Physical Fitness

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  1. CharlieRayT

    CharlieRayT Active Member

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    I think it would be cool to see how everyone stays fit in the off season. How they train for upcoming hunts. Diet ideas and the like.


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    I've been a gym rat for 25 years. Usually an hour a day M-F. Some cardio, some functional work/lifting, some stretching. I'm fortunate to have a fantastic gym in my office building.
     
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    I’m down from 284 to 216. I’ve been low carb eating and walking/rucking a lot. I had a gym membership and enjoyed lifting but let it run out because of money issues. I hope to get back at it soon.


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    flinginairos Well-Known Member

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    I am doing the same. Went from 205 to 170 just cleaning up my diet and doing a few hikes a week with 50lbs in my pack. I have been getting back into lifting a little and i'm feeling pretty good!
     
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    Great job man. I’m using the Rucker pack and 45# Ruck plate from GORUCK. With water I’m probably right at 50#. Before hunting season I was at around 10/12 miles a week. I’ve slacked a lot. Gotta get back at it.


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  6. CharlieRayT

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    A big motivation for me was the fact that my younger brother had to have five bypasses. I have two stents in my LAD artery. Yep the Widow Maker. I feel a lot better.


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    I'm not any kind of expert on physical therapy or fitness or anything, however when I made inclined treadmill with a 25-pound plate in a pack on my back part of my regular routine, I soon experienced increased lower back pain and dropped that exercise. YMMV...
     
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    Yes I can see how it could cause that. I started out just using a 30# sand bag. For me it was my ankles that had to get used to it. I talked to a lady from GORUCK and she said it was a good idea to switch it up from light to heavy and vise-versa. Luckily no issues with my back so far.


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    Glad you guys are taking the time to get the weight off. I walk about 15-20 miles a week and use the total gym 3 times a week. Once the weather breaks I incorporate cycling into my routine 3 times a week with a big ride on the weekends. Just really more of a cross training routine that is easy on the joints.
     
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    I haven't been doing the treadmill with weight on my back, but I love hiking the treadmill on an incline. Not only do I feel like I get a better workout than running but it probably is a little easier on me mentally because it simulates what I'm training for better.
     
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    For exercise I do squat, shoulder press or bench press, deadlift 3 times a week. Cardio on non lifting days. For my diet use intermittent fasting and a low carb diet to keep me in shape. I adjust how heavy I lift, the amount of cardio I do and the amount of callories I take in based on what i want to do with my body at any given time .
     
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    Circuit training is the best route for me being busy with three little ones 3 x a week and it only takes me 30 min to complete


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    Nearest decent gym is 35 minutes from home so home gym for me. Trying to do 3 times a week these days but I'm playing on the wrong side of the basement (remodel). 5 times a week is my favorite. I have weight to lose and gainz to make. Another night in the office regardless. Most of my cardio is in the woods or Tabata. I'm thinking of picking up a fan bike soon. [​IMG]

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    Nice rack ;)
     
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    Last August I started going to a CrossFit gym & now my wife & 2 kids come as well. It’s a lot easier to squeeze in 4-5 days a week making a family activity out of it. Would like to add some weighted hiking into it. Nutrition was prob just as big as reg routine, been on Zone since then & it’s made a huge difference.
     
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    Been lifting for a few years and cycling. Recently I started doing cross fit. I've packed on some muscle and cut my body fat from 30% to now at 17% weight down from 235 to 208 with several pounds of lean mass added. My goal is to get around 180 by birthday and hopefully around 10-12% body fat.

    When it warms up i'll be adding in cycling days as I plan to do several 50-100 mile rides this summer
     
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    Do any of you ruckers actually do the events? I've done a few, and they are an accomplishment. Some of you have seen I have a tree in my basement. That tree was the log we carried during my first "challenge"

    As far as workouts for myself, I do a lot of beach body workouts and running. I always have to have a goal however or I can't stay focused. And I have a habit of pushing myself harder each year.

    I did my first Spartan trifecta last year. I trained hard all spring and summer to pull that off. According to my Nike running app, I logged over 500 miles last year. I did the sprint in MN the super in Chicago and the beast at Breckenridge. I haven't been training as hard this winter and I can tell.

    I stepped it up, and this year I signed up for the ultra beast in Colorado. Then they changed formats and upgraded it to their new event the"ultra"

    I'll be honest, that one has me worried. It's a minimum of 30 miles with obstacles in the mountains. I have about 14 hours to complete the course.

    My first event this year will be a half marathon in April. Followed by three Spartans, a warrior dash, and maybe a tough mudder.

    I'll say one thing, when elk season comes along each year, the mountains don't scare me after a summer of training......



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    Monday Morning Meditation. No kids. Just me and my heavy things. [​IMG]

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  19. sureshotscott

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    Looks like a great home gym setup.

    In my early gym rat years I would prefer some kind of open-to-public facility where most people got in, worked hard, and went on about their day. Today the smartphone is changing my opinion on that, so many kids "going through the motions" of half-assed exercise while slaved to the screen of their phone. :(
     
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    Too true. Social media is good and bad. I see what you are talking about in the commercial gyms. It's distracting and slows down the whole gym. The intensity isn't there. In my home gym, social media is an avenue for motivation on those challenging days when good music doesn't cut it. Even a "pep talk" with a youtube motivational video can help. I'm glad I don't have to play in the commercial gyms anymore.

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