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Interview - 032 - Andrey Osipov

New interview with a very young and strong man from russia, who was not on my radar to be honest, until he sent my his first cert of a 8.8 bolt.

This cert is a good and hard bend of course, but he did it in IMP´s only which was very impressive.

So watch out for very hard bends in the future from this young man.

Thanks Andrey for the interview:


Andrey Osipov

Year of birth:




Weight 106kg


Russia, Tambov



Relationship Status:

There is this girl

Question 01:

What does steel bending mean to you?

Bending steel for me is an opportunity to relax my soul and properly load my muscles.

Question 02:

When and why did you start steel bending and what does or did your active time look like?

In 2019, I saw a video with Alexander Kirillov and Oleg Kuskov and it became interesting for me to try myself in bending. So began my journey in the bend.

Question 03:

What do you love about steel bending?

I like the victories over metal, the feeling that you are stronger than steel.

Question 04:

What do you hate about steel bending?

Injuries as in any other sport. And the fact that very few people know about bending and even fewer know how difficult and interesting it is makes me very sad.

Question 05:

How does your training for steel bending look like?

I bend once a week, I often train quite voluminously 7-10 bars with small breaks.

Question 06:

How does your other training look like (strength or other)?

In addition to bending, I train with heavy kettlebell.

Question 07:

What goals have you set for yourself?

Bolt 10.9 in single cordura im, bolt 12.9 in double pads.

Question 08:

What was the most impressive bend you ever saw (live or on video)?

Bend of Alexander Klimovich (10.9 bolt in single cordura) and Batraz Tibilov (red nail with bare hands).

Question 09:

Rapid stuff – choose one

Bolts or steel?


Unbraced or braced?


Singles or doubles?


Chalk or not?


Beer or water?


Cordura or leather or both?

Single cordura, double cordura + leather

Short bars or long bars?


Horseshoes or flat bars? Bars

Chips or chocolate?


Question 10:

The last words belong to you. What do you want the reader take away? Let us know your poems of steel!

I would really like more people to know about our sport, and I want to wish good luck to all the bending guys!

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Martin Arjoon
Martin Arjoon
Sep 21, 2023

Just getting caught up with what's going on in the world of bending, and I thank you for another great interview. For certain Andrey will take down his goal bends in the very near future.

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