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Grizz
01-15-2014, 02:54 PM
Hunters and Huntresses,

It is a new year and time for new goals both in and of the hunt and in our lives. I achieved a couple lifelong goals this past fall and am already ramping it up for next fall. I don't think it is ever too early to begin revisiting our goals. Along with planning hunts should come planning how to realize the goals we set. Mark Drury once said, "Plan the execution, execute the plan..." I firmly believe this and would like to dedicate this thread to anything motivational from hunting fitness to the outdoor lifestyle. There is tons of material out there so consider this a gauntlet being thrown down. Let the Motivating begin!

Follow the link for one of my favorite Cam Hanes videos of all time.

http://youtu.be/W05aL79EeEk

Montana
01-15-2014, 09:15 PM
I was in top shape a year and a half ago for my NZ Stag hunt, since then couch potato baby :) I may have to join you.

tdcour
01-16-2014, 07:46 AM
I played baseball in college and I must say it has been all down hill from there! I really need to get in better shape for this season . When the season gets here I always wish I had done more physically. Hopefully I'll get out and get some work done this year!

dhershberger
01-16-2014, 09:56 AM
If your going to be the ultimate predator, you're gonna have to ramp it up cause that's a race that never ends.
-Cameron Hanes
I've already started ramping it up. I just got finished with my last archery hunt and I am back to running the hills, lifting in the gym, and stacking arrows.

packmule
01-16-2014, 10:54 AM
My wife is losing her baby weight and I seem to be finding it. Have one more weekend of being gone hunting and eating terribly before Insanity kicks back in.

Grizz
01-16-2014, 11:01 AM
Yeah, I'm at it again too. Run, Lift, Shoot.

However, lest we forget; "For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come." 1 Timothy 4:8

Take care of the important things first! It is sooo easy to lose focus on what really matters in this life. We can get to goal oriented and overlook what really matters in life.

http://youtu.be/B6ceUKhkgt8

Thanks Mr. Seacat.

With that said here's Cam's thoughts on Training and Diet... http://youtu.be/OfQEq8__Ohs

Pray Hard, Train Hard, Hunt Easy!

Grizz
01-16-2014, 11:12 AM
Annnnd, another short video review on some products that have really helped me "Ramp It Up." I truly believe that Wilderness Athlete's products are the best!
http://youtu.be/tY_3gTNB1Nc

Mr. Rinella's dos pesos on "the Superman." I swear by this drink!
http://youtu.be/H8nE6ouYWlM

Grizz
01-16-2014, 01:08 PM
One more... http://youtu.be/EEMdi3DNaO0

Grizz
01-21-2014, 12:50 PM
The new video link for the week... Keep it going, and stay focused on the next hunt.
http://youtu.be/Sg_rs9vEnaw

247Buckfever
01-22-2014, 03:18 PM
Partial workout station in the basement, which is great when its 15 degrees outside. Turn on outdoor channel, ultimate survival Alaska, or a hockey game and get to work!

I shot ya an email Grizz

Grizz
01-24-2014, 10:17 AM
Going into the weekend; keep grinding! Don't listen to life, listen to you dreams!
http://youtu.be/hbkZrOU1Zag

Grizz
01-31-2014, 12:00 PM
The new link! This is powerful! Keep Grinding everyone.
http://youtu.be/zv5w2O0G9KM

HuskyMusky
02-05-2014, 12:03 AM
1 simple tip/idea is to remember if it took you 5, 10, even 20 years to put on your current weight, don't give up when after a month when you're not back at your "fighting weight"

best of luck to everyone!

Grizz
02-07-2014, 11:27 AM
It's getting to be that time! Great way to get a little exercise and get fired up for next year. Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/gtkEKXpY5J8

25contender
02-07-2014, 08:33 PM
Good thread!! This past season I was in the best shape I have been in in years. I started this year by getting some surgery done that the docs wanted me to do. I think in the long run it will really work in my favor. Last year my workout schedule was a pretty comfortable one working out different muscle groups each workout with some cardio each workout. I think what helped me the most was concentrating on areas of my body that were the weak links. I worked hard on things that would easily fail in the highcountry. My ankles knees and building a stronger core were my main focus. It worked very well and I hope to expand on what I did last year.
I also want to work on my equipment and remove some excess weight by replacing some of my older gear. On top of this I learned a lot about my food pack and would like to make some modifications to it as well. Mark

Kevin Root
02-10-2014, 08:02 AM
Good thread Grizz. Motivation and inspiration is a good thing. I'm a big Cameron Hanes fan. I think he is gifted in inspiration and in motivation to fellow hunters who share his style of hunting the backcountry. Below is another one of his clips that inspired me. I've done the weighted pack as a training before but seeing him go uphill with 130 pounds.....?

It has me in the gym now, with one filled with granite gravel on the revolving stairs and treadmill at 15% grade. It is not close to the 130 pounds he does but he helped inspire me to push myself out of another comfort zone. I want going up hills with a pack to be more of a strength, not one that is a weakness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pvcb4bjIQo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pvcb4bjIQo

Grizz
02-10-2014, 01:33 PM
KR,

I agree, Cam has a gift for motivation. Last year I did the 130lb. thing with a buddy who was training for a fight. We walked up an access road on the face of the Big Horns above Sheridan, Wyoming three days a week. This along with running and biking with my then fiance now wife, had me in pretty good shape come fall. This year has me in a workout slump. It is my first head coaches gig and I cannot find the time to consistently get in a program. However, after the state tournie is over I'll be in a six day a week regimen. Right now doing cardio with my boys at basketball practice is all I get... can't wait to hit the weights!

With that said, this weeks video. http://youtu.be/AVBdubWt4xI

Kevin Root
02-10-2014, 02:10 PM
KR,

I agree, Cam has a gift for motivation. Last year I did the 130lb. thing with a buddy who was training for a fight. We walked up an access road on the face of the Big Horns above Sheridan, Wyoming three days a week. This along with running and biking with my then fiance now wife, had me in pretty good shape come fall. This year has me in a workout slump. It is my first head coaches gig and I cannot find the time to consistently get in a program. However, after the state tournie is over I'll be in a six day a week regimen. Right now doing cardio with my boys at basketball practice is all I get... can't wait to hit the weights!

With that said, this weeks video. http://youtu.be/AVBdubWt4xI

All good stuff Grizz, hang in there. Busy schedules, family commitments do make it harder. Each day is a brand new day. The only thing we can all be hopeful for is to strive to be better than we were yesterday and better tomorrow than we were today.

Thanks again for the posts and the thread!

Grizz
02-13-2014, 11:12 AM
Hey Gang,
I've let this thread lapse a bit, my apologies! Here is a link to Train to Hunt.com and a trailer of theirs. "Keep Hammerin" and remember there are going to be ups and downs... blew up my back a couple weeks ago deadlifting and been sidelined while I heal. I'm going nuts! Gonna do some snowshoeing with the Mrs. this weekend and look for some coyotes or maybe a wolf... anything to keep in shape and feed the addiction of hunting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd2JQX9eAYw&feature=share&list=PLfNEg_FzCyxu94QMGP_nNDjJvLDRDA5Kg&index=12

Kevin Root
02-13-2014, 11:59 AM
Ouch Grizz sorry to hear about your back. Hope you heal up and feel better soon. Thanks for the motivation and inspiration in these posts though.

Grizz
02-13-2014, 12:42 PM
Kevin,
Yeah, it is a bummer but only an obstacle. The Chiro told me NO SQUATS! I said yeah, that's not gonna happen but I will lighten em up. I have totally revamped my lifting routine to be more dynamic and cardio based with circuits instead of sets. Lets me kill two stones with one bird, cardio and strength, kinda like crossfit in that regard. Thanks for the encouragement and as Cam says, "Keep Hammerin."

Grizz
02-19-2014, 01:25 PM
I've got two for you this week. One video and one music/speech workout mix! Remember - The goal is to be better today than you were yesterday and better tomorrow than you are today! Keep Hammerin'

http://youtu.be/_pi7oqZ6ioU Video

http://youtu.be/A6OwnNe9nMU Workout Mix

25contender
02-19-2014, 01:57 PM
Still waiting on the 26th to get back into my routine!! Im ready to get back on it.

Ikeepitcold
02-19-2014, 04:27 PM
I'm down 14 lbs in 5 weeks. A $300 pot for who looses the most and a trip to Hawaii in April has got my butt in gear. It's more of a life style change for me. I normally diet and exersise a month or so before a hunt and it as worked pretty well for me in the passed but now getting older I felt it's time for a real change. I hope to be down 20 lbs by April 1st

Drhorsepower
02-19-2014, 05:13 PM
Congrats ikic!

Kevin Root
02-19-2014, 07:04 PM
Life style change is huge to success. I'm down almost 30 pounds since October and pretty used to my diet changes and getting to the gym each morning now but each day is a brand new day. Hoping any future setbacks won't be hard to overcome. Sure does not get easier as we age though.

$300 and a trip to Hawaii sounds like good motivation too ikic. :) I'm sure you will hit your goal in April if you keep at it.

Ikeepitcold
02-19-2014, 07:10 PM
Thanks Kevin. I'm planning a workout reg starting on Monday. I've been sick for 5 weeks with sinus and bronchitis and I hope it's almost gone so I can get to the workout.

Grizz
02-21-2014, 02:17 PM
One more for the weekend! Same message different flair!

"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men."

http://youtu.be/cZjtRQMEOmI

25contender
03-18-2014, 10:50 AM
Ok time to bring this back up to the top again!! Started back working out at the gym a few weeks ago after the surgery and everything feels great. No more pain but I can tell I haven't worked out in a while!! Taking it slow and looking forward to doing a little pack hike this weekend.

Kevin Root
03-18-2014, 02:12 PM
Just hoping all the challenges will be successful for everyone. At times the struggles can be difficult but my hope is that we all can be successful in our final outcomes.

I was editing some photos this past weekend that I took this past year. I tend to find things I either missed or overlooked in the all the pictures I take. Sometimes all it takes is, "taking another shot" at it to find some success. Hoping we all can be successful in our goals. Hang in there and God bless you all.

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t387/Kevin_Root/Posting%20Pictures/Pictures%20Outside/PhotoShare1_zps8c6815f6.jpg