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More functional strength stuff


#1

I just started my roofing job yesterday. The boss had me packing 120lb rolls of flam, 150 of them (5 pallets worth) & it took me 5hrs. I carried them on my shoulders because that was easiest, so it killed my shoulders, traps & lower back. Today I was running a loaded wheelbarrow up & down a ramp, etc & packing concrete tiles. How would walking up hills affect a wheelbarrow/farmer's walk?


#2

Has anyone tried any ladder training? Like carrying things up & down a ladder?


#3

congrad's on great weighted gpp. Take a look at some of Louie Simmons/Dave Tates work in this area. They have written some tremendous articles dealing with weighted gpp. In faith, Coach Davies


#4

Hey Natey, hate to rain on your parade, but have you ever seen an old roofer? Yeah some of them look old - but they might be 32! Sucking down tar fumes is worse than smoking - tar is a carcinogen! Try to find something a little healthier - you want to be one of those 60 year old guys built like a 25 year old, don't you. I'm not trying to be negative - just concerned for your health!


#5

I'm only doing it for the next 6 weeks or so. Just until school starts again in sept.