Belarusian Nikita Yurkovets has joined the super elite club of gripsters who have been certified on the Captains of Crush (CoC) No. 3.5 gripper.
Nikita Yurkovets has proven his position in the top echelons of the grip strength world as he certified on the Captains of Crush No. 3.5 gripper. Yurkovets is 24 years old, 192 cm tall, and he weighs 120 kg. IronMind® | Courtesy of Nikita Yurkovets
The 24-year old has been training with Captains of Crush grippers for about three years, learning about them from fellow armlifters. Proving his talent at feats of grip strength, Yurkovets could immediately close the CoC No. 2.5 gripper, and he was certified on the CoC No. 3 at the 2019 2019 APL Armlifting Europe Cup in Minsk, Belarus.
Yurkovets told IronMind he usually trains on grippers three times a week, and his usual workout is to warm up on easier grippers ,and gradually increase the load with harder grippers.
“Strong hands help in everyday life—for example, when you need to lift something heavy and awkward,” said Yurkovets.
Yurkovets works as a gym instructor (trainer) so for him, he says “sport is both a job and a hobby. I have made good progress in this. I have won the world championship several times and have several world records. I collect grippers.”
Congratulations: Nikita Yurkovets’ name has been added to the official certification list for the Captains of Crush No. 3.5 gripper.
Here's a link to a video of Nikita Yurkovets' official attempt to closd a Captains of Crush (CoC) No. 3.5 gripper.
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