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Gant Grimes 02-12-2009 09:32 AM

a little stone work
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h7EvNHZwvQ&NR=1

Donald Lee 02-12-2009 11:41 AM

Wow. Impressive.

Jacob Rowell 02-12-2009 11:49 AM

God, ill be happy when I can do that with a 230. Single pulls to the shoulder are pretty tough once the weight gets up there.

Gant Grimes 02-12-2009 02:03 PM

Hell, Jacob, I can't pick a 230# stone up off the ground (despite DL nearly 500#). What is the best resource--outside of training with a SM--on learning how to pick these things up?

Adam Gagliardi 02-12-2009 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gant Grimes (Post 50357)
Hell, Jacob, I can't pick a 230# stone up off the ground (despite DL nearly 500#). What is the best resource--outside of training with a SM--on learning how to pick these things up?

grip it a rip it.....as Ortmayer says--you have to get a little crazy with stones.

there really isnt much to it, dig you fingers under, squeeze hard with forearms, pull into your lap, from here theres a few different ways..1-- bear hug and front squat it up, or 2--get arms "over" the stone and pop it up, kind of like a kbell swing motion...tacky helps big time...ill try and get some stone vids this sunday...probably wont be very impressive though, as dont hink ive done stones in 2 months, maybe longer

also--Derek is a beast...

Jacob Rowell 02-12-2009 03:44 PM

Gant-

For me, it wasn't so much a technique thing, so much as just spending plenty of time with the stones.

I like to get over it a good deal, so the tips of my toes are bisecting it. Arms go on either side, pretty much straight w a slight bend. I've seen guys actually make a fist, squeeze their forearms into the stone, and then release their fists. Most of the weight should be on your forearms, not in your hands.

I feel like once you lap it, it gets substantially less tricky, and more just about having the strength to get it up.

Dave Van Skike 02-12-2009 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gant Grimes (Post 50357)
Hell, Jacob, I can't pick a 230# stone up off the ground (despite DL nearly 500#). What is the best resource--outside of training with a SM--on learning how to pick these things up?


tacky.

Jacob Rowell 02-13-2009 08:46 AM

psssh, I bet you're, like, a total gear whore too.

Elite tacky feels incredible.

Dave Van Skike 02-13-2009 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Jacob Rowell (Post 50456)
psssh, I bet you're, like, a total gear whore too.

Elite tacky feels incredible.


totally, I wear my Kono knee sleeves to bed in case i need to get up and pee.

I did put on a deadlift suit.... once.

Jacob Rowell 02-13-2009 10:32 AM

Just don't forget to take the tacky off before the morning pee. Might have a hard time explaining that one to your co-workers


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