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.   –  […]

Interview with Tanner Merkle

Interview with Tanner Merkle

Greetings to the loyalists of Grip and Bend Italia, here we are to have everyone get to know people who are part of our sporting world more closely. Oceans and thousands of kilometers divide us, but in these spaces we are all as close as at a party! Today we will have the opportunity to have a chat with a somewhat alien character, so out of the ordinary (when it comes to strength) that the deeds he performs are so unreal as to seem rigged! Yet the facts speak… while people chatter He destroys records! Here is Tanner Merkle! Hi Tanner and thank you for taking your time at GBI! Let’s start with a ritual approach. Talk a little about  […]

Interview with Cody Christensen

Interview with Cody Christensen

Let’s go back to the pages of Gripebenditalia to interview people in the panorama of our beloved sport, who enrich our knowledge and allow us to get to know people who are physically thousands of km from us more closely. Today we metaphorically fly to the States, specifically to New York, to learn more about a great steel destroyer, our friend Cody Christensen! – Hi Cody and welcome to the Grip and Bend Italia space! Personally, I really like getting to know the people I interview and the stories they have to tell, so start by introducing yourself! Hello everyone! Thank you Giorgio for the opportunity. It’s fun to turn the tables since I am normally the one doing the  […]

Interview to Giorgio Giannico by Beyond The Bend

Interview to Giorgio Giannico by Beyond The Bend

LINK CHANNEL:  Youtube  LINK PAGE:  Facebook LINK PAGE:  Instagram   Whenever you speak to a steelbender or gripster it doesn’t take a long for them to give credit to “the community”. In order to have a great community you need those who participate but more importantly those who give back. Giorgio is one of those people. Through his website www.gripebenditalia.it/en . Giorgio gives our brothers and sisters in steel a place to sorce specific training tools and something more to strive for his international certification. Grazie! – Cody Where did you come from and how did you start to bend over? I am Italian and I live south of my country, in the city called Taranto, an ancient Spartan colony.  […]

Two Fingers V-Bar Challange

Two Fingers V-Bar Challange

Un sollevamento semplice e rude. Solo due dita per testare la tua potenza. I primi tre posti in classifica riceveranno un certificato che valga come onorevole ricordo nel loro percorso di Forza. Usa la tua V-bar 48 / 50mm (2 “) o una barra di caricamento. Afferra l’estremità superiore con solo due dita, pollice e indice. Solleva e mostra la tua potenza. Facile e divertente. Una sfida sportiva con gli amici di tutto il mondo. GBI è passione per il Grip Sport. Condividi e tagga gli amici e ovviamente Grip e Bend Italia per diventare parte della classifica. Hai tempo sino alla fine di agosto.   (English Version) A simple and rough lifting. Just two fingers to test your power.  […]

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