Digging Your Car Out of the Snow
What you’re working: Don’t grimace at your car piled high after the season’s first big snowfall. Unburying it will work all of your major muscle groups–arms, shoulders, back, legs and core–“because you’re twisting to throw snow out of the way,” says Vancouver-based personal trainer and fitness writer Krista Popowych. Be sure to watch your form: bending at the knees and keeping the weight of the snow close to your body will help prevent back strain.
Calories burned: If you’re about 130 pounds, you’ll burn about 350 calories per hour; and if you’re about 155, you’ll burn about 407.
Amp it up: Wet snow, which is much heavier than powder, will give you a tougher workout.