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Old 02-12-2009, 10:32 AM   #1
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Default a little stone work

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Old 02-12-2009, 12:41 PM   #2
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Wow. Impressive.
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:49 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:03 PM   #4
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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?
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:29 PM   #5
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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...
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:44 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:10 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:46 AM   #8
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psssh, I bet you're, like, a total gear whore too.

Elite tacky feels incredible.
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