farmer's strenght

Is it true that farmers are much stronger than your average gym rat? If so how to develope farmer's strenght as a city slicker?

  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    maybe this would’ve been true 50 years ago but nowadays farmers and farm workers are fat and out of shape
    >inb4 HURRRR I GROW VEGETABLES ON MY PROPERTY AND IM FIT
    this is about career farmers not ones who do it as a hobby

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is true for many older farmers/ranchere but the younger ones are often pretty fit. I wouldn't shit talk people who actually do rodeo style work for a living. Also depending on the families some of them have insane genetics, like where being 6'7” makes you a runt. Rulom Gardner is an example of someone where they grew up on a dairy farm and then went into Olympic Greco Roman wrestling but later in life featured themselves on shows like the biggest loser.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        People would call this dude a fat fuck dyel meanwhile he defeated one of the greatest of all time who absolutely mogged him to oblivion
        (And could kill literally anyone who posts on IST)

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          This is true.
          A Natty all American beast.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Wrestling cows turned him into a POWERHOUSE

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          won off of a gay technicality they only kept around for a single olympics. Didn't even score a point on Karelin.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >T. Ivan roid chud still seething about the cold war

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Corn bread and always moving shit. Do farmers walks, sled pulls, deadlifts, etc. In a sense, move heavy shit and eat a lot, then do that for years without stopping.

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    No I don't think they are stronger they just have more experience doing various tasks so anytime you see a city or suburb "person" try to do the same task they look weak because they don't have as much practice doing things like that. Also they are scared of animals and don't know about manual labor, plants or the woods or anything so this just creates an aura of weakness I think.

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    The whole inspiration for the works of Malthus was the dude noticing that farmers were skinny as shit despite working hard.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    at my school the 2 boarding houses always btfo the 6 normal houses in all physical activities (but came last in all non-physical activities)

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Farmer here
    It's a physically demanding job about half the time.
    >Bucking hay
    >Working on machines
    >Chasing after/riding/taking care of livestock
    >Split and stack firewood
    >Hand weeding and stone picking in specialty or new fields
    The big one for my farm
    >Bagging and stacking pallets of seed and grain
    That said, the other half of the job is pretty easy.
    >Sit in truck, yell at workers and shitpost (phone posters are farmers)
    >Sit in tractor and make pretty circles in the field until you start another dustbowl crisis
    >Sit around on the phone with seed brokers/bankers/other farmers
    >Shoot the shit with hay bailers and ranchers putting their shit in your field.
    Etc. There's a lot of downtime before and after harvest.
    The reason why farmers are always fat and busted is because on a busy day you'll need 4000-5000 calories to maintain, but on slow days you're completely sedentary.
    The average diet around here consists of 1/2lbs cheeseburgers, tater tots, and beer. Even on sedentary days, most guys eat what they would on busy ones, ergo 5000 calories a day is not uncommon.
    Farmers are orders of magnitude stronger than normal city people, but not necessarily gym rats. Where I think I might have an advantage is endurance, because I can work all fucking day stacking heavy shit, and most workouts only last a coue of hours.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >a lot of this tasks necessitate strength in the sagittal plane of motion
      That’s quite interesting because the kettlebell is considered the king of functional equipment and you swing it in the sagittal plane

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    real work builds real strength simple as

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why are they just letting that dude steal that pulpwood?

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    My Dad is a 60 year old farmer and is fitter than guys 20 years younger than him.
    He averages about 40k steps a day walking around the property, plays tennis and does cross country skiing. Dunno if it builds massive amounts of strength though.

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on the kind of farmer. Most of them are fat fucks that only operate machinery or only make money by gradually selling off inherited land to Bill Gates and Monsanto. If they manage hands-on livestock like sheep or dairy cows though they are probably a lot stronger than most people.

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    A surprising amount of strength comes down to grip, so I’d say so.

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I lived in a small semi rural town for a couple months, at first glace alot of them look pretty overweight, like beer gut fat. When you see them causally carry 100lb crate like its nothing and then you hear boy stack another bag on top. yeah just causally drop 50lbs bag of seeds.

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