5 "Oh S#@t*" Moments You’ll Wish You Were Fitter
Tragedy's striking an awful lot lately. Might as well train for it.
4. FALLING OFF A ROOF
If you can swallow your pride and comfortably admit that your handyman skills hover around Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor level, you’ll agree that trying to fix a hole in the roof could leave you hanging from the gutter. Don’t let a close call result in broken bones or worse, by strengthening those lat and forearm muscles.
Corresponding exercise: Pull-up variations
Some folks can do pull-ups without breaking a sweat, others are not as gifted. Here are pull-up variations for three levels.
For those unable to complete pull-ups: Utilize the assisted pull-up machine to perform 3-5 sets of 10-12 repetitions with one minute rest.
For those able to pull-up: Perform 3-5 sets to muscular failure with 1.5 minutes rest.
For the more elite pull…er, uppers: Try attaching a belt to your waist with additional plates for weight. Perform 3-5 sets to muscular failure with 1.5 minutes rest.