shovelmop? mopshovel?

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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shovelmop? mopshovel?

Post by mrsj » Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:59 am

I don't own a sledgehammer and wouldn't use it if I did because I'm afraid I'd smash my apartment to smithereens. I'm also afraid of injuring myself as I have NO upperbody strength. What to do? I got my trusty floor mop which has an extendable handle and made it as short as possible. I then did 10 reps shoveling, 10 reps churning using both hands, 10 reps leg lifts with the mop on top of my foot and 10 reps wood chopping. My face was red, my heart rate elevated and I can feel it in my arms. I only did one set of 10 reps as I have to start somewhere.

So, if you are scared of using a sledgehammer, use a mop or broom.
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Post by botulf2000 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:21 am

Intressting idea, sounds great for a lower risk/easier way to get started.

Did you leave the "mop-part" on, or are you just using the handle?

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Post by mrsj » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:10 am

I left the mop on. There's got to be a little weight there!
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Post by reinhard » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:00 pm

We've had a bunch of broom users in this forum -- a mop I think is a new suggestion, but I think it would serve just as well.

Actual mopping and brooming isn't a bad workout either, I've found.

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Post by palm_tree » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:47 pm

Throw in some Pine Sol and you can kill two birds with one stone.

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Post by Djemps » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:03 pm

Could you increase the mop's weight by soaking it and then tying a plastic bag around the head to prevent it from dripping?

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Post by mrsj » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:58 pm

As of tomorrow, I'm advancing from my mop to a real shovel. Gardening season starts in 2 months, and I want to be in shape for the hard physical work that entails.

What do I call that? Shovel shovel? I'll think of something...
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