My younger brother couldn't resist testing our new homemade Strongman log (see last post) right away. I'd say it works quit well:
By the way, my younger brother doesn't work out at all. He's just a hard working craftsman. Not a bad feat considering this, and that the empty log is about his bodyweight (about 144 lbs - the log lost some weight because of the square holes). He did it the first time he tried.