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How to Properly Use a Wrist Roller

If you’re looking to build wrist strength, then there is one way to properly use a wrist roller. The common way of using a wrist roller involves holding it up with your arms outstretched. The problem with this is that your shoulder strength is going to be the limiting factor, by a big degree. Thus, […]

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Basics of Closing Grippers

Whether it’s an Ironmind gripper, or another brand, if you step up to the heavy grippers, instead of the easy things found in most sporting goods stores, you’ll need to know a few basics to be able to close the thing. These basics include: Which way to face the gripper, looking at the turn in […]

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Multiple Ways to Imagine…

Two days ago, I told you about an idea I found from Ironmind’s Milo magazine that I really liked. (If you missed that one about injury prevention you can check it out here.) Now, something I disagree with. This is from an article on Mental Training for All Athletes by Evan Perperis, NSCA-CPT. Overall, I […]

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Legendary Viking Log Lift

This got spread around on Facebook a whole bunch the other day. Its very cool, for a number of reasons, so I felt it was worth sharing here too. Plus I’m a fan of the Game of Thrones show which just makes it even more cool. Hafthor Bjornsson, who plays “The Mountain” in Game of […]

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Weightlifting Straps

When you reach a certain point of progress and start moving some serious weight, the first part of the body which will often give out is your hands. The muscle in the back and legs are much larger and even with strong hands, you’ll still benefit from using straps to keep up with the progress. […]

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Grade 8 Bolt Bend

Hit a new big PR yesterday during my workout – Bending a Grade 8 Bolt. It sort of happened like my 505 lb. deadlift. Coming into the workout I just had a feeling I could do it. So I warmed up with some lighter bolts and nails then went into it. Here’s the video. This […]

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Five Reasons to Start Bending Nails

The following is a guest post from Jedd Johnson. If you’re not familiar with Jedd you should be. He’s the co-founder of DieselCrew.com which is one of the best strength site out there. He’s also a CSCS through the NSCA, and recently got his RKC through Dragondoor. Here he’ll be talking about the benefits you […]

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Nail Bending Progressions

Got a great question from Felipe the other day that I wanted to tackle, concerning progressions in nail bending. First of all congratulations Logan for having such a great website your one of the strong men I follow because you have such great information and knowledge. I will be buying the advanced bridging course some […]

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Bending a 60-Penny Nail for the First Time

A little while ago I bent my first ever legitimate 60-penny nail. I did this in the reverse grip meaning my hands were facing opposite directions. Since then I have bent one in the double overhand position which I am working more on. Bending steel has been something that has interested me for a while. […]

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