Introduced by IronMind in 1990, the Hub allows you to build and test your pinch grip in the great tradition of Karl Norberg hauling up an old-style York 45-lb. plate by its hub with three 10-lb. plates on it. Hook up the IronMind Hub to a loading pin with a carabiner and you can go as light to heavy as you'd like, whether you use Olympic plates or standard plates.
IronMind Hub Contest Rules
1. The IronMind Hub must be an authentic IronMind Enterprises, Inc. Hub; it cannot have been modified or tampered with in any way.
2. Ordinary chalk (magnesium carbonate) may be used on the lifting hand, but nothing else is permitted (tacky, for example, is specifically disallowed).
3. Weight is hung from the Hub using an IronMind 15" Olympic loading pin and carabiner.
4. The lifter starts the lift with all 5 fingertips of the lifting hand touching the plate at the base of the Hub. It is permissible that the fingers rotate somewhat from this position during the course of the lift, but holding the Hub as if grabbing a doorknob is not allowed. The Hub must remain approximately parallel to the ground.
5. The lifter must stand up straight; once standing straight the lifter waits for a down signal from the referee before returning the weight to the ground. Contact must be maintained by the lifter's hand and the Hub until the weight is resting on the floor. The referee then indicates if the lift was accepted.
In contest situations, the lifter is given 1 minute to complete the lift after his/her name is called; during that minute, there is no limit to how many times the lifter may try to complete the lift.
The IronMind Hub and 15" Olympic loading pin and carabiner are available from the IronMind store, which has a complete selection of grip strength and hand health tools. The IronMind Hub is also the second leg of the Crushed-to-Dust! Challenge.
|Zach Jacobs||March 10, 2013||36.4 kg (80.2 lb.)|
|Kimberly Eklund||April 23, 2017||22.4 kg (49.2 lb.)|
|Amy Wattles||June 30, 2013||19.1 kg (42 lb.)|