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    So yesterday I was setting up my deadlift but the bar was kinda crowding something on the floor, so I dragged it. Just grabbed one of the sides and pulled. I wonder why literally pulling something in that manner isn't a recommended lift. Or is it? I don't think there's anything in the gym that I've seen that would replicate that effort. Maybe grabbing something and using your legs and back to pull it is too much a weak-female thing? It seems like a useful strength to build to me. You never know when you're going to have to drag the dead body to the trunk, you know, like after you finally beat him up with your rolling pin and stab him with your kitchen knife. (Woops. TMI.) Does anyone literally pull and drag stuff around? What do you use?
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3

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    sbhikes - yep sheep farmers here, and we pull and push things all day long - when out on the farm-let !!!!
    I have to be careful thou. I need to keep back in allignment, if I twist I usually do some damage. The rower also is great for pulling - however I'm not sure that my form is brilliant.
    IMO we need to be using our backs more, but its also related to core strength, shoulder strength, leg strength.
    have fun with your push me - pull me's
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    Jeremy Lin's workout include pulling a bunch of weight around the gym.

    Pulling also comes in handy with teenagers to get them out of bed. My dog also likes it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    Does anyone literally pull and drag stuff around? What do you use?

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    I thing its Art De Vaney that talks about pushing or pulling his SUV up and down his driveway for a workout....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    I thing its Art De Vaney that talks about pushing or pulling his SUV up and down his driveway for a workout....
    I have done the same thing with our SUV but had to use something other than the driveway because ours is inclined and we have a Ford Excursion. My boys and I bought a heavy rope and tied it to the towing eyes on the front bumper. Worked pretty good. Also would push it back and forth on a parking lot.

    If you have a bit of metal working knowledge, you could throw something together like this thing:

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    Loading a yacht on and off trailer and in and out of the water.

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    good info,Pulling also comes in handy with teenagers to get them out of bed. My dog also likes it.thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kharnath View Post
    Oh yeah, no problem. I'll just go get the keys to my semi.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3

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    I pull and push prowlers loaded with weight all the time in my workouts. Extremely effective power training, IMO.

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