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activity question???

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

So I am taking sculpting for the summer semester at school. We started clay last night and I have to say I was surprised at the level of effort it takes to shape a 25 pound block of clay. You have to pick it up, slam it down, punch it, nead it, ect... It really gives you quite the upper body workout.

Now to my question. Sculpting is not on the spark people activity tracker, but massage work is. Do you think that I could compare what I am doing in my class (only the really active periods of shaping the clay of course, not detail work) to massage work?

Jess
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LOSINGJESS 6/9/2011 8:57AM

    we just did practice exercises on Tuesday. We sculpted a sphere, cube and pyramid and the teacher had us sculpt a few random items. All quick and not really much creativity involved.

Today we are starting our project though. We are going to sculpt our own heads to scale. It should be awesome. Everyone else moaned and groaned when the teacher dropped that on us. I was happy though, I am really in my comfort zone with clay and with people. Even with drawing and photography, people are my favorite subjects.

Last project was a sculpture out of paper. Not like paper mache, more like taking card stock and glueing it to make 3D forms. It was hard and I did not like it at all. My sculpture came out good though because I put alot of work into it. I will post pictures of it later.

Jess

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SUGIRL06 6/8/2011 2:24PM

    That is so cool! Yeah, I would probably track it as a massage. Or you could just not track it and see it as "extra"?
~Ang

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MELLABELLAS 6/8/2011 1:01PM

    How fun! That is pretty much the most creative workout ever! Yeah I'm pretty sure you could count it as massage work. I think a heart rate monitor would be a cool idea but I worry about you getting clay on it. What did you decide to sculpt the clay into?

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LOSINGJESS 6/8/2011 12:49PM

    no heart rate monitor yet, but that is a great idea. I will have to keep it in mind when I get around to purchasing one.

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 6/8/2011 11:52AM

    Great idea! That's as close as I can think of. What a nice workout though!

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LISA01605 6/8/2011 11:43AM

    I think that makes sense. You are massaging the clay.

Do you have a heart rate monitor you could wear to determine how much you are actually burning? That would be the most accurate and then you could just enter sculpting as an activity.

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