2 Snow Workouts to Get Fit This Winter

With winter in full swing, your fitness routine has most likely moved indoors, especially if you live in an area that receives lots of snow.

Just because there is snow outside, doesn't mean you can't be.  Snow is a great fitness tool and is an opportunity to change your routine and test your body in some fun, new ways. 

If you are going to be in a snow-covered part of the country this year, take advantage of it. Some common exercise options include: 

  • Skiing 
  • Snowboarding
  • Ice-skating
  • Sledding 
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snow tubing
  • Snowman: Building a snowman is better than sitting on the couch. It's also a great way to incorporate the whole family into a fun activity.

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If you don't have access to these activities or if they don't interest you, then grab a shovel and go clear your driveway of snow for a full-body workout. Spend 45 to 60 minutes out in the snow with a shovel for a solid workout. 

Incorporate snow into your workouts twice a week alone. Here are two examples:

About the Author

Doug Balzarini, CSCS, MMA-CC, is a fitness professional and the founder of DB Strength in San Diego. He is also the head strength and conditioning coach for Alliance Training Center where he works with many top professional MMA athletes. Visit www.dbstrength.com for more information.

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