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    What are you doing to get ready?

    How many of you are headed out west to chase Elk? What are you doing physically to get ready? I'm headed to CO on August 28th and will be there until September 8th ill get to hunt 10 days this year(wish it was more). Going from 450 feet or elevation to 9500+ if tough. So far I've been getting up at 4am every morning and getting a 2 mile walk with a 20 lb pack. The past few days I've topped it off with a 3-4 mile jog an a hour or two of basketball. This is what I normally do every year and it usually gets me ready to roll.

    What about you guys?
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    I'll be hunting elk this year but i live at 5500 feet so elevation isn't a killer for me as it is for most guys. I do an hour long insanity workout everyday and i have a 2 & 5 year old so i am plenty busy. It sounds like you are plenty active and should be fine. Last year we camped next to some older guys that always had cigarettes hanging out of their mouths and did not appear to be in the best shape. I am always amazed to see the wide array of people that you see out hunting.

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    I hear you, my three year old keeps us running around all day. This will be my 4th time coming to CO to hunt since I moved away several years ago. If I don't do some kind of exercise I feel like I'm gonna die out there.
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    The second you see those turning aspens and have that crisp morning air hit your lungs you'll be alright. Good luck this season!

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    Good luck to you too!
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    I shoot my bow has much as I can. I have a couple trail cams out. I live at 5400 feet so the elevation isn't a big deal. Elk camp is at 9800 feet. I try to be on the mountain as much as I can.

    Good luck to both ya this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldcarp View Post
    I shoot my bow has much as I can. I have a couple trail cams out. I live at 5400 feet so the elevation isn't a big deal. Elk camp is at 9800 feet. I try to be on the mountain as much as I can.

    Good luck to both ya this year.
    It would be nice to live at 6500 feet with my old man again. Maybe one of these days. Hope you have the same success as last year!
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    I am doing Insanity right now. On my off days I am running 3-4 miles. Soon I will be replacing my runs with hikes and a loaded pack.

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    Shooting 3-4 times a week and working out six days a week. Mostly legs and lungs... just getting through a workout every day is insanity for me; wouldn't even consider that work out at my age. You guys have at it! Don't want to be the guy in camp who can't pull his weight. It always sounds nice to "get in shape after you get there" but if you have to pack out an elk on your back is not only sucks really bad, you become a liability to the rest of the guys. I'm only hunting with one buddy so I really want to be in shape; I know he will be. On that note, a friend of mine is a guide and hunter in Alaska and he once told me that the two most important things to him when he hunts are having really good equipment and being in top physical condition. The two most important things to him when choosing a hunting partner are that his partner's gear and physical conditioning are as good as his. Pretty good advice I thought.

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    Looks like I'm done with my elk training for a week or so. This sucks. Me an a buddy took on two 19year olds in a BB game last night. Never play Ball in shoes you never wear. This is what comes from that.



    This **** does not feel good at all. Esp working 12 hours a day in steel toe boots.
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    Z7sooner OUCH!

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    Put some donuts on the blisters! and also try superglue. It has alcohol in it and will clean and also protect.

    Any thoughts on the hard core hunting regiment this guy does? Beast Mode Training & Hunting - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBrauer View Post
    Put some donuts on the blisters! and also try superglue. It has alcohol in it and will clean and also protect.

    Any thoughts on the hard core hunting regiment this guy does? Beast Mode Training & Hunting - YouTube
    Cam Haines is a man who loves working out and he loves bow hunting. His workout is extreme and nobody can argue with that. He's made it work for him and made a career of it. I live vicariously through folks like that now. I've done he workouts in my younger years and I know how hard it is. I admire anyone who can push themselves like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBrauer View Post
    Put some donuts on the blisters! and also try superglue. It has alcohol in it and will clean and also protect.

    Any thoughts on the hard core hunting regiment this guy does? Beast Mode Training & Hunting - YouTube
    Luckily my wife has been taking pretty good care of me. Maybe that nursing degree is paying off lol.

    As for Cam. That guy is a beast. There's a lot of people that don't care for him. But when it comes to training and hunting he's just an animal. Wish I could do half the workouts he does. An he's got me by a few years. Crazy!
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    He's a true predator. And Z7Sooner... Go Pokes! just kidding

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