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ROUGH ‘N’ TUMBLE GRINDER: THE BUCK WALK by Mark Hatmaker


Drop your gonads and grab your socks, Crew, as this one is a bear.

It is a combination of movements that was formerly used to make puddles of men used to humping logs around like matchsticks, so why not grab a little old school logger brawny goodness?

Used, was a log with two driven “U-Irons” for hand-grips. We’ll substitute an Olympic bar.

If you are a Rookie I’ll suggest the empty bar.

Stout-hearts and Foolish minds load her to 65 pounds, or 95 pounds if you have nowhere to be for the next 3-days.

Mark off around 100 yards headed uphill. [The hill is specified.]

Grip the U-Irons [O-Bar] and hoist her to hang at waist level.
Swing-Snatch that thing overhead 3 times.
On the 3rd rep—Lock her out and take 10 walking lunge steps up that hill. Kiss that rear knee to the ground with each soon to be quaking step.
After the 10th step—drop it back to hang at the waist.
Repeat until you top that hill.


Then…

Turn around and repeat to the bottom and…this portion is godawaful! That downward stretch once you are already burnt crispy loads those legs like nobody’s business.



If you give her a go, let me know how much you appreciate sawmills, chainsaws, and all the modern conveniences of lumbering, as this bit of noise sucks a big one.

This one will walk you from a Buckwheater to a Catty Man lickety-split. [Lumberjack for “From a green rookie to an agile on his feet bad-ass.”]

VALE! [A Roman Farewell & Daily Reminder: “Be strong! Be worthy!”]

T’ZARE NOTSUWIT’U! [A Comanche Command: “Be strong!”]

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