I have a question regarding boom oping.
A friend of mine asked me what exercises he should be doing to improve his stamina and strength when doing 10 to 14 hour day boom oping. He finds it very difficult to get through a long day like that and I'd like to help him out if I can.
I told him that incline benching is very helpful. Also, I suggested he use a lighter pole with a lighter microphone, such as the CMIT 5U.
But, I don't do booming as my primary job.
Would any of you professional boom ops care to share how you keep your arms in shape? If at all? Or if you just continue to do the job and your arms gradually build up a tolerance for long days?
Thank you very much in advance.