The Braum Workout

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braumTo friends, I am snowfall. To enemies, I am avalanche.

Braum is enormous.  I imagine he would have to be to haul that big ol’ door around.  Of course, if you want to get big, you have to lift big, too!  That said, we’re going to take a page out of the goat herder’s book and instead of training with traditional weights, or even sand bags, we’re, instead, going to use the world around us.   Every exercise here is designed to be performed in the open world with rocks, logs, tree branches, etc.

As always, heavy lifts = heavy gains, but ONLY if you eat heavy, too.  Take a look at the Macros and You! writeup for dietary guidelines, and The Big Guy Diet for food suggestions!

Required Equipment:
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The Workout


Workout A:

5×7-10 Log/Rock Deadlifts
5×7-10 Log/Rock Overhead Presses
5×7-10 Bicycle crunches (holding rock)
20 Minutes hiking (preferably over rough terrain)

Workout B:

5×7-10 Log/Rock Front Squats
5×7-10 Tree Branch Pull Ups
5×7-10 Log/Rock Bench Presses
20 Minutes hiking (preferably over rough terrain)

Workout C:

5×7-10 Log/Rock Deadlifts
5×7-10 Branch Dips
5×7-10 Bicycle Crunches (holding rock)
20 Minutes hiking (preferably over rough terrain)


Okay, so!  These exercises are all designed to be done in the outdoors!  This means no whining about the weather!  Braum is indestructible, do you think he would shy away at a little cold or rain?  Obviously keep yourself safe, but accept no namby-pamby excuses.  Use bigger rocks and logs as you get stronger.    Feel free to carry a rock/log with you on your hikes as well.  Hiking on your rest days instead of your main workout days it okay, if you’re pressed for time (check out the schedule below.)Also, on any given day, wrestling a bear of reasonable girth can be substituted for your standard workout.


Day 1: Workout A
Day 2: Rest (and drink goat’s milk!)
Day 3: Workout B
Day 4: Rest (and sit in a sauna!)
Day 5: Workout C
Day 6: Rest (and slay a dragon if you feel like it)
Day 7: Rest (and drink more goat’s milk!)

This is about as bare bones as you can get with a weightlifting workout.  Even if you’re in a city, you probably have a park within walking distance.  ANYONE can find logs, rocks, bags of sand, or other heavy things to pick up and put down.  No excuses!  If you want to be strong like Braum, you can do it!

Dan “DaRatmastah” Wallace

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5 thoughts on “The Braum Workout

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    • DaRatmastah says:

      Eh, that’s kind of difficult, to be honest. You want long, steady-state cardio at a low impact pace, but with high-impact terrain options. If you have access to a stairmaster that wouldn’t be a bad option. Could also just go with a treadmill at max incline at a walking pace.

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