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Title: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: DTP on March 22, 2019, 08:39:24 AM
September will be here before we know it, so in an effort to help everyone prepare for their best season ever, we will be running a goal driven contest!

We will be running this contest from March 22 through July 15th.

To enter: First you must post a solid goal that you would like to accomplish by July 15th.  Maybe it's lose 5lbs, maybe it's hike 5 miles under an hour, maybe it's bench 250lbs, maybe it's run a mile under 7 minutes. 
It must be something that actually requires some work to achieve and make your season better. Entries like "lose 1lb" will not be accepted.

In your initial post be sure to include where you are at as far as your goal is concerned. If your goal is to lose 10 lbs, post your current weight, if it's to do 100 push ups in a day, post how many you're at now, etc.

After your initial post you will be required to post at least one update on your goal each month. So a follow up will be required in April, May, and June!

Then on July 15th we will have everyone post where they are at working towards their goals. For those of you who MET YOUR GOALS..... you will be entered into a drawing for some awesome prizes.

Prizes include: a MTN OPS Strength Combo, a MTN OPS Weight Loss Combo, Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls, YETI Tumblr, Elk101 T shirts, and the grand prize is a set of Vortex Viper HD 10x42 Binos!


Good luck!

 
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Post by: ribo451 on March 22, 2019, 09:28:53 AM
My only real goal is to lose weight. My job keeps me in good enough shape physically but I don't get much cardio at work. I don't know what's a reasonable weight to shoot for. I weigh 225 and I'm 6'4". I weighed 145 in high school when I ran cross country and track but I don't think I could get to anything like that weight again nor would I want to. I am shooting for 205 at this point and maybe more but working construction is fairly physical and I don't want to lose any muscle weight.

So far I have gone running a few times and used weights a few times and now my feet hurt.
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Post by: mbrla1 on March 22, 2019, 09:32:33 AM
I would like to get my 5K time under 39 minutes. I am 64 years old, I canít run because of my knees. I am currently at 44 minutes.
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Post by: publichunter1 on March 22, 2019, 09:37:08 AM
I'm in the same boat as ribo but I don't want to go as low. I'm 6'4" and weigh 229lb. I'm just getting back into playing basketball a few days a week and will start working out when turkey season ends in MS. I'd like to drop down to 220lb this summer. I like that weight and is where I feel comfortable. So that's my goal. The good Lord willing I'll be ready for elk or antelope hunting again this fall.
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Post by: WaterSWAT on March 22, 2019, 09:41:49 AM
I currently weigh 272 lbs.  Down from 303.  My goal by July is to be at 250 lbs.  Hope to translate that into some western hunts in the coming years.
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Post by: Slim79x on March 22, 2019, 09:46:48 AM
I would like to build up to being able to hike 15 miles in a single day with my full pack on. Currently my longest hike with an empty pack is about 7 miles, and with a full 35lb pack is 4.5 which took just over 90 minutes walking around a track.  Currently, the moment I take the pack off my legs get super heavy and tired almost immediately. I really want to build up my stamina so that even if I donít hike 15 miles in elk country, I could.
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Post by: Ryno on March 22, 2019, 10:04:35 AM
I was in a bad car accident 2.5 years ago and still have problems with my knees back neck and issues with migraines. Iíve been unable to hunt like I used to or like I would want to. I put in for a special draw archery elk tag this year and with my points itís a pretty guaranteed draw. The best way to hunt that unit will be backpack hunt in 5-8 miles. So conditioning for that and losing a little weight. My goal is mainly conditioning and getting past the pain or at least to where itís tolerable. The plan- I have a outdoor shooting range 5 miles from my house. I plan on riding my bike to the base of the mountain 3.5-4 miles. Then hike the trail the 1-1.5 miles up to shoot the course, hike down and ride home. Where Iím at so far- looking for a bike and waiting for snow to melt. So for now post holing on walks trying to strengthen knees.
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Post by: ben782 on March 22, 2019, 10:08:00 AM
I am currently at 185lbs, down from about 195 in January. Although I have hit a plateau on my goal of getting into the 170s, I believe I can push myself to get down to 175lbs this summer. Between training for my first Train to Hunt competition in June and getting more healthy overall, this should achievable.
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Post by: Petethebeat on March 22, 2019, 10:13:32 AM
I have a couple goals in mind for this summer. I currently hold weight somewhere between 231 and 236. I've been trying to break through that 230 barrier to 225 for awhile now. I feel like with my size 225 is my ideal weight. I also would like to continue to get my High Blood Pressure under control. It currently hovers around 140/100. Obviously getting it to 120/80 is the ideal goal. It has came down but not enough yet. Look forward to being held accountable!
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Post by: Tyler243 on March 22, 2019, 10:18:12 AM
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.
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Post by: Mike_nxn on March 22, 2019, 10:37:19 AM
My goal is to loose 10 pounds.  I have added some winter fluff and need to get back in backpacking shape this coming deer and elk season. My starting weight is 160 and I would like to be down to 150 by august.  To add to the goals I will be hiking 1 mile empty pack and adding weight and distance each month.
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Post by: tward1604 on March 22, 2019, 10:37:49 AM
I want to lose 10 pounds before June 8. I am 189 now. Also I want to get back to three miles in about 22 minutes. (getting three miles again will come first) After messing up my ankle in Afghanistan in 2010 I've allowed myself to slip. Gotta get back in shape before September 2020. Thats when the first elk hunt is planned. Mountains are not normal for flat land Texas folk.
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Post by: rfra on March 22, 2019, 10:45:01 AM
To enter: First you must post a solid goal that you would like to accomplish by July 15th.


Last year I focused on running to stay in shape but felt under-prepared when the 100 pound meat pack hit my back.  Post-season, I started supplementing my running with free weights and was hitting the gym 4x per week consistently to get more balanced strength and endurance, and was making satisfying gains.


The week before Christmas I herniated a disc in my lumbar that crushed me physically.  I was on the couch for 2 weeks straight and could barely make it to the bathroom with sciatica pain so bad it literally put me in tears.  In January I finally walked 20 minutes on the treadmill and considered it a major accomplishment.  It was a struggle to start squatting an empty barbell.


I'm making good progress with my ability to jog and lift weights increasing weekly and now finally getting to the point where I feel like I can do some training that actually adds up to something meaningful.


Unfortunately, the extended time of no/reduced exercise lead me put on too much extra weight.


So, long story short, my goal is to drop below 195# by July 15.  I'm currently 220, so I have 25# to lose in about 16 weeks.  I'm tracking diet and exercise to ensure I have a realistic calorie deficit and continue to get the macros I need for workout recovery and slow strength gains.
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Post by: cnelk on March 22, 2019, 11:00:11 AM
My goal is to see 168.5 on the scale.
This is my weight as of this morning.



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Post by: wjflanagan4 on March 22, 2019, 12:08:44 PM
 My main goal is to lose weight. After a rough 2018, personally and physically, I want to make the most out of 2019. Iím currently hovering around 250 lbs. by July, I would like to be 230 lbs or lower. Iím going to be utilizing jogging, running, hiking, lifting weights, eating better and limiting my alcohol intake. Treat my body better, fuel it better, so come September 2019, I can more easily get around in elk country to hopefully fill my tag this year. Just turned 49, so I need to get back in better shape for hunting and for my general health as well.
 
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Post by: Bowhunter1 on March 22, 2019, 12:40:45 PM
Stats: as of 3-22-2019  50 years old, 5ft 10in, 178.8#

My goals:
 Core... I started the 1st of march.

1: Pushups am at 150 per day now. Add 15 per week for 16 weeks and a goal of 400 on the 12th of July.

2: Planks at 1.5 minutes per day. Add 10 seconds per week goal of 4 minutes July 12.

3: 178.8# this am. Goal 170.

4: Do a lot of lunges. Start that Monday.

5: Ride my mountain bike as much as possible.

6: Do some jogging to work on cardio.

I will report weekly on Friday of progress on each item. I will be hunting some steep steep stuff this year and want to be in my best shape.
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Post by: Gfin37 on March 22, 2019, 12:49:47 PM
My goal is to learn how to use an elk call effectively.  Never been elk hunting and this September will be the first trip DIY.  Picked up call first time 2 months ago and have been practicing everyday since. Slowly figuring out the basics but now pushing myself to learn more advanced calls.
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Post by: ricker24 on March 22, 2019, 01:39:50 PM
It's been a few years since my last successful elk season.  I have been dedicated at the gym over the last few months.  I still have a ways to go before I feel like i will be in the shape I need for the mountains I'll be hunting.


I plan on heading out on the trails with my back loaded with weight to get in better shape for the mountain.  I have also purchased my first mouth reed after cutting even the smallest of mouth reeds to fit my mouth I have started practicing.  It's a good thing I have several more months to go.


Good luck to all this season.
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Post by: hunterjean on March 22, 2019, 01:43:28 PM
Hello fellow elk hunters. I have been following Elk 101 for years but have never posted on a forum.
I hope you don't mind a woman bow hunter in her late sixties invading the sanctum.
My goal for the next couple if months us to get out and shed hunt and try to get back into elk shape.
I am recently widowed and have been only eating comfort foods. I had lost down to 115 for a sheep hunt in 2016 now 132. Eek plus I need to shoot  every day as I am no spring chicken.
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Post by: wyomagic on March 22, 2019, 03:06:04 PM
My goal for this year is to drop my weight down from 185 to 175.  I really started working on this the beginning of March and as of this morning the scale was showing 184.
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Post by: mitchmartin15 on March 22, 2019, 03:18:16 PM
my goal is to shoot my bow at 80yd as of now i have only shot at 50 and that seems plenty far!! but i think is would inprove my game to shoot farther ......
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Post by: jstephens61 on March 22, 2019, 03:53:59 PM
Iím 57, 6í flat and as of this morning 225.8#.
My goal by 5/15 is 200# and 180 by 9/1.
Iíll post on Fridays to have someone to accountable to.
Change in diet and getting much more exercise should do it.
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Post by: mkuper on March 22, 2019, 04:18:50 PM
Last year I went on a solo back pack archery hunt. After an unsuccessful season fitness was the number 1 thing I wanted to improve upon. I am 49 years old 5'11 and 214 lbs. I want to get below 200 by July

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Post by: HuntEatSleep85 on March 22, 2019, 05:02:42 PM
So, every year I go through this phase where I'm in really good shape going into the winter and then I slack off. So let's just say that I have developed a layer of warmth that I need to get rid of before hunting season lol. Right now I'm sitting at 196 lbs at 5'8" I'm a pretty solid guy from lifting weights often. So I'm going to set a goal of dropping to 180-185 just to lean up a bit. Good luck everyone! You can hit your goals!
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Post by: arik1 on March 22, 2019, 05:54:11 PM
Hunted Montana in 2014. Thought I was in shape after 4 months of p90x. Boy was I wrong. Goal this year is simple, be ready for real this time. Started watching what I eat. No more soda. 30 years old, 5'6". Was 158# in January. 145# right now. The fat is mostly gone, now to build muscle and endurance.
Side note, hunterjean....late 60's woman bowhunter? AWESOME!
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Post by: arik1 on March 22, 2019, 05:58:16 PM
Just saw the first page of this...I need a more measurable goal. So, we'll go with 2 things 
1.) Quit smoking FOR REAL THIS TIME!
2.) Build enough stamina to run 10 miles without stopping. (Already hit the 5 mile mark)
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: DTP on March 22, 2019, 06:38:59 PM
I can't win any prizes, but I can still post my goals.


1) Go from 188lbs to  180-182lbs
2) Run a mile under 6 minutes and 30 seconds.
3) Hike 6 miles under an hour with a 40lb pack. (I might be able to do this one already so if that's too easy let's make it 7 or 8)
Title: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: big44a4 on March 22, 2019, 09:23:57 PM
My goal for this upcoming season is to get in better cardiovascular shape as thatís always my weakest area. I currently lift weights 4-5 days a week and the goal is to get on schedule doing some cardiovascular exercise the other 2-3 days. Running, biking, or hiking with a loaded pack. Itís tough for me to stay on schedule for the off days.

Iíd also like to hike 1 mile with an 60+ lb pack in under 15 minutes. Donít know where I stand yet as havenít hiked with a loaded pack.
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Post by: ChuckBC on March 22, 2019, 10:10:24 PM
I am now hiking 2 miles 400 ft. vertical, 3 times a week with 56 lb. pack. Already lost 8 lbs. By July my Goal is 80 lb. Pack and loose another 5 lbs. 
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: aes7.5x55 on March 23, 2019, 08:05:05 PM
Cool idea for a contest, thanks!  I have 3 goals.
1) Run a half marathon this spring (scheduled in 3 weeks) and continue to run regularly after the race.
2) Get to 50 pull ups (at a pathetic 5 right now).
3) Eat less junk and fast food.
I won't be able to hunt elk this fall, but better fitness will help me in the whitetail woods and life in general.
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Post by: PapaBowHunter41 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 wonít 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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Post by: cohunter14 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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Post by: BThomp322 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.
Title: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: zclarkTOK 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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Post by: shirtshirt 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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Post by: Cullboss 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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Post by: spage 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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Post by: Bowhunter1 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.
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Post by: AZDL 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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Post by: pgidley 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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Post by: scottym4 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 Iíve 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 natureís extremes once more.


Itís 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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Post by: SarcasmPhD 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.


@buglemethis on Instagram
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Post by: briansmart 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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Post by: Thewilkeyway27 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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Post by: COLOelkman 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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Post by: DakotaCameronW on March 29, 2019, 11:05:31 AM
Like a lot of the people here , one of my main goals is to get in shape for the hunting season. I currently weigh 175 lbs and hope to reach 200 with added muscle by June 30. However above this goal... this year I was finally able to draw back my dadís bow who passed away back in 2007. Since then, things have not been easy. But Iím hoping to make this year the best year yet. If me and my friend are able to draw our archery elk tags this year, my goal is to bring home my first elk and achieve my first archery kill.Iíve been trying to get out and shoot my bow for at least 1 hour every day to practice and ready myself. On top of all of this I just finished my emt school and am now striving towards a job in the fire industry. Big year but Iím hopeful and ready!
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Post by: ribo451 on March 29, 2019, 11:17:03 AM
It's been a week since I posted my goal of losing weight and the wheels have come off already. I think I weigh too much to run as much as I have. My knees and feet hurt bad enough it takes a few minutes to get going in the morning. My weight hasn't changed but I didn't expect it to this quick. I am hoping to do more cardio that doesn't require hurting myself. More bike riding and better diet. And look into new shoes.
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Post by: Sawdog on March 29, 2019, 11:22:55 AM
I intend to retire from the USAF July 31rst . My goal is to secure employment ASAP. My hunting goals will be to see how I faired in the NM draw, have a plan in place and begin my training for the upcoming season. I would also like to have a OTC Barbary Sheep on the ground by then.
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Post by: paelk on March 29, 2019, 02:44:58 PM
My goal is to drop 10 lbs.  Im at 213 now.  Also build up my endurance.  8 miles on the bike today and I want to do that at least 5 times a week.
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Post by: ILCOhunter85 on March 29, 2019, 02:47:02 PM
I have 2 goals I am working on right now. #1 is to put on about 7-10lbs of muscle before elk season this fall. Sitting at 165lbs and would really like to be around 172-175lbs. #2 Just picked up a stick bow about a month ago and my goal is to get good enough with it to where I can take it on an archery elk hunt by 2021. Seems like a long time from now but a lot of practice will be needed......
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Post by: maverick9465 on March 29, 2019, 02:59:24 PM
By July 15, I want to be at 190 lbs. I'll be going on my first elk hunt this fall, so I want to be the best shape I can be. I'm currently at 206 lbs. I've been following the Mtn Ops Conquer Weight Loss plan, so I'm hopeful I can get there. I want to be able to cruise through the mountains Corey Jacobsen style.  :lol:
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Post by: dman47 on March 29, 2019, 05:22:16 PM
My goal is to comfortably(pull straight back with out having to sky pull) draw my bow at max poundage(65). I had a major stroke 6 years ago and lost a lot of strength. While i have been very fortunate (good lord was watching over me that day) to regain a lot of what was lost my bow pulling strength has never fully came back (always just backed poundage off until i could shoot). Nor have i focused on getting it back. Last season brought that to light in a big way. Nothing like not being able to get to full draw at the moment of truth. Currently i am shooting at 62-63 lbs with some sky pulling after a few shoots. My plan is to shoot daily 20-30 times and increase poundage gradually. APRIL update have shoot 17 of 27 days so far this month. 1/2 turn from max poundage. JUNE update fell off a little only was able to shoot 10 times. i feel as i have reached my goal bow is maxed out and am able to draw without sky pulling. i will continue to shoot up to and through season.
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Post by: Rrrizzuto on March 29, 2019, 07:20:06 PM
I recently tore my labrum in the left shoulder. Itís been extremely difficult to hold my bow and draw back. My goal is to improve shoulder strength via going to the gym increasing the amount of weight I can handle doing different exercises. Overall goal to be able and draw back straight and smooth and shoot up to 25 arrows a day. Currently Iím at 4 with each draw back being extremely difficult leading me to arch my back backwards with each struggle draw back.
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Post by: Bthennis on March 29, 2019, 08:57:40 PM
My goal for this year is to drop the remaining weight I have been trying to lose.  I started at 306 last year and ended up here at 274.  I would like to be at 250 by the July timeframe.  I am in Great Fallz Montana.
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Post by: Clayman56 on March 29, 2019, 09:00:38 PM
By July 15th My goal is to lose 30 lbs. Iím currently 225 lbs and I also want to hit 5 bullseye in a row with my bow at 70 yards. I currently hit 1 out of 5 on the bullseye at 70 yards. I have Ben on a lot of back country elk hunts but I feel these 2 goals will greatly increase my odds of notching my tag.
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Post by: Andrewm26 on March 29, 2019, 09:18:49 PM
I have had a couple big goals for weight lifting and getting in shape, and have been working hard to reach them! I eventually would like to deadlift 405lbs but by the deadline for the contest I would like to be up to 350lbs. I am currently pulling 305lbs and lifting weekly! Bring it on!
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Post by: ChuckBC on March 29, 2019, 09:32:07 PM
Have not increased my pack weight from 56 lb.but my 2 mile 400 foot vertical is easier and faster, partially due to the fact that the snow is gone. Knocked of 5 min.
Going to do 10 miles on a solo overnight elk shed hunt this weekend with 1200 ft. vertical.  I am pumped 
 :train:
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Post by: cohunter14 on March 30, 2019, 08:11:55 AM
Weekly update: hit the gym four times this week, two upper body and two lower body days. It felt great to be back in there after taking some time off. No weight loss so far this week.
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Post by: lang on March 30, 2019, 09:13:00 AM
I stay in "good" shape.  Couple years from my first Ironman.  Don't do crazy distances, but love to be able to push disabled individuals for Team Hoyt (not archery team hoyt) in local races.  One thing that got to me last year was strap pain from packing weight.  So my goal is to pack 80 lbs. for 3 miles.  I haven't packed any weight since season and most my workouts are triathlon based, but hoping to decrease pain during the season.
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Post by: Dugdale78 on March 30, 2019, 05:36:33 PM
My goel it to walk 600 miles between April 1, 2019 and July 15, 2019. I am curantly averaging 4.2 miles a day and this will make me bump that up to 5.66 miles a day. I used my iPhone health app to get my average and will using it to track my progress.
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Post by: sout1983 on March 30, 2019, 08:12:14 PM
Drop 10 lbs by July 15.   No pop!  Cardio 3x a week i.e. hike with weighted pack, elliptical and yoga.  Weights 2x a week.  :agg: 
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Post by: HiZ on March 31, 2019, 07:15:05 AM
Currently I am preparing for a successful year to push and lead into new journies. Finding new ways to gone my soul and being able to develop skill and suitability starts with attitude and ends with boots on the ground. Being from the Midwest and having a great part in the Wisconsin conservation while chasing game makes an acceptable effort and success. 2 years ago I picked up archery as a lost obsession and the consumption of technology, gear, technique, and comrodery is something lost over ten years prior. When the passion of trekking into the woods with sticks and a bow slowly dwindled there was not a YouTube, online forums were rudimentary, and you remitted on your own capabilities to hone skill via literature and sight time. Now literature is similar just easily accessible, the tuning and set up seems to require more sight time and practice. This may because I'm more focused and not in my twenties, more mental strength and drive with less rudimentary force forward motion driven by what my grandfather would have called piss and vinegar. In persuit of challenge and idea I have started to put high payoff activities on the calender these are must do things that force my ever changing schedule to comply with my goals. My changing challenge is this spring and I have started turkey hunting as a rookie for spring scouting activity and getting into the woods. This is great time ti shoot my local spots for big game as well to take heed in a new activity. This fall among hunting diver ducks and whitetails in going to venture to Canada to naturally chase black bear with the bow. This is step one of the most important part of the message we can listen to in order to expand ourselves on several levels. One thing this hunt already has is passion and tuned gear, while lacking my twenty year old grit and tuned body that 3 boys and a demanding work schedule have prioritized a less sculpted body but given a happier man with a great outlook on life and a responsibility to translate tradition.

My goal.
Fitness improvement, while maintaining a household. Currently I'm a fair 228-232#
Through gym membership I have started the work out option and svelte this past week. At home I have started the diet. Through focus, weights, cardio, diet, and lifestyle change I am going to get to my lean 211#, expand stamina by training and ensuring I can traverse any terrain I need to.

Drop 25#
With reaching that will accomplish all other parts of of this project through process.

Stay tuned.
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Post by: NM_ELK_HUNTER5472 on March 31, 2019, 09:04:01 AM
I am an avid hunter in New Mexico. This year I not only applied for elk and deer, but also Bighorn Sheep, Barbary Sheep, and Persian Ibex. I am currently 265lbs and need to drastically reduce my weight in order to participate on these rugged hunts. My ultimate goal is to be between 200-210, but by July though, I want to be 235-240.


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Post by: Okieelk on March 31, 2019, 07:02:55 PM
Goals for Contest/ Sept. 1:

A. Lose 25lbs., currently at 245

B. Run 5k in 40min

C. Begin Trail Running at Turkey Mountain.


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Post by: Nordy55 on April 01, 2019, 05:15:17 PM
On July I'd like to be 75 lbs lighter. Started last fall after missing a elk season due to some health issues. AtAthe time wasw345 down to 292 so far, a just trying to be around for some good times in the woods with my kids. So is taking up archery this year which is always a good time.
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Post by: Bowman on April 02, 2019, 02:05:42 PM
45 years old and I generally chase elk at 170lbs. Each off season I pack back on the weight and range in the mid to upper 180s and every season I vow to maintain all winter. This winter was no differnt and 4 weeks ago I was 186lbs. Kicked in elliptical and Airdyne and started my first ever attempt at Keto. 1 month later I am down 10lbs (176lbs) and feeling pretty good. Energy, alterness, and lack of hunger are pretty amazing. Only issue is fatigue during workouts but hoping that will improve. Goal #1, be under 168 by July 15th. Goal #2, add muscle mass to my buttocks. I Funny, I know, but I have a very flat butt and hauling heavy loads results in a pack slid down and tons of pressure on my tail bone region. I'll measure soon but any addedadded mass here will help with my pack loads.
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Post by: Cullboss on April 03, 2019, 04:02:30 PM
Checking in: I have been doing some type of HIIT training three times a week to increase the cardio, it has been tough but getting better.
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Post by: swiese on April 04, 2019, 04:45:25 PM
33, 175#, live in Denver, going to GMU 85 in Colorado to either muzzleload or archery hunt this year. Unfortunately, not on any of the amazing private ranches down there. It'll be on public land. I'm all ears if anyone is familiar with the elk down there.

Goal:

1) Main Goal: Get back into cardio shape. I've avoided consistent cardio over the last couple of years due to knee pain that always flares up. I'll need to get serious about PT on the knee and start to step up the running gradually.

I have a two part cardio goal: 1st Goal) Run a 10k (6.2 mi) in under 50 minutes (8 minute pace). 2nd Goal) 80 lb pack, 8 miles, 1500 ft of elevation gain minimum.

2) Maintain and slightly increase strength. Currently can do 3 sets of 5 squats at 225. Want to be able to do 255 by July 15th. Currently I can deadlift 3 sets of 5 at 295. Want to work up to 335. I do these on separate days.

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Post by: big44a4 on April 06, 2019, 08:57:21 AM
Early April baseline update: 15:57 mile with 66 lb pack for first try.

Was just walking first half and hit that at 8:40 had to huff it to try and make time second half. So 15 minutes will be a challenge. Then Iíll have to add weight as I donít think much more than 4mph is capable for hiking/walking. It would become more of a job for me.

Also just wrote my running and hiking plan to go along with lifting 4 days a week.

Did a spartan race two weekends ago and it was a fun challenge. That 4 miles was the most Iíve ran outside of soccer games when I was growing up.



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Post by: cnelk on April 07, 2019, 05:39:05 AM
Down 3lbs. 4 to go
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: aes7.5x55 on April 07, 2019, 12:22:42 PM
April update


1) Finish a half marathon:  Completed today.
2) 50 pull ups: 10 currently.
3) Eat healthier/less junk food: No objective measurement,  but I have been cutting out snacks or replacing them with fruit.
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Post by: cohunter14 on April 07, 2019, 12:24:26 PM
Congrats on the updates guys! Looks like some solid progress already.

I've stayed consistent with my workouts and although the scale isn't showing much difference yet, I feel great. Hopefully I'll start seeing more results soon.
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Post by: DTP on April 07, 2019, 06:44:44 PM
April update


1) Finish a half marathon:  Completed today.
2) 50 pull ups: 10 currently.
3) Eat healthier/less junk food: No objective measurement,  but I have been cutting out snacks or replacing them with fruit.




Well done!!!
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Post by: DTP on April 07, 2019, 06:46:06 PM
My last couple weeks have been rapid results, but due to unwanted reasons.
The flu leading into food poisoning dropped me about 10 lbs!
Now itís time to ease back into the gym and let me body feel normal again!
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Post by: aes7.5x55 on April 07, 2019, 07:40:27 PM

Well done!!!


Thanks!
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Post by: Ryno on April 08, 2019, 03:10:04 PM
April update. Got a bike and am working on getting rides in for conditioning my knees. Proving tough with a torn pcl. Migraines are there but maybe the heart pounding in my head will get me used to it so when it happens because a bull comes into shooting range Iíll be used to it. Lol. Only a couple weeks until I find out if I drew my limited draw archery tag. Hereís hoping. Still waiting on snow to melt on the bow course so just shooting around the house for now. Keep on working toward those goals. Season will be here before we know it !
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Post by: Bowhunter1 on April 10, 2019, 10:20:11 AM
Exercise on hold due to the Flu. However I dropped 9 lbs in the last 3 days. Lol
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Post by: cohunter14 on April 10, 2019, 11:34:13 AM
Exercise on hold due to the Flu. However I dropped 9 lbs in the last 3 days. Lol

That's cheating Terry! I could use a bug like that right now... :lol:

Hope you feel better!
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Post by: rfra on April 12, 2019, 10:53:34 AM
April check in.  Started MTNTactical's "Frank Church" training plan which has been great (second program I've done from Rob, he's got really good stuff).  It's designed for outdoor professionals and a great winter/spring base training program for hunters.


Back recovery had been doing really well until I attended a conference last weekend and sat in basic chairs for 5 hours which really fired up some sciatic pain that I hadn't really experienced for well over a month.  That's really slowed me down this week but still getting in a little cardio while trying to rest up the back so I can get back to the full program ASAP.  It's been pretty frustrating taking a step backwards.


When trying to lose body fat I usually target a 1,000 calorie deficit per day which is roughly 2lbs of fat per week.  That's very hard to do with just light cardio and still enjoy reasonably satisfying meals, so hoping the back/sciatica clears up again soon so I can hit it harder again.
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Post by: Alder on April 13, 2019, 12:41:39 PM
My goal is a consistent sub 30 min 5K. Been working at this 5 months - started at 42:32, best is 32:30. Getting closer, gonna make it before end of June i think.
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Post by: ChuckBC on April 13, 2019, 03:49:55 PM
Last weekend, I did a 12k (7.3 mi.) 2000 ft.+ vertical, solo, overnight with 30 lb. pack. . Saw lots of Elk, snow, some steep terrain and new territory near home. Now my knees hurt. Working upper body while letting my knees heel.  :train: Looking at loosing another 5 lbs and continuing with 60lb pack on short 2 mile hikes.
When my knees feel better.
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Post by: Clayman56 on April 14, 2019, 05:05:17 PM
It's been 16 days and I'm already going down in my weight and my grouping is tightening at 70 yards. I'm not at my target goal but I'm making good progress to get there. I've got about 12 lbs to lose and a bunch of shooting to do. Another update next month!
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Post by: Dugdale78 on April 16, 2019, 06:30:41 PM
So after 15 full days I am at 67.1 miles. This puts me a little behind on my goal of walking 600 miles by July 15. 
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Post by: DTP on April 18, 2019, 04:20:49 AM
Well after drawing my New Mexico tags yesterday I can tell you I will be kicking up my workouts 10x!


I've been doing great at running some distance every day.


I've been focusing on a lot of cardio and high rep/low weight workouts. I'll continue this for the next two months, cut down, pass my PT test, and then add some strength training.


This will be the best September ever!
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Post by: cohunter14 on April 18, 2019, 03:58:35 PM
Update: the workouts have been continuing, with a minor speed bump last week due to getting a nasty bug. I'm feeling good though and I'm down 4lbs from when I started to 238lbs. Still a ways to go, but at least there's some progress!
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Post by: Bowhunter1 on April 19, 2019, 08:14:56 AM
Still working at my goals. I am down 4 pounds with 6 to go. I am doing my pushups every other day to allow some time for healing between workouts. My workouts next week will also consist of sprints and belly crawls with Dan trying to bag our turkeys.
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Post by: Gfin37 on April 22, 2019, 08:31:55 AM
April update.  Goal was to become a well rounded caller and brand new to elk calling.  At this point my locate bugles and cow mews are coming together, and now working on my chuckle but no consistency yet.  The inhale on chuckle is holding me up.  Also been working on cow and calf mews to try to sound like multiple elk. This week starting to work on a bark chuckle like The Bugler does.  Next month will attach video of my calling.
Good luck
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Post by: spage on April 22, 2019, 11:45:48 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.


April Update- I have been going to the gym more consistently and with this warmer weather have been doing more hikes. Also am playing basketball twice a week. I feel like I am in better shape but haven't lost any weight yet.
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Post by: Tyler243 on April 22, 2019, 11:57:11 AM
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.

April Update- Down to 255! I have been working out 5-6 days a week and have been good about eating less carbs and eating more vegetables. I seem to notice the most gains when I eat right.
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Post by: paelk on April 22, 2019, 12:58:34 PM
My goal is to drop 10 lbs.  Im at 213 now.  Also build up my endurance.  8 miles on the bike today and I want to do that at least 5 times a week.

April update--   Had a setback for the last couple weeks due to my back.  Even with that I'm down to 209 lbs but the bike and workouts have been on hold.   Injection last week so fingers are crossed I can get back at it by the end of the week.
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Post by: zclarkTOK on April 24, 2019, 06:59:04 AM
April Update:

I mounted my scope this month!  It was my first time mounting so it only took me a couple hours. Hahaha. I must have watched 10 videos in between each step. But I got it on paper which shocked several people who went with me to the range.

It was so great. Only took a few a few minutes to get it sighted at 100 and then by the end I was plinking a 450 and 600 yrd target!

Looking forward to improving my skill while I maintain my fitness in preparation for October.

Good luck to everyone out there trying to reach their goals.

Zac


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Post by: publichunter1 on April 25, 2019, 08:31:10 PM
April Update:

Iíve dropped from 229 to 224. Some of that is from working out but the majority had to do with getting a kidney stone and being sick in the meantime. I will try to lose the rest of the weight by just exercise and eating right.


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Post by: Bowhunter1 on April 29, 2019, 08:18:39 AM
I spent last week hunting turkeys. Even did a few sprints to try some setups. Time to get back to the workouts. Bringing out the mountain bike now that the roads are somewhat hard again.
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Post by: ribo451 on April 29, 2019, 06:50:05 PM
I haven't worked out in weeks. My feet still hurt from running and it's been about a month. I have lost about 10 pounds but that has more to so with work getting busy than me doing anything else. I don't care how I lose weight so I guess that's good. I would like to do more strength training.
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Post by: wyomagic on April 30, 2019, 02:49:07 PM
April Update:

Well I am down to around 3lbs down on my journey from 185 to 175.  Sure hope I can keep progressing.
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Post by: Clayman56 on May 02, 2019, 11:14:06 PM
May update. I have not reached my target weight yet. About 8 more lbs to go, it seems these lbs are going to be harder to shred so Iím stepping my game up and my grouping is tightening up a lot at 70 yards. Iím hitting about 5/10 on the bulls eye the others are within a few inched. I am determined to nail these goals. Good luck everyone and stick with it!!!
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Post by: Bowhunter1 on May 03, 2019, 08:20:26 AM
I added in some lunges May 1st. My legs are sore. I have some steep terrain planned for September. 120 more days
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Post by: Cullboss on May 04, 2019, 10:52:17 AM
April update: I am a little late on the April update because I had to be out of town for a month for work and just got home. While I was gone I added some hiking and trail running but feel like I still have a ways to go. Now that I am home I can get back on my wife's Peleton bike and add some different types of cardio as well. I plan on using one of Cory's recommended work out plans on the University of Elk Hunting starting this evening. So far it has been good and I have noticed an increase in my cardio but I want to kick it up a notch.
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Post by: DTP on May 04, 2019, 05:38:55 PM
I can't win any prizes, but I can still post my goals.


1) Go from 188lbs to  180-182lbs
2) Run a mile under 6 minutes and 30 seconds.
3) Hike 6 miles under an hour with a 40lb pack. (I might be able to do this one already so if that's too easy let's make it 7 or 8)






1) Currently sitting at 183
2) I need to actually time my mile, but I should be there.
3) Still need to create a baseline haha
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Post by: DTP on May 05, 2019, 08:24:54 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190505/48222f6e1e2596a007900d7542b587f3.jpg)

I did a baseline for the mile today.
I have no doubt I can get under 6:30.  Today was figuring out what speed to set it at.  I also lost a few seconds slowing it down, unlocking my phone, and taking the picture.  Iíll get a picture under 6:30 here soon


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Post by: lang on May 07, 2019, 07:53:50 PM
Did 3.2 miles with 20lb pack.  Super flat but had the whole family in tow!
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Post by: aes7.5x55 on June 01, 2019, 05:41:08 AM
May update (tried to post yesterday, but had trouble with the forum)
1. Finish a half marathon: completely last month.
2. 50 pull ups: up to 25.
3. Eat healthier/less junk food: making good progress.  I stopped drinking pop and substituted water.

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Post by: DTP on June 01, 2019, 06:25:55 AM
May update (tried to post yesterday, but had trouble with the forum)
1. Finish a half marathon: completely last month.
2. 50 pull ups: up to 25.
3. Eat healthier/less junk food: making good progress.  I stopped drinking pop and substituted water.


There were some upgrades that happened, we will absolutely be giving grace to the contest for people who were not able to post in the last half of May!
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Post by: big44a4 on June 01, 2019, 06:53:16 AM
May update:

Havenít touched the weighted pack but have been running weekly. Started out with a 7:10 mile while walking some of it. Last week was down to 6:27.

Also plan on doing more hiking for BHA hike to hunt.


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Post by: wyomagic on June 01, 2019, 02:19:21 PM
Got on the scale today and saw 180.  Making progress on getting down to 175.  Who knows, maybe I can get to 170.
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Post by: lang on June 01, 2019, 04:13:57 PM
Started feeding bears, so adds up to anywhere from 55-70lbs. not too far maybe two 1/4 mile jaunts but with some good steep hills involved.
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Post by: paelk on June 03, 2019, 10:47:40 AM
My goal is to drop 10 lbs.  Im at 213 now.  Also build up my endurance.  8 miles on the bike today and I want to do that at least 5 times a week.

April update--   Had a setback for the last couple weeks due to my back.  Even with that I'm down to 209 lbs but the bike and workouts have been on hold.   Injection last week so fingers are crossed I can get back at it by the end of the week.



May update--    Back on track. down to 206 and back on the bike.  Pa turkey season helped out with hiking around with a 21 lbs in my pack..
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Post by: ChuckBC on June 04, 2019, 09:35:15 AM
I have reached my Weight Goal of 165 lbs. Now my goal is to stay there. I have also accomplished a 70lb. training pack walk for 2 miles and my goal now is to do this at least once per week to maintain my condition as well as longer lighter hikes including some solo overnight scouting trips. Inspired :train:
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Post by: cnelk on June 05, 2019, 08:37:54 PM
Goal Accomplished


Down to 168.4 from 175.4 on March 22.


Now itís shooting the bow, squats and hiking with my pack



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Post by: DTP on June 06, 2019, 04:22:29 AM
Goal Accomplished


Down to 168.4 from 175.4 on March 22.


Now itís shooting the bow, squats and hiking with my pack


Awesome drop, Brad!
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Post by: Bowhunter1 on June 06, 2019, 05:56:50 AM
Great job Brad....

I am down 5 pounds in the last week. I have 8 more I want to lose. Biking 5 miles a few nights a week. I will be ready come September. :upthumb:
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Post by: cohunter14 on June 06, 2019, 07:52:32 AM
Goal Accomplished


Down to 168.4 from 175.4 on March 22.


Now itís shooting the bow, squats and hiking with my pack



Congrats Brad!
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Post by: cohunter14 on June 06, 2019, 07:57:09 AM
I'm down 7lbs with 6lbs to go before July 15th. I've been staying consistent in getting to the gym and the body feels great. As I get closer to the season, I'm going to transition into more cardio and less weights, so that should definitely help the weight come off. If things keep progressing, this is going to be my best year physically in a long, long time.
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Post by: Clayman56 on June 10, 2019, 10:01:04 PM
I have been eating clean and no sugar. Working 6 10 hour days mining and hiking on the weekends I've gone from about 225 to 190. I am shooting consistently at 70 yards and now grouping in the bullseye at 80 yards with my bow. I feel great and am going to keep pushing myself. Good luck everyone and #keephammering
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Post by: Ryno on June 12, 2019, 11:34:08 AM
Still riding my bike to work on strengthening my knees from the car wreck. A torn PCL is not the easiest thing to rehab. It takes a lot of work strengthening the muscles around it to compensate for what it used to do. But working on it. Drew a great archery tag and researching the area. Getting in shape for scouting as it looks like for that area it will be crucial to backpack in to set up camp and hunt from there. Migraines will still be something to work around. All anyone can do is set goals and do our best to work towards them. Keep on truckin elk nation.
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Post by: Bowhunter1 on June 13, 2019, 10:18:42 AM
6 mile bike ride last night. 3-4 hundred pushups every other day. I am at 175 just need to shed 5 more .
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Post by: paelk on June 24, 2019, 05:36:23 AM
My goal is to drop 10 lbs.  Im at 213 now.  Also build up my endurance.  8 miles on the bike today and I want to do that at least 5 times a week.

April update--   Had a setback for the last couple weeks due to my back.  Even with that I'm down to 209 lbs but the bike and workouts have been on hold.   Injection last week so fingers are crossed I can get back at it by the end of the week.



May update--    Back on track. down to 206 and back on the bike.  Pa turkey season helped out with hiking around with a 21 lbs in my pack..



June update--   Hit 203 yesterday now just got to stay at that or drop a few more before September and get my calling down also. 
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Post by: spage on June 26, 2019, 03:23:58 PM
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.


April Update- I have been going to the gym more consistently and with this warmer weather have been doing more hikes. Also am playing basketball twice a week. I feel like I am in better shape but haven't lost any weight yet.


Well not sure how but I guess I missed May. Anyways June update- Started running a couple times a week as well biking and am down to 196. I still have 6 lbs to go before July 15th but I am a lot more active and have really improved my eating habits.
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Post by: aes7.5x55 on June 30, 2019, 07:03:04 PM
June update:
1. Finish a half marathon: completed in April.
2. 50 pull ups: up to 40. I'm going to get there eventually!
3. Eat healthier/less junk food: hard to measure,  but I've been doing better. Still a work in progress.
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: big44a4 on June 30, 2019, 07:59:18 PM
Finished June hitting the goal with a 60# pack at 14:49 but it was tough.  Not so much the weight but 4mph is a brisk pace to maintain even on flat land. That wonít be happening in the mountains with changing elevations unless itís downhill.

Still plan to keep this going and continue to build endurance doing some cardio activity 5-6 days a week leading up to the season.


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Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: Cullboss on July 01, 2019, 07:22:39 AM

Been out of the loop lately. I had to spend a month away from home for work so I started doing HIIT workouts in my hotel gym. My goal was to increase cardio and that has helped tremendously.  Currently I am doing 30 minute HIIT workouts 6 days a week and when I am at work I am hitting the weights or hiking with weight on my back. I am blessed to have a job that allows me the freedom to get out and get some workouts in.


Weight is staying the same which I am pleased with, I don't need to lose any as it is.


September will be here before we know it and I am excited to fill my Missouri Breaks archery tag this year.


Keep up the good work everyone.
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: Bowhunter1 on July 01, 2019, 08:23:57 AM
down to 174 just 4 more to lose. Doing 350 pushups every other day. Biking 4-5 miles a few times a week. Working on my planks. Feeling good about this September. I will be in better shape than last year.
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: wyomagic on July 01, 2019, 12:40:26 PM
June Update:  Hit 177 on my way to 175.  Should be no problem getting there now.
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: Alder on July 05, 2019, 12:53:39 AM
Hit my goal today! Ran my first sub 30 5k.  29:31.  Feeling good about fitness for elk season this year....
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: aes7.5x55 on July 07, 2019, 09:00:13 PM

July Update
1. Complete a half marathon: done in April
2. 50 pull ups: did 55 today finally!
3. Eat healthier/less junk food: I'm not sure there is ever an end point on this one, but I've made good progress, so I'll consider it a success for now.


Thanks for the fun contest.  It gave me a motivation and a deadline to work toward and I'm sure I wouldn't have made as much progress without it.  Best of luck to everyone in the drawing and congratulations on meeting your goals!


Adam
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: Clayman56 on July 07, 2019, 11:56:20 PM
I K.OíD my goals. The harder I worked the easier they got. Iíve lost over 30 lbs and  am shooting like a pro. Iím tipping the scales at 183.00 lbís and can shoot my bow consistently from 5 yards to 80 yards. Iím going to set some more new goals and see how hard I can Cameron Hanes this thing. I am looking forward to this elk season and my high country mule deer hunt, I also put in and drew an antelope buck tag in Wyoming so this should be an exciting year. Good luck with your goals everyone and ďsee you at the topĒ
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: DTP on July 08, 2019, 04:47:30 AM
Congrats you guys! You have been crushing this stuff!!!!
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: Bowhunter1 on July 12, 2019, 11:54:07 AM
Stats: as of 3-22-2019  50 years old, 5ft 10in, 178.8#

My goals:
 Core... I started the 1st of march.

1: Pushups am at 150 per day now. Add 15 per week for 16 weeks and a goal of 400 on the 12th of July.

2: Planks at 1.5 minutes per day. Add 10 seconds per week goal of 4 minutes July 12.

3: 178.8# this am. Goal 170.

4: Do a lot of lunges. Start that Monday.

5: Ride my mountain bike as much as possible.

6: Do some jogging to work on cardio.

I will report weekly on Friday of progress on each item. I will be hunting some steep steep stuff this year and want to be in my best shape.


Update on Goals:

1. doing 400-500 pushups most days. Knowing when to rest on days for a bad shoulder.
2. planks up to 4 minutes. My lower back is much stronger with the pushups and planks.
3. goal 170# I weighed in at 169.6 this am. Busy as heck and not eating much helped  :lol:
4. Doing lunges occasionally and legs feel good.
5.Riding the mountain bike on gravel roads around home a few evenings a week. Just before dark when it starts to cool down this is a nice way to relax and wind down after a busy day. :-D
6. I am not much of a runner but have been doing some short jogging exercises to work on my cardio.

To sum things up I have reached my goals for fitness for this season. I will keep at it till the hunt begins. I know I will be feeling better on the mountain than I did last year. :upthumb:


Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: lang on July 13, 2019, 03:16:05 PM
80 lbs. 3.5 miles.  Felt pretty good after.  New pack frame and packing almost a ton (yes literally a ton!) of sweet cob for bears in June really helped.
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: paelk on July 14, 2019, 10:33:07 AM
My goal is to drop 10 lbs.  Im at 213 now.  Also build up my endurance.  8 miles on the bike today and I want to do that at least 5 times a week.

April update--   Had a setback for the last couple weeks due to my back.  Even with that I'm down to 209 lbs but the bike and workouts have been on hold.   Injection last week so fingers are crossed I can get back at it by the end of the week.



May- June update--    Back on track. down to 206 and back on the bike.  Pa turkey season helped out with hiking around with a 21 lbs in my pack..



July -- 202.8 on the bike 8 miles with 7.5 lbs on each leg.  Calling is coming along. Scouting quite a bit on the computer have a few back up spots picked out few more to go.   Come on September!!!



Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: wyomagic on July 15, 2019, 03:22:21 AM
Well I actually pushed past my goal of hitting 175 lbs.  Sure feels good.  Hope to pull off a few more lbs before September.
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: DTP on July 15, 2019, 05:25:12 PM
ALRIGHT.... TIME TO SELECT SOME WINNERS!




Derek and I decided to give people a MAY grace period because the site was down for over 2 weeks.


So here we go.. back with the prize announcement!
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: DTP on July 16, 2019, 04:50:04 AM
First off I want to thank everyone who participated in this contest, it seems like a lot of people were able to do some incredible things, so congrats to you all!


Whether it was losing some weight, doing tons of push ups, or a mixture of things, you all crushed it!


So let's get down to the good stuff......
....and the winners are:


CNELK- YETI TUMBLR
LANG - RMHC calls
PAELK- MTN OPS Weight loss combo
RYNO- MTN OPS Strength combo

and last, but not least....
SPAGE - VORTEX VIPER HD BINOS! :dance2: :dance2: :dance2:






Please send PM me your addresses and we will get everything shipped off to you!
Congrats again and good luck to everyone this season.  :upthumb:
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: Bowhunter1 on July 16, 2019, 05:24:14 AM
Congrats to the winners and all of those who met their goals. Keep it up. You will notice the difference this fall.
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: cnelk on July 16, 2019, 05:56:08 AM
WoooHooo!
Thanks for the contest guys.


I was up scouting my elk unit last week and the weight loss and workouts made a noticeable difference at 12,000í.


Keep on. Keep on.



Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: cohunter14 on July 16, 2019, 12:47:03 PM
Congrats everyone!  :thewave:
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: paelk on July 17, 2019, 06:50:19 AM
Thanks for the awesome contest!!! 
Title: Re: Time to hit those goals - CONTEST!
Post by: lang on August 20, 2019, 05:33:46 PM
Sweet, thank you guys so much!  Glad I checked in time to practice before I head out!