5 "Oh S#@t*" Moments You’ll Wish You Were Fitter
Tragedy's striking an awful lot lately. Might as well train for it.
2. ESCAPING FROM UNDER A HEAVY OBJECT
Stuck between a rock and a hard place is not always just a play on words. Getting yourself lodged, pinned or trapped under a falling object can happen. Think about home appliances, furniture, even farm animals. Last month, a New Zealand man was trapped under his horse when he took a tumble during a ride. Luckily, it had just rained giving him soft enough soil to survive. But if he had trained appropriately it could have been his strength, not just dumb luck, that saved his life. Under those circumstances, only a powerful chest and upper body would be enough to muster a slippery escape.
Corresponding exercise: Traditional barbell bench press
Perform 3-5 sets of bench press for 6-12 repetitions and 1-2 minutes rest. Start with lower weight and high reps, progressively increasing the weight and decreasing the repetitions.