It boggles my mind why someone would spend so much time and energy moving weight from point A to point B and not accomplishing anything. If you want a workout… WORK find something that you can that is accomplishing something. Not just pushing weight. Don’t hit a tire with a sledge hammer… find a big limestone rock and make some gravel out of it. Or link up with someone that needs a ditch dug and do it by hand. Better yet, volunteer at a church or habitat. I wish I had so many hours in my day that I needed to push a tire around just to use up some of my time.
This reminds me of when I was about 9 or 10 and my older brother wanted a weight set… my dad’s response to him was to do sit-ups, pull-ups and to curl the 5 gallon buckets of water that he had to carry to the barn for the dogs… (all of that is of course on top of picking peppers, hoeing the garden and tobacco, push mowing an acre and any other chore he could come up with for us) when that’s not a challenge anymore we’ll talk about a weight set.
I guess that mentality has stuck with me.
Edited by twostep, October 25, 2012 - 08:40 AM.