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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2009, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Size of sledgehammer

I want to do sledgehammer and tire flipping training. What size do you suggest?

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Bigger than these




But smaller than these.





It's like the 'how long is a piece of string?' question. It depends on what sort of training you wanna do and what sort of strength you have.

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I weigh 71 Kilogramms and I can dl 160 Kilogramms. I want to uise it for strength. DOes someone do sledgehammer training here?

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I believe the head on mine is 8 pounds, could be 10 though. I would say 8-12 is normal, but I know a guy who uses a 16 pound one but he is a beast.




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Careful with your back on those tyre flips too.

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well i weigh about 220lbs, 100kg and i currently train with a sledgehammer with and 8lb head and to be honest i think that is too light...i used to do a 3 4minute circuits using sledgehammer strikes for 1 minute for every round, if that makes sense, but now i find it too easy so im looking to buy a heavier hammer...ive watched videos of pro mma fighters (including sean sherk, mark munoz, houston alexander) and all 3 of them use a 16lb hammer...maybe a 12-14 lb hammer would be a good choice if that is anything good to base it on...
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well i weigh about 220lbs, 100kg and i currently train with a sledgehammer with and 8lb head and to be honest i think that is too light...i used to do a 3 4minute circuits using sledgehammer strikes for 1 minute for every round, if that makes sense, but now i find it too easy so im looking to buy a heavier hammer...ive watched videos of pro mma fighters (including sean sherk, mark munoz, houston alexander) and all 3 of them use a 16lb hammer...maybe a 12-14 lb hammer would be a good choice if that is anything good to base it on...
I don't think 8 lb is too light for a sledgehammer, but I also weigh much less than you. Try to do 100 sledgehammer swings for time, and post your results. Also look into density training, which means doing as many swings in a set time, such as 8-10 minutes or something.




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'']I don't think 8 lb is too light for a sledgehammer, but I also weigh much less than you. Try to do 100 sledgehammer swings for time, and post your results. Also look into density training, which means doing as many swings in a set time, such as 8-10 minutes or something''

o right thanks a lot, that sounds like a really good workout...yeah ill give that a go some time...100swings for time...and i might post it...thanks
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