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BitterCupOJoe said on November 27th, 2007 at 10:37 am

Shovelglove’s a good workout, but it’s sometimes hard to keep up with. There’s very little feeling of “advancement,” if that’s what you’re looking for. However, if you can live without that, it’s a great way to generally stay in shape cheaply. I recommend adding some bodyweight squats to the routine for a solid leg portion.

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Innnteresting. The shovelglove notion seems to have two very good ideas behind it – the sledgehammer itself, which has the heft and length to offer a fairly versatile workout (though momentum perhaps works against it), and the 14 minute restriction, which is a very good motivational trick. The only thing that rings alarm bells for me (apart from the lack of leg exercises, as mentioned by the commenter above), is that the originator seems to be a little too caught up in the gibberish of his invention for me to trust him. Shovelling is an exercise that’s “inherently interesting to perform”? How so? “These are the movements we were made for”? In what sense? “[T]hese two attributes go even deeper, they make us pre-human”? What? I’m also sceptical about his ‘No S Diet’, which is so transparently obvious as to not really need a name, but contains slightly silly restrictions about healthy snacking.

Still, I am intrigued, and would be interested to hear testimonial from someone I’d actually believe, ie, you.

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Still, I am intrigued, and would be interested to hear testimonial from someone I’d actually believe, ie, you.

Second. Please let us know how it works for ya.

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It is said that during the American revolution, the Blacksmith of Brandywine killed 20 british soldiers with a sledge from his workshop before their guns brought him down. So it’s not such a terrible weapon for a mass murderer as you’d think. ;)

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“I just got cast as Mario in the new ‘Donkey Kong’ movie, I figured I’d take this puppy out and go break some barrels to get in character?”

“DC LARP tonight, I’m going as Steel…now which way to the silver spray paint?”

“Fucking steam hammer thinks it’s hot shit, man, I am gonna show it something!”

“I have to dig a hole, and I like a challenge.”

And the ever popular:

“What sledgehammer?”

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