The original Thomas Inch Dumbbell, also known as "172" or the "Inch", is a dumbbell that weighs 172 lbs. 9 oz. (78.3 kg). It is difficult to lift, partly due to its weight, but primarily because its handle is very thick at 2 3/8" (6.03 cm) in diameter and 4" in length (10.1cm) . Replicas of the Inch have been made and lifting one of these is regarded as a feat of strength.
Heavier Inch dumbbells have also been created, with each weight considered a strength feat in its own right.
Glen Krutli (78kg Holle, 83kg HK)
Tom Denmeade (78kg Holle)
Isaac Pitt (78kg Holle)
Joseph Hodgson - Double 78kg Inch Lift, Air Transfer (78kg Holle, 83kg HK)
Glen Krutli (Hodgson Blob)
Joseph Hodgson (30kg Holle, 24kg Holle, Fatman, Legacy 120, Hodgson Blob, Blobzilla)
William Fuggle (24kg Holle)
Luke Reynolds (Fatman)
Ben Cossey (Fatman, 24kg Holle)
Coming Soon - A List of impressive Gripper Closes and links to video where possible.
List of other feats - Coming Soon!