Marco Buhl Certifies on the Captains of Crush No. 3 Gripper

Marco Buhl (with his girlfriend, Janine, who is also his coach at grip contests) has just been certified on the benchmark Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper—proving that he has world class grip strength. IronMind® | Photo courtesy of Marco Buh

Three-time German Grip Champion Marco Buhl has just been certified on the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper—his biggest goal and top accomplishment, to date, in the world of grip strength.

Inspired by his father to train, Marco Buhl also is quick to give credit to Dr. Hermann Korte (Choice of Champions) for his longstanding support of grip contests in Germany. Buhl certified on the Crushed-To-Dust Challenge in 2012.

Buhl told IronMind, “My advice to every newcomer is to listen to your own body. You can learn much of the big gripsters out there, but in the end ,everybody has his own method. The first years are learning by doing. Try the Kinney and Holle method and do the olds chool stuff of John Brookfield.


Buhl is 33 years old, stands 190 cm and weighs 106 kg.  He told IronMind, “I have many goals in the future. There is so much to accomplish in this type of sport. ...building up my gripper strength, IronMind CoC Silver Bullet over 1 minute, cleaning the Inch dumbbell, competing internationally.

“I would like to thank IronMind for their products because they are a big part of my life,” said Buhl.

It’s our pleasure and you’ve proven your excellence: Congratulations, Marco, because it official and your name has just been added to the official Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper certification list.

Many thanks to Dr. Hermann Korte, a pillar of the German grip community, for serving as the referee on Marco Buhl’s official attempt to close a Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper.


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