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    Snow Grok Exercises

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    I live in the Northeast and was hit with 2-3 feet of snow! I hate being indoors so I still did my workout outside although it took an hour.

    This is what I did tell me what you think or any suggestions for Groking out in the snow. The entire work out I carried a heavy duty backpack with small free weights unevenly distributed for a total of 25 pounds.

    Basically I alternated between walking and sprinting the entire time through uneven snow drifts. Brrrr.

    I also alternated how I carried the weighted back pack during the walk/sprints such as:
    Traditional School Bag style
    One Handed on top of Right/Left Shoulder
    Gripping the ends out in front and away from my body
    Close to my body balanced on forearms
    Lifted over my head
    Held tightly to my chest


    Then....
    3 sets of 12 Squats in the snow holding the backpack to my chest.
    10 times Throwing the backpack both in front and behind me


    I also did some shoveling but I'm not counting that.

    Any other ideas for deep snow? Honestly just trying to walk through it over small hills got my heart-rate up.

    Thanks!
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    Awesome! I wish I'd thought of that!!

    My husband and I took a four mile walk through the snow (which took way longer than normal!). I sprinted through some of the driftier bits. I did practice some muay thai clinching techniques on my husband, dropped him into the snowbanks a few times. He did not like this, but I have mad skillz, and was able to withstand his counterattacks.

    The walk took almost two hours, and my legs and butt were pretty tired by the end.

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    Thanks Frances! I'll still be off from work tomorrow maybe I'll try a walk with the backpack for a couple hours because I was so bored today.

    Haha sounds like your husband has some practicing to do!
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    Shoveling. Seriously. I know you didn't count it, but digging a car out of waist-deep snow is a hell of a workout on the legs and shoulders.

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    Two cars! I did my elderly neighbor's as well. I think if most people are home from work again tomorrow I'll stick to shoveling. Pretty sure I freaked out my neighbors throwing a backpack around while wearing ski goggles and dragging a shovel behind me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaurenKM View Post
    Two cars! I did my elderly neighbor's as well. I think if most people are home from work again tomorrow I'll stick to shoveling. Pretty sure I freaked out my neighbors throwing a backpack around while wearing ski goggles and dragging a shovel behind me.
    Good on you, being all neighborly. I would imagine if you're shoveling them out, your neighbors would probably overlook the backpack tossing.

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    Hopefully!
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    After just two months of PB eTing and fitness I have noticed that shoveling my driveway is not nearly the workout that it was last year. I already have so much more strength - especially in my core.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skline2 View Post
    After just two months of PB eTing and fitness I have noticed that shoveling my driveway is not nearly the workout that it was last year. I already have so much more strength - especially in my core.

    That's great progress already. I really need more exercises to strengthen my core I guess anything that uses my whole body would do that though.
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