Friday, February 10, 2017

It is amazing how much...

It's amazing how much of a workout it is using a snow blower. It's a subtle work out, It's not like the traumatic wrenching work of shoveling. 

With shoveling it is a direct lift, throw, sort of a Iron man type of work out. You feel your muscles, you feel the exhaustion while your doing it. With shoveling you crawl back in the house and collapse, (If you make it back in)

The pain is instant, you know you had a work out.

Using a Snow blower in heavy wet snow is like a visit to a Chiropractor, or a physical therapist. Sure you felt it while you were doing it, Forcing the machine to go where it really doesn't want to, making it dig down into the packed pile rather than just riding up and over it. It's a constant back, arms, legs, neck and wrist flexing and twisting, sort of like mechanical isometrics. When you get done you go inside, have a cup of coffee, a cigarette, and watch TV.

The work out you received, just like the chiropractor or the physical therapist isn't really evident until the next day. Then, parts of you that you didn't know existed are complaining. Everything is stiff and sore. You just feel like....well...

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