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shovelmop? mopshovel?

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:59 am
by mrsj
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.
Works for me!

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:21 am
by botulf2000
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?

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:10 am
by mrsj
I left the mop on. There's got to be a little weight there!

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:00 pm
by reinhard
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.


Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:47 pm
by palm_tree
Throw in some Pine Sol and you can kill two birds with one stone.

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:03 pm
by Djemps
Could you increase the mop's weight by soaking it and then tying a plastic bag around the head to prevent it from dripping?

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:58 pm
by mrsj
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...