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Hammertime


#1

Okay, I just bought a 16lb sledge over the weekend for striking. It is fairly heavy, and I consider myself fairly strong.

What in god's name would this be used for?


#2


150lb War Hammer


#3

Low budget Thor flicks?


#4

Pest control.


#5

levering for wrist and forearm strength, strongman training, sessions on the tire for core and cardio work...


#6

Way to ruin what could have been a perfectly funny thread with an actual, serious response.

V


#7

Galleghar Sledge-o-Matic impressions?


#8

You could seriously whip ass at that carnival game where you bash the gophers as they come up.

V


#9

Dude I can hardly do sessions on the tire with a 16 pound sledge.

The man that could do "sessions" on the tire with a 150lb sledge would have to be like 700lbs of lean mass.


#10

A 16# sledge is a key to the city (anyone see SWAT?).


#11

Funniest thing I've read in a long time.


#12

Wife Tamer.


#13

Correcting those who curl in the squat rack?


#14

mother-in-law....not mine of course, I'm just sayin'...


#15

I'd use it to intimidate the punk a$$ boys that want to date my 14 year old daughter.

LJ


#16

grab the handle at the very bottum with one hand. hold it up high in front of yourself (like a front lateral raise) and then pivot your wrist and lower the hammer towards your nose. only using your one hand...
no spotting


#17

jus' fo' the record tha's my fav-O-rite carny game -

WACK-A-MOLE !


#18


Only 150? Jeez, I would have guessed him to be around 200.


#19


So you can wear a polyester vest and not look too gay.

to test the structural integrity of swiss balls.

to permanently adjust the radio station commercial gym's play over the speakers.

Pollock Tree Chopper.


#20

We used to do that with an 8lb. double sided axe. It's all fun and games till someone gets hurt. Then it's a sport!
I have a 16 pounder from when I used to break concrete. Still works well for fixing lawnmowers, making miscelaneous adjustments to almost anything, and is more fun than duct tape.