Shoveling snow? Don’t forget to think about protecting your spine! Here are some tips to help: ❄️Use an ergonomic shovel to minimize the degree you need to bend ❄️Lift with you legs, not your back
❄️Pivot using your hips to avoid twisting your back
❄️Warm up your muscles before
❄️ Don’t wait for the snow to accumulate
#snow #shoveling #spine #backpain
Helper! (Yep, we still shovel, it’s a decent workout if you don’t mind the risk of: “I threw my back out”). Nice big fluffy snow pile as tall as Evie & she wanted me to bury her under the snow where she then asked me to go inside so she could take a nap. 😏🤗😬
Just in case you’ve ever wondered how many calories you actually burn while #shoveling
snow! Unfortunately, I was already half way through the driveway by the time I remembered to put on my chest strap. But daaang.
Spent the weekend doing a lot of shoveling!
Good news is I’m not paying for it today.
Here are my 5 tips to avoid back issues when shoveling snow!
1. Hinge at your hips, avoid bending the low back. Think of shoveling as a modified deadlift.
2. When lifting the shovel full of snow, lift completely, extending from the hips before throwing.
3. Take frequent breaks!
4. Treat physical work such as shoveling or other tasks like a work out, and stretch afterword.
5. Use ice for 20 minutes on the low back should soreness occur.
I hope everyone stays safe and warm in the snow!
You know what helps build your shoveling muscles? Spin class. You’ll be surprised by how you can strengthen your abs, arms and back through different movements in spin. Come build heat in our 6:15 pm class today to give it a try! #spin #mondaymotivation #fitness #winter #shoveling #maine
When your significant other makes you shovel the roof after a snowstorm. Fuel up!
Umm... a little help here?
yeah it’s my day off but I went into work to help my 70yr old boss shovel. No I’m not getting paid- just spreading the kindness