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07-17-2009, 08:08 PM
I was in a health food store looking for some books and I came across a book talking about how it's better to lift stones or rocks instead of traditional weights. The book said stones are better because they slip in your hands and you have to work harder at holding them while lifting--thus building muscles in your hands and arms.
I have never heard of this before, but it sounds believable. Has anyone else tried "stone lifting?"
07-18-2009, 02:10 AM
I have lifted Stones, moving them from one Place to Another :rolleyes::(:). Have you seen the old Movies where they worK ALL Day Breaking and lifting Stones on the Chain Gang? Yes it does sound fiesable but IF I lift anything as far as weights go......I'll stick with something I purchased at BIG 5........
07-18-2009, 03:05 AM
I prefer lifting dumbells because they have more of a freedom feel and use the supporting muscles because of that freedom. Barbells Don't have that same freedom and machines don't have much freedom at all.
07-18-2009, 08:25 AM
I like to lift all kinds of heavy objects. Including rocks, people, and five-gallon glass jugs of water.
07-19-2009, 09:28 AM
Lifting odd objects such as stones, logs, sandbags, etc. are more fun in my opinion - and one could make the argument that they're more functional.
All depends on your goals. The odd objects will challenge your whole body more due to an unbalanced loading effect. Due to the uneven weight distribution, your body must stabilize in multiple directions all at once.
However, because of this unbalanced loading effect, you have to pay closer attention to your lifting technique.
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