Driving a nail into a board with a blow of your fist is a classic feat of strength. When you can drive metal through wood with your own power you can do something that most people would never dream of doing.
Except a bit of padding for the hand all you need is a nail, a board and a stable place to set the board.
Besides using thicker boards or bigger nails, more advanced variations involved driving the nail through other objects. Strongmen have used frying pans, license plates, decks of cards and other materials to add to the feat.
When trying this feat its important to line up your shot straight. Drive the nail straight down and not at an angle. Also be sure to really unload on it. Don’t hold back! Here’s a quick example.
There is no better instruction in nail driving then Dennis Rogers’ How to Drive a Nail Without a Hammer DVD.