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Better Shape !!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Young Buck, Feb 19, 2009.

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  1. Young Buck

    Young Buck New Member

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    Got some wood cut today and took it home to try to split it by hand. Just starting out and dont have a hydro. splitter yet. I did figure out that I need to be in better shape. :eek:hh: Got about a truck load cut and about half of it split. I'm lucky though my grandfather had three fence rows cleared out so plenty of wood. The only problem is its all stack up in a huge mangled mess. Think I'll wait until I can round up some buddies to help pull it all apart!

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  2. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    Just swing away at that pile 15-20 minutes a day. It'll but gone before you know it.
  3. Young Buck

    Young Buck New Member

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    Ya, Its going to take little bit to get back in shape. I grew up helping my dad cut and split. We split by hand until we got a splitter when I was 18.
  4. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    yep my dad bought a lot of nice toys after i moved out
  5. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I was in pretty good shape when I was 18. Then again, that was 42 years ago. These days I gotta be careful. Active, but careful. Rick
  6. Young Buck

    Young Buck New Member

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    Ya I'd give anything to be 18 again ;-) I am only 32 but I am not nearly as active as I used to be. but thats about to change since I will be cutting and gathering wood oh yeah and splitting it too.
  7. Shipper50

    Shipper50 Minister of Fire

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    Ah to be 32 again and know what I know now. A man can wish cant he? %-P

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    ikessky Minister of Fire

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    It's not the physical labor that gets me tired. It's the fresh air. I sit behind a desk for 9 hours a day and breath stagnant office air.
  9. f3cbboy

    f3cbboy Feeling the Heat

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    i too rot in a chair for 12 hrs a day 14 days out of every 35......but i love those days of scrounging and splitting and being physically exhausted by dark.
  10. TreePapa

    TreePapa Minister of Fire

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    Make it 45 to 60 mnutes / day and you'll be in better shape in no time. Especially if you add cutting, hauling, and stacking the wood.

    Peace,
    - Sequoia
  11. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    No need to pull apart a tangled mess of trees. Just take the saw and cut rounds off of anything that sticks out and it will untangle itself. Be real careful though climbing the pile or over-reaching with the saw.

    When I bought my former home, the builder had just bulldozed the trees into a huge pile in the back. The trees themselves weren't the problem, their root balls were. It took me years to get all the clay off of them so I could cut them up to burn on the brush pile.
  12. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    Why?
  13. Young Buck

    Young Buck New Member

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    Well thats what I did today. The problem is they used and excavator and dug the trees out and a bulldozer to push them into a huge pile. I think I am going to round up a couple of buddies and borrow one of gramps tractors and use some snatch straps and try and unclog the mess ;-)
  14. ikessky

    ikessky Minister of Fire

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    I'm not too sure why it is. I lift weights every morning, so the physical act of lifting and cutting isn't what gets to me. Maybe I just get over stimulated by the change of scenery.
  15. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    Actually I meant why "sit behind a desk for 9 hours a day and breath stagnant office air?"

    It's more a philosophical question. Never mind.
  16. ikessky

    ikessky Minister of Fire

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    :-S I see........ I didn't catch that! I can't complain too much about my job. The factory is only a mile from my house and the benefits are good. I so some automotive detailing in the summertime, but I don't see myself doing that year round in Wisconsin!
  17. lexybird

    lexybird Minister of Fire

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    im in the same boat im 31 and out of shape somewhat so im being reminded after cutting splitting 2 cords of maple in a day that im not 18 anymore
    i could easily fall asleep right now lol
  18. Young Buck

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    Woke up this morning sore and could hardly move, but after anice hot shower my back does'nt feel all that bad. Maybe its because I want to get out there and get the rest of the pile split and stacked, it is going to snow here tonight.
  19. Shipper50

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    Son, waking up with sore muscles is only the start. Hot showers used to work, then hot tubs, and then sauna's. Now its waiting till the ole body says OK, we can start now. ;-P

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  20. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    Ya gots to be ashamed of yourselves!
    I'm 52 years old. I got a hip that needs replacing, a 97% disability in my dominant wrist, an almond sized chunk of disc wedged
    between my spinal column and backbone, etc., etc., plus, my feet stink.
    Wednesday I went and picked up over 2000 lbs. of cast iron radiators and loaded them in my truck.
    Brought them home and unloaded them in the shop. All but one got unloaded.
    Yesterday and today are 'movie' days. Life is good.
    I need a cigarette.
  21. Young Buck

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    Well I work with a bunch of guys who are in their 50's and they all tell me that I dont know what its like to wake up hurting. One thing is for sure I wont tell them about this ;-P . Anyway gotta go outside and split the rest of that pile while the sun is shining!
  22. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    Physical pain really isn't anything in the course of things. It's the pain a person feels watching a loved one suffer that can really test ya.

    I like your style Young Buck. I like it a lot.
    good luck to ya-
    ken
  23. ikessky

    ikessky Minister of Fire

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    Isn't that the truth. I learned that first hand when my daughter was in the ICU at the end of December.

    I threw my back out a couple weeks ago. My mother-in-law kept asking me about it, but I didn't want to make it an issue. There sits my FIL with both ankles that are fused, knees that need to be replaced, and wrists that really could use carpltunnel (sp?) surgery. I hope I never have to have pain like he has on a daily basis ever in my life. He doesn't complain and still keeps working through the pain and won't let on as to how bad he really must hurt.
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