issue 5. The Lifting of Thick Handled Bars and Dumbells. pp.16. 1994.
Issue 6. Wrist Flexion & Extension. pp.14. 1994.
Issue 7. Forearms Withstanding Pressure, Press Ups/Handstands on Fingers, Thumbs, and Backs of Hands, Ligament & Tendon Strength, Updated records and tips for Issue 1-3. pp.16. 1994.
Issue 8.Nail/Bar Breaking and Bending. pp.16. 1994.
Issue 9. One Hand Pinch Lift, Hub Lifting, Skin, Hand, and Wrist care. pp.14. 1995.
Issue 10. Tearing Cards, Tearing Books, Issue 4 update (Hand Grippers). pp.14. 1995.
Issue 11. One Hand Deadlift, Two Barbells/Dumbells Lifts and Farmers Walk, Hercules Hold. pp.14. 1995.
Issue 12. Rectangular Fix/Reverse Curl, Hammer Curl, Zottman Curl, Supination/Pronation, Arm Wrestling Training. pp.14. 1996.
Issue 13. Finger Lifting, Finger Pulling, Finger Extensor Training, Finger Walking, Rim Lift. pp.14. 1996.
Issue 14. Grip Development Achieved through Manual work, Speed of Hands or Fingers, The Hand Strength of Apes and Monkeys, Power of the Mind, Places of Interest to Visit. pp.14. 1996.

A Physical Culture Bibliography. Up to and including 1955. pp.111. Pilliwinks Publications, Stafford, 1999.

Iron Grip Magazine. Editor with Talbot, Elizabeth. Vol 1 #1 - Vol 4 #3. Total of 15 magazines. Pilliwinks Publications, Stafford, Dec 2000-Feb 2005.

Strength Prov'd. Thomas Topham, Strongman of Islington. With Talbot, Elizabeth. pp.33. Pilliwinks Publications, Stafford, 2001.

Muscles & Medals - A History of Weights, Barbells and Dumbbells in the UK. pp.60. Pilliwinks Publications, Stafford, 2009.

Gripopaedia - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 1 (A). pp.21. Pilliwinks Publications, Stafford, November 2012.

Gripopaedia - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 2 (B). pp.61. Pilliwinks Publications, Stafford, December 2012.

Gripopaedia - David Horne's Grip Encyclopaedia Volume 3 (C and D). pp.54. Pilliwinks Publications, Stafford, January 2013.

DVDs by David Horne

The Iron Grip, Volume 1 - Pinch Lifting. With Nick McKinless. 2007.


 

Front cover picture of David Horne

From Hardgainer  magazine

Issue #51, Vol. 9 No.3 / Nov-Dec 1997. David Horne lifting 213k on a Right Hand Vertical Bar Lift.

 


 

Articles written by David Horne

From Milo magazine

Vol. 2 No.2 / July 1994. World Grip Champ Challenge by David Horne & David Gentle.
Vol. 3 No.1 / April 1995. The 5th British Grip Championships by David Horne.
The Lives and Times of the Kentish Samsons: Richard and William Joy by David Horne.
Vol. 3 No.3 / October 1995. 1995 Gripathon results by David Horne.
Vol. 4 No.2 / July 1996. 1996 British Grip Championships results by David Horne.
Vol. 9 No.1 / June 2001.
Nick McKinless (gripper certification) by David Horne.

From Hardgainer  magazine

Issue #33, Vol. 6 No.3 / Nov-Dec 1994. Build an Iron Grip by David Horne.
Issue #37, Vol. 7 No.1 / July-Aug 1995. Extending Your Iron Grip by David Horne.
Issue #47, Vol. 8 No.5 / Mar-Apr 1997. The Sword in the Stone by David Horne.
Issue #49, Vol. 9 No.1 / Jul-Aug 1997. Nail Bending, Breaking & Sculpting by David Horne.
Issue 57, Vol. 10 No.3 / Nov-Dec 1998. A Celebration of Two Female Weightlifters by David Horne.

From Health & Strength magazine

Vol. 123, Issue 1 / January 1997. Links to the Past by David Horne.
Vol. 135, No. 4 / October 2009. Arm Wrestling World Challenge by David Horne.

From Iron Master magazine

Number 24 / December 1997. Links to the Past by David Horne.
Number 25 / April 1998. Links to the Past by David Horne.
Number 26 / September 1998. Links to the Past by David Horne.
Number 27 / May 1999. Links to the Past by David Horne.

From Iron Grip magazine

Vol. 1, No. 1 / December 2000
The History and Future of the British Grip Championships Part One - by David Horne
An Interview with Bob Howe by David Horne
The Thomas Inch Middleweight Dumbbell - by David Horne
‘The Man with the Iron Grip’ Part One-Martin Breedis - by David Horne
The Table Top Wrist Curl - by David Horne
How I Trained to Lift the Dinnie Steens - by David Horne

Vol. 1, No. 2 / March 2001
The History and Future of the British Grip Championships Part Two – by David Horne
‘The Man with the Iron Grip’ Part Two – William Fonderway – by David Horne
The One Hand Lift – by David Horne
Books, Booklets and Courses relating to Grip and Forearm Strength and Development – compiled by David Horne
It’s back! The British Iron Grip Championships – by David Horne
My Top 30 Grip Athletes – by David Horne

Vol. 1, No. 3 / June 2001
The Thomas Inch Gripper – by David Horne
Books, Booklets and Courses relating to Grip and Forearm Strength and Development, Part II – compiled by David Horne

Vol. 1, No. 4 / September 2001
‘The Man with the Iron Grip’ Part III – Charles Vansittart – by David Horne
An Interview with Ronnie Tait – by David Horne
Armwrestling Tips: Posting – by David Horne

Vol. 2, No. 1 / January 2002
Peter B. Cortese – by David Horne
The Bearhug Deadlift – by David Horne
An Interview with Robert Baraban – conducted by David Horne
Gripping in a Commercial Gym – by David Horne
Ligament and Tendon Strength – Skin, Hand and Wrist Care – by David Horne

Vol. 2, No. 2 / April 2002
An Interview with Richard Sorin -- conducted by David Horne
The Adjustable Chinning Bar -- by David Horne

Vol. 2, No. 3 / July 2002
The History of the Régnier Dynamometer by David Horne and Elizabeth Talbot
Using the grippers in an inverted style by David Horne
How can I improve my pinch gripping ability? by David Horne

Vol. 2, No. 4 / October 2002
An Interview with Warren Tetting conducted by David Horne
Pinch Lift Predictions and Progress -- by David Horne
The Pinch Box -- by David Horne

Vol. 3, No.1 / January 2003
Strongmen on Film by David Horne
An Interview with Chris James conducted by David Horne
Oranges and Apples by David Horne
The Human Chain by David Horne

Vol. 3, No.2 / April 2003
Peter Robert Horne by David Horne
Hermann Goerner in Britain by Elizabeth Talbot and David Horne
Tearing Cards by David Horne
Thick Handled Rowing by David Horne

Vol. 3, No. 3 / July 2003
Apollon in Britain by Elizabeth Talbot and David Horne
An Interview with Wade Gillingham conducted by David Horne
Improve your Base Strength With High Volume Training by David Horne
Tyre Pinching by David Horne

Vol. 3, No. 4 / October 2003
An Interview with Steve McGranahan conducted by David Horne
Pinch Lift Positioning by David Horne
Believe It! by David Horne
Bending and Testing Bars by David Horne
David Horne’s Gripper Collection by David Horne

Vol. 4, No. 1 / January 2004
Where are these items now? Part 1 by David Horne
Let Fly! by David Horne
Training for an All-Round Grip Contest by David Horne
David Horne’s Gripper Collection Part 2 by David Horne

Vol. 4, No. 2 / April 2004
Where are these items now? Part 2 by David Horne
An Interview with Dennis Rogers conducted by Pat Povilaitis and David Horne
David Horne’s Gripper Collection Part 3 by David Horne

Vol. 4, No. 3 / February 2005 Last issue
Interview with Elizabeth Talbot by David Horne
David Horne’s Gripper Collection – Part Four by David Horne
David Horne’s Bar and Nail Collection by David Horne

 


 

Articles concerning David Horne

From The Staffordshire Bugle Newspaper

October 1993. More About the Stafford Strongman - David Horne [Full page article with photos, and photo on cover]

From Bodypower magazine

Vol. 13, No.7 / 1994. In the Iron Grip of David Horne by David Gentle.

From Hardgainer  magazine

Issue #35, Vol. 6 No.5 / Mar-Apr 1995. Photo of David Horne demonstrating a One Hand Pinch Lift.

From Bodybuilding Monthly magazine

Vol. 19, Issue 20 / 1995. 3 photos and a page of text in ‘A Miscellany of Muscle Power’ by David Gentle.

From Health & Strength magazine

Vol. 123, Issue 1 / January 1997. Letter and photos of David Horne.

From Milo magazine

Vol. 2 No.2 / July 1994. Small wrist curl photo and mention of red bar in Iron Filings section.
Vol. 2 No.3 / October 1994. Info on next grip contest in Iron Filings section.
Vol. 2 No.4 / January 1995. Info on next grip contest in Iron Filings section.
Vol. 6 No.2 / September 1998. Lads Go A’Lifting by David Webster [Trip to Scotland to lift Dinnie Stones, etc].
Stone Lifting in Scotland by Lee Morrison [Trip to Scotland to lift Dinnie Stones, etc].
Vol. 7 No.2 / September 1999. High Noon at Hartley: The Blue Stone of Strength by David Webster [Trip to the North East to lift the Blue Stone of Old Hartley, etc].
Vol. 9 No.1 / June 2001. Letters and photos of Elizabeth Talbot [nee Horne] and David Horne gripper certification at the OHF dinner.

From Iron Game History magazine

Vol. 7, Numbers 2 & 3 / July 2002. A Review of ‘A Physical Culture Bibliography’ by David Horne.
Vol. 8, Number 2 / October 2003. Letter from David Horne.

From B & K Sports magazine (Swedish)

No.11 / 2002. No Disco by Arne Persson [2002 British Grip Champs and my collection. Many photos and text].

From The Independent on Sunday Newspaper (Sports Week section)

16 November 2003. Get a grip, dumbbell. And then work up to the big muscles by Andy Darling [Mentions me a few times in 2/3 page article].

From Men’s Health magazine

August 2004. Get a Grip by Andy Darling [Mentions me a few times].

From Musclemag International magazine

November, 2004. The 13th Annual OHF Hall of Fame Awards by David Gentle [Photo of Elizabeth and I].

From Iron Grip magazine

Vol. 4, No. 3 / February 2005 Last issue. Interview with David Horne by Elizabeth Talbot.

From The Express & Star Newspaper

November 24, 2005. Article about me and my collection with a photo.

From Strong! magazine

Vol. 1, Issue 4/ January 2007. Mentioned in interview with Pat Povilaitis.

From Le monde du muscle et du fitness magazine (French)

No. 287 May 2008. Pictured pinch lifting. Text in french.

From Men’s Health magazine

November 2010. In your Grasp. [Done from a phone call].

From Kif magazine (Polish)

Nr 12 2010. Ukryta Moc. Mentioned in article about grip strength.

From Men’s Fitness magazine

June 2011. Get a Grip by Joel Snape. [6 page article on grip, Britain's Strongest Hands contest, and my equipment]


 

Mentioned in books

Dinosaur Training by Brooks D. Kubik. Pub. 1996. p.189. Name mentioned.

Donald Dinnie: The First Sporting Superstar by David Webster & Gordon Dinnie. Pub. 1999. p.152. Re. Lifting the Dinnie Stones.

Captains of Crush Grippers: What They Are and How to Close Them by Randall J. Strossen, J.B. Kinney & Nathan Holle. Pub. 2003. p.30. Name mentioned as grip historian.

Strong, Stronger, Strongest. A Strength Encyclopedia by Dale Harder. Pub. 2004. p.128-129. Biography.

 


 

I'm also featured in many local newspapers since 1987, these are not listed.