The Rolling Thunder–a universal test of grip strength that started a sport.
One of the world’s premier tests of grip strength, the Rolling Thunder is a training tool of first choice for everyone from armwrestlers to rock climbers and will become one of your favorites as well. Hook it up to a loading pin and clip (not included), for one-hand deadlifts, doing either reps or holds.
The thick-handled one-hand deadlift is a 20th century archetypal test of grip strength and the Rolling Thunder Deadlift is now a 21st century grip competition staple worldwide.
The current Rolling Thunder world records are*:
- Men: Alexey Tyukalov at 150.5 kg (331.85 lb.) on 27 July 2013
- Women: Ludmilla Gaiduchenko at 77.2 kg (170.2 lb.) on 22 September 2012
How do you compare? If you can do:
- 125 lb. – average
- 185 lb. – accomplished
- 250 lb. – world-class
7-1/2″ in length (rotating portion is 6″ in length); 2-3/8″ in diameter.