Coming out of the chutes with a roar, 18-year old Iain Thain (Scotland) has certified on the No. 3 Captains of Crush (CoC) gripper.
“I’ve been training with grippers just over a year and honestly I’m really happy with the progress I’ve made. When I started I could close a CoC No. 1.5 and almost a CoC No. 2. My next goal is definitely to certify on the CoC No. 3.5 and maybe one day have a shot at the CoC No. 4,” Iain told IronMind.
Asked if grip strength might run in his family, Iain told IronMind, “So my dad has always had huge forearms and wrists. I think he has an 8” wrist and 15” forearms and he doesn’t train at all. He works with his hands every day though.
“Since I was little I’ve always arm wrestled with my dad for fun, and arm wrestling class mates in school, and I think that has conditioned my forearms a bunch (still can’t beat my dad lol). When I first got my grippers, he was able to close a Captains of Crush No. 2 on his first try.
“As for sports, I have done rugby for a year or two. Boxing for 2 - 3 years on and off, and now I just lift for strength and fun. When I found my grip was strong I just got hooked to arm lifting,” said Iain.
Congratulations, Iain, it’s official: you have been certified on the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper, and in honor of Jesse Marunde, the first teenage Captains of Crush, IronMind has donated $500.00 to the Jesse Marunde Educational Trust Fund.
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