Body tempering

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  1. monsoon

    monsoon Senior Bacon VIP

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    the more I read and watch about body tempering (Donnie Thompson for those that live under rocks and such) the more intrigued I am. I really want to give it a try and so far have just messed around with a plate on top of a hard Med ball. I wonder who here has given it a shot? Especially if you've used the ex-wife. I am thinking of trying to make one at home.

    Big hurdle here is that I'll have to train my wife to use it because I don't have any training partners. She already bitches about flossing.
     
  2. FlyingDragon

    FlyingDragon VIP Member

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    Shrimp Tempura sounds good right about now.....
     
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  3. rawdeal

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    Don't know if something spherical like an Atlas Stone would be easy or impossible to maneuver for your purposes if it was as heavy as you wanted. I tried a simple google to find official weights for them and was surprised to see there were all different versions of "official" weights on google.
    Rogue Fitness seems to be a vendor for Slater Stone Molds. They offer TEN different sizes, not just the 5 we think of, pretty sure too you can buy just one instead of getting a set you won't want some of. Diameters range from 8" to 24" with weights from too light to way over 500#
     
  4. monsoon

    monsoon Senior Bacon VIP

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    Funny you mentioned the stones. I was thinking if I had to mix concrete to make the ex-wife, I may as well pour some stones at the same time.
     
  5. PillarofBalance

    PillarofBalance Strength Pimp Staff Member

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    Around this time last year I was at the compound in South Carolina for a body tempering seminar. It was fucking awesome.

    After returning home a friend of mine in the steel business hooked me up with 3 different sized implements.

    I started using it immediately in the gym. It worked really well. We had less pain in general and when something would act up we would address it very quickly with these tools. Also had another friend fabricate a boomstick. Almost forgot about that.

    Unless your wife is pretty strong and very much interested in helping you that plan isn't going to work out.
     
  6. monsoon

    monsoon Senior Bacon VIP

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    That's a no on both, but on the plus side I can easily obtain an ex-wife.

    Unfortunately, my ad on Craigslist for a"body tempering" partner took a very odd turn
     
  7. rawdeal

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    what were you wearing in the photo?
     
  8. monsoon

    monsoon Senior Bacon VIP

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    Wrestling singlet.
     
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  9. porky little keg

    porky little keg TID Board Of Directors

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    No joke, I keep an X-Wife in my living room. I can't recommend it enough.
    We bought a 20' piece of 4" steel and had a machine shop cut it in to 2' lengths for us.... weighs in right at 135 ish .... It's great on quads, pec/shoulders, and I'll even use it on biceps and forearms (those really suck but it definitely helps).... I can maneuver it on to my hamstrings and my 130# wife has no problem rolling me out with it.

    A buddy got the Kabuki Strength one that you fill with steel shot and it works fine if you can't find a steel bar at a scrap yard and don't have 9 friends who want one to justify a whole piece from the steel yard.
    You can always use PVC pipes and just fill them with steel shot or concrete too.
     
  10. franchise24

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    Boomstick is awesome. I don't have friends that can make things like this for me so I went ahead and bought one. Great investment. Now to find a person that knows anatomy to work on my lats erectors and hamstrings and shoulders. I can get my quads and my pecs and shoulders to a certain extent but a buddy doing it would be much better. Pain is pleasure.
     
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