Snowy landscapes and cool temps are the perfect recipe to take a break from the mall crowds. Some of the best outdoor workouts incorporate both resistance training and cardio—check out this easy circuit (snow shoveling!) that includes a warm-up and even a little extra boost if you really want to feel the burn:
- 5 minutes light jogging
- Dynamic stretching (e.g. high knees, lunges, pushups)
3-5 Rotations of
- 5 pullups
- 20 reps per side of shoveling snow*
- 20 jumping jacks
- Go for a 15-minute hike through the snow—this is guaranteed to work your legs!
- 5-10 minutes walking
*Practice safe shoveling—avoid sudden twisting and turning motions, and let your legs and arms do the work when lifting.