The Deadlift – How to Assess Lifter Readiness

The Deadlift has been around for ages. Recently, the online community has discovered the immense value of this movement and has begun a movement to resurrect something that most fitness pros never forgot. The deadlift is a pretty straightforward lift. You bend over, grab a barbell full of weight and stand up with it. This is an oversimplification of the…

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Anvil Height – How to get it right

Blacksmithing, as you probably already know, is something that fascinates me. There are endless topics of discussion that surround the craft of working iron and one of those is how to properly set-up equipment to work iron with ease. The height of your anvil is important for a number of reasons, but there are two main reasons having the proper…

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Blacksmithing: Essential Tools, Techniques & Methods

In The Beginning – Literally Genesis 4:22 – And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah. The modern blacksmith finds roots in ancient history as the Bronze Age collapsed, giving way to new technology that emerges to form what we now call The Iron Age. The…

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