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Jan. 27th, 2011 08:01 pm
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And in other news, I have a new whole-body exercise regime! It's sort of like kettle bells, but it's done with a weight on the end of a stick... Gets me outdoors into the natural light a few hours a week too, so should be very good for my winter mood.

Date: 2011-01-28 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyonesse.livejournal.com
the snow has sure been fruitful in its reproduction!

Date: 2011-01-28 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klingonlandlady.livejournal.com
teehee hiya ;) snowed in and workin yet again! Wish I'd been down there for the $5 cocktails!

Date: 2011-01-28 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosiewoodboat.livejournal.com
"kettle bells"

What a great phrase.

Date: 2011-01-28 01:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klingonlandlady.livejournal.com
also a good workout, but the things are dashed expensive to buy. And I haven't had the time and tuits yet to weld bent rebar to a shot put.

Date: 2011-01-28 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kimberlogic.livejournal.com
indeed, it is practically its own winter sport this year

Date: 2011-01-28 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klingonlandlady.livejournal.com
I am perfecting my overhand-catapult technique for extra height in the throw, due to PILES TALLER THAN ME

Date: 2011-01-28 01:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] coraline
i assume you already know about http://www.shovelglove.com/ for once you run out of things in your way to throw over your head-height...

Date: 2011-01-28 01:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klingonlandlady.livejournal.com
Hmm! Doing some kata with a mace or flail might be fun too :)

Date: 2011-01-28 02:26 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] perspicuity.livejournal.com
yeah, was going to mention that :)

got a sledge hammer just FOR that... well, other reasons.

the fu-bar though, makes a great war-hammer.

the viking workout! big hammers! yar!

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Date: 2011-01-28 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rmd.livejournal.com
it's the exercise craze that's sweeping the northeast!

Date: 2011-01-28 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bikergeek.livejournal.com
Ugh. I keep wondering how many winters of shoveling weekly multi-foot snowfalls I have left in me before I expire of a heart attack while shoveling.

Date: 2011-01-28 02:27 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] perspicuity.livejournal.com
you don't typically get heart attacks from *regular* exercise dude. that's the point ;)

you're more likely to die of an brain aneurysm, isn't that comforting? :)

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Date: 2011-01-28 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bikergeek.livejournal.com
Tell it to Jim Fixx. (the man who popularized running back in the 1970s, died of, guess what, while doing, guess what)

Date: 2011-01-28 02:32 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] perspicuity.livejournal.com
yeah, and he might just have extended his life about 10-15 years? who knows.

you could get hit by a bus, while taking a shower.

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Date: 2011-01-28 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spitcurl.livejournal.com
LOL -- Its a great workout -- except my right arm is getting bigger than my left! I've been trying to switch to my other side, but it is a bit awkward. As is trying to throw snow UP on TOP of a pile already 4-6 feet high!

Date: 2011-01-28 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trowa-barton.livejournal.com
Sounds like that training montage from "Rocky IV".

No credit for shoveling?

Date: 2011-01-30 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] capybaron.livejournal.com
While helping others clearing snow out a parking lot, I heard a fellow snow mover mention that his company did not give any exercise credits for snow shoveling. I am puzzled, particularly since I did not have an opportunity to ask for clarification of the comment.

Are there employers who give out points for exercise? If so, do these points have any impact beyond the basic record keeping?

Why would snow shoveling be excluded from such an system?

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