Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM: What kind of strength training do you need to handle this monster?

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM: What kind of strength training do you need to handle this monster?
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I don't consider myself to be out of shape. But after a few hours of hand-holding this gorilla of a lense, I was pretty winded.

Not to be funny, but what kind of strength training do you suggest so that one can go a whole day shooting with this thing handheld?

The lense is superb in all aspects, but it is damn heavy. I had always heard of its legendary quality so rented it to test it out before committing coin later. I wonder if developments on mirrorless would allow future equivalents of this lense to be smaller and lighter?

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