First, do the 8-week pre-season tree planting training program: Fit to Plant. It will help:
- Increase your aerobic power so you can move fast all day
- Planters who followed this tree planting training program planted 12.5% more trees than untrained planters!
- Strengthen your muscles and tendons to protect against wear and tear
- Speed up your reflexes to protect your joints
- Planters who used this pre-season training program suffered 40% fewer injuries and illnesses than planters who did not train!
Eating right can help you plant hard today, and hard again, tomorrow. The information below, is based on sound principles of sports nutrition. You may not be running a race, but you are putting your body through the same sort of challenge — day after day.
Eating right can help you do more than survive the season. It can help you stay strong and make money. That's what you want, right?
Planters work at the phenomenal work rate of 6 hours/day spent between 60-75% of maximal heart rate, day after day, all season long. It takes a lot of energy to work that hard, females burn up about 4000 kcal/day, males consume about 5000 kcal/day.
Tree planting is a great job that can earn you a lot of money. But to put a lot of trees in the ground you have to work your body hard. The wrist is one of the weakest joints, and every year rookies and veterans alike succumb to the dreaded wrist tendonitis. Follow the Desperate Planter's Wrist Maintenance Program. Check it out to keep your wrists injury free!