We just got about two feet of wet, heavy snow here at the house. While that storm cut into my teaching and riding, it did get me five hours of full-body workout action.
I love shoveling snow. It builds integrated stability, strength and endurance. And it’s outside. And I don’t have to do it all the time. (I once dug holes as a full time job, and that sucked!)
Snow shoveling offers myriad variations depending on the snowpack, your terrain and your tools, but basically:
– Push until shovel is full.
– Pull or lift until shovel is free.
– Twist, carry, pull or push to dropoff point.
– Toss, turn over or upend the contents of your shovel.
– Do this until you’re exhausted.
– Keep going until A) the snow is gone or B) your wife calls you in for dinner.
– If B, resume in the morning.
Clearing the driveway for today. Building core strength for the summer …
Know more. Have more fun!
Join the leelikesbikes mailing list: