Captains of Crush Grippers

Captains of Crush Beginner Set
One each: Guide, Sport, Trainer
Captains of Crush Men's Set
One each: 1, 1.5 and 2
Captains of Crush Advanced Set
One each: Trainer, 1, 1.5, 2 and 2.5
Captains of Crush King Kong Set (Free Shipping!)
One of every CoC grip
Captains of Crush Guide (60LB)
For beginners, seniors, rehab, and easy warm-ups.
Captains of Crush Sport (80LB)
For teenage athletes, weekend warriors, strong guys who like light warm-ups.
Captains of Crush Trainer (100LB)
For everyone who is ready for serious grip training: athletes, public safety & military personnel.
Captains of Crush No. 1 (140LB)
Most people who lift weights can't close this gripper. If your safety or someone else's depends on your hand strength, master this level.
Captains of Crush No. 1.5 (167.5LB)
Ease into the No. 2.
Captains of Crush No. 2 (195LB)
Success here means you've got a grip to brag about. If someone's life or your sport depends on your grip strength, conquer this gripper.
Captains of Crush No. 2.5 (237.5LB)
A stepping stone to the No. 3.
Captains of Crush No. 3 (280LB)
Certifying on the Captains of Crush No. 3 Gripper is the most widely-known and highly-respected feat of grip strength in the world.
Captains of Crush No. 3.5 (322.5LB)
Warning: the No. 4 is in sight.
Captains of Crush No. 4 (365LB)
Certify the No. 4 and you have proven yourself on the final exam for crushing grip.

The gold standard for building and testing grip strength

If it ain't broke don't fix it. CoC's were used by the strength fiends and strongmen of old.  The difference between a weak and a strong grip is the difference in reps, seconds, kilos, and speed. Nearly every measure of performance is affected by your ability to lock on, hold on, and maintain your strength.

What's special about Captains of Crush Grippers?

  • Perfect fit with CoC compatible grip tools for maximum progress in minimum time
  • Knurled aircraft-grade aluminum handles, pioneered by CoC Grippers in 1995
  • Proprietary GR8 springs, only on CoC Grippers and IMTUGs
  • 20-year history of product development and refinement
  • Precision manufacturing for gold standard performance, feel, and appearance
  • Made in the USA
  • No-surprise geometry: you can count on the consistency and precision of Captains of Crush Grippers
  • 10 strengths for a perfect fit
  • Certification on the top-tier CoCs

Captains of Crush Grippers: Maximum grip strength, minimum time.

Forget about the traditional approach to training with grippers - banging out endless reps while driving or watching TV - as it will do little to improve your grip strength but a lot to shorten the life of your gripper.

Gear Specs

Brand Ironmind
Made In USA Yes
Captains of Crush Grippers is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 89.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I crush you. These are some pretty serious grippers. I have above average hand strength from doing manual labor all my life, swinging sledgehammers etc. so I decided to go with the men's set with the 1, 1.5, and 2 grippers. Im glad I did, I can close the number one probably eight times, and the 1.5 once so its a perfect place to start. The knurling is very aggressive, so if you fold doilies and pet rabbits for a living you may want to wrap the handles in cloth tape. Perfect for toughening your palms though. I would also recommend the expand your hands bands to keep from messing your elbows up.
Date published: 2014-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior Quality Grippers These are the best grippers on the market bar none. They have a high quality finish and are made with gym quality materials. I bought the mens set (1, 1.5, 2). If you have never trained with grippers in the past I would definitely recommend starting with the trainer gripper. The Size 1 gripper is no joke. Most people that I know that have tried it cannot close it. It took me about 1 month using it prior to moving into 1.5. For anyone who types all day in an office, these grippers are great to have on your desk to work out your fingers, hands, and forearms throughout the day. Great way to prevent carpal tunnel!
Date published: 2014-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captain of Crush #1--140lbs Recently ordered the 140lb Crush Grippers and it is a good workout. I was on the fence on which one's to get as I exercise regularly. So for those trying to figure out which ones to get: Here is my current strength level--Dumbell Curls at 65lbs/ea, deadlifts 400lb+ up to 12 reps. Since these are the two things I can think of that are directly associated with grip strength I would say these #1 grips at 140lbs are good if you're around that grip strength level. I do a few reps and it's pretty tough to close it completely up to the point where the handles touch and then hold for several seconds. When I first got it I was able to do a few reps and hold and it was moderately tough. So, if you're a regular weight lifter #1 or #2 Captain Crush Grips would be good to play it safe.
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I bought the No. 1 with a few doubts. I never trained my grip before, and it says most weight lifters can't close it. When it arrived, I tore the package open like a kid on Christmas. I was surprised that I was actually able to close it. I can only do reps of 5-7, but, man, is it a challenge. Around rep 4, I start to make some of the ugliest faces known to mankind lol. Well built and fits great in my hands. Definitely can't wait to move up in numbers. Great product.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CoC - Advanced Set Just received my advanced set this past week. The set includes the trainer, 1, 1.5, 2, and 2.5 grippers. Each gripper comes individually packaged, and can be opened as needed so you can keep the ones you aren't ready for yet in new condition, or whatever you wish to do. I had not been training grip strength at all before this, and after only a few days, I am already feeling the improvement. Day 1 I struggled to close even the trainer, and I am now already up to closing the 1.5 (beginner gains I know!). I will probably move up to the 2 soon, but don't want to get ahead of myself. Anyway, the grippers are high quality, and probably the best available on the market. I believe that it pays to buy the right product in the beginning, so I went all out on the introductory set, and am glad I did. As I progress, I will just get the other individual grippers piecemeal as I feel the need. As with most physical things, there is actually a lot of technique involved that the lay grip-strength student will be unaware of, so I would recommend to anyone just starting out to check out the plethora of videos on Youtube (some better than others) that are devoted specifically to CoC gripper training and technique. These will bring you up to speed on holding, setting, closing the grippers, ect., and will help tremendously with ensuring proper gripper training. I believe there are also some books for sale, but you can probably just get all you need for free online. I would definitely recommend purchasing any of the gripper options for anybody serious about improving there grip, or even overall strength training.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I just received the CoC's that I ordered. Got a Sport, Trainer, and 1. Wanted to get a light one, working one, and figured I wouldn't be able to close the 1 yet. The Sport is pretty easy, Trainer is good for me to work on, and I am about 4 mm from closing the 1. Craftsmanship is really quality, nice weight but not heavy. The round handles don't let you cheat and kind of tuck the grip in your palm like some cheaper ones I've had. For strength reference, I lift routinely weights, including wrist curls, and use hand tools to carve wood, so I'd say the 1 and either a Sport or Trainer would be an excellent combo for someone starting out with grippers. Have fun!
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should have bought these sooner! I love these things! Bought them after I realized my grip was becoming a sticking point in many of my lifts. The Knurl reminds me of the barbell and is aggressive but man these things work! I can't believe how much my deadlift has increased since using these things. I realize it can vary from person to person but if you are new to grippers i would recommend the Beginner's Set of 1,1.5 and 2. I even went back and bought a Trainer for warm ups as it can really be taxing to your hands to jump straight in to training when you are cold. After a little technique refining I am now ready for the 2.5 but I get plenty of use out of the other grippers as well. One other Caveat, if any of you are followers of Pavel and Dan John then you are familiar with the What the Heck Effect. After GTG with the CoCs I started to do Kettlebell snatches and couldn't believe how easy they had become, I didn't realize how bad my grip was affecting performance. Ok I have rambled long enough but if you are thinking about grip training don't hesitate to purchase these bad boys they are worth every penny and if you haven't considered grip training you don't know what your missing!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Choose Wisely I just opened the trainer, 1, and 2. They are nice quality grippers and I am happy with the craftsmanship. My goal of this review is to inform buyers of the actual difficulty and the utility of the grippers I purchased to help them make an informed buying decision and probably save some cash. Trainer- The trainer seems easy to close way nicer quality than a sporting good gripper but, there many other ways to train your grip up to the number 1 eliminating the need for this gripper. Number 1- I thought that I was going to be humbled by the number 1 because, the description says that most people who workout cannot close the CoC #1. I don't ever train my grip I was slightly challenged to close the number 1 20 times in a row. I feel like the number 1 will have the right resistance to get a good workout in but I am sure I will quickly surpass it. If you can't start with this gripper you probably haven't been working on getting strong enough to even start thinking about grip strength. If you have been working out and can't close this there are other means of getting you grip strong enough to close the number 1 than blowing 2 bucks on the trainer. Number 1.5- First off, I did not actually purchase or use the 1.5 but, judging off of the difficulty of the #1 and the #2 I do not think that 1.5 intermediary gripper is necessary. The jump in pounds from the trainer to the 1 is 40 pounds from the 1 to the 2 is 45 pound. work on closing the #1 20 times than you don't need the 1.5 you can start working on the number 2 and use the 1 for volume. Number 2- Number 2 seems more challenging although not as hard as I thought it was going to be. I am an 1/8 to a quarter of an inch from closing the number 2 and I am sure with a week of training I will easily conquer it. This is what I had imagined the number 1 would be like. The King Kong set- I also did not buy the King Kong set but, I will tell you it is not a very economical option. If you want to be decked out with nice grippers that both your grammy and grizzly bear can close and be challenged by and you have the money to blow then by all means buy the set. If you are like me and don't want to spend money on grippers you don't need then do not buy the whole set. If you take off the guide, sport, trainer, and #1.5 off of the list of gripper to have (what I would suggest) you would only pay 160 for the rest of the set buying them individually. My suggested buying method- Start with the 1, 2, and 2.5 and get the 3 ships free deal. If you can't close the #1 you should buy starting strength learn how to lift, stop doing x-fit for three to six, maybe even twelve months and build a base level of strength. If your grip is still too weak to close the number 1, do some specific grip work until able to start with the # 1.
Date published: 2016-05-12
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