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I'm Walkin' - less woodworking, more workouts with wood

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Loaded carries are a great form of training and addition to my running, Kettlebell- and TRX-training. Each of these is about 25 kg, which isn’t much for real „Strongmen“, but enough for me and my goals. They are cheap, easy to build and if I want more, I can walk further. And it’s very easy to add some weight-cookies or change the handle-pipes to thicker ones (which makes a big, big difference!).
So, now I'm walkin' :D

-- Uwe from Germany.





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Ivan

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#1 posted 07-27-2016 11:40 AM

Nice weights-all natural. Reminds me on Rocky’s exerciseS againsT Ivan Drago in Rocky IV.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-27-2016 11:48 PM

Interesting. I see an old man walking in my neighborhood occasionally carrying what appears to be 2 weighted sticks. Sorta like long, skinny dumbbells. As he walks he swings them fore and aft and it almost looks like the bars are propelling him as he walks.

Oh, and what purpose does the plumbers strap at each end serve?

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muesli

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#3 posted 07-28-2016 10:03 AM

Thanks to both of you!
@majuvla: well, my actual strength may be “a quarter Rocky”. :D
@JoeinGa: these weights are used for what is called “farmers walk”. The straps should help against spits and cracks. Don’t know if they are really needed, but some of the lumber I made the weights from already had big splits. And because of the volume, I keep these weights outside.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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ohwoodeye

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#4 posted 07-28-2016 05:46 PM

I would split them down the middle, hollow them out and make them into a suitcase. Then I could then fill them with chips and candy so I could eat while I walked.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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James E McIntyre

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#5 posted 11-11-2019 11:47 PM

They look heavy. Are there any negatives effects from carrying those around for long periods?
For instance, have you gotten shorter, or have your arms gotten any longer?
Have your shoulders started slumping? Has your spine become compressed?

Maybe if you do chin ups it would reverse the compresscatory effects. (:^)

-- James E McIntyre

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muesli

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#6 posted 11-12-2019 12:52 AM



They look heavy. Are there any negatives effects from carrying those around for long periods?
For instance, have you gotten shorter, or have your arms gotten any longer?
Have your shoulders started slumping? Has your spine become compressed?

Maybe if you do chin ups it would reverse the compresscatory effects. (:^)

- James E McIntyre

Haha,
I can tie my shoes without any problems while standing upright. :D

When I did cut them to size, they where about 20kg each. Now they are between 18 and 19 kg. That’s really not heavy, if you ask trained athletes. Now I put additional weight plates on. Until now 10 kg each, but I have some more. And if that gets to easy for me, I have pipes with double the size diameter of the grips I already use. But as an old fart that I am (61), I doubt that I will ever reach that strength.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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