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by zenboar
Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: working with tires?
Replies: 6
Views: 6459

I have a truck tire that I happened to find discarded in a ditch that was at the last truck stop out of town where I live. I had been looking for one, so I pulled in, hauled it out of the ditch, and stuffed it in my CRV. I figured it was win-win... I got the tire I was looking for and I repurposed a...
by zenboar
Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Be Careful With That Sledgehammer
Replies: 16
Views: 30064

It's been a while since I've been here. In that time I moved up to using a 16lb sledge on a regular basis for pounding on a tire. Moving a hammer with that much of a jump in weight, I had to sort of relearn the dynamic. I also start from a dead hold with each rep so that I'm not letting the rebound ...
by zenboar
Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Shovelglove is a good 1/3 fitness solution ...
Replies: 7
Views: 9126

I don't really shovelglove in the strict sense of the term. I use the sledgehammer as a component in my workouts. The way I do it, it usually takes care of the cardio component as well. I do some stretching after my workouts and usually yoga on Wednesdays to add a flexibility component. So my workou...
by zenboar
Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Sledgehammer too expensive and high-tech for you?
Replies: 7
Views: 8071

These can also be accomplished with a sandbag. I made mine using a military surplus duffel bag, contractor's clean up bags, and paving sand (so it wasn't as fine if it leaked).
by zenboar
Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:10 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Holy Backpain batman!
Replies: 6
Views: 6507

Are you doing a good cool down and stretching routine afterwards? One thing I've noticed is I can be a bit sore in the lower back on days after my kettlebell/sledgehammer work if I don't do some stretching work and such afterwards. From what I've deduced I'd have to say that the workout creates tigh...
by zenboar
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Be Careful With That Sledgehammer
Replies: 16
Views: 30064

Here's a few more pics, though photos this time. http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad231/zenboar/sledgeswingstart.jpg Here's a basic sledgehammer strike. In the first pic on the left I've done it the "incorrect" way.. or at least the way that's hard on the back. In the following two pictures I star...
by zenboar
Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:32 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Be Careful With That Sledgehammer
Replies: 16
Views: 30064

It could be that they're not really using the abs. Many of the SG movements can be done in a variety of ways to accomplish the same ends, but make the motion very different. For example, say you're doing a basic sledgehammer strike with your left hand near the head and your right hand anchoring at t...
by zenboar
Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Be Careful With That Sledgehammer
Replies: 16
Views: 30064

Another necropost, but also another topic that is good to keep at the fore for newcomers. One of the things I have noticed in my hammer work and playing with new moves is the tendency to arch the back. Part of this, IMO, comes from the overall feel of the hammer movements. It feels like something wh...
by zenboar
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Striking vs. Catching
Replies: 33
Views: 24117

Sorry for the necropost, but I was searching the forum for the keyword "elbow" since one of the big concerns I'm sure many have starting with shovelglove or sledgehammer workouts is the impact it can have on the elbow and how stopping the hammer when doing indoor movements can affect the forearm. In...
by zenboar
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Shovelglove Routines
Topic: Gym Boss Timer
Replies: 2
Views: 7384

If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, there's an app called the "Kettlebell Swing Timer" that lets you set a timer in much the same way. The only down side is it will shut off if you exit the app, so if your iWhatever is also your music player you'll need to make sure your playlist is not one you wan...
by zenboar
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Shovelglove Moves
Topic: Explosiveness! Punches and Spear Thrusts VIDEO
Replies: 10
Views: 24939

There's a couple of other elements you could add into the spear thrusts. One would be to mix it up with high, medium, and low thrusts. Another is you could you combine a lunge and a thrust, like you're dropping low to thrust up under an opponent's shield. Not a really combat-efficient move since you...
by zenboar
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Shovelglove General Discussion
Topic: Perfect Shovelglove song?
Replies: 7
Views: 7430

I do more of a sledgehammer workout than a shovelglove per se. During the summer, however, I do more controlled movements and shoveling type movements indoors on Wednesday. Monday and Friday are kettlebells and Tuesday and Thursdays are resistance stuff. Though I may mix that up some and move the sl...