Hammer and Nails Creating a Better Body while you Age


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Hammer and Nails: Building a Better Body as You Age You know, the gym is full of many different people. Each unique individual has a unique past to match. You’ll find a pretty good mixture of age groups, races, and reasons for why they are even at the gym. As Abraham Maslow said in 1966, “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” A hammer is.

1. Roughen the hammer’s striking face with sandpaper—it’ll help prevent glancing blows that bend nails and often find your thumb.. 2. Chisel-shaped nail points tend to split the wood. To avoid. Woodworking Projects to Inspire Young Builders.

The Young Woodworkers Kit Club is a woodworking craft kit series designed for children from 7-12 years of age—the perfect window of opportunity to pass on a love of woodworking to the next generation. Kids will love the feeling of pride and accomplishment that comes with mastering real-world building skills they’ll carry into. Within the witch’s craft many apparently mundane objects are considered to have both magical and mystical virtue, one example being the humble nail.

Although some, on basis of morphology, ascribe to nails a phallic virtue, they also have a fixative power, i.e. the ability to bind one thing to another, for good or bane. Nails also partake in no small [ ]. The THE NAIL IN THE FENCE: HEALING WOUNDS. I received the following in an email: “There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.

Hammer toe is a common toe deformity that occurs due to imbalance in the surrounding muscles. This MNT Knowledge Center article discusses the causes, treatment, risk factors for complications. A nail is needed when you build, It’s a necessary thing. It was also used over two thousand years ago No nail, no hammer can touch Him nowThe mighty King on high.

The Age of Law ends at the cross as the Age of Grace begins. CUTUD, PHILIPPINES APRIL 9: Penitents are crucified in an annual ritual on Good Friday, April 9, 2004 in Cutud, San Fernando, Philippines. Since the 1950’s, a dozen or so penitents participate in an annual re-enactment of Christ’s crucifixion, a practice that the Catholic Church frowns upon. A hammer is a tool consisting of a weighted “head” fixed to a long handle that is swung to deliver an impact to a small area of an object. This can be, for example, to drive nails into wood, to shape metal (as with a forge), or to crush rock.

Hammers are used for a wide range of driving, shaping, and breaking applications.. The modern hammer head is typically made of steel.

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That said, older adults can and do see robust muscle growth after performing regimented progressive resistance training protocols.

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• Ensuring of strong bones, muscles and joints development – Adolescence is the ideal time when you can invest in your body and the results will last forever.

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  • Good tricks, and I like the accent.
    I can’t quite place it, but it’s nice to listen to…

    I’m glad I found this channel, it’s proof you don’t need expensive tools or anything crazy to make stuff. Just go make some stuff!

  • 7/3/2020 USA Grandpa Bill: This is the finest beginner’s video I have found. Excellent attention to the processes, to the camera for the viewer, and the logic of advancement.

  • You can say this is a tricks or tips video, to me its just creative, smart and problem solving.
    Anyway, wish you luck on your German language channel

  • When I took carpentry classes in high school out teacher had us watch this guys videos hes a amazing carpenter and just a complete animal

  • The hell does “never sate” mean? Why cant he just say something normal? Kinda strange. Like hes trying too hard to be likeable and Youtube-like. Unfollowed.

  • TIME STAMPS I Was Born in 1980 For the Math Majors 

    0:01 585 Deadlift From 2009

    0:32 Making Comparisons is stupid…But we all do it.

    0:54 Time Stamp about the Time Stamps Still intro here

    1:30 Weighted Pull-ups From 2010 205lbs hanging off waist x2

    1:44 Trying to Explain my Youth 

    1:58 Strength Journey Started At 5 Years Old

    2:25 Picture of Me working out at 8 Years Old

    2:29 My Dad Pulling 475 on His 66th Birthday

    3:29 Lifting in the era that I started

    3:57 Training For American Gladiators

    4:14 My First Set of Dumbbells

    4:26 2010 460lb Bench Press

    4:52 First Weight Training Set

    5:06 Choosing a Bench over a Bed

    5:55 Picture of Me at 15

    6:39 How I developed my mindset

    7:16 Starting High School

    7:51 My First and Only Deadlift for Years

    8:33 2009 Incline DB Bench 140’s x9

    9:17 Bench Press In high School

    10:18 We Didn’t really have Internet Access Yet

    11:00 When Creatine Monohydrate Was brand new

    11:46 How Mike Jenkins Entered the Picture

    12:13 2014 First Time Truck Pull

    12:37 Massive Knee injury In High School

    13:15 Finishing high school with a 300 Bench Press

    13:40 College Starts

    14:50 First Personal Trainer Job/Certification

    15:10 2014 First Strongman Medley

    16:03 Started Working At Athens Health Club

    16:38 Starting My Counter Terrorism Job

    17:09 2014 455lb Front Squat

    17:31 Giant Set For Strength Testing

    17:57 Documenting all of my workouts online 

    19:05 2014 615 Squat

    19:18 Being a Big Fish in a Small Pond

    20:00 I started Youtube

    21:20 Very First Youtube Video

    21:34 Why I Always were A Hat

    21:51 2009 385lb Front Squat

    21:56 2010 575lb Deadlift

    22:05 2010 445lb Bench and Early Shot of Alena

    22:10 2010 585lb Squat

    22:19 2010 625lb Deadlift

    22:30 2010 First 500lb Bench

    22:41 Change focus and Stop heavy Stuff for a few years

    22:58 2013 When I was Told that Mike Jenkins Had Died

    23:54 2014 First Log Press Ever

    23:58 I Open NEVERsate Athletics a Few months Later

    24:05 2014 310lb Axle Continental Clean & Press

    24:16 2014 660 Deadlift

    24:26 2014 640 Squat

    24:32 2014 285 Strict Press

    24:52 2015 675 Deadlift

    25:00 2017 500lb Front Squat

    25:04 2017 700lb Deadlift

    25:14 2017 700lb Squat

    25:26 2017 310 Strict Press

    25:32 2017 505 Bench Press

    25:48 The Sickness Began and brought with it injuries

    25:54 2018 Hands Free Deadlifting

    26:11 Restarting and Not getting Discouraged

    27:38 Outro

  • Thanks Brian this video inspired me. I was gonna take a rest day but now that’s definitely not happening gonna go smash these deadlifts!!!!!!!!!!

  • I’ve watched quite video videos Brian but I have to say this one’s my favorite because I was feeling down about my training because I’ve had a lot of highs and lows and I’ve made so many mistakes

  • What a champion. I really enjoyed listening to the childhood stories. It’s interesting to hear your roots and learn how it’s made you stronger as a human.

  • you have a great life journey, even with the ups and downs, you will have a great stories to tell to your children and grandchildren!

  • I remember being one of the bigger guys in freshman year, and completely embarrassing my self trying to behind the neck press something like 70lbs lol.

  • 1,3k likes and 2 dislikes…

    Then you know you are one hell of a likeable, awesome, friends and positive dude!

    Much love and luck to you.

    Greetings from Holland

  • I want to buy a power lifting barbell and I’m not so sure which one I should buy. Ive seen that the ohio power bar has greater stiffness but aggressive knurling while the grizzly powert bar has less knurling and more whip, and I dont know which one will be the overall better one.



    Side note: i also want a general barbell and thinking about buying this one


  • that deadlift at 22:00 looked like a half curl my dude im suprised you made it outta that one regardless of this man you really freakin impress me and inspire me to work hard and get stronger. one thing i feel like is never talked about on youtube is just the simple thing of being taught to fight the feeling of giving up and persevering

  • RIP, Larry Haun. Larry was one always ready to share his wealth of knowledge and experience both in the books he wrote and in videos. Sir, with humility and deepest respect, I lift a glass to the honor of your memory.

  • you seem to have had a roller coaster ride through your life. I’m greatful you took the time to come to youtube. You teach many people good information.

  • I’m so glad the mentioned putting nails only over studs. As a plumber I can’t express how frustrating this is. For anyone who’s either been hit or strained a wrist with a hole hawg, this should matter. Not to mention the damage to bits. I’ve seen too many “professional” farmers who don’t seem to know or care about this basic step.

  • Funny you mention the yuppy thing. The power gym i went to on and off for 15 years got killed off in the early 2000s by a new owner with a view to yuppy image and money generation. It completely died.
    Impressive port folio Brian.

  • I don’t like comparisons either. I deadlifted for the first time in January of this year. My PR is 575. I’m 290lbs and 24 years old. People look at me crazy when I tell them how long I’ve been training. I compare myself to where I was yesterday/last week/month/etc.

  • You don’t use your thumb to hold nail. If you miss you hit thumbnail on it’s side crushing it. Use your first two fingers after thumb with your palm up. If you miss less injury

  • The hat story was brilliant, it all makes sense now! Wow mate, you are truly inspirational. I could listen to your stories all day, what a fascinating journey. Hugely motivational. I can’t get enough of your channel right now, been binge watching it for several weeks now. Keep it going pal. ATB Tom from England.

  • Poor guy worked like a bull all his life wow I guess those other videos he made are quite old some guys working keeps them going as soon as they retire they die

  • This is awesome, I actually am getting interested in following this line of work.

    If anyone had tips and guidelines on what needs to be learned please leave a reply

  • I bet if ol Larry tried a nailgun, he’d lose it tripping over the airhose and shit…..what a veteran framer, you can bet he knew more than just how to frame…seems like one of those guys

  • Great tricks! Here’s another one for a quick and easy dowel positioning jig:

    1. Hammer/grind/cut the opposite sides of the heads of two (or more) regular nails into rectangles.
    2. On a flat piece of board, draw a line as long as the edge of the board that you want to dowel.
    3. On the line, mark the dowel center positions.
    4. Hammer the nails into the marks so that the heads are one half the thickness of the board you are dowelling, with the heads pointing at right angles to the line.
    5. Lay the two pieces to be dowelled onto a work surface with a gap between them.
    6. Lay the nailed board on top, with the nail heads hanging down in the gap.
    7. Line everything up, then tap the end of one of the pieces so that it sandwiches the nails between it and the other piece.

    You now have guide holes perfectly positioned on each side for as many dowels as you want to use. The jig can be re-used as many times as you need it, then the nails pulled and kept to make another one later on.

    (For another dowel positioning jig that doesn’t use nails, drill holes through the edge of a 2×4/etc. using a drill press, then attach it to the center of a piece of plywood/etc. with another small piece on one end for a stop block. Clamp it to each piece to be dowel and drill away!)

    Hope this helps!

  • Hes good at driving nails but I could do it at 14 when I helped my older brother doing this kind of stuff. Its. Really nothing complicated the right framing hammer and length of handle it dont take much to drive nails.

  • Love the video’s Brian! I’ve created my own program through tips from your video’s and I’ve been training hard for about 5 months now and I feel fantastic. I was training for strength, but i’ve switched to hypertrophy training as well as increasing my workouts to 5 6 days / week instead of 3. I liked the point you made about comparing yourself to others. I do it quite frequently and I just keep reminding myself that I am on my own fitness journey, as is everyone else in the gym and I need to be happy with myself and my progress. Keep up the great work, man!

  • Brian, you inspire the hell out of me. I grew up in Maryland, live in Colorado now and am kicking myself because I wish I was still there just so I could train in your gym. Thank you for everything you do.

  • Jesus Christ a 205 lb chin up is fucking ridiculous especially when ur probably over 200lb. Please give us ur secrets on increasing ur weighted chin ups along with ohp since those are a pain to increase lmfao

  • You’ve got a fascinating story. Unfortunately I wasn’t challenged much when I was a child. These days I try to challenge myself not only through lifting but in school, work and anything else.

  • I am very sad cause I don’t congrats him before he died, when I watched his video he was already gone, Larry thankyou very much for teaching I miss you. May you be with God in heaven ������������

  • Funny story, I dominated the bench in my early teens, then I grew to 6 foot 4 and struggled to get 135 for like 5 at age 17, very embarrassing. Bench still isn’t my strongest lift but there’s noting like your friends laughing at you as you get crushed by a 1 plate bench to make you get stronger.
    Edit: obviously being tall isn’t an excuse for a piss poor bench (look at Eddie hall) so maybe that wasn’t the reason my bench was so weak.

  • In my 30s i did dumbell benches with 170 bells.. deadlift 495. seated dumbell press 120s.. squat 495… now at 66 i can wipe my own ass.. pretty much.. straight body build… Use to do 5 reps.. now 8 to 25 reps… remember the guys u impressed… are long gone.. while the shot out back n shoulders last a lifetime

  • I saw Eddie Hall getting stem cell therapy and my first thought was if that would help Brian recover from the parasite and Lyme disease damage. Crazy expensive though, maybe a gofundme situation?

  • I haven’t been watching you for too long, Brian, only just realized you existed through a few different youtubers. But I’m glad that I did, because your stories of the setbacks that you’ve gone through are really inspiring and motivating. The fact that you never back down and always try to give it your all is something that is valued beyond words. I hope you know that you probably impact very many people out there. Thank you!

  • I’m not sure which is more self compromising; fixation on comparing aesthetics of fixation on contrasting strenght. If you don’t mind carrying excess fat, strength is IMHO easier to advance than a bodybuilding fixated training style.
    Eddie Hall said in a video about a week ago how the B.B. system is beyond difficult vs his strength training and I concur.

  • Back breaking.
    It’s easy to see why so many framers cannot do this kind of framing, on average, much past 50 to 55 years old.
    But I learn lots every time I watch Larry. RIP

  • Thumb down the shaft is a no go, that’s for light hammering. Thumb on side for power. Your arm is too stiff and you’re not letting the hammer do the work.

  • Real work ethic. Nonexistent today
    Level of craftsmanship is very low.
    Union carpenters were excellent. Nothing but donkeys now. Guys like Larry were old school,the real deal.

  • Really cool story, and inspiring. Thanks for sharing. As another old guy getting back into barbell training it is cool to see your setbacks, and successes

  • If you look real close, you can see all the nails larry drives are totally wet. The nails start sweating when he pulls them out of his bag. PUH-POWWW!!!

  • “My wife’s parents lived overseas. I went over there during christmas, and got involved in some terrorist activity and ended up getting a job with the government.” Only Brian Alsruhe, ladies gentlemen!

  • Theys a guy in canada the firman of lafarg construction he is from seashells…nuch faster and skillfull than this guy.as a xarpenter and also using the lecel to layout building.( trust me i prefer anerica but i cant lie. You have to see how swift and skillful the canadian is

  • I am just here to get a final advise from Larry. Not saying other framer is wrong, I simply trust Larry more. Anyone knows if he had or still has any apprentice?

  • Larry intimidated the nails with the swing of his hammer so intense that the nails ran into the wood to hide. �� Talk about being a master! ����

  • Sssssssssssssssssssssstr

    I have been working for this place and the staff
    Hey I have to get some stuff done today so I can get some rest tomorrow

  • Hello, I am a carpenter in Brazil, and I find his work incredible, I am in love with an American hammer, “estwing 20oz”, but with the value that the dollar is very expensive in Brazil. I wonder if you could help me? thank you.Please a gift hammer for me, im brazilian and dificulti acsition of hammer estwing 20 oz. Please a gift.

  • It’s a pretty slow & tiring way to hammer. Learn how to actually swing the hammer with a loose wrist and the lost head nail is 2-3 strokes, the big nail 3-5 strokes and and your hand will get much less tired.

  • Who needs a nail gun when he’s driving them home like nobody’s business, I believe that the hammers that that man used needs to be in a museum somewhere.

  • T thank you for posting the video I’m trying to build my own home and I think this is going to be really helpful because now I get a better idea of how to star with my Project

  • He’s teaching people like me who bend nails, while hammering. The “professionals” who are commenting shouldn’t be watching this video, because they already know how to hammer. I’m sure when someone like me gets better at hammering, that I’ll be faster like the professionals who are making comments about being fired.

  • Damn, it’s rather overwhelming when you can only see the top of the mountain from the base. But I know i’ll make it, it’s just a matter of time and consistent effort. Thanks for the perspective shift Brian, you’re a motivation to say the least!

  • Lord have mercy he acknowledges in all videos he has that using a nail gun is much easier in most situations but that old man still swung a hammer!

  • such an amazing watch and incredible story! do you have any videos talking about the counter terrorism? is that something you are able to talk about?

  • He was ok,,,there are many guys much faster and skillful in Canada than him wgen i worked there in 2000.canadian quality in trades is much stricter,higher level than usa,facts
    I moved to nyc

  • Thanks a lot for this video. I had a garbage squat day yesterday, and sometimes it’s easy to get all sulky like this whole “getting strong” thing is never going to happen. But hell, my kneecap is still facing the right direction, and I’m putting in the work, so it’s going to happen eventually.

  • It amazes me that so many people are dumbfounded at someone who knows how to work. Nothing against Larry, he’s a very talented, hardworking man, a master of his trade. If you make your living by the piece, you figure out how to get the task done as efficiently as possible. Larry is a beast at this. The current generation entering the workforce are only concerned with when they will get their next raise. I heard one guy complaining that he hadn’t gotten a raise yet and he had only been with his company for three months. He had never been on time, and he was picked up everyday 45 minutes early, because he didn’t have a license. I see this sence of entitlement destroying this country. Get a job, shut up and pay attention, work your ass off, start your own business, work harder, and one day you might be worth something.

  • Larry Haun, fantastic builder. His videos on youtube are really great to watch. He would have fit in on “This Old House” with Norman and Tommy.

  • So to be like Brian you must possess the following traits.

    Have naturally high test levels
    Dont sleep
    Have a Dad who’s also built like a unit
    Train, train, train and train some more
    Bench press for days
    Work in constriction, at the ripe age of a fetus
    Kill terrorist
    Be a genuine guy with a voice as deep as Barry whites.
    Have a million barbells
    Be consistent and listen to Cds and read fitness mags but dont stream music.

  • I really needed to hear this, not only because of the gym but also for life. Restarting and not getting discouraged is getting exhausting at times and it’s good to get a push like you dish out. Thank you. <3

  • 0:42 Jesus Christ, it looks like he cut his whole hand off at the wrist, then nailed it back on. Its so sad, was watching his older videos from the 90’s, he sure slowed down since then, but still faster and way better than everyone else there.

  • I’m 22 years old, 6″3 and 290lbs at 20% bf natural( I’m pretty damn big lol). Just hit my all time bench PR today of 374lbs(170kg) Almost at my ultimate goal of 396lbs(180kg) and its a huge milestone for me. Hello from the West of Ireland! Hopefully I can get a 500lb Bench at my peak. And since I won’t be in my late 30s for almost 20 years, I should hit it! ������

    And still have time to be a decent human being. You keep doing you Brian. We love it.

  • Your voice is too soft and the music is too loud. I’m looking for a video where you correct a nail that got bent in the process. Maybe that can be one of you future videos.

  • That’s crazy I’ve been loooking at his videos when he was young cause I’m new in this trade and have picked up a lot of tips and tricks from this man and today i randomly end up on this video and see him in his old day and was like fuck man this guy at his old days was still a beast! Then read the comments and read that he passed away man what a shame to loose og’s like this! My respects!

  • Today I seen a guy doing kettlebell swings to deadlifts then and abs in giant sets, I’m in Scotland uk.

    Made me think of you then I seen you’d uploaded a video.

  • Elbows and assholes earned you a new subscriber. I wish I had you here to help with an offgrid! Maybe ill make a video to share. Only were working with assholes and throwing elbows mostly!

  • Hold the hammer like shaking someone’s hand and let the hammer do the work this guys just trying to teach something he’s not good at

  • How many nails do I have to hammer to be able to drive them that fucking hard and accurate! Unreal! Reminds me of my grandpa, he’s 84 and can out run me on chainsaw any day! Learn a lot from those old timers. I loved working with him, but my true calling was building houses, not logging.

  • I would like to see him nailing roofing down with his thumb on the handle like he proposes.  At the end of the day, he’s going to have a sore wrist and forearm.

  • I have done a lot of constuction work in my day. But for some reason i have NEVER been able to hammer a nail without it bending. i always have to use a drill or nail gun. Any tips on that?

  • Nobody would hammer for long with their thumb like that. A week hammering like that and you’ll have to go to physical therapy. Also dead wrong on pulling a nail! You gotta get leverage. Big fail!

  • Don’t be annoying you two. I’m just learning how to do all of this the right way…you may be master carpenters or just smart alecks but there are some people out there trying to get the best info on using tools.