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by Finnigan
Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Thinking About This
Replies: 6
Views: 8015

My Wife and I have been off the wagon for a bit, but she was using a 6lb hammer.
by Finnigan
Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: questions for Reinhard
Replies: 6
Views: 8352

(and urban ranger -- don't discount this). I remember my Uncle telling me his blood pressure and cholestorol spiked right after he retired. His weight didn't go up significantly though. his Dr. asked him if he was doing anything differently, changes in habits, anything? My Uncle had said there had ...
by Finnigan
Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Kafka's Calisthenics
Replies: 9
Views: 27855

My wife and I have begun doing this as a corridor back into SG. Has anyone else been Mullering? There isn't a heck of a lot of info available.
by Finnigan
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Firing Coal
Replies: 6
Views: 14288

I finally got to view the video. Great work, and great investigative work! I enjoyed your other videos as well. Thanks a bunch!

I will try out the move and report back in a while.
by Finnigan
Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Urban Rangering shoes?
Replies: 13
Views: 19701

Best of luck Too solid! I think I am a way s off from doing any running. Thanks also for the comments on the Vibrams. I'm pretty set on getting a pair, it might just have to wait until my BDay/Christmas. I did walk a good bit the other day barefoot (maybe 3/10 of a mile, then put sneakers on for the...
by Finnigan
Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Banning salt, taxing soda extra, etc. Needed or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 7939

Some might need the push, but does that mean we should all suffer if we want a treat?
by Finnigan
Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Urban Rangering shoes?
Replies: 13
Views: 19701

I have to say I think the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned are my current pair of Dr. Martens boots. I had wanted a pair all through my youth and finally got a pair as an adult. I will say they were HELL to break in, but now they fit me like gloves. I am sorry they are starting to we...
by Finnigan
Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Junk Food Addiction
Replies: 6
Views: 4566

Ut! Looks like I'm late to the party. Sorry.
by Finnigan
Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Scientific study reinforces the No S diet method?
Replies: 3
Views: 3073

Scientific study reinforces the No S diet method?

Edit, well it looks like this was discussed before ( http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=6230 ), but here is some additional info on the method from the horses mouth, and how it applies to NoS. During my morning commute today I heard something interresting on the radio. Scientific studies ...
by Finnigan
Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Starting again.
Replies: 4
Views: 5015

So far the morning thing has failed. Allergies and allergy medication haven't helped in maintaining a daily habit either, but we're still trying.
by Finnigan
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Starting again.
Replies: 4
Views: 5015

I failed this morning. I went to bed too late. I'll have to SG tonight before bed.

I have to admit, the one day so far I SGed inthe morning it was kind of nice to say to myself "I have already exercised today" and didn't have to dread doing it before bed.
by Finnigan
Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Hoeing
Replies: 0
Views: 7302

Hoeing

I appologise if this is not new, but I haven't seen it before here. I gave this a try this morning and liked it. I really felt it in my forearm. I will mention, I really think you need to be careful with your back on this one! Don't overbalance yourself. The basic idea is using the SG like a hoe. Th...
by Finnigan
Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Starting again.
Replies: 4
Views: 5015

Starting again.

Hello all. I haven't been around in a while. For a good portion of last year my wife and I were doing well and SGing together, but just as happened to me the year before, we were derailed by the holidays. Well, with our health in mind we're starting to put the train back on the tracks and get moving...
by Finnigan
Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: One big group, or multiple smaller groups?
Replies: 2
Views: 3217

One big group, or multiple smaller groups?

I'm not sure if this has been discussed here or not, but I wonder what your opinions are. When doing shovel glove moves, do you do all of your reps in one large group and move on, or do you do multiple smaller sets? For example, right now my wife and I are doing 35 drive the posts. However, we don't...
by Finnigan
Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Back in the saddle
Replies: 0
Views: 8637

Back in the saddle

Well, my Wife and I started up SG again. Since my 10lb hammer broke I borrowed a 12lb from work. I'll probably stick with it. Our routine was 14 drive post each side 14 shovel coal each side 14 flip lever each side 14 churn butter each side (really swap hands) 14 lift the sack each side 14 samurai w...
by Finnigan
Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: magicman's Check In
Replies: 123
Views: 44189

Hello Magicman. "Meaningful will be not having difficulties wiping myself after going to the bathroom." This was my wakeup call some time back as well. I started SG and No-S and Urban Ranger at around 290-295lbs. I lost ~20lbs, then gained it back over the holidays. I'm now getting started with the ...
by Finnigan
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Water, Water, Everywhere
Replies: 5
Views: 3756

Every time I hit the break room at work for a cup of coffee or tea, I try to remember to have a cup of water while I'm there.
by Finnigan
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Reminder/Warning
Replies: 1
Views: 2911

Reminder/Warning

I had found myself a nicely sized (short handled) 10 lb hammer to use in my Apt. at a flea market. It was obviously old and the handle needed tightening in the head. I bought a new wedge and tightened it up. Well, recently I had noticed that I could hear the handle lightly popping like the handle ha...
by Finnigan
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Doctor telling me low fat and low carb
Replies: 14
Views: 7861

The downside is the Doctor wants weight loss now I heard the same thing from my doctor. In fact, my doctor even threatened that if he didn't see what he expected (whatever that was) in a given time period (I don't remember what it was) he was going to recommend surgery. SURGERY! :? Now, I am a 6' m...
by Finnigan
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: food that comes in bowls
Replies: 10
Views: 5316

I just usually try and go by the old idea of "soup and a sandwich." If I have a thin soup like chicken noodle or beef and barley I might eat something the equivelant of a regular sandwich with it. this might actually take the form of a grilled cheese sandwich or a tuna melt (or two if I make them op...
by Finnigan
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: What time of day?
Replies: 1
Views: 2819

What time of day?

Well, it's me again. I'm still trying to get back on the wagon since the Holidays and I think what I really need is to get myself on a better daily schedule. In my last attempt at a schedule shovelglove was left for just before bed. I feel like this didn't work out so well. I am thinking about tryin...
by Finnigan
Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Where do the Country Bumpkins Walk?
Replies: 15
Views: 14150

I live 5 miles outside of a town of 300 people.
I often wonder how far little Laura Engles walked to school each day. Didn't someone post a while back that the average person 100 years ago or so walked over 5 miles a day?
by Finnigan
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Reinhard's current routines (Jan 2008)
Replies: 11
Views: 22031

I think so. I think traditional squats are done with hands on hips. I also think they are how I blew out my knee. Someone told me your leg shouldn't bend more than 90 deg, and your kneeshouldn't pass your toe. I think I broke these rules and I suffered for it.
by Finnigan
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: I think I overdid it.
Replies: 9
Views: 6060

Obviously Reinhard has far more experience at this than I, and I'm sure he has had others ask the same advice. I'd listen to him. Deb also has some great points. I always try to breathe with each rep. I never realised, but I keep the weight in front of me too. I think I need to pass that tip to my w...
by Finnigan
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: I think I overdid it.
Replies: 9
Views: 6060

Well, I'm no expert and I am speaking only for myself. If it was me, and I knew it was just crampiness or aches, and NOT actual strain or injury, I would probably try and do a slow low level SG workout just to try and keep the muscles stretched and to warm them up. For example, when I first started ...
by Finnigan
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Finnigan's current routine.
Replies: 2
Views: 10699

Finnigan's current routine.

Well, I am trying to restart my diet and exercise for the new year. For Shovelglove I now have a "buddy" in my wife. I am using a 10 lb hammer and she is using a small (~3lb) hammer. We are not doing 5 days a week yet. We need more discipline in our routine I suppose. We do (either side): 14 chop wo...
by Finnigan
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Reinhard's current routines (Jan 2008)
Replies: 11
Views: 22031

So just to be clear, you fit phase I-III into 14 minutes? Wow! You must be hauling!

I was wondering, do you do traditional squats or hindu squats?
by Finnigan
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: new twist on an old workout
Replies: 2
Views: 11831

Cool! I might have to make my own shovelglove fitdeck.
by Finnigan
Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Been gone for a bit, now I'm back
Replies: 1
Views: 2300

Been gone for a bit, now I'm back

Well, I fell off the wagon for a bit, but I am getting started again and I now have a buddy! My wife and I picked up some old hammers at a flea market. I was concerned with doing SG at home becayse of the low ceilings, but I found an old hammer with a shorter than normal handle. It doesn't seem to h...
by Finnigan
Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Two motivational activities and a useful tool.
Replies: 0
Views: 4277

Two motivational activities and a useful tool.

Truthfully I don't know if any of this has been mentioned here before, but I figured I'd relate some recent discoveries to you. For some time I have had it in the back of my mind to try Geocaching ( www.geocaching.com ) as an outdoor activity for myself and to possibly share with my kids as a "treas...
by Finnigan
Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Year is 1908
Replies: 1
Views: 3658

The Year is 1908

I got this in an e-mail and thought it was interresting. Since we are sort of into exercising and dieting "the good old fassioned way" around here I thought it would be neat to post. THE YEAR 1908 This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine! The year is 1908. One hundred years ago. What a differe...
by Finnigan
Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A couple short fitness articles related to SG, NoS and UR.
Replies: 3
Views: 6029

A couple short fitness articles related to SG, NoS and UR.

I found these on a website I visit periodically. I came upon the site while researching wet shaving. Anyway, these two articles struck me as being in tune with what we practice here. Considering they cross No S, Shovelglove, and Urban Rangering I wasn't sure where to post this. The site is The Art o...
by Finnigan
Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Getting a life
Replies: 11
Views: 10922

For sake of full disclosure I met my first girlfriend when I was 19. I'm thirty something now with 2 kids and NOT withthe same girl. I used to go to parties and bars and socialize and drink, etc. It didn't help me much because I was not interrested in one night stands. I was looking for a companion....
by Finnigan
Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Samurai + Thrust (with video)
Replies: 2
Views: 15899

So I just tried the Molinet+Samurai+thrust as a part of my workout with my 12 pounder. HOLY CRAP these are difficult! :shock: You make it look easy Phayze. They killed me, but I love them! After doing the first one it felt like I had never picked up the hammer before. I guess maybe it's just using d...
by Finnigan
Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Go to sleep damnit!
Replies: 10
Views: 12402

Oh I got the idea. I thought you were hinting you played TF2 as well.
by Finnigan
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Go to sleep damnit!
Replies: 10
Views: 12402

Is that a hint? :D
by Finnigan
Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Go to sleep damnit!
Replies: 10
Views: 12402

I hate to say I have been SERIOUSLY been breaking this rule for about 2 weeks now. I bought Team Fortress 2 (Computer game) and have been having loads of fun, but going to bed late.

*sigh*
by Finnigan
Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove supplement: Chin up bar
Replies: 9
Views: 13739

I have been considering one of them for some time. Actually I was looking at the one that sort of hags from, or uses your door molding for support. I'm a bit concerned about the doorway itself and wether or not it could take my weight.
by Finnigan
Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Short Hiatus
Replies: 6
Views: 5700

My daughter used to wake up nights as a baby and ABSOLUTELY WOULD NOT let me sit down while rocking her back to sleep. I don't know how she would know wether I was sitting or standing with her in my arms in a dark room, but she knew. If I sat down, she screamed. So, I used it to get a bit of exercis...
by Finnigan
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie here.
Replies: 8
Views: 4610

You know, I was on WW for a bit and I was really encouraged that in the first week I lost 5 pounds. I was then discouraged when in the second week I maintained, and I think the third I gained 2 pounds back. I also didn't like paying them money every month. One thing I remember is that I used the poi...
by Finnigan
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 5499

I am new to this myself, so I'm hardly an expert; but what I have been tryint to do is adjust the ammount of reps in a set to get my muscles to feel a bit of fatigue before the end of the set. So let's say for example I start a basic routine of shovels then hoist the sack. So I do my first set of sh...
by Finnigan
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 103605

Phayze, I have to admit I haven't read this whole thread. However, I do remember reading your introduction, and I just read your last post and I must say I had a laugh. See, I remember you saying your goal was to be in the kind of physical shape of Spiderman. Then I read you were doing clogging less...
by Finnigan
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Work Music
Replies: 15
Views: 12355

Ha ha! Been there, done that. I grew up on heavy metal. Honestly I don't find it that appealing anymore. I do like the occasional Metallica or Maiden song, or even some other more obscure stuff, but not as a regular diet. Now that you mention it though, I do have some stuff in my CD case that was co...
by Finnigan
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Turn the crank.
Replies: 3
Views: 10551

Sorry for the double post. :oops:
by Finnigan
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Newbie here.
Replies: 8
Views: 4610

I would caution to be careful about goals. I have a couple of goals too, and I must say sometimes my lack of reaching them causes frustration. Then I have to remind myself that these are LONG TERM goals, or that it might take me a while to reach them. This diet is really not so much about reaching g...
by Finnigan
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Turn the crank.
Replies: 3
Views: 10551

Turn the crank.

I tried a new move yesterday and I quite like it. The basic idea is of a worker turning the crank of a spit roasted pig, or to crank a bucket up or down a well, etc. The move is a little hard to explain. First, I should say I do this with a hammer with no "glove" on the head. I grasped the hammer by...
by Finnigan
Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: 2 months in . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 5099

Yes. Agreed. It's inspiring! Thanks!
by Finnigan
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Go to sleep damnit!
Replies: 10
Views: 12402

I also just realised being tired is making me drag my feet when it comes to Shovelglove and Urban Rangering.

There just aren't enough hours in the day.
by Finnigan
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Go to sleep damnit!
Replies: 10
Views: 12402

Go to sleep damnit!

Well, it seems to me that I have to try and start a new habit/rule. I find I am staying up late and I think this creates more problems than just being tired during the day. For one thing, the later I stay up, the more likelyI am to grab a snack before I go to bed. not only does this break the No S r...
by Finnigan
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Online Timer!
Replies: 6
Views: 8478

I use the timer function on my wristwatch. Most digital watches have them.
by Finnigan
Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What to wear under there?
Replies: 11
Views: 14835

Wow! Thanks for all the advice!
by Finnigan
Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What to wear under there?
Replies: 11
Views: 14835

What to wear under there?

This may sound a little strange, but for the past couple of days I have noticed something. I'm overweight, and when I walk my thighs rub together. If it's a hot and humid day I can end up with sores from the seams in my jeans. Well, It has been a late laundry week and I ran out of jockeys. I have so...
by Finnigan
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: bodyweight move-Ecstatic Worshipper?
Replies: 7
Views: 16566

These are BETTER on bad knees? :shock:

Seriously? I'd like to try them, but I'm still recouperating an injured knee.
by Finnigan
Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Relationship Crisis
Replies: 12
Views: 10596

He says he can't leave her for a week. This shouldn't be a concern at all. I'm sure in just a few years she'll be old enough to be home alone in his eyes. So you are weighing a lifetime relationship against a couple years of adult only vacation. You will face the same issues if you have children of...
by Finnigan
Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Where did we get...???
Replies: 11
Views: 5504

It is also usually said that protien is harder to digest, and so takes longer, and so makes you feel full longer.
by Finnigan
Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Basic routine??
Replies: 13
Views: 9498

Reinhard, I was wondering, on that list you link to, was that count per side, or total? Were you doing 50 shovels per side?

Edit: Nevermind. I found the note at the bottom. Wow! I don't think I could do 50 a side, or one of those long sets in 14 minutes!
by Finnigan
Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Dieting and frugality
Replies: 21
Views: 8223

Wow! Definately food for thought. My TV better watch out. There is only my wife and kids standing between me and it, and I've got a 12 lb hammer in hand.
by Finnigan
Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Where did we get...???
Replies: 11
Views: 5504

Nuts!

Beans and Tofu too.
by Finnigan
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Kicking my patutie!
Replies: 2
Views: 4178

Kicking my patutie!

So, I added 2 moved from the macebell site to the beginning of my workout routine and I have to say it is nor REALLY kicking my butt! Before I was working up a sweat. now I'm watching the clock and begging for mercy and sweet relief. heck, my legs are sometimes shaking when I'm done. My curretn rout...
by Finnigan
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Basic routine??
Replies: 13
Views: 9498

This is the routine I started with maybe 3 weeks ago. Shoveling, 7 reps each side Churn butter, 7 reps each side Chop wood, 7 reps each side No name (Flip the lever?) 7 reps each side (I have been only getting 5 a side towards the end of the routine though) Lift the sack, 7 reps each side Ab Killer,...
by Finnigan
Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Relationship Crisis
Replies: 12
Views: 10596

I'm hesitant to give anybody life altering advice, but I suppose I do have some I can offer. My wife is 7 years my senior. It's not quite as big a gap, but it is a gap. Like you, I am a more mature acting person, and she acts younger than she is. Anyway, we dated for something like 8 years. She had ...
by Finnigan
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Cereals?
Replies: 7
Views: 4143

I usually eat fiber one for breakfakfast to help get my daily fiber.
by Finnigan
Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: What exercise are you guys doing??
Replies: 43
Views: 16733

I have been doing the SG exercises, and I try to walk every day of the work week. Right now I get in about a 20 minute walk. I plan to increase it as it gets easier.
by Finnigan
Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Macebell?
Replies: 4
Views: 8723

Well, I added the mace swing to my SG routine yesterday. It was tough on the arms and I could feel it in my abs, but I liked it. Maybe using a 12 pound sledge is not as strenuous as a 10 kg macebell which is heavier and longer, but it was still some exercise. Looking further into the macebell exerci...
by Finnigan
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Macebell?
Replies: 4
Views: 8723

Macebell?

Has anyone ever used one of these? I saw some limited discussion of them here, and some videos of their use on youtube. Some of it looks like it would be right up our alley, but looking at a site that sells a macebell I saw a statement to the effect that "A macebell can be used to do sledgehammer ro...
by Finnigan
Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Getting the legs involved.
Replies: 9
Views: 8009

Reinhard, yes, I noticed it was happening myself and I was glad of it. I was just wondering if other people noticed, and if it wasn't happening when they made certian movements, they should try to make it happen and understand the benefits of getting the legs involved. SG really is a total body work...
by Finnigan
Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Getting the legs involved.
Replies: 9
Views: 8009

I really miss Tai Chi. I learned the Yang style Short Form which took about 20-30 minutes to complete. My problem was motivation. I wouldn't practice at home. Later, financial concerns kept me from class altogether. I hope to take it up again in the future. PS. if you try exercises on one leg do NOT...
by Finnigan
Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Getting the legs involved.
Replies: 9
Views: 8009

Getting the legs involved.

When I was taking Tai Chi the "form" was taught movement by movement. We were taught to be very mindful of performing the movement in a particular manner. In fact it was one of the reasons Tai Chi is performed slowly. I was told the idea is this helps build up a muscle memory so that IF you need to ...
by Finnigan
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Does this sound about right?
Replies: 2
Views: 11194

I understand. I just think if I increase reps in the sets it pushes the muscles a little harder to get stronger. It seems that slowly the fatigue point gets pushed pack, so I try to push forward a little at a time to meet it. For example, I was doing 7 reps of shoveling and pretty much in each repit...
by Finnigan
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What about wearing pedometers?
Replies: 11
Views: 12340

Well, I had an unusual winfall. I was at a flea market this weekend and happened upon 2 identical digital pedometers still in their boxes. They look a bit dated and the batteries were dead, but I got them for $1 USD each! I just got the battery today, so we'll see how it goes. It accepts my stride l...
by Finnigan
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Does this sound about right?
Replies: 2
Views: 11194

Does this sound about right?

So I've been doing shovelglove a couple of weeks and I've slowly been tinkering with my routine. I was just wondering if someone can tell me if this sounds like a decent routine for a novice. I just increased some reps today. Okay, this is my routine: Shovel 14 each side (28 total) Churn Butter 14 e...
by Finnigan
Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diet or Lifestyle?
Replies: 14
Views: 7128

I was really just making an observation. I wasn't serious about changing the name.
by Finnigan
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What about wearing pedometers?
Replies: 11
Views: 12340

I like the looks of that second one, and the price is good too.

Hmmm...
by Finnigan
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What about wearing pedometers?
Replies: 11
Views: 12340

Sometimes I wear my daughter's Pikachu Tamagachi(sp?) it acts as a pedometer. I would like to get one of my own though. It would be nice to have one that measures both steps and mileage. I know it can be done, but I don't know if they make any that do it. basically all you have to do is input the le...
by Finnigan
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Recomendation for an MP3 player
Replies: 17
Views: 16979

I just picked up my very first MP3 player. It is a Transcend T. Sonic 630. It is a 2 gigabite player/recorder and it was $50. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3298438&CatId=2761 I have only had it a few days, but so far I quite like it. One of the features I...
by Finnigan
Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Diet or Lifestyle?
Replies: 14
Views: 7128

Diet or Lifestyle?

I don't know if this has been brought up before, but this popped into my head while responding to another thread. The use of the word "diet" is interresting. It really has a couple of meanings, and they are related, but different. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source - Share This diÂ...
by Finnigan
Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: Should I bother to try again.....????
Replies: 21
Views: 8476

I don't see why you even bring up a term like "Start again." It sounds like you never stopped the No-S diet. You just took your vacation as S days. now go back to N days. Be realistic. The No S Diet is NOT a weight loss diet. It is a lifestyle change that happens to have an overall effect of reducin...
by Finnigan
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Work Music
Replies: 15
Views: 12355

Cool! Thanks!

I found the song at the beginning of the interview. It's titled Walk On Boy and has been recorded by a number of artisis.
by Finnigan
Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: No S Diet General Discussion
Topic: sugar??
Replies: 17
Views: 8125

I like Tea and Coffee both sweetened and unsweetened. It really depends on my mood. My family RARELY buys soda anymore. My kids drink mostly water, milk and fruit juices and I usually drink water or coffee, and sometimes beer or tea, and RARELY iced tea or lemonade (off brand crystal lite equivelant...
by Finnigan
Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: New practitioner checking in.
Replies: 3
Views: 3417

Alright, today I hit the 1 week mark and I'm tweaking my set a bit. Today I experimented, and I wrote down a new set. Shovel (7 reps each side) Churn Butter (7 per) *Drilling Stone* (7 per) [1]Flip Lever (7 per) Tuck Bails (7 per) [2]Ab Killer (7 per) Hoist Sack (14 per side. 7 was too easy) [3]Turn...
by Finnigan
Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Work Music
Replies: 15
Views: 12355

Wow! You're right! Just as I read your suggestion of Led Zepelin, the Imagrant Song popped into my head. It's got a good fast driving pace.
by Finnigan
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Work Music
Replies: 15
Views: 12355

Work Music

I'm sorry to keep hammering the forum with posts, but my memory is a bit sporatic, and some thoughts I had while scouring your site have just come back. First, I'd like to compliment Reinhard on choosing to model his workout on good old fassioned WORK. I can't tell you how many times I've longed to ...
by Finnigan
Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Fireman and Driving Fence Posts?
Replies: 4
Views: 12017

Fireman and Driving Fence Posts?

I'm having a little trouble discerning the difference between these movements from the descriptions and the videos. The only obvious difference I see is that the Fireman doesn't bring the hammer head down as far as Fence Posts. Am I missing something? I DO see the difference between fence posts and ...
by Finnigan
Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: New practitioner checking in.
Replies: 3
Views: 3417

Thanks for the welcome and advice! An N-daily little bit is vastly preferable than sporadic bouts of heroism I'm not quite sure I understand you here, but I do understand "Be consistant." So far the No S diet hasn't been too much of a problem for me. I get hungry, but I'm still burning mad about the...
by Finnigan
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: New practitioner checking in.
Replies: 3
Views: 3417

New practitioner checking in.

Well, I registered for the forum a couple days ago, and rather than be labeled a lurker I thought I'd say hello. A bit about myself. I'm a 38 year old male who has been diagnosed with high cholestorol and high blood bressure, and I'm told I'm about 100lbs overweight. I am 5' 11" and about 290lbs. My...