Let’s briefly talk about what Grip & Bend is.
Within our site you will be able to find information of all kinds that refer to the world of grip training. So generally on the hand closing force, strengthening of the wrists, forearms, and so on.
Beyond the ocean with the term Grip we mean the ability to grip the hand and therefore when we hear about Grip Training we mean all those movements that improve the performance of our hands, their holding capacity and consequently grip. But this environment over time has been enriched with an infinity of movements and equipment, so much so as to make it varied and fun.
With Bend instead we speak of “bend”, referring to bending metal pieces (bending steel), ranging from nails, bars, pins or wrenches.
As fashionable as these unusual “peculiarities” of the world of training may sound, the reality is quite different. The strengthening of the hands, and the relative ability to perform out of the ordinary feats, has very ancient roots. In fact, the strongmen who earned their living on stages or squares between the late 1800s and early 1900s impressed the spectators with their devastating power of hands and wrists. They bent metal, tore bunches of papers or books, broke chains or hammered nails with their hands. In short, they performed feats that would take the breath away of anyone present in such circumstances. Respect for such strong men has gone on in time, reaching up to the present day. As with all special things, similar traditions remain the prerogative of small niches of amateurs, who, with great respect, try to replicate and improve over the years.
The lovers of grip training and bending are mainly Americans, Russians and English but, albeit in smaller numbers, there are them in every corner of the world, united today by the potential offered by the internet .. Even in Italy there is no shortage of enthusiasts, and we as the first in our country want this passion to grow in a healthy and respectful way.