Questions answered?

Discussion in 'Physical Training For Mountain Hunting And Backpac' started by Wlfdg, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    You can't train for altitude without actually being at altitude. Gadgets like altitude masks don't actually work the way they're advertised.
    What you can do is maximize the training variables you have within your control.
    If you go back and read post #7 you'll have a general understanding of training variables you need to manipulate.

    How old are you?
    How much time during the week do you have to train?
  2. geusterman

    geusterman New Member

    Dec 7, 2014
    Wldfg, thanks for offering your help as this issue critical but most guys live on youthful memories. My question: I have been steady in fitness for 32 years and love the freedom a few short hours a week produce. My issue is decreased miniscus and increasing knee pain. It cuts into my fitness and last year really hurt my hunt. It comes and goes. I managed to keep up with dogs all day in HI pig hunt last winter unexpectedly but not without big recovery. When do knees finally get replaced? I am 67 and always been active except when I sit at a desk all day. :)
  3. bigbulls

    bigbulls Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2015
    tagging on
  4. ndking1126

    ndking1126 Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    That's what I had heard, but I was hoping you might have a different answer.

    I am turning 34 this month. I typically run for 30 minutes a day 2-3 times a week. I do normal work around the house.. mowing the lawn, occasional building projects, periodic reorganizing the garage, etc. I also do about 10-15 minutes of things like push ups and situps 2-3 times a week.

    If I was training for a specific event (like a hunting trip in CO), I would do more. Probably 2-3 months out I'd add walking with a weighted backpack and leg exercises like squats and lunges.

    Wlfdg, I appreciate you taking the time to answer questions. You might consider coming up with a sticky that outlines a basic plan for someone who is completely out of shape and another plan for someone who is in decent shape.