My get fit for elk plan

Discussion in 'Physical Training For Mountain Hunting And Backpac' started by valleysnyper, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. valleysnyper

    valleysnyper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the imput everyone, I am definitely learning about dieting. Knee isn't doing to good, think I need to fail it back alittle. Saw the surgeon he said no squats or lunges...he'll to be old and broken
     
  2. unclefish

    unclefish Well-Known Member

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    I would think if you just worked on loosing the weight first. your knee might feel better., when you do a high protein diet they don't want you exercising till after you loose some weight anyways. muscle weights more than fat. work on 1 thing first. don't give up.
     
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  3. bootsking

    bootsking Well-Known Member

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    Keep up the progress Gary! Before I had two knee replacements 10yrs ago, swimming was the absolute best therapy for pain relief plus it's great cardio exercise. When the time is right consider a knee replacement; it's no fun but after about 6 months of exercise being pain free and mobile is great. Continue to picture the elk in your sights for motivation.
     
  4. 7magcreedmoor

    7magcreedmoor Well-Known Member

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    Check out the thread on swings and getups. Kettlebells shouldn't bother your knee, and will give you some serious cardio along with basic strength.
     
  5. valleysnyper

    valleysnyper Well-Known Member

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    well guys, a little set back. My personal torturer was having me do squats leg presses and lunges...knee swelled up like a volleyball. Whent back to surgeon and he said STOP!!! told me to use elliptical machine only
     
  6. Adikted

    Adikted Well-Known Member

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    Try using the elliptical trainers that use both your arms and legs to keep your calorie burning up while taking some of the stress off your knees.

    I lost 70 lbs last year via diet and exercise (used an elliptical 4 days a week) one of the things that I had trouble with once I started hiking was descents.

    The elliptical going forwards works your climbing muscles alright but when you start going downhill you realize that you need muscles in the sides of your legs that you aren't accustomed to using.

    When you're feeling up to it, start working short sections of back pedaling in on the elliptical it will help.

    Starches are the devil, that's all I'll say about diet.
     
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  7. flowhnun63

    flowhnun63 Well-Known Member

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    Start out easy on yourself to lower risk of hurting joints or tendons.
    Mon/Wed/Fri cardio: Go for a brisk 45-minute walk, preferably including up and down terrain.
    Tues/Thurs/Sat muscular: Spend 30 minutes climbing up and down the local bleacher stairs (or a nice steep hill). Take regular short rests.

    Step it up a little.
    Mon/Wed/Fri cardio: Add short stints of jogging to your walk.
    Tues/Thurs/Sat muscular: same 30-minute routine, just cut down on rest time

    Start getting focused.
    Mon/Wed/Fri cardio: Begin pushing yourself, walking less and jogging more.
    Tues/Thurs/Sat muscular: Same 30-minute routine, add three squats and three lunges (don’t use weights) alternately during short rest periods.
     
  8. Buck300

    Buck300 Well-Known Member

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    I saw the post for sandwich ingredients, dont use mayo (fat)or mustard which is loaded with sodium. Sodium, sugar and saturated fat put and keep the weight on. Use avocado as spread and add tomato, lettuce onion etc.