Reviews (121)

Patrick F. – Chicago, IL
Didn’t think I would be into as much as I am. My wife actually makes fun of me. I started with the free trial bars and struggled a bit, because I’ve never used those muscles in that way before. But, the struggle is part of the fun, because I bend it enough each time that I don’t want to stop until it’s bent. I liked it enough to start the beginner set, and I’m working on cracking the 200 LBS bar now. It is a little more intense then I thought, way more muscles used than just the forearms. It’s almost a workout in itself. I’m still a beginner, but as for now, I would recommend giving this a try.

Shane S. – New York, NY
Prior to learning about Matt’s site, I picked up some steel from another provider and was disappointed on multiple fronts. Matt’s product, shipping, and communication have been second to none and I’d highly recommend his site to anyone interested in getting into steel bending!

David A. – San Antonio, TX
The customer service, speed of shipping, guidance, and bar quality are all top notch. I have had lots of fun getting stronger by bending these steel bars. I feel like a younger version of myself – all thanks to TSSBCI!

Jeff W. – Pacoima, CA
Bending a few bars definitely helped my grip strength – and in turn, my main exercises in the gym.

Anthony M. – Astoria, NY
There may not be many resources out there for short steel bending, but TSSBCI is the company to go to! From a speedy order process, to the awesome customer service, this is THE company to do business with. Even if you’ve never done this before and you’re curious, this company provides you with everything you need to get started. Bend steel, get chicks (or dudes), or just plain have fun with it!

Dalton D. – Evansville, IN
I thoroughly enjoyed it. My hand and grip strength went through the roof.

Erin R. – Audubon, NJ
It was just a great overall experience buying from you. The communication, the shipping, and the follow up…just amazing!

Matt K. – Clinton Township, MI
I tried it out and it’s honestly a great pump…I’m going to bring it along to the gym today and show a few clients.

Carlos C. – Dover, DE
The bars definitely help turn your weak hands into some manly ones. Now, after bending the shit out of it, I feel like my grip has gotten stronger.

Vince B. – Montpelier, VT
Definitely addictive. Looking forward to including it regularly in my grip training!

Eddie W. – Watchung, NJ
I’ve really enjoyed my steel bending experience so far. It’s a fun and addicting workout that I highly recommend for someone wanting to switch things up and become strong in a unique, useful way. My order came quickly and the customer service has been top notch. Highly recommend it!

Adrien A. – Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Hello Matt, I am enjoying the beginner’s kit. I already tried all the bars, and I can say this is a really fun workout. I am going to order more bars for sure.

Peter L. – Katy, TX
I’m training to do barehanded, straight arm, double overhand, and steel snapping. It takes a lot of volume and frequency to build the skin conditioning and pain tolerance – you need to progress very slowly. I ordered Matt’s bars because that gradual progress is made very convenient by the options, and they are cheap to buy in volume. Great product and great customer service!

Dominic L. – Miami, FL
The products are great! As an avid lifter for a couple of years, my grip strength was the hardest part of my build to develop. Short steel bending hits those hard-to-reach spots in your workout and develops your grip strength and forearms, as well as some surprise spots you wouldn’t think of. Quick, easy delivery, and top-notch customer service. Thanks team!

Drew C. – Wilmington, DE
Matt is always hands-on with his clients and takes great pride in seeing their progress. Support and promote TSSBCI!

Tommy A. – Miami, FL
Started with the beginner’s kit and was instantly hooked. I was feeling it in muscles that I didn’t even know I had, and there is seriously no more satisfying feeling than finishing a tough bend. Shipping and customer service made ordering more bars too easy. Can’t recommend enough.

Toby M. – McHenry, IL
Fantastic products! I started with the beginner’s kit. It shipped quickly, and the owner Matt was kind enough to reach out and make sure I had received the order and if I had any questions that needed answering. I then wanted some tougher steel, which arrived very quickly as well. Matt has continued to be very responsive and helpful the whole way through.

Kenneth B. – Austin ,TX
Short steel bending has been a great experience and a fun new exercise. The beginner’s kit comes with ample documentation and instructions, as well as all the equipment you need to get started. Plus, it’s priced very fairly. The owner texted me himself to let me know that my order had shipped (and a follow-up). High-class business and a great customer experience. Cheers!

Darren R. – Rockville, CT
I really love your product. You have super fast shipping and great customer service. That really stood out from the beginning.

Matt W. – Great Bend, KS
You’ve been a great help and gave my steel bending a better sense of direction. Affordable prices and good shipping. I don’t think I would have progressed much had I not found out about your website.

Richard F. – Elgin, IL
After over a year of specializing in arm wrestling training, my sons and I picked up some random nails from the workbench and started talking about the practice of nail bending and steel bending. Turns out it was a lot of fun, and we worked our way through all of the available nails in the garage. Then we turned our search for bending material to the internet, and that’s where we found Short Steel Bending Company’s (SSBC, Inc.) website. We initially ordered the Beginner’s Kit and my son worked his way through that rapidly. The included guidebook helped him learn and perfect his form. Next he ventured into some of the more difficult bars, and we’re definitely hooked. We like the SSBC’s scaled bars because they give a standardized framework to help you know whether you’re making progress in the right direction. The scaling system also allows you to see how you stack up against other benders. We have also appreciated the small jumps in difficulty allowed by Matt’s system, since each diameter has three lengths with distinct difficulty ratings. After having tried a few other sources for bending material, we keep coming back to SSBC because of the uniform scaling system, the quick shipping, and the great customer service. Highly recommend getting into the practice of short steel bending and relying on SSBC, Inc. for all of your bending material and technical information.

Perry G. – Bloomington, IN
If you want to crush steel (all types of steel bending), the best option is The Short Steel Bending Company, Inc. The service, support, and product are beyond par. I would go nowhere else. Perry Griffith, M.D.

Dave I. – San Mateo, CA
I bring them [the bars] to work with me and when things get too stressful or crazy, I end up bending a few and instantly feel reset and relaxed.

Steven M – Raleigh, NC
Excellent customer service and great value. The beginner’s kit got me hooked. The booklet is also very helpful. Shipping is always speedy too! Overall 5-star service and products!

Adam K. – Frederick, MD
I loved it. I definitely underestimated how fast my arms would pump out.

Emitt S. – Presque Isle, ME
The beginner’s kit had everything I needed to get started with bending. The wraps were high quality, the included literature was very helpful, and there was a fun selection of starter bars that left me hungry for more!

Emmett B. – Sacramento, CA
Thank you for the kit. I’m truly obsessed with steel bending now!

Ryan P. – Pasadena, CA
Hi Matt, it was actually a gift for a friend and his b-day isn’t until next week. However I did pull one bar out and try it a few nights ago. It feels incredible bending steel. I think I’m gonna get the same gift for all my buddies this year and one for myself. Something very primal about bending steel. Makes you feel incredible. Thanks for creating this. I have the Ironmind Captains of Crush and, after a while, I find it to be boring doing the same thing over and over. Short steel bending is different every time and much more satisfying.

Michelle M. – Raleigh, NC
Hey Matt! My husband really liked it and he got through the beginner’s kit rather quickly. He already ordered another one and is working on that!

Jimmy L. – Troubadour, FL
I ordered the 160 LBS bar and got confused. I thought I ordered five of them but it was actually only one. I texted Matt and he was kind enough to send me four extras at no cost. I’m not only pleased, but will continue to buy from him. He has great customer service and fast response time. I highly recommend Matt and The Short Steel Bending Company, Inc.

Michael T. – Camp Lejeune, NC
Sick product, super fun.

Gerard R. – North Charleston, SC
Hey man I just got the package. It’s an excellent intro to steel bending. I’ve used the gyro-ball, dumbbell wrist curls, and I can do finger tip pushups, and it’s almost embarrassing to say this little 100 LBS bar made me feel like a little girl lol…absolutely brutal for strengthening the hands, wrists, and forearms.

Lucas T. – Darien, CT
I bought your beginner kit recently and I wanted to tell you how great it is. Nothing feels better than bending some steel after a hard day’s work.

Lewis P. – Kingman, AZ
I just got my second order yesterday…very quick response! I had been practicing with the little bars, and reading and re-reading the little book describing the technique. Matt helped a lot every step of the way, guiding my choices for getting started in this sport. My wife was impressed by the first bend or two, but when I got the 100 LBS bar on the first attempt, she could not believe it. I’ll keep training. Maybe the Red Nail isn’t so far away after all…

Dominic T. – Lehi, UT
Love the quality, and the book is really informative. I’m definitely overall strong enough to bend these bars, but after two, I can already feel it in my wrists and hands. Thanks so much!

Collin B. – Columbus, GA
Phenomenal product and customer service. Shipping was a lot quicker than expected. 5 stars.

Carson J. – Paducah, KY
My beginners steel bending kit was shipped and delivered faster than I expected! And, the purchase felt personal because as my product was shipped, received, and used, the owner was considerate and outgoing. Not to mention the steel bending guide in the kit – it really helped me understand the process of bending steel so I could get started as soon as possible.

Cody M. – Liberty Lake, WA
Purchased the beginner kit and some extra steel to help with wrist/grip strength for jiu-jitsu and other hobbies. Already noticed a difference with the muscles that are engaged when bending…also it’s pretty fun! Thanks Matt!

Stephen B. – SeaTac, WA
Got the beginner box because it looked interesting but had no idea what I was getting myself into. 90lb bar went down like a fat kid on a seesaw and my brain went “oooh!”, so of course I had to start bending the other bars to see what my max was. New hobby has been unlocked and I’m pretty sure that my beard grew an inch just from bending steel.

Benjamin M. – Lewes, DE
Steel bending is giving me the ultimate grip strength to kink, sweep and crush any dumb bar that comes my way! Put down the stupid dumbbells and be a real man and start bending short steel you pussy.

Michael C. – Pittsburgh, PA
I’ve recently reached out to Matt with TSSBCI and the service I received was great! I had questions regarding what short steel to purchase with my current strength and skill level and he made accurate recommendations. Aside from recommendations, the shipping was very fast! Overall a great experience from Matt and TSSBCI!

Nick V. – Hillsboro, OR
I stumbled across short steel bending and just had to try it. I have tried about every type of training imaginable including a lot of grip strength training and wanted to see what I could bend. There is nothing quite like going up against a piece of steel. Failing on a bend sucks and makes you angry and want to try over and over again trying to get the right leverage on it. After my first batch I’m about to order a bunch more, definitely would recommend.

Travis B. – Houston, TX
This kit is fantastic. I’ve shared several [bars] with my friends and we’ve all had a great time. I’m not sure how far I’ll take it but at minimum it’s a fun party trick and conversation starter. Kit is high quality and gives you plenty of challenge.

Steven W. – Champaign, IL
I ordered the Beginner’s Bag on a Cyber Monday deal after seeing an ad on Instagram. I used to compete in strongman about a decade ago, until an injury stopped me, and was interested in the feats-of-strength approach that short steel bending took to exercise. First, I had mistakenly paid for shipping, but Matt was very quick to personally message me and give me a refund, and checked back on my shipping updates. The bag came with everything I needed to get started bending on my own, and it all came with a nice bag to keep all of my bends together as I progressed. Now that I’m hooked, I just need more bars to bend!

Paul N. – Centuria, WI
First off, you should try steel bending. It is nice to have such a full body workout and to have such an objective goal: bend the bar. I find that seeing and holding the finished product is more encouraging and satisfying than knowing I had done a rep. As far as the starter kit, I am very happy with it. It is perfect for figuring out where you are at currently without having to gather the stock yourself. Seeing the larger bars is cool too to see what you could eventually be able to do. It is nice that there are two kinds of wraps to figure out which you prefer. With the chalk included, the kit is ready for your first bends right out of the box.

Connor A. – Portland, OR
Gives Short Steel Bending five stars! It is exciting to do an exercise that every boy dreams of doing once he achieves adulthood (to bend steel). I have finally achieved that dream.

Stephen M. – Little River, SC
I’ve been thrilled with my experience with Short Steel. The website was very informative and easy to use. My package shipped promptly and arrived in SC in just a couple days. The products are excellent, high quality, and exactly what I needed to get started. Matt has been great and his customer service is exceptional. I’ll be coming back for more bars soon. I’m already hooked on bending!

Christian G. – Portland, OR
During my years of training my grip, my overall lower arm strength has been a weak point. Forearm and wrist training has always been a bore to me as well. I’ve heard of steel bending before from Old Time Strongmen history but never thought much of it until Matt from TSSBCI broke my steel bending cherry. The beginner’s pack has been an amazing start to my steel bending journey. Matt does a phenomenal job with his products and sharing knowledge (read his book for beginners!). In my short time of steel bending, I have felt muscles in my arms that I have never felt before in my life! I am excited to have found a new avenue for my grip/wrist training that makes it fun and interesting. Thanks Matt for your customer service and passion for such a niche form of training, I will definitely be a return customer.

Sam D. – Streetsboro, OH
My experience with TSSBCI has been awesome. Matt contacted me directly to provide shipping information, and the order turnaround time was fast and easy. The products are high quality, and support has been top notch. Plus, bending steel is quite addictive (as Matt says) – it’s so empowering holding a bent piece of steel in your hands…the arm pump is unreal as well. Highly recommend!

Kyle K. – Fate, TX
Shipping was super fast. If you’re thinking about trying out steel bending, just get the Beginner’s Bag and do it! Once you start crushing bars you will not regret it. It comes with a wide variety of bar weights and the wraps are good quality materials. Once I figured it out and got hooked, Matt was very responsive in helping me figure out what weights to order for training going forward. This is a personable guy running a business he clearly enjoys.

Daniel P. – East Bridgewater, MA
The Short Steel Bending Company is the definitive supplier of all things steel bending. Their beginner bag will get you started on your steel bending journey, providing you all the supplies and information you need to bend your first steel bars. TSSBCI’s customer service is unrivaled, the owner himself will reach out to you as soon as you have made an order on their site. Your package will arrive in a timely manner, and you don’t need to break the bank to start bending some steel. For all strength enthusiasts out there, ordering from The Short Steel Bending Company is the best decision you can make.

Dustin N. – Georgetown, TX
Man, I like it a lot. Did my first bend last night. Then I made everyone in the house bend one. I am looking forward to getting more.

William F. – Burke, VA
The founder of this company is clearly some sort of insane person who is quite adept at bringing out one’s inner masochist. 10/10.

Benjamin L. – Tampa, FL
It was a better workout than I expected…also, super satisfying.

Dro M. – Glendale, CA
Oddly satisfy…and pretty bad ass.

Joel D. – Heartland, TX
TSSBCI will be my “go to” for bending products from now on. I was introduced to them (from a buddy of mine) just based on the service from Matt and his team. I purchased the Beginner’s Bag, which included everything you need to start bending immediately. When the product arrived, you can see the care they put into packaging. [Afterwards], the Short Steel Bending team had reached out to ask how I enjoyed the product. I have purchased lots of different strength and conditioning equipment, and had never had service like that. The bars are working my forearms and hands like they have never been worked before – the soreness is real. If I had to give stars with 5 as the highest, I’d give them a 10.

John G. – The Colony, TX
Matt and TSSBCI are exactly the reason why I love buying from a small business. Not only is the product great, and reasonably priced, but the customer service is top notch. I placed an order on a Thursday. Within 15 minutes I got a text from Matt telling me that he was on his way to his sister’s wedding, and would ship my order the minute he got back (which was Saturday morning). True to his word, it was shipped Saturday, and in my hands by mid-week. You just can’t beat that!!! I’m looking forward to doing a lot more business with TSSBCI in the future!

Brian L. – Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
As a 49 year old dude, with a multitude of old sports/work injuries, I try to stay in shape with a quick workout, usually a HIIT workout. While I have lost fat using a body weight circuit routine, I felt I needed more strength building exercises. I discovered TSSBCI online, and immediately ordered the book. The book piqued my interest, and I ordered the Beginner’s Bag. I love it! I’m excited about growing my vice grip strength! I feel that my other exercises (push-ups, chin-ups, pull-ups, and especially dips) are getting a little easier as I increase the bar sizes. Thanks Matt!

Krystafer F. – East Toledo, OH
I love TSSBCI. Their bars are great and strong. I have reached a new level of strength by working with this amazing company.

Len S. – Lancaster, PA
I love the brutality of the 5″ long bars.

Ben B. – Fort Wayne, IN
Bending steel has become my new addiction. It’s truly a mental and physical battle. I haven’t experienced a pump like it before. I am very satisfied with the customer support and information that this company has provided to me. Pick up some steel and bend it…you won’t regret it!

Collin A. – Orono, ME
Love it! It’s lots of fun – very satisfying.

Andrew R. – Ypsilanti, MI
The steel bending starter kit was a great buy. It got me into a lot of other hobbies that revolve around functional strength. It made my muscles feel stronger and look denser. I think, as an exercise, it builds your mind muscle-connection when taking things like leverage and tensile resistance into consideration. It’s a much different kind of resistance than that of lifting weights versus gravity. For me, it worked as a great supplement to my lifting and grappling training. It made my ability to grip-fight in judo and BJJ a lot better. Once you get into the higher strength bars, it become a really good workout that you can do almost anywhere, and it’s fun to bring to small get-togethers with the guys (just to see who can bend the biggest steel). It’s also funny to watch your 270lb football player friend fail to bend a steel bar that your 190lb-ass can. Great product; fun hobby.

Adam A. – Clinton, MD
I must say, your customer service is amazing.

Doug E. – Morris, IL
Thank you so much for the sample box. In fifteen plus years of ordering stuff off the internet, and this [our promotional, free beginner’s kit sold back in 2023] is the only thing I ever got for free! The 100 LBS bar was easy, and the 120 LBS bar was a bit harder. I think I’ll have to order some more 120 LBS bars before I step up. What a novel approach to building functional upper body strength. To anyone that might be interested, I’d say just get the beginner’s kit.

Chris C. – Mechanicsville, VA
Thank you so much for the personal service. It’s a great touch and as a consumer it’s definitely appreciated.

Albert C. – Wilmington, NC
This is exciting. I’ve always envisioned Superman bending steel – why not train like him?

William H. – Westminster, MD
I’m having a great time with steel bending. Best grip and forearm workout I’ve ever had.

Kevin B. – Oak Park, IL
I received the Beginner’s Bag as a birthday present and I immediately fell in love with bending. The satisfaction of bending a bar that previously seemed impossible is an amazing feeling. I love the raw explosiveness of bending and I have found it to be a great way to relieve stress and anxiety. Highly recommended!

Tim K. (CSCS) – Virginia Beach, VA
TSSBCI delivers a quality product and education regarding steel bending and grip training! They do a great job of bringing an old school method of training to the modern platform. Their products make it possible for beginners to side-step the fear of failure. They are also very affordable and organized in a way where you can track your progression. If you want to be as strong as possible, especially having a vice-like grip, then TSSBCI is the only place to train for your bending (and purchasing for your grip training needs!).

Lindsey W. – Hickory, NC
I absolutely love this new hobby and it gives me something to achieve, because many females (or female-presenting people) don’t really do it. I love that I can be certified and put on a roster. Not something everyone can do – and it really challenges you.

Mark L. – North Hollywood, CA
The “Finger It!” is the best tool I’ve used for strengthening my fingers individually, and has already saved my clients’ wrists from the ravages of being desk-bound.

Mackenzie B. – Bloomsburg, PA
I purchased the Beginner’s Bag to get a sense of my starting point for my bending journey because it seemed like a good value. I was absolutely right. It arrived quickly and I was able to get started right away. I don’t have the means to verify the ratings, but they made a good reference point for me to figure out where I was at. All of the stock was of consistent quality and the book was informative. Matt was responsive to any questions I had and I’m looking forward to ordering for stock in the future.

Jaiden H. – Fort Myers, FL
I got to bend some steel with my dad. He’s 50 and never lifts weight, and it was probably his first time workout-wise in years. This was a good time, and the products were good. Thanks.

Rafael C. – Midland, TX
Shipping was fast…the whole setup is great. Did a couple of bars and boy, are they tough. Definitely feel it in my forearms. If you want big lower forearms, this is definitely the way to go!

Ryan I. – Rolling Meadows, IL
Thanks…you have a great shop and great service!

Richard S. – San Tan Valley, AZ
Bought this beginner’s kit. Can confirm. Perfect blend of bars. If you’re on the fence, come on down and start bending!

Jacob R. – Rochester, MN
I highly recommend getting into steel bending for grip/forearm strength, and Matt makes it easy to start with the Beginner’s Bag. Feels great when you finally bend a weight you couldn’t at first…and it’s a great workout.

Abraham S. – Raymore, MO
I ordered the beginner set. Well worth the money. There are a lot of bars with good wraps to use while learning to bend. The service was also great. Got a quick email that they received the order and shipping was very quick as well.

James F. – Columbia, MO
I love the customer service where they get in touch with you promptly and answer any questions. The prices are good, and shipping is very prompt. I also love how the steel is listed in a progressive order…so you know what you need to work up to in order to beat your personal goals.

Zach G. – Winter Springs, FL
The Short Steel Bending Company is a superior website with superior customer service. It’s a super-easy-to-follow website so anyone who wants to bend/rip and tear shit knows exactly where to start…and with the money-saving bar-bundles, it won’t break the bank. With the certificates and online leader boards, it gives you, as a bender, more motivation to get better and stronger in this craft. So much better than going to your local home improvement store and trying to figure this all out on your own. Matt has the best business!

Heath W. – Philadelphia, PA
Good quality, and very consistent steel so far. Thanks!

David D. – Ballwin, MO
The products are great. Just finding out how weak I am. Thanks!

Victor G. – Houston, TX
You have amazing customer service, and you even answered my questions when you were on vacation. The products are top notch.

Erik C. – Point Pleasant, NJ
Excellent service and fast delivery.

Breck R. – Tucson, AZ
Absolutely love this company! Started out as an amateur 5 months ago and now I’m at the Level 3 bars. Working on making my way to the red nail this year using

Marco R. – Bronx, NY
Thanks so much, Matt. Your products and service are unparalleled. You just gave me the incentive to make my bending strength a certifiable one!

Benjamin A. – Crestone, CO
The website is great. Easy to navigate and get what’s needed.

David M. – Fort Walton Beach, FL
Seriously love this site and how easy it was to get into this!

Michael C. – Pine Plains, NY
It’s been ages since I’ve practiced training my grip. Recently, I came across these different steel bending kits. I decided this would be a unique and challenging way to improve this critical aspect of strength. When it arrived today, I immediately opened it up and tried bending as many as I could using just my hands. I was able to bend the 100, 110, 120, and 140 pound pieces. I hit my ceiling when attempting the 170 and couldn’t get a full bend. One day soon I hope to master it. Eventually I want to have the capability to bend horseshoes, which you can also buy. I highly recommend this company!

Mark C. – Lakeside, CA
Wow, I didn’t realize this would be so entertaining or feel so great when you accomplish a bend. I love how it is a full body/mind exercise and there are plenty of videos and help online to begin practicing.

Zach M. – Gulf Breeze, FL
Greatest t-shirt I’ve ever owned. Matt even personally flew the shirt down to me and hand delivered to my home. Talk about good service?! If only he took me out to dinner too, he’s so dreamy. Great company, great service, and great CEO. Will definitely shop here again. All the best, Peanut Butter Boy.

Kieran H. – Swansea, United Kingdom
The steel arrived very quickly from the U.S (under a week) which I was very happy with. The steel itself was in excellent quality and came in a variety of poundages so you can progressively work from the novice stage, which is still very challenging, up to more advanced levels. Customer service is friendly, helpful, and always at hand.  Happy to recommend to others.

Michael D. – West Bloomfield, MI
Delivery speed and communication were top notch. The beginner’s bag was great. Perfect for starting off and progressing through the different bending techniques.

Kevin G. – Antioch, CA
I really like this product and there’s so much potential here! Things I love: made in the USA, friendly company, fast shipping, the bar wraps were perfect! I incorporated bar bending into my cardio day. My workout was two laps around my court, then 10 box jumps, then 45 seconds to bend as much steel as I could. It was really fun. I am absolutely ordering again!

Todd K. – Carmichaels, PA
Just wanted to thank you for the service of your company and how it was delivered with care and speed. I will sure be back with more purchases! 

Abe H. – Dearborn, MI
Thanks for the quick shipping! I received my order today. I am pretty excited about this and can definitely see how it’s going to become an obsession. TSSBCI has a nice set of increasingly more difficult levels of steel to bend…helping take the beginner bender to more advanced levels. The workout it gives my hands is unlike any other grip training! Anyone who desires stronger hands should at least give it a try.

Harold L. – Maynard, AR
TSSBCI is the go-to place for your steel bending needs. Matthew is a great guy and offers nothing short of the best customer service. He responds quickly, is very courteous, helps in any way he can, and if he doesn’t have the answer, he will get it for you or guide you in the right direction. The website is very user friendly and offers not only the steel (in a well laid-out progression), but also steel bending resources. If you have not done business with Matthew and TSSBCI, you are missing out. Couldn’t ask for anything more.

Justin K. – Pittsburgh, PA
I’m a bit of a grip enthusiast, and I came across a new challenge with TSSBCI after finding them on Instagram. I decided to order a couple different bars and was immediately hooked on this new challenge! Excellent customer service and shipping speeds! 5 stars all around.

Lee T. – Corsicana, TX
I was getting back into bending after a shoulder injury. I contacted Matt and he helped set up a progressive plan to get me back to my previous level…and surpass that level. The prices are great and the service is even better. If you are a beginner or a professional, he has any level you can handle.

Gianna B. – Pittsburgh, PA
I started getting into strongman a few months ago. I had seen the World’s Strongest Man steel bending competitions and always wondered if I would be any good at it. I found Matthew on Instagram and his company TSSBCI. We chatted about lifting, strongman, and bending steel, and I knew I had to try it out. The beginner’s bag was what…$99? For a PLETHORA of stuff. There were bags of steel ranging from 100 to 250 lbs of yield strength, and…it was so much more than I expected for a hundred bucks. I ordered it and he shipped it out literally the next day. I had it in my hands two days later. Detailed instructions on the bends and how to use everything, and the kit was great. It’ll last me a while, and I have some serious room for improvement! It’s a serious workout, by the way. Grip strength goes a long way, but explosive power, full body strength in general, and the ability to generate force into one place and into the damned piece of steel is tougher than you think. Worth a purchase, and it’s a worthy challenge for any strength athlete. Plus, it’s $99. That’s it.

Greg M. – Stephens City, VA
I placed my order at 7 PM on a Wednesday and had my package Friday afternoon. I thought I was spoiled with Amazon shipping speeds, but now I’m feeling like Prime shipping speed is a faux luxury for the poor.

Aaron C – Baldwin, MD
Thanks for the fast shipping and excellent service!

Brian S. – Logansport, IN
Can’t say enough good things. Matt goes above and beyond on customer service. Answers questions and gives advice promptly. Truly cares to help you progress and enjoys your accomplishments. Massive selection of steel to fit any need. Fast shipping. True pleasure to do business with.

Will C. – Centralia, WA
You have outstanding customer service and are beyond responsive. I’ll definitely be doing business with you again and recommending you to everyone.

Jeremy K. – Corpus Christi, TX
For someone just getting into bending, this website is such a great resource. High quality and fair prices…what’s not to love? Also, I am not sure I’ve ever had a better customer experience either. Definitely will be giving more orders to Matt!

Trey A. – Kenna, WV
I’m so glad that I purchased these steel bars to train with! Buying from this company is the best way to progressively train and help you on your steel bending journey. The shipping was very quick, and I received excellent service from Matt!

Kevin U. – Hays, KS
I really liked the close poundages between the different bars. Makes the progression much easier to follow. Also, the prices are fair, and the customer service is very good!

Joaquin M. – Tucson, AZ
In the Grip Master’s Manual, John Brookfield says “The best exercise for steel bending is – steel bending.” I had been scouring the internet for days for nails and steel to bridge the gap between the green and yellow Ironmind nail, and then I found Thank you, Matt, for taking all the guesswork out of the progressions and making awesome short steel.

David G. – Decatur, GA
I was initially drawn to the range of poundages so I could comfortably progress without huge gaps in weight. Matt went way out of his way to make sure everything in my order was exactly as it ought to be. The customer service alone is enough to keep me coming back, but the price and selection really hammer it home.

Michael W. – Silverton, CO
The team at have bending dialed in. They were able to expertly guide me to the correct range of steel to help me toward achieving my goals. They also provide top notch, professional customer service. If you are a beginner, a seasoned bender, or anywhere in between, I highly recommend them.

Jeff W. – Stayton, OR
I love the steel products you guys have. Especially since there are so many options…so if you are between sizes (from other companies) you can work your way up instead of making big jumps. Have had quite a few people also use your steel and they agree it’s nice working your way up instead of making big jumps. Thank you for having a great product and great service.

Melody S. – Pasadena, CA
Great prices, love having “between nails” options to help bridge the gap. Unparalleled customer service. This is my new supplier of short steel. Thanks, Matt!

Matt S. – Omaha, NE
I am very happy with the products! I am new to this and the beginner package you offer is a great way to cut the guess work and save money in the long run! Thank you for the great experience!

Yar K. – Doha, Qatar
Buying from this website gives you not only first-class customer service, but also a personalized experience. Matt is like your go-to friend and mentor when it comes to all things short steel bending. He responds to all questions promptly and with a wealth of knowledge. He is a man of his word. I see good things coming his way. Based on my experience, I recommend doing business with this website. A+ service.

David R. – Saint Louis, MO
The Short Steel Bending Company has been a pleasure to work with. Getting into the bending and grip community seemed a bit intimidating. Not knowing where to start, I took a recommendation from a friend and ordered TSSBCI’s beginner set. I was hooked immediately. Bending provides a great workout and will take you out of the comfort zone of what you think you can do! I can’t say enough about the level of service and the personal attention The Short Steel Bending Company gives to their customers. I would easily recommend them to anyone that is looking to enter the world of steel bending!

John K. – Dublin, Ireland
I’ve just received my second order from Matt at Very fast delivery to Ireland. Excellent steel in all the poundages you need. Looking forward to getting more steel!

Johnny G. – Goleta, CA
TSSBCI has some of the best customer service when it comes to seeking advice. I had multiple questions to ask, and every time I got a quick response – hearing exactly what I needed. The Beginner’s Bag is a great way to gauge your current strength level and get the form down. Will be buying more.

Matthew F. – Batavia, IL
Steel bending has been the perfect compliment to my strength training. I bent everything under 200 LBS in a day because it is so addicting and now I’m challenging myself with the rest of the steel. I wish I had known about this when I was younger and a soccer goalkeeper to compliment my sport. I considered buying from a few different places, but TSSBCI is the way to go. Matt provides a great instructional handbook and everything you need to get started.

Samuel H. – Killeen, TX
Awesome products and extremely fast shipping. The beginner’s guide and all the information provided on the website made getting into bending a breeze. It provides a unique upper body and core workout that makes you feel like you accomplished an awesome feat of strength after every bending session. I have noticed a much better mind-muscle connection when bracing for lifts in the gym and have seen increased gains in the shoulders, lats, and of course, forearms, due to short steel bending.