All Articles & Reviews by
Ryan Pitts

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Ryan Pitts is a performing old-time strongman and manufacturer of the world's toughest grip tools. To see exactly how he trains - and to pick up some great gear in the process - swing by the main site (, his blog and YouTube channel. Superb.

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Jaw Lifting : What, Why and How

How to do it the Right way.

What exactly is Jaw Lifting? Where do you start? How do you train?

Dynamic Weight Swinging

One of my first homemade kettlebells and a StrongerGrip Loadable Mace
Yes, I need a haircut.
Ryan notes the carryover from kettlebells, clubs and maces to strength sports.

Bare-Handed Nail Driving Basics

Ready for a serious challenge?

Holding nail
Holding the nail.
Have you ever wanted to drive a nail with your bare hand? I've heard the stories of old time strongmen doing it. Driving nails and other cool stuff you don't hear much about today...until now. I'm going to go through some basics and tell of my undertaking of this awesome feat of strength.

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