That's the part that my wife listened to. I told her to keep the wires slightly bent after she pushed to get them started (this required her to have a grip on the conductor about 6-12 inches from the conduit and the other hand would be as far back as she could reach, then just keep tension off the wires by not letting them get straight). Others (the "experienced help) could not grasp how important this was. They would just guide the wire into the conduit allowing the wire to straighten up which transferred a lot of tension to me (the puller). BTW, this was stranded wire.If you have a helper, or gravity, or something else that reduces that input force, then you have a big reduction in pulling force; if the bend is near the end of the run and your helper can push the wire into the bend, then it can 'vanish' in terms of pulling force.