Strength Basics

Getting stronger, fitter, and healthier by sticking to the basics. It's not rocket science, it's doing the simple stuff the right way.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sledgehammer Training

One of my favorite strength development tools is the sledgehammer.

The best way to use it is with two easy steps:

1) Get a heavy sledgehammer.
2) Hit something with it repeatedly.

Ross Enamait has an excellent and nearly exhaustive pair of articles on sledgehammer training.

Part I

Part II


A couple variations:

Rotational Chops - sideways swings.

Breaking Up Trash - Don't have a tire? You can smash up something that needs smashing.

Now all you need is a hammer...

1 comment:

  1. hi my friend . i'm french and i train with big hammer

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