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Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    atlas stone

    so i finally got an atlas stone for my birthday. it's about 265 lbs. here is a pic, if anyone has any sites, videos, or personal tips on lifting stones, please let me know. i don't want to hurt myself picking this thing up.

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    Omigosh... that is a heavy heavy stone. I barely can get a 180 lber up. Still those things are so fun!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by redFury View Post
    Omigosh... that is a heavy heavy stone. I barely can get a 180 lber up. Still those things are so fun!!
    you are right, they are fun. i barely got it up in the back of my truck. i could probably pick it up like 2 or 3 times, max. i'm going to work on some heavy rows, DL's, and squats, as always, to make picking this thing up easier.
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    I actually made an Atlas stone for my sister-in-law as a birthday gift one year... She wasn't unhappy with it and put it in her garden (well, actually I put it in her garden), but I think her reaction was something like "Oooooh, that's great.... Thank you."

    Did someone make that for you, or did they pay to have it made?
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    I actually made an Atlas stone for my sister-in-law as a birthday gift one year... She wasn't unhappy with it and put it in her garden (well, actually I put it in her garden), but I think her reaction was something like "Oooooh, that's great.... Thank you."

    Did someone make that for you, or did they pay to have it made?
    haha, thats awesome. someone made it for me, sorry i was unclear. i posted the whole story in my journal. we've been talking about making it forever, but just never got around to it, so he suprised me with it. one of the coolest gifts ever.
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    Awesome gift. Very well-made stone - some of the stones I've made were crumbly pieces of crap that looked like half-eaten chocolate truffles...
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    How do you go about making one??

    That's awesome though...no way in HELL I could pick that beast up haha
    Been out the game for a little while, but jumpin back in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    Awesome gift. Very well-made stone - some of the stones I've made were crumbly pieces of crap that looked like half-eaten chocolate truffles...
    HAHA yeah. the plaster of paris dries very quickly, and once its done drying, its done drying. my friend said the trick is to use concrete with rocks in it - it helps stay together better. and use lots of water, so it takes longer to dry, so it stays really hard. he sanded the rocks off the surface and put a light glaze on it, so it dosen't scrape your arms, but it dosen't slide out of your arms either. its one of the coolest gifts i've ever gotten. here's how you make it:

    http://www.tc.umn.edu/~keen0018/makeastone.htm
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