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Old 05-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
Jonathan Legaspi Ibarra
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home-made wod. pulling and pushing a car.

Has anyone tried pushing or pulling their own car? Any ideas how one would program a WOD with this?
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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Re: home-made wod. pulling and pushing a car.

Usually, you need someone steering the car and possibly applying the break depending on what type of grade you are pulling/pushing on.

I've used car pushes as finishers--typically after a strength workout. Lower weight cars are probably close to heavy prowler pushes--so you could program in a simialr fashion--6-8 pushes for 60-100 yards, rest 30-90 sec between attempts.

This could also be a fun medley/chipper WOD--Start with box jumps/KB swings/pushups--whatever, do'em for time or reps, then push the car to one end of the course. Do some other exercise like mentioned, then push the car back and rotate through for 3-5 rounds.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #3
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Re: home-made wod. pulling and pushing a car.

We had one in a team wod (with a driver). The setup is a truck at point A with a rope attached to hitch. At point B (50yds away?) is a stack of large tires (3).
Start by the truck, bring the stack of large tires back. Load up the back of the truck, push the truck back to where the tires were and unload the truck - stacking the tires as you found them. Then pull the truck (via rope) back to finish/start.
Only took a few minutes but was fun and could be made way harder. The driver in the truck was a must.

I have, however, pushed my own car around by myself. That would just pizz me off during a wod because it's likely I'd put a dent in it (be it by mistake when I run over a tree or when I push/grab the wrong piece of car) - that and it just sucks doing it by yourself.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:02 PM   #4
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Re: home-made wod. pulling and pushing a car.

I've pushed my excursion before...

Only tried that once as a workout

8000lbs is ruff to get started and keep going


Maybe if I had a civic I'd do it more often
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:24 AM   #5
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Re: home-made wod. pulling and pushing a car.

I used to push cars into the shop when I worked as a mechanic, I enjoy it. I have never pulled a car, though. Anybody ever tried that? I watched some strongman competitions last night and they were pulling fire trucks and airplanes by a rope around their waist. Anybody ever tried this with a car?
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:38 AM   #6
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Re: home-made wod. pulling and pushing a car.

Pulling with a rope is probably your best bet, it's brutal getting started without one. Pushing imo is easier, heavy prowler is just as good bc of constant friction, doesnt roll like a car. I train truck pulls with a heavy frame to get that constant tension.
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Re: home-made wod. pulling and pushing a car.

May seem like common sense but make sure you have a quality harness, rope and hardware. IronMind makes the best stuff for that imo
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:29 PM   #8
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Re: home-made wod. pulling and pushing a car.

Thanks for all the info/suggestions, guys!
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