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Shovelglove in the BBS Scheme

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 28, 2011 at 1:00 AM

Does anyone have any insight into how the shovelglove workout relates to Body By Science?

I am interested in doing the "Big 5" using my shovelglove. Or at least using those muscle groups. I don't know much about strength training, but I read/skimmed BBS so I understand why the slow, intense method works best.

Also, I have a 12 pound sledgehammer! And I can only do a few push-ups at a time. That should give a clue to the intensity of my workouts...I did my first shovelglove workout almost a week ago, and I still feel the fatigue a little in my upper arms.

I want to lose fat and get stronger.

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on February 28, 2011
at 04:31 PM

True on the progressive effort thing, but for any given motion at the same resistance you're not gaining strength once you can do about 25 reps. You can still improve work capacity, so if that's what you're going for, Goose, you may find your shovelglove sufficient for a bit longer.

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at 09:23 AM

I disagree. It's easier with progressive weights but by no means required. Progressive effort is what's required, which can be achieved with increased intensity or increased reps.

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7767e05a8c4504f6be03f13ee40815cd

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on February 28, 2011
at 01:27 AM

You can't. You need progressively increasing weights to increase muscle strength and gain muscle mass. You'll probably make decent progress with the shovelglove for a short while, but then it will be time to move up to a real barbell if you want to see real changes.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on February 28, 2011
at 09:23 AM

I disagree. It's easier with progressive weights but by no means required. Progressive effort is what's required, which can be achieved with increased intensity or increased reps.

7767e05a8c4504f6be03f13ee40815cd

(1299)

on February 28, 2011
at 04:31 PM

True on the progressive effort thing, but for any given motion at the same resistance you're not gaining strength once you can do about 25 reps. You can still improve work capacity, so if that's what you're going for, Goose, you may find your shovelglove sufficient for a bit longer.

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on October 11, 2011
at 05:23 PM

If you are wanting to use a fixed resistance implement, i.e. kettlebell, sledgehammer, rock, etc., you should Google general physical preparedness or GPP. This will give you an idea of what you could aim for. It sounds like you are just starting out as far as physical training and you will be surprised what you can accomplish with bodyweight exercises and some GPP style training.

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