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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#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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#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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#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.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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