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Old 06-23-2013, 06:26 PM   #1
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And the equivalent way of doing the lift at the gym:


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I've read several articles about the famous stones. Weren't the Dinnie Stones originally used for tying up horses?
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I've read several articles about the famous stones. Weren't the Dinnie Stones originally used for tying up horses?
Oddly, no idea...it does make perfect sense though with the metal rings attached to a load that in theory can't easily be dragged away.
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Had a friend train for and go lift them without straps a couple years ago. Would love to make the trip
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"On the granite stone bridge that crosses the River Dee at Potarch there were, and still are, two large stones weighing about 8cwt the pair, placed in a recess. In the early 1830's massive iron rings were placed in them, to which ropes were fixed so that scaffolds could be attached for pointing the bridge. Now, one of these stones was somewhat heavier than the other. Very few strong men of that day could lift the heavy one with both hands, but my father could raise one in each hand with apparent ease, and could throw the heavier stone of the two on to the top of a parapet wall of the bridge.

Those stones are still on the bridge and I myself lifted one in each hand on many occasions and one market day, I carried them across the bridge and back, some four to five yards."
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