We're super excited to launch our very first UK Grip League for 2023.

Due to the growing popularity of grip sport, we've decided to launch a UK wide competition to seek out the best of the best.

This allows multiple locations to host qualifiers where you'll be not only competing against people on the day, but across the UK too.

How Does It Work

Qualifiers will be held at multiple locations across the UK throughout April - May.

All venues will follow the same rules for all events.

Everyone's scores will be collated into large tables where the top 10 from each weight category will be invited to the grand final.

The final will be held at the Gods Of Grip Facility in August where the best of the best will battle it out.

TLDR

Event Details:

  • Multiple venue qualifiers held April - May
  • Final August 5th @ The Grip Shed
  • £25 Entry (Covers qualifier & final if applicable)

Qualifier Events:

  • Rolling Handle Max
  • Ridge Max
  • Pinch Block Max
  • Vertical Bar Max

Final Events:

  • Axle Double Overhand Deadlift
  • Pinch Block Max (60mm)
  • Double Dynamite Vertical Bar Hold
  • Hub Max (Mid)
  • Blob Medley

Qualifier Entry

Qualifying for this event has now closed.

Final Events

Event 1

Double Overhand Axle Deadlift
  • 50mm Smooth Axle
  • 7ft Length
  • Lift to lockout with referees down signal
  • 3 Attempts

These rules apply to all thick bar axles.

  • No straps, wraps or elbow sleeves are allowed in this event. You can wear a belt / knee sleeves.
  • The lift will be to lockout with a referees down signal at the top of the lift. You must wait for the down signal before lowering the weight.

Event 2

Pinch Block Max
  • 60mm Pinch Block
  • One handed lift
  • 3 Attempts

These rules apply to 6mm(0.25"), 60mm(2.4") and 80mm(3.1") Pinch Blocks.

  • The Pinch Block must be grasped overhand. Fingers front and thumb rear.
  • No part of the underside or inside of the block can be touched during the lift.
  • Any part of the lifting apparatus can not touch the legs or any other body parts during the lift.
  • You must not intentionally try to tilt the block.
  • You can not rest your lifting hand or forearm on your legs during the lift.
  • The lift must be completed to a minimum of 6".
  • There is no referee's down signal. 
  • After the marker touches the 6" height, the weight must be lowered in a controlled manor with the lifting hand in full contact.

Event 3

Double Vertical Bar Hold 
  • Dynamite Vertical Bar (x2)
  • Two Handed Hold
  • 1 Attempt

Weights TBC

These rules apply to both Square and Dynamite Vertical Bars for a 2 Handed Hold.

  • The Vertical Bard must be grasped from the side with the bar facing upwards.
  • No part of the underside of the bar can be touched during the lift, you may touch the top of the bar.
  • You are free to grip at the top / middle / bottom of the bar. 
  • Any part of the lifting apparatus can not touch the legs or any other body parts during the lift.
  • You must not intentionally try to tilt the the bar or gain wrist leverage.
  • You can not rest your lifting hand or forearm on your legs during the lift.
  • The time begins as soon as the weight lifts off the floor and stops as soon as the weight touches the floor again.
  • You do not have to lower the weight in a controlled manor.
  • The hold must be completed for a minimum of 5 seconds to be valid. Times will be rounded to the nearest 0.1 ie 12.23s seconds becomes 12.2s.

Weights to be used for holds are:

  • 15kg, 25kg, 35kg, 45kg, 55kg, 65kg.

    Event 4

    Hub Max
    • Mid Hub
    • One Handed Lift
    • 3 Attempts

    These rules apply to Low, Mid and High Hubs.

    • All fingers must be in contact with the hub when starting the lift. They are not required to be touching the base plate, but must be touching the ring.
    • You cannot touch any part of the underside of the plate, or inside of the hub with your lifting hand.
    • Any part of the lifting apparatus can not touch the legs or any other body parts during the lift.
    • You must not intentionally try to tilt the the hub.
    • You can not rest your lifting hand or forearm on your legs during the lift.
    • The lift must be completed to a minimum of 6".
    • There is no referee's down signal. 
    • After the marker touches the 6" height, the weight must be lowered in a controlled manor with the lifting hand in full contact.

    Event 5

    The Blob Medley

    Testing out your endurance and wrist strength with our Blob Medley.

    More information coming soon....

    Qualifier Events

    Event 1

    Rolling Handle Max
    • 50mm Women
    • 60mm Men
    • One handed lift
    • 3 Attempts

    These rules apply to 50mm(2"), 64mm(2.5") and 76mm(3") Rolling Handles. 

    • Only the rotating bar of the handle can be grasped / touched during the lift.
    • No part of the frame can be touched during the lift.
    • Any part of the lifting apparatus can not touch the legs or any other body parts during the lift.
    • You must not intentionally try to tilt the handle.
    • You can not rest your lifting hand or forearm on your legs during the lift.
    • The lift must be completed to a minimum of 6".
    • There is no referee's down signal. 
    • After the marker touches the 6" height, the weight must be lowered in a controlled manor with the lifting hand in full contact.

    Event 2

    Ridge Max
    • Mid Ridge
    • One handed lift
    • 3 Attempts

    These rules apply to 6mm, 10mm, 14mm Ridges.

    • The Ridge must be grasped from the top, specifically with the finger(s) and thumb.
    • No part of the edge / underside can be touched during the lift.
    • Any part of the lifting apparatus can not touch the legs or any other body parts during the lift.
    • You can not rest your lifting hand or forearm on your legs during the lift.
    • The lift must be completed to a minimum of 12".
    • There is no referee's down signal. 
    • After the marker touches the 12" height, the weight must be lowered in a controlled manor with the lifting hand in full contact.

    Event 3

    Pinch Block Max
    • 60mm Pinch Block
    • One handed lift
    • 3 Attempts

    These rules apply to 6mm(0.25"), 60mm(2.4") and 80mm(3.1") Pinch Blocks.

    • The Pinch Block must be grasped overhand. Fingers front and thumb rear.
    • No part of the underside or inside of the block can be touched during the lift.
    • Any part of the lifting apparatus can not touch the legs or any other body parts during the lift.
    • You must not intentionally try to tilt the block.
    • You can not rest your lifting hand or forearm on your legs during the lift.
    • The lift must be completed to a minimum of 6".
    • There is no referee's down signal. 
    • After the marker touches the 6" height, the weight must be lowered in a controlled manor with the lifting hand in full contact.

    Event 4

    Vertical Bar Max
    • Square Vertical Bar
    • One Handed Lift
    • 3 Attempts

    These rules apply to both Square & Dynamite Vertical Bars

    • The Vertical Bar must be grasped from the side with the bar facing upwards.
    • No part of the underside of the bar can be touched during the lift, you may touch the top of the bar.
    • You are free to grip at the top / middle / bottom of the bar. 
    • Any part of the lifting apparatus can not touch the legs or any other body parts during the lift.
    • You must not intentionally try to tilt the the bar or gain wrist leverage.
    • You can not rest your lifting hand or forearm on your legs during the lift.
    • The lift must be completed to a minimum of 6".
    • There is no referee's down signal. 
    • After the marker touches the 6" height, the weight must be lowered in a controlled manor with the lifting hand in full contact.

    Weight Categories

    Mens

    • 120+kg
    • 105 - 120kg
    • 83 - 105kg
    • 0 - 83kg

    Womens

    • 84+kg
    • 72 - 84kg
    • 66 - 72kg
    • 0 - 66kg

    The Grip Shed

    • Address - The Grip Shed, Prescot Road, Aughton, L39 6RS
    • Date - Sunday 28th April
    • Start Time - 10am
    • Contact - Tom Lymath
    • Social - @godsofgrip

    Rusty Barbell

    • Address - Rusty Barbell, 3 Chanoroy Spur, Elgin, IV30 6ND
    • Date - Saturday 20th April
    • Start Time - TBC
    • Contact - Rachael Routledge
    • Social - @the_rustybarbell

    Spartan Training center

    • Address - Spartan Training Center, Ruabon Road, Ruabon, Wrexham, LL14 6HA
    • Date - Monday 27th May
    • Start Time - TBC
    • Contact - Jason Jones
    • Social - @spartan_atlas_stones

    Barbell Division

    • Address - Barbell Division, Unit 1D, Quayside Business Park, Quayside Road, Southampton, SO18 8DH
    • Date - Sunday 14th April
    • Start Time - TBC
    • Contact - Tzveti
    • Social - @the_barbell_division

    Reso24 Fitness Centre

    • Address - Reso24 Fitness Centre, 18 Wentworth Road, Scunthorpe, DN17 2AX
    • Date - Saturday 27th April
    • Start Time - TBC
    • Contact - Sarah Madeley
    • Social - @_ms_sarah_m_

    Hulls Strongest Gym

    • Address - Hulls Strongest Gym, Unit 1, Unity House, Rotterdam Road, HU7 0XD
    • Date - Sunday 5th May
    • Start Time - TBC
    • Contact - Ben Grant
    • Social - @hullsstrongest

    Haynes Strength

    • Address - Kemps Farm, Off Walton Avenue, Banbury, OX17 3JZ
    • Date - Sunday 5th May
    • Start Time - TBC
    • Contact - Paddy Haynes
    • Social - @haynes_strength

    Ultraflex York

    • Address - Ultraflex York, 10 Layerthorpe, York, YO31 7YW
    • Date - TBC
    • Start Time - TBC
    • Contact - Jason
    • Social - @ultraflexgymyork

    Athlete Movement

    • Address - Athlete Movement, Passfield Mill Business Park, Mill Lane, Standford, GU30 7QU
    • Date - Sunday 28th April
    • Start Time - TBC
    • Contact - Ben Glasscock
    • Social - @blgstrength

    Dominus Crossfit

    • Address - Dominus Crossfit, 3 Bleriot Way, York, YO30 4WU
    • Date - Saturday 20th April
    • Start Time - 11am
    • Contact - Ricky
    • Social - @ricky_dominus_strongman

    Bionik Strength

    • Address - Bionik Strength, Unit E, Highfield Street, Oldham, OL9 6DT
    • Date - Saturday 18th May
    • Start Time - TBC
    • Contact - Nik Dodd
    • Social - @bionik_strength

    Alpha Gym

    • Address - Alpha Gym, Bellway Industrial Estate, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE12 9SW
    • Date - Sunday 7th April
    • Start Time - TBC
    • Contact - Phatmuscle
    • Social - @phatmuscle_coaching

    Sam Horn Strength systems

    • Address - Pilton Bluecoat School Hall, EX31 1JU
    • Date - Saturday 27th April
    • Start TIme - TBC
    • Contact - Sam Horn
    • Social - @devonstrong_sam

    Road-e-Yo's Bootcamp

    • Address - Road-e-Yo's Bootcamp, Old Romney, TN29 9SL
    • Date - Sunday 12th May
    • Start TIme - TBC
    • Contact - Jen Tibbenham
    • Social - @jenn.tibbenham