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Old 04-19-2011, 09:51 PM
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So how do you get into shape???

So my dad and I would really like to go hunting somewhere in the mountains. Thing is I don't think either one of us is in the best shape we could be.....so I had the thought how do you get into shape before a "out west hunt"????
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:28 PM
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Re: So how do you get into shape???

There really is no way to prepare yourself for the altitude change. 'Bout the only thing you can do is cardio cardio cardio. You have to condition your muscles to function with less O2 than they are accustomed to. Find the steapest hill you can and walk up and down briskly until you puke and then pick up the pace to a jog after tossing on a pack board with 100# strapped to it and repeat until you pass out. Do this 8 days a week.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:59 AM
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Re: So how do you get into shape???

Hahaha, ok so cardio and muscle strain, sounds like a good workout!!!!
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:14 AM
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Re: So how do you get into shape???

A stair climber is what I use. Do it for 30 minutes at a time and then start using a pack while on the stair climber 50 pound bag of shot works good and when you feel good add another 50 pound bag. I live at 6500 feet so altitude does not affect me as much as someone at 1000 feet. Takes about three days for you to ge acclimated to the altitude.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:24 AM
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Re: So how do you get into shape???

Thats another good idea!!
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:05 AM
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Re: So how do you get into shape???

I chase elk during bow season to get into shape, the first week is brutal!! But after that we're GTG till lion season, then that takes all the rock star right out of ya following hounds all day!!
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:59 PM
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Re: So how do you get into shape???

Im starting to get older but love chasing elk. My program, hunt as much as possible, watch what I eat more, ski in off season, horn hunt,bear hunt, bow hunt, rifle hunt,stay active. Try to keep up with my 16 year old wrestler,football,track,baseball kid. I can still out hike him, but he takes off alot faster than me When I was in my 20-30's I used to go on high mountain fishing trips in Glacier park, got in some good hikes and caught some 2-4 lb. cutthroats on the fly.

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