Sweeping, Mopping

Sweeping, Mopping Fitness Training


Sweeping, Mopping Description

Sweeping and mopping are activities that provide increased caloric expenditure, while completing a useful daily task. Muscular endurance is of primary importance for extended periods of sweeping or mopping.

Sweeping, Mopping Risks

  • Bursitis/tendinitis of the shoulders or elbows
  • Lower back strain from standing hunched over with knees locked

Sweeping, Mopping Equipment required

  • Mop or broom

Sweeping, Mopping Applicable substitutions

  • General housework (includes dusting, cleaning or doing dishes)
  • Gardening
  • Fishing
  • Walking (relaxed pace)
  • Shuffleboard

Mode

Recreational

Fitness Benefits

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

Fitness Requirements

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

Muscle groups used

Primary muscles: forearms, triceps, upper back (trapezius, rhomboids and latissimus dorsi) and shouldersAssistance muscles: quadriceps, hamstrings, erector spinae, biceps,obliques and abdominals

Energy expenditure

Approximately 0.026 Calories per minute per pound of body weight

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