Build Your MusclesEvery January, people write down their New Year’s resolutions that they plan to work on during the following 12 months. As you may know, getting trimmer and healthier is typically the number 1 goal in America. If you were one of those people, we have a perfect way for you to tone your muscles and get healthy while you work: be a Landscape Installation Technician or Supervisor with Pondering Gardens Landscaping. If you’re in doubt, let us show you the muscles you’ll use while doing manual labor as a landscaper. Someday soon you can have muscles just like you’ve always dreamed.


Arm Muscles: Biceps, Triceps and Deltoids

Lifting dirt, rocks, and mulch are just some of the ways you’ll use your biceps, triceps and deltoid muscles. You can imagine that the many physical aspects of being a landscaper will allow you to utilize your arm muscles quickly. As you work hard on getting your body into shape, you’ll also be able to put someone’s yard into shape as well!

Back Muscles: Trapezius, Rhomboids, Lats

Imagine how good it will be to see your back muscles growing as you work for Pondering Gardens Landscaping. A lot of the same moves that will enlarge your arm muscles will also strengthen your back muscles: using the edging shovel to get that perfect line; raking the pebbles alongside a walkway; lifting wheelbarrows laden with dirt. Here’s a great resource for keeping your back healthy as you work!

Leg Muscles: Quads, Calves, Hamstrings

A very important piece of working as a landscaper is using your legs to lift the majority of heavy loads, rather than your back. While your back muscles play an important role, your legs can take much more weight. When you are prepared, your legs must be squarely under your body, with one foot slightly in front of the other to help with balance. Your back should be straight with core muscles engaged. As you lift your landscaping materials and tool, you will be strengthening your leg muscles and making your body more agile and vigorous.

Pecs and Core Abdomen

Balancing wheelbarrows of stone, maneuvering to get the right amount of dirt in nooks and crannies and the general use of your whole body will increase the strength and look of your abdomen muscles. Having a strong core is key to staying healthy and fit; and allows you to use your other muscles in a more strenuous manner. Your pecs and abs will be looking good in no time!

It’s good to remember that through all of the hard work, you’re doing this to make your body healthier so you can live longer and enjoy life more. Make sure to keep your physical goals in mind and remember to stretch appropriately! And remind yourself that while you’re working as a landscaper, you may also have opportunities to rest your body as you use various types of heavy equipment.

While it takes time to build muscle, you will get in the swing of things in no time and feeling healthier fast! You know that muscle is not only a way to look better and more fit; it’s also healthy for you! As a landscaper for Pondering Gardens, you’ll have the opportunity to increase your muscle mass and have a great job at the same time. Check out our job openings and apply today!

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