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Old 02-13-2007, 05:10 PM   #11
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what kind of wood are you using? The guys here practice with sweetgum and the such (not sure why).

That work "out" is a doozy!
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Old 02-14-2007, 08:42 AM   #12
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Hey Jason,
That particular tree was a Rock Oak or Chestnut Oak. Hard as a bulls forehead. It will take me the better part of a days' training to get one of those two foot logs into. At least 4000 hits per block.

Most of my training wood, at this time of year, follows that protocol - hard and lots of hits. As the season approaches, i get softer and smaller timbers and race them from start to finish. Right now, I'm working on fundamentals and progressing my technique. I'm pretty far along, so the progress is subtle at best.

That workout with the rock oak took about two hours. If I included the "sawing it up" time, it would have been about three hours. It was brutal. Had a big shake and a nap afterwards.

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Old 02-14-2007, 10:43 AM   #13
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Your line of training is what I would have thought, although the guys on our timbersports don't do it that way (far as I know). They prefer speed. Could explain why we haven't won nationals in a while...
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Old 02-14-2007, 01:07 PM   #14
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Jason,
Speed without technique will get a timbersports athlete no where. I'm about 14 years removed from competing on the collegiate events. Things were a lot different then. A lot different. However, there is an evolution with the ESPN Collegiate series and more of the younglings are starting to learn that we veterns know what we're doing.

however, with that said, I'm about the only gym rat amongst the top tier competitors. I'm also about the only one that wears a tie on a daily basis. :blush:

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