Armwrestling Workshop by Ermes Gasparini

Armwrestling Workshop by Ermes Gasparini

Armwrestling Workshop by Ermes Gasparini. We all know the maxim “the train passes only once”, ready to admonish us when, taken by the indecision of a choice, we prevaricate with the risk that this train will pass, leaving us only the dust of its fast going. Well, like thunder out of the blue, my dear friend Antonio Colucci announces the presence of the champion Ermes Gasparini in our beloved Puglia, asking me if I could organize a meeting with the champion in just three days! That was the train that I heard whistling nearby, on which I jumped in order not to risk losing it! For those unfamiliar with the world of arm wrestling, Ermes Gasparini would be the equivalent  […]

PinchKiller Challenge

PinchKiller Challenge

PinchKiller Challenge   The challenge is to lift a monolithic (or equivalent 50mm block of any brand) with one hand, and pass it from hand to hand as many times as possible. REGULATION 1- After having grasped the Monolithic with one hand, the other must move away for a few moments, bringing it more or less to the level of the shoulder to validate the repetition 2- The transition period in which the Monolithic is held with both hands must not last more than 3 seconds 3- In addition to the GBI monolith, it is possible to use any 50mm pinch block (in this case, a thickness measurement by gauge is required) 4- As for other online competitions, the athlete  […]

TARAS Brothers in Hands 2022

TARAS Brothers in Hands 2022

TARAS Brothers in Hands 2022 And we find ourselves competing again, after almost three years the GBI stage returns to its original location, the city of Taranto and therefore with the Taras Brothers in Hands 2022! After imposed social distances, fear of others, discrimination of all kinds, we finally find ourselves embracing ourselves in an atmosphere of celebration and sharing as few can be found in sports environments. Grip Sport, as we know, is a niche sport, but this characteristic seems to embellish its value and hold the participants in a circle of real and fraternal friendship.   Prologue A Taras contest organized shortly in advance causes uncertainty about the real freedom of movement due to the various government decrees.  […]

Strengthen your grip for martial arts

Strengthen your grip for martial arts

Taking advantage of the great potential offered by social networks, I often have the pleasure of interfacing with athletes from the most varied sports fields, some of them very close to Grip Sport, others instead look out with curiosity on the channels of Grip and Bend Italia and are struck and fascinated. Several times I have been asked how a martial arts practitioner should train his grip and with this small article I would like to be able to give a constructive starting point for all those who love martial arts. Karate, Judo, Jiu-jitsu, Kung Fu, Aikido, BJJ, MMA, and many other forms of combat differ from each other in style, philosophy of thought and approach in dealing with the  […]

2 Inch Thumbless Curl Challenge

2 Inch Thumbless Curl Challenge

A new challenge launched by GBI took place in May 2021, which consisted of lifting a two-inch (50 mm) loading pin by grab it without using the thumb and with the arm bent in a curl of about 90 ° , subsequently modified with fewer restrictions on arm flexion to make the feat more feasible and less restrictive. The challenge launched has expanded like wildfire, involving 17 countries around the world for a total of over 70 participants! A great commitment for me, but also a great satisfaction to be the glue that unites countries and cultures from a distance, to give the maximum in a simple but highly motivating sporting gesture! Also in this challenge it was possible to  […]

Interview with Valery Semenov

Interview with Valery Semenov

Here we are again talking about grip, strength and determination. Under the magnifying glass of Grip and Bend Italia today there is a Russian athlete with great tenacity and determination, a lover of experimentation and bending with bare hands, Valery Semenov! Hi Valery, thanks for being at GBI! Hello Giorgio! Hello GBI! The first question for you, where were you born and raised? Describe to the readers who Valery is. I was born and raised in the city of Serpukhov, Moscow region. And I still live here. I am 37 years old, height – 1 meter 66 centimeters, weight 60 – 63 kg. I do not consider myself an athlete, I do not go to the gym (the gym is  […]

Interview with Patricia Luxner

Interview with Patricia Luxner

A commonplace sees the big and muscular man as a strong person. The woman (the weaker sex they say) as frail and weak. Life, however, often teaches us that clichés are huge bullshit! In fact we have seen how thin and light people can be very strong, and today, in this space, we will host a woman who has nothing to do with weakness. Her power is often feared by the same men who fail to achieve her lifts. So let’s welcome a dear friend and GBI supporter, Patricia Luxner! Hi Patsy, thank you very much for dedicating your precious time to us! Let’s start with a routine question, but fundamental and never predictable! Who is Patricia, where she was  […]

Interview with Marco Buhl

Interview with Marco Buhl

All of us, watching videos that motivate us around the web, choose athletes who embody our ideal. Today on the pages of Grip and Bend Italia I will have the pleasure of hosting an athlete who for years has motivated me in each of his videos, embodying my idea of ​​strength, the 360 ​​° one, the experimental one and sometimes extreme. The athlete in question is Marco Buhl, whom we are going to get to know better immediately!   Hi Marco and thanks for your time! Introduce yourself to readers by describing who you are and where you type from: Hi Giorgio! I was born 1981 in a small town in North Rhine Westfalia in Germany. It’s called Bad Fredeburg.  […]

Interview with Nathan Holle

Interview with Nathan Holle

In a period of pandemic that we hope to leave behind as soon as possible, nothing better than a healthy reading to distract us and bring attention to our passions. Grip and Bend Italia once again takes pleasure in the time to interview fans of grip strength. Today I have the pleasure and honor of hosting one of the most powerful hands on the planet, the legendary Nathan Holle! Hi Nathan and thank you for spending the precious time for GBI followers! Even if many know who you are, we still introduce the interview with a description of you! Hello Giorgio , thank you for the questions. I was born in North Wales, in the UK. I currently live in  […]

Interview with Delmar Carter

Interview with Delmar Carter

Welcome back to the online pages of Grip and Bend Italia. We continue with interviews that allow us to learn more about the strong athletes around the world. Today we return to the USA to have a chat with a great bender, Delmar Carter!   Hi Delmar and thank you for accepting my interview with pleasure! – Introduce yourself and describe yourself to GBI followers: I was born in Cape Girardeau Missouri and shortly after I moved to a naval base in middle California where I spent most of my childhood years. When I was 11 our family moved to west Tennessee where I still reside. I am 5’11”, 265lbs with 8-3/8” long hands with 4-1/2” wide palms.   –  […]

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