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Old 04-16-2007, 07:54 AM   #11
Derek Simonds
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Shaf beat to the punch with the sledgehammer lever work. When I was playing around with stick fighting I did a lot of lever work with a baseball bat. I worked it in a lot of ways in the same motions I would the stick. In thinking back I think that the sledge work would really be an improvement. The bat was more a strength endurance exercise versus ME work.

In regards to making your forearms tougher a friend of mine is a 2nd degree black in Uechi Ryu Karate. They do some serious hard body conditioning. When he was visiting last we did one of their warmups where you partner up and basically take turns whacking the crap out of each other. When he hit me in the forearms I thought I was going to cry. Since he has left I will occasionally do some conditioning of my forearms by hitting it with my other hand but I definitely do not like it.

Here is an example of their type of conditioning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuDxPwGVNt4

Here is some breaking specificcaly watch from 48 to about 1 minute

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pant_xwqHMc

Here is some tire work with sticks, not really ME but still pretty cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-m3cWLj-Ew
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:11 AM   #12
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Thanks for the suggestions all. Any ideas on set-rep schemes for sledge levering? I notice the plan Shaf posted used primarily heavy singles or high rep sets (15-20). Do these work better for the forearm or would something like a 5x5 plan work?
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:17 AM   #13
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Here is a link to a nail bending guy and his sledge work

http://www.geocities.com/ltgodfrey/lever.html
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