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by Djemps
Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: new experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 5861

Sorry, as soon as I read that better health is based on a secret system, my little bs-detector starts going off ... No matter how old you are, just by moving each of your joints in a secret sequence Yeah, right. Looks like pretty standard qigong and Taiji movements to me. Yeah, that type of mentali...
by Djemps
Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Thinking About This
Replies: 6
Views: 7437

I can't answer much, but I can suggest an 8lb sledge. They are found in most hardware stores, so you don't need to special order anything, they are heavy enough to provide quite the workout, but are also easily converted to a manageable weight by choking up high on the handle. As a Comparison, I wou...
by Djemps
Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Is shovelglove right for me?
Replies: 3
Views: 5127

I think that in general, shovel glove movements help build up a lean form of muscle (think of high reps but relatively low weight). So you will probably become more firm and defined, but not necessarily bulk up. You should still put on a few pounds of muscle weight if you do shugging on a regular ba...
by Djemps
Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Animal Stick
Replies: 10
Views: 9531

I think this has been linked to before in the past. Personally, I'm not impressed. These people seriously expect folks to pay for a rock and a stick?
by Djemps
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Seeking sweater-wrapping instructions
Replies: 4
Views: 6575

Use the handyman's secret weapon: Duct Tape
by Djemps
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: more than a 20 pounder?
Replies: 17
Views: 21394

If you go past 20 lbs you are moving away from the Shovelglove 'system' of sustainable daily work movements and into heavy lifting. There are companies that make loadable sledgehammers and maces like strongergrip.com that will allow you to go beyond 50lbs. I wouldn't modify a hammer with added weigh...
by Djemps
Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Perfect Shovelglove song?
Replies: 7
Views: 8524

Love the DEVO song.

But I don't know why I need to watch somebody play Runescape while I listen to it. :?
by Djemps
Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Firing Coal
Replies: 6
Views: 12007

So I've been shugging with a 10lb sledge and it works great for me. This is the weight I used when coming up with the 'Fire Coal' movement. Just last night I was helping a buddy clean up his property in the country and we found an old home-made sledgehammer with a metal pipe for a handle. It must ha...
by Djemps
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: question about sledgehammer
Replies: 6
Views: 6409

There was just a recent topic about a Japanese exercise that uses a stone on a short handle. I think your short-handle sledge hammer would be perfect for this kind of stuff!

http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=6327
by Djemps
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove women!
Replies: 9
Views: 11835

As I said above - I used to regularly get pains in my wrists and forearms from working on the computer (it's my job). When I started sg, I had to be very careful particularly on my left wrist which was then painful - had to do very slow reps and relatively few on anything that twisted the wrist. No...
by Djemps
Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Firing Coal
Replies: 6
Views: 12007

Hi Phayze, thanks for the compliments. :D But in all honesty, a flashy video doesn't mean much if the exercise movement isn't of any use. I hope lots of people will try this movement for a few weeks and report back and let us know if it felt effective. Yes, the cross step is right there in the video...
by Djemps
Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Firing Coal
Replies: 6
Views: 12007

Firing Coal

Here is an exercise I have been working on for the past month. The video explains it the best... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Meko1EcQKA4 Fire Coal: Sledgehammer exercise This exercise is meant to imitate the movement of a locomotive 'Fireman' shoveling coal on the footplate of a steam engine. Hav...
by Djemps
Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The book that started it all
Replies: 2
Views: 4011

I think it may actually have been from an art book at my mom's house quoting Edgar Degas. I should have looked while I was there over Easter weekend. Reinhafd Doh! My search-fu is weak. Couldn't find much of a connection between Edgar Degas and Coal Shoveling via Google. The only 'quotes' from Dega...
by Djemps
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The book that started it all
Replies: 2
Views: 4011

The book that started it all

This question is mostly for Reinhard, but I'd be happy to get the info from anybody who knows the answer... Has anyone figured out the name of the French Novel that Reinhard used as inspiration for picking up a Sledgehammer as a means of daily exercise? I will soon be making a post about a little sh...
by Djemps
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Greeting
Replies: 11
Views: 7816

Although the sickles looked vicious as well - they seem quite similar to ju-jitsu kamma. I wonder why our own native solutions are so obscure, in comparison to their Far East counterparts? Ha, I could write a whole essay about that! It really boils down to cultural values, which ultimately boils do...
by Djemps
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Greeting
Replies: 11
Views: 7816

Artekus wrote:
Your history topic sounds really interesting - is your Youtube name the same as your Everyday Systems one?
Yes! You can find me as Djemps on YouTube. But you could just click the WWW button at the bottom of my post.
by Djemps
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Making progress
Replies: 5
Views: 8377

Welcome Artekus! Adopting SG and NoS before going off university is a great choice. Concerning your question about heavy weight training: well yes, high weight / low reps is the right way to build large muscle mass. But that is not the goal of shovel glove. We used to live out our days working in th...
by Djemps
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: About the sweater and other kinds of padding...
Replies: 4
Views: 4551

My sledge is a little rusty. I keep it wrapped in a shirt so don't get rust on my hands or on the floor.
by Djemps
Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Greeting
Replies: 11
Views: 7816

Re: Newbie Greeting

Kevin wrote:Don't hold back. We'd like to hear it.
Djemps wrote: <snip>
I also have an idea for a new exercise that imitates a work movement, but I thought I would hold off and just be part of the community for a while before making any new suggestions. :D
Hey, why not. Maybe I can even put up a video.
by Djemps
Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: 14-Mins Workout - Tabata Interval
Replies: 7
Views: 18295

So I tried Eight Tabata intervals Churning Butter. I had to stop after the sixth because I had opened up a blister on the inside of my thumb. This might speak more to the fact that I need to toughen my hands up, but the little workout I accomplished was definetly more intense than anything I've ever...
by Djemps
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Intervals or Reps?
Replies: 2
Views: 3925

Intervals or Reps?

While browsing through various threads on the forum, I've found that a lot of 'shuggers' include a certain amount of reps per movement in their 14 minute routine. E.g. 50x Fireman on the Left side and then 50x Fireman Right.... I recently downloaded an Interval Timer on my phone and have been using ...
by Djemps
Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Starting Shugging and No-S Today
Replies: 6
Views: 6112

Great job getting started! I've used a sledge in previous workout routines, but never according the shovelglove system. So far my first few days have also been green. Don't worry so much about trading up quickly to a heavier hammer. The cool thing about shovelglove moves is that you can adjust the r...
by Djemps
Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Greeting
Replies: 11
Views: 7816

Thanks for the kind welcome. Just click my WWW link to find my channel. You probably found some of my stuff if you've already gone searching around the net. There isn't much out there right now. I have found myself doing several shovelglove "snacks" through the day instead of a 14 minute block. I st...
by Djemps
Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelmop? mopshovel?
Replies: 6
Views: 5180

Could you increase the mop's weight by soaking it and then tying a plastic bag around the head to prevent it from dripping?
by Djemps
Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Newbie Greeting
Replies: 11
Views: 7816

Newbie Greeting

Hi everybody. I just wanted to introduce myself as a new member of the forum and give a quick summary of why I'm doing Shovelglove. The first thing that interested me was SG's focus on recreating natural work movements that people have been doing for centuries in forests and farms all over the world...