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Offline Warren Dew

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Shoveling snow
« on: February 09, 2013, 07:25:13 PM »
After a two year break from snow, my wife and I spent most of the last day digging out from our snowstorm.  My left arm is sore along the entire length now - but not my right arm.  I also noticed that both my forearm and bicep measurements are almost half an inch bigger on my right arm than on my left arm.

This didn't used to be the case, and I'm pretty sure it happened because when I carry a kid, I do it with my right arm.  My wife, however, often carries two kids at once - and her arms aren't sore at all.

I guess I should spend more time carrying two kids instead of just one - or at least switch the one kid back and forth betwen the two sides.

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Re: Shoveling snow
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 05:11:07 PM »
I should measure mine.  Been carrying around the kid for 4 years and I always hold him with my left arm, and do tasks one-handed with my right.  He's finally walking pretty good.  My arms sure have gotten stronger and bigger. :)


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Re: Shoveling snow
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 10:20:45 PM »
Speaking of which, here's a picture of the kids helping with shoveling snow off the porch:


P1040091 by greyautumnrain, on Flickr

And, standing in the walk after it was partially shoveled with help from parents:


P1040095 by greyautumnrain, on Flickr

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Re: Shoveling snow
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 05:15:16 AM »
Aww, cute pic!

I used to be nanny and now have my own kids and I have a definite 'baby arm'. Even though I'm right handed I've always carried them on my right hip and done things with my left. I have to check my posture too because I have a tendency to stick my right hip out.