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    Gettin fit

    I need to get in better shape for hunting this year.
    Anybody try to P90X program?
    Looks like it incorporates strength, flexibility and cardio. I'm 51 and in decent shape but need to step it up some.
    Recommendations?

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    i have went through most of the program. Its quite a committment but provides an excellent workout. Works a wide variety of muscles, its very easy to do too much too quickly. Its setup to do 90 days in a row, but it took me more like 150 due to time constraints. Highly recommend it though.

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    Great program, it is important to have good diet plan. You can really burn through the calorie, watch your performance, if you start Dragging increase our calories. Go to www.archerytalk.com there are a lot of info about P90X workouts.

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    Exercise is the best way to maintain your good health.I never listen about this before.I sure will must be use this program in the future.Thanks for sharing this....

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    If you want to see an inspiring hunter and a guy who works out in order to hunt. Check out this clip by Cameron Hanes. Very Motivating! Train Hard, Hunt Easy

    Beast Mode Training & Hunting
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W05aL...1&feature=plcp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Root View Post
    If you want to see an inspiring hunter and a guy who works out in order to hunt. Check out this clip by Cameron Hanes. Very Motivating! Train Hard, Hunt Easy

    Beast Mode Training & Hunting
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W05aL...1&feature=plcp
    Looks like Nate Simmons and Cam are hanging out. Anybody know if they are planning on getting together and starting something?
    I recognized long ago that if I have a warehouse full of guns, but no public land or public wildlife, I have nothing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceby7 View Post
    Looks like Nate Simmons and Cam are hanging out. Anybody know if they are planning on getting together and starting something?
    I noticed that as well and I sure hope so.

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    I approach fitness on a different level that a lot of you. I am 70 years old, a former college football player and lifelong hunter/outdoorsman. I had a very successful career and had little time for excersize. I let my weight get up to 300# at one time. I retired at 58 and moved to Colorado and started to really get a handle on my fitness. I saw my Dr, went to a local gym and hired a personal trainer so I could get started and set realistic goals. After several years my weight was down to 230 and I was working out every day. I concentrate on stretching/flexibility and cardio. Don't do much weight training as I am pretty muscular and don't need it. I spend about 1 1/2 hours a day 5 to 6 days a week at the gym. Up to I/2 hour stretching/flex (depends on how I feel), 1 hr on the treadmiull (I use hill climb mode) and finish with 10/15 mins on the eliptical trainer. During the summer (as a buildup to hunting season), I cut my gym time down to 45 mins 4 to 5 time/wk and do a lot of hiking and walking I don't do any running/jogging as I have e replacement knee and my Dr recommends against it. I usually walk 5 miles that has uphill/downhill. I live within 1/2 hour of some great mt hiking trails.

    My goal is to get down to 200#. Last fall to celebrate my 70th BD, I went on a wilderness elk trip that had a 33 mile 9+ hour horseback ride just to get to camp.I had a blast and kept up with all the guys 1/2 my age!. Everyone needs to tailor a workout program to fit THEM. Spend some of your $$$ to at least get started with a personal trainer and most of all, see your Dr first and tell him/her what you are planning to do.

    Just my opinion...from an old (mountain) goat!
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    In order to stay fit I take a kettlebell class 3 times a week which focuses on strength, flexibility and endurance while using principles of P90x of muscle confusion. It is a total body workout and different each class. It also incorporates functional strength and not building muscle just for looks. I also eat well and don't go a day without my juiceplus. I try to eat a diet of mainly fruits vegetables and lean meats while also striving to achieve a diet high in fiber. I will also run ,swim, hike and do other workouts 1 to 2 times a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelduster View Post
    I need to get in better shape for hunting this year.
    Anybody try to P90X program?
    Looks like it incorporates strength, flexibility and cardio. I'm 51 and in decent shape but need to step it up some.
    Recommendations?
    I use the P90X. It is ok and it works if you keep up with it and don't slack on it. I like it to be able to be home. With kids and homework I like having something I can do at home for a hour or so. My wife likes to do it with me which has been good for us as a couple. It really comes to what you put into it and pushing yourself out of your comfort zones. I find myself just getting thru each DVD and getting a bit burned out with the program.

    Keeping motivated and moving towards the goal has got to be my biggest obstacle. There are a lot of great workouts and programs out there but keeping motivated and not giving up has got to be one of the bigger obstacles out there.

    I'm 51 and I hear you on stepping it up. I want to be able to hunt and to be able to be out in the mountains as long as I can. Time has a way of flying by fast.

 

 

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