Hey there folks, this is Buttermilk reporting from Mt. LeConte. The low last night was 52 degrees. Today's weather forecast is partly cloudy with a 17 percent chance of rain. I would now like to take this opportunity to discuss a subject I'm very passionate about....FITNESS! Many people have asked me, "Hey Buttermilk, how do you manage to look so dang good all the way on top of this here mountain?" To which I reply, "LOG LIFTING!" So now your probably asking yourself what exactly is log lifting.....well I'm glad you asked. Log lifting is a new form of weight training which has taken Mt. LeConte by storm! The most important element to log lifting is carefully selecting a log that falls into the "goldy lox" zone....not too heavy and not too light. For first timers I suggest a log that weighs around 40lbs. So now your probably asking yourself what types of log lifts should one do in order to achieve a muscular physique....Well here are just a few to help get you started. Military press, curls, dead lifts, power clings, squats, bent over rows, lunges, and log press aka bench press. Just keep in my mind that log lifting can be very dangerous so it's absolutley vital to select a log that isn't too heavy in order to prevent injury. For beginners I recommend 3 sets of 12 reps with 60 second rest intervals on military press and curls. Then 2 sets of 20 reps with 2 minute rest intervals on squats and lunges. Then finish up your workout with one set of 30 reps on deadlifts. After your workout a good stretching session is highly recommended. If you guys have any questions, just ask to speak to Buttermilk or P-nut. We're both certified log lifters and would be more than happy to give you any advice or tips.
P-nut just showing off his log squat technique....GET IT SON!
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