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Boo Krewe
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Best way to build farm strength?
How can I get really storing or " country" strong . This is in reference to the other thread . I want to train if I ever get in fights


Hoovertigah
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re: Best way to build farm strength?
Krav Maga, start tomorrow.


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The Silverback
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re: Best way to build farm strength?
Strongman.

Train strongman.

For lifting weights, go powerlifting. You can become stronger than you can imagine doing powerlifting-style training.

Strongman>>”farm strength”


TideSaint
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re: Best way to build farm strength?
Get a job working on a farm.


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jimbeam
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re: Best way to build farm strength?
Use a shovel for 8 hours a day for a couple of months. Turn a wrench. Haul sacks of feed.




Go work on a farm it would seem.


subMOA
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re: Best way to build farm strength?
What Beam and Tide say. Not sure how old you are, or what your situation is.

I was born into an ag. family. My dad is almost 72. He’s finally starting to look like an old man- but he can still throw a 50 lb. sack of feed on his shoulder and do whatever with it.

Go make square hay with someone- at 17, me and a few friends would help a guy make 1600 bales in Carencro. Pick it up, put on the trailer, take off the trailer, throw them above a stall, stack them above the stall. You get the point.

My family owns a feed store. For the better part of my life, we didn’t own a forklift. Or a pallet jack. Truck would come in with 2000 little 33lb blocks. 2000 of them. My dad would have me and a couple guys pick them up out of the trailer, stack them on a dolly (about 12 on the dolly)- so now you’re pushing a 400lb cart and then restack them across an old warehouse that was about 100ft long.

The warehouse had a ramp (it was truck height) so you even sometimes had a 30’ long or so incline to tangle with while rolling 10 50lb bags of feed down to the other building. With no brakes.

Try all that for a few summers in the Louisiana heat.

There was an old guy that worked there- he had been doing it since he was 17. I don’t know that there are Crossfit guys that are in shape like this guy was.

So- what is a “farm strength” workout?

Hundreds or even thousands of reps outside with moderate weight and the occasional outburst of having to pick up a 200lb. calf and throw it in the back of the truck.
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lsu777
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re: Best way to build farm strength?
Build strength in the barbell movements and bodyweight movements and then work on carries and throws with a bunch of different implements and different types of holds.

Flip tires and push sleds for conditioning.


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OysterPoBoy
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re: Best way to build farm strength?
You have to do stuff with hay.


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SaintTiger80
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re: Best way to build farm strength?
Do your normal strength training routine. Start doing more actual work. Chop wood, push a wheel barrow, dig with a shovel, et cetera.

If you want to defend yourself, then go join a wrestling, boxing, jiu jitsu, krav maga, or muay thai class. Even if you stick with it for just 6 months, it will give you much more confidence getting physical with someone.

I've been splitting logs for bonfires since it started getting cold. The pump in my shoulders and biceps is awesome! I keep thinking I might be looking like Zoolander in the coal mine though haha.
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StraightCashHomey21
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re: Best way to build farm strength?
Circuits that include odd objects

Hammering a tire
Ropes climbs all that shit

That gets you into fighting shape


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re: Best way to build farm strength?
Do you have a truck? Fireplace? Hell if no fire place i bet you have a neighbor that does. Go get a permit from dept forestry go cut firewood load fire wood split fire wood stack fire wood. Find a farm that square bales hay tell them you want to help put it up. Dig post holes with post hole diggers


Boo Krewe
Member since Apr 2015
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re: Best way to build farm strength?
i will just lift boxes all day


Boo Krewe
Member since Apr 2015
8132 posts

re: Best way to build farm strength?
thanks for all the replys. im weak and fat. and short but i will keep at it


Jim Rockford
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re: Best way to build farm strength?
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Strongman>>”farm strength”


Depends if you think tossing 200 lbs around a few times is better than tossing 50 lbs around all day long. No right answer to this, just a matter of opinion and priorities.


The Silverback
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re: Best way to build farm strength?
Strongman can’t train how they do all day otherwise they’d get all sorts of injuries. It’s too hard on the body. And remember, some of the guys, especially at the highest level, are freaks. So they very much value recovery and so on.

And yes priorities do make them different. But strongman are usually extremely strong all around. Lifting atlas stones (that have weighed in excess of 500; the world record is 675), pressing 300-500 pound logs over head, deadlifting, tossing 20-65 pound kegs, pulling planes, farmers carry, etc. Not to mention most of the guys have a powerlifting background (there are some exceptions). Sorry for rambling on.


Jim Rockford
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re: Best way to build farm strength?
If anybody was interested you could devise some kind of "farm strong" contest: shovel two tons of sand for time, stack 100 bales of hay, etc. Pretty boring to watch though.


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SloaneRanger
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re: Best way to build farm strength?
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thanks for all the replys. im weak and fat. and short but i will keep at it





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SouthernInsanity
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re: Best way to build farm strength?
Well.... how old are you? You can "want" to train for that kind of strength, but can your body take it?


Boo Krewe
Member since Apr 2015
8132 posts

re: Best way to build farm strength?
Late 20s. Ive been punched . I can take it


SimonSlick
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re: Best way to build farm strength?
Strength does not equal fighting ability. Join a jiu jitsu gym or learn Muy Thai or boxing.


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