September 20, 2021, 08:37:37 PM

Author Topic: What's everyone doing to stay in shape these last few weeks before archery elk?  (Read 10764 times)

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Bull_Fighter

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I'm suppose to be behaving right now with elk season so close, but I'm in England right now and I just couldn't say no to these full English breakfasts.... ;)

Looks like I'll be increasing my cardio today!


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Looks healthy to me!

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Im about a week away from leaving and I generally just focus on hiking, cardio, and core type stuff. Nothing crazy because we don't need any last minute injuries.....




It's almost go time!

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Im about a week away from leaving and I generally just focus on hiking, cardio, and core type stuff. Nothing crazy because we don't need any last minute injuries.....




It's almost go time!


Absolutely avoiding injury with 7 days til go time. Jogging and hiking is all!
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I've been trying to do double time everything I do at work (landscaping). Within reason double the load and push myself to a hustle just below a slow jog keep the heart rate up and muscles moving. I keep my pack on my back around the house as well with 30-50 pounds.   My wife has some interesting comments at times. For example this evening it was no words, just a look as I was rocking out 8mo old to sleep bottle in hand. Mystery ranch weighted on my back lol
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This trip to England has killed me a little.... well, it may have been more of a self inflicted wound ;)

I keep finding meals like this
No worries though. I fly home today and will be able to finish out this last week with some extremely long morning hikes.  I generally get up at 3am to start transitioning into my hunting schedule and I'll hike for 90-120 minutes. 

Have I mentioned that I'm ready for elk season to be here?


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I really put in the effort this year.  Down 35 lbs from cardio and eating right.  Started X-Fit for the very first time about 3-4 months ago and I have really seen a big difference in my strength.  Still running 2-3 days a week.  I leave for WY in two weeks, so will begin tapering off after next week.  Staying light on the lifts.  Been thinking about doing a yoga class at the Y too.  Never done one but worth a try.

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In previous few years I started working out in Spring, but this time I started working out for this season right after the end of last season.
Workout 5-6 days a week for the most part.
Work outs have varied....Cardio is always knee friendly.
My single and only focus for going to the gym is Archery Elk hunting.

I feel the better shape I am in, the more I will be able to persevere.












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In previous few years I started working out in Spring, but this time I started working out for this season right after the end of last season.
Workout 5-6 days a week for the most part.
Work outs have varied....Cardio is always knee friendly.
My single and only focus for going to the gym is Archery Elk hunting.

I feel the better shape I am in, the more I will be able to persevere.
Same here.  Got a 10 day hunt coming in 2 weeks.  I know its going to be tough, but after putting all this work into it i dont want to miss a single minute.  I know that will motivate me every time I feel tired and cold and just want to hit the snooze button and roll over. 

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My single and only focus for going to the gym is Archery Elk hunting.

I feel the better shape I am in, the more I will be able to persevere.

I do the same thing...sure makes working out a heck of a lot easier!

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About 2yrs ago I started a program call MaxWorkouts. It's a combination of HIIT and cardio using weights, body weight and sprinting.
What I like most about it is the length of the workout, 20 to 30 mins max. If done correctly after 30mins you're cooked anyway. I try to workout 6 days a week year round. I'm 62yrs, 6'3" and was 245 plus, now down to just over 200lbs. I now just bury the young guys on the mountain!
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Put on a pack, put some rocks in it and climb the same route 2-3 times per week. I try to stay around 1500 vert climb.  Time yourself each time and always beat your last time.  I dump the rocks out at the top.   

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Taekwondo workouts are my regular tear down push. Now I am doing extra push-ups and short runs. Just adding in a 1.5 mile run is getting me that extra edge to hike hard. Still do regular long hikes as well.

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Bull_fighter, This looks like a good idea, I think I'll give the youtube video a try. Foam rolling is great, I found that if I use several different sizes of foam rollers, I get more out of my foam roller sessions.

-Before bed I will do a 12 min Yoga infused stretch routine. I actually perform this youtube video https://youtu.be/fxsQr7YOq7o After that I will foam roll my back and legs. This is probably the most important this to do for recovering on how hard I push myself.



Thanks for the Yoga tip. I'm going to try this video. Been wanting to do a bit more stretching and never really tried Yoga.
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Since Afghanistan, my health has gone down hill. I exercise using the TRX suspension trainer, and I ride a recumbent trike off road. I also try to get some road miles in doing sprints and hills. https://adaptivetrails.com/

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Since Afghanistan, my health has gone down hill. I exercise using the TRX suspension trainer, and I ride a recumbent trike off road. I also try to get some road miles in doing sprints and hills. https://adaptivetrails.com/

Good tip on the foam rolling. My son uses one for his HS cross country and track training. I should be taking lessons from him! Maybe I'll borrow his and see how I feel after.

How do you like the TRX suspension? I've seen this at my gym but never used it.

Also, thank you for your service in Afghanistan!

 

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