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sledgehammer workout?

Postby Green Beret » Sun May 07, 2006 6:27 pm

hello all.

i have recently purchased a sledgehammer (12.4lbs) and have been trying to workout an efficient way to incorporate it into my training. right now i am doing it in 3 minute sets. i have a large truck tire that i am using, should i be standing on it or standing on the ground and pounding it? also when i am pounding the tire it just bounces right back in a position ready for me to strike down again, so i feel like i am cheating because i am not using my body to my fullest extent, and i cant feel it in my back, unlike when i use my axe to chop wood. how do you guys do your sledgehammer workouts? any tips to make it harder?

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Postby Ross Enamait » Sun May 07, 2006 6:55 pm

Don't stand on the tire. Stand on the ground and drive the sledge into the tire with all of your strength. Hit it hard and keep a brisk pace. You will get a nice conditioning workout in if you work hard/fast. Your forearms will also be blasted. Once you get good with the 12, move on up to a 16. They are only around $30 at Home Depot. Great tool.

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Postby Lineage » Sun May 07, 2006 8:44 pm

*Looks at own sledgehammer, thinks it time to go working*

I'm going to try this out... sounds like it could be fun :D , i'll post back on what i think.
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Postby hatemail » Sun May 07, 2006 11:00 pm

i alternate between a tire and a pit of sand that i made in my backyard. i cant really feel a difference between the 2 but sometimes you have to try to be creative. i built my sandpit in the corner of my yard because my wife hates it. but if you have the space its nice. mine is about 8ft by 4 ft and approx a ft deep. i initially made it for burpees and jumping excercises.

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Postby Ross Enamait » Mon May 08, 2006 5:34 am

i built my sandpit in the corner of my yard because my wife hates it.


Ha! What our wives go through. My garage is filled with tires, barrels, kegs (for lifting :Now, that's funny: ), sandbags, weights, etc...

Gotta love it.

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Postby gruntbrain » Mon May 08, 2006 7:40 am

You can easily increase the weight of your sledge. One way is to tape on a small ankle weight
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Postby dtm1000 » Mon May 08, 2006 12:46 pm

"Ha! What our wives go through. My garage is filled with tires, barrels, kegs (for lifting )"

Ya know I find that a keg that used to be full of killians gives me the best workout Now, that's funny

Ill have to try and make a sand pit. sounds like a good idea
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Postby use a brick » Mon May 08, 2006 1:18 pm

Hehe, if I have some money left after buying some new gloves and wraps, I'll have to pick one of these suckers up.
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Postby Pino » Mon May 08, 2006 2:33 pm

the fact that the wife hates it is more reason to do it in my opinion

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Postby Gaiscioch » Mon May 08, 2006 3:29 pm

Sledgehammer workouts are one of my favorite kinds. I like to incorporate it into conditioning drills. Try this:

-sledgehammer diagonal swings x10 per side
-hook the hammer head into your tire and drag it backwards 50 yards
-drop to the ground, perform 10 burpees
repeat for a 3 minute round. 4-6 rounds, 1 minute rest.
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