Snowshoeing is a winter activity which provides an excellent blend of muscular and cardiorespiratory fitness. It can be performed at various intensities and durations to suit one's fitness level. Adding heavier poles can further increase caloric expenditure while working the upper body musculature more intensely.
Snowshoeing Sport-specific applications
Snowshoeing Equipment required
Snowshoeing Reference sources, organizations and publications
Muscle groups used
Primary muscles: quadriceps, calves, hip flexors, hip adductors and gluteal muscles Assistance muscles: hamstrings, abdominals, obliques, lower back, shoulders, biceps, triceps, upper back, forearms and chest
Approximately 0.075 Calories per minute per pound of body weight
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