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    strongman training

    there was a thread awhile back with the link to a site that showed how to make your own atlas stones and other strongman training equipment, does anyone have that link? i used search and couldn't find the link. thanks!

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    http://www.tc.umn.edu/~keen0018/makeastone.htm that's a pretty good place to learn. sidior and my bro have made a small one that we're going to start using within the next couple of weeks. it seems really solid.
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    thanks, let me know how it works out for you guys, i'd like to know before i make my own.

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    the stone itself is pretty rock solid. we haven't weighed it yet, but we're guessing it's around 135 lbs, around 14.5 inches in diameter. and it's a lot heavier than it seems, just because it is so awkward. We'll be looking to make a larger stone within the next year and once we dominate that one, we'll probably look into making an even bigger stone

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    Stones are fun. My best to date is only a 235, I lost my balance trying to stand up with the 280 in my last competition and didn't get to load it. There's nothing tougher nor more primal than picking up a huge heavy rock.

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    I made two atlas stones using the ball and plaster of paris method. The first one I made was about 100lbs and ended up crumbling because I used a lower grade cement. The second is about 220lbs and solid - I made it with Quickrete 2000 (I think... it's been a few years) and it has stood up to being dropped and quite a few years of changing weather.

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