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    Nail and Steel bending

    Here is a vid of me bending a six inch nail yesterday - they are easy.

    I also have a high torque power twister which is much harder than a six inch nail.

    Bending depends upon tendon and ligament strength with muscular strength irradiation as secondary. It also uses a lot of nervous energy and aggression.

    I could bend a nail without grimacing.

    How ever - bending is without a doubt the most painful form of strength training I have done in 26 years. Maybe because I am new to it. Maybe its neurological as the body is unaccustomed to the nerve irradiation or maybe just the load on the connective tissue.

    Anyway it sometimes hurts like hell afterward for a couple of hours. I hope the pain goes as I get better and stronger.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiPyzpwk7aQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by gareththomasnz View Post
    Here is a vid of me bending a six inch nail yesterday - they are easy.

    I also have a high torque power twister which is much harder than a six inch nail.

    Bending depends upon tendon and ligament strength with muscular strength irradiation as secondary. It also uses a lot of nervous energy and aggression.

    I could bend a nail without grimacing.

    How ever - bending is without a doubt the most painful form of strength training I have done in 26 years. Maybe because I am new to it. Maybe its neurological as the body is unaccustomed to the nerve irradiation or maybe just the load on the connective tissue.

    Anyway it sometimes hurts like hell afterward for a couple of hours. I hope the pain goes as I get better and stronger.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiPyzpwk7aQ
    Do you HAVE to be naked when you do it? LOL!!!!

    What is the use of bending a nail in martial arts? Grappling enhancment?

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    Lot of people tend to overlook the forearm muscles. I've met some wrestlers and grapplers that have iron like grips. comes in very handy when rolling. Most have obtained this from years of gripping either lapels or other clothing. I do just routines for just forearm stren. and conditioning.
    Originally posted by Bawang
    i had an old taichi lady talk smack behind my back. i mean comon man, come on. if it was 200 years ago,, mebbe i wouldve smacked her and took all her monehs.
    Originally posted by Bawang
    i am manly and strong. do not insult me cracker.

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    Never underestimate the power of the pinch

    Anyone who has dabbled in wrestling or shuai jiao knows about pinching. It's not legal but...
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    Imagine a nasty pinch to the carotid or throat, elbow or knee joint, testicles.

    Nasty.

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    I've heard that Pak Herman Suwanda used to like grabbing testicles with his toes when grappling.

    Supposedly, he had enough dexterity in his toes to peel coconuts.
    It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand. - Apache Proverb

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    Heres a 30 minute grip workout I did this morning

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nAAJTUfEos

    And funky music I got out of a keygen crack

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYMac View Post
    Do you HAVE to be naked when you do it?
    Was thinking the exact same thing.

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    Nails

    "Joe Greenstein (64 inches, 140 lbs.), of the Bronx, New York, was a sideshow and carnival strongman known as "The Mighty Atom." He also appeared in vaudeville, both in Europe and the United States, over a period of about 20 years. He was still able to perform many of his feats when past 80 years of age. He could 'break' by chest expansion as many as three chains placed together, of a size designated as No. 8 or No. 10 jack chain. This consisted of S-shaped links of the type that could be parted rather than broken. Greenstein could also bend an iron bar or a horseshoe with his teeth while one end of the bar was fixed (as in a vise.) The bar that he used for this purpose was usually one of 1/2 inch mild cold-rolled steel, 8 or 9 inches long. This size of bar he could also bend into a U shape with his hands. But Greenstein's most extraordinary and spectacular feat far transcended these chain breaking and bar-bending exhibitions. He could bite a nail in half!

    That he actually possessed the ability to do this he demonstrated on many different occasions. On one of these, about 1934, when he was 53 years of age, Greenstein walked into the well frequented New York gymnasium operated by Siegmund Klein and before the incredulous stares of Klein and about a dozen of his pupils who were working-out in the gym at the time, proceeded to bite in two a 20 penny nail that Klein, after satisfying himself that it was a strong and sound one-supplied. Klein's description of the act was as follows: 'Greenstein placed the nail in his mouth, clamping it between his molars and holding onto the head of the nail with his fingers. Then with tremendous pressure he bit into the nail, and one could hear the teeth crunching as though they were being ground. He then turned the nail a little and bit again. On the last bite he just bent the nail slightly-and presto, it was in half! . . . all of us checked his teeth to see that there were no special mouth pieces or caps over his teeth.' Greenstein was capable also of performing with a 25-cent coin the same feat of biting and breaking."

    From The Mighty Atom - The Life and Times of Joseph L. Greenstein The Spiritual Journey of Joseph L. Greenstein.

    I studied with the late Grandmaster Joe Greenstein.

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    cool read. thanks.
    Originally posted by Bawang
    i had an old taichi lady talk smack behind my back. i mean comon man, come on. if it was 200 years ago,, mebbe i wouldve smacked her and took all her monehs.
    Originally posted by Bawang
    i am manly and strong. do not insult me cracker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gareththomasnz View Post
    Bending depends upon tendon and ligament strength with muscular strength irradiation as secondary.
    Elaborate?
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