Road To The Red.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:15 PM
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:12 PM
I've come to be a calm bender too. I used to be angry and try to hurt the steel but that is not as effective as being calm. I practically underestimate the steel on purpose. If I think it is softer than it really is it will be a succesful bend. If you think it's hard it will feel very hard. I also don't overthink it. Just grab the bar without hesitation, know it is not that hard, then bend it. I got good enough at this that I kinda busted up my wrist even though it didn't feel hard to bend.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:48 PM
I feel like bending, being such an unusual activity, is actually a good way to discover some level of inner truth about yourself. Path of self discovery and what not. As you say, very very mental. JT told me exactly that. If you don't believe you can bend the bar, the brain will not fire as many muscle fibers.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:55 PM
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:38 AM
I also believe bending requires a certain order of muscle activation. Making it a natural movement optimizes the correct timing of things. Most feats are very dependant on the technical aspect, and full body focused down to a single task. Bending is aprime example. Trying to muscle the bar or go all ape s$$$ on it screws up the correct activation process, and just causes one to fight against themselves.
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