THis may be a very dumb question, but how many grippers do I need for the KTA program. I heard someone mention in a post that you need a. Buy the KTA or RRBT grip programs and receive the other one FREE through Black Friday weekend. The KTA Program. I had considered trying out the RRBT and/or KTA programs recently, but upon .. I had been grip training for nearly four years at that point.

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Thank you for interesting in our services. We are a non-profit group that run this website to share documents. We need your help to maintenance this website. Please help us to share our service grio your friends. Here they are in no particular order below: Severe Negatives Severe Negatives are performed by forcing a gripper shut by pushing it against your leg or using your other hand to force close the gtip as far as possible. One then resists the opening of the gripper until the gripper either opens the hand or for a certain length of time.

Joe Kinney used a homemade Titan’s type yrip. At first, I thought it was static thumb strength, but in reality it’s the thumb moving forward to counteract progam pulling in with the fingers. Any backwards slip in the thumb and you lose leverage. So, I believe it can become a “limiting factor” in the really big crushes if you ignore it or not give it as much credit as it should get for a big time crush.

What is Beyond the Range? Beyond the range is working the range of closing a gripper beyond the normal distance for when handles on the gripper touch together.

That is, your hand closes up tighter than the normal gripper close. This can also be performed on a machine such as the PDA Gripantor. You MUST focus on absolute control and power when doing these. High Volume, High Load A normal grip routine would consist of a few sets of a few exercises done times per week. High volume as defined in the KTA program is anywhere from times a more “normal” grip routine. High load means most of the reps performed using a load higher than your goal.

Add weight or reps every workout progression Progression is necessary in any training program. Grip training is no different. In fact, with the grippers it becomes a bit more difficult because the load is fixed for a brip gripper.

You cannot just “add weight” to a gripper progdam you can a barbell. Dedication – If you aren’t going to be dedicated to this program for the first whole cycle, don’t even begin. Dedication means you do not miss a workout.

You don’t deviate from the plan. You don’t make excuses for not training. Without dedication, this program will not work nor will any other program.


You MUST be determined. Do NOT go thru the motions when doing this program.

High Frequency Grip Training?

You must reach that level of mental toughness. You must destroy the gripper!!!! Missing workouts is NOT acceptable, period. You must have the discipline to perform this program from start orogram end. Without 7, 8, and 9 NO program will work. If you don’t have all 3 you will be wasting your time with this program. It is definitely not for the faint hearted or those with a weak mind.


You must do only what’s in the program. Performing other grip exercises in addition to this program is not advised. If you do, all bets are off on the results. In addition, performing grip feats such as bending steel becomes very dangerous due to the highly fatigued state one will be in with this program. You must be willing to do a program that most would think would be crazy they think Kinney is crazy too or don’t even believe him.

You must be willing to accept that you will NOT be at “full strength” all the time before the start of a workout. You MUST get over this psychological barrier! You must have the next gripper up. That is, if you want to close the 3, you need a 4 or an Elite.

You must follow the program to the letter. You must be willing to deface a gripper one level under the one you can close. You must have a high pain tolerance and dedication and discipline to follow the program. If you are are someone who needs plastic covers on your grippers, then this program is not for you. You must remove all psychological barriers to “what’s normal”. You must be willing to work grip 6 days a week, two workouts a day don’t worry they are short.

All grippers are not created equal! Hand grippers are cheap hardware. That’s why they only cost approximately 20 dollars. One should not expect cheap hardware to be accurate. Especially when you are dealing with torsion springs. Torsion springs are not made to deflect over a great range of motion.

Rrbt & kta – IronMind Forum

In the application of the hand gripper, the springs DO deflect over a significant range of motion. If you ask any knowledgeable mechanical engineer who works with springs, they will tell you that with this application the springs will weaken and then equalize in strength after enough use. What does this mean? This means the progrwm gripper will get weaker in strength and then level off.

Piedmont Design did a lot of research on torsion spring hand grippers to determine if they could be progrsm measured. Here are some of the results of PDA’s research: The labels T and were always arbitrary and undocumented labels not ratings.

The gripper tensions have changed over the years to make them easier, but the labels were never changed. All grippers to date, even with the same rating from the original spring manufacturer, or with the same rating from the gripper supplier, have significant differences in: We are using the torsion spring in a manner outside of its design parameters, beyond the intended range of motion, vrip inducing early fatigue.


Fatiguing ‘seasons’ a gripper it gets softer based on the number of times it is fully closed. Spring engineers told us that cycles closures should season a gripper fully and the closure pressure should level off.

Testing to date indicates that cycles are required to season a gripper. Holding a gripper fully closed as in a vice for any length of time has no effect on seasoning. The current status of gripper fabrication, quality control and distribution means a gripster is training under the worst possible conditions. Specifically, you start out at your weakest level and the gripper is at its strongest level. You gradually get stronger as the gripper gets weaker.

But, what has actually been accomplished? You start out training to squat You can’t actually squat when you start. So you load the bar to and train by failing. Yes, you unquestionably get stronger. But you also have special plates that melt over time. As you get stronger the weight melts and gets lighter. But the labels don’t change. Eventually you are squatting a bar that is labeled pounds. But, what are you really doing? So what does this mean to you? What it means is that all grippers are not created equal and it’s hit or miss when comparing grippers or purchasing grippers that are “marked” at the same level.

The markings mean nothing when comparing grippers of the same marking. There is also overlap between levels of grippers. Some springs may be harder during the sweep in to closure compared to other grippers.

Richard was the first Captain of Crush. This takes time, patience, and practice. However, there are a few basics that apply to everyone to maximize your leverage to close that big gripper. Let’s start with the gripper itself.

You should place the gripper in your hand such that the dogleg side is against your thumb pad. How do you know what side of the gripper had the dogleg?

Well, here’s two pictures to show you. First the side without the dogleg in figure 1.

Figure 1- Gripper side with no dogleg into handle on the right In this picture figure 1you can see how smoothly the spring is curved going into the handle.