Hugo Karlsson Certifies on the Captains of Crush No. 3 Gripper

Modestly calling him a “young and tall powerlifter,” Hugo Karlsson crushed a Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper under the watchful eye of his official referee, Martin Arildsson. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Martin Arildsson

Spreading his 254 lb. bodyweight over his 6’ 5” frame might make Hugo Karlsson appear relatively slender, but make no mistake about his strength: just underscored by him getting certified on the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper.

Asked to tell IronMind a little about himself, Hugo Karlsson wrote, “I am a young and tall powerlifter from Malmö, Sweden, who has been lifting weights for almost 9 years. Since then I have grown to become 196 cm tall, 24 years old and 115 kg in bodyweight.

“Recently I graduated as a mechanical engineer and have since then been looking for jobs in that area and at the same time working as a security guard. About a year ago I tore my ACL in the knee and had to take it a little easy on the powerlifting, at least in squats and deadlifts.

“It was then that my interest for building badass grip strength really got going. Soon I was training my grip every day and this summer I entered a grip contest for the first time, where I met a lot of other friendly gripsters.

“In powerlifting I have attended a few local meets where the deadlift always has been my favorite part and I have lifted 280 kg in a sumo deadlift. 

“Besides training, I am very interested in the area in which I graduated, mechanical engineering. I especially enjoy combining this with my interest for training to design and build my own equipment for grip training and general strength training,” said Karlsson.

Many thanks, Martin, for refereeing Hugo’s official attempt - congratulations, Hugo, because it’s official and you name has been added to the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper certification list.

Want to see how strong Hugo Karlsson’s grip is? Then be sure to watch him shake hands with a Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper on his official attempt:


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