Gardening warm-up exercises!

Shannon Morrison

The Sport of Gardening

Warm-up exercises

  • Start by going for a quick 5 minute walk or march in one spot until the blood starts flowing!
  • Squat…to warm up your lifting techniques!

Repeat 10x - hold shovel for support.

  • Twisting – two options, 10x to each side – use your rake as a prop!




  • Hip mobility – leg swings….forward-back, side-to-side – 10x each way



  • Lunge with Side Bend – 5x each side – use shovel/stick to support you


  • Upper Body warm-up – lift one arm, then the other, 5x each side