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    I wake up and hammer my workout everday at 5:45 am. I hit chest and tris on mondays , run 4-5 miles on tuesday, leg day on wednesday, run 4-5 miles on thursday, back on friday. On the weekend I will try to either get in another run or do shoulders depending on what my body is telling me. For lifting I do not focus on weight but rather high reps with lighter weight which helps to build more lean and coordinated muscle that is useful in the field. I almost never do isolation lifts but rather focus on compound lifts which are much more useful in the mountains. As you can see I do a lot of work on legs because they are the foundation of being a mountain hunter. For diet instead of limiting my intake of food I focus on eating lots of healthy food items because I am supposed to be eating and average of 3100 calories a day so I have to eat a lot of healthy food to meet that minimum. I dont have any weight to lose so I need to meet that calorie mark so my body can build strength and endurance. Keep Hammering!

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    Today was pack day for my. Added a little more weight today went from 50 to 62lbs. Went on one of the two trails close to the house. I do four miles. it was warm today!! Still like the trail better than m-w-f gym days!!

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    This is what I just started this week to get into backpacking shape for elk

    Workout A
    Squat 5 sets of 5 reps
    Bench press 5 sets of 5 reps
    Barbell rows 5 sets of 5reps

    Workout B
    Squat 5 sets of 5 reps
    Overhead press 5 sets of 5 reps
    Deadlift 5 sets of 5 reps

    Alternate workout A every other day with workout B and add 5lbs after each day
    I'm sore after the first day, gonna take a few days to get used to it.
    Shoot STR8

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    Well, the goal for me, since Octoberís elk season in Idaho at least was to make going up hill more of a strength than a weakness. I eat a lot better now mostly a lot of chicken salads with balsamic vinegar and olive oil for main meals and nuts, almonds and cashews every hour for snacks and protein heavy on the weekends is typical for me. Iíve cut out processed sugar and processed foods. I do also have a glass of Wilderness Athlete Hydrate & Recover in the mornings. Iíve dropped about 40 pounds since October now. I'm finding what we eat is so much more important than I had thought or at least is seems so to me and my energy output.

    Iím 53 now and not so much a youngster anymore so I worry more about my knees getting to pounded so I donít run but try and walk at a brisk pace keeping my heart rate above 130 or higher. Below is what Iím doing each morning during the work week.

    Revolving stairs 20 min and then treadmill at 15% grade for .5 hour. On fridayís leg workout day, I strap on a weighted pack with 40 pounds. I also walk 2.5 miles at lunch. I alternate each day and work out chest, back, arms, shoulder and back exercises and legs and stretching before doing them after the stair and treadmill.

    I did a 5K race fundraiser this past Saturday with Valley Christian High School at Lake Cunningham Park to help raise awareness and funds to meet the education needs of at risk children in Silicon Valley and beyond. I don't typically run. I'm trying not to pound my knees so I can be backpacking up in the mountains longer but I wanted to see how I'd time on this 5K. What do you know, I took second place in the race! In my age bracket, 50-59 that is. I did run the 5K in 00:17:34 at a 00:05:39 mile pace which was better than I thought I'd do. God is good!

    If this old guy can getting better results, anyone can. Our bodies seem to wear out faster than our minds do but by doing our part the best we can to get in shape it surly has to help. Iím not sucking air or running out of steam nearly as much now when going uphill at least these days.


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    Nice Kevin, keep it up!
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    Im having a heck of a time getting motivated. With the new baby and working 50 hours a week. I cant seem to get up early and do it because I don't want to wake the baby up. I am dog ass tired after framing all day. I know these are all excuses. I have let my self go and put back on 30lbs. I am building motivation but it is slow. I need to get going. You guys are my motivation.

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    All right here is my Monday workout. On Monday Wednesday and Friday I do Cardio. Along with the cardio on Monday I work the upper body and arms. The below is the order of the workout.

    Warm up with:
    Stair master Aerobic workout 10 minutes level 12
    Treadmill at 15% grade start at 3mph increase to 6mph then back down to 3mph to cool down. Total 10 minutes.

    Jump right into alternating sets of situps 4 sets of 25 and leg lifts 4 sets of 15.
    Battle ropes 4 sets 30 seconds each.
    Hyper extensions 3 sets of 15 with 25 lbs of weight

    On to the weights:
    One-Arm Dumbbell Row with 45lb 3 sets of 10 each arm.
    Seated Dumbbell Press 35 lbs each arm 3 sets of 10
    7/7/7 curls 40lbs 3 sets
    Lat pull-downs 3 sets of 15 85lbs
    Seated Cable Rows 3 sets 15 85lbs
    lateral front pull downs 90lbs each arm 3 sets of 15
    tricep extensions 3 sets of 10 40lbs

    Planks 4 sets 30seconds each
    stretching exercises

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    Tuesday no workout. When I get home on tuesdays I shoot my bow for 1- 2 hours taking my time. I start at 40yds and shoot back to 80yds. I don't shoot a bunch of arrows at each distance but I am striving for accuracy. I really like shooting longer distances and many times I will start at 80 then move to shorter distances. I would never take a 80yd shot but shooting at those distances really make 50 and under feel like a chip shot.

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    Wednesday scheduled routine at the gym.

    Warm up with:
    Stair master Aerobic workout 10 minutes level 12
    Treadmill at 15% grade start at 3mph increase to 6mph then back down to 3mph to cool down. Total 10 minutes.

    Alternating sets of situps 4 sets of 25 and leg lifts 4 sets of 15.
    Hyper extensions 3 sets of 15 with 25 lbs of weight

    One-Arm Dumbbell Row with 65lb 3 sets of 10 each arm.
    Lat pull-downs 3 sets of 15 85lbs
    Seated Cable Rows 3 sets of 15 85lbs
    Biceps Curl 3 sets of 10 90lbs

    Horizontal Calf press 4 sets of 15 @ 230lbs
    Leg Extensions 4 sets of 15 @ 130lbs
    Seated Leg Press 4 sets of 15 @ 190lbs
    Hip Abductor 4 sets of 15 @ 250lbs

    Shooting the bow 5 sets of three arrows 80yds Concentrating on good shots and form.
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    Thursday:
    Today is pack day. After work I will head out for a 4 mile hike with full pack weight plus a few more lbs. Should take about 1hr 15min. favorite workout day of the week!

    Update We did the 4 miles with full packs in 1hr 3minutes today. We were trucking right along!
    Last edited by 25contender; 04-10-2014 at 06:45 PM.

 

 

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