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City Strength

Posted in Cardio by Mike on February 14, 2007

The whole concept of farmstrength, as I understand it, is that you can be called upon any day at any time to do basic chores: bailing hay, reaping, hauling gear, fixing a tractor. I don’t have any of those things. What I do have is a whole mess of snow that is freezing and turning into ice chunks. I also have a whole lot of elderly neighbors. Today’s workout was an hour of shoveling which included a certain amount of ice breaking and, in the end, shovel breaking. I broke our new shovel, so we went and bought two more, metal this time.

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  1. Doc said,

    What you did is precisely farmstrength. The idea is to train in such a way that you are prepared to do demanding physical tasks.

    And bravo on helping out the neighbors.

  2. Mike said,

    Thanks Doc, glad I fulfill the farmstrength way of being. Besides, I enjoyed it and felt good for doing it. 🙂

  3. Chris Rice said,

    Darn ice doesn’t shovel very well – it took me forever just to get into my car without breaking anything. They were covered in a couple inches of frozen snow/ice covered with solid ice over top. Then Tee’s car was frozen into the snow – had to chip it out – then push it out – where’s global warming when you need it?

  4. Mike said,

    lol, yep, you guys got it much worse than we did.

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