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  • #61
    Bill -

    Great stuff - just reading this got me fired up for Dave and other guys.


    Dave -

    Check Icelandic Air - they must fly out of at least one of the NY-area airports and you can probably find a good fare.

    Rock on.

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    • #62
      When I have money to burn, I'll take a trip across the pond to dominate the Kviahellan. Until then, I will continue the brutal work done here in Long Island, NY. I appreciate the confidence guys. It'll get done.

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      • #63
        I am new here and have been reading about the stone lifts, especially the "see how many you can do in x amount of time". My question is, are these workouts a regular part of your programs or are they used occasionally to test yourself? If they are a regular part of your programs, what is the greatest benefit you see from doing them?

        Thanks,

        Karl

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        • #64
          Latest training updates with natural stones. WARNING, adult language.

          355 natural stone lift
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0yNBYkni0Y

          370 natural stone lift
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bCE-L9HWXo

          396 natural stone lift
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ElvqcrP0zU

          @ Karl - I do it because I like to do it. The benefits have to be felt to be understood.

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          • #65
            That does it then. I am just going to have to go find a stone and lift it until I can't lift it any more. This is new to me. Sounds fun, in a torturing way.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Karl Franzenburg View Post
              That does it then. I am just going to have to go find a stone and lift it until I can't lift it any more. This is new to me. Sounds fun, in a torturing way.
              Karl, that's a great attitude.

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              • #67
                408 pound stone lift
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzeu5z7vV8U

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Dave Lemanczyk View Post
                  Awesome work there Dave!
                  Train hard, eat well, rest sufficiently and repeat. Sounds simple? It is!

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                  • #69
                    312 pound natural stone. 55 singles to chest height in 72 minutes. My refrigerator is going to have to be refilled after all the eating that will be done to recover from this session.
                    Train hard, eat well, rest sufficiently and repeat. Sounds simple? It is!

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Steve Weiner View Post
                      312 pound natural stone. 55 singles to chest height in 72 minutes. My refrigerator is going to have to be refilled after all the eating that will be done to recover from this session.
                      Nice work mang. No doubt you will need to eat the fridge after that one. I bet you didn't need a template to tell you when it was time to undertake this challenge! I bet you didn't look at your age on a piece of paper and say, "I'm too old for this". I would also like to add that just lifting your 312 pound natural ONCE is likely to be a max effort lift for many a men considering the fact you used chalk only on your hands. Now enter the reality that you did it 55 times. It also needs to be mentioned that your work done represents an all in one physical training experience. As you know you will receive strength, cardiovascular and mental toughness benefits from it. This will likely go over the heads of the template gurus who have to differentiate everything but the guys who do the real work like us know what it's all about. Way to go man, as always I respect your work and admire it. Props.
                      Last edited by Dave Lemanczyk; 02-17-2011, 08:54 AM. Reason: mad props

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                      • #71
                        Hey Karl - Find any boulders to throw around yet? How's it goin'?

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                        • #72
                          Dave,

                          I have done a couple of stone workouts. The stones I use are pebbles compared to what others on this board use. Not knowing what to expect, I am easing into this. The first workout was about a 90lb stone that I lifted from the ground up to my chest and then pressed overhead. I did it about 53 times in 30 minutes. The next workout was with what feels like about a 200lb stone that I lifted to chest height about 10 times in 15 minutes. That was followed by flipping my 700lb tire about 15 times in 20-25 minutes. My lower back was really stiff for a few days. I like doing these workouts because of the overall effect they have. I plan on doing some kind of stone workout weekly from here on out.


                          Thanks for asking,

                          Karl

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Dave Lemanczyk View Post
                            Dave,

                            Nice job on the big stone. I saw the 200 lbs. sandbag press. Great stuff!

                            George

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                            • #74
                              Last night's stone mayhem:

                              No tacky used.

                              312 pound natural stone- 20 singles to chest- took 35 minutes

                              5 minute rest

                              100 pound granite sphere- 101 cleans and presses- took 35 minutes

                              Pretty happy with that amount of work in 75 minutes.

                              I am going to be feeling this one for some time I believe.
                              Train hard, eat well, rest sufficiently and repeat. Sounds simple? It is!

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Steve Weiner View Post
                                Last night's stone mayhem:

                                No tacky used.

                                312 pound natural stone- 20 singles to chest- took 35 minutes

                                5 minute rest

                                100 pound granite sphere- 101 cleans and presses- took 35 minutes

                                Pretty happy with that amount of work in 75 minutes.

                                I am going to be feeling this one for some time I believe.


                                Very interesting combination of stone loading and sphere overheads.
                                "Action cures fear"

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                                • #76
                                  More like insanity! I watched the human sacrifice workout.

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                                  • #77
                                    Last night's stone fun:

                                    100 pound granite sphere: 250 cleans and presses in one hour and 39 minutes. If I look at this another way, I moved the stone about 7 1/2 feet from the floor to overhead with each rep, totalling up to over 1/3 of a mile of vertical movement.
                                    Train hard, eat well, rest sufficiently and repeat. Sounds simple? It is!

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                                    • #78
                                      261.5 lb atlas stone, loaded onto a 48 inch platform 50 times in just over an hour at a bodyweight of 224 lbs. No tacky, no sleeves, but there was enough chalk on the table to make it look like the final scene in Scarface. Then I drove to the gym and did 5 sets of dips to failure with a minute's rest in between, and followed that with 5 sets of military presses to failure with a minute's rest as well, because all that pulling had to be followed with some pressing, for balance. The next time I do this workout, it will be with a 280 lb stone. That'll be a year from now.

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                                      • #79
                                        Which weights of stones do you have?

                                        Interesting multi rep workout.

                                        Keep us informed about your progress.
                                        Last edited by igor heren; 04-07-2015, 12:50 AM.
                                        "Action cures fear"

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                                        • #80
                                          Eric that is some tremendous work; well done. Tacky free stone lifting is a beastly endeavor. Did Dave L ever get to Iceland to try the stone of legend?

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