House Painting

House Painting Fitness Training

House Painting Description

House painting is an excellent way to increase caloric expenditure levels while accomplishing a useful task at the same time. It may lead to increased muscular endurance and flexibility in the shoulder, back, and arm areas.

House Painting Risks

  • Shoulder strain or bursitis
  • Wrist strain or tendinitis
  • Lower back strain
  • Upper back or neck strain
  • Fall from ladder or roof

House Painting Equipment required

  • Painting equipment, step-stool or ladder

House Painting Reference sources, organizations and publications

  • General housework
  • Gardening/digging



Fitness Benefits

  • Cardiorespiratory 0
  • Flexibility 0
  • Muscular Strength 0
  • Muscular Endurance 1
  • Body Fat Recution 0

Fitness Requirements

  • Cardiorespiratory 0
  • Flexibility 1
  • Muscular Strength 0
  • Muscular Endurance 1
  • Coordination/Skill 1

Muscle groups used

Primary muscles: forearms, shoulders, biceps, triceps and rotator cuff Assistance muscles: upper back (trapezius, rhomboids, latissimus dorsi), lower back (erector spinae), abdominals, obliques, calves, hamstrings and quadriceps

Energy expenditure

Approximately 0.035 Calories per minute per pound of body weight

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