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 :
- Introduction to Sledgehammer Levering
- The ‘Boulder Shoulder’ Sledgehammer Drill
Kevin Kearns demonstrates some great sledgehammer moves. Good stuff.
- Vertical Tyre Sledgehammer Work
Another great idea via Ross Enamait. Securing a tyre (or tire, if you prefer) vertically for sledgehammer training.
- Incorporating Footwork in Sledgehammer Training
Another great twist from Martin Rooney – an interesting way to incorporate footwork in simple sledgehammer conditioning work.
- Sledgehammer Walking
Finally, Smitty demonstrates a personal favourite – Sledgehammer Walking (thanks John). Good fun.
Want more? Take a look at these :
- Hammering Strength into the Wrists
This is a superb article by Jedd ‘Napalm‘ Johnson which looks at the basics of using a sledgehammer to build wrist strength. Brilliant.
- Things which deserve more attention : Forearm Training
If you enjoy sledgehammer training, you’ll love this – several varieties of forearm training. Good fun.
There’s also an incredible array of articles and videos on this site. Use the search box at the top of each page, or send me an email.