Blast from the Past : Sledgehammer Training

I love levering work.


Hammerman
Lawrence 'Slim The Hammerman' Farman.
Over the past five years this site's amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I'll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.
This week - Sledgehammer Training.

I love doing all kinds of levering work, and one of my favourite tools is the humble sledgehammer. Here are just a few of the ways we've seen sledgehammer training performed over the years :

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Sledgehammer Challenge for Charity.

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TGIF : weekly round-up (WE Fri 7 Apr 07).Autumn is finally getting underway here. As things cool down outdoors, Straight to the Bar just gets warmed up : Articles : Jason Kirby takes a look at Muscle-up progressions, Jedd Johnson sets up a superb series on grip contests...
Vertical Tyre Sledgehammer Work. Another great idea via Ross Enamait. Securing a tyre (or tire, if you prefer) vertically for sledgehammer training.
Overhead Tire Run. Josh does an interesting exercise as part of the circuit above - an Overhead Tire Run (exactly as it sounds - lift a tyre over your head, and run). Nice one.
Core Training - Chop Circuit. Joe Hashey putting a tyre to good use. Nice one....


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