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Re: Sledge hammer

Posted by: HitMan () on Sun Dec 2 13:17:47 2001

I understand that when Mickey Mantle was a boy and when he was a young teen he would work in a mine and be a screen ape. Somebody that has a sledge hammer and hammers big rocks into smaller rocks. I was told that by doing that it produced a tremendous amount of strength in his shoulders. arms, forearms, and hands. Do you think that is why Mickey Mantle could hit a ball so far and do you think by taking a sledge hammer and hammering a stake or something every once in a
while will produce strength that will make you hit a baseball farther?

In November under "arm and hand strength" I made some comments regarding the common underestimation of arm strength (at least at this site). Jack (and only Jack) responded with a few questions. I sensed that he was skeptical of my comments but I answered his questions. My last response was 11-29-2001 and he did not respond anymore. My assumption is that after understanding my viewpoint he fully agrees that arm and hand strength should be more frequently emphasized. And if my assumption is correct, than it would seem that Jack would probably agree that the proper use of a sledgehammer could be productive. Of course, I don't want to put words in Jack's mouth.


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