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didnt fit

My daughter didn't fit. well to be honest she didn't fit because she wasn't home! lol  The boys wouldn't try it. So I put approx. 80 lbs and did 2 miles. Would of tried more but its over 100 degrees and humid as heck. Great work out and will keep doing it.

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bigalwapiti wrote:

My daughter didn't fit. well to be honest she didn't fit because she wasn't home! lol  The boys wouldn't try it. So I put approx. 80 lbs and did 2 miles. Would of tried more but its over 100 degrees and humid as heck. Great work out and will keep doing it.


I bet that was tiring.

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the 3d course is fun.

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Thats a great idea. Doing something you enjoy and making it different every time out is a great way to stay in shape. Ive grabbed a few different ideas from everyones responses and have tried a few, just to keep it fresh. Staying active and eating right is what it is all about. Tonight's supper was a huge salad and 4 pieces of talipia. And worked the weights. Its amazing the difference a 70 lb, draw feels like compared to last year, after doing shoulder routines for the last 9 months.

Yeah I think walking the 3d course and shooting it is really fun.  And they change it every few weeks to keep it interesting.  Right now they have long shots for people to get ready for elk hunting.  The shortest target is 37 yards and the longest is 65 yards.  I move up on those cause I only pull back 50 pounds so if I were to shoot that I would have to aim above its back a ways.

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walking with weight

I have'nt got serious about working out yet but I've lost about 10 pounds . I quit drinking pop and watchin my sugar intake. in august when my son starts scool I'll hit the gym and start packing wieght around not going archery this year by oct. I'll be good to go.

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I started a workout that

I started a workout that Cameron outlined in a gun and hook mag I read.  I started the regimine about 4 months ago and I am probably in the best cardio shape of my life and I played football in college.  I'm 32, I know it's not THAT old, but things still don't quite work as well as they did at 20 either. 

What I did was start out the first 4 weeks jogging for 30 minutes.  If you have to run for a few minutes and walk for a few but do the 30 minutes.  I tried to do it every day but chores and family sometimes didn't allow.  By the end of 4 weeks I could do 3 miles in 30 minutes no problem.  I'm lucky enough to be able to run up a mountian trail.  Weeks 5 through 9 I stepped up the routine to 45 minutes to hourly daily.  Was up to 5 to 6 miles typically.  Weeks 9 to present I alternate jogging for an hour and throwing on the 80 lb pack for an hour and speed walking.  I tried jogging with the pack but that didn't turn out well and I wouldn't recommend it.  My favorite way is to load my pack up with 1 gallon jugs of water, walk up the hill a few miles, then empty the water and jog back.  Better on my knees.

For strength training I do push ups.  But I do real wide, narrow, normal, feet elevated, upper body elevated push ups.  You will hit lots of muscles.  Then I do dips and pull ups.  I would like to do the squats and cleans but the loaded pack really strenghtens the leg muscles and I'm in the best hunting shape of my life so I'm good with the current routine. 

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Sounds like you got it going on. Way to go. We should open up a workout gym for hunters. Or atleast give them a discount. Have you ever tried P90X?

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I like it

bigalwapiti wrote:

Sounds like you got it going on. Way to go. We should open up a workout gym for hunters. Or atleast give them a discount. Have you ever tried P90X?

Not a bad idea!  I like the idea of starting an indoor/outdoor gym incorporating hunting situations in the workout.  Like the obstacle course that allows you to hike then shoot your bow/muzzy/rifle at a target, then hike some more and shoot and so on.  Then you can have weights and traditional equipment at the "clubhouse".  

I tried P90X for one day at my buddy's house.  He's been driving me nuts about doing it.  It seemed like a great workout but I just haven't started the yet.  I figured I'd save it for the winter months when I won't be able to run quite as much.

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It would be nice to live

It would be nice to live close enough to an area that could support such a endevor.

Once I feel that my legs and body is ready for extra weight I build up my pack to around 80 pounds and then while out hiking my trainning trail I'll take my muzzle loader or rifle with me along with enough makings or shells for about 10 shots.  Then when ever I see a squirrl rabbit or some other varmet I'll take a shot at where they were when I saw them.  Usually it is just a rock but that will build up your reflexes for shooting.  If I don't see any animals I'll decide that once I reach a spot I'll pick an object at least 100 yards away and use that for a target.  It does help a lot. 

It wouldn't work with archery unless you had an abundent supply of targets to set up out on the hill but for a rifle it works just fine. 

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Now I see what's going on

I was noticing everyone's new badge under their avatar about the Big Game Hunt Challenge.  I thought things had picked up around here.....now I know why.  I hadn't read about the contest until now. 

Critter - I don't know many that workout and shoot.  Good for you and is a great idea.

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all about the legs

I don’t like running period.  But in the name of hunting and trying to keep up with the animals I do it anyway.  I concentrate on my legs, running stairs, long Mtn Bike rides and lots of lunges.  During my scouting when I get to that turn around point and I start back towards the road I throw some weight into my pack and take it back to the truck.  I definitely noticed a difference compared to the years I didn’t work out before the hunt. 

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