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Sledgehammer too expensive and high-tech for you?

 
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Thalia



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:58 pm    Post subject: Sledgehammer too expensive and high-tech for you? Reply with quote

Try a big ol' rock instead: http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/strength-and-power-training/Everything-Under-the-Sun.html
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a great believer in making do with what one has available. In this case, however, I wouldn't be able to decide if I was playing at being Sisyphus or Atlas.
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Thalia



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For most of us urbanites, a sledgehammer would probably be easier to find and store than a big, dirty rock. How sad that we've lost our primal connection to rocks. Or something.
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koopa



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in new england, I have enough rocks to provide to the whole community! I have several rock walls and constantly digging rocks out of the ground....would love to get rid of some of them!
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Thalia



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could start selling them mail-order as fitness gear!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Return of the pet rock!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_Rock

I can see how to market it already as an exercise companion:

"All the health benefits of walking your dog, without the poop."

There could be several levels of pet rock, depending on your current fitness level. Among others:

Ciwarock (5 pounds)
Bernese Mountain Rock (75 pounds)
Rockweiler (100 pounds)

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Marcie



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gallon jug works, too, and lets you adjust weight by adding or removing water.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These can also be accomplished with a sandbag. I made mine using a military surplus duffel bag, contractor's clean up bags, and paving sand (so it wasn't as fine if it leaked).
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