Kosuke Takahashi (Japan) began training on Captains of Crush grippers in 2002 and now, 15 years later, he has been certified on the CoC No. 3, the universal standard of a world-class crushing grip.
IRONMAN Japan introduced him to Captains of Crush grippers, Kosuke Takahashi told IronMind, and for gripper history buffs, we should add that it was IRONMAN Japan’s Hiro Urata and Midori Yokoyama who first brought Captains of Crush grippers (and other IronMind products) to Japan, beginning in 1999, laying the groundwork for Japanese gripsters.
Kosuke told IronMind he trains grip three times a work following this protocol: "I do 3 sets of single closes using the CoC gripper which can I can just barely close. Then I switch to a strength level that allows me to do 3 sets of 10 repetitions." Kosuke said he enjoys powerlifting and thanks to his grip training, his grip has never failed him on deadlifts.
Kosuke works as an industrial engineer and began powerlifting when he started working. In powerlifting, he has won the prefectural championship and placed sixth in the nationals. As a college student, he was a discus thrower.
It’s official and Kosuke Takahashi’s name has been added to the certification list for the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper.
Here’s a link to the video of Kosuke Takahashi's official attempt.
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