I have grown increasingly bored with barbells, kettlebells, dumbbells, and just about anything else you might see in a box gym.
My new obsession has been finding the heaviest rocks I can and seeing what I can do with them. I’ll be headed to Scotland in 2013 on a stone lifting tour–long story, which I’ll keep you apprised of. So now I’m in training for it.
Today is my day off work. So I did what any good dunce would do–put down the books and picked up something heavy.
The stone in this video weighs just over 260. By the time I got out the camera, I was getting weaker, but I spent the morning putting this on my shoulder and then trying to press it out.
If you want a teaser about the trip I’ll be taking, this is worth a read:
And if you’re in the monkey see, monkey do crowd (D2, I’m looking at you), don’t jump in too fast with a rounded back. You can’t keep a flat back while doing this, and there are ways to lift safely with a round back–but work up to it slowly. It’s taken me quite a while to feel strong and confident and safe in this position.