With winter officially here and thick snow everywhere, why not skip the gym today, get outside and try this awesome whole-body snow workout?
First things first, you’re going to need to layer up and ideally wear some waterproof gloves.
Before we get into your workout, you will need to make a large snowball – ideally around the size of a football and pack it tight. This will act like a medicine ball during your workout.
SNOW WORKOUT – THE EXERCISES:
Perform each exercise for 40 seconds with 20 seconds rest between, for 4 total rounds.
Squat and Press:
Hold the snowball on your chest whilst squatting down (ensuring you keep your weight through your heels) and then press the snowball overhead at the top of your squat.
Snowball Press Ups:
Get into high-plank with your snowball under one hand, and lower the chest toward the floor to perform a push-up. Return to high-plank and swap to the other hand.
Here you will use your snowball to do a burpee over. Place your snowball on the floor to your left side. Perform a burpee and then instead of jumping straight up in the air, jump across your snowball to the left. Perform another burpee and then jump across your snowball to the right. (Be careful here not to land on your snowball and crush it!)
Press your snowball up above your head and keep your arms fixed in this position. Then perform lunges keeping your core braced and making sure you bend both knees to 90 degrees.
As simple as it sounds! For this, leave your snowball behind and sprint for around 20 meters. If you can, pick a landmark to run to – like a tree, bench etc…sprinting in the snow will challenge your strength, balance and focus.
Snowball V sit up:
Lie on your back and lift both legs (keeping them as straight as you can) to a 90 degree angle. For this version of a V sit up, we will keep our legs fixed in this position. With the snowball in both hands and arms straight above your head, perform a sit up and try to touch the snowball to your feet.
And that’s it! If you do have a crack at this workout, please leave us a comment on how you found it, or even better, take some photos of yourself having fun performing it and tag us on social media!