Summit Treestands
Exercise thread
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
Heartshot 11-Jul-18
eddie c 11-Jul-18
APauls 11-Jul-18
Ucsdryder 11-Jul-18
Treeline 11-Jul-18
midwest 11-Jul-18
Charlie Rehor 11-Jul-18
Treeline 11-Jul-18
Ucsdryder 11-Jul-18
butcherboy 11-Jul-18
ElkNut1 11-Jul-18
Slate 11-Jul-18
BULELK1 12-Jul-18
BOHUNTER09 12-Jul-18
Pigsticker 12-Jul-18
12yards 12-Jul-18
PECO 12-Jul-18
jordanathome 12-Jul-18
Fuzz 12-Jul-18
Stoneman 12-Jul-18
midwest 12-Jul-18
Thunder Head 12-Jul-18
ElkNut1 12-Jul-18
Z Barebow 12-Jul-18
midwest 12-Jul-18
bear bowman 12-Jul-18
ElkNut1 12-Jul-18
JAbbott 14-Jul-18
ground hunter 14-Jul-18
bigbulls6 14-Jul-18
midwest 15-Jul-18
Z Barebow 16-Jul-18
Forest bows 16-Jul-18
Thunder Head 16-Jul-18
midwest 16-Jul-18
12yards 17-Jul-18
midwest 17-Jul-18
drycreek 17-Jul-18
Heartshot 17-Jul-18
From: Heartshot
11-Jul-18
Man I'm gone for 5 years and there is no exercise thread anymore? Is everyone using hoverboards or something?

From: eddie c
11-Jul-18
main question, why have you been gone for 5 years? :>)

From: APauls
11-Jul-18
no time to exercise when you're busy manscaping

From: Ucsdryder
11-Jul-18
You baby. Real men get in shape while elk hunting.

From: Treeline
11-Jul-18
Us real men save it all up for hunting season!

Only have so much exercise banked up (like vacation) and don’t want to use it all up before huntin’ season! ;^)

From: midwest
11-Jul-18
Welcome back, Barrett!

You start....what hunts do you have coming this fall and how are you training? :-)

11-Jul-18
We’ve “evolved” to electric bikes:)

From: Treeline
11-Jul-18
Good one, Charlie!

Dang, you’ve missed a lot lately, Heartshot!

11-Jul-18
Yep. I have concluded that either everyone is muscular and in shape now or happy being fat and out of shape.

From: Ucsdryder
11-Jul-18
Lol Charlie! Fitness doesn’t become an issue until you get an elk on the ground. 5% success in Colorado...I like those odds! Give me another donut.

From: butcherboy
11-Jul-18
If you trip carrying all the extra weight of elk meat on your back it doesn’t hurt as much. Like bouncing off a rubber ball.

From: ElkNut1
11-Jul-18
Barrett, I'm with you, I'm an exercise nut, Ha Ha!

ElkNut/Paul

From: Slate
11-Jul-18
Then makes a post and can’t answer anyone. See you in 5 more years

From: BULELK1
12-Jul-18
Welcome back!

Same old boring daily workouts for me...…..

It's a year round gig anymore for most all of us.

Good luck, Robb

From: BOHUNTER09
12-Jul-18
Welcome back. I started the 21 day fix exercise program yesterday. Pretty sore today.

From: Pigsticker
12-Jul-18
If you do a search there are several threads that discuss exercise. Most peeps start a little further out than 6 weeks and many attack the beast daily year around.

From: 12yards
12-Jul-18
Lift and/or run/eliptical/walk 4-5 times per week.

From: PECO
12-Jul-18
My dog is too old to take on walks anymore. I did ride my bicycle twice this summer. An actual pedal bike, I'm converting my road bike to a gravel bike. I didn't draw a tag so I will hunt elk OTC on private property. I can get a ranch truck or ATV close enough to get elk out should I get lucky. So I'll take another donut and a few beers this afternoon. I'll start working out when it cools off.

From: jordanathome
12-Jul-18
Welcome back! It is scouting season which gets me the exercise I need. Well, maybe less than I need but it is what I get. Walking works for me.

From: Fuzz
12-Jul-18

Fuzz's embedded Photo
Fuzz's embedded Photo

From: Stoneman
12-Jul-18
Chinese doctor says "heart only have so many beats"...that said, I train and shoot my bows all year long so I can hunt in September.

From: midwest
12-Jul-18

midwest's embedded Photo
midwest's embedded Photo
midwest's embedded Photo
midwest's embedded Photo
I don't train for THIS season, I train for the next 20 plus seasons!

I had a heck of a spring completing Boston in horrible weather conditions, a local marathon which I PR'd, and my first 50 mile ultra all within 4 weeks. Spending more time lifting, running trails, and kickboxing class this summer. Shooting the bow daily and weekly weighted pack hikes are coming up.

Feeling pretty damn good and turning 60 in September!

From: Thunder Head
12-Jul-18
I did a 1,000' climb with 40 pounds in my pack late yesterday. 90+ degrees and 70% humidity.

Being a flatlander sucks when it comes to mtn. hunting.

From: ElkNut1
12-Jul-18
midwest, you're an inspiration, awesome feat & love the phrase (training for the next 20 years)!

ElkNut/Paul

From: Z Barebow
12-Jul-18
When I grow up, I want to be just like Nick! LOL!

Paul- He is a fun guy to hunt with also!

From: midwest
12-Jul-18
I suck at killing elk so I need lots of seasons!

12-Jul-18
I've been training hard for 20 years myself........42 - 62 and I'm hoping I get another 20 or more also! I just beat an active duty Navy SEAL a couple months ago in 3 mile swim and he was wearing fins. He did beat me pretty good in the drinking contest we had afterwards though......

From: bear bowman
12-Jul-18
I've mostly recovered from a frozen shoulder. I'd say I'm at least 75% recovered. It's good enough that after a year or so with zero exercise, I'm back to exercising daily and I feel great.

From: ElkNut1
12-Jul-18
Brian, I don't doubt that for a second, I bet he's an elk packing beast too!

ElkNut/Paul

From: JAbbott
14-Jul-18
Daily 4 mile walk with a 40# pack. Getting ready for NM unit 34 and I tuned 70 last month.

14-Jul-18
I admit, the humidity slows me down,,,,,, I am such a trout bum, it interferes with my work out time,,, but I get it done,,,,,, its year round for me....... by the way, the trout fishing in the UP this year, has been majic, water levels are great, and best part is, there is no one out, fishing anymore

From: bigbulls6
14-Jul-18
Run, Bike, lift repeat! I retired from law enforcement after 31 years I work heavy construction now so Iam out in the heat and humidity so Im getting a little harder!! Hard to eat doughnuts and run heavy equipment!

From: midwest
15-Jul-18
I love training in the heat and humidity. It slows you down but there are all kinds of benefits and your body will adapt.

I'm getting ready to head out on a 12 mile run this morning, then this afternoon a group of us are doing a burpee challenge on the football field. Start with 20 burpees on the sideline, run to the other sideline, 19 burpees, back to the other sideline and keep laddering down to 1 burpee. 210 burpees total! #embracethesuck

From: Z Barebow
16-Jul-18
Great job Nick! I had never done a burpee until my daughter challenged me to do 30 burpees a day for the month of April. (No limits on how many per rep. I could do 2 per hour or all 30 at once) I will admit they made a difference, but I didn't enjoy it!

From: Forest bows
16-Jul-18
I've lost 25# in 2 mounths on the Goat tag diet......

From: Thunder Head
16-Jul-18
Everyone is different but, I alternated days lifting weights and running for years. Then a knee problem finished the running. My cardio suffered. I started doing a crossfit "type" workout. I do a circuit of: burpees, pull ups, clean and press, push ups and different dumbbell exercises. My motor hasn't been this good since I left the Army. That was 28 years ago too!

Increased the weight in my pack to 50#s this morning. Come on Sept.

From: midwest
16-Jul-18

midwest's embedded Photo
midwest's embedded Photo
BUCK FURPEES!!!!

From: 12yards
17-Jul-18
How old are you guys?

From: midwest
17-Jul-18
Older than dirt....I turn 60 in September.

From: drycreek
17-Jul-18
I just read the REAL exercise thread three times and then take a nap. Next week I'm reading it four times. The next five times. Gotta work into it so I don't strain anything.......

From: Heartshot
17-Jul-18
oh uhhh sorry! I am shooting daily. I crossfit 5 days per week. I am doing an xterra tri in Aug in Missouri and a Spartan in early September. In the last three years I have had rotator cup surgery and ripped my hamstring from my pelvis. It got tied up with >20lbts though. Killed a nice one last year though.

  • Sitka Gear