This Week in Grip
Allen Heineck and I talk about the latest events in Grip Sport, Grip Training, Grip Strength, Hand Strength, Modern Day Oldtime Strongman, and other Feats of Strength.
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Steel Bending Resources
This past week, I released my latest steel bending product, the Less is More Steel Bending Workout.
One component of the product is the accompanying Workout PDF. I wanted to do something special for those who picked up the product, and I compiled a list of the videos about bending I’ve put up on YouTube and all the articles I’ve put up about bending here on the site.
Unfortunately, I can’t get the links to all of these videos to work, so I’m posting them here, and everyone will be able to check them out.
If you haven’t picked up your copy of the Less is More Steel Bending Workout, make sure you do it fast, while the introductory price is still available.
Steel Bending Videos
Steel Bending Articles
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Sledge Hammer Feats
With my ongoing back issues, I’ve been working on some feats that I don’t normally take time to work on.
Here are some quick clips of some of the training I’ve been doing.
16lb Slim Farman Floor Lever
This is a feat originated by one of the most widely recognized performing Strongmen, Slim “The Hammer Man” Farman. The objective here is to start with the hammer parallel to the floor, with your hand on a towel or pad, and then to lever it up into a vertical position, so that it contacts one of your shoulders.
Below, I do the feat with a 16lb Sledge. I’d like to work up to a 20lb Sledge though, which I’ve done twice in the past. I don’t recall seeing anyone but Slim go beyond 20lbs, so it would be nice to work up to that point as well.
20lb Sledge Face Lever
Next is the Face Lever, a classic oldtime strongman feat, popularized, again, by Slim, and done by many other strongman performers over the years.
The objective here is to start with the sledge vertical, lower it to the face or head, and then return it back to the vertical position with the strength of your wrist.
This is one of the most elusive feats of strength, for me. I struggle with wrist mobility, so I have trouble getting the hammer to my head, and as a result I end up dropping my arm down. So the video below is a poor example of execution of the lift, but it felt cool to add weight to the hammer and then take it off to make the 20 feel lighter. This is a technique that I showed in my program, Lever Bigger Hammers, but haven’t done for a while.
I’ll have more updates on the Sledge Training, since picking things up off the ground is still a no-go.
If you’re looking for ways to improve your sledge hammer training, check out the programs below.
All the best in your training.
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After just about every contest, it’s a free-for-all of feats of grip strength.
Juha Harju, 1st Person to Pinch 2x25kg Plates
Lots of times, especially at Gripmas, people bring cool stuff for other people to try that others might not normally get the opportunity to get their hands on.
One such item is the 2x25kg Plate Pinch.
Up until this year, no one in the world had ever pinched 2x25kg plates.
Then, all of a sudden, Juha Harju did it (shown to the right).
Then Bob Sundin did it a short time later.
Funny how once you see something can be done, it becomes that much easier for others.
Bob was nice enough to bring his set of 25kg plates with him to Gripmas, and several of us took tries on them.
So, the list of people who have achieved the 2x25kg Plate Pinch has grown again, with Kody Burns becoming the 3rd person EVER!
And you can bet in 2016 the list will keep expanding. The only question is who will be NEXT?
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All the best in your training.
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