That huge stone was buried at the bottom of this natural hot spring taking lots of space, so I decided to move it out of the pool. It was literally sealed in by rocks and mud underneath it so it took me half hour just to dig it out and shake it free. Then I rolled it out to the side only to realize that I needed to clean the wall if I wanted to be able to flip it and put it up in a stable position. Because it had been hard to move it to this point already, I kept it lapped while working on that space needed by moving smaller rocks around. During the whole time I was concerned about the stone slipping and crushing my feet, as it was covered with thick algae making it very slippery. Eventually I was able to push it and flip it to a stable, elevated position. This kind of work can't be replicated at the gym, there are way too many variables involved. The kind of variables that most people who are into strength absolutely discard. The weight is unknown - definitely quite heavy - the shape uneven, the grip...what grip? There is no handle, the stone is wet and thick with slimy green algae. The grip has to change and so must change your whole body position as you adaptively look for the path to effectiveness. The entire event doesn't last a few seconds but a few minutes. There's a real risk of hurting your feet or hands if you are not alert and responsive. All around, this kind of work, effort and performance is a completely different animal. I am not saying that it is better, as the development of strength and power can be done quite effectively and seriously with entirely controlled props and variables. BUT eventually the real-world is the real-world, and it is full of diverse, often unknown variables which your central nervous system must handle and respond to if it wants to efficiently use your strength...which again cannot be practiced and learned in a gym. This is not just practical strength, it is also adaptable strength.
Now forget all I said, it's irrelevant. All I was trying to do was to impress my woman, and I did. End of the story. The rest is literature 😂.
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