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What Is Isometric Bending Good For?


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I figure the cheapest, simplest and most portable form of (upper body) exercise is iso bending. Cos a wrapped nail you can't bend can be taken anywhere and pulled out for a quick effort.

So what muscles are being worked by iso bending?

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Depends on what style of bending, DO, DU, reverse etc. Keep in mind it will only make you stronger at that part of the bend! A bender would do ISOs as a whole workout not just while waiting at the gas pump or anything. You'd do straight bar, 90deg and almost 180deg to work the kink, sweep and crush muscles for whatever style you aim to work. Now I'd only be doing this stuff if you want to bend, not for strength purposes. "Strict" or "pure" bending puts emphasis on grip and wrist strength, not on major muscle groups like pecs and shoulders.

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Everything is an iso for me :)

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Every non complete bend is an ISO. Your effort goes into the bend and if you succeed then it is a bend if it is not complete at whatever stage it is left in every bit of effort was an ISO excercise. Don't we all agree?

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