With a short workout, what are your main goals? Keeping heart rate up, numbers of reps, basically just getting out there and doing something? I played baseball all my life and our goals were to always gain strength and body weight, then run off the excess weight. We worked out pretty much for two hours everyday ay, so I'm having trouble moving to a different style of working out. I appreciate the suggestions everyone!
Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.
Genesis 27:3 (NKJV)
I think something like running would help the most. Strength is good but the biggest problem you will have hunting will be running out of breath, especially with higher altitudes. Do something that works your lungs and hart.
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" I am lost in the dust of the chase that my life brings"
10 squats, 10 burpees, 10 situps, sprint 200 meters. Get through 10 full times as quick as you can
If you live close to a high school after your body is feeling comfortable jogging you can try running bleachers for the 20 minutes to help build the leg strength.
All Work And No Play Is No Good At All
I'm in a similar situation. Finding an hour plus to workout each day or even a couple days a week is tough. Would it be nice to lift for an hour and run for an hour...yes, but I've got to keep things prioritized. I just finished all 10 weeks of T25 and I am happy with the results. As advertised they are exactly 25 minutes and you get a decent amount of cardio, body weight resistance workouts, and some weight resistance workouts. For 25 minutes it is a good workout. I lost 22 lbs (192 - 170) by doing this and eating better. No doughnuts or bags of chips for me.
Not that I was in horrible shape to begin with but, I can definetley see the difference and some muscle definition I haven't seen in places now visible again.
I used to be a gym rat, 2+ hours every other day with tons of supplements, different muscle groups etc.,etc...180lbs was the biggest I could ever get, started at 145lbs. Stopped working out like that 10 years ago. This last winter I hit 180 again but it ain't muscle this time, I run every other day now and do basic push-ups, crunches and burpees on off days. I have a pretty busy schedule and can't drive the 30-40 minutes to a gym and spend an hour doing what I can in less than 20 minutes at home. My main goal is to be able to do 3-5 miles hiking/hunting for the duration. It would be nice to be ripped again and WOW the ladies (dreaming) but....... Damn getting old sucks!
For a reference, I've averaged 165-170 the last 10yrs. I ain't no slouch so I blame it solely on AGE!!!!
Last edited by JasonGNV; 06-02-2014 at 09:26 PM.
I feel you on the age thing!! I will be 53 in August and the past few years I have felt the best I have felt in years before 50. I am like you I try to stay in shape knowing I will never be built like I was in my younger days. I try to do some type of exercise everyday. It might be the gym three days a week and running in the mornings before work. My favorite is just putting on a full pack and hiking with my nephew. I have been doing this for the past few years. If I miss a day I don't sweat it and during hunting season I miss a bunch of days because I am always hunting. After all hunting is what we do it for!!
If you can follow this routine, an hour a day will be all you need for basic cardio traning. If you can find time to for a long distance hike (even with an incline on a treadmill) and log close to 10+ miles a week you should be good to go.