Another health and fitness thread anyone?

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  1. wl704

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    Get up 15 minutes earlier and push for 1 more mile or add that 5 extra #.

    You got this!
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement! I gotta be careful pushing myself. I'll slowly add some more distance over the next few days. My knees aren't liking the extra weight at all.
     
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    What are you wearing for shoes?
     
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    I felled and cut up storm damaged blowdowns along the trails in my woods. I salvaged 18 nine foot logs for firewood and hauled them to my processing spot.

    I wore Carolina Logger boots! Lol

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    Swamp Stalker Legendary Woodsman

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    I wear a pair of under armor “cross training “ sneakers. My knees suck though, jumping out of the back of a truck 30-40 times a day for 10 years did a number on them. I didn’t realize what damage I was doing at the time. Now being overweight, and adding another 30 pounds isn’t doing them any favors.
     
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    cantexian Grizzled Veteran

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    Wear some hiking boots or hiking shoes when you ruck. It will make a world of difference. I wear the Columbia hiking shoes in the link below. They have been my all day, every day shoe for the past year, including most of my hikes. I typically hike with a 35lb load. I have not had any issues with joint pain. Cross-trainers are not meant to be worn carrying loads. Cross-trainer shoes are not built for that.

    https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/columbia-crestwood-waterproof-hiking-shoes-for-men
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Been a slow and steady weight loss process. 3 months ago I consistently weighed 248. I was shocked. So I've cut out the alcohol for the past 3 months and I've had a goal of getting to 235. Man I'm finally starting to creep around 240. Slow but steady.
     
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    Got RDLs for my main lift tomorrow. Will be shooting 50plus arrows. Cardio will be a run tomorrow. I will also be doing some scouting.

    How many arrows are you guys shooting a week just out of curiosity. I shoot 50 or so at least 5 days a week now.


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    I think I posted earlier in the summer about getting back into mountain biking with a goal of doing a race by end of summer. So I've been riding 1 to 2 times a week all summer, but wishing for more rides. I'm comfortable with doing 16 - 20 miles at a race pace and usually pushing myself til failure. My average speed had been steady climbing and getting faster every ride. So I thinking I will do my first race next weekend. Haven't done one in over 8 years and starting to get nervous.

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    That is awesome Holt!
     
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    That's awesome!!
     
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    Up to 4 miles on my ruck march. Felt great doing it today. I felt like I was stroking out yesterday during the walk though, lol!
     
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    Just keep pushing, your body will let you know when you had enough. Those long walks this deer season are going to feel easy, but just prepare to be dragging a deer! Haha

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    6.5ish mile ruck with 50+ on Sat. Sun was recovery day...

    Rain this morning... Did an hr of spin. I may see if I can play pickleball tonight, just for variety.

    Will do spin on Wed too.

    Bootcamp (hiit/tabata) Tues & Thurs...

    I've been able to get about 3 mile hike in prior to classes.

    Light pack or longer (8-9mile) hike on Friday. Saturday heavy pack (will probably shoot for 8-9 miles).

    Sunday, just miles.
     
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    Did an upper body Met-Con with 1 minute of Jump Rope after each round of Upper Body lifts.
     
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    Haha! I keep telling myself that when I'm walking, "This is nothing fat boy, wait till you're pulling a 200-pound deer behind you, keep moving!"
     
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    I don't think there is anything that can prepare for that. I always hurt like Hell the day after I shoot a deer. Haha

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    100% truth. No matter how good of shape you're in, dragging 200lbs of dead weight any amount of distance is one of the most taxing things someone can do. I remember my rifle kill 10 years ago when I was in very good shape. Me and my older brother had to drag my 230lb buck through a swamp about 150 yards. I truly thought I was going to die.

    I've fallen off my daily cardio routine like I always do. Still doing my daily 50-100 pushups depending how I feel and 50-100 20lb dumbbell curl, shoulder press, and tricep extensions every Monday-Friday. Just do them in increments of 10-15 throughout my workday at home.
     
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    Tie a tow strap to a car axle that has been removed, go for a walk.
     
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    Yep. Weighted sleds. In fact I need to get another one to get my daughters legs built up. And me. Old man strength. I used to run with parachutes and weighted sleds. What a hell of a workout.
     
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