If you think your grip strength game is on point because you’re crushing it at the gym with your iron-pumping routine, let me hit you with a reality check – you’re doing it all wrong, big guy.
You’ve probably seen the bros in the gym handing out “mula bandha bitchslaps” left, right, and center, but when it comes to trying to improve their own grip strength through left-field workouts, they look more like they’re trying to give their misses an awkward you know what after a night out with the boys. Don’t do that. You need to use the right grip strength tools.
If you’re looking to improve your grip strength through a tried-and-tested and simple forearm muscle-building technique called short steel bending, or if you’re just looking for a new hobby, read on.
Why Short Steel Bending? Because Grip Strength Is Sexy
Forget those bulky, soul-sucking grip strength workouts that yield little to no results. If you’ve never heard of short steel bending before, here’s what you need to know:
- As it sounds, you simply bend steel. No, not with your teeth, but by targeting specific muscles in your arms.
- Steel bending involves cylindrical gripping and ulnar deviation of the wrists. That’s fancy wording for turning your wrists into stone and propelling your crush grip into the stratosphere.
- The best thing about steel bending is that you can do it anywhere. At home, at work, at the gym, in the car, or while sitting on the toilet.
Why Do I Need Grip Strength For Anyway?
Why is grip strength so important? Well, to lift more and not die of a heart attack, for starters. It’s one of the best hacks for bigger lifts and faster muscle gains.
A study was done in 2015 by the Prospective Urban-Rural Epidemiology (let’s just call it PURE shall we), where 14,000 adults were tracked around their grip strength. The study showed that weak grip strength was directly linked to an increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
It also means fewer shoulder injuries. A study done in 2016 published in the Shoulder & Elbow journal, showed that there’s a direct link between grip strength and lateral rotator strength.
Do You Want The Grip Strength Of Arnie And Chuck Norris?
The short steel bending craze is sweeping across the U.S., and guess who’s leading the charge? The Short Steel Bending Company, Inc. (TSSBCI), the pioneers who brought this bad boy to the average man or woman. While our competitors struggle with slow shipping, non-existent customer service, and questionable steel quality, over half of our customers who have tried these other options have failed. Is it because we are ridiculously ripped or funnier than Robin Williams on crack? No, it’s because the product works and the results speak for themselves.
Join the Revolution: Steel Bending Beginner’s Kit
We’re not like your sketchy high school drug dealer, but we’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse. The shipping on your kit is on us – we’ll eat the cost! So, head to the kit page and get your steel bending kit. What do you have to lose?
In Part 2, we’ll take a closer look at the benefits of short steel bending, and what you need to do to hook up with the hottest chick in your gym (okay, we’ll only cover the first part, but if you follow our steel bending routine the second bit will take care of itself).
KINK! SWEEP! CRUSH!