1. Keep a wide stance. When bending, put your weight on the front foot, close to the shovel, and use your front leg to push the shovel straight ahead.
2. Once your shovel is full of snow, shift your weight to the rear foot and keep the shovel load close to your body. Always lift with your arms and legs, never your back.
3. When throwing snow, turn your feet in the direction of your throw and pivot your entire body. Avoid twisting from the waist.