Winter Wood Choppers

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    Feb 10, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    While shoveling today, I recognized the motion I was doing as being close to a cable exercise I do called Woodchopper:

    Shown here using an exercise ball...




    Reach down low to the cable...

    woodchopper1.jpg


    Pull up and across with your arms extended...

    woodchopper2.jpg


    Follow thru above your head, allowing your rear foot to pivot.

    woodchopper3.jpg

    Today I am glad that I have been doing that exercise. ... icon_wink.gif
  • Melos

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    Feb 10, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    My back sucks (I've thrown it out 4 times before I turned 22) so I just push the snow to the side with the shovels that are shaped like a plow blade.

    If I need to throw it, I bend with my knees.

    Looks like you had enough down there to keep you busy for a bit =)
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    Feb 10, 2010 2:36 AM GMT
    Here's how to shovel snow with a bad back:

    Once you get a load on your shovel, use your upper thigh as a fulcrum and bend the shovel rod over it to lift it up. Then grab the rod with your free hand where the shovel and rod meet. Carry the snow, and if need be, use your leg as a fulcrum again to toss it.

    (I bet you are going to make rod jokes)
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    Feb 10, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    My gloves are too thick to grasp my rod properly causing the fulcrum to malfunction thus my free must be used to increase the grip the rod...It is a good thing my rod has enough room on it.






    couln't stop myself