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  1. 12 points
    I bent a 50lb box of 60d nails this morning. 576 nails in 2 hours and 29 minutes. I am beat. I will post more about it later. Here are some pics.
  2. 9 points
    OK, here we go.... Dear steel bending gentleman, we have a new Cert in the books. Very happy to have this bend on the list. It was one of the reasons for me to create this cert: see the best bends possible. It is one of the best bends in steel bending history - in my opinion it´s probably the best one till now. Alexander Klimovich could bend the 12.9 bolt today. This is a huge bend only a few will understand. Huge Congrats to Alexander. The list was updated: https://www.horrido-bending.com/cert-list And here is the Video (unfortunatley not the best video because of sun and shadow games, but make sure to watch it on the computer with bright light and you can see everything!) Maybe we will see another 12.9 cert in the near future from also one of the best benders from the other side of the world!? Or can anyone bend this bolt shorter? Who knows!?
  3. 7 points
    Here is a detailed write-up of the feat: I have been wanting to bend a whole 50lb box of 60d nails ever since I read about John Brookfield doing it. There is not tons of information out there about when John did it. I emailed him and asked about his feat. He responded and said lets talk on the phone. I had a great 30 minute conversation with him. Very nice guy. He bent a 50lb box on 3 different occasions. The first was at a Highlands Game competition is Kentucky. The other 2 times were in a Walmart. He was set up and just bending as people walked by. That would have been great to see. He said the boxes had around 525 nails. He said none of his feats were recorded. He did not have exact times they took. They were not recognized as official records. He wore golfers gloves and used some type of padding on the nails themselves too. He seemed excited that I was going to attempt his feat and encouraged me. I did the training similar to how I trained for my other big endurance feats. I ramped up the number of bends I did each week, topping out at about 50% of feat day. I did 50 then the next week 125 then the next week 250. The 250 tore my hands, which I was happy with because my hands then healed with good callouses. The 250 was done 9 days before the scheduled feat day. While I was training, I realized that shoulder endurance would be critical. Thus, the couple of weeks before the feat I did high rep Indian club work and other shoulder work to build up endurance. Amir Bayour and Chris Stilwell came over to help. We worked together like an assembly line. It was very efficient and helped me bend faster. Amir would put the new nails in a set of wraps. We had 4 sets of leather pads pre-wrapped so he could just stick the nail in the pads. Chris would re-wrap as necessary. Chris also measured all nails to make sure they were within 2 inches and kept track of how many nails I had bent on a pad of paper. Amir’s girlfriend, Kelly, took tons of great photos. My wife and kids also checked out the action. My 3 year old daughter kept laughing at me and saying I looked like Santa Claus because my neck and shirt were covered in chalk and white. The box weighed 51.5 pounds and had 576 nails in it. These were some times that Chris jotted down as we went: 100 Nails in 20 minutes and 59 seconds 273 nails in 1 hour 300 nails in 1 hour and 6 minutes 355 nails in 1 hour and 20 minutes 392 nails in 1 hour and 30 minutes 400 nails in 1 hour and 32 minutes 485 nails in 2 hours 504 nails in 2 hours and 6 minutes 576 nails in 2 hours, 29 minutes and 28 seconds My hands started tearing up at 200 and were pretty bad by the end. Also, friction burns all over my chest and under my chin from my hands rubbing on them. I wore 3 t-shirts to help with this but still got lots of burns. I also shaved, because I learned in training its not good to have all that rubbing pulling facial hair. My hands and forearms got quite a pump. Also, my chest muscles started spasming a bit at the end from all the crushing. My low back got quite fatigued too. My whole body is quite sore today still. After the box was bent, Amir and Chris did some great bending with the Horrido Bending bolts. My bending was done and I just enjoyed watching them bend some tough steel. Thanks for checking out my steel bending feat. Don Cummings
  4. 7 points
    Actually wasn't feeling 100% this morning, which is why none of these were super fiery. Still got some massive bends! Waiting on Andrew to get me a current count of his 13/32, 27/64, and 7/16 stock so I can keep climbing the ladder of weirdly named steel, haha. Thanks again to @KRC for the Tsar stock. Enjoy!
  5. 7 points
    I think there’s still a bit of uncertainty about what is and isn’t permitted with the Grab Ball, so I shot this little video. I hope it helps. If anyone still has questions, please let me know.
  6. 7 points
  7. 5 points
    I forgot to mention, Chris gave me this great Gold show hammer he made as a congrats gift. The hammer head has a very cool shape that I have not seen before. The head is stamped that it weighs 13 pounds. I am very thankful and grateful for the hammer. Here is a pic of the hammer and Chris, Amir and I in action.
  8. 5 points
    I think Carl Myerscough has a decent chance to cert the #4. He's 208 cm tall and has done the most impressive gripper closes I've ever seen. Closing a 216# rated GHP9 for two reps with 38 mm block set. With that said, I think he's the only one who is actually close to be able to cert the #4. For the Gold Nail I would say there's at least two guys now, or maybe three who have a chance at it. It's difficult to predict which one is going to happen first but if I really had to bet I would say the gold nail. I think both of them will happen within the near future.
  9. 4 points
    ↑↑↑ humble brag ripped to shreds forearm vid ↑↑↑ 🇨🇦
  10. 4 points
    Planks. Bastard in IMPs. Just wanted to get something bent...right index is jacked. Its ripped underneath a callous. I may have to remove the whole thing. Regardless...its in a very inconvenient place for bending. In better news...palm tear is mending. Sooo...not really a workout today...just greasing the groove.
  11. 4 points
  12. 4 points
    So a tree went down on our fence yesterday...so I got in 3 hours of Yardio! Ha...finally used it. This morning I awoke beat the hell up. Maybe I should take a day off? Hahahaha. Bw squats. Glute bridges. Bastard in IMPs. Warm up. "Q" 0-1 DR @ 8 3/8" in IMPs. Oddly enough, for as beat up I feel...it went like cake. 2 or 3 less hits than my best. "R" 0-1 DR @ 8 3/8" in 1.5 IMPs. I managed 25 degrees before pulling something in my upper back. After that, I could not harness any power. Maybe the wifey will put an elbow into the knot. I didnt have to bend today, but if you dont allow yourself to fail...you also dont allow yourself to succeed.
  13. 4 points
    Didnt have a plan going in today. Just kinda winged it. Bw squats. Glute bridges. Old stock Red in IMPs. Red in 1/2 IMPs. "Q" 0-1 DR @ 8 3/8" in IMPs x 2. This Q was faster than ever...my heart being the only thing slowing me up. A sub 30 second bend turned into 4 minutes since I had to sit in between. It wasn't a lack of power...I just cant handle too many hits in a row at this level...yet. Ironically I took my time between hits on the second Q and it took about the same time. I feel like I've achieved/dialed in a new base level for 8 3/8" (meaning I can likely always bend a Q in IMPs...tired or not). Next comeback milestone will be the R...padding be damned.
  14. 3 points
    I have the Vikn coming so I'll see here soon. I've been going clean hands on my IM Axle lately with good results - but I keep it cleaned down bare as well. I do use chalk on Gracie and my Hex block and Blobs. So far nothing I have found beats "the bucket" that is just every chalk I empty out of climbing chalk bags - mostly Metolius Super Chalk - Black Diamond and Gorilla stuff with a few oddball chalk balls etc. Every WR etc set at Gripmas over the years used the bucket. I'll continue to experiment - it's just something I like to play with - as much for climbing as for grip.
  15. 3 points
    If my forearms were that ripped, I'd be putting out daily rule videos!
  16. 3 points
    Great training weekend. Saturday 8/8/20 Went to Tim Butlers for a training session. Messed around with Pinch, thick bar, grippers and sledges but the only thing which was really on was thick bar which is great because today is my scheduled thick bar day anyway. The highlights were hitting a huge PR on my super slick and unseasoned 2.5" Crusher at 164 lbs. That is an all time PR on my handle and not just post surgery so I am stoked. I might have had a little more in me but next up I went for Tim's 152lb Inch Shalaney Dumbbell with a 2.5” thick handle (little thicker than the real inch) and got it which is awesome cause its the heaviest inch style dumbbell I have ever lifted. Videos below. Today 8/9/20 Got to the gym late. Only had an hr until close so I had to move fast. Got home at almost midnight last night so I got a slow start to the day. Deadlifts 4 warm ups 315 lbs - 2x 355 lbs - 2x 395 lbs - 2x 435 lbs - 2x. nice. Best deadlifts session in a while. Making progress towards that 500 lb goal for year end. Stiff Leg Deadlifts 225 lbs - 10x. Just wanted some volume and something less taxing Lat Pulldowns 150 lbs - 10x 170 lbs - 10x 190 lbs - 10x Close Grip Cable Rows 150 lbs - 10x 170 lbs - 10x 190 lbs - 10x
  17. 3 points
    I hope so but either way Alex beat me to it fair and square! His crush is STRONG! I'd say stronger than mine at the moment. I think I have him beat on kink strength though. 😁 Either way I plan to have the equalizer before the end of August! 🤘
  18. 3 points
    No video, but I just tried this and I wanted to grab the last place spot with 83lbs. Think I may be able to get 90 but probably not much more.
  19. 3 points
  20. 3 points
    Great to see that Alexander is also in! Great display of power! But I'm pretty sure that Derek has the right answer to this in the near future...😁
  21. 3 points
    Friday Close Grip Bench Press to 162.5kg x 1, F, 1, 1 reps Lat Pulldowns - wide bar to stack x 8 reps ATB to 117.5kg + set up x 3 x 3 reps @
  22. 3 points
    I'd like to clarify my intentions for my previous posts: 1. I'm far from an expert and genuinely thought hand size mattered more for the particular comparison that was being made. I now know better since you guys informed me. 2. I had no intention of posting something controversial. 3. I only mentioned hand size because we compared Carl to Nathan and I must've gotten Carl mixed up with someone else's hand size (another really big guy) and because I was under the assumption that the previous two points were true/relevant to the discussion. 4. All this does not equal me thinking Carl is weak, I think he's one of the absolute strongest I've ever seen in grip, regardless of hand size and how relevant or irrelevant it may be. 5. I personally don't think it's controversial to compare different physical attributes in athletes, I just think it's interesting. Nothing is meant to demean or reduce anyone's accomplishments. I care way more about absolute strength and not bodyweight in relation to strength feats. That said, if I saw a 150 lbs relatively small guy bench 500 lbs with no arch, I think his size/build would be worth talking about in relation to the feat. Especially if we're comparing it to someone far bigger. This was not relevant in this threads comparison, I learned later in the discussion, about Carl since he actually doesn't have very big hands + hand size wasn't as relevant as I believed for the lift in question. Hope that makes sense. Have a nice day guys!
  23. 3 points
    So the knots in my back are still prevelant, despite satan's ahem my wife's best efforts at painfully knocking them out. Bw squats. Glute bridges. Planks? No cause I'm slacking. Red in 2/3 IMPs. Red in 1/2 IMPs. "R" 0-1 DR in 1.5 IMPs. I gave up at 21 degrees. I think general fatigue and my knotted upper back prevented more movement. Not gonna beat myself up over it. It's a process dammit! Red in 1/3 IMPs. Barely any movement. Whatever energy I had went into that R fail. All and all, I "feel" there is a lot of hidden progress going on. When I'm thoroughly rested without tears...watch out. I'm 48yo today. It would be nice to cert gold by my 50th birthday. Might seem a little long range as goals go...but that will only make success sweeter.
  24. 3 points
    My second submission- 126lb IM Axle Strict curl. I need to train this lift to get better going forward as it is very hard for this cat. Hope to see more entries as Durry has a fun/challenging contest if you give it a try. Mucho respect to Durry for his 138 strict curl, which is very strong.
  25. 3 points
    Just stating the hand size with no other info as people seemed to think he has very large hands. I dont give a shit how big anyones hands are just lift whatever you can lift. There are some things not feasible (facelifting blobs, etc) but most issues are weakness. If you can lift it with two hands using the same hand placement then one hand just isn't strong enough.
  26. 3 points
    I wish he had a bigger presence on social media...or at least more braggadocious (take a page out of the rest of our books). He is the strongest gripper closer by a large margin in my opinion. If not for COVID, I believe he would have already certified on the 4.
  27. 3 points
    Fun stuff - I’ve been doing a light banded version with an 8” polycarbonate rod as a shoulder mobility exercise, since my shoulders are like rusty gears held together with duct tape and chewing gum.
  28. 3 points
    Nathan could cert the #4, probably even with a monster #4.
  29. 3 points
    3 whites - Congrats!
  30. 3 points
    Bw squats. Glute bridges. Old stock Red in IMPs. Old Spiral Red in 1/2 IMPs. "Q" 0-1 DR @ 8 3/8" in IMPs. My gut said to go long again so I did...and kept track of hit progress. 15 degrees, 30, 55, 75, 105, 115, interlock 3 quick hits, gripper crush 2 hits. By far, this was the easiest "Q" I put away. Sure it could be an outlier, but my technique could be more dialed in also. I look forward to a similar post about th 8 3/8" "R". OHP (100) x 6
  31. 3 points
  32. 2 points
    Tuesday Close Grip Bench Press to 127.5kg x 5 x 5 reps Adj/T/bar to +120kg x 3 x 3 reps
  33. 2 points
    100% this! Among everything else, @Donc101 always provides aesthetically pleasing photo composition.
  34. 2 points
    Ok, if any of you US benders is interested to make a bulk order just let me know. In the meantime.... Yesterday we had a new entry: Amir Bayour certed the A2 bolt with a nice view in the @Donc101 area. Nice to see how benders get other benders to the cert. Here is the Video:
  35. 2 points
    Alright so here’s a video from today when I had a partner to film it. Was able to get 153 on the Titan axle bar I linked to earlier in the thread, the bar weighs 23 pounds and I had two 45s and four tens. Definitely a fun challenge and the only strict curl experience I had previous was watching a video of Denis Cyplenkov (spelling?) break the world record on a EZ curl bar. It’s something I’ll add in occasionally to my workouts even after the challenge is over to make sure I’m really isolating and not cheating. Curious to see what the rest of the month holds in store.
  36. 2 points
    Wrong climber haha, there's no way Chris would get double digits on this lift.
  37. 2 points
    I'm new to bending and wondering if anyone had some insight for short steel bending mobility? I feel my positioning is limited by lack of mobility. Any insight would be helpful! Thank you.
  38. 2 points
  39. 2 points
    Glute bridges. Bw squats. Planks. Bastard in IMPs. It's really weird how pain prevents us from accessing our power. I took like 3 hits (with breaks) on this Bastard before my index finger numbed up. After that, I melted it in 4 hits. I could have easily just walked away after any of the first hits...and given up. "Q" 0-1 DR @ 8 3/8" in IMPs. So during my first 50 days, I melted zero Qs in singles. Since then, and including today, I've bent 9 out of 10 in singles. Very defined progress. It amazes me how much I DONT know about bending. Today while working on the Q, i cocked my right wrist about 1/2" towards my chest (on the sweep), and moved it 25 degrees. So much of bending is harnessing power and delivering it at optimum angles. I need to pay even closer attention to my hits...if I want to be top notch bender. So another grease the groove day...but glad i did it.
  40. 2 points
    August 6, 2020 Before Supper Too damn hit and muggy. Leaving out rows as I’ll be deadlifting tomorrow. On a side note; I’m actually started to be able to supinate my hands by forcing the position for axle curls. DB Bench 115e x 3/3/3/3/6/7 Axle Cheat Curl 35/45/50/50k x 5r BFR Axle Reverse Curl 40k x 2 x 8r BFR DB Skullcrushers 0:30 40e x 20-15-10
  41. 2 points
    Thursday August 6, 2020 Log C+J 195×1×2, 200×2×2, 205×3×2 A1 OHP 135×7,7,6 A2 pullups (pause at top and bottom) BW×5×3 Farmers walk 245×30'+30'×3 B1 DB rows 80×10×3 B2 beast reach 1/1×3 B3 scorpion reach 1/1x3 Everything feels heavy this week.
  42. 2 points
    Tuesday Close Grip Bench Press to 127.5kg x 5 x 4 reps (inc a pause) Adj/T/Bar to 116.25kg x 1, 3 and 3 reps Thursday Seated Press - new bar to 120kg x 3 reps Hammer DB Curls accidental mis-load so I did (oh yes) 100kg / 220lbs x 3/4 reps TPD to 13p x 8 reps Bwt: 308lbs
  43. 2 points
    Hasn't he closed rgc 230 on video? Far from far fetched that he has closed a ghp10 imo.
  44. 2 points
    I agree. I like to believe its true, because Nathan is super strong and he's been very kind to me when answering questions and giving advice. Very nice person. But will not know for certain until a video surfaces.
  45. 2 points
    Incredible bends Derek! I remember when I was active here (the last time), and you were 14-15 years old. You were strong back then but this is superhero-level. Totally incredible journey and development you have done. Awe-inspiring. You've actually made me inspired to bring up the wraps and test some DO again
  46. 2 points
    I certainly wouldnt say golds are getting easier. I know there was some stock that came out lighter, but that was a fluke. It wouldnt be fair to the first person to cert on the gold to cheapen that achievement by saying it was an easier bar. With that being said, I know there is a tight race to the gold currently, cant wait to see who does it first.
  47. 2 points
    It seems like the only thing bending these days is my nerves. Classic case of the COVID Kids Syndrome. Today I was angry as my lawn mower took 4 weeks to be fixed and it broke again about 40 min into new deployment. With all these weeks off, I was going to make back of my yard the Scottish Highlands [Hint Hint], but when I got the call the machine was ready, I was ready to make the front yard as nice as a baseball field. tomorrow is my last day "off" before a couple dozen MLB baseball games, so my plan is to do some solo bending
  48. 2 points
    Definitely interested in this but not excited about the 12 hour drive. Last year seemed like such a good time tho so I'm going to strongly consider making the trek
  49. 2 points
  50. 2 points
    Probably, Tim Butler will try to get me to go to Gripmas
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