BTS Workshop Pittsburgh PA Area!

BreakThrough Strength Workshop

Haircules_Photo17The BreakThrough Strength Workshop!

On Sunday, November 10, 2019 “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” personality and 8x World Record Holder – Chris “Hairculese” Rider is bringing his BreakThrough Strength Workshop to DER HOF GYM, 25 Donner Avenue, Monessen, PA, 15062!

This hands on workshops schedule is:

9:00AM – 10:00PM introduction to feats with Coach Chris “Hairculese” Rider

10:00AM – 12:00PM instruction & application

12:00PM – 1:00PM lunch break

1:00PM – 2:30PM instruction & application

2:30PM – 3:00PM casual reflection, photos, and certificate of completion  awards

Topics covered during the 6 hour program are:

• where to start
• training techniques
• how to train progressively
• what materials to use
• where to get materials
• body mechanics
• resistance training vs weight training
• auxiliary exercises
• feat of strength vs feat of technique

Traditional feats of strength that will be covered are:

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tearing a deck of playing cards
short steel bending
nail driving by hand
phonebook tearing


ALL materials needed for the workshop will be provided including:

  • Playing cards
  • Phonebooks
  • Lumber
  • Nails
  • Steel for bending
  • Wrapping/padding material
  • Notebook & pen

This workshop is limited to ONLY 10 attendees, ACT FAST to secure YOUR spot! Click the PayPal button below to easily enroll!

Special Bonus #1:

All paid attendees will receive their choice of a an original Hand Bent Designs, LLC T-shirt from the Hand Bent Designs store on Visit the link to view the styles,  size, and color options available. Then send your selection to!

Special Bonus #2:

All paid attendees will receive an autographed copy of Coach Chris “Hairculese” Rider’s instructional manual Classic Feats of Strength From the Beginner to the Advanced, Volume 1: Card Tearing”!

Special Bonus #3:

All paid attendees will receive inclusion to the Private Coney Island Strongman group on!


ALL ATTENDEES MUST UNDERSTAND, AGREE TO, AND SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER AND PHOTO RELEASE TO PARTICIPATE. These forms will be available at the event and can be requested prior by email to Workshop is open to adults 18 years of age and older. All sales are final, enrollment fees are non refundable and non transferable. In the event of a BTS Workshop cancelation, an alternate date or refund option will be available.

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