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by botulf2000
Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Aim the Spear
Replies: 5
Views: 8753

I liked the "dramtic reading", it helps to set the mood.

And a small variatin (that I'll try when doing "Aim the spear" in my training) is to imagine holding a shield in the other hand, and to keep the shield/hand between myself and the imaginary opponent.
by botulf2000
Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: My husband won't let me walk anywhere!
Replies: 6
Views: 8868

When people are freaking out over how dangerous your hobbies are, one nasty trick is to compare the statistics. How many people are hurt doing your hobby? Compared to how many are hurt driving around in a car? Driving is a lot more dangerous, when the numbers are compared, even when compansating for...
by botulf2000
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: The science is in?
Replies: 2
Views: 1751

The science is in?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100112085516.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+sciencedaily+(ScienceDaily:+Latest+Science+News) From the article: ScienceDaily (Jan. 15, 2010) — Many people think the success of dieting, seemingly a national obsession followin...
by botulf2000
Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelmop? mopshovel?
Replies: 6
Views: 4581

Intressting idea, sounds great for a lower risk/easier way to get started.

Did you leave the "mop-part" on, or are you just using the handle?
by botulf2000
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: From heavy shovelglove to a lighter
Replies: 7
Views: 5013

My theory is that with a heavy hammer the movements are more lifting than swinging. Even when doing moves that go from side to side, with the heavier hammer it's more turning than swinging. When swinging, the increased speed makes the core work harder at starting the swing and at stopping the swing....
by botulf2000
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Homemade hammer
Replies: 7
Views: 5920

Yes, the old hammer didn't enter it's new duty before a replacement was at hand. A changing of the guard, sort of.

The new hammer is storebought, but maybe not conventional. Since I'm still cheap I got the cheapest hammer, so it got a red plastic/glasfibre handle instead of a nice wooden one.
by botulf2000
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: From heavy shovelglove to a lighter
Replies: 7
Views: 5013

From heavy shovelglove to a lighter

Just thought I'd share some things I've noticed when going from a heavy SG to a (much) lighter model. It feels like the lighter model is a harder workout on the core (stomach and back). Not so that it feels like I'm about to hurt myself, just a more intense workout. The heavier SG was harder on the ...
by botulf2000
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Homemade hammer
Replies: 7
Views: 5920

Just a short update, the homemade hammer has been retired. The handle started to come loose. Not in a dramatic, weight flying across the room way. But now it's possible to "wiggle" the handle without the weight moving. So after about one year of service, the homemade hammer has entered service as a ...
by botulf2000
Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Cheating? Is it allowed?
Replies: 3
Views: 2968

The way I understand it, the risk of cheating by shugging twice some days, is that i could lead to the thinking "I did it twice yesterday, so I can skip today", or even worse "I can skip today, and make up for it by going twice tomorrow". That would break the habit, and that is a bad thing. If you'r...
by botulf2000
Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Suggestions on carrying items
Replies: 3
Views: 5462

Depending on how big your lunch is, you could try to make something like this (furoshiki, japanese "bag" tied of a piece of cloth): http://www.instructables.com/id/Furoshiki-2-Have-Earth-Want-to-Keep-It/ ...and hang it on the outside of your laptop bag. Or if you have too much money, you could by a ...
by botulf2000
Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: recommendations for digital photo editing programs?
Replies: 8
Views: 7856

Photofiltre is one program that I have used a little bit. Easier than Photoshop and Gimp, but more limited. But if Photofiltre does enough, then it is free (as in beer, I think) for personal use.

http://photofiltre.free.fr/frames_en.htm
by botulf2000
Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Flip Lever
Replies: 16
Views: 20604

I noticed that I've been doing "flip the lever" wrong. Well, maybe not wrong, but in a different way. Instead of swinging the head of the shovelglove until it's straight out, I let it swing until it's straight up. But my forearm is still parallell to the floor. When the shovelglove is pointing to th...
by botulf2000
Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Things I have learned already
Replies: 4
Views: 4345

Re: Things I have learned already

Meg wrote:
2. Pay CLOSE attention to form. Otherwise, 'tuck the bales' is very likely to turn into 'clock yourself in the head'.
This is something I learned quickly as well. For me, it was churn butter and ... well, it's a bit embarassing, but let's just call it "not my head".
by botulf2000
Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Recomendation for an MP3 player
Replies: 17
Views: 14858

I know the iPod was sort of out of the question, and I don't really like the restrictions apple puts on it. But the way I see it is that Apple has made the complete tool-chain work great. From the device it self, to the sync with iTunes and finally to the iTunes Music Store for buying music/books/et...
by botulf2000
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Nordic/skiwalking
Replies: 4
Views: 6259

I only know what I've heard from others, and they say it's great. I kind of feel that the thing with the ski-poles might just be a big headfake. When walking with the poles, you tend to keep a higher pace, take longer steps and you use your arms more. If you can do all those things without the poles...
by botulf2000
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Gradual Weekday/End Luddite
Replies: 4
Views: 7091

Re: Gradual Weekday/End Luddite

If you knew you were going to drop stone dead at any time, what would you stop doing now? :) f I feel kind of stupid for replying to your post, one thing I probably would stop doing if I knew I'd be dead in the next week is replying to stuff on various internet forums... But otherwise, going lo-tec...
by botulf2000
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Homemade hammer
Replies: 7
Views: 5920

I'm very carefull with my homemade hammer, for a number of reasons. Number one, It's heavy and I don't want to pull anything. Two, it's heavy and I don't want to hit anything. Three, I know who made it... But pictures? Sure, the pictures are not that great, but I hope they can be seen at: http://pic...
by botulf2000
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Homemade hammer
Replies: 7
Views: 5920

Homemade hammer

Hello, just joined this forum, and thought it might polite to introduce myself with the story of my home-made shovelglove. For about two (maybe three?) month ago I started doing the shovelglove workout. But to do that, I needed a hammer. And since I'm ... what's the word? You know, when you want to ...