I'm basically replicating George Foreman here. You can find some videos of him training on youtube and he has some unconventional methods to say the least. I won't be singlehandedly pulling the jeep up the hill, or walking around with a fully grown cow on my back, but I did start chopping wood for about 30 minutes each day. there is no shortage of wood here... and I'm actually using a 10lb splitting mal... so I have to work a little harder than if I was using a standard axe. I'm no Christopher Porco but I think I've seen forceful gains already. I've noticed improvements in just one-two months, my upper back strength has improved, is more defined overall and in crossover training, the full body "kick" when doing the butterfly while swimming is more powerful, from head to toe. I notice I have more speed in the water as well when going freestyle. So I think that can be credited to the explosive nature of chopping wood, that's tuning up my fast twitch fibers. I'm no pro, but this seems to be an effective way to train so long as you watch for injury and do it right (and don't hit yourself in the leg with the axe, obviously). Just wanted to throw this out there and see if any of you have any feedback on this method or have incorporated it into your daily training regime. Normally, my training regime includes the wood chopping for 30 minutes per day, as I mentioned, as well as about 200 reps of two 15lb bar bells interspersed throughout the day in sets of 50-60 at a time. And swimming for cross training, though I haven't been in the water in a couple weeks. Thoughts?