Shovelglove : Movements : The Fireman

This move is simple and somewhat less contrived than most: imagine you are a firefighter chopping down a door.

I call it the fireman rather than the firefighter, not because I am a sexist brute, but because this is the most testosterone laden of moves and I want to emphasize that fact.

Middle-earth fans may prefer to think of it as "smite the orc," an image which, though hopelessly nerdy, suggests the movement admirably.

Interesting aside: while I can't claim they do shovelglove, many fire departments do use sledgehammers in their training programs.

Note: I briefly stopped doing this movement regularly because I thought it might perhaps unduly strain the back. I've since started doing it again, but just 14 very careful reps per set.

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