Blast from the Past : Hand Strength - Grip, Bending and Tearing

Get ready for some seriously strong hands.


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Over the past four years this site's amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I'll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.
This week - Hand Strength - Grip, Bending and Tearing.

My first foray into the world of hand strength came several years ago during a shoulder injury. Thanks to Jedd, Adam and Ryan (and many others) I soon became hooked on these glorious feats. Here's a look at just some of the grip, bending and tearing demonstrations we've featured on Straight to the Bar over the years :


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Further reading

If you're keen to learn how to perform any of the grip, bending and tearing feats you've just seen, take a look at these :

There's also an incredible array of articles and videos on this site. Use the search box at the top of each page, or send me an email.


Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

Find out what he's up to via Twitter, Google+, Facebook; and of course his online home. Enjoy.



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