If you are living anywhere close or around the Northern Virginia area, then you are used to getting ** snowed ** in. As I sit in the home office recovering from what surely will not be my last round of snow shoveling, I am realizing that my back is feeling a little tight. I’m certain I won’t be the only person who experiences some discomfort, or maybe even flat out pain, from this season’s snow-inspired outdoor workouts.
In light of this weekend’s #snowmageddon I have provided some helpful tips below and pulled together some videos of exercises that are very useful in preventing back pain.
Remember, these exercises are also therapeutic should pain, tightness, or soreness develop.
I also recruited my two kids to help demo my advice to most of you out there who I’m sure are stuck shoveling piles of endless snow … like me.
The right tools can make a large job manageable, the wrong tools will make for a very long day.
Injuries are far more likely to occur when you are fatigued and form breaks down.
Stay safe … and stay warm!