Muscles Involved When Using A Post-Hole Digger

Post Hole Diggers are tools created in place of a shovel. Its main purpose is to reduce the physical effort to avoid body strains. But many people have said that digging is a great workout and it actually works on the upper body. So, it is a great physical activity for those who want to have an arm muscle or abs.

But, since digging is commonly done with a shovel, what could possibly benefit your body in using a post-hole digger? Will it still have the same impact on your body? Or will it also reduce the workout benefits along with the other unnecessary strains? Let’s find out!

  • Triceps and Bicep Muscles

Yes, Post-hole Diggers are actually made to give you convenience yet, it still works on your triceps and biceps. How? when you lift this device, most of the heavy-duty diggers are actually heavy on their own as well so the weight is loaded to your triceps and bicep muscles.

  • Upper Back Muscles

This also works with your upper back muscle. Though not as hard as you are working with a shovel, but it works on the upper part of your back muscle especially, when you are lifting the device out of the ground. It works with your arm and upper back muscles all at once.

  • Chest Muscles

Of course, like what was mentioned, the main part that this could affect is the upper body and when you are using your arms and back, it is impossible for you to miss on your chest muscle for it works complimentary to each other.

These are just the major parts that are affected when you are using a post-hole digger. Compared to the shovel, it didn’t affect your entire back muscle, your abs, and even your limbs.