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    Fitness?
    whats that?
    Only way I lost weight was a serious head injury and its pretty much stayed off.
    Don't recommend the method though.
    Im work fit, I always hated training.
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    I drive a desk at work so like keeping fit, I aim for 1x 1.5-2 hr walk with a 30lb pack the weekends I don't hunt.
    Use map my walk and Spotify.

    During week 20-30 mm hitt workouts 3-4 times, Kmart Dumbbells and online workouts
    Body coach or hasfit workouts

    Works for me
    Went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

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    If I know one thing it's that getting older make everything harder. Coming up 50 which is a shock on it's own.
    Between driving a desk, looking after a small workshop and a bunch of subcontractors and family I find it hard to get in much exercise.
    Coupled with a dodgy hip from a bone/blood infection when I was a kid I have to be a little careful.

    Anyway came to head a couple of years back with the hip etc could not lift the leg up to get into the car.
    So 1x a week I have a session with an body trainer focusing on core, small mussel stability around the hip, posture etc.
    2x a week I take the dog for a walk (4.6-5.3km) that involves 300-330 meters of vertical climb,
    Fast walk only not allowed to run as Jarring and impact is an issue for the problem hip, Carry small day pack with Water bladder, gps, first aid kit and PLB, head lamp, emergency bag and blood bag etc etc etc + phone, wallet & keys. (Ie, all the basics that live in my day bag, excluding knife, ammo, food, coat etc.
    I would love to do more but I need to give myself 48 hours recovery from the walks and one only has so much time to share around.
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    Pies, v, sausage rolls, McDonald's,
    Then work your arse off in hunting season
    I'm not the heaviest I've ever been but will get my shit under control soon and aim for the 100kg mark


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    I do lots of walking at work, but found using an exercise bike made a noticeable difference even after only a week.

    Im horribly unfit at the moment due to several surgeries and chemo over the past 10 months, though I'm still a long way better than I was a month ago. My hunt on Thursday really pointed out that walking on the paths around the uni is nothing like walking uphill with a pack and rifle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiddy View Post
    Pies, v, sausage rolls, McDonald's,
    Then work your arse off in hunting season
    I'm not the heaviest I've ever been but will get my shit under control soon and aim for the 100kg mark


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    I thought you looked fitter than the last time I seen ya. Can't be too bad.
    Most of your weight is in your height

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    I get on my mountain bike a fair bit and having a GSP who can run forever provides great company.

    I started a run bike thing with my dog last week.
    Cover 10km up and down small hills.
    I also have a program on my phone called deck of cards.
    4 exercises with 104 reps. Can choose any exercise you want. No rest.
    I do 25m shuttles, pressups or burpees, some ab stuff and the like.
    I do that maybe 2-3 times a week if the weather is good enough.
    But at the end of the day hill fit is hill fit.
    At 50 I still get around alright but takes a few days of climbing with weight to get where I should be.


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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I thought you looked fitter than the last time I seen ya. Can't be too bad.
    Most of your weight is in your height

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    Lol Dr Anna still says I'm obese, I don't take any notice of her, I prob see her once a year if that and just tell her I'm lighter than I used to be


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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiddy View Post
    Lol Dr Anna still says I'm obese, I don't take any notice of her, I prob see her once a year if that and just tell her I'm lighter than I used to be


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    Obese? ! OK? Shes a laugh eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiddy View Post
    Pies, v, sausage rolls, McDonald's,
    Then work your arse off in hunting season
    I'm not the heaviest I've ever been but will get my shit under control soon and aim for the 100kg mark


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    Something that's helped me is 16-8 intermittent fasting
    I 'try' to just have 2 meals a day, lunch around 1, dinner around 7.
    Just have to have water, black tea/ coffee in your 'fasting' period
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    I run about 50KM a week, lots of hills. Plenty of pressups & core post run.

    Will run a couple of ultra's a year. Has me peaking for hunts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooza View Post
    Something that's helped me is 16-8 intermittent fasting
    I 'try' to just have 2 meals a day, lunch around 1, dinner around 7.
    Just have to have water, black tea/ coffee in your 'fasting' period
    Yeah I do the same, Has defo helped control the ballooning during the last year of transitioning back into being a desk jockey.
    Hard for the first couple of days but don't even notice it now

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    [QUOTE=Nick-D;810868]Yeah I do the same, Has defo helped control the ballooning during the last year of transitioning back into being a desk jockey.
    Hard for the first couple of days but don't even notice it now[/QUOTE

    Yeah, same here

    They call it fasting but after a few days not that hard to skip morning meals.
    Def working for me dropping a few kg
    Went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

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    iv been trying to up my fitness for months though I did have a month off over xmas , was on the gym for 40 minutes 5-6 days a week & a half hour walk up half hour down a hill each day it did make a difference but I noticed a big improvement when I started swimming , id forgotten how hard it is after 50 meters I was f%#ked , slowly buy surely my breaks have been getting shorter , fitness is defiantly on the up , I really don't like how much time all these things take so my theory is rather that making the walks longer or more sets , laps etc just do them faster , my boss made me & the other trainee go for a run from the outram glen to lee stream last week I actually thought I was going to die but was really surprised how far I ran without a break I got there in 37 minutes couldn't believe it , then we had to setup pig rigs & zip lines back down the river with not much flow it took 2hrs to get back out , not surprisingly it only took 2 beers to finish me off
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    The strength you need is mainly in lower legs and to some extent in core. Naturally chin ups are very good for climbing in rough bush and so are dips.

    Cardiovascular and VO2 max are classic training but surprisingly seldom critical in hunting. The 700m climb in 7km doesn't have to be done fast. Running can be helpful but most people get overuse injuries and it's not a functional training for hunting. Likewise training carry ing a heavy pack has limitations and wears out your back and joints if you do too much. Rule of thumb is to do less training than hunting. Your body only has so many kilogram.kilometres in it before parts need replacing.

    Where you live, I would go up maungatautari once a week, taking the direct route from behind the exclosure not the new wheelchair road. This used to be the rootiest track in the country; I hope they dont try to tame too much more of it. Carry 10 or 20% of your body weight if you must but it won't be much fun.

    I do the haka steps twice a week and although it looks fairly pedestrian it does build up balance and calf strength and the 22min climb part has a pretty good effect on my cardioresp capacity. I see this as low volume high intensity training.

    Finally, avoid injuries specially sprained ankles.
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