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  • #81
    So I have a 258 lb stone, and I loaded that onto the same 48 inch platform 50 times in 49 minutes and 50 seconds. Again, no tacky and no sleeves, just chalk. I'm going to Iceland in a few weeks, looking forward to visiting Jakabol. Kind of a pilgrimage. Anybody been?

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    • #82
      Originally posted by Eric Beseler View Post
      So I have a 258 lb stone, and I loaded that onto the same 48 inch platform 50 times in 49 minutes and 50 seconds. Again, no tacky and no sleeves, just chalk. I'm going to Iceland in a few weeks, looking forward to visiting Jakabol. Kind of a pilgrimage. Anybody been?
      You're about 4 months early. Your last post in April said you'd do the same workout a year later. Tremendous work, by the way!

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      • #83
        Great Eric, keep pushing!
        Burr,
        The Girya Man

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        • #84
          Congrats Eric, that is a great display of strength and work capacity! Imagine having Eric on your logging or oilfield crew! Nicely done.

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          • #85
            So I was in Iceland for a week during December and made my way to Jakabol. I waited in the parking lot until a local fisherman whose name I couldn't repeat or spell if you paid me came by and allowed me to enter. Nice guy, had his two young daughters with him, and he joined me for some atlas stone work briefly before leaving me to my own designs in the gym. There were four wall mounted pipe 'platforms' for the stones. The second highest of which I'd guess was about 150 cm high. There were several hard rubber coated stones, each about 20 inches in diameter. The one I loaded onto the aforementioned platform was red on one half and black on the other. I have no idea how much it weighs. I'm used to the 18 inch stones that I make from Slater's stone moulds, and add weight for the heavier stones by pitching in some lead from a nearby scrapyard. At any rate, I loaded that red/black stone onto that presumably 150 cm high platform 50 times, and had my fair amount of drops along the way, as well as a little impromptu technique discussion with the fisherman. And no, the irony of loading atlas stones with a fisherman in Iceland is not lost on me. But is there anybody out there that knows how much that red/black stone weighs?

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            • #86
              Hi Eric,
              I was there last month and trained with Magnus. He said that red and black rubber Atlas stone weighs 100 kg.
              On another note, I really think those would be a huge hit here in the US and other countries for that matter. Magnus vér and Andreas Guðmundsson would be happy to start shipping them here to the US. They make sizes 60 kg to 150 kg. Super tough and durable.
              Hope that helps, Bill

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              • #87
                100 pound granite sphere for 300 cleans and presses in 2 hours, 18 minutes and 53 seconds. This was one of the roughest workouts that I ever did in my life and if I did not pace myself like I did, I would have been destroyed long before I finished.
                Train hard, eat well, rest sufficiently and repeat. Sounds simple? It is!

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                • #88
                  Today, in celebration of Thanksgiving tomorrow, I decided to do a Stone workout. I used my 145 Lb., and 180 Lb. Stones. I did 55 reps of each, Lifting the stone from ground and shouldering it. It went like this: First set 180 ×10, 145×1, then rest one minute. Next set, 180×9, 145×2. Each set consisted of 11 reps, with number of reps descending on the 180, while the reps ascended with 145. The last set was 180×1, 145×10. Total number of reps was 110 ( 55 for each stone.) While I didn't set a timer, the workout lasted a little over an hour. I'm sore, of course, but my forearms aren't chewed up because I wore a long-sleeve shirt ( temperature in the 40s.)
                  Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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                  • #89
                    Originally posted by Jim Duggan View Post
                    Today, in celebration of Thanksgiving tomorrow, I decided to do a Stone workout. I used my 145 Lb., and 180 Lb. Stones. I did 55 reps of each, Lifting the stone from ground and shouldering it. It went like this: First set 180 ×10, 145×1, then rest one minute. Next set, 180×9, 145×2. Each set consisted of 11 reps, with number of reps descending on the 180, while the reps ascended with 145. The last set was 180×1, 145×10. Total number of reps was 110 ( 55 for each stone.) While I didn't set a timer, the workout lasted a little over an hour. I'm sore, of course, but my forearms aren't chewed up because I wore a long-sleeve shirt ( temperature in the 40s.)
                    Happy Thanksgiving to all!
                    Interesting high rep workout.

                    Do you carry the stones?
                    "Action cures fear"

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                    • #90
                      I just pick them up and shoulder them. At the end, I'll carry them back to wear I keep them ( gotta be neat.) That's about the extent of carrying them. Even so, one of them scraped my ear ( rough granite surface) While walking with it. Drew a small amount of blood, left a nice scab. A nice badge if honor.

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                      • #91
                        Posted a few short videos of my stone loading on Youtube. Search by my name, Eric Beseler, and let me know what you think. And yes, my stones are colorful. They're an homage to mid-80's to mid-90's World's Strongest Man, and if I could lift 'em wearing parachute pants and with zinka ink on my nose, I would.

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