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Showing content with the highest reputation on 08/15/2020 in Posts

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    Well, after all these years (15?!) I've finally did it. Was watching a documentary on The Mighty Atom, got up and bent it. Gonna order some IMP'S and try in those next week!
  2. 2 points
    I met Khaled Awa Jashell after Devon Larrat said he couldn't top roll him and has amazing grip. Nice guy. Very kind and a strong man. Intelligent too. 9.1 Inches hand. Hand span is 11.2 inches. Thumbs are long. Longer than Jedd Johnson I guess. Thick fingers. Palms 5 inches. Big forearms almost like mine without training. Wrist size is also almost like mine at 8.2 inches (mine 8.3 inches). STRONG dude whom Devon Larrat couldn't top roll. Can beat the Indian national champion in Armwrestling without training. Can he beat me in grip? Maybe. Thick bar for sure as he can go head to head with the likes of Laine Snook LOL. Not so in two hand pinch, crush and hub. Videos on my channel. Here I was just showing him how to close grippers. And more videos on my YouTube channel. He easily lifted the fatman blob, repped the 172 steel inch five times each hand and lifted the 98KG Inch! Laine Snook, Brian Shaw and Steve Gardener should be alarmed! Guy is just very strong. He works for 14 hours a day and eats rice and occasionally meat from time to time. According to him, his father has the same forearms and hand size and his brother bigger! I believe him. In around 2 weeks time, I Larry Wheels will return my Arm Wrestling table and I will then Pull Khaled! He has a future if he puts his mind into it, train, eats well and rests well. I think I should Sponsor him.
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    My medical(less) opinion is you have a seriously FUBARed hip Good Luck. On the bright side maybe is when I had my spinal MRI they said I shouldn't even be able to walk - and I'll be going for my 2x BW DL next week on my 72nd birthday. It's not "always" as bad as the medical jargon makes it sound after an MRi. Hip replacements are fairly common these days with good results for the most part - possibly what you're looking at ? I wish you well!
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    Which ever bend comes first in my daily log is my warmup. When I started back, it was 60ds. As I got stronger, I transitioned to Reds or Bastards in single IMPs. Eventually I felt that was pointless (too easy) and started doing a Red in 2/3 IMP as a warmup. I will probably transition to a Red in 1/2 IMPs soon because things are getting a little too easy again.
  5. 1 point
    Awesome bends and consistency! Quick question, do you do any warm up bends and if so what are they?
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    Friday for us here in Dubai. Yes I met him. Nice guy. Very kind and a strong man. Intelligent too. 9.1 Inches hand. Hand span is 11.2 inches. Thumbs are long. Longer than Jedd Johnson I guess. Thick fingers. Palms 5 inches. Big forearms almost like mine without training. Wrist size is also almost like mine at 8.2 inches (mine 8.3 inches). STRONG dude whom Devon Larrat couldn't top roll. Can beat the Indian national champion in Armwrestling without training. Can he beat me in grip? Maybe. Thick bar for sure as he can go head to head with the likes of Laine Snook LOL. Not so in two hand pinch, crush and hub. Videos on my channel. Here I was just showing him how to close grippers. Just go through my YouTube! He easily lifted the fatman blob, reps the 172 inch and lifted 98kg Inch. Yep, not a typo. In 2 weeks I will get my Arm Wrestling table from Larry Wheels. Will pull him by then, nit that I will do much damage! The man has a future if he trains, eats well and rests well.
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    Good luck with the upcoming appointment. At least replacements are much better now. Lots of damn strong guys out there with new parts.
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    Thanks my friend. Apparently I rode this horse and put him away wet a few too many times. Doubt I would change anything if I had it to do over again though. No use dying before you wear out all the parts. Lol
  10. 1 point
    August 8, 2020 Before Supper Still the technique stuff. I think my ol fluffy muffin top is causing to look more rounded than it is. Damned if I need to lose 50# just to form check. My hinge and hip rise are good though. On another note I think I’m going to rearrange the basement again tomorrow. Deadlift 385 x 5 x 3r Rack Pull 191.5k x 3 x 3r Shrug 151k x 3 x 10r DO Axle Holds 115k x 30s, 15s - bad Finger Curls 20/40/60/60k x 2 x 15r Standing Crunch Avr x 3 x 15r
  11. 1 point
    Nice work! It’s so fulfilling to see challenge bars start to fall.
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    So here is my bend from today: This was a very painful bend for me. Unfortunatly it was not in the 5 minute time frame with a few seconds, but nevertheless I want to share it because it was very hard. So the Square is completed for me: 7" - 6,5" - 6" in doubles and the 7" in singles. Now I need to get stronger for my main goal.
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    As it is important to get also new benders in line, here are some thoughts for the beginning and the intermediate: To strive for the red nail cert there are some simple facts: only bending in IMP´s and only bending 7" bars. This is very important to get the hands familiar with the pads and the shoulder with the length of the bar. No experiments, stuck with it till the red nail cert is official. For the Progression: Here in europe it is very simple because we have CRS in 6mm, 7mm and 8mm. The average CRS 8mm is a little bit harder than a red, feels like typical Bastard. so you have to work towards the 8mm. Very simple, start with a lighter bar, depends on your actual strength level. For example you can bend the 7mm Bar, start with it and increase the volume in every bending session or every week (depends on your personal things like other training, work, time and so on). If you have to start with the 6mm do it and then after a short time you will jump to the 7mm bar. If you can bend like 10pcs of the 7mm bar in one session, take some days off and than you are ready to try the 8mm bar or directly a red nail. If you can bend then the red, repeat it like two or three times and then write to ironmind to get certed. It´s really that simple with the volume work. It may not work for everybody for sure, but it worked for me in the past and it worked for the last two red nail certs here in Germany (Daniel and Richard) - Richard for example only needs three or four months from beginning to red nail cert. If you might take longer like an half year or a whole year, don´t worry there are a lot of factors but keep going and it will fall. In the USA I know that you don´t have something like the 7mm bars for a great progression, but you have a lot of the drill rods (I am not familiar with this stuff, so you better ask an experianced bender in the states) and you have the 1/4" G8 Bolt. When you can bend 10 of them then you should also ready for the red. How often do you should bend in a week? It depends (always the best answer ) - some can bend every day, some every second, some two times a week and some only on one day in a week. No matter why and how - some have a great regeneration on the bending and a lot of time others not (mostly everybody has a full time schedule with Family, a house, normal work and a dog - if you don´t have a dog you should get one - this will also help your bending progress and make you an better human). So hear to your body signals and be intelligent with your sessions. the harder the better is not the best option. Be smart and take a good work to your goal. If your hands are (bad word filter)ed up with some blisters or the skin is open use tape for this areas and you will be fine. There speaks nothing against a little taping on your training bends (you only can´t use it with the certs, that´s it). Get familiar with the technique is very important! There are a lot of factors in there (like hand and shoulder positioning, bar high under your chin, breathing and bracing, hip drive, shoulders down and so on) the earlier you can get better with all of that the easier it´s in the end or on higher bars. If you can´t get the bar with ease under your chin work on your shoulder mobility - do some banded dislocations, pull aparts and face pulls and/or search for some shoulder mobility drills in the Internet. Do this stuff before every session or better everyday - it don´t take more time than perhaps 10 minutes - so just do it to get better. Watch a lot of Videos from good benders and look to every Detail and try to copy this in your bends, or you are filming your bends and asking here for some thoughts. The experience shows that every active bender will be very active to help others. Also watch Tommys IMP 101 Video (you can find it here in the "Very important Bending Videos" - Thread) and do it exactly like him in your padding game. If you have the red nail cert in your pocket, the whole bending journey Begins! You can use the flow to make some other good bends in IMP´s like the Bastard, the Shiny, the Golden and some 6,5" stuff and it´s now the time to get familiar with the thicker wrapds like BB Wraps and the double pads - IMP´s and leather. To make another progress run I used the same system like in the beginning. I worked with the doubles on the 8mm Bars till I reached the 10pcs and then I was able to get the first 9mm Bar down, all CRS of course. Then another wave of volume on the 9mm Bars till I reached my first 10mm Bar. This will be hard times for sure beacuse high volume on higher bars are very brutal but it worked for me. And to end this post with one important sentence: If you want get better in bending you have to bend a lot of steel - nothing magic or need of some special exercises - just bend! P.S. sorry for not the best english! Here is a kraut speaking.
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