Limber Your Lumbar
Stretch properly. You’re about to do some heavy lifting. The only hammy you want to destroy is the one on the table.
Line It Up
Shovel the snow in parallel lines. Don’t make huge piles—they’ll just end up falling back onto the driveway.
Skim Some Off the Top
If it’s thick with snow, first skim off the top six inches, then shovel off the remaining snow. It’ll make it easier on your back.