Over this past weekend I didn’t lift a single weight, run a single step or crank my bike pedals one revolution yet I still got some major exercise the old fashioned way, hard work. Once a year around 30 trees on my property get their annual pruning. It is literally an all day affair with some of the trees being well over 30 feet tall.
Climbing ladders and pruning over your head all day works your body in most ways imaginable. Cindy got her own intense workout by being the branch pick up and disposal crew all day. By the end of our 7 hour session we were certain we fulfilled our exercise quota for the weekend.
Today I did my first bench pressing in at least two weeks. As expected my strength was down but I felt like I hit my upper body well. I wrapped up doing some of those roller push ups. Maintaining position on the roller while pushing is much more challenging when your chest is already fatigued.
5 minutes cardio/stretching
20 pull ups
Barbell bench press 135lbs x 12, 185lbs x 8, 205lbs x 3, 225 lbs x 1
Decline barbell bench press 185lbs x 8, 205lbs x 3, 215lbs x 1
15 pull ups
30 roller push ups
5 minutes A2G hold