A slight change...

Since it's called "nail bending," I thought I'd actually bend a few nails. This one is a 1/4" x 6." This type is usually sold at your local hardware store under the name, "60d common bright." It looks pretty mean, but it really wasn't all that hard; I think the blue nail is a tougher bend. I did it double underhand, which is rapidly becoming my favorite grip. I feel like I can get a good explosive movement on the first effort in that position, and it's easier to get a good even kink that way - far more than in double overhand. If the initial kink is deep enough, you can skip the sweep and go right into a fingers interlocked crush-down...

At this point, many of my usual blog readers are lost - if they even bothered to read this far. I know that the fitness posts are not Flock favorites in general, and the bending posts have to be the most puzzling (and least commented) posts on this blog. So, I have decided that from now on, all of the posts on bending, kettlebells, clubbells, and the like will be going onto my fitness blog, 100 Pounds. I am reworking the format of it, and I am planning on archiving the old posts and starting afresh. I'm planning to even add some lifting and bending videos to that blog.

So, you may all heave a collective sigh of relief - there will be no more boring pictures of ruined fasteners on this blog. That will leave more room for the kind of compassionate and righteous hellfire and brimstone you have come to expect from the Ministry. Also, those readers who do wish to read about sweating and muscle soreness can head on over to 100 Pounds and not be bothered with all the liberal intellectualism and touchy-feely spiritual crap that goes on over here...

3 comments:

Teh Dr. said...

Tell ya what. You give me one of those bent things and I'll make you a piece out of it. Then maybe there can be two blogs about bent metal that don't get comments.

His Sinfulness said...

That could actually be kind of cool... I have some hexagonal and square stock that I've bent - it's got a bit more visual appeal than the nails. :)

Teh Dr. said...

We could call it "StrongMan Jewelry" or something like that.

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