There are a lot of good and thoughtful people in the world. I received an email about a week ago from a person I did not know, Greg Pickett. Turns out he has been in the strength world for a long time, was a power lifter and even wrote for MILO magazine. He loves steel bending, especially double underhand bending. He is moving and did not want to move all of his steel. He wanted to help a serious bender and had seen some of my videos. He sent me a nice package of steel, including some great looking nails. The pic was one of the nails I bent today. This was a tough nail. Looks like an old school nail. Reminds me of the hard ones Pat P has from the 1960s. Very cool of Greg.
Thanks Mike! I take that as a big compliment. I really amped myself up and my adrenaline was firing the whole time. The nails were going smooth because of it. I drained my central nervous system and crashed once the adrenaline wore off. I got a bad headache and had to lay down. Fun times! Thanks for checking it out.
Been mainly messing around with the pinch block today. First I work on grippers, then the pinch block, then the Trilobite,I usually try to get a type of PR but for now I’m still getting novice gains. I’m doing previous 1rm for reps now so we’ll see, the initial impossible feel of my top set in the beginning of pinch training is going away and I clean it well like all my implements as well.
Incorporated the Ironmind Block into my daily routine. Pretty fired up about grip in general but because the blocks difficulty for me I kinda want to specialize in it and devote more energy to it, it’s barely been used but that’s changing. Figured I’d log it here today since i enjoy using it so much, my numbers since getting it, I keep it clean cuz I want the most out of it. Here’s the numbers nothing special,some were max effort some were not
5lbs: 32 reps
10lbs: 32 reps
20lbs: 126 reps
25lbs: 32 reps
30lbs: 32 reps
35lbs,40lbs, 45lbs, 50lbs, 55lbs, and 60lbs I kept to 1 rep, I’ll bring those up