Shovelgloving for a road warrior

Take a sledgehammer and wrap an old sweater around it. This is your "shovelglove." Every week day morning, set a timer for 14 minutes. Use the shovelglove to perform shoveling, butter churning, and wood chopping motions until the timer goes off. Stop. Rest on weekends and holidays. Baffled? Intrigued? Charmed? Discuss here.
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Shovelgloving for a road warrior

Post by subhayu » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:45 pm


I am pretty new to the forum, so maybe this question has been asked before.

My job requires me to travel pretty much every week. Any suggestions on how to shovelglove/alternatives to shovelgloving in a hotel gym?


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Post by reinhard » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:46 pm

Hi subhayu,

Honestly, the most important aspect of shovelglove is the "temporal" one: stick with 14 minutes an N-day of anything. Hotel gym is fine. Body weight exercise is fine, and doesn't even require a gym. A lot of gyms these days have kettlebells, which make it easier to do things resembling "useful movements," but you can do them even with dumbells. I've "shadowboxed" with light dumbells before in lieu of the hammer when one wasn't available and it was kind of fun.


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Post by slothlike » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:54 pm

Hey, Check out They have a lot of different bodyweight workouts that you could do in a hotel room.

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Post by oolala53 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:07 pm

Wow, that is quite a resource, subhayu. Thanks.
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Re: Shovelgloving for a road warrior

Post by TigerCrane » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:16 pm

"convict conditioning" is a great bodyweight program. It's designed to be done in a prison cell, so it will for sure work in a hotel room.

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