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Offline f16woody

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2019 Elk Prep Training Hikes
« on: April 03, 2019, 07:03:58 AM »
Was wondering what the experts (i.e. all you guys) do for training hikes.  I live on the east coast (a whopping 9' elevation at my house!), so going to the mountains to shed hunt is not an option for me.  I plan to go out the the Appalachians a couple of times with my backpack and gear/food for three day/two night backcountry prep trips.
Would love to hear what others do, and any tips that you've learned through the years to make backcountry bivy style trips more efficient and/or enjoyable.

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Re: 2019 Elk Prep Training Hikes
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 07:55:36 AM »
Lunges....... When you walk out to get the mail lunge your way out and back. Neighbors may look at you funny but it works. Squats are good too. You can add weight in a pack to ramp up the workout. When you can easily do a Pistol squat you are ready.
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Re: 2019 Elk Prep Training Hikes
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 09:47:10 AM »
"Neighbors may look at you funny". They might not talk to you either. That alone is a good reason to do it.

If you have any tall buildings walking stairs is a good way to work the same muscles. Or get a job roofing.

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Re: 2019 Elk Prep Training Hikes
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 01:59:48 PM »
StairMaster with a weighted pack...

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Re: 2019 Elk Prep Training Hikes
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 03:59:51 PM »
Treadmill at highest incline while holding a 45 pound plate in each hand. Slow and steady works great.

 

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