The Stacker, a retro and seemingly innocent grip device, first introduced in IronMind's 1992 catalog, is back in action. This plate-loading grip-wrist-forearm challenger allows you to simulate Hermann Goerner's brick lifts: with multiple bricks stacked crosswise on the bottom brick, he'd grab the free end with his thumb on top and fingers underneath and lift the whole pile of bricks. Edgar Mueller, Goerner's biographer, estimated the total weight of the bricks to be 40 kg (88 lb.)
Try Goerner's lift with a mere 25 lb. (watch out for your feet!) and then tell us you think old-time strongmen were just a bunch of wimps. Stack some plates on the Stacker, as little or as much weight as you'd like, and if you train hard and smart on it, it will be your secret weapon for complete strength from elbow to fingertips.
Uses standard plates only (not included); loading surface is 8".
No. 1256 (4 lb.) $36.95
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|Simple yet one of the most effective grip tools||5/29/2017|
|I have waited a while before writing a review because I wanted to find out how extended training with this piece would benefit me, in my opinion this piece of gear is without doubt one of the simplest yet most effective tools for developing static wrist and finger/ thumb strength out there, use it for holds for time, reps, high and low, partial curls, yes you can use a couple of bricks but this piece is ideal for micro loading and training indoors, perfect tool for developing the hand/ wrist connection for arm wrestling my chosen sport combine it with lever lifts and you can cover all the major food groups ie hammer lifts, twist yo wrist ect|
|- G G, INT|
|Excellent purchase. For quite a while my pinch grip lifts have remained stagnant.. At age 55 I just thought age was catching up to me. With just three weeks of using the stacker I have been able progress on several different types of pinch grip exercises. Thanks Ironmind!|
|- Mark Kahn, FL|
|Great simulation of the brick lift||9/29/2016|
|This is a solid piece of equipment that simulates the brick list pretty well without having to get yourself a pile of bricks. It really targets the fingers and the wrist with the leverage the weight imposes and will increase your thumb and wrist strength substantially. It seems to have overflow into my sledgehammer levering increasing my amount of repetitions I can perform with a 16 pound hammer.|