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    Fitness Section, should we add one?

    I go back and forth on this, for multiple reasons. However, I want to hear what you guys have to say about adding a sub forum just for this.

    If we go this direction I don't want it to turn into a chest pounding match or anything of that sort. I want it to be about what real world middle class guys do to stay in shape for the hunt. For instance, if you are a jogger how many times a week, what distances, and how long did it take you to get there?

    What are your thoughts on this?

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    I'm good without it.

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    I think it would be good, the fitness challenge threads in the past have been very popular. A central location for training threads would be nice and might encourage more talk about it. Threads wouldn't get lost buried in Other or Back at the Tailgate as well. It's something most all of us do getting ready for the season and a section that could get to more specific topics could be nice and motivational.

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    I kind of like the idea. With the focus being more on information, helpful, inspirational and motivational would be awesome. I'm not wanting it to be something where I'm competing with anyone. I just want to be able to get up and down the mountains better to help me hunt out there and enjoy the outdoors as long as I'm able to.

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    Nah…I've killed some of my best animals when I was in lousy shape, including my avatar ram on a solo backpack hunt. Just took it slow and steady. My dad just taught me to never give up.
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    This is the idea behind mountain fitness IMO. It's all about getting to the place you plan to hunt and then recovering quick to be able to make a stalk when you find the animal you want to harvest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Root View Post
    I kind of like the idea. With the focus being more on information, helpful, inspirational and motivational would be awesome. I'm not wanting it to be something where I'm competing with anyone. I just want to be able to get up and down the mountains better to help me hunt out there and enjoy the outdoors as long as I'm able to.
    Exactly, no competition stuff

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    I'm on the fence. I say give it a try and see where it goes. If it turns in to a crap show remove it.
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    I like the idea. It is nice to get some motivation every now and then from like minding people. Agreed that it shouldn't be about competition, but more about every day Joes and what we do to stay fit, if anything.
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    I'd like to see what others are doing to get in shape for backcountry hunts. Would let me know if my plan is on the right track.
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