Build Muscle With White Powder
In the winter months you will probably workout less… unless you are a barbarian of course. Some of you are dedicated and you will probably stick it out during these months. But the real test is if you will still go to the gym when it snows.
Are you going to be a coward and run inside like a little girl?
Or are you going to stick it out like a barbarian ice warrior?
If your answer is the later, then read on. I’ll share with you some innovative ways that you can build muscle when it snows while having fun at the same time. 🙂
Grab a Shovel
When you wake up in the morning and see that the white cold powder has covered your entire local world, you will probably have to grab a shovel. In general this is mundane and boring. But today it is not.
When you grab that shovel you will now change your mind set, put your barbarian hat on and speak out loud.
‘It is now time to workout out’
Get a friend or family member to join you too. There’s nothing like the feeling you get from completing a task to satisfaction from great team work.
This will help you build great functional strength for your wrists, forearms and most other parts of your body. But don’t get too excited though. Make sure you shovel and lift properly; otherwise you might just cause an injury.
If you are trying loose fat then this is great for burning calories too. Shovelling snow can help you burn up to a massive 300-500 calories within an hour, as long as you go at it like a barbarian. 🙂
During all of this, feel free to break the rules a little. Take a break and have a…
Some people might say that snow fights are for kids. Well I say that you should never grow up, be a kid at heart and start building and throwing those snow balls. Build some huge balls and build some snow men too. Those balls will eventually get heavy and you will start to feel the exhaustion after a while.
This will prove to be a great strength workout for both you and your family. Although it will tire you out, you will definitely feel the fun factor.
To end a good session get back indoors, relax your feet and sip on some hot chocolate, which also acts as a great antioxidant.
Skiing and Snowboarding
I am a HUGE fan of snowboarding and have always followed winter X games since my pre-teens. Although both snowboarding and skiing can be great fun for yourself and/or family, the sport can also provide a great whole body workout.
As you speed down the hill, your core will be worked from trying to balance your body as you shift from side to side.
Your arms and legs will be worked when you increase your speed.
So if you are spending any time away from the gym and decide to go on one of these ski trips, just know that your body won’t be missing a thing. In fact, such a trip could help you awaken some muscles that you never know you had.
Go for a walk
Walking is a low intensity workout, but walking in thick snow will be even more strenuous. But this is more about taking a stroll and enjoying the scenery. Admiring the view and feel of the atmosphere after it has snowed is always something to behold.
This is all about innovative ‘fun’ ways to build muscle. So do not force yourself to do these activities in any specific order. Just do as you please. Either way, they will all be a great way to keep your body active while you take a day off from the gym, which will probably be closed due to the snow any how.
Will you playing in the snow this winter?
See you in the comments.