Metronome move

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Metronome move

Post by Murphysraven » Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:00 pm

I was playing around with a new move in my routine tonight, as was wondering what other people thought about it.

I call it Metronome since in my mind it resembles the movement of the old timepiece.

I hold the shovelglove, with the weight up, my hands close together on the handle, about 1/3 of the way from the top.

This is not a move to be done fast! It should be slow and controlled. moving the weight to one side and them back to the other. I find it difficult since you have to make sure the sledgehammer doesn't lean to far to either side or forwards/backwards.

Not sure if this move would be beneficial to any muscle groups that aren't already worked by other moves, but its certainly different.

Feedback appreciated
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Post by reinhard » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:48 pm


I like it... I've done similar things from time to time. A similar "challenge" that I occasionally give myself is to see how long I can simply hold the hammer above my shoulders, in whatever positions I please, moving or not moving. It's surprisingly difficult. Sort of like a boxer keeping his guard up for several rounds (except harder).


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