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reinhard
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Hoist the Sack Reply with quote

Post any questions/comments/concerns you have about this move here.

Official movement description at:

http://shovelglove.com/movements/hoist_sack/
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JillyBean



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Location: Maine

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm brand new (3 days now) to shovelgloving and so far I think it's going well (except my husband wants to know what I did to his sledgehammer, hee hee!); but this move is the one that I seem to be having some difficulty with. In order to keep the hammer from banging into me, I feel like I have to literally bend over backwards. Am I doing something wrong? I have watched the video trying to be sure I'm getting the right technique, and I seem to be doing it correctly, but it looks like I should not have to bend back like I do. Will it get better as I get stronger?

I am 52 and not in horrible shape, but definitely not as fit as I'd like to be. My shovelglove weighs 7 pounds - I think. (I'm staying off the scales until Sunday...)
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david



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two tips:

1) do the move two-handed for a while until you feel more comfortable with it.

2) keep your upper arm as vertical as possible throughout the exercise so you don't have to mess up your posture.

--david
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JillyBean



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips, David! I've already done my routine today, but will pay closer attention to my upper arm position tomorrow. I thought about the two-handed thing, but, you know how it is with a perfectionist! Just didn't want to have to go that route... Already it seemed a little better today than last week though.
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