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Why I Train Like This. by farmstrength
January 27, 2011, 12:03 am
Filed under: Doc, Health and Longevity, Wolfhound Protocol

I (Doc) work as an elevator mechanic.  My trade requires a wide variety of skills.  Motor and generator theory, relay logic, microprocessors, complex mechanical systems, and hoisting all are part of our work.

My job can be very physically demanding as well, running a chain hoist for 8 hours, dragging tools up the stairs (cause the elevator’s broke).  Right now, I am working on a job that is the epitome of physically demanding.  We are modernizing a freight elevator.

The cab where passengers and freight ride on this particular elevator is the size of a 2 car garage.  Capacity on the elevator is 16,000 pounds.  You can imagine that every part on this elevator is big and heavy.  In fact, even the tooling we use to disassemble and update the various systems on the elevator is big and heavy.

An example, we had to use a chain hoist rated to lift 2000 pounds to lift the chain hoist (rated at 15 tons) we are using to pick the car.

And that is precisely why I train the way I do.  Strength plus conditioning, add some yoga.  Rinse.  Repeat.

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