Window Cleaning Fitness Training

Window Cleaning Description

Window cleaning, similar to other general housework activities, can increase your daily caloric expenditure although it offers few general fitness gains. For those who are normally sedentary, this activity can provide minimal muscular endurance benefits. Risks and

Window Cleaning Sport-specific applications

  • Bursitis/tendinitis of the shoulders and arms
  • Lower back strain from bending at the back instead of the knees

Window Cleaning Equipment required

  • Basic household cleaning materials
  • Box or stool: to put one foot on when standing for long periods of time; may help prevent back problems

Window Cleaning Reference sources, organizations and publications

  • General cleaning and housework
  • Sweeping, mopping
  • Washing dishes



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: shoulder, triceps, biceps and forearm Assistance muscles: upper back, chest, abdominals, obliques, lower back and calves

Energy expenditure

Approximately 0.029 Calories per minute per pound of body weight

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