canoe paddling

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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Kid Charlemagne
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canoe paddling

Post by Kid Charlemagne » Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:43 pm

yikes :shock:

I read the theme-based sg workout and added the paddling movement to my routine. Awesmome. Toughest move yet with my 16lber. I do it standing and not on my knees, but the motion really hits a lot of spots: total arm, shoulder, back, etc....

I think it has surpassed the fire(fighter) as my favorite move of the workout.

Hammertime!

kid
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Post by david » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:14 pm

Kid,

I like the standing canoe paddle as well. I try to do it with a motion so that the hammer head goes through a full vertical 360 degrees. To truly annihilate my forearms and shoulders I do this one achingly slowly.

David

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Post by Kid Charlemagne » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:19 pm

I have no idea what "awesmome" is, but you better believe it's better than "awesome." :wink:
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Post by reinhard » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:38 pm

I'm glad you like it. For some reason canoe has never clicked with me, but it's good to have some movements in general circulation that aren't 100% reinhard-based. When I come up with the movement registry page I'll be sure to stick in an entry for this one.

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Post by That guy » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:58 pm

Try it sitting on one of those huge balls. Serious ab workout
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Post by Jammin' Jan » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:55 pm

I do this in a wide-stance squat (deep horse stance) and I can really feel it in the oblique abs.

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