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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Steel Bending Workout
The latest Workout of the Month is ready to go!
Last month was a wrist and lower arm primer workout to get you ready for steel bending, call the Sledge Only Workout.
Now, with a few weeks of wrist training under your belt, it’s time to try your hands at bending, and I’ve got the workout program for you to get started the right way.
This month’s steel bending workout is called the Less is More Bending Workout.
When you click that link right above, you’ll learn EXACTLY why I called it that.
But here’s the short version: I think most benders do TOO MUCH bending, and end up setting their progress back, because of all the excess work they do.
The point of this month’s workout is to keep the volume under control, help you stay strong throughout your steel bending journey, and then you’ll be on your way to the big steel FASTER!
I can’t wait to hear your feedback on the Workout, after you go through it.
Grab your copy today here => Steel Bending Workout.
All the best in your training.
When grip guys and strength aficionados get started in steel bending, they want to progress as quickly as possible up the various levels of steel as fast as possible. They often try many different training techniques in order to strengthen their wrists and lower arms for the many steel bending techniques that exist.
One of the time-honored traditions of steel benders is Levering Sledge Hammers, and I’m often asked by steel benders if Sledge Levering is a good option for building better bending strength.
In today’s video, I address this topic: Will Sledge Hammer Levering Help Me Bend Bigger Steel:
Does Hammer Levering Help Build Bending Strength?
This is honestly a pretty big change in my line of thinking. In fact, in both my Nail Bending eBook and Nail Bending DVD, I suggest Sledge Hammer Levering to bring up their bending.
However, I always try to learn and develop, both as a lifter and a coach. Since working with dozens of benders over the last few years, I’m convinced that Sledge Hammer Levering isn’t as necessary as I once thought.
Also, in talking with many big benders over the years, the consensus, by far is that BENDING is what you should focus on in order to get good at bending.
I still stand by the fact that Sledge Levering will help you in conditioning your wrists for bending. In fact, I suggest a minimum 4-week ramp-up period where the various wrist movement patterns are trained with gradually increasing intensity, prior to doing any bending.
I recommend Sledge Levering for beginners because it allows you to work so many beneficial ranges of motion and movement patterns that are needed with steel bending, including both non-braced and braced bending methods.
However, once you start actually bending full time, or at least making steel bending one of your primary goals in your training, I think it’s most important to focus on purposeful bending, working your way up the ladder, and continually working on perfecting your technique and force production on actual nails and bars. At that point, Sledge Work can take a back seat, and be used mainly as a recovery method between bending sessions, and for keeping things like Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow as far away as possible.
I hope today’s post has been helpful toward directing you down as straight and as short a path as possible to your ultimate bending goals.
If you’re interested in more Steel Bending information, please check out the resources that countless other steel slayers have tapped into. The links are below.
Nail Bending eBook: Since 2005, this digital manual has helped more people start out on the right track with their bending than any other resource on the planet. It includes pictorials of how to properly execute all the major and minor bending techniques, dozens of different exercises for building lower arm strength and preventing injuries, as well as a full 9-week lower arm conditioning program for beginner benders.
Nail Bending DVD: Released in 2011, this video picks up where the ebook left off, walking you through the process of becoming a great bender. It shows you the proper way to wrap your steel for powerful bending, and you can see bars bent right on your computer screen or TV. Grab you steel, get your wraps, and let’s do a couple bends together as you play this DVD right in your own living room or home gym.
All the best in your training.
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The “Beast In The East” Steel Bending Comp
Promoted by Mike Krahling
Submitted by Mike Rinderle
The Beast in the East Steel Bending Competition will be held this Saturday, May 14th, at 10AM. Some of the best steel benders in the United States will be converging on Exton, PA to compete for hundreds of dollars in cash and prizes.
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Like a 50-Ton Boulder in an 80’s Adventure Movie, the Killer Feedback is Still ROLLING In!
That BUZZ you hear off in the distance is NOT the sound of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Natural Gas Mining activity or the clamoring about the new season of American Idol.
It is the humming of anticipation from the people waiting for their copy of the Nail Bending DVD, and the praise the DVD continues to get.
When I designed this DVD, my goal was to make it something that anyone could benefit from, especially new benders and those who have had very little coaching.
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