For elite rodeo cowboys fitting in a workout is tough but they must develop the physical fitness required to survive the beating of riding a bucking horse or bull.
"Riding is about strength and core,"
"You have to be in shape."
"You do a lot of core work and stretching,
"You get a lot of pressure on your core while riding.
Injuries are part of the job of being a rodeo cowboy.
The workout is a mix of CrossFit and core and strength training.
"This is a cowboy's gym, not a football player's one,"
"Being lean is crucial. You don't want to get too big.
The bigger you are, the harder you fall."
"I know it's only eight seconds on the ride, but those eight seconds are lot for the body to take.
You have to physically and mentally challenge yourself to keep going."
The more fit you are, they more chance you have to make it.