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Old 11-08-2005, 11:40 AM   #1
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Icon14 SledgeHammer Training: What exactly are it's benefits?

I was reading the Fedor thread and they said he use sledgehammers.

I know that they would work out the shoulders, Lats, perhaps traps, Tris.

But what would it help you with?

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Old 11-08-2005, 11:44 AM   #2
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Rotation, core conditioning, cardio, GPP... shit, just get a tire and a 12-16 lb hammer and have at it and see how fuckin hard it is. It's meant to mimic chopping wood (old boxing training method). if you haven't tried it, you won't understand, so I suggest you learn by doing.

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Old 11-08-2005, 11:58 AM   #3
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Not to mention what it will do for your hands, wrists, and forearms. Sledgehammer work is a man maker.

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Old 11-08-2005, 12:01 PM   #4
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I think I need a heavier hammer, mine is pretty easy.

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Old 11-08-2005, 12:32 PM   #5
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Definitely gonna try this. Shit, can you imagine if it bounced of and hit your shins.

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Old 11-08-2005, 12:37 PM   #6
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Definitely gonna try this. Shit, can you imagine if it bounced of and hit your shins.
learn to swing a sledge or axe properly and it'll never happen.

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Old 11-08-2005, 12:44 PM   #7
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learn to swing a sledge or axe properly and it'll never happen.
I live a couple states south of Washington, and I have several friends who used to take summers lumberjacking. I think there are many lumberjackers who would disagree with you.

Learn to swing properly and it is far less likely to happen. But toes go missing, every once in a while, man, it's an ugly business.

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Old 11-08-2005, 01:14 PM   #8
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Definitely gonna try this. Shit, can you imagine if it bounced of and hit your shins.
This happened to me the first time I tried it. I was getting into it so much that it didnt hurt at all...oddly, no pain ever showed up.

Needless to say, I learned that I needed to grip the shit out of the hammer. I want to add that my grip has GREATLY improved since I started doing this about once a week. My DL is no long limited by my grip, so have some room to improve in that area.

FYI, if you havent purchased a sledge hammer yet, get one with a good fiber-glass handle and a rubber collar, so the head doesnt break off if you hit it wrong.

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Old 11-08-2005, 02:06 PM   #9
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I live a couple states south of Washington, and I have several friends who used to take summers lumberjacking. I think there are many lumberjackers who would disagree with you.

Learn to swing properly and it is far less likely to happen. But toes go missing, every once in a while, man, it's an ugly business.
were your friends buff...did they hit wicked hod??? =P

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Old 11-08-2005, 02:55 PM   #10
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I live a couple states south of Washington, and I have several friends who used to take summers lumberjacking. I think there are many lumberjackers who would disagree with you.

Learn to swing properly and it is far less likely to happen. But toes go missing, every once in a while, man, it's an ugly business.
My grandfather was a lumberjack. Back in the days he put the ax -through- his leg. Natural reaction was to go home and put on his best costume before he managed to take himself 10k to the doctor.. You wasnt at the doctor everyday...

True story.. And yeah, old man know how to swing an ax...

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