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I got a few questions for you guys...

1) How often should I be leveraging with a sledgehammer? (I've been doing 2-3 times a week, can I make decent gains at that amount or should I be doing more/less?)

2) How should a typical sledgehammer leveraging training session look? Here's what I've been doing which probably needs to be corrected...

3-4 sets leveraging in each direction for 5 reps each set.

3) When should I move up to a bigger hammer, currently I am only using a 6lb (i know, very small), but I want to move up to an 8lb soon. Should I be able to do a full leverage (from the end of the handle) in each direction, 1 time before I move up? Or should I be able to do it more like 3 times from the end of the handle from each direction before I move? I can do a full one in a few directions now, but not all...

Thanks for all the help, I appreciate all you guys.

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1) IMO 2-3 times a week is a good choice.

2) That's a lot more then I am doing, but that would be good too, especially for 2-3 times a week.

I'm levering almost every day now, but I usually do 1-2 sets per direction.

3) You'll notice that some directions are stronger then others. As soon as your strongest direction can take on more, get a bigger hammer. The directions which are less strong can be trained with the bigger hammer as well by holding it further up the handle and so creating a smaller momentum.

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