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 Post subject: pushing cars in neutral for a leg workout?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:48 am 
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thoughts? experiences? if im squatting 135 for ten am i strong enough for this?

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 Post subject: Re: pushing cars in neutral for a leg workout?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:05 pm 
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Stick to leg work in the gym. You don't want a 2 ton car rolling over you if you misjudge the terrain.

Try treadmill pushes if you want some interesting leg work.

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 Post subject: Re: pushing cars in neutral for a leg workout?
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someone would be steering and breaking for me....

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 Post subject: Re: pushing cars in neutral for a leg workout?
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Still, I think it's a bit superfluous when you can get the same effect in a more controlled environment on a leg press machine where you can really load up the weight.

Also, I really don't know if 130x? is enough to car push for any real workout.

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 Post subject: Re: pushing cars in neutral for a leg workout?
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ok thanks

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Car pushing/pulling wouldn't be a great replacement for leg work in the gym, but would be fine to do in addition for something extra. As I've seen, the greatest factor for what makes it "difficult" lies most in the need to have a very tiny incline, as unless you have someone put a bit of pressure on the brake, a moving car tends to keep moving fairly easily. I know this from experience - some of us had a small impromptu strength event some years back, and the women wanted to push the car as well. A small/medium sized Ford Focus on perfectly flat blacktop was easy as heck for them to push, none of them trained any sort of athletics, and they all said it was easier than they thought. Not that they weren't a bit tired from it, but without making it extra-difficult, it is more of short but intense cardio workout, as if you did near max resistance on a bike for 30 seconds. Sure, your legs might hurt a bit, but it won't really do much to make them stronger. But, as far as working things in new ways and building up some added strength endurance, pushing/pulling cars can be good, just be safe when you do it!

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 Post subject: Re: pushing cars in neutral for a leg workout?
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i did it after heavy leg day (see my log). volvo sedan. around the block. super easy but when dad and i got to a hill he wouldnt let me try, he doesnt understand...next time.

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