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Old 05-14-2010, 07:23 AM   #11
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I hate to link to another site, but this one will not let me post more than 4 images at one time? Probably because I am new and have very few posts but here is a link to a weight sled I designed and built using very simple everyday items that almost everyone should have access to. Scroll down a bit and you will see the writeup. Building your own strongman equipment - IntenseMuscle.com
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I changed the images per post to 15.
Thank you sir, The buildup of my ghetto sled is now posted in the main forum.
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Thanks Tom and everyone else, I'm gonna pick up some supplies for atlas stones and a pullup/dip station today. My friend's father runs a tire shop so I'll see what sort of **** I can worm out of him too. On atlas stones, has any one who have made them before have any pointers on the construction? Also, I can max deadlift about 500 pounds so I'm not quite sure what sort of weight I should be starting off with, 100? 150? 200lbs?
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Thanks Tom and everyone else, I'm gonna pick up some supplies for atlas stones and a pullup/dip station today. My friend's father runs a tire shop so I'll see what sort of **** I can worm out of him too. On atlas stones, has any one who have made them before have any pointers on the construction? Also, I can max deadlift about 500 pounds so I'm not quite sure what sort of weight I should be starting off with, 100? 150? 200lbs?
please, if you havent started already... take some pics along the way, so we can see how you do it and how yours turn out
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So, I can't persuade my parents into letting me buy a barbell and weights over the summer (no room in the house/convinced I can't keep them outside without them them rusting) and the nearest half decent gym is a good ride away from me so I won't be able to go on a daily basis. So I was looking around for options of improvised diy equipment and I found some stuff on Atlas Stones and what-not. I was wondering what some of the other home-made alternatives are, how much time/effort they are to build and what your thoughts/advice on them are.
I strongly suggest NOT using or playing with Atlas Stones without having someone properly instruct you. Have to be safe about it.
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Instead of making stones when you have no instruction as Doc said, Invest in a pulling harness from APT and maybe a sandbag? I say harness because it can be used for many different things from vehicles to sled drags with relatively no special equipment involved. I havent trained with stones either and I wont have any part of it until I have the guys I lift with help me out with instruction. I realize everyone has a little different technique but you could really mess yourself up with those if you arent careful.
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I strongly suggest NOT using or playing with Atlas Stones without having someone properly instruct you. Have to be safe about it.
But... their soooo big... and round o.o, how could expect me to resist. Nah your probably right, there are few lifts left of which I haven't irrevocably ****ed up my form on, and something as physically strenuous and hazardous as the atlas stone lift I should probably err on the side of prudence for... Besides, I figured it was too big of hassle (and somewhat expensive too - ~90$ for supplies) to just do them on a whim, so I'm going to stick to sandbags (and kegs?) for the time being.

I've had no injuries thus far so that's why I'm a bit cavalier in what I do, but I'll adhere to your advice because injury is one learning experience I'm not inclined to undergo.

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The smaller strongman gyms are out there, it just takes a bit of creative thinking. I had to do an internet seach in order to find a big training center 40 minutes from me. After getting in contact with them they in turn gave me contact info for another guy nearer to my location, who in turn gave me the information for the guy who owns the gym I currently train at which has everything under the sun catering to the powerlifter and strongman. Had I not found this opportunity I would still be bench pressing on a smith machine at a health club. They are out there, it just may take some time and inginuity to find out who is doing the training in your area.
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