In about 7 months I wanted to take part in an activity that requires me to hold 25 lbs of metal awkwardly out in front of my chest for long amounts of time (while being physically active).
I do a little bit of running and am moderately in shape (I have a fast metabolism), but I have almost no upper body strength. I’ve recently started to do some rowing on a Bowflex machine.
Are there any suggestions on things I can do to build endurance and upper body strength?
Hello Daniel Larsen,
I love the other great advice you have been given.
Will you be playing a wind instrument? If so, I would take that on my cardio sessions and play a few measures throughout the workout, working the way up to playing the entire score that will be done in competition.
You will also want to exercise your diaphragm with deep and forceful breathing to use full capacity of your lungs.
Have fun with this compromised but enjoyable event.