Introducing Shovelometrics. It's a high intensity full body workout. How can you try this newest craze?
1. Live somewhere with a miserable Winter.
2. Get lots and lots of snow. We are talking a foot or so.
3. Get out your shovel, and push, lift and throw!
It's that easy!
I know many of us across the Country have had some serious snow fall this winter. We got a foot of snow here over the course of two days. Jim was out of town (very convenient). So that meant I had to shovel, shovel, shovel if I was going to be able to get out of my driveway.
On Tuesday as the snow feel I shoveled the driveway completely clear - twice. It took me about an hour each time.
Wednesday morning I awoke to another 8 inches of snow on the ground with up to 2 foot drifts in some places. So another two hours of shoveling.
And that my friends has pretty much been my workout for the last two days. On Tuesday morning I did a 45 minute run in the morning and then shoveled for two hours later in the day. I was totally exhausted Tuesday night. I woke up with back, shoulders, neck and arms aching....only to have to do it all again. And it was worse than ever.
So yesterday, I shoveled some more and pretty much called that my workout. I have to say I've used muscles I haven't used in a long time. It really is a good workout, especially for the upper body. But it also engages the core and legs.
|Before and Afters of "Round 3" It's hard to capture the magnitude.|
I'll cycle tonight, but I won't be happy about it. I'm still pretty sore and tired.
How about you guys? Have you been out there shoveling? Did you replace one of your workouts with a shovelometric workout? I was supposed to swim last night, but the gym was closed, and frankly I couldn't have lifted an arm if I had wanted to.
And to my International followers or those of you who live in say Arizona or Florida. Well for now, I just don't like you. Please don't comment on how hot, or nice it is in your next of the woods right now....or I might just cry.
In other news, in just 9 days I myself will be sitting on a beach soaking up the rays and out of this miserable weather. I couldn't be more excited!!!
Until then, I'm thinking warm and sunny thoughts and dreaming of summer.
|Picture taken during my last vacation in 2010 (Turks and Caicos)|