Car Pushing

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    Feb 01, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    Hi,
    I'm new to this site and I must admit I don't work out. I enjoy cycling and do lots of walking. I've checked out YouTube a few times and there are videos posted of guys pushing cars as part of their work-out. There is one in particular of a guy who pushes his Honda. I've done this and pushed a couple of cars. I must admit that I find this 'workout' rather interesting.
    Any thoughts on this and are there any guys in Toronto Ont Canada willing to do this with me?
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    Feb 01, 2011 7:54 PM GMT
    Good. With all the unrest in Egypt now, gas prices are sure to go sky high, so you can come and push my car around!
    Two things: It'll give you a good workout.
    And I'll save money!
    Win Win!
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    Feb 01, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    Well, a concern I would have is damage to the car. You know you can't just push a car anywhere on its surface, without the risk of causing a depression in the body panels.

    Decades ago we could push cars by their hard chrome bumpers, without leaving any impression. I'm not sure where you can push a car by hand today.
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    Feb 01, 2011 8:25 PM GMT
    I push airplanes around all day at work because the one I need to fly is always in the back of the hangar.
    Never. Fucking. Fails.
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    Feb 01, 2011 8:32 PM GMT
    Ah this is a great workout. I did this with my swim team and then brought the idea to my rowing team when I switched sports, and my coach loved it - and both my swim and rowing coaches were world class - so I'm pretty sure it's a legit way to build leg strength. Do you have someone else to steer while you push? That's important! If you want to build more cardio into it, get 4 people behind a car and try to hold a running pace for a while! WOW it burns.

    Oh yea and we never had any issue damaging the cars from pushing on body panels. I wouldn't worry about that.
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    Feb 01, 2011 8:36 PM GMT
    Sounds like a great way to do serious injury to your back...surely you can come up with some other way to expend energy.
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    Feb 01, 2011 8:38 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI push airplanes around all day at work because the one I need to fly is always in the back of the hangar.
    Never. Fucking. Fails.


    We're talking about cars, not airplanes, asshole......GWTP.......icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 01, 2011 8:39 PM GMT
    mzkyte saidOh yea and we never had any issue damaging the cars from pushing on body panels. I wouldn't worry about that.

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    Feb 01, 2011 8:53 PM GMT
    There is no damage to the car body while it's being pushed.
    And no, it's isn't hard on the back as long as you push the car properly.
    Mzkyte thinks it's a great workout too!
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    Feb 01, 2011 8:55 PM GMT
    Hmm... I usually push cars around by opening the door and pushing on the inside of the windshield pillar. I suppose that's so I can steer at the same time.

    My younger cousin is a Really Big Guy. I remember when he was learning to drive his family's little Honda Civic, his solution to parallel parking was to get out, pick up the back, and sling it over to the curb.
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    Feb 02, 2011 4:46 AM GMT
    turbobilly said
    paulflexes saidI push airplanes around all day at work because the one I need to fly is always in the back of the hangar.
    Never. Fucking. Fails.


    We're talking about cars, not airplanes, asshole......GWTP.......icon_wink.gif
    Same weight...~2000 lbs.
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    Feb 02, 2011 8:24 AM GMT
    mzkyte said

    we never had any issue damaging the cars from pushing on body panels. I wouldn't worry about that.


    I pushed in the sheet metal below the rear window of a Chrysler minivan just from trying to close the hatch. The guys at the shop said there's only one spot (near the license plate) where you can push when you want to close it by hand. icon_sad.gif
  • Midas426

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    Feb 02, 2011 3:49 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidMy younger cousin is a Really Big Guy. I remember when he was learning to drive his family's little Honda Civic, his solution to parallel parking was to get out, pick up the back, and sling it over to the curb.
    Your cousin sounds like a handy guy to have with you in a pinch. icon_biggrin.gif