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Old 09-16-2004, 11:54 AM   #7
Matt Toupalik
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Paul-sledgehammer work is simply another training tool used outside the gym.Similar to tire flipping, sandbag lifting, medicine ball throwing, etc.It's more along the lines of functional training, meaning that you are not sitting in some machine pushing a set of handles or a footpedal back and forth along a predetermined path.Instead you are standing on your feet working through several different planes of motion.

You can do sledgehammer training a number of different ways, but the most basic is to find yourself a large tire and hit it with a sledgehammer using a variety of swings/angles.

A good weight to start with sledgehammer training is either a 10- or 12-pound sledge.You can move up to a 16-pounder once you build up your strength/work capacity.



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