Starting a log to document this push to the Red. Not sure how far out I am in terms of time, at least a month or two. I'll be documenting my work here. Bend videos and other work. Moving away from GS and toward more traditional strength & grip training
Focusing on three aspects right now. Bending obviously, I just ordered 50 bars worth of 19/64" O1 Drill Rod. I think with this volume I will get my technique dialed in where I can then do N bars with ease and regularity.
Secondly, getting stronger. The main strength issue is the kink. Shoulders and upper chest work. I've begun incorporating overhead barbell pressing. Mostly with Fat Gripz. Also squats. I lack a squat rack, so its Zerchers all the way. it also means I have to clean anything I want to put overhead. That's fine.
Thirdly, contra specifics. Movements to counter balance the pressure and torque bending puts on the body. Pull ups, Push Us, Rows, Swings, I'm getting more creative in my testing. Hopefully I can get this done. Thanks for tuning in. All bending is in IMP's unless otherwise noted. (all bending will be in IMP's).
I've been keeping a log at steelbenders.org, but it comes to my attention that there are a few guys in a similar point in their quest as me, so DR thought this would be a good idea too.
Here are some recent videos:
Bastard in Doubles:
500# Eagle Loop DL:
390# 19/64" Bar in IMP's
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
155# 5 x 4
400# 19/64" Bar in firm IMP's to 4" (85%)
400# 19/64" Bar in soft IMP's to 4" (90%)
Thanks for checking it out.