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2004/01/26 19:40:46 (permalink)
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First attempt at bending...pic

The nail is 150mm by 6mm

Only a little bend[:I], but it's a start.

Does anyone know how thick the Ironmind nails are?



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    TREBOR
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/01/26 20:10:24 (permalink)
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    Did you do that with bare hands or did you use some sort of padding,towels etc
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/01/26 21:00:22 (permalink)
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    Jonny5

    Oops, looks like I've been a bit fortunate not to injure myself. Cheers for the advice, I'll get a length of 5mm from B&Q and start practising.

    I’ve just started getting into grip training, plate curling, pinching, Coc crushers, and I just got a bit excited.

    Trebor

    I just used a couple of standard linen tea-towels.
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/01/27 03:18:28 (permalink)
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    How long a piece of 5mm would you start with Johnny?
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    Dr Helium
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/02/01 14:43:06 (permalink)
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    Got some 1M lengths of 5mm, 6mm and 6mm threaded from B&Q all for £3.25.

    Started off with 8" x 5mm (easyish), then 7" x 5mm, felt a lot harder to start with but once I had it going it folded pretty quick.


    Johnny5

    Any tips on how I should progress with bending and the frequency of training.

    Grip training is currently built around my normal strength training of 3 sets of 6 reps.

    Mon
    Box squats
    GMS
    3" thick standing DB presses

    Wed
    Bench
    Dips
    Inc Db bench

    Fri
    2" thick bar DeadLifts
    Hammer curls
    DB Rows

    Grip training is:

    Sunday
    Crushing grip

    Tue
    Plate curls
    Pinch gripping
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    tbowman
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/02/02 15:56:37 (permalink)
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    Anyone ever try bending steel reebar? I have a few of those laying around
    I might give it a go one day.
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    Dr Helium
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/02/21 20:04:00 (permalink)
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    Finally did a 150mm x 6mm nail. Is this the same as the American 60D nail?

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    GymCatt
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/02/21 20:12:25 (permalink)
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    Nice bending dr,H! I have been doing it for amonth or 2 now, I can do a 71/2" 6mm piece of steel
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/02/21 22:29:12 (permalink)
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    How do you guys hold these things while you are bending them?
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/02/21 23:11:57 (permalink)
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    with difficulty, it took three weeks to get used to the stresses and pain involved, afetr a while you just suck it up. cannot do "nails" yet, but can nearly do an equivelent length of steel [6mmx150mm]. all my bends are unbraced and with nothing covering my hands.
    rob
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/02/22 07:37:37 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Scourge_of_God

    How do you guys hold these things while you are bending them?


    I use a flannenl to protect hands
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/02/22 07:38:43 (permalink)
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    http://www.geocities.com/ltgodfrey/home.html
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    Dr Helium
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/02/22 10:50:02 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Nice bending dr,H! I have been doing it for amonth or 2 now, I can do a 71/2" 6mm piece of steel


    Bengdog

    been bending for just over 3 months. Yesterday morning I bent a 7 1/2 by 6mm piece (as in the picture), which was a new PB, Come early evening I was feeling a bit bored so I had a go at a nail. Couldn't budge with a double overhand grip, so tried the spike grip and it started to go.

    It was hard work and took about 5 mins in total but if you can do a piece of 7 1/2 x 6mm you'll probably be able (just) to do a nail as they're supposed to be a little softer. Just don't blame me if you rip your tendons off your bone.
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/02/22 10:54:20 (permalink)
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    the nails ive got are not gonna budge they are as hard as nails! [:P]

    I will try one later though cos yesterday shoulda been bending day
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/02/24 18:33:55 (permalink)
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    After reading this thread then visiting a couple of sites I had to have a go at nail bending. Searched high and low for something suitable, found a 7mm x 19mm weight machine pin! but settled for some 4mm x 10cm nails from b n q. wrapped a little bit of chamois leather around 1 n bent it. Did 4 more 1 after the other.

    Is this OK for a starter or is it cr*p? I think it must be the later as it was easy. Main thing is that I really enjoyed it in a sorta twisted way... Get payed on Friday so it's off to B N Q to get some goodies. Thanks for the inspiration.
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/02/24 18:56:27 (permalink)
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    sparten,

    4mm by 10cm is a good start, it certainly aint't crap.

    And yes it is good fun and very adictive but do as Johnny5 suggests and start slowly so as to condition the tendons, bones, etc.

    Try and do some assistance work like sledge hammer levering or plate curls and don't bend more than twice a week if you can help it.

    Good luck
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/02/25 00:07:40 (permalink)
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    Thanks dr helium, I was thinkin about the sledge hammer...What weight would you recommend for a beginner?

    All comments a greatly appreciated.
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    RE: First attempt at bending...pic 2004/02/25 00:53:51 (permalink)
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    heavy enough to get 2-6reps out on lever work, also, about 3 different levers of varying thickness and weight.
    rob
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