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    Quote Originally Posted by primalrob View Post
    that sounds like a really good workout. doing anything in the snow makes it harder.
    i agree about shoveling...you're using a ton of different muscles.
    i also think that building a snow man could be a really primal exercise. you grok crawl to get a good sized snowball moving, you push around a ton of weight (make it a big snowman), and then you lift a bunch of weight. this also doubles as playing, which is key.

    I have off the rest of the week. Looks like I'll be doing some shoveling and snowman making!
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    Lauren - I am amazed at how just five simple exercises (the PB ones) work my entire body, which means the core has tone working a lot in all of them. I have never really lifted weights or anything and sporadically did cardio. My main exercise has always been playing golf while walking and carrying my bag. For those that don't know a golf course is about a five mile walk and a golf bag weighs anywhere from 20-40 pounds. (i have done trips where I play 11 rounds of golf in 6 days.) Weather permitting I do this twice a week on a very hilly golf course. What surprised me about the PB exercises, especially the side planks is how much stronger the core muscles on my left side are. As a right handed golfer I pull through the swing with my left hip.

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    In the spring you mulch your own garden. I need about 10 cubic yards of mulch - it is the size of my car in my driveway. That's a lot of work with a pitchfork.

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    Sprinting in the snow or sprinting in waist deep water is a whole new feeling.... having to use muscles to pull your legs up is killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skline2 View Post
    Lauren - I am amazed at how just five simple exercises (the PB ones) work my entire body, which means the core has tone working a lot in all of them. I have never really lifted weights or anything and sporadically did cardio. My main exercise has always been playing golf while walking and carrying my bag. For those that don't know a golf course is about a five mile walk and a golf bag weighs anywhere from 20-40 pounds. (i have done trips where I play 11 rounds of golf in 6 days.) Weather permitting I do this twice a week on a very hilly golf course. What surprised me about the PB exercises, especially the side planks is how much stronger the core muscles on my left side are. As a right handed golfer I pull through the swing with my left hip.
    Yes I totally agree that the PB exercises are not only effective but they are fun so people are more likely to do them consistently. I used to work as a Sales Counselor at a Fitness center that was partially funded by a research hospital so almost all of our trainers had Bachelor Degrees in exercise science and other related disciplines. I used to be a slave to the gym and never felt this good (I did intense cardio 6 days a week with some short weight lifting sessions maybe twice a week). I was in decent shape but had little muscle tone and followed a low fat, moderate carb diet (I also ate very little protein) and was miserable and hungry all the time.

    As far as the garden I live in a condo so no luck there
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurb999 View Post
    Sprinting in the snow or sprinting in waist deep water is a whole new feeling.... having to use muscles to pull your legs up is killer.
    Yes! It's like sprinting in the sand only harder.
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    Hill sprints in the snow last week were killer.
    Will do them again later this week.

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    Hill sprints in the snow last week were killer.
    Will do them again later this week.
    Yep I just made sure to wear 3 pairs of socks!
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