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    Hunting fitness

    So what do you all do for hunting fitness?
    I realise there is no substitute for actual hunting but some of us don't have the luxury of getting into the hills every other day.
    I've always enjoyed getting into the gym and smashing a few weight over but in the past I have been guilty of being too strength focussed. The old "too much weights not enough speed work"
    These days I try for more of a HIIT approach. High intensity done in an hour.
    This is my typical training week.
    Monday 4.5 km run in the morning before work. I always walk the dog in the mornings before work but this year Ive started running 3 mornings a week and waking him on the other days.

    Tuesday 4.5 km run and a raiders Blitz later in the day. A raiders Blitz is 1000m row, 10 burpees, 10 press ups, 800 metre row, 12 burpees, 12 squats, 600 row, 15 burpees, 15 press ups, 500 metres, 18 burpees, 18 squats, 400 metre row 20 burpees, 20 pressups and a 300 metre row to finish.
    You can substitute running for rowing if you wish.
    This should take you 20-25 minutes.

    Wednesday Raiders Blitz

    Thurday Upper body workout.This is a circuit. I start with Chins, then Pulldowns, Benchpress, Power cleans, Dumbell press, Dumbbell rows with deadlifts to finish. I lift as havy as I can going for about 5-6 reps per exercise. This way I'm keeping my strength up and doing a circuit with minimal rest between sets keeps my cardio up. I usually do about 1 warm up set and 4 "loaded" sets. Takes about 45 minutes and at the end Im pretty tired.

    Friday 4.5 km run in the morning. Legs in the afternoon. This is another circuit. start with lunges , step ups (both 10 on each leg), box jumps (10) squats (10) ,Single leg leg press 10 on each leg, Calf raises 15 on each leg. Thats my warm up. My loaded sets are the same except I have a 15 kg weight in each hand. I'll do about 3 or 4 loaded sets. This takes about 45 minutes as well.

    Weekends I'm hopefully hunting.
    The only problem with what I'm doing is the short duration of my workouts isnt condusive to build up endurance but that can really be helped.
    I've got a walk in trip on Friday to Sunday so it will be interesting to see how I go.
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    I am probably as fit as I have ever been. I trained for a 50K run back in Jan. I was running 6-8k twice during week, upto 25k run on Sat then 4-6k run on Sunday. I recently went into a hunting spot I normally go to, gains 700m over about 7k. I did it the easiest I have ever done it.
    Cardio needs to be near to or over an hour to have much gain for hunting in my opinion.
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    I have none at all as I discovered this weekend. have lost 6 kgs over the last couple months thought I was getting better , nope same sorry unfit person as before xmas.

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    I'm pretty fit from training/sparring, but for specificity I throw in a couple of hill sprint sessions or stair climb sessions. I have also take to climbing the mount once a week with 15kg in the pack.
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    All I can say is start trying to get some longer distances your runs? I imagine 3.5 is only takes you 20-25mins. Try get up earlier and get 10ks in. hunting in the hills is more about endurance and stamina then strength.

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    Will try to some longer runs in the mix

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    try bench half body weight 30 times ,row 500m, bench 20reps, row 1000m, bench 10reps row 2000m in 20 min or less
    if to easy bench full body weight

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    next 20 min or less exercise
    row 1000m in 3min 20 sec
    press up 35 reps
    deadlift 80 kg 15 reps
    pull ups 15 an way you prefer
    3 min plank

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    one burbon ,one scotch and one beer....Im in shape...round is a shape.
    I predominately bush stalk so a slow plod is better than a fast walk.in the worst condition ever sitting 115-120kgs at present but still tipped over a deer yesterday and left not a scrap of meat behind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy79 View Post
    next 20 min or less exercise
    row 1000m in 3min 20 sec
    press up 35 reps
    deadlift 80 kg 15 reps
    pull ups 15 an way you prefer
    3 min plank
    Gotta love the Erg

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    Nothing much usually, don't drink any beers weeks before a big trip and a few walks. Only weigh 75kg so doesn't take much to get hunting fit.

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    Been doing 1k morning and night .Not getting any fitter. (you would think getting on and off the quad would do something)
    Probably should go for a walk up the bush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevereadyfreddy View Post
    Been doing 1k morning and night .Not getting any fitter. (you would think getting on and off the quad would do something)
    Probably should go for a walk up the bush.
    mix it up by having sex 10 times a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy79 View Post
    mix it up by having sex 10 times a week
    All that would do is improve my grip strength...... Could help with pistol shooting tho? Silver lining to everything eh.

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