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 12th @ The Grip House
  • £25 Entry (Covers qualifier & final if applicable)

Qualifier Events:

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

Final Events:

  • TBC

Entry

Venues open are listed below.

Qualifier Events

Videos to follow.

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

Qualifier Venues

The UK Grip League qualifiers are held at multiple gyms accross the UK in April - May.

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

Gods Of Grip

  • Location - Ormskirk - L39 6RS
  • Date - 29.04.2023
  • Contact - Tom
  • Email - info@godsofgrip.com
  • Social - @godsofgrip

Stag Fitness Strength Center

  • Location - North Sheilds - NE29 7FN
  • Date - 02.04.2023
  • Contact - Sam
  • Email - stagfitnesscentre@gmail.com
  • Social - @stagfitnessstrengthcentre

Fitness At The Street

  • Location - Norwich - NR13 5AA
  • Date - 27.05.2023
  • Contact - Stephen
  • Email - stephensnowling@icloud.com
  • Social - @fitness_at_the_street

Haynes Strength

  • Location - Banbury - OX17 3JZ
  • Date - 27.05.2023
  • Contact - Paddy
  • Email - haynespd3@gmail.com
  • Social - @paddy_strongman

Ultra Flex Gym

  • Location - York - YO13 7YW
  • Date - TBC
  • Contact - Rob
  • Email - rob@tuffwraps.co.uk
  • Social - @robframpton73_

Hijacker Gym

  • Location - Durham - DL15 8QL
  • Date - TBC
  • Contact - Aaron
  • Email - hijackergym@gmail.com
  • Social - @hijackergym

Halifax Strength Unit

  • Location - Halifax - HX3 9ET
  • Date - TBC
  • Contact - Jimmy
  • Email - jamesgreen1990@live.co.uk
  • Social - @halifaxstrengthunit

Want to host a venue?

The Good Part

Prizes

Medals will be awarded to the top 3 in each category at each qualifier.

The final includes a prize pool of £1000 amongst various other awesome prizes. This is to be shared out between the top 3 in all categories.

Plus you get the bragging rights of having the strongest grip in the UK.