I know you might think I was joking but I wasn't. I needed to get back into riding shape this Spring. I had had my time hijacked by my daughter's April wedding, you see. I took to digging 4 raised beds, the RIGHT way. THIS meant digging 30 inches deep, and 3 1/2 ft x 12 ft holes, then tilling and moving BY WHEELBARROW, the compost/dirt mix to replace what I took out. By the time I started training, I didn't even get sore in the saddle.
You gardeners know what I mean--you reach, you bend, you carry, you hook up hoses, you rake--GREAT for your legs, your arms and your abs.