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Shoveling 101

Proper shoveling technique

When you shovel, you lift, bend & often twist – movements that put you at risk for injuries and musculoskeletal disorders such as lower back pain. HERS™ is designed to work with, not against, your body. But having a tool that fits is only the starting point – using it correctly is up to you! Here’s how you can work with HERS™ to get the job done while minimizing wear and tear on your body, the most important “tool” of all.

  • Wear proper footwear – ideally shoes or boots with strong support in the arch and sole.
  • Consider protecting your hands by wearing gloves such as the Bionic ReliefGrip, which improve your grip and help prevent blisters and calluses.
  • Do some simple stretches before you get started. This increases blood flow to the muscles, effectively warming them up for working. For proper stretching techniques and examples of stretches and yoga poses, click here.

Step-by-step instructions

Step-by-step instructions on how to shovel

Safe shoveling videos

Safe shoveling videos

When a shovel isn't enough. . . auxiliary digging tools can complement HERS™ and make the job of digging easier

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