First Feat of Strength for Beginners
I’m often asked by readers and viewers what is the best way to get started with Oldtime Feats of Strength, like bending and tearing things.
There’s one single feat of strength that I believe you should begin with…
First off, feats of strength require you to be able to produce tremendous pressure with the hands, so you should begin with something that checks that box.
Next, aside from being able to latch onto something hard with your hands, you also need to be able to make what you’re bending or tearing do what you want it to.
You have to be able to overcome whatever it is that you’re working on, so this introductory feat has to involve movement as well as the tension requirement
On top of all that, your first feat challenge needs to test you mentally. Often, when trying to bend or tear something, your mind gives up long before you hands do or your body does.
So you can’t just start bending paper clips or wire hangers. There’s gotta be some sort of mental challenge to it.
Finally, and I think this is something that a lot of new feat fanatics forget about, is there needs to be a low level of risk involved. This way, you don’t hurt yourself, and screw up not only your new hobby, but also all the other strength training and other strength goals you have.
For instance, it’s really easy to go overboard with steel bending, or pop something in your shoulder, because of the increased levels of strain.
As a bonus, it’s nice if the thing you’re starting off with is fairly affordable and easy to get, so you’re not blowing through paychecks and combing the edges of the internet trying to find some rare stock to work with.
So with all these factors considered, I believe the perfect feat for you to start out with is CARD TEARING.
Card Tearing teaches you not only about the application of force from your hands into the cards, but also how you can direct this force into the deck at various angles.
Once you learn this, it’s a much easier jump to bending nails, steel bars, horse shoes, etc.
Before you know it, you’re bending and tearing everything in sight!
While it may not seem so, tearing cards also requires mental fortitude, because it isn’t by any means easy, and you have to push yourself to complete the tear.
Finally, cards are available EVERYWHERE! From the local super market, to the various dollar stores, to ebay, casinos, and more – decks of cards are constantly at your fingertips.
For all these reasons, and probably more that I’m not thinking of, if you’re thinking about getting started with oldtime feats of strength, your best bet is Card Tearing, and I’ll show you everything you need to know in my ebook, the Card Tearing System
Thanks and all the best in your training.
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