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by Big Phil
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 4 years
Replies: 8
Views: 7247

Barefoot running

Hi Frugaltexan, I will have a look at that site. Completely barefoot running is awesome, I've had a few near misses with cutting my feet and got some serious blisters (TMTS - definitely) but I will workup to it when I am happy I have a safe track. Dandelion - they really are the best shoes, it is al...
by Big Phil
Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 4 years
Replies: 8
Views: 7247

And another thing

Just to put my fitness results in perspective - my best time now for a 4.5 km run is 21 min 11 sec. Not super, but not bad for a very amateur runner or runs at most twice a week when he can manage it. One idea that I had for SG, but have never got around to, is to buy some of those "Strength Shoess"...
by Big Phil
Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 4 years
Replies: 8
Views: 7247

4 years

Hi All, I haven't posted or been to this site for quite a while - very busy - but I am still doing Shovelglove and No-S after 4 years. (Actually it is closer to 4.5 years because I am slack). Just thought I would let everyone know that I am still around and I would recommend Shoveglove and No-S unre...
by Big Phil
Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Idea: shovelglove + wii = awesomeness
Replies: 6
Views: 6691

You just have to make sure the interface weighs the same as a real slegdehammer. The accelerometer in the Wii interface could be used to make sure you were actually swinging it around fast enough! Calling you a sissy, or showing you the orcs were hardly touched etc. I think it is a great idea!
by Big Phil
Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 2 and a half years
Replies: 6
Views: 6015

2 and a half years

I realised a while ago (July!) that I had now been shugging and no-sing for 2 years! So now it is two and a half! Just thought I would let y'all know! I now use a 19 pound hammer (a fourteen pounder with 5 pound leg weight attached), I've been using that for about a year. I don't think I am model ma...
by Big Phil
Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Article on MSN "Is Your Workout Wasting Your Time"
Replies: 4
Views: 7820

Great Article!!

I have seen most of these ideas before, mostly from Vern Gambetta. His site is great with a lot of interesting free articles, it it well worth going there. Having said that I have seen the ideas before, it is timely that I read the article, because I was starting to contemplate going back to a lot o...
by Big Phil
Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What has happened to us?
Replies: 9
Views: 7363

Don't forget - your chance of picking up hot chicks is much greater if you go to a gym or class than if you exercise by yourself. I think this is a much more important motivator in gym attendance than polite discussion and newspaper reports would have us believe!

Phil.
by Big Phil
Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:33 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Will be a bit distracted next few weeks...
Replies: 17
Views: 9982

A very hearty congratulations!! I have been looking out for this message for a while! I hope everything is well. It is a pity we only know each other through the cyber-world, if we lived around the corner I would cook you a meal and bring it over - that always helps when there is a new one in the ho...
by Big Phil
Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:21 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Food quality; Devil's Advocate
Replies: 41
Views: 31272

Hi Steve, I don't have the references at hand, but they shouldn't be too hard to search out... About two years ago several brands of organic corn (I think it was corn) were pulled from the shelves in the UK due to aflatoxin contamination. The aflatoxin was produced by a mould growing on the corn, as...
by Big Phil
Mon May 21, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Testimonials from long time Shuggers?
Replies: 7
Views: 7337

Testimonials

Hi, I will have been doing SG for two years come August. I am pretty religious with the 14 minutes every morning, I have also added in some dumbell clean and press, dumbell clean and jerk, thrusters, occasional push-ups and indian club work. I mix it up a bit some days when the motivation is low. Th...
by Big Phil
Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:42 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Mix it up?
Replies: 2
Views: 3656

Hi Big T, I do dumbell clean and push press, dumbell clean and press and dumbell thrusters in-between shovelglove exercises. It works pretty well, but really gets me breathing. Personally I think shovelling and chopping wood with shovelglove would be an excellent replacement for sit-ups and leg rais...
by Big Phil
Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Is this a failure?
Replies: 9
Views: 5945

That is not a failure as far as I am concerned. If your work day doesn't finish until 4 am, I would suggest scheduling a meal right in the middle between knock-off and dinner, as if it were lunch in normal work hours. That would be around 11.30 pm or something. Then you have a rountine that you can ...
by Big Phil
Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:38 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: morning vs. evening?
Replies: 3
Views: 4254

I am not a morning person either, so I did it in the evening for about a year. I then swithched to the morning and find it is great, wakes me up and you can cross it off your list early. Evenings are then more relaxing. Less chance you will miss in the morning as well due to mum's birthday or errand...
by Big Phil
Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Audiodidact (Input)
Replies: 11
Views: 23582

Audiodidact

I am keen to try this. Should I spring for an expensive MP3 player or iPod, or will a cheapo one with a smaller memory suffice. i.e. I think 512 Mb could hold a lot of lecture, but am I wrong?

Thanks,

Phil.
by Big Phil
Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Put the Scale in Perspective
Replies: 9
Views: 18931

Excellent pdcast indeed! It may be useful to remind people of the Physics diet article that was posted here a while a go. He worked out how many calories are in an ounce of fat and how many calories are burnt in an hour of walking. If you walk for an hour you will burn fat - exactly 1/3 of an ounce....
by Big Phil
Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: bench press
Replies: 16
Views: 11999

Very true!
by Big Phil
Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:03 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: bench press
Replies: 16
Views: 11999

data replication

I also benched 90 kg (200 lbds) the other day after reading this message. I have never benched that much before - and I haven't even done pushups for at least 6 months. I have shugged for about 18 months now though. With a 14 lber for about 12 months!

Phil.
by Big Phil
Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Scripts for all podcasts
Replies: 3
Views: 8650

Thanks for doing this Reinhard. I spent a slow day at work reading through all of them and enjoyed the educational experience. It fleshed out some of my understanding and was entertaining. I probably would never have bothered downloading to listen, so thanks again.

Phil.
by Big Phil
Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Start my count over?
Replies: 5
Views: 4717

100% is Special, It was an S-day, whether it was planned for or not. Forget about it and move on. If you can't wholeheartedly enjoy a moment like that (and the fact that you have a girlfriend who bakes you cookies) then this is not a very good lifestyle plan (NB: Not a diet). It's OK to eat cookies,...
by Big Phil
Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: conquering the treadmill
Replies: 6
Views: 6451

The FITNESS AVENGER!

You will need a costume, and a sidekick:-

Phil the Hammerin' Tongan.
:lol:
Phil.
by Big Phil
Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cocoa
Replies: 4
Views: 4233

I think Reinhard's original ruling on tea and coffee was that you could have as much as you like, with sugar if you want because in calorie terms it doesn't make much difference. The cocoa is probably in the same league, I fail to believe that after 10,000 years drinking the stuff, milk is the thing...
by Big Phil
Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: conquering the treadmill
Replies: 6
Views: 6451

THAT'S WHAT YOU GET TREADMILL!
DON'T MESS WITH HIM AGAIN! :evil:
Maybe you could bring your shovelglove next time to "fix" the treadmill - treadmill versus real walking - don't get me started!

Phil.
by Big Phil
Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:12 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Mr. Mom needs popeye forearms
Replies: 5
Views: 5984

Wholeheartedly agree Reinhard! My son is almost 2 and a half and carrying him around, in and out of the car etc is surprisingly hard work. I don't know how my wife manages without doing shovelglove because sometimes I've been very thankful that I built up strength with the 'glove. Especially in the ...
by Big Phil
Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:32 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Twinkies
Replies: 4
Views: 3728

Twinkies

The company I work for just got taken over by a US company. As part of a "get to know you" - type exercise their HR director sent over several boxes of Twinkies, Ding-Dongs (!?) Suzy Q's and other stuff, since we didn't know what they were. Regarding the much publicised American obesity epidemic:- "...
by Big Phil
Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:36 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: 4 new plain levels
Replies: 4
Views: 7602

You are in for a treat. If you can't urban ranger in Melbourne, you can't urban ranger. If you catch the trams you can get just about anywhere with a bit of walking. Plus the CBD and Federation Square are made for walking!

Phil.
by Big Phil
Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Huge drum roll please :)
Replies: 25
Views: 12133

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Deb! As we say in Australia - "You Beauty!" You love all the Eastern philosophy stuff, so I think there is a Buddhist saying "If you are facing in the right direction all you have to do is keep walking." Since you will stick with No-S, you will never have to worry about 200 pounds a...
by Big Phil
Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: cholesterol...
Replies: 10
Views: 7603

David makes an excellent point above. Some of this cholesterol business is blown out of proportion. There was an interesting review in Science a few years ago "The soft science of dietary fat" (2002). This pointed out that the "animal fat gives you high cholesterol" mantra is so simplistic it is con...
by Big Phil
Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:20 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Not right now."
Replies: 15
Views: 10063

Right on!

Fight the Power, Brother!

Phil.
by Big Phil
Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:58 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: "Not right now."
Replies: 15
Views: 10063

One of the (many) reasons I hate that show (The Biggest Loser), is that it makes such a big deal out of exercising and losing weight. It isn't that intricate an activity, we don't need to over think it ! This is what pisses me off about the diet and exercise industry, they have convinced everyone yo...
by Big Phil
Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: First big walk.
Replies: 4
Views: 7990

Sounds like a good plan. If you do walk 5 mile a day to and from work, with No-S, you will never have to worry about your fitness or weight again. I have been toying with the idea of selling our second car so I have to ride my bike to work everyday. I am sticking with the excuse of having to drop my...
by Big Phil
Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with hunger
Replies: 31
Views: 18103

If a walk or drink of water doesn't work or feels like it won't work I have a cup of tea or coffee, full fat milk (none of that skim-milk work of the Devil!) If I do feel really flat or think I will get light-headed I have a teaspoon of sugar in it. That usually does the trick. I'm pretty sure that ...
by Big Phil
Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Anyone else shovelglove in the "Nude"??
Replies: 8
Views: 8252

"Nude" shovelglove

Yeah, I do mate. It is more "raw", the only problem I have had is I hit myself on the knee-cap once when shovelling :oops: . No harm done though. I have the luxury of being away from people and animals and fragile goods, so I haven't had the need to glove-up.

Phil.
by Big Phil
Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: A NEW ME BECAUSE OF YOU!
Replies: 18
Views: 22983

Congatulations

I just want to say that sounds truly amazing, Good on you! Not that it sounds like you need any more encouragement that you have already gained from your results! Between you and Freakwitch, these are transformation stories that would do any over-hyped fad diet justice, except it isn't a fad and is ...
by Big Phil
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:35 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Motivational Quotes!
Replies: 11
Views: 9085

If you add a little to a little
and then do it again,
soon you will have much.

-Hesiod

For No-S think of it lose a little... etc.
:)

Phil.
by Big Phil
Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: I am at my lowest weight in my time on NoS :)
Replies: 25
Views: 13123

Great news, Deb! Way to go. There is nothing quite like breaking through a plateau! 8) Sticking with it for two years is also something to be very proud of!

Phil.
by Big Phil
Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: lost again today
Replies: 3
Views: 3289

Lost again

Congratulations on the loss, Shell. And don't sweat the occassional transgressions, like you said, you are getting better. It is a learning process and you can understand NoS with your conscious mind but it takes a long time to teach your subconscious and your body. That is where real learning is. A...
by Big Phil
Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:07 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: JWL's before and during pic #1
Replies: 18
Views: 13103

Awesome! - congratulations. You must be happy with that. Man, can you imagine how much gyms or some weight loss program would have charged you for that sort of weight loss? Great inspiration to stick with it - thanks James!

Phil.
by Big Phil
Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Celebrating 1 year
Replies: 7
Views: 5542

Celebrating 1 year

Hi All, The first mention of No-S in my diary is July 18th last year so I have been "during" for one year now. I was 107kg (235.4lbs) and am now 99kg (217.8lbs), a loss of 8 kg or 17.6lbs. I am down from BMI 28.2 to BMI 26 (I am 195cm tall, a bit over 6'4", to save you working it out). Even though t...
by Big Phil
Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:54 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: I think i'll be walking again..
Replies: 7
Views: 8742

Dog walking

A dog could perhaps be the greatest Urban Rangering tool of all. I have a Scottish terrier, they are not the fastest or most long distance dog in the world but he makes me walk every night. It's only 15 or 20 minutes but it doesn't matter if it is 40C or 4C or raining we have to go or he will annoy ...
by Big Phil
Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: How about a crowbar?
Replies: 14
Views: 12673

Crowbar

I say go for it! The weight distribution will be different but not necessarily inferior. Anyone who has used a fencing bar or crow bar for a few hours will know that having the weight distriuted all along the length does not make it easier!

Phil.
by Big Phil
Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: no S pilgrimage, big decision
Replies: 9
Views: 6167

S days

Guys, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BAD S DAY!! They are your safety valve, the idea is you have five out of seven days where you are disciplined and eat very well, probably less than you need. Then you can do what you want on S days. IN THE LONG RUN, the good days win out. Well, it doesn't take too m...
by Big Phil
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The "I didn't gain back my weight" Club
Replies: 16
Views: 20136

Maintaining

I'm gonna log myself in here too. Next month I will be coming up to 1 year on No-S so I will not spoil that and report facts and figures on how much I have lost here, but I will say I have lost. Lost 4 kg (~10lb) in the first month or so, maintained for a while then lost more recently, which is grea...
by Big Phil
Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Yay! A help for hunger on the No S Diet.
Replies: 33
Views: 21743

Off the subject

Reinhard Quote: "an almost alchemical combination of mystery and precision"

Man, what an awesome phrase, sums up a lot of dubious things quite nicely, did you come up with that yourself or does it come from somewhere else?

Phil.
by Big Phil
Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:08 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove testimonials page
Replies: 8
Views: 18113

Testify!!

Dude,

I'm first up on the testimonials page - STOKED as F*CK! I agree with you on the incentive Carolejo!

I love you guys, :D

Phil.
by Big Phil
Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:22 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove Newbie
Replies: 16
Views: 26571

8lb-der

Sensible decision Sledge-o-matic! Good for you. There is NOTHING that works the back and abs like this workout because it works them in an upright position and as a single functional unit rather than as individual muscles. Even the 8lb-der will make you considerably stronger than you currently are -...
by Big Phil
Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:25 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Ditchdigger exercise description
Replies: 2
Views: 6887

Ditch digging

Love it Creaky! I might do with the lift off the floor to one shoulder, then lift off the floor to other, rather than the rotating at the top of the movement that I think they are suggesting. That should be very much like manual labour, lifting a sack of wheat or somehing. Very similar to power-clea...
by Big Phil
Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Girl Scout Cookies of Death
Replies: 6
Views: 4912

Cookies

Next time, just throw them in the bin and consider it a donation to the Girl Scout movement! Sure, wasting food is bad, but you donated money to help kids have a good time and will only make yourself feel guilty if you eat them - not a good return for a charitable act!

Phil.
by Big Phil
Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:45 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Weekend Luddite
Replies: 29
Views: 26731

Computer use

Hi Deb, I have a son who is only 19 months old, so computer and TV usage isn't really a problem as he is generally more interested in bins, plastic bags, toilets, everything he shouldn't be touching, basically. :roll: The best thing I can suggest is get you and your son out of the house early! It is...
by Big Phil
Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove T-shirts!!
Replies: 42
Views: 29658

T-shirt

I was thinking of the logos:-
"Body By Sledgehammer"
Or
"Built By Sledgehammer"

With an appropriate picture. Pithy always works best.

Phil.
by Big Phil
Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Other kinds of losses...
Replies: 7
Views: 6635

Other losses

I read an article the other day on changes in the liver (look out for the latest issue of Hepatology!). Apparently, part of the decline in performance of the liver is due to how well it processes fat globules in particular. Fat globules then circulate for longer in older persons, giving the fat long...
by Big Phil
Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:44 am
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Bob's Check In
Replies: 25
Views: 21555

Mini-vacation

Hi Bob, Congratulations on your success so far! I love No-S also. I just wanted to say that it is hard to go strict No-S when you are on vacation, just because you don't always know when and where you will eat when you are travelling. So don't beat yourseld up if you mess up a little bit. Sticking t...
by Big Phil
Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:09 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove research, and a New exercise
Replies: 29
Views: 54941

Leg exercises

Welcome, On the leg exercises front I did hindu squats for a while but found them a bit too static and mono-dimensional. Once you get up to the 40 and 50 reps they can take up a fair amount of your 14 minutes as well. I swapped to exercises from Vern Gambetta "Functional leg strength for Sports Perf...
by Big Phil
Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:43 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Curiosity killed the cat...
Replies: 13
Views: 9752

Go for it!

Go for it Spinal, You will absolutely see results in 6 months! If you stick to NoS and do your 30 minutes of aerobic exercise you cannot fail. Absolutely cannot. I would recommend walking for 30 minutes a day over the stationary bike as walking is the ultimate exercise, you get to be outside and you...
by Big Phil
Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Australia Day
Replies: 7
Views: 5923

Australia Day

The 26th of January is Australia Day. This is officially an S day for me and invite you all to honour me by enjoying it too! Is this evil temptation - I don't know :twisted: , but why wouldn't you want to celebrate Australia. Personally, I am going to barbecue and eat a whole heap of lamb, drink a l...
by Big Phil
Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dumb it down for me a bit----(N days)
Replies: 31
Views: 14043

Tough Love

Just have a sandwhich.

Don't overthink it, have a sandwhich with whatever you want on it, enjoy it and then wait until dinner for your next meal.

It really isn't any more difficult than that - it's just diet books and advice on TV have convinced us it is more difficult.

All the Best,

Phil.
by Big Phil
Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:43 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Sunscreen recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 5245

sunscreen

I am very fair-skinned (scottish ancestors) and have lived all my life in Australia, so I know a thing or two about sunburn (we have no ozone layer here)! The best sunscreen you can buy is Hamiltons SPF30+. It is recommended by workplaces and workcover here. The BEST sun protection is much more old-...
by Big Phil
Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:51 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: hello and "ow"
Replies: 10
Views: 12904

Overtraining

Interesting discussion, The sports trainer Vern Gambetta (he trained the US Olympic soccer team for a while) makes the distinction between isolating and integrating exercises, much like Freakwitches "organic" and "mechanistic" distinction. One of his favourite admonitions is "Train movements, not mu...
by Big Phil
Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Task based Shovel Glove
Replies: 9
Views: 11988

D&D dice

I like the idea of doing a workout with dice! It is the unfamiliar exercises that really give me a workout the first couple of times. I might do something with this idea, give each number an exercise, roll the dice to get the order and reps etc. A bit like the deck of cards that I think Vanilla post...
by Big Phil
Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:20 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Suburban rangering
Replies: 9
Views: 11247

Push Mower

I got a pushmower yesterday as the pull cord broke on my power-mower it was a convenient excuse. I did mowing instead of shovelglove - it was rather less of a workout than I had hoped for. However, it did do a sweet job of the lawn - it really does cut instead of tear - and was a lot more enjoyable ...
by Big Phil
Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Suburban rangering
Replies: 9
Views: 11247

Christian Nordic Rangering

Oh yeah, those Christian Nordic Rangers are fit and strong! Almost as fit as the Amish! Man those guy are buff! Probably won't get too many posts from those guys online though :lol: !

Phil.
by Big Phil
Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Moving up to a 16-pounder
Replies: 22
Views: 19233

Upgrading

Congrats on the upgrade Freakwitch! I hope Reinhard is doing well with the 20lb-er as well. I just got a 14lb-er yesterday after using a 10lb for around 6 months. My front-brain new that it would be 40% harder, but my body and the other parts of my brain were surprised just how much harder 40% is! I...
by Big Phil
Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: "Seven Breath Decision Making"
Replies: 9
Views: 13265

Attention Surplus Disorder

[/quote]I have attention surplus disorder, I think.

Are you just trying to come up with a more respectable term for "Daydreamer". :lol: I love that word, I do too much of it too!

Phil.
by Big Phil
Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:52 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: "Seven Breath Decision Making"
Replies: 9
Views: 13265

Decision making

You can also beat yourself up too much over not being decisive and taking quick action. A quote I saw in a magazine article "Things I wish I knew at 25 that I now know at 50" is:- "Sometimes doing nothing is a brilliant move." I have on several occassions found this to be very true. Wait for circums...
by Big Phil
Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Subway Jared walked 1.5 miles a day
Replies: 7
Views: 10665

Costless exercising

On that note Azathoth, Have you noticed how people will pay other people to do their yard work (mowing the lawn, edging, pruning) AND pay to go to a gym! It surprises me how many people pay for both things. I have a big yard and, although I don't shovelglove on weekends, I still get a workout just d...
by Big Phil
Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:53 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Why Americans are fatter
Replies: 11
Views: 9814

Pro-American

Just to add a little balance and put things in perspective I would also add that Americans are per-capita the richest people in the world and have just about the cheapest food. Why do you eat so much rich food - because you can! Same as us Australians. Ordinary calories and food are ridiculously che...
by Big Phil
Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:38 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Women Who SG
Replies: 5
Views: 12225

Women SG

Hi Dede,

I ain't no woman but I think that workout is great. I have a 10lb sledge and I remember how hard my first workout was with that (as it wasn't too long ago). The routine you have described as a first workout is pretty good in my opinion, man or woman.

Phil.
by Big Phil
Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: S day question
Replies: 3
Views: 4646

Anything Goes!

Anything goes on S-days, they are your big carrot to help you make it though the week! You will probably find you don't eat as much as you used too, but even if you do it doesn't matter, they are your safety valve and help you do No-S properly during the week. I always meant to write and thank Reinh...
by Big Phil
Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:26 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: broke even
Replies: 13
Views: 10981

Good work!!

Hi Annolope, You will probably find that other people will notice you have lost weight before the scale does. Like has been said above, waist measurements loss and looseness of clothes seems to happen faster than actual weight loss with this plan. I think some of it is a bloated look that creeps in ...
by Big Phil
Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Just when i thought it was getting easy
Replies: 19
Views: 18047

Drinking and Shovelgloving

Just when I thought Shovelglove couldn't get any cooler, Kevin finds a way!

You are a Genius! :lol:

Phil.
by Big Phil
Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Humble attempts at improvement
Replies: 10
Views: 10794

Hi Deb

Sorry, missed your message the first time. No cracking of whips for me today, no workouts at all this week! Hideous hacking cough and snot monster have struck me down! :shock: I am having enough trouble breathing without exercise at the moment, so I am just hunkering down and waiting for it to blow ...
by Big Phil
Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Humble attempts at improvement
Replies: 10
Views: 10794

New movements

Hi Reinhard, Nice to hear from you! I did do the Persian Meel exercise for a few weeks, maybe a month or two before I did "crack the whip", just with one sledge. I think building strength and balance with that helped with doing "crack the whip". Also I'm only using a 10lb hammer at the moment, a 16l...
by Big Phil
Tue Sep 27, 2005 5:02 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Humble attempts at improvement
Replies: 10
Views: 10794

Feedback

Hi Guys, Have you given these exercises a go? I was just wondering how you found them. I am quite happy that my calves have added some extra tone with the "Pounding corn" exercise. Also, my urban rangering has been enhanced with the calf workout and especially the 3D lunges I am doing (to four point...
by Big Phil
Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Greetings
Replies: 15
Views: 15540

Hi Kevin

Kevin, If you want to give the Indian Club workout a try just use the bars out of some dumbells or some steel bars about 18inch long. With all the momentum built up by swinging and the fact that your arms should be completely straight when swung, these can provide significant resistance. Especially ...
by Big Phil
Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Greetings
Replies: 15
Views: 15540

Indian Clubs

Hi Keith, I have been doing Indian club exercises with the metal bars from a couple of dumbells. I use "Dick's Indian Club Exercise" - there is a link to this routine in earlier post that refer to Indian clubs. I thought of using hammers as well to get more resistance but a big warning is necessary....
by Big Phil
Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Australian Diet book tops Harry Potter
Replies: 8
Views: 9747

CSIRO diet

"The CSIRO total Well-being diet" is written by Dr Manny Noakes of CSIRO Human nutritions here is a web-site: www.csiro.au/index.asp?type=blank&id=TotalWellbeingDiet_Book. Unlike most (all?) diet books it is actually based on evidence as the author is a research dietician who operates out of a clini...
by Big Phil
Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Hello. I am completely out of my mind.
Replies: 18
Views: 18028

Nietzche

Hi Deb, No I didn't know Reinhard used the same quote on his website, but I feel like a right wanker for quoting it a second time in that case. :oops: Yes, some of the stuff Reinhard says is eerily familiar to me sometimes - "Great minds think alike... and fools seldom differ". Reinhard replied to a...
by Big Phil
Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:55 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Hello. I am completely out of my mind.
Replies: 18
Views: 18028

Out of your mind

Awesome Project Scuffedboots! A very worthy goal indeed. I have walked a small part of Manhattan as a tourist and can easily believe you will find just about everything in your travels. I also love to think while walking as you mentioned above. I just thought I would share that Nietzche said "The on...
by Big Phil
Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The Return of the Samurai
Replies: 12
Views: 13086

Samurai

Mi Samurai, I have only been around for a little while so I didn't know you were missing, but welcome back anyway! I just want to wade in here on the movie thing. When Deb recommended Rashomon to Reinhard I could no longer hold my silence. If you enjoyed "The Last Samurai" then you have to see "Seve...
by Big Phil
Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:02 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Humble attempts at improvement
Replies: 10
Views: 10794

Crack the whip

Hi Kevin, I meant to hold the hammer at the extreme end of the handle - I only have a ten pounder at the moment. I have my eye on a sexy fourteen pounder with hickory handle at Bunnings but am minding Rein-Hard's admonition to not progress too quickly at the moment. If you are worried about "catastr...
by Big Phil
Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:04 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Humble attempts at improvement
Replies: 10
Views: 10794

Humble attempts at improvement

Since we only have 14 minutes to play with, I have been trying to tweak some of the exercises to get as many muscles involved as possible. I have also added some squats and lunges as I don't want my lower body to miss out, but I wanted to do something for my calves as well. Instead of normal butter ...
by Big Phil
Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Hindu Squats
Replies: 24
Views: 31065

Knees and Hindu squats

I am doing about 25 a day at the moment and my knees do feel better. I have torn the ACL in both knees and have cartilage damage as well in my left knee (Basketball - what a sport!) so I think it is significant when I say my knees feel better. If I do ordinary weighted squats my knees hate it and I ...
by Big Phil
Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Boy, am I new and am I ready!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 8080

Hi Denisems, Don't worry, this is actually quite easy. I have never been on a diet before in my life and I haven't really slipped since I started a month ago. The diet and shovelglove have changed my body shape very quickly, I could notice the difference in a week! The hardest part is refusing sweet...
by Big Phil
Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:39 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Timing of meals
Replies: 31
Views: 20107

Yeah Freakwitch, What makes No-S so effective is the limitation of easily assimiliable sugar. The body actually signals hunger when your blood sugar takes a steep dive. If you eat snacks that are high in sugar that is easily converted to blood glucose (sucrose in white sugar and softdrinks goes to b...
by Big Phil
Thu Aug 11, 2005 3:11 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The strongest guy I know
Replies: 80
Views: 94969

Hi Deb,
Yeah, I'm about 500 away from this guy as well :(
Phil.
by Big Phil
Thu Aug 11, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The strongest guy I know
Replies: 80
Views: 94969

The strongest guy I know...

How many pushups does he do in a set? 500 is a whole shitload of reps!
How much does he curl? Details man, I need details! :twisted:
Phil.
by Big Phil
Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:37 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Back to the Glove!
Replies: 23
Views: 21293

No worries Deb!
I know it is sacrilege in this day and age but I reckon that this light club exercises are better than stretching any day. Especially for the upper body. Keep it real in Great Neck! My son is named after the Hudson River.

Phil.
by Big Phil
Mon Aug 01, 2005 12:02 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Back to the Glove!
Replies: 23
Views: 21293

Tightening up shoulders and chest

Hi Deb, If you are worried about tightening up in the shoulders, chest and arms give the Indian club workout that Reinhard posted before a go (http://ejmas.com/pt/ptart_dick_0101.htm). I just use the bars of two dumbells for the workout, even thoud they are light if you do 5 of each of the swings su...
by Big Phil
Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: If you can't range, fidget
Replies: 19
Views: 19010

If you can't range - fidget

Hi Deb & Reinhard, I work on recombinant protein production for experimental pharmaceuticals - sounds a lot more special than it is! :wink: I think the chairs that are supposed to be good for posture and things like the Torquemada Posture Guard are difficult solutions to a simple problem - there is ...
by Big Phil
Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: If you can't range, fidget
Replies: 19
Views: 19010

If you can't range fidget

Hi, I read the paper this was taken from, it's quite convincing. So what I decided is that sitting is bad for you! Especially if you use a computer -EVERYONE that uses a computer for long periods sitting down gets a sore back and neck (it isn't just you). My solution is - get a standing desk. High e...
by Big Phil
Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:30 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Persian Meel exercise
Replies: 4
Views: 13123

Persian Meels

No, I'm not a fireman - I just didn't have two sledges around but I had two axes. Yeah, I am new to SG. But I have been reading the site for a little while. Nice to hear from you guys. I really like the attitude to fitness and strength on this site. This is an extreme lot of wank in fitness - especi...
by Big Phil
Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:24 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Persian Meel exercise
Replies: 4
Views: 13123

Persian Meel exercise

Hi All, I was researching Indian Club exercises and found they were derived from Persian exercises, so I search Persian Club (Meel) exercises, as you do on the internet! Anyway there is a good site http://www.pahlavani.com/ish/html/ph/new/tools.htm I have tried this exercise with two axes, it is kin...