Why The Sweater?

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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Why The Sweater?

Post by Dianamoon » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:06 pm

Why do you have to cover your sledgehammer with the sweater? Is it just a general safety issue, or can I get away with not covering it?

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Post by reinhard » Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:07 pm

It's not going to help safety-wise if you full on whack your self in the head with it -- but it will help with the occasional shin-graze (or cat-graze), which is something you're far more likely to do. It also makes for a great conversation piece. :-)

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Post by Dianamoon » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:13 pm

reinhard wrote:It's not going to help safety-wise if you full on whack your self in the head with it -- but it will help with the occasional shin-graze (or cat-graze), which is something you're far more likely to do. It also makes for a great conversation piece. :-)
OK, just wondering, thanks.

I started a routine using a 3.6 lb. cast iron frying pan, which some helpful genius here suggested. Really, genius - I would never have thought of it.

I'm going to buy a sledgehammer, but I don't want to buy yet another object right now, and I wanted to start now.

Someone aggregated your videos here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 123867AAE5

It's more convenient than switching around. I like to follow directions before I get accustomed.

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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:56 pm

thanks for the link
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Post by RAWCOOKIE » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:28 pm

I watched that playlist yesterday, and today I found myself trying out some moves using my dumbells! He's right - those actions are inherently pleasurable :) I think I've been converted!
I love Everyday Systems :3

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