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Nail Bending DVD Review

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Today, I have a review on my Nail Bending DVD from EJ Livesey, a guy who has accomplished quite a bit in his short time bending, certifying on the IronMind Red Nail, among other elite-level bends.

As you read, you have to understand that to say that EJ Livesey is “intense,” would be a huge understatement. This guy is willing to look for, buy and put instruction into action, and he’s willing to put in the work to be great. EJ, like many others I have helped, (and maybe even like you) had the potential to be great at bending already – I just showed him how to turn all of his strength into being a nasty bending machine. Check it out…

My name is EJ Livesey, and I have been bending since 2010. When it comes to learning new things, I am a very visual person. My luck and progress in Bending came slowly until I got Jedd’s DVD NAIL BENDING: HOW TO MELT STEEL WITH YOUR BARE HANDS.

When I saw the DVD advertised, I knew right away this would skyrocket my success, so I had to have it. Now some of the information in the DVD, such as the different types of wrapping materials, I was already familiar with. Other things, such as the correct mechanics for the different styles of bending I was not so familiar with.

With the DVD playing in front of me, I was able to wrap up a piece of 9/32″ drill rod in a set of Ironmind Pads. At the time, this piece of metal I could only kink in these pads (IronMind Wraps make the bend much harder, due to the lack of padding). So I studied the DO (Double Overhand) section over and over.

For me, DO was always weak and painful, until the “circle of strength” was discussed and explained in the DVD. I finally saw the error of my ways, and right away my DO was strong.

Within a few weeks (as opposed to months), I was strong enough to bend the Red Nail in IronMind pads. I was amazed and a true believer.

There are tons of little secrets to be learned in all of the different styles of bending, and these secrets are explained by one of the best in the community, Jedd. These secrets need to be explained by an elite bender, or you are in for a long road of pain and disappointment.

Other very important aspects of this DVD, are the Recovery and Strength sections. There are tons or exercises out there and tons of products that claim to make your hands and arms stronger. However, all you need are a few simple exercises/movements. This is the information you could spend months trying to find and never get a credible answer. Jedd does all the work for you and his reputation speaks for itself.

The end of this August I will have been bending for 2 years. I have certified on the Red Nail, bent the King of All Bastards Bar in 1.25″ double wraps, Stainless Steel Hex Bar in IronMind Pads, and my favorite: an 8″ adjustable wrench unbraced Double Overhand. All those bends in less than 2 years, and your DVD helped, a lot.

Jedd knows what will work, and work fast. If your dream is to bend the Red, be the “freak at work” or bend some bastards, buy HOW TO MELT STEEL WITH YOUR BARE HANDS. You will be satisfied.


EJ Livesey
Certified Red Nail Bender

EJ – Thanks for the awesome words. Looking forward to more awesome bending exploits from you, dude!

All the best in your training,


August is Classic Strongman Feats Month

Monday, August 1st, 2011


I have been thinking about doing this for quite some time (since about March) and I am finally going to do it.

August is Classic Strongman Feats Month at Diesel Crew for the Diesel Grip Strength Challenge.

We will be having the first ever On-line Grip Strength Tournament. Here’s a video talking about the Tournament.

The way this will work is you all will submit videos as is regularly done and a bracket will be formed at random from the submissions.

The bracket will look just like any Tournament Bracket, like the NSCA for example.

Each week, the submissions will go into a hat and be pulled at random to fill the bracket and whoever out-duels the other person either wins, loses or there is a draw.

This will be a 5-week tournament, and each week will be a different feat of strength.

This week, for Week 1 in the Classic Strongman Feats Tournament is Reverse Style Bending.

You can have your choice of bending stock from the following selections:

  • 40D Nail
  • 60D Twisted Spike
  • 60D Non-Twisted Spike
  • Grade 5 Bolt
  • Grade 8 Bolt
  • 6″ X 5/16″ Hot Rolled Steel Bar
  • 6″ X 5/16″ Cold Rolled Steel Bar

All of these items can be readily obtained through places like Ace Hardware, Home Depot, etc. Also, I have a bunch of Grade 5’s and Grade 8’s that I will send people for $1.50 apiece plus shipping.

To allow as many people to enter this Tournament as possible, almost all types of wraps will be allowed, meaning any soft material, such as towels, rags, denim, cordura, IronMind Pads (IMP’s), suede, etc,, as long as they are no longer than 12″ in length and 4.5″ in width. (**If you are not sure if your wraps count, please send me an email).

If you are wondering What Is a Grade 5 or a Grade 8 Bolt, then check out this video on my YouTube Channel = > What are Graded Bolts.

Rules of the Bend

  • Must use Reverse Style / Terminator Technique
  • No part of the lower arms below the elbow can touch the body during the bend
  • The Bend must be completed within 30 seconds
  • After the 30 seconds is complete, the bar must be bent to at least 40 degrees
  • The bar has to be straight before bending. Once you attempt a bar, you can not attempt it again.

Feel free to attempt multiple bends throughout the week
. Just make sure to send me your best bending video by 8PM on Friday, August 5, 2011.

How to Measure Your Bend

My buddy, Mike Rinderle has put together this video for you on how to measure your bent bars.

How to Wrap and Bend Reverse Style

Here is a video that I did showing how the Bars should be wrapped and how Reverse style is done.

Video Identification Requirements

  • Title: Grip Strength Challenge – Classic Strongman Feat Week 1
  • Description: Grip Strength Strongman Feats
  • Tags: grade 5 bolt bend, reverse bending, strongman feats

Alrighty DIESELS – get your best bends done and get me the videos.


P.S. Need instructions on how to bend? Check out my Bending Resources below…

Nail Bending eBook = > How to Bend Nails

Nail Bending DVD
= > Nail Bending Explained

The BUZZ You Can’t Ignore

Friday, January 28th, 2011

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.

It’s Time to Melt Steel like Thermite

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Thermite (n)

1. a composition of a metal powder and a metal oxide, which can melt its way through even the thickest of metal supplied to it

2. a term used to describe the absolute ease you will have in bending nails, bolts, rolled steel, and other bars after you watch this DVD:

Order Your Copy = > Nail Bending – How to Melt Steel with Your Bare Hands

The long wait is over.

Right now, all over the world, orders are being processed.

By this time next week, hundreds of people will watch this DVD.

In two weeks time, these same people will begin developing the obsession with Bending perfectly good fastening devices into U and Y-shapes.

And in a few months time, there will be an all-out onslaught on the Red Nail, Fat Bastard Stock, and other various Challenge Bars.

Nothing is going to stand in your way toward accomplishing your goals – NOTHING.

When it comes to Strength Training, there are a few different ways you can improve:

1. Work Harder

Some people are not willing to put the work in to get better. They lack motivation. They lack the drive.

However, working as absolutely hard as you possibly can, can have detrimental effects to progress. Your own motivation can be the thing that holds you back.

2. Work More Often / More Volume

Some people lack the energy to put the work in. They are unable to get any momentum because they don’t put enough time in their training and preparation.

Unfortunately, working too often, doing too much volume, and going about things unwisely can get you hurt and stunt your progress even more.

2. Coaching / Guidance

Some people have no direction. Like tiny children lost in the park, they wonder around trying different methods for short periods and bounce around like the Plinko chip on the Price is Right.

This is where I come in.

I am here to steer people in the right direction and give them the knowledge they can use to succeed. I have put together this Nail Bending DVD to show you the Best Practices for Serious Nail Benders:

Nail Bending Best Practices that I will Show You

  • Wrapping Methods: I show you what the most commonly used materials are for safe and powerful bending, as well as how to properly wrap so that you are able to drill into your nail or bar with utmost viciousness
  • Bending Technique Demonstrations: I show you the main three Bending Techniques, covering each one slowly and methodically, allowing you to follow along with me and copy my movements right there at your TV screen or Computer monitor.
  • Strength Training for Bending: This section includes only HIGH IMPACT TRAINING METHODS for building foundational strength and further bending power. There is NO FLUFF.
  • Injury Prevention: Bending is too fun and rewarding to stuck on the shelf. I show you ways to take care of yourself so that you can keep from getting hurt and maybe even get better from conditions you might have already from poor practices.

Like every product I make, I worked my ass off on this DVD for you. I am proud to introduce it to the strength training world.

Get your copy here = > Nail Bending Instructional DVD

All the best in your training.


Bending DVD Contest

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Well, the long wait is almost over.

Next week, my new DVD, Nail Bending: How to Melt Steel with Your Bare Hands, will go live.

This DVD is 90 minutes of bending instruction covering Wrapping, Bending Techniques, Strength Training, and Injury Prevention.

You can basically wrap up and bend your first nail right along with me as I show you how it is done.

To launch this thing into the Stratosphere, I am holding a contest.

I want you to tell me why you want this DVD. Tell me why you should get one.

For every 50 comments I get between now and Saturday, I will draw a winner randomly to select people who will get a free copy of the DVD

I will announce the winners on Saturday, so when you post below make sure to include your valid email address, so I can contact you.

I am also including Facebook comments on this as well, so if you want to post there, you can do so here = > Jedd’s Facebook Page.

I have helped hundreds if not thousands of people learn to bend through my articles and my ebooks. Now I want to help even more by showing them myself.

In addition to this contest, the people who get the first shot at this DVD for a special price are the ones signed up for my Bending Newsletter. To go get signed up now, click on the banner below.

If you don’t win the contest, there will be here an announcement here on the site when the DVD is LIVE.

Until then, Happy Thanksgiving, and all the best to you and your family!