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So I've been making a list of stuff I can do that I think fits a full on strongman show.
Here's what I've made so far:
"Strongman Show Routine:
Roll frying pan
Glass walk
Trap
bend stuff (horseshoes, nails, wrenches)
Drive nail in board with hand
Iron Palm breaks
Tear stuff (cards, magazines, phone books)
Sledgehammer leverage


(Thumb cuff/ hand cuff escapes? Is this good for strongman?)
(Anvil horn lift, can't really do it with a big enough anvil yet. Long term goal.)"

Does anybody else have any ideas for stuff I might be able to work on to add to the 'repertoire?'
I'd like to have a good hour of stuff so if somebody says, "Hey can you fill an hour for 10 grand?" I can.
Okay, maybe not 10 grand, but it's worth a shot.
Any thoughts on whether cuff escapes would be appropriate to the medium?
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Human tug of war is always good.
Lift a person with your teeth.
Newspaper punch through.
12 person lap sit.
Have a person stand on you while you lie between two chairs.
All pretty easy to do and play well.
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Bar bending with the throat.
Tearing books, pack of cards or telephone directory.
i/4 Inch flat steel bar bend over the forearm.
Smashing timber blocks with hands, feet or forehead.
Pounding steel spikes through timber and pulling them out with your teeth.

Ken.
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Ooh...I Forgot the iron bar bend in the teeth!
Good ones Ken!
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Getting through a Criss Angel or David Blaine routine without rolling your eyes... Smile
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Getting struck with and breaking 2x4's across your chest, back and biceps. Breaking baseball bats with your instep, punching the bottom out of a whiskey bottle, snaping the neck off a sealed beer bottle, tearing a brick in half
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There is a strongman that does an escape routine. He has shackles binding him that are secured with padlocks. He escapes by tearing those locks to pieces. I forget his name right now, but the video I've seen is awesome. Check out YouTube.
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critter
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Oh yeah that's a lot of good stuff I forgot about. The throat bend is a good one to go with the iron palm breaks.
And the block smash with the sledgehammer.
Thanks, those are all really good.
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Snapping an arrow (cheap wooden target arrow) the same way you bend rebar with your throat.

Maybe you can get away with sneaking in one (and only one) "Georgia Magnet" stunt, like resisting the push of a line of a dozen strong men standing behind your back pushing as you face the stage wall and resist stiff-armed (the forces don't add up, you only end up resisting one man's push)
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The one-handed-anvil-lift was made most famously by George Jowett. The anvil he used had a custom horn that was curved upwards for an easier pick up. An upward horn actually is something that would hinder proper forging technique.

See photos in link:
http://www.legendarystrength.com/wp-cont......-168.jpg

Otherwise, a VERY difficult maneuver.
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A local archery store used to give me used aluminum arrow shafts. The tips screw on and off so you only need a couple. You can gaff the tip and leave the edges razor sharp!
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On 2011-02-15 10:55, thegreatnippulini wrote:
The one-handed-anvil-lift was made most famously by George Jowett. The anvil he used had a custom horn that was curved upwards for an easier pick up. An upward horn actually is something that would hinder proper forging technique.

See photos in link:
http://www.legendarystrength.com/wp-cont......-168.jpg

Otherwise, a VERY difficult maneuver.


Yeah the conical shape is what makes it weird. I knew about Jowett and have read a lot of the Jowett Intitute manuals but I never noticed the custom horn before. Thanks for the info.
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But could he do this

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10x bodyweight lift!
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10x bodyweight lift, not impressive.... do it while hanging from the ceiling using your toenails and you got MY attention.
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My toenail fungus is pretty strong...
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