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When to Exercise?

April 24, 2016 — 2 Comments
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Would This Be the Sunrise or Sunset During Your Workout?

 

Have you ever considered if it is more beneficial to work out in the morning or evening? I’m sure if greater gains could be rendered by precisely timing your exercise many of us would go out of our way to hit that mark. Continue Reading…

 

 

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Now Is the Time to Get Better (Photo Courtesy of Tim Brignac)

 

With hunting season seemingly so far away keeping your eye on the prize and maintaining focus can be difficult. Sure you’re getting some work outs in but are you pushing yourself as hard as you should so that you’ll be ready come fall?  If you need some more timely motivation consider some of the relatively new competitions that have come about.  Some of the more popular ones I have noticed include: Continue Reading…

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Monotony and boredom are the enemies of success. When you get bored, you lose discipling and motivation. When the gym has lost its appeal and the last thing you want to do at home is workout, it is time to get creative and find other ways of training in order to keep your body guessing and keep your training progressing. Here are a few creative ways to improve your fitness:

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Guest post by Shawn Stafford

Unfortunately I am not made of money otherwise I would probably be off hunting somewhere rather than taking this time to write an article. Regardless, I do still manage quite a bit of hunting and maintain a good level of physical fitness over the course of the year. For those who are hesitant or have managed to keep putting off raising the bar for your fitness level there are quite a few options to kick start a new healthy habit with very minimal financial investment. Or if you are like me and find it more convenient (and thereby more likely to happen) to work out at home or supplement your gym workouts there is hope if you are on a budget. Continue Reading…

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Nothing prepares you for a mountain like training on a mountain.

Running is a great form of training, but sometimes you need to practice how you play. Since you are often hunting in steep, varying terrain, it only makes sense to train in the same type of terrain. Additionally, trail running is a lot of fun and a very nice change from the norm.
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Still think that fitness isn’t a big deal for hunters? This article is meant to settle that issue once and for all. There are plenty of reasons why fitness should be a part of your hunting lifestyle! Whether you hunt in the mountains or only walk 100 yards to a tree stand, fitness is essential to your success as a hunter for more reasons than just improved physical conditioning. Here are 7 reasons why fitness and hunting must go hand-in-hand: Continue Reading…

Stair climbers with weighted backpack for hunt training

The curtain is closed in most of the country for the 2015 hunting season. Going forward, it seems to be nothing but months of waiting, planning and dreaming. It might seem as though there is no reason to start working toward next year, but that is not true. Your health and your fitness level should not suffer during the off-season. In fact, there are plenty of reasons to maintain your fitness level and continue working toward new heights in your overall fitness. If you are like me, you need something to train for because sometimes training for the sake of training can get boring. With this in mind, I have a few ideas of things to train for that will keep you motivated during the early off-season. Whatever you do, do not let your fitness go by the wayside. Continue Reading…

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If you are tired of the treadmill and the stair master at the gym, then you need to change things up. If you have joint issues or experience pain during some cardio exercises, then your options can be very limited. Well if you fall into either of the above-mentioned categories, then the rower is for you. Continue Reading…

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For the man or woman who trains for the outdoors, nothing beats training in the outdoors… train the way you play. However, for those who cannot get into the outdoors that often, we have to manufacture the kind of environment that would simulate a hunting scenario. For that reason, there are 3 cardio machines you should focus on and 3 machines your should avoid like the plague.

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