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Grip Feats List

Updated 14 Jan 2019
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Inch Dumbbell

THUMBLESS GRIP 78K INCH DUMBBELL DEADLIFTS
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Magnus Samuelsson (Sweden) – Jan 2001 – Atlanta, USA [Sorinex DB]
David Horne (GB) – 19 Nov 2002 – Stafford, England [Holle DB]
Marcel Pelletier (USA?) – 2004 – New Haven, CT, USA [Sorinex DB]
Steve Gardener (England) – 16 Aug 2008 – Haltern am See, Germany [Holle DB]
Devon Larratt (Canada) – 20 Nov 2010 – Kingston, Ontario, Canada [Adamski DB]
Brian Tamblyn (Canada) – 20 Nov 2010 – Kingston, Ontario, Canada [Adamski DB]
Shea Dickie (Canada) – 20 Nov 2010 – Kingston, Ontario, Canada [Adamski DB]
Ron Bath (USA) – 13 Dec 2014 – Dalton, GA, USA [Sorinex DB]
Florian Kellersman (Germany) – 14 May 2016 – Bochum, Germany [Holle DB]
Marco Buhl (Germany) – Dec 2016 – Bochum, Germany [Holle DB]
Storm Chellino (USA) – 3 Jan 2017 – Scranton, PA, USA [Sahlaney Iron DB]
Andrew Durniat (USA) – 22 Mar 2017 – Wooster, OH, USA [Adamski DB]
Jesse Pynnonen (Finland) – 31 Mar 2017 – Heinola, Finland [Gladiator DB]
Tomi Tuomi (Finland) – 5 Apr 2017 – Heinola, Finland [Gladiator DB]
Eirik Bruun Ingebretsen (Norway) – 5 June 2017 – Norway [Slaters Hardware DB]
Ivan Beritashvili (Russia) – 31 Mar 2018 – Russia [BruttoBells DB, Ekaterinburg, Russia]
Thomas Larsen (Norway) – 30 June 2018 – Arendal, Norway [Slaters Hardware DB]
Jedd Johnson (USA) – 15 Dec 2018 – Wyalusing, PA, USA [Sorinex DB]

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THUMBLESS GRIP TWO X 78K INCH DUMBBELL DEADLIFTS
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David Horne (GB) – 22 Dec 2002 – Stafford, England [2 x Holle DBs] - Halfway Deadlift
Storm Chellino (USA) – 15 Dec 2018 – Wyalusing, PA, USA [Sahlaney Iron & Sorinex DBs] - Halfway Deadlift

 

Loose Plate Pinch Lifting

ONE HAND PINCH LIFT 2 X 20K OR 45LB PLATES (SMOOTH SIDES OUT) WITH TWO FINGERS AND A THUMB
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Juha Harju (Finland) – 28 Nov 2012 – Finland [Duke 20k plates] video
David Horne (GB) – 6 Aug 2017 – Gripathon #4 - Stafford, England [York 20k plates] video

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ONE HAND PINCH LIFT 2 X 20K OR 45LB PLATES (SMOOTH SIDES OUT) - WOMEN
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Elizabeth Horne (England) – (first done) July 2009 – Stafford, England [York 20k plates] 2017 video 2009 video

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ONE HAND PINCH LIFT & HOLD FOR TIME, 2 X 20K OR 45LB PLATES (SMOOTH SIDES OUT) WITH TWO FINGERS AND A THUMB (away from body)
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David Horne (GB) - 7 secs hold - 5 Jan 2019 - Stafford, England [York 20k plates] video
Juha Harju (Finland) - 5 secs hold - 26 Oct 2015 – Finland [Leoko 20k plates] video

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ONE HAND PINCH LIFT & HOLD FOR TIME, 2 X 20K OR 45LB PLATES (SMOOTH SIDES OUT) - WOMEN (away from body)performance video

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ONE HAND PINCH LIFT 4 X 10K PLATES (SMOOTH SIDES OUT)
performance video

Juha Harju (Finland) – 3 Nov 2012 – Finland [Leoko 10k plates], and 19 Dec 2012 – Finland [Eleiko 10k plates]
Mikael Siversson (Sweden) – 5 Dec 2014 – Australia [Eleiko 10k plates] video
Aaron Corcorran (USA) – 12 Oct 2015 – Tucson, USA [Eleiko 10k plates] video
Jouni Mahonen (Finland) – 24 May 2016 – Iisalmi, Finland [Eleiko 10k plates] video
Henri Sonninen (Finland) – 27 May 2016 – Iisalmi, Finland [Eleiko 10k plates] video
Jesse Pynnonen (Finland) – 28 Oct 2017 – Iisalmi, Finland [Eleiko 10k plates] video
Gil Goodman (USA) – 23 Apr 2018 – USA [Rogue 10k plates] video
David Horne (GB) – 11 Jan 2019 – Stafford, England [Arme 10k plates] video

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DOUBLE - ONE HAND PINCH LIFT 4 X 10K PLATES IN EACH HAND (SMOOTH SIDES OUT)
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Juha Harju (Finland) – 24 Nov 2015 – Finland [Eleiko 10k plates] video

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ONE HAND PINCH LIFT & HOLD FOR TIME, 4 X 10K PLATES (SMOOTH SIDES OUT) (away from body)
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ONE HAND PINCH LIFT 3 X 15K PLATES (SMOOTH SIDES OUT)
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Chad Woodall (USA) – 19 May 2007 – Munsterland Grip #3 - Germany [AK International 15k plates] video
Matti Heiskanen (Finland) – 31 Oct 2012 – Finland [Eleiko 15k plates] video
Juha Harju (Finland) – 3 Nov 2012 – Finland [Eleiko 15k plates] video
Timo Lauttamus (Finland) – 9 May 2013 – Finland [Eleiko 15k plates] video
Jouni Mahonen (Finland) – c.2014 – Finland [Eleiko 15k plates]

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DOUBLE - ONE HAND PINCH LIFT 3 X 15K PLATES IN EACH HAND (SMOOTH SIDES OUT)
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Juha Harju (Finland) – 21 Nov 2015 – Finland [Eleiko & Leoko 15k plates] video

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ONE HAND PINCH LIFT 2 X 25K PLATES (SMOOTH SIDES OUT)
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Juha Harju (Finland) – 26 Oct 2015 – Finland [Eleiko 25k plates] video
Bob Sundin (USA) – 12 Nov 2015 – USA [Leoko 25k plates] video
Kody Burns (USA) – 5 Dec 2015 – USA [Eleiko 25k plates]
Jouni Mähönen (Finland) – 7 Oct 2017 – Finland [Leoko 25k plates] video
Arto Joronen (Finland) – 4 Jan 2018 – Finland [Leoko 25k plates] video
Jedd Johnson (USA) – 1 Oct 2018 – USA [Rogue 25k plates] video
Jesse Pynnonen (Finland) – 4 Jan 2019 – Finland [Eleiko 25k plates] video

 

Steel Bending

'GOLIATH' BRACED BAR BEND (12mm x 40mm x 121.9cm, or 0.5” x 1.5” x 48” steel bar) [originator Erik Vining]
performance video

Erik Vining (USA) – c.2007 - USA
Bud Jeffries (USA) – 2008 - USA
Noah Jeffries (USA) – 2015 - USA [age under 20, 190lb bw]
Dave Whitley (USA) – 20 June 2017 - USA video
Andrew Dube (USA) – 4 Nov 2017 - USA video
Carl-August Mertz (Germany) – 2 March 2018 - Germany [S235 steel] (metric bar) video
John McGrath (USA) - ? - AOBS, USA
David Horne (GB) – 2 April 2018 - Stafford, England [S275 DHWOG steel] (metric bar) video
Martin Kotte (Germany) – 16 Aug 2018 - Germany [S235 steel] (metric bar)
Jan Heller (Germany) – 23 Nov 2018 - Germany [S235 steel] (metric bar) video

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HEADLESS 'GOLIATH' BRACED BAR BEND (12mm x 40mm x 'cut down' steel bar) [originator Carl-August Mertz]
performance video

Carl-August Mertz (Germany) – ['Headless Goliath' cut down to 42"] 28 May 2018 - Germany [S235 steel] (metric bar) video
David Horne (GB) – ['Headless Goliath' cut down to 40"] 7 July 2018 - Llanfairfechan, Wales [S275 DHWOG steel] (metric bar) video
Reuben Hughes (Wales) – ['Headless Goliath' cut down to 40"] 7 July 2018 - Llanfairfechan, Wales [S275 DHWOG steel] (metric bar) video
Reuben Hughes (Wales) – ['Headless Goliath' cut down to 32"] 29 Nov 2018 - Morfa Nefyn, Wales [S275 DHWOG steel] (metric bar) video
Don Cummings (USA) – ['Headless Goliath' cut down to 40"] 22 Dec 2018 - Birmingham, MI, USA [S275 DHWOG steel] (metric bar) video

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'COLOSSUS' BRACED BAR BEND (12mm x 50mm x 120cm, or 0.5” x 2” x 47.2” steel bar) [originator Carl-August Mertz]
performance video

Carl-August Mertz (Germany) – 15 Aug 2018 - Germany [S235 steel] (metric bar) video
Marco Buhl (Germany) – 9 Dec 2018 - Germany [S235 steel] (metric bar) video

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'WONDER' BRACED BAR BEND (3/8" x 2" x 30"; metric: 10mm x 50mm x 76,2cm) [originated by Chris "Wonder" Schoeck in the awardwinning documentary "Bending Steel" (2013)]
performance video

Chris "Wonder" Schoeck (USA) - 2011 - USA
Carl-August Mertz (Germany) – 7 Dec 2018 - Germany [S235 steel] (metric bar) video

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ONE ARM BRACED BAR BEND (16mm x 24", or 16mm x 180k+ rated round steel bar) [originator Carl Ansara]
performance video

Carl Ansara (USA) - 16mm x 24" HRS bar - 5 Aug, 2011 - USA [Whilst holding the harmonica in the other hand and playing the blues (very well!)]
David Horne (GB) - 183k [16mm x 24" steel bar, batch 20/12/18 A] - 25 Dec, 2018 - Stafford, England [S275 DHWOG steel] video

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'MONSTER' SNAP (16mm thick steel bar)

Reuben Hughes (Wales) – 112k [16mm x 40", batch 13/6/18] snapped in 48 min (over 2 sessions) - 10 July, 2018 - Morfa Nefyn, Wales [S275 DHWOG steel] beginning video
Don Cummings (USA) – 111k [16mm x 40", batch 5/11/18] snapped in 1hr 30min (over 2 days) - 25 Dec, 2018 - Birmingham, MI, USA [S275 DHWOG steel] photo

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ALEXANDER ZASS 'A' SCROLL (10mm x 25mm x 182.9cm, or 3/8” x 1” x 72” (6 feet) steel bar)
performance video

Alexander Zass (Russia) – c.1926 video (starts at 31 secs)
John McGrath (USA) - ? - AOBS, USA