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by chiangmaiboss
Mon May 02, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove helps in Thailand
Replies: 5
Views: 5229

I am in Nakhon Sawan for family event and brought my crochet hammer to do shovelglove while here. I did 30 minutes yesterday which was 15 minutes of fencepost driver and 15 minutes of shovel. Very good workout as it is very hot here now. I was first going to go outside and do 30 minutes with big hoe...
by chiangmaiboss
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove is a good 1/3 fitness solution ...
Replies: 7
Views: 8992

Personally when I do shovelglove I do it for at least 30 minutes. this is not because 14 minute plan is not good, it is just that I try to do every kind of aerobic exercise or weight lifting for at least 30 minutes.
by chiangmaiboss
Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove helps in Thailand
Replies: 5
Views: 5229

No problem reinhard. Actually I havent read internet lately anyway as I had used up internet minutes for month until yesterday. Hope you and family are well.
by chiangmaiboss
Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove helps in Thailand
Replies: 5
Views: 5229

Yes it is Kevin. Speaking about yard, here is an idea maybe some people would like. All you need is a small bit of land. Then get very big hoe and swing it overhead and chop into ground, like the woodchopper exercise. it is very good and even if you do not wish to plant or till the soil, as long as ...
by chiangmaiboss
Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove helps in Thailand
Replies: 5
Views: 5229

shovelglove helps in Thailand

Greetings everybody. I have not written in long time but still shovelglove regularly. I am writing to tell how it helped me recently. I recently had to clear off some large trees of my land. I could not even find an axe anywhere here, so had to use cheap hatchet worth about 3 doaars in US money. Had...
by chiangmaiboss
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Animal Stick
Replies: 10
Views: 8210

When you lift slowly, your muscles are doing the work. If you do it quickly, momentum is doing much of it. Just try lifting same weight slowly and quickly and you will see the difference. This is why bodybuilders lift slowly, and weight lifters lift quickly.
by chiangmaiboss
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: An (almost) 10-month report and thank you
Replies: 19
Views: 23416

My wife is named Marisa which rhymes with yours. You can see photos on website for shovelglove. We had Shan girl from Burma who worked both here and at my business but she had to quit as her husband also moved here from burma so now wife works both home and at salon. I try to help with house work bu...
by chiangmaiboss
Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Cannot workout for 14 minutes
Replies: 4
Views: 5115

I exercise every day but not every day is shovelglove. When I do shovelglove I do 30-40 minutes. Only exception is when I do this exercise where I do 1 hindu squat after every rep of shovelglove. This is verfy tiring and I do only 10 minutes.
by chiangmaiboss
Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: One
Replies: 10
Views: 12347

I have only 1 bicycle, but is like 2 because has racing tire on front and off-road tire on back. This is not my choice but I got flat and at shop they had only racing tire so I had to take this but really is not bad idea. Skinny tire is more streamlined for speed and rear tire got for traction. Like...
by chiangmaiboss
Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Day Laborer (still going) and Urban Deranger (demoted)
Replies: 9
Views: 8555

I think dice idea very interesting but I think I do not have discipline for this system. I generally eat a lot and have a hard time with diets, Fortunately Thai food is somewhat less fattening. Still i eat a great deal and have to work out pretty hard just to stay at same weight.
by chiangmaiboss
Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: My husband won't let me walk anywhere!
Replies: 6
Views: 8602

I teach women's self defense course here in Chiang Mai and this is how I would answer your question. Firstly, I do understand and appreciate your husband's fear. However I do feel you should be able to take a walk. If you lived ina really dangerous neighborhood, then drive to a safe one and walk the...
by chiangmaiboss
Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Day Laborer (still going) and Urban Deranger (demoted)
Replies: 9
Views: 8555

Eric here is another idea to make working out interesting. This is old idea and actually I learned it from convicts in prison. Get deck of cards and throw them 1 at a time. Black cards are hindu squats and red are push ups. Number cards are whatever number they are. Jacks are 11. queens are 12 and k...
by chiangmaiboss
Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Day Laborer (still going) and Urban Deranger (demoted)
Replies: 9
Views: 8555

I am retired now but when I worked in prison I used to bring push up bars to work in lunch bucket and when inmates locked in I would use them. This is when I worked in school building. Other times I would just use inmate weights at gym when gym was closed. Also, about bathroom, on long flight from T...
by chiangmaiboss
Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Animal Stick
Replies: 10
Views: 8210

You could do the same thing with a weight bar with plate on one end. Actually I thin exercises shown on video, as far as I watched it which was not whole thing, are useless. Mostly using momentum and not strength. Shovelglove is to me much better and also kettlebells, sand bags, indian clubs, and ma...
by chiangmaiboss
Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: new shovelglove routine
Replies: 1
Views: 3567

new shovelglove routine

I am continuing shovelglove but had to change the routine. I find that I have to do it at least 30 minutes at fast pace to get full benefit, and also since I cannot find a bigger hammer here I do many exercises with 1 hand. It gives very good workout.
by chiangmaiboss
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: tactical shugging?
Replies: 3
Views: 4855

Hello Arin. I am retired from law enforcement and carried gun for 25 years and enjoyed shooting very much. One thing I miss living in Thailand, as foreigners cannot carry firearms here. Although I often shoot crossbow. One exercise with hammer I think maybe could be useful for shooting. Grab hammer ...
by chiangmaiboss
Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Seeking sweater-wrapping instructions
Replies: 4
Views: 5822

I found good solution to this problem but not easy for everyone. My wife made crochet wrap for hammer. Entire homer wrapped in yarn so not only does it protect floor but is good for gripping, absorbs sweat and hammer is very attractive and is like an ornament. I have photos of this on forum under Gr...
by chiangmaiboss
Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:37 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 56275

Thank you Reinhard it is good to be back. Marisa says hello to you too but Mom is back in Nakhon Sawan. Hwever I am visiting next month so will relay your message.
by chiangmaiboss
Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove research, and a New exercise
Replies: 29
Views: 40749

This is very interesting posting. I like the paddle movemets you say. However I must add something. I am 1/4 Mohawk and have paddled canoes years both here and in America. In fact I am from the area which is setting for story Last of the Mohicans. I love the movie and watch it many times. However th...
by chiangmaiboss
Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 56275

Hello everyone. I just started shovelglove again yesterday again after about a year. I dont know if anyone remember but I hurt my back and had herniated disks so I quit for awhile. Now I am active again and doing most everything I used to do except running. I now ride bicycle and also have taken up ...
by chiangmaiboss
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Starting again.
Replies: 4
Views: 3834

Hello Finnigan. I wake up early everyday and would like to do sg then also but I have hard time getting motivated in morning. I usually go for walk or ride bike but cannot manage anything mre strenuous than that.
by chiangmaiboss
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Best time of day to walk for weight loss
Replies: 4
Views: 6017

I also like to walk in morning. Today I was in Mae Sai which is border with Burma. It was very cool as it in northernmost point of Thailand and is in mountains and still is cold season but will be hot season by end of this month. I walked on main street which is widest street I have ever seen and al...
by chiangmaiboss
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Supplementary exercises to go along with shovelglove?
Replies: 4
Views: 5312

Today I had my best ever workout with the shovelglove. I always do hindu squats but since I got herniated disk problems I have not done so much shovelglove. Today I did a new routine of combining both exercise. I did 200 hindu squats with hammer. Every time I came up from squat position I did like b...
by chiangmaiboss
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:37 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: A couple of questions
Replies: 6
Views: 4924

If your goal is to lose weight, I believe it would be better to add other aerobic exercises to your routine besides shovelglove. If doing shovelglove raises your heartrate enough to produce aerobic benefits, then maybe you could work up to 30 minute session, or maybe 2 separate sessions a day. For m...
by chiangmaiboss
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:28 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Newbie, first workout today
Replies: 7
Views: 4788

Welcome also. Wrist should be okay if you are careful. I do shovelglove with tennis elbow and it does not bother me. Only thing bothers me is how did I get tennis elbow, since I dont play tennis.
by chiangmaiboss
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove & half squats
Replies: 7
Views: 4369

Thanks exnerd. Actually swimming would be great but I live in northern Thailand and very far from the beach. There are swimming pools around but none I can get to on regular basis. There is a lake called Huay Tung Taeo which has wimming but also too far to go to regularly.
by chiangmaiboss
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove & half squats
Replies: 7
Views: 4369

Thanks exnerd. We think alike because I do all of the things you suggested. Sometimes I do the squats and push ups with a deck of cards which makes it interesting and also gets heart rate up. I have no stairs in house but could do that at my business as it has 3 floors, but the employees would think...
by chiangmaiboss
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove & half squats
Replies: 7
Views: 4369

This seems like a very interesting idea to me. I do hindu squats and push ups every day but quit running as I have herniated disk. Problem with these exercises is my heart rate does not go up too much from them and also when I do shovelglove heart rate does not go up much. But perhaps doing them tog...
by chiangmaiboss
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Greeting
Replies: 11
Views: 6497

There is an excellent sword school in Bangkok which teaches traditional sword fighting and also a school here in Chiang Mai which teaches krabi krabong or weapons fighting utilizing swords, daggers and various lengths of sticks. However these schools accept only advanced students and Bangkok school ...
by chiangmaiboss
Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: About the sweater and other kinds of padding...
Replies: 4
Views: 3727

My wife made a crochet cover for my sledgehammer. it is both more attractive and easier to use than tying sweater, but disadvantage is you cannot use it as regular hammer with crochet cover on.
by chiangmaiboss
Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Holiday Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 3698

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Phayze and all people on this forum. Thai people celebrate Christmas and dont know why. Actually here they celbrate everything. My wife was amazed that Christmas is about birth of Jesus. Thought it was just a day when farangs give presents. I went to Christian miss...
by chiangmaiboss
Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 56275

Thanks Reinhard. If you look at picture on wall to left in photo this is Marisa's graduation from beauty school. The guy with no hair who looks like Quasimodo is me. I am taller than I look in photo because it is considered to be good manners in Thailand if, when standing next to someone who is shor...
by chiangmaiboss
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 56275

Hello Reinhard and everyone in shovelglove. I have unretired from shovelglove as my back is very much better. I have to get back into exercise again because I took physical for life insurance and failed because of high blood pressure, which was good before I hurt my back. So even though I kept walki...
by chiangmaiboss
Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: What to wear under there?
Replies: 11
Views: 12242

I think the problem may be the jeans. They are very abrasive when walking long distances. I have found loose khakis like Dockers to be more comfortable.
by chiangmaiboss
Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Greeting
Replies: 11
Views: 6497

Welcome Djemps. We have much in common. I lived in Rome, New York for 15 years and have been to Rochester a few times. Also I have interest in peasant weapons as I have studied Chinese martial arts for 16 years and as you probably know CMA weapons are based on peasant tools as traditional weapons we...
by chiangmaiboss
Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Gym training: strength building option
Replies: 3
Views: 3810

This looks like an excellent program for building size and strength. Back in the days when I used to lift weights I used a very similar program and had very good results.
by chiangmaiboss
Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: I want to join...
Replies: 4
Views: 4591

Good for you MrsJ. I used to walk in jungle with mountain rescue team but then got herniated disk and could barely walk at all. I started walking with walking stick and got up to 14 miles one day but very slow and painful. Now pain is almost gone and I walk every morning. I walk to coffee shop and b...
by chiangmaiboss
Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: retired from shovelglove
Replies: 9
Views: 6374

Thank you Reinhard. Marisa says hi back and happy thanksgiving. I did butterchurn exercise with no problem. I also built house here with habitat for humanity. I went there with other volunteer police officers. They told me I just had to work as translator but since I was biggest guy working on this ...
by chiangmaiboss
Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: retired from shovelglove
Replies: 9
Views: 6374

Today I participated in Habitat for Humanity project in Chiang Mai. As I am just recovering from herniated disk I did not plan on doing any heavy lifting, as only exercises I have been doing are Chinese and isometrics, but trying not to stress back. Problem is although I have lost weight I am still ...
by chiangmaiboss
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: walking for pain
Replies: 7
Views: 6312

Thanks Kevin. Actually I am much better. Did powerwalking today for over an hour with no problem.
by chiangmaiboss
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: walking for pain
Replies: 7
Views: 6312

I went to doctor and found I had herniated disk. Doctor was not impressed that despite herniated disk, I had still been walking up to 15 miles a day and doing 100 push ups and 300 squats. He told me to stay in bed and do nothing. It is over a month later and I am much better. I never did stay in bed...
by chiangmaiboss
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: retired from shovelglove
Replies: 9
Views: 6374

Thanks Jan. By the way i also liked The prisoner but didnt understand it. If they had dvds I would watch them again.
by chiangmaiboss
Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: retired from shovelglove
Replies: 9
Views: 6374

Thanks Reinhard, you are very kind. I have enjoyed both the exercises and your forums and I will continue to read the forum daily and as I still walk a great deal I can still involve with the urban rangers. Some interesting shovelglove information though. I have moved to Sansai which is about 7 kms ...
by chiangmaiboss
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:28 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: retired from shovelglove
Replies: 9
Views: 6374

Thank you for kind words kevin.
by chiangmaiboss
Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: retired from shovelglove
Replies: 9
Views: 6374

retired from shovelglove

I am sorry to say I may no longer be able to do shovelglove. I have herniated disk in my back and though it is improving slowly I do not know if I will ever be able to do shovelglove or sledgehammer exercises that involve twisting the back or put pressure on spine. I regret this as I really liked do...
by chiangmaiboss
Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: walking for pain
Replies: 7
Views: 6312

Thanks Kevin. I am actually planning to go to hospital today. Yesterday I walked for about 2 hours and for the first time since injury this did not help at all and it was very slow and painful, plus I now seem to have some kind of stomach problem which is very common in Thailand. It happens from tim...
by chiangmaiboss
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: walking for pain
Replies: 7
Views: 6312

walking for pain

I have back injury and it seems the only thing which helps is walking. When I get up in morning or even from a chair it is an extremely difficult and painful process. However I force myself to walk 5-15 miles a day and despite the pain it is helping. When I first start walking I can only take small ...
by chiangmaiboss
Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Too Lame to Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 5263

Hello. I understand what you are saying. I have seriously painful back injury and it is difficult to walk but also walking is only thing makes back feel better. Mostly I use walking stick. I have motorbike but driving it is very dangerous here and if I fall off cannot get back up. Also it is very pa...
by chiangmaiboss
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: urban ranger with back injury
Replies: 3
Views: 4105

Thanks Reinhard and Deb. I hope neither of you go through this. The main problem here is that I am an idiot. I injured myself in the first place by stretching too hard. Then yesterday despite the fact I cannot get out of the chair I did 100 push ups so now I am even worse. I go to pharmacy to get me...
by chiangmaiboss
Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: urban ranger with back injury
Replies: 3
Views: 4105

urban ranger with back injury

I have seriously screwed up my back by overdoing these stretching exercises. I was planning to spend a week as a Buddhist monk at the wat so I was sitting in lotus position which is hard for me anyway and I stretched my back too far and now can barely walk or get out of chair. I still manage to do p...
by chiangmaiboss
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: urban ranger in pattaya
Replies: 1
Views: 3395

urban ranger in pattaya

Today was like urban ranger in Pattaya. Friend from Italy bought guesthouse here and so I am staying here a few days. He is 60 but in good shape and walks 1-2 hours a day for exercise. he has 2 bamboo sticks and uses them like ski poles and walks very fast. Went past beach and up hill past Big buddh...
by chiangmaiboss
Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: As if No S wasn't good enough
Replies: 8
Views: 10287

I just saw Lord of the Rings on a DVD. I am 56 years old and never before saw movie or read books. I liked movie but I think I am missing something, as I don't really understand why it is so popular. Is it supposed to be symbolic, or have some message, because I cannot get it. As for dumpster diving...
by chiangmaiboss
Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Monumental, well kind of...
Replies: 2
Views: 3752

Congratulations on the hike. I can relate. Today I turned 56 years old myself. I did not hike in mountains today, though I often do and am on mountain rescue team here. However I did go to the gym and got a good workout. Like you I lost a bit of weight. I gave up beer which was not easy, believe me....
by chiangmaiboss
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: tv routine
Replies: 9
Views: 13055

Last night did shovelglove watching tv again. Did 14 minutes of wood chopper and 14 minutes shovel and 2 minutes punching motion so 30 minutes. Problem was the hammer is covered in crochet so cat thinks it is scratching post so tries to jump on it and almost got smashed. By the way I would have the ...
by chiangmaiboss
Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Gaining weight on No S Diet and Shovelglove ?
Replies: 18
Views: 11795

I myself hate doing cardio exercise but it is only way I can lose weight as I hate diets and love to eat. Being as I live in Thailand I eat lots of rice and I could never do the No S diet because I always eat in middle of night. However I lost 40 pounds mainly from elliptical machine. I do it 35-60 ...
by chiangmaiboss
Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Fourteen Minutes and Sixteen Tons
Replies: 6
Views: 4824

This is song I used to sing to my daughters when they were babies to make them sleep. They called it "Muscle and blood." I had the .45 single from Tennessee Ernie Ford so you know I am old. I like the Tom Jones version. He used to be a coal miner himself.
by chiangmaiboss
Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: tv routine
Replies: 9
Views: 13055

Last night I did shovelglove for 30 minutes. 15 minutes of woodchopper-rockbreaker from right side and 15 minutes of shovel also on right. I did this because both of these work out the biceps. The woodchopper works the right one and shovel the left. If I do more than the 15 minutes of either one, I ...
by chiangmaiboss
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Everyday Systems General Discussion
Topic: Evening Luddite (My systematic approach to fixing sleep)
Replies: 10
Views: 11028

I have very strange sleep habits and would not be good for most people. First of all I always go to sleep with dvds playing. They are always either comedy shows like Friends or The Office or cartoons and always ones I have seen many many times. If they are new ones I stay awake listening to them. I ...
by chiangmaiboss
Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Gaining weight on No S Diet and Shovelglove ?
Replies: 18
Views: 11795

Speaking for myself, I find that shovelglove is not effective for me in losing weight. Most authorities say you should elevate your heart rate at least 60 per cent for 20-30 minutes. Doing shovelglove for 14 minutes does not do this for me. Sometimes I do it for over 40 minutes and still does not re...
by chiangmaiboss
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 83501

As long as you enjoy what you are doing then that is great. I know what you mean about the concrete. I used to work for a mason mixing concrete and hauling bags and it is hard work.
by chiangmaiboss
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in eclipse
Replies: 2
Views: 2730

shovelglove in eclipse

This morning I watched solar eclipse in front of my house from 7am-930am. Many people also were out watching it through x-ray film. While waiting for it I decided to do shovelglove. I did 14 minutes hardbar-butterchurn and what I call figure 8s. People wondered why I was doing this during eclipse, w...
by chiangmaiboss
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: tv routine
Replies: 9
Views: 13055

Last night I did the shovelglove watching TV again. I did it 28 minutes straight but only did the wood chopping motions which I call rock breaking as this is what I usually do with sledgehammer. Did 14 minutes on right side and 14 minutes left side. Was sweating pretty good and plan to do more tonig...
by chiangmaiboss
Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 83501

This message is for Phayze. I have read most of your posting and really respect your dedication and commitment. I have some advice for what its worth and if you don't agree just ignore it but it is only my opinion which maybe is not worth all that much but here it is. Firstly, I love doing shovelglo...
by chiangmaiboss
Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelgirls? Or is it a guy thing?
Replies: 17
Views: 8589

When I used to do the combat conditioning program I used to do 100-150 hindu squats a day but some people do much more than that. I only did the 200 squats the other day because it was a PT test on the internet site and I just wondered how I would do. The fact is I now do the elliptical machine at g...
by chiangmaiboss
Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelgirls? Or is it a guy thing?
Replies: 17
Views: 8589

This is sort of a warning message. I read about the 200 squat thing so I did 200 squats. I figured since I am always hiking in mountains I would not have problem. I did 14 minutes of shovelglove then 200 squats without stopping and then 14 more minutes shovelglove. The problem is that I used to do h...
by chiangmaiboss
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 56275

Thank you very much also Storm Fox. It is funny to read this message now as it is 6am and monks are doing Buddhist chant which says "You do good, you get good". So I am glad I could do some small thing to make someone happy.
by chiangmaiboss
Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: One hundred pushups: my thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 15381

DC that will really get you in shape. If you get a chance check out Matt Furey's combat conditioning website. He explains how to do Hindu squats and Hindu pushups which are exercises Indian wrestlers used to do. They are a good change from the usual pushups and more difficult than they would seem.
by chiangmaiboss
Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:09 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: One hundred pushups: my thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 15381

Lat night I combined the shovelglove and the 200 squats routine. I did 14 minutes of the butterchurner, then without resting I did 200 squats, which took a little uner 9 minutes, and then again without a pause I did 14 minutes of the shovel. So altogether the workout took 37 minutes. Although I did ...
by chiangmaiboss
Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: So, I got my shovelglove . . .
Replies: 7
Views: 4791

There are more women doing shovelglove here than men. Besides doing less time in the beginning, you can also choke up on the handle to get better leverage. By the way I was in Guatemala many years ago when I was in the army. It is a beautiful country.
by chiangmaiboss
Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:51 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: tv routine
Replies: 9
Views: 13055

Yesterday I did shovelglove while watching tv again but my girlfriend was sewing slipcover for sofa in living room and I did not have room to swing hammer so I did butterchurn which I call hardbar for the 14 minutes as you do not need much room to do them. Honestly I find personally that if I do all...
by chiangmaiboss
Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:16 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: tv routine
Replies: 9
Views: 13055

tv routine

Last night I did the shovelglove while watching this Thai tv show called Sau Ha which is a crazy superhero show. To make it interesting I did the butterchurn exercises, which I call the hardbar because it is the way I actually did the hardbar and I never actually did churn butter, for the entire tim...
by chiangmaiboss
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: One hundred pushups: my thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 15381

Good luck DC. I see you do 200 situps which is really great so I know you will do very well.
by chiangmaiboss
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: One hundred pushups: my thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 15381

It is hard to get through the deck. Sometimes I cheat and make the aces 11. There is a certain amount of luck involved. If you get a bunch of high red cards in a row you can tire out quickly from pushups. On the other hand, if the red cards are spaced out you can get through more cards before you cr...
by chiangmaiboss
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:21 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: One hundred pushups: my thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 15381

Here is a different program I sometimes do. Actually I learned it from inmates when I was a prison guard. Get a deck of cards and throw a card on the floor. For red cards I do pushups and black cards do squats. Picture cards are 10, aces are 15 and number cards are obviously the number of the card. ...
by chiangmaiboss
Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 56275

I had a party at my house for American Independence Day and at the party I showed people my crochet hammer and how to do shovelglove. There was an old Japanese guy and young British guy at party and they both tried the shovelglove exercises and loved them. Especially the Japanese guy, who although h...
by chiangmaiboss
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Urban ranger (and shovelglove?) translates to running!
Replies: 11
Views: 14685

There was a 5k run I did a couple of years ago in Chiang Mai which is a beneit for Burmese refugees. I had been doing elliptical machine prior to this so I thought I was in shape but when I did 5k I thought I would die. This was partly due to the fact it was crop burning season here and air pollutio...
by chiangmaiboss
Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: What weight sledge?
Replies: 6
Views: 4712

Thai people are small and the biggest sledgehammer I can find is 10 lb. which is small for me as I weigh about 200 pounds. However I do butter churn exercise 1 handed so it makes it harder and also do the wood chopping motion 1 handed but have to choke up on the handle.
by chiangmaiboss
Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 56275

Thank you Reinhard. Now I have to keep my crochet shovelglove hammer locked up because I have 3 kittens who use it for scratching post. I recently had to do a lot of actual shovelling doing farmwork and I believe the shovelglove has kept me in good shape for this as I used to have a sore back next d...
by chiangmaiboss
Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:47 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Explosiveness! Punches and Spear Thrusts VIDEO
Replies: 10
Views: 24702

I would like to see Phayze video but my computer will not play it. I have stop doing the shovel routines recently as I am doing so much planting lately I shovel enough with that. I do the other exercises though. You will be happy to hear that now two villages are doing the shovelglove because Marisa...
by chiangmaiboss
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 56275

You will surely be tough at any age as long as you keep doing exercises.
by chiangmaiboss
Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: Urban Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Question about walking in hot weather
Replies: 17
Views: 15730

It is very hot in Thailand and I also walk every day. I try to do it in morning or evening but when I have to go out in mid-day these things help.
1-Drink lots of water first.
2-When possible, I soak long sleeve shirt and hat in cool water.
3-wear sunblock
4-try to take a route with shade.
by chiangmaiboss
Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:54 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 56275

Thank you Jules and also Deb. I like to share the photos and also it is fun because Marisa and mother do not understand what forum is or internet and think they are models now like Cindy Crawford and want to buy new clothes for next photo shoot.
by chiangmaiboss
Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove Handle? What kind to buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 8243

The wood that the handle of my sledgehammer is made from is not hickory but some cheap local wood. The color runs off it from sweat and looks like blood. This is why my girlfriend made the crochet handle for me and also the head has crochet cover so I dont have to tie sweater over it and it actually...
by chiangmaiboss
Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 56275

Thank you Reinhard for posting photos. Marisa and mother are like celebrities now and whole village came to house to look at "models" from Nakhon Sawan on internet. They are very excited with idea people from all over world can see their picture. Yes tripitaka it is 10 pound hammer. Marisa and mothe...
by chiangmaiboss
Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 56275

These movements are from martial arts so this does not really answer your question, but I make like figure eights with hammer. I do this with both arms and then each arm one at a time. You need lots of room for this so if you do it be careful. This is good for your wrists, forearms and shoulders. Al...
by chiangmaiboss
Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 56275

Thank you very much. I do not know very much about computers but I will ask friend and try to send pictures. Today another lady from village did shovelglove exercises and she loved it too. Now my girlfriend is making a new crochet hammer and people are ordering them in different colors. One lady say...
by chiangmaiboss
Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 56275

Yes thank you very much. Today mother did 100 woodchopping swings which is good since she is 75 years old and has arthritis. She and my girlfriend do every morning and they do movements I never heard of but it is good exercise. Now mother is going home to Nakhon Sawan and wants the hammer to take so...
by chiangmaiboss
Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 56275

shovelglove in thailand

Hello I am new on this forum but have been doing the shovelglove for awhile now. It is a great system. I live in Thailand and it is rainy season, so shovelglove is a great idea for working out inside. My girlfriend made a crochet cover for entire sledgehammer so I don't even use sweater for hammer h...