Grip Of Steel : The Strongest Hand Shake In The World!

You may not have heard of a one Richard Sorin, but had you shaken hands with him at some point… rest assured you would have known about it! Richard Sorin is a legend in the North Amercian Grip Strength Championships, he won everything there is to win when it comes to hand grip strength, which by default makes him the real ‘Man of Steel’ when it comes to grip strength.

Recently there was the 2013 North American Grip Sport Championship which pitched 25 men (and one woman) against each other to see who has the undisputed world’s strongest grip. Disciplines include bending horse shoes, rolling up frying pans, lowering sledge hammers down to your nose, and even pinching 253.92lbs (the winning weight) with just 2 fingers!!!

This year’s competition was won by 34 year old Andrew Durniat, who incidentally hosted the competition from his own gym. Although this competition is relatively unknown, there are now qualifying events and growing numbers of competitors as awareness grows.

They say you can judge a man by his handshake…how’s yours looking now guys!?

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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