Today I decided to make bending the majority of my workout
since it involves many if not all of the upper body muscles and
Along the way I got 3 PR's to boot. WOOHOO!!!
The picture is of some of my trophies I've accomplished
since I started bending on March 15, 2008. The center
piece is my best braced bend of 24" x 1/2" HRS. The
Silver Medal hanging underneath it is my medal for
the 1991 Stand-Up Nationals Arm Wrestling Championships.
1st bend- 316 Stainless, 7" x 1/4"
My first try at stainless. The kink was pretty easy,
but the crushdown was hard, but not as hard as a
grade 5 bolt of the same dimensions.
2nd bend- 316 stainless, 6" x 1/4" *PR*
3rd bend- 60D shiny without head- 5-3/4" length *PR*
4th bend- 5-1/2" x 1/4" G2 bolt, This started as a reverse bend,
but I couldn't get it going so I bent it DO also.
5th bend- IM Blue with IronMind pads only, *PR*
I'm extremely happy with this bend because I've developed
my pain tolerance to a level that I can ignore and complete the bend.
6th bend- Finished off a crushdown on a 5" IM Blue. I've tried for several
weeks to get it to 2" or under and today it happened.
2" Handle Single Arm DB Presses:
set 1- 50 lbs. 8 reps each arm
set 2- 45 lbs. 10 reps each arm
Fat Bar Military Presses:
1 set- 10 reps, 75 lbs.
5 hot and 5 cold
Notes: Very happy with my DO bending today. I just
didn't have the strength for the reverse bending today
for some reason. I'll wait a week or two and try it again.
I've noticed it takes me longer to recover from reverse
bending than DO bending.
Working on some mental techniques to increase pain tolerance.
If I have good results I'll post the techniques I'm expermenting with.
Stay tuned and stay Strong!!!