2016 has been a productive strongman season returning back to the sport. In June I took third place in the Open SHWW with United States Strongman. In September I won the HWW America's Strongest Master with Strongman Corporation. I would like to continue to make improvements and push my performance considerably for next year.

As of right now, I have no competition plans until next year. I am not sure what they will be but am using this down time to address some weaknesses, particularly 12" log and circus DB. Grip training will return as well.

Looking ahead to 2017, the next closest competition in my mind will be grip in some form. While I am not ready to fully commit to mainly grip training, I would also like to bring my skills back up to par.

Well, I got word I will be doing a grip expo locally near the end of March. Never being one to roll over like a chump, it's time to roll up my sleeves and put in more work. I am not too sure of specifics regarding what I will be doing at the expo, only that it will be grip.

In preparation, I decided to pull out my trusty grip medley work. It's been a long time since I've gotten my stuff out to do a medley and it pretty much looked like this vid, except with heavier stuff/plates. I ran through it three times with each hand separately.

Here's a look at an old vid doing some very light grip medley work. Next time I do another grip medley, I'll be sure to take vid to properly identify what I was doing.