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by phayze
Sun May 09, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Firing Coal
Replies: 6
Views: 9555

I can't speak for anyone else, but I'd more than happy to sign a talent release for any of my footage you'd like to use. The downside, though, is that the stuff I've posted is pretty low-rez, and I don't have the raw versions anymore. Email me if you're interested, and maybe I can convince the lady ...
by phayze
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Perfect Shovelglove song?
Replies: 7
Views: 6672

by phayze
Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove - Hojo Undo Style
Replies: 5
Views: 5064

Hey, great links! These look a lot modern clubbell moves, which are derived from the middle east . . . makes me think the Dharma isn't the only thing the monks brought along on the trip to Asia! ;) checking other chi ishi vids on youtube turned up a lot of guys using a one-handed version of my mouli...
by phayze
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Practical Shovelglove crossover...
Replies: 1
Views: 2840

You laugh, but the potential for a SG-based martial art has been discussed and is only a matter of time and creativity away from formalization. ;)
by phayze
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Firing Coal
Replies: 6
Views: 9555

My videos have been shamed. ;_; *seppuku* No, seriously - I love it! I developed something similar, that was basically just a combination of shoveling and stoking the furnace. I dig low in front of me, and then pick it up to propel the "load" forward as if into a furnace. It's my standard shoveling ...
by phayze
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:36 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: and now for something... differnt
Replies: 3
Views: 3624

This is also Matt Furey's "royal court" workout. He charges something like $150 bucks for crappy videos of himself demonstrating these moves in his basement and getting all winded while he tries to talk through it. :lol: They're good exercises that I've used off/on over the years, but mostly I do th...
by phayze
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Hammer upgrade time!
Replies: 5
Views: 5692

I love to see modded hammers. :D
by phayze
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: From 8 (9) to 12 (13) pounds
Replies: 13
Views: 7524

Josh, I'm also on an 8-pounder. I've been wondering if I should upgrade too. I'm curious, how long and how regularly did you workout with the 8? How much progress did you make with the 8 compared to before you started shugging? 8 pounds is a bit wimpy... :D If that's what you think, then you're doi...
by phayze
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: The Random Number Routine
Replies: 0
Views: 5387

The Random Number Routine

Hi Guys! I've been away for a while settling into this crazy "Being a Dad" thing, so I haven't been working out much - or sleeping, or eating, or really doing much of anything except changing diapers and what-not ;) - but I'm getting my groove back. My own personal New Year (i.e. my 29th birthday) i...
by phayze
Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Holiday Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 3325

Let's just say that the Dollar Tree in my neighborhood is probably the greatest store in the world. ;)
by phayze
Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Holiday Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 3325

Holiday Greetings

Just wanted to drop a Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate it from me, Mr.s Phayze, the still-pending "Little Phayze" and my inexplicable but awesome Shovelgloving Moose Chistmas Stocking. http://lh4.ggpht.com/_jbX45EVVIdo/SzTlRCLXrjI/AAAAAAAAAKM/50mkCSHIB64/s512/IMG_0151.JPG Happy New Year!!
by phayze
Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Intervals or Reps?
Replies: 2
Views: 3017

I've done something similar with a boxer's interval called "minute drills". Here's an example from Ross Enamait's Site : Burpees x 30 seconds Jumping jacks x 30 seconds Split jumps x 30 seconds Repeat (total time = 3 minutes) Rest 30 to 60 seconds and complete 4 to 6 rounds I usually do a combinatio...
by phayze
Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Grip Strength for Fun and Profit
Replies: 3
Views: 3647

Thanks, guys! :D
reinhard wrote:But not much defense against blunt weapons like sledgehammers :-)
No, but it might slow down a particular Green Knight that I've read about. ;)
by phayze
Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Grip Strength for Fun and Profit
Replies: 3
Views: 3647

Grip Strength for Fun and Profit

I've had this done for a while now, but haven't gotten around to doing closeups of it for show-and-tell purposes. I give you: Halloween '09 - "Going Medieval" ^___^ http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/reverendz3n/gorget.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/reverendz3n/costume09.jpg The reas...
by phayze
Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:54 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

You know, I'm getting really sick of getting down one really good week of exercise and then being knocked down by some force of nature . . . Long story short, I fell down and smashed up my knee two weeks ago. The bad one, of course. So, I've been in recovery mode (have I ever mentioned how bad I am ...
by phayze
Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: SG Supplemental: The Cinderbell
Replies: 4
Views: 4288

Kevin: I've seen cool things done with tires - looks like fun! Huff, good points. I'm sure that barbell work is probably safer in some ways, so words like "better" are difficult to throw around. I prefer to keep an element of risk in my workouts because it helps me to focus on what I'm doing (mainta...
by phayze
Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

I've, like totally lost track of my workouts for the past few weeks. I had a nasty cold for a while, and took a week off, which sort of threw off my whole "logging" . . . thing. But I digress.... 10/6/2009: Max Strength 10:00 Staff Manipulation Ring Rows (feet on block) Ring Pushup Cinderbell High P...
by phayze
Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:15 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: SG Supplemental: The Cinderbell
Replies: 4
Views: 4288

SG Supplemental: The Cinderbell

The idea that "weight lifting" somehow requires specially designed equipment is something that I've always had a hard time with. Sure, deadlifting a 90 pound barbell feels different from picking up a 90 pound bag of concrete, but is there anything magical about the bar that makes it "better"? I'd lo...
by phayze
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove and balance/coordination
Replies: 6
Views: 5877

I'm not sure how many people follow both the General and Moves forums, so I thought I should bump this and point any interested parties here for the fruits of my experimentation with this.

/shameless self-promotion
by phayze
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Spear the Fish - With Video
Replies: 4
Views: 7960

Spear the Fish - With Video

Inspired by this thread , I've come up with a little something special to share. I think this move is pretty simple and it's got a little bit of everything: upper-body, lower-body, balance, coordination, explosiveness , cardio - it's a one-stop-shop! The production was a but rushed on this one, so l...
by phayze
Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

9/15/2009: Max Strength 10:00 Staff Manipulation Ring Rows x 6 (feet on block) Ring Pushup x 5 Cinder Block High Pulls x 6 (minus the dropping - it would break my block) Repeat 4x Comments: Ha! The cinderbell is multifunctional! This took about 15:15 to complete, including a few minutes of stretchi...
by phayze
Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

Thanks! We're pretty excited about the pending sprout, but this whole pregnancy this is total drag!

I think "cinderbell" has a nice ring to is. -_^ I'm still working on how to make it "hardwood-compliant", though.
by phayze
Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

Been on hiatus for a while, husbanding my strength as it were, while getting through some particularly nasty bits of house rehab. 9/1/2009: Max Strength 10:00 Staff Manipulation Ring Rows x 6 Ring Pushup x 5 Cinder Block High Pulls x 6 (minus the dropping - it would break my block) Repeat 4x Comment...
by phayze
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Newbie's daily routine-seems lacking in abdominal effects
Replies: 11
Views: 13737

I noticed some pectoral burn with churn butter, but that was largely "upper pecs" . Have you seen my Giant Wrench video? Personally, I just like doing pushups. It's a simple, fun exercise with loads of variations for the standard version gets too easy. Pushups also give me some "bonus burn" through ...
by phayze
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: So you think your sledgehammer is big?
Replies: 6
Views: 7513

Bushranger: It's okay though, because there's a special exemption clause in the laws of physics for badass lolitas with magic talking hammers. ;)

Thalia: Well, Freud says that everybody's compensating for something, right?
by phayze
Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: So you think your sledgehammer is big?
Replies: 6
Views: 7513

I'll see that and raise you "Graf Eisen"

Image
full version here
Yes, that's a drill on one end and a rocket thruster on the other.

(Not my picture - found it with google))
by phayze
Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Before Or After Breakfast
Replies: 9
Views: 4410

A good compromise I saw suggested once was to have a snack before (like an apple or something like that), and then a proper breakfast after.

But, yeah - just do what works for you. ^_-
by phayze
Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

Indeed it is! 7/21/2009: 12# SG 10:00 Staff Manipulation SG Punch x 7 Reverse Samurai x 7 Uppercut x 7 Spear Thrust x 7 Repeat 14:00 Comments: 5 rounds. very tired now. @_@ 7/22/2009: Swordplay 10:00 Staff Manipulation Tabata Slashes (Step through/step back, alternating the stepping leg) Comments: O...
by phayze
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Newbie's daily routine-seems lacking in abdominal effects
Replies: 11
Views: 13737

Sounds like nice routine! I have a similar experience with the abs - most moves don't really seem to hit them for me, which could be caused by several factors - 1) The those muscles are stronger than other core muscles, so they aren't being stressed as much as, say, the low back or 2) Those muscles ...
by phayze
Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

I wish you luck in recovering to good health, Phayze. I also hope you find peace and contentment with your training regime. Thanks! Exercise for me is a constantly evolving force, so I doubt that I'll ever find anything like contentment with it - once that starts to happen, it's usually time to sta...
by phayze
Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

Workout Log Last week was supposed to be “active recoveryâ€, but turned in to “passive recovery†(read: a whole lot of nothing) for a variety of reasons not with going into. I’m at a stage in my house renovations where I need to be careful with my energy level, so I’m going to ditch the hea...
by phayze
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: tv routine
Replies: 9
Views: 12513

Cool idea!

tripitaka: Seriously! Fox News + SG = Broken TV. -_^
by phayze
Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Explosiveness! Punches and Spear Thrusts VIDEO
Replies: 10
Views: 23817

I would like to see Phayze video but my computer will not play it. Hm, I'm sorry that you're having trouble with the vids. I'm not sure what would cause a thing like that - youtube is usually very accessable. It might have something to do with your internet connection speed. Eitherway, I'm glad to ...
by phayze
Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: shovelglove in thailand
Replies: 27
Views: 54912

Bravo! I hope I manage to be so tough at that stage of life!
by phayze
Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

6/23/2009: Max Strength 12# SG 5:00 Staff Manipulation Decline Pushup x 6 (feet in rings) Ring Rows x 6 Over-head Press x 6 Pump Handle Lever x 6 x 4 Completed in 16:42 Comments: I was a little tired going into this one (busy weekend), so I wasn’t expecting a stellar performance. Imagine my surpr...
by phayze
Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Explosiveness! Punches and Spear Thrusts VIDEO
Replies: 10
Views: 23817

Many apologies on the gender-equality thing. I have some bad linguistic habits that I can't seem to get past. ^_-

Glad to hear that you're having fun with it!
by phayze
Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Explosiveness! Punches and Spear Thrusts VIDEO
Replies: 10
Views: 23817

Thanks everyone! I'm always glad to hear that my little experiments are interesting to people other than me. ^_^ Winnie: When I realized Tux was sitting on me during the disclaimer I thought of you and decided to hold him up for the camera. ^_- Jules: I'm glad you like my work, but "Hall of Fame" is...
by phayze
Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:36 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove and balance/coordination
Replies: 6
Views: 5877

Hmm, that is interesting . . . It seems to me that the controlling the weight of the SG in motion is by it's nature a pretty decent balance exercise already - particularly when you've got it greater extension and/or higher speeds. At the risk of shameless self-promotion, I think that the samurai ser...
by phayze
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Explosiveness! Punches and Spear Thrusts VIDEO
Replies: 10
Views: 23817

Explosiveness! Punches and Spear Thrusts VIDEO

ZOMG, Phayze finally got off his kiester and made a new video!!! o_O

I know it's a long one, but if you're interested in trying these things, make sure to stay for the disclaimer at the end - There are special guests in it. ^_-
by phayze
Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

6/16/2009: Max Strength 12# SG 5:00 Staff Manipulation Decline Pushup x 6 (feet in rings) Ring Rows x 6 Over-head Press x 6 Pump Handle Lever x 6 x 4 Completed in 20:21 Comments: That was good - I worked like hell for 20 minutes, then snacked/rested for 30 until I felt like I could walk upright aga...
by phayze
Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: From heavy shovelglove to a lighter
Replies: 7
Views: 4215

I've noticed this, too, and though I haven't used it in a while I keep a 6# in reserve for this very reason.

I find that I can really go for speed with a lighter hammer, which is great for that "high intensity interval thing" (HIIT) that all the cool kids are talking about these days.
by phayze
Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

6/9/2009: Max Strength 12# SG 5:00 Staff Manipulation Decline Pushup x 6 (feet on desk) Pump water x 6 Over-head Press x 6 Pump Handle Lever x 6 x 4 Completed in 21:03 Comments: Another experiment. If all goes well, this will be my new “welcome to the new week†workout. I like having a little va...
by phayze
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

I'm splitting my creatine dose now - 1/2 when I wake up, and half post-workout. I think it helps to maintain a steadier level in my system through the day. 6/2/2009: 12# SG 1:00 Handstand 5:00 Staff Manipulation 21-14-7: Pushup Shovel Fireman Tuck Bales Pump Water Russian Twist Completed in 17:29 Co...
by phayze
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Flip Lever
Replies: 16
Views: 19227

I don't actually use flip lever (my elbow tendons dislike curling-type movements in general), but for what it's worth I think that overcoming the inertia of the weight at rest is probably the hardest part of most lifting, so it's very satisfying for me to snap the weight up quickly (this also makes ...
by phayze
Sun May 31, 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

I’ve started using 5g of creatine as part of my post-workout snack. I’m anxious to see if/how it affects my workouts. 5/26/2009: 12#->10# SG 5:00 Staff Manipulation 21-14-7: Pushup Shovel Fireman Tuck Bales Pump Water Russian Twist Completed in 16:31 Comments: I got through the first set of 21s ...
by phayze
Wed May 27, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

5/19/2009: 12# SG 5:00 Staff Manipulation 21-14-7: Pushup Shovel Fireman Tuck Bales Pump Water Russian Twist (Feet off the floor variation) Completed in 17:30…ish Comments: Damnit! I forgot to stop the friggin’ stopwatch . . . again. >_< I’m still a little ragged from last week’s flu-thing,...
by phayze
Sun May 17, 2009 3:24 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

"S" is for Swine flu . . . Okay, so maybe it wasn't H1N1, but I've been really sick all week (even missed some work, which is kind or rare for me these days), so all physical activity has been replaced with sleep. I'm feeling better now, and should be back on the hammer for my regularly scheduled sh...
by phayze
Sun May 10, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Heavy sledgehammer
Replies: 6
Views: 6018

For what it's worth, I totally sympathize with your urge to push yourself, but I agree with the majority that such a dramatic jump is probably a bad idea. I have an 8 and a 12(ish . . . my upgrade is leaking), and I was really surprised at the difference that a couple pounds made. Going from 8 to 20...
by phayze
Sun May 10, 2009 4:33 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

5/5/2009: 12# SG 1:00 Handstand 5:00 Staff Manipulation Pump Handle Lever x 24 Giant Wrench x 24 Pump Water x 24 Completed in 21:52 (and about half of that was just for the Pump Handles!) Comments: I want to get back to my old max strength workouts, but I’m going to get there slowly. This will be...
by phayze
Wed May 06, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Old Wrist-weights + zip-ties + Hammer = UPGRADES! (pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 6248

Public service announcement: This may , in time, lead to a trail of coarse sand that will reveal to those who follow where you and your shovelglove have been. Having learned the hard way, I heartily recommend that, if you persist in following my example, you do so with solid weights, and not sand-fi...
by phayze
Wed May 06, 2009 4:38 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: The Fireman
Replies: 3
Views: 8511

Just an interesting observation that recently made (though others may well have thought of it first): If you emphasize the "back" hand (the one nearest the butt of the grip), and only use the "foreward" (that being the one nearest the head) to control the direction of the swing and to stop the motio...
by phayze
Wed May 06, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

Thanks, Reinhard! Lot's of people can't do good pullups, that why I'm pretty obsessive about form. Mine are always full range-of-motion, from a dead hang. Occasionally, I cheat a little with a toe on the ground to give me a little push, but I like to make up for that by really going slow on the down...
by phayze
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

Rather than bonuses at the end, I decided this week to start slipping in a little isometric warm-up. It’s handstands against the wall for now (hold for as long as possible in 1:00), and I’ll slowly up the ante as it gets easier. 04/21/2009: 12# SG 5:00 Staff Manipulation 1:00 Handstand 21-14-7: ...
by phayze
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

You know, I've always thought that weighted juggling balls would be a bad idea - glad you found a work-around!

Thanks for the link. Someday I'll overcome my aversion to toss-juggling, but for now I'm having too much fun with contact. ;)
by phayze
Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

04/13/2009: Contact Juggling 30:00 Staff Manipulation 04/14/2009: 12# SG 5:00 Staff Manipulation 21-14-7: Pushup Shovel Hindu Squats Fireman Tuck Bales Chop Wood Completed in 14:11 Comments: Replaced the butter churns with squats, because it seemed redundant alongside tucking bales. Naturally, this...
by phayze
Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

04/07/09: 12#SG 21-14-7: Pushup Shovel Churn Butter Fireman Tuck Bails Chop Wood Completed in 15:53 (includes a minute to answer a quick phone call, which I’m counting as a break) Comments: Wow , my shoulders are sore! 04/08/09: Contact Juggling 20:00 of staff manipulation Comments: Fun! :D I onl...
by phayze
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

Thanks! It’s good to be back. :D

Juggling is definitely a good one for coordination, especially when you get comfortable enough to start walking with it or, even worse, "joggling" - which is just what it sounds like. O_o
by phayze
Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:30 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

I am, in fact, actually alive

Well, medical science officially declared me “perfectly healthyâ€, so I decided that my bizarre symptoms were the result of stress, lack of sleep and an unfortunate habit of eating far fewer calories than I either require, suspect, or intend (one or more exotic viruses may have contributed as well...
by phayze
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: The Seven-Minute Split
Replies: 5
Views: 3035

Hey-o! For what it's worth, I've read that some studies show that there's no real difference between a straight period of work, and several smaller periods spread out throughout the day (unfortunately, I've mislaid the book where I read that. It was something published by Men's Health Magazine). Obv...
by phayze
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Anyone tried/heard of SuperSlow?
Replies: 5
Views: 10284

I've never tried it, but I've read about. Personally, I lack the disciple to go super-slow and I don't think it's conducive to "functional strength"/useful movement.

I prefer this: lift heavy, lift fast, go home early. ;)
by phayze
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

I'm thinking about switching to a monthly update. 1\5\09: Strength 1- 12# SG Chin-up x 3/2/2/2 Decline Pushup x 6 DB Lunge x 6 0:45s rest 4 Rounds Comments: I can't lie, I cheated on a few of those chinups and gave myself a little boost off the floor with my foot. I’m not proud of it, but in my de...
by phayze
Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: New Routine
Replies: 4
Views: 8458

Nice routine - you're an animal! 8)
by phayze
Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:48 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

I've really let them pile up this time... 12\7\08: Rest Did some kind of weird, cardio workout DVD with the Missus. Not really my thing (too dancy), but it’s always fun to do things together. 12\8\08: Rest This wasn’t supposed to be a rest day, but for whatever reason it turned into one, so this...
by phayze
Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:58 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

Okay, so I mentioned a new routine, and this is the deal. I’m feeling a little more confident in my growing strength, but I understand that if I’m to even consider seriously approaching my long-term goal of gymnastic-style training then a solid base of maximal strength is going to be key. Plus, ...
by phayze
Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

11/25/08: Strength 1- 10# SG Giant Wrench x6 Grave Digger x6 0:45s rest 4 Rounds 1:30 rest Lunge x6 Pump Water x6 0:45s rest 4 Rounds 1:30 rest Comments: It’s going to be a weird week on account of the holiday, but I’m trying my best here. 11/26/08: Rest Some rest . . . pre-holiday dinner clean...
by phayze
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Old Wrist-weights + zip-ties + Hammer = UPGRADES! (pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 6248

Very strange . . . I can only see the image when I'm logged in. O_o

For anyone who can't see it, here's a link to it on picasa.
by phayze
Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Old Wrist-weights + zip-ties + Hammer = UPGRADES! (pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 6248

Old Wrist-weights + zip-ties + Hammer = UPGRADES! (pics)

Hey-o, gang! I've thinking about buing a new hammer for a while now, since my trusting 10 pounder has been starting to feel a little light (keep in mind, I've been using this bad boy since I started shugging, and I honestly can't remember how long ago that was), but the problem is that I'm an except...
by phayze
Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

Week of Sloth . . . way too much time at work, and not nearly enough time in bed were the primary culprits. 11\11\08: Strength 1- 10# SG Giant Wrench x6 Grave Digger x6 0:45s rest 4 Rounds 1:30 rest OH Lunge x6 Pump Water x6 0:45s rest 4 Rounds 1:30 rest Comments: Zoinks, and away! 11\13\08: Non-Int...
by phayze
Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

Weekend Reflections: I’m toying with a slight adjustment to 3 strength days per week and 2 non-intensive days, but I think I might be getting ahead of myself. I’ve opted for waiting until the end of November to decide how I feel about it. 11\03\08: Strength 1- 10# SG Giant Wrench x6 Grave Digger...
by phayze
Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Force = mass x acceleration
Replies: 6
Views: 3641

From one "mad scientist shugger" to another: Duly noted!

Glad you're feeling better now!
by phayze
Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

Odd week. I declared this a “recovery weekâ€, thinking that it’s be good to back off the hard, intense stuff a little to let everything recover . . . and then I got sick (sinus thing that’s been going around – everybody’s getting one these days), so the phrase “recovery†took on a whole...
by phayze
Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:12 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

10/15/2008: Rest Furiously worked at my Halloween costume, which was only mentally taxing. :p 10/16/2008: Stength 2 – Resistance Bands Band Pull Down x6 BW Leg Curl x6 Rest 0:45s x4 Band OH Press x6 Band Squat x6 Rest 0:45s x4 Comments: I haven’t actually managed to try this out until today. It...
by phayze
Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Reaping The Wheat with VIDEO
Replies: 5
Views: 15303

Bah! If it weren't for your vids, then mine wouldn't even exist so all the credit goes to you.
by phayze
Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:52 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Canoe Strokes with VIDEO
Replies: 12
Views: 22513

Winnie - Glad you like! And really, it's no effort on my part so no thanks are necessary. Maybe Tux will show up in the next round of vids, but he didn't turn out for that day's shoot. Actors! :p Reinhard - I thought you'd appreciate this one, considering how often it's come up over the years. :) Th...
by phayze
Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Canoe Strokes with VIDEO
Replies: 12
Views: 22513

Canoe Strokes with VIDEO

Hey Guys, something new to add to the mix. I know there have been many along the way who've thought to use canoe strokes, or paddling moves, with the SG, but this my take, based on some canoe-instructional sites that I found a long time ago.

Enjoy, and let me know what you think!
by phayze
Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Start the Mower and/or Pull Weeds with VIDEO
Replies: 4
Views: 13828

Bumping for the vid. ;)
by phayze
Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Reaping The Wheat with VIDEO
Replies: 5
Views: 15303

Now with Video!! Enjoy! PS: Sorry it took so long to get this up. I've had it recorded for a while now, and even had a lovely edit with amusing subtitled commentary, but iMovie decided that it didn't want to play nice anymore and ate it. Now I'm using an older version, which isn't as kind to me. :(
by phayze
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:04 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

10/7/2008: Strength 1 – Resistance Bands Decline Pushup x6 Band Pull-through x6 rest 0:45-1:00 repeat 4x Band Squat x6 Band Row x6 rest 0:45-1:00 repeat 4x Band Curl x6 rest 0:30-0:45 repeat 4x Comments: Finally remembered to get the band out and give this alternate version a shot. You’ll notic...
by phayze
Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

I am both grateful for the kind words, and regretful that I inspired the use of "dude". ;)

Thanks! :D
by phayze
Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Samurai + Thrust (with video)
Replies: 2
Views: 11546

Hey that's awesome, Finn! I'm glad you had fun with it. :) In all fairness, the main reason I make it looks easy is because I'm using a dinky little 6# hammer - much less inertia to work against than you've got! I barely have the nerve to try the samurai variations with my 10#! Yeah, the coordinatio...
by phayze
Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Moulinet Video
Replies: 4
Views: 14267

Glad you like them! Let me know what you think after you've given them a shot. I'd love some feedback.
by phayze
Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Pump Water (Pull) and Giant Wrench (Push) - Now w. Video!
Replies: 3
Views: 15531

Hmmm . . . an Apocryphal Apostle? Strangely enough, I think that really works for me. ;)
by phayze
Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Soon to be shovelglover, hopefully
Replies: 13
Views: 6242

classy, and yet somewhat frightening . . . I like your style, lad! :D
by phayze
Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Pump Water (Pull) and Giant Wrench (Push) - Now w. Video!
Replies: 3
Views: 15531

Just wanted to make sure that anyone who was interested saw that I updated this post with links to the youtube vids.

Enjoy!
by phayze
Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Video Requests for "Non-Canon" Moves?
Replies: 2
Views: 6694

Seriously, the pleasure is all mine. I need something constructive to keep me busy while my lady-wife is away at work . . . otherwise I'd just sit and stare at the computer wondering what I should do. :lol:
by phayze
Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: A Bunch of "Heavy Lifting" Moves - with VIDEO!
Replies: 8
Views: 11900

Hey, don't rush on my account! I'm just glad to see that's been some positive response. Links from the main page are way more than I expected!
by phayze
Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Moulinet Video
Replies: 4
Views: 14267

Dooitashimashiteyo! (Sorry, I don't speak any French. :p) Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm really glad to hear that the effort is appreciated. :) I promise, more are on the way. I've already got a few recorded, but I've decided to leak them out slowly, so that I completely spam the forum. ;...
by phayze
Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Samurai Aerobics - with Video!
Replies: 3
Views: 10444

Neptunus - Glad you like. There's something about shovelglove that just begs for martial-type movements, don't you think? Reinhard - No, thank you! I'm just trying to give something back to the community in general, and you in particular for all the support I've gotten here over the years. I highly ...
by phayze
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Moulinet Video
Replies: 4
Views: 14267

Moulinet Video

The Moulinet

This is a move I learned in Theatrical Combat. The main goal is to create the appearance of winding up for a really powerful strike with a weapon. In this case, it's a great warmup move that'll work your shoulder mobility and bring your body temp up in a hurry.

Comments? Questions?
by phayze
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Video Requests for "Non-Canon" Moves?
Replies: 2
Views: 6694

Video Requests for "Non-Canon" Moves?

I got to thinking (a rare, but dangerous occurance) about how much fun it's been to make shovelglove tutorial vids, and that it was a shame that there are so many user-created moves that don't have videos. I came to the natural conclusion that the one thought could help to correct the other. A few t...
by phayze
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Samurai Aerobics - with Video!
Replies: 3
Views: 10444

Samurai Aerobics - with Video!

Hey Gang, I recorded these on the same day as my last vid, but didn't have time to get them edited together . . . until now. There are some things about this one that I'm not entirely happy with, so I'm going to try to put together one or two short "prequels" to better clarify some of what I'm getti...
by phayze
Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Soon to be shovelglover, hopefully
Replies: 13
Views: 6242

Hey-o! From one scrawny guy to another: Welcome to the forums. ;) For what it's worth I started with a 10#, though it felt intimidatingly heavy for the first week or two, I was surprised how quickly I adapted to it. It's still my primary SG, though I also have a 6# (originally purchased for my lady ...
by phayze
Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

9/30/2008: Strength 1 Alt - 10# SG Giant Wrench x6 0:45s rest Grave Digger x6 0:45s rest 4 Rounds 1:30 rest Jump Squat x6 0:45s rest Pump Water x6 0:45s rest 4 Rounds 1:30 rest *BONUS* Levered Curl x6 1:00 rest 4 Rounds Comments: Still not sold on the jump squats . . . I need to try my resistance b...
by phayze
Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: A Bunch of "Heavy Lifting" Moves - with VIDEO!
Replies: 8
Views: 11900

Well, I wouldn't go as far as "brilliant", but thanks Reinhard - that means a lot coming from you. :oops:

I'd be honored by a link! :D
by phayze
Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: A Bunch of "Heavy Lifting" Moves - with VIDEO!
Replies: 8
Views: 11900

Hey, thanks for all the kind words, everyone! I'm glad that my efforts are appreciated. :)

As far as including Tux . . . well, that was more his decision than mine. :p
by phayze
Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: A Bunch of "Heavy Lifting" Moves - with VIDEO!
Replies: 8
Views: 11900

A Bunch of "Heavy Lifting" Moves - with VIDEO!

Hey Gang, I finally got around to playing with the iSight on my new iMac, and put together a little video of the moves I've been using on my heavy lifting days. Check it out Here . Let me know if you have any suggestions, questions, comments, criticisms, or adoring praise. ;) EDIT: Check out my chan...
by phayze
Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:50 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

9/21/2008 - Non-intensive 14:00 freestyle with 10# SG 9/22/2008 through 9/29/2008 Okay, so things really didn’t workout as I expected last week. I was actually out of town for some professional training/certification thing, and even though I brought my hammers with me, I spent the week feeling re...
by phayze
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

9/15/2008 “Rest Day†30:00 Yoga 9/16/2008 “Strength 1- Alt†10# SG Giant Wrench x6 0:45s rest Grave Digger x6 0:45s rest 4 Rounds 1:30 rest Jump Squat x6 0:45s rest Pump Water x6 0:45s rest 4 Rounds 1:30 rest *BONUS* Levered Curl x6 1:00 rest 4 Rounds Comments: Nice workout really. I feel it ...
by phayze
Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:41 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

Thanks for the input (and the compliments!), Reinhard! I’ve reached very similar conclusions, actually but I didn't include them in my last post because I wanted to write them out in more detail after I’d had more time to reflect. “Eat more†is exactly the advice I’ve given myself, with the...
by phayze
Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Phayze's Ever-Growing Progress Thread (Redux) - Training Log
Replies: 84
Views: 81983

8/31-2008 – 9/2/2008 S-Days for the Labor Day weekend 9/3/2008 Warm up: 10# SG Clubbell Swings x 14 Dynamic Stretches until 4:00 mark Workout: 10# SG 21-14-7 Pushup Shovel Churn Butter Fireman Tuck Bails Chop Wood 16:00 Cooldown: Static Stretch for 4:00 Comments: Another slight tweak as I try to ...