We just lost 738! Now 600 is getting a little wobbly, bring us up to 80 barrel-a-minute at 6 pound! Only one more zone, lets push and get this finished. Son-of-expletive we lost 600! Shut 'er down and get some green hats on those pump trucks, I want them up and running ASAP!
It is 330 in the morning and this is the chatter you hear coming out of your headset. Being new on a crew means be the go to for all the fun and exciting jobs. Among them fixing pumps! Now the average pump truck has a deck height of about 5 feet. This means each time you drop the one and only crescent wrench in the entire camp, you will be climbing up and down 5 feet to search for it. If you are lucky, it probably will only covered in mud. But not to worry you can be sure to release all of your frustrations by using an 8 lb sledge hammer. It is used to strike the over-sized nuts which are fondly called "wings". All this while repeating the mantra "lefty loosey, righty tighty" (which no doubt you will have adopted after attempting to remove several wings through the ancient and misunderstood art of making them tighter). All in all a very physical experience, which can leave the unprepared feeling winded and weak.
Becoming the Strong Man
In the field your strengths will shine, unfortunately the same (x 2) goes your weaknesses. If you can't quite cut it with the hammer, and you lack the stamina to carry a 40 lb pipe across a gravel field. Then don't be surprised to find a box of feminine napkins in your locker or plenty of requests for you to please put down your purse. (Apologies to my female readers)
So how do you become the new Strong Man and not the limp hammer? Conventional wisdom would tell you that you need to hit the gym bro. Maybe work on your cardio, and throw some push ups in there for good measure.
Thankfully most conventional wisdom isn't worth the paper it's printed on. If you want to be the strong man do not train like the marathon runner. In this article I am going to show you three old-school exercises that will directly prepare you for the hard labor of Frac.
If you want to be the strong man do not train like the marathon runner.
Good Luck, and
See you out on The Field!