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You Haven’t Done Anything to Prepare Physically for Your Fall Hunts? Now is the Time to Buck Up and Make It Happen (photo courtesy of askideas.com).

So you’re going hunting in October but somehow it snuck up on you and you haven’t broke the first sweat in preparation.  Time to freak out?  Kinda…but all is not lost.  You’ll need to buck up though and dedicate some mornings or evenings to making it happen. Continue Reading…

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Methodically Stalking Wild Game is More Physically Taxing Than You Think (photo courtesy of deeranddeerhunting.com).

 

I was recently introduced to a new exercise…the one leg dead lift.  It was part of the circuit I was performing so I attempted to execute it to the best of my abilities.  I must admit, even with a light weigh, it was extremely difficult.  Following that workout I ironically was reading Continue Reading…

Why Burpees?

May 31, 2018 — 3 Comments

 

 

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Looking to Add a Cardio and Core Workout? Burpees can do that for you! (photo courtesy of healthadviceworld.com)

 

Burpees are awful.  If you’ve done only one, you are already aware of this.  They are used as a penalty for not completing an obstacle at some of the fitness races.  How bad must they be if they are used as a punishment at an already grueling event?  Quite simply because they are a great tool for making improvements to your health and physical abilities.   Continue Reading…

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This May Be the Literal Definition of a Farmer’s Carry but It Will Benefit Your Hunting Fitness as Well (photo courtesy of beastlifestyle.com).

So you’ve been following or maybe this is your first trip to HuntingFit.com but you’re intimidated by the thought of starting a workout program.  I’ve got a relatively simple exercise you can do at home or the gym to set your fitness goals in motion.  Couple the Farmer’s Carry with some additional cardio work (walking, hiking, running, etc) and you’ll be amazed at how much more you can tackle this fall.

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Lunges %&$*Z# Lunges!!!!!!

February 25, 2018 — 2 Comments
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Think You Don’t Need Strong Legs? Try Taking a Frigid Spill In the Backcountry. (photocourtesy of trader-inc.com)

I had a strength coach back in college that absolutely loved making us do lunges.  Of course, with 225 lbs on our backs we dreaded them.  I did them because he said if we wanted to be faster and stronger we needed too.  As soon as my football days were over it was a long time before I ever considered doing a lunge.  When I got serious again about my physical performance though it didn’t take long for me to incorporate them back into my fitness regimen. Continue Reading…

HIIT and Run

January 27, 2018 — Leave a comment
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Have You Given HIIT a Try Recently (photo courtesy of fitelicious.com)?

 

In an attempt to come up with a catchy title I wanted make sure I clarified what HIIT is.  The acronym stands for high intensity interval training, which means you do an exercise at a very high intensity level for a time period followed by a lower intensity activity (active resting) for a period of time then repeat.  It’s a topic that’s been talked about here on huntingfit.com but I wanted to take another look at it and see how it can benefit you.   Continue Reading…

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Next Year, Be Your Own Pack Animal (photo courtesy of gohunt.com)

With hunting seasons freshly behind some of you and several months already under your belt for those who still have some time left, where did your fitness fall short?  On the flip side of that, what went very well for you?  I ask these questions because there is no better time than immediately following an event (or season) to evaluate your performance. Continue Reading…

 

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Just Because You’re Hunting Grounds are Full of Flat Ag Fields Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Need to Be In Shape.

 

If you are a follower of HuntingFit.com then you know that fitness plays a huge role in my daily life as well as many of my hunts.  A lot of this dedication and preparation stems from my love of hunting in the mountains.  When you’re in the bush for a week at elevation you’ve got to be ready if you want to be successful.  I realize that many of you reading this get that aspect of being physically fit for those types of hunts, but what about some of the supposedly less strenuous hunts out there?  Here are two examples of what would normally be considered fairly straight forward hunts (not easy,  just not as physically demanding in their design) that I was very thankful I had the strength and stamina to produce a favorable outcome.  Continue Reading…

 

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We’re All Busy but We Also Have Goals(photo courtesy of blastmedia.com)

 

It’s nearing the end of August and you’ve got a late September or October hunt approaching fast.  You’ve been maintaining a pseudo active lifestyle but you want to kick it up a notch so that you hit the slopes in top form.  You’re also working 40+ hours and have responsibilities at home that take precedence over all else.  What do you do?  Get rid of wasted space in your workout.   Work your body efficiently and timely to maximize your gains and reduce the required workout time.   Continue Reading…

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The Bent Over Row is a Great Chance to Strengthen Your Back and Core (Photo courtesy of fitnessandpower.com).

I’d like to throw another exercise at you to mix into your training regimen, the bent over row.  I added this one about a year ago to complement all the pushups I was trying to do. This goes to the equal and opposite principle when using weights to keep your physic balanced.  However, it goes way beyond that. Continue Reading…