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An Interview With Mash Monster Rob Vigeant!

Find all about who the newest Gripboard Mash Monster, Rob Vigeant, is and view videos of his incredible feats of grip strength!

Mash Monster Number 6: Rob Vigeant!

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In a previous article, I introduced you to the the first GripBoard Mash Monster Elite, Heath Saxton. This time I would like to introduce to you the sixth certified GripBoard Mash Monster, Rob Vigeant.

Rob Vigeant Profile

[ Q ] Could you tell us a little about your background in lifting? Age, when started lifting, why you started, what you do now as far as lifts.

    I don't do any per se lifting.

[ Q ] How did you get into grip training?

    The Gripboard.

[ Q ] You are now a GripBoard Mash Monster, what would you recommend to those aspiring to close this gripper?

    Shave every gripper you own.

[ Q ] You are also a Certified Captain of Crush® How long did it take you from when you first started working on the grippers to closing the #3?

    5 months.

[ Q ] What does your current grip routine look like?

    Playing with grippers every day, sometimes taking the weekends off. I also bend once a week.

[ Q ] How has your grip routine changed since you first started training your grip?


View The Video Of Rob Closing The MMG

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[ Q ] There seems to be a significant variation in the frequency of grip workouts among trainees even with the common goal of ultimate grip strength. Have you experimented with workout frequency and it's affect on your training?

    Not really.

[ Q ] What are your favorite grip exercises?

    Thickbar and grippers.

[ Q ] What kind of starting routine would you recommend for a trainee new to grip training?

    Read the GripBoard workout logs because there is a lot of good info.

[ Q ] Who do you most admire in gripdom?

    John Brookfield.

[ Q ] If you were to start over again with your grip training, what would you do differently?

    Less volume with the grippers.

[ Q ] What do you believe is the most difficult grip exercise?

    Plate curls.

[ Q ] What are some of your personal bests in grip exercises?

    100 lbs Ironmind pinch block 3" 80 lbs Ironmind hub pinch, 230lbs Rolling Thunder, and full deadlift of the Inch Dumbell left and right hand.

[ Q ] What do you believe is the most common mistake made by new grip trainees?

    Not resting from grippers.

[ Q ] What do you consider to be the greatest grip feats of all time?

    #4 close, a 143 lbs one hand pinch, and 3 35 lbs pinch.

[ Q ] Do you have any parting advice for readers?

    Always give 100% when training.

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