I don't know why you all started going to the gym, but for me, it was a lack of basic strength. Shortly after I'd started hitting the gym, my girlfriend at the time invited me on a camping trip. Toward the beginning of the evening we ran out of fire wood so they sent me down to the entrance of the camp ground to pick up 3 bundles of 30 lbs of logs, a half mile away. All of us were too drunk to drive, and no one offered to come with me, so I went solo. Fast jogged the 1/2 mile downhill to the camp check-in station, and carried 3 awkward bundles of logs uphill afterward. Fell down 6 times due to dehydration and exhaustion, and the walk back took on the upwards of 1.5 hours, compared to the jog which took me ~5 minutes. That's my story, now I want to hear yours. Greatest strength feat outside of the gym
carried 2 entire trees (not similtaneously) that had fallen down in a storm to my camp site for me and my bros to chop and and make fires, we had hiked 17 miles that day and we were going to hike 17 more the next day. I estimate them to be around 150 lbs a piece and the trek was about 1/3 of a mile each way or thereabouts. It was exhausting at the time bc I wasn't very cardiovascularly conditioned. I am sure it would be easier now. I was surprised how much it took out of me to be honest because i could easily clean and jerk these long tree trunks but carrying them just wore me out. Huge difference between max effort strength and endurance strength thats for sure.
Last edited by dynamo; 06-29-2012 at 12:54 PM.
400(335) Bench Press
600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
500(495x1) ATG Squat
365 Front Squat
consistency and intensity.
"There is no reason to be alive if you can't do deadlift!"
- Jón Páll Sigmarsson, World's Strongest Man Champion (1984, 1986, 1988, 1990)
Gym / Competition Lifts - all unequipped
435lbs / 413.3lbs
325lbs / 286.6lbs
565lbs / 551.1lbs
Federations Lifted In: PRIDE Powerlifting (now defunct), AAPF/AWPC, USAPL, WABDL