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odd object lifting only?

would it be possible to design a routine, aimed completely at power and strength, using only odd object lifting? I'm finding it hard to get to the gym at the moment, I have a bar so I can do oly lifts, would it be feasible?
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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/18 12:30:23 (permalink)
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    I'm sure if you list all the stuff you have at your disposal between us all we can come up with a good routine.

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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/18 13:41:02 (permalink)
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    Certainly you could, i have often thought about it myself.

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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/18 14:45:02 (permalink)
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    well I have nothing at the moment but as most odd objects can be 'found' it wouldnt be a problem to get the basic equipment, sandbags, rocks, got some scaffold etc.

    what are the essentials?

    the only thing im worried about is how to target my legs, lots of opportunity for upper body presses and stuff. any ideas then people?

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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/18 14:55:39 (permalink)
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    You can squat hugging a barrell or sandbag, also heavy farmers walk certainly hits the legs hard.

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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/18 17:10:31 (permalink)
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    Get a pallet and some rope.

    Put something heavy on the pallet, walk backwards dragging it.

    = One serious hamstring workout.
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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/18 18:53:45 (permalink)
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    ok I get it. so, if I got a pallet, some rocks, some sandbags, and some scaffold tubes I could pretty much improvise any exercise there is?
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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/18 19:13:31 (permalink)
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    Pretty much yeah, scaffold poles are great, fit oly plates straight off!

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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/18 19:54:39 (permalink)
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    I got a short length of scaffold, got inside collars welded on for a couple of quid, and there you have it...



    One cheap thick bar. :)




    Me deadlifting 400 pounds on cheap thick bar.
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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/18 19:58:39 (permalink)
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    Yes they will take alot of punnishment, i deadlifted 230kg on one and it seemed fine, should be good for plenty more!

    Good lifting face there btw Colin!

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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/18 20:01:06 (permalink)
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    I'm a sexy beast when I'm lifting! [:p]

    When you see how expensive thick bars are to buy I think scaffolding is a great option. My thick bar cost me £9!
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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/18 20:06:53 (permalink)
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    Where did you pick yours up mate?

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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/18 20:11:11 (permalink)
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    A mate gave me the old bit of scaffolding for nothing. Then I got the collars welded on a a place that does car welding, they charged me £9.

    You could try phoning local scoffolders? I bet they would probably let you have an old piece for free/cheap if you explained what it was for.
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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/18 20:15:47 (permalink)
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    I shall have a scratch around next weekend, cheers

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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/19 17:18:27 (permalink)
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    hey colin, that thick bar is a bloody handy bit of kit,beats the hell out of buying a thick bar.I think i'll make myself one!
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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/20 01:03:48 (permalink)
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    Ive just got myself a 7" scaffold pipe and its bloody great. Also cut another pipe into short lengths to make thick handled dumbells and i got a 4 foot piece chained to a beam in my kitchen as my chinning bar. The Mrs is proper unimpressed!
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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/20 01:20:47 (permalink)
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    Thick handled dumbells! Now there is an idea!

    I'll see about getting another bit of scaffold.
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    RE: odd object lifting only? 2004/01/20 19:07:46 (permalink)
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    dumbells - great idea!

    Scaffold pole is to the strength arena what sticky back plastic is to blue peter!

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