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Offline PapaBowHunter41

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Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2019, 10:44:13 PM »
My goals for this year is to gain 5 pounds and to be stronger before season begins. I weigh 167 right now but would like to be a few above 170 so when I go out and start burning a lot of calories while hunting and hiking the back country I wont be unhealthy from too much weight loss. I will be stronger physically by working out and going on hikes with increased weight in my pack each time. I want to also be stronger mentally so no matter the highs or lows that will come, I can take them on and keep pushing through it. As another goal, I want to improve on my elk calling abilities by the time July comes around.

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Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2019, 07:47:32 AM »
I'm also ineligible to win, but I am going to post some goals here and keep posting updates to hold myself accountable. This winter has been bad for me and in addition I've gone on three vacations the last three months, so I am up seven pounds from the fall (and 12 pounds from the end of my archery hunt). I am 6'4" and currently am at 242lbs. I want to get down below 230lbs by the end of this contest with the goal of hitting the woods in September at 225lbs, which would be a great weight for me.

In the back of my mind is a new hidden gem of a honey hole, but that spot is over four miles in with some significant up and down terrain. I plan on day hunting that area for both archery and rifle season and I want no limitations on myself. I want to be able to get back there and hunt it multiple days in a row and have my body still feeling good. I've got the willpower to do it, but it was rough on my body last year. At 225lbs, I should be in a much better spot to make that happen.

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Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2019, 09:09:35 AM »
My Goal for this year before the season starts is to complete the Mountain Ops 90 day challenge starting April 1st.  I'm at 208 right now and getting down to 190-195 is the current goal.  I am also going to load up my pack this year and go do the stairs at the college three nights a week until the season starts, working my way up to an 80lb pack.

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Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2019, 06:04:30 PM »
I know this isn't a conditioning goal in the traditional physical goal but am working to become a better hunter. This includes learning all I can from the UEH, practice calling and shooting my rifle more (muscle memory?).

My goal is to shoot my rifle once a month and keep my diaphragm that I just ordered in my car to practice on my daily drive to work.

I'll keep you posted how it goes!

Thanks to the group for the support on the forums and for the information in the UEH Course.


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« Last Edit: March 24, 2019, 06:06:31 PM by zclarkTOK »

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Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2019, 07:19:04 PM »
I would like to be down to 240 by July and 225 by the archery elk opener in my home state of Montana.  I am currently at 263 down from 286 at New Years. I have been working out four to five times a week for 40 minutes and have been eating more vegetables and less sugars and carbs.


Weight wise I am right with you. About 264. I'll put in for a similar goal, though I'd like to drop 30 and be 234 by July. If I could be 225 October 16.

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Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2019, 04:14:53 PM »

So I am not exactly sure how to measure this however my goal is to increase my cardio. I already workout daily but I hate doing any type of cardio. Having hunted elk the last ten years or so from New Mexico to Montana I know how important cardio is. I have been lucky and always been able to find elk bedded and make a stalk to get into range for the shot but I have also lost some opportunities at some big bulls because I could not climb that hill fast enough. My goal is to be able to climb the hills with ease.


Since reading this post my plan is to start hiking with weight on my back at least a couple times a week. If I can't make it out to the field then I plan to put the treadmill at an angle and walk with some weight. As I improve I plan on speeding up.


I am guessing that the only way to measure this is knowing where I started and how I feel as compared to how I feel come September when it is game time. I know in between now and then with spring bear season right around the corner I will be doing some climbing and hiking so that will be my gauge as to my starting point.

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Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2019, 08:56:41 AM »
Great contest! My goal is to lose 10 lbs or more. Right now I broke the 200 mark and am 202. I would like to get down to 190 by July 15th.
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Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2019, 08:20:45 AM »
Time for my Friday update....

I have done 250 pushups daily.

I started the week with 2 min plank daily. Working up daily to 2 min 30 sec yesterday.

I started last week at 178 and weighed 180 this morning. Goal of 170 July 12th. Not sure what happened there. 180 is my all time high.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2019, 10:08:37 AM by Bowhunter1 »
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Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2019, 09:48:12 AM »
Last August I suffered an herniated disc injury in my neck which put me out from all physical exercise for 6 months.  I had surgery in November 2018 and will be fully recovered by May as fusions take 6 months to fully heal.  Since about Dec-Jan I have been running a few miles here (AS APPROVED BY MY SURGEON) and there just to get my body ready to go.  The months of sitting on my read end, and not being able to play with my kids, do normal dad stuff, and enjoy my family killed me and I vowed to get in the best shape I am physically able to, Cam Haynes shape. 


My goal is to run Humphreys peak at least once prior to my Sept. Bull Archery Hunt. The trail consists of a 9.5 mile loop with almost 5k ft of elevation gain.  I have been trail running for quite sometime but nothing like this.  I want to be indestructible on my hunt and not allow my physical or mental condition be the reason for not stickin my first bull elk.  I typically weight/pack train (Elk Fit MTN OPS) 3 days a week with 35 lbs in my pack, run 20-30 miles week, and do sauna and cold therapy.  I'll be 40 next year and i am not getting any younger.  Ready to go get this!  Lets GO!!!!
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Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2019, 09:52:24 AM »
I haven't been running since the fall, and my cardio is suffering. I know I can push myself to do 5kms but have never been able to run more than 8km. My goal for July 15th is to be able to run 10kms, even if it takes me 3 hours to complete.

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Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2019, 09:52:59 AM »
About 1 year ago I wrecked on my skis bad. I blew out both my knees, broke a couple ribs, and severed my AC joint. I also ended up with a concussion that had me thrown off for a couple months.


I have quite an active lifestyle but have been unable to do much physical activity over the last year. I have lost around 30 lbs, mostly in muscle weight due to inactivity. I am a lot skinner and weaker than Ive been in a long time. However, my progress in rehab has brought me to a point where I can lift and train and get myself ready tackle mother natures extremes once more.


Its my July goal to gain back 20 lbs of muscle and be ready to run, hike, and take down a big bull this fall!!!!

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Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
« Reply #41 on: March 29, 2019, 09:53:18 AM »
Simple: get in the BEST cardio shape I can be. I live in South Texas. That says it all. I am a flatlander. So my read end gets kicked the first few days I am in the Rockies. And I'm in great shape. However, I know I can be better. So my goal is to train with my pack with weight. I want to be over 100 lbs in my pack, and get an hour of cardio in. Currently, I am at 70 lbs for a half hour on the treadmill using the "mountain" course. Doing the best I can with what I have.


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Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2019, 10:04:22 AM »
As a complete and utter novice, just purchasing my first bow a few months back, my first goal is to become the best possible shot I can - learning my range, learning my bow, learning my pins, body position, relaxation and seeking help from anywhere I can. I've spent time at the ranges, sighting in and walking courses. Trying to shoot each morning just one arrow. Second goal is to learn more and more about the animals. What they see, where they go, how the travel, sleep, eat, drink, poop. I'm so enjoying this new rabbit hole as it's digging in deep from past backpacking, fishing, mountaineering and climbing experience. I've really appreciated all the help and information that is available.

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Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2019, 10:08:33 AM »
I am pretty new to elk, archery and we'll hunting.  This will be my second season and I am stoked! Last season I did not expect the amount of hiking I did and it definitely kicked my butt.  I loved almost every moment of the hunt anyway. 


This season I will do more preparation.  I want to be leaner and faster.  I currently run a mile in about 7 minutes.  I want to break the 7 minute threshold and be able to run the mile in 6 minutes and 15 seconds.


Reaching this goal will make me more prepared for the season both mentally and physically.  Can't wait for the season.  I will see you at the gym. :train:

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Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2019, 11:00:25 AM »
Like many, I need to get rid of my winter weight.  I'm now 173 and hunting goal is 163.  I also need to add cardio to my workouts as I tend to hike with a weighted backpack and do some fitness classes.  So my goal there is to do cardio (bike, stairmaster, etc) 2 x a week!

 

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