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Andygates vs. the Devonshire Troll

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2003/12/19 16:38:17 (permalink)

Andygates vs. the Devonshire Troll

Oh. My. Gods.

That Brooks Kubik's got a lot to answer for. Inspired by <i>Dinosaur Training</i>, I made a sandbag: an army duffel bag with a rubble sack inside, filled with damp sand. It's been squatting in my porch for a couple of days like a malevolent green troll [1].

I've done clean and presses and deadlifts, so this ought to be easy - it's below my top weight and how hard is a canvas bag of sand to handle, eh?

I could only get it overhead four times. And I am totally, utterly, gasping-and-tasting-blood knackered.

Fantastic
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    RE: Andygates vs. the Devonshire Troll 2003/12/19 18:58:26 (permalink)
    that actually sounds like fun. up until now, the only odd object ive been pressing is a 120 lb punching bag.
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    RE: Andygates vs. the Devonshire Troll 2003/12/20 11:45:48 (permalink)
    It is fun. The bag's a bit more floppy and a damn sight more bloodyminded than a punchbag. For my money the best bit is that you can throw it on the ground when you're done without stoving in a paving slab, though - that's something you definitely can't do with a barbell. Definitely an adjunct to regular training, but one of those things that makes me smile.

    Oh, and ache. Good, holistic shoulder-girdle agony!
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    RE: Andygates vs. the Devonshire Troll 2003/12/20 12:13:42 (permalink)
    Certainly is a challenging change of pace isn't it![xx(]

    You'll have to try barells next

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    RE: Andygates vs. the Devonshire Troll 2003/12/21 01:40:59 (permalink)
    Mate, I'm already scanning the back yards of pubs!
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    RE: Andygates vs. the Devonshire Troll 2003/12/21 09:31:34 (permalink)
    Try and get one of the bigger ones if you can, the smaller ones are far too light with water in, and water is by far the most 'interesting' thing to fill them with

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    RE: Andygates vs. the Devonshire Troll 2003/12/21 12:11:00 (permalink)
    i used to overhead press a water barrell and run a hosepipe in it so its getting progressively heavier as you are throwing it around. you get soaked and knackered at the same time but it was amazing for your shoulders and stabilising muscles
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