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What are you doing to get ready?

Discussion in 'Big Game Hunting' started by OK/Sooner, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. OK/Sooner

    OK/Sooner Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Another hour of work then I'm headed to knock out 9 miles on the mountain bike. I love the weather this time of year.
     
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    Right On! The weather has been good and I got some light shooting in. Need to shoot more. Been doing yard work which keeps the blood flowing. I have prepared my fire wood rack with precut pieces for camp. The rack is 20' ft. long and looking good. I take an old washing machine drum that has been modified with a cover to cook on and keep the flames contained. This keeps me in the field longer and reduces camp time looking for wood. Works great to keep warm and I plan on building 2 more for my dad and uncle for their use. I had strong winds last hunt and this setup made things a lot safer.
     
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    Fire Wood for Cold Nights
     
  4. JakeD

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    Well I won't be heading out to hunt elk this year, but I'm gonna train again like I did last year. I'm hoping to start up the insanity again next week. It's been a long winter with too much food.
     
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    Bails-UK Die Hard Bowhunter

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    After last years Elk hunt in Unit6, Co, I took a break for Christmas and family, but now I've put 10lbs on!!!!...... it's time to get to work. Insanity, Kayaking and running should put things right, see ya'll on the Mountain ;)
     
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    I picked up a bowflex classic off of one of my friends. I'll start using that Monday (ok, sometime soon) and working in something like insanity for cardio until I fix my bike.


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    Time to get my *** in gear, I keep saying that. We have a 2 mile loop around a few lakes near my house. Wife and I committed to walking it every night, I am going to be doing it every other night with an 80# pack for now. After a few weeks Ill switch to every night with the pack on. Did the first loop tonight and surprisingly didn't have to stop once. Can't wait till that 80# of sand is elk meat!
     
  8. OK/Sooner

    OK/Sooner Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Just got in from a 5 mile ride pulling my 50lb 4 year old behind me. For now ive been running an riding everyother day. Also got my Bikini frame in the mail yesterday.
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    Ill add an old bag to it today an throw some weight in for a walk afterwhile.

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    bz_711 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Warm weather this week has gotten me in the training mood - twice this week I've headed out for a run at 10 or 11pm...after doing that so much the last few summers...it wouldn't be Elk training without it.

    Trying to do at least something 6 days/week at this point...mostly running, and stairmill. Hikes with weighted pack will begin soon as well as some body weight exercises...

    Keep up the good work fellas!
     
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    I'm finding it hard to completely switch focus from the weight room back to cardio after focusing more on weights the past 3 months.... I'm still running 3-4 days a week... but I need to be doing 30 min-1 hr daily of running/biking/stairs/whatever to get that heart rate up and I'm slacking on that front.

    I have found it really helps to run a mile or two before and after a weight session (except the after part on leg day obviously)... REALLY helps keep that HR elevated the duration of the weight session vs not even really breaking a sweat without the running before hand.
     
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    Will be adding a kayaking trip atleast once a week starting next week to the regimen. Fun way to mix it up and if you do it to cover distance and not float/drink beer, it will destroy your core and upper body.
     
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    Maps, maps, and Maps.
    Glad I setup with OnXmaps, had to reload some.

    Virtual scouting until things improve, summer is coming.
     
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    Waiting for tag results.
     
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    Working the Core, Light Free Weights and the Incline Bench.
     
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    scarps23 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Not going elk hunting this year and my motivation to train is very low. Starting to do some running. My lack of exercise and bad diet seem to keep me looking more and more like a blimp.
     
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    Right now it is still more of the same..
    Incline bench for core strength
    Shooting for accuracy and muscle retention
    Light free weights
    Stretching for flexibility
    and eating more fruits and vegetables.

    Been drinking a ton of high quality H2O... (smiling here).

    Stay on it boys...after all you are BOWHUNTERS!
     
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    Edited..
     
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    Push-ups, Sit-ups, Pull-ups. Jogging both in town and in the hills. Shooting everyday. No need to get fancy. The basics work great for me.
     
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    Ran 2 miles this morning. I'm not heading west this fall, but I am heading to Idaho next September. Time to start getting ready.
     
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    scarps23 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Pretty much the same here. Ran 17 miles this week. Idaho is nice. Went there last year.

    Hoping to get some more training in this fall/winter so I don't have to go nuts on training for a few months.

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