The haybarn workout

haybarn1This morning I was on hay & straw delivery duties at the stables. It happens once every 3 or 4 weeks and is always a good reason to have a moan upon waking up. The reason is that when you get a whole bunch of men and women together in a barn they seem to almost completely lose their ability to perform simple algebra and keep count of how many of this have been stacked here and how many there.

As we were busy doing a chain moving each bale from the delivery truck to its storage place via many, many hands the lady next to me in the line pointed out that this would classify as a jolly good workout and suggested I should bring my clients next time…

I thought about it and she was right. By paying attention to my lifting technique I made sure to squat for each bale that I was picking up from the floor. So that makes it approximately 100 weighted squats.

Then there were twists to pass the heavy bale to the next person standing in the corridor in between the pallets followed by another twist to the opposite side before picking the next bale after dodging it when thrown off the cart by the young lad who apparently has the majority of his muscles in his mouth (according to his father).

As much as I think it would be a good idea for my well groomed clients to experience true functional training on a Sunday morning I doubt I would be able to persuade them to get sweaty and dirty in the barn. However if anyone reading this is interested just let me know in the comments box below and if you work hard enough we might even make you a cuppa when we are done!

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