Great workout for under $20, maybe free if you already have the equipment

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  1. il_duce

    il_duce OT Supporter

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    1. Get one of these:
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    2. Start digging until you create a hole of satisfactory dimensions
    3. ???
    4. Profit

    Also, you can put the dirt into a wheelbarrow and move it around for some GPP work.
     
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    i need to dig out a stump in my backyard i see you from kcmo, you want a workout lol
     
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    I just did that all afternoon. It was deceivingly hot today and I'm exhausted. It's a great workout though... hits muscles and movements that you don't usually get in the gym.

    For stump removal, a pickax will come in handy.
     
  4. TZ

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    yea, you go have fun with that
     
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    It costs 5 to have a messican do it.
     
  6. il_duce

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    But the whole point is the workout. I go out to my uncle's property in the winter and chop down trees with an axe one day, dig up the stumps the next just to get stronger. After that I chew all the bark off to strengthen my jaw. I use the bare trees to do log presses or lumberjack squats.

    That's animal.
     
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    It's a big strain on the back, and IMO not a good strain.
     
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    figured it was worth a try lol, i gotta get this thing up this weekend to make room for my new shed next weekend and thought this thread was too good to be true for a second :)

    i'll have to do my own digging i guess
     
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    i could see how it could be good gpp :mamoru:
     
  10. Skeletor

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    when my dog died last year at about 3am I went out back a few hours later and started digging. The dirt is so hard in my yard that even after 4 hours of non stop digging and pickaxing (both me and my dad) all we had was a hole maybe 4 feet wide and 3 feet deep at the most. My dog was a 90lb long/tall black lab... wasn't a proper grave but there was only so far we could go.



    but yeah, digging is a great workout, especially on hard soil.
     
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    Wear gloves so you don't get blisters.
     
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    fuck that, be a man. no straps, no gloves.
     
  13. pkr

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    Uhh that's how you'll get a herniated disc, shithead. Happened to me. Lots of fun. But have a good time with your shovel workouts you broke ass.
     
  14. il_duce

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    I don't know how you shovel :ugh:
    And most of the time the simplest workouts are the best. Have a good time with your bosu balls, homo.
     
  15. pkr

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    I'll definately be more shredded and having the ladies melt over me than you will when they jog by your house and see you out front working up a sweat and stabbing the dirt with your shirt off.
     
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    If memory serves il duce is decent size and lean.

    And you suck at the shoveling if you fucked yourself up doing something so simple as shoveling. Maybe you should just give up lifting now before you hurt yourself even more.
     
  17. pkr

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    how about I hurt your face on the pavement, pretty boy?
     
  18. Skeletor

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    also keep in mind you cna get a month's worth of great workouts for $24 if you sign up for the 24 hour fitness deal within the next couple days.
     
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    :rofl::rofl:

    this has to be a joke
     
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    not if you dig properly
     
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    Shoulders back, chest out, sumo stance, with a wide grip. 1 second explosive thrust (contract chest, tris, delts) with 3 second lift (squeeze glutes as you pull with back). Rep till failure.




    :o
     
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    did that for my g.f's father last weekend cause he want to build a fence and was too cheap to rent a power auger.
     
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