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sheepguide

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Physicaly Preparing for Mountain Hunts
« on: June 21, 2011, 11:44:37 PM »
So what are all the mountain hunters doing to get in shape for the up coming season? Only 2 months till she opens so is everyone gunna be ready?

Ive been pretty slack this winter but have started hitting the gym and have been putting a few hrs a day with a resistance machine in my room at the rig.
Every couple days(gunna up that to daily) I have been running on a treadmill 1-2miles with lots of full sprints and full inclines. Then hit the leg press machine and do 10 presses at 250lbs then 10 at 400lbs then another 10 at 250. I then do 3 miles on the bike trying to vary my heart rate alot. Then its back to another round of leg presses.

My best investment for being stuck at the rig is my Tower 200 by Body By Jake. Its been a godsend. I use it in my room every day and sometimes multiple times a day.

So lets here what you guys are doing to try and help deal with then there hills.
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Re: Physicaly Preparing for Mountain Hunts
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 12:07:00 AM »
Eating ice cream! ;D  I have never worked out a day to prepare for any sheep hunt

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Re: Physicaly Preparing for Mountain Hunts
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 10:10:25 PM »
running 30-40km per week in the coulees and on the bike 2 times a week to get ready for a 50km trail race on the 9th.  did a 24 km run in the mountains sunday...that was a leg burner   :o

some weights ad well but i have been slacking on that one :-[

sheep season cant come soon enough   ;D
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Re: Physicaly Preparing for Mountain Hunts
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011, 08:01:48 AM »
I play Rapala Pro Fishing or Cabela's Big Game Hunter on XBox to prepare.

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Re: Physicaly Preparing for Mountain Hunts
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2011, 08:49:53 AM »
I knew there was a reason why I don't hunt sheep...

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Re: Physicaly Preparing for Mountain Hunts
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2011, 12:46:23 PM »
Eating ice cream! ;D  I have never worked out a day to prepare for any sheep hunt

We NEED to get out together....that's my exact routine! ;D 8) The one benefit of a camp job, lots of free ice cream.
It does hurt on the other end though!

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Re: Physicaly Preparing for Mountain Hunts
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011, 03:51:36 PM »
Last few years I've been training for a 50 km race in Sept. and that usually gets  you in pretty good condition for the hills. This year with all the crappy weather its been hit and miss up till now for training but starting to get some miles in now 3 short runs a week between 6 and 12 miles and one long run that will eventually max out around 24 miles. Makes some of the outings to the mountains a little more interesting when your running to the top of the trails.

This year trying to add a couple sessions of weights a week as well.

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Re: Physicaly Preparing for Mountain Hunts
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2011, 05:41:34 PM »
Eating ice cream! ;D  I have never worked out a day to prepare for any sheep hunt

We NEED to get out together....that's my exact routine! ;D 8) The one benefit of a camp job, lots of free ice cream.
It does hurt on the other end though!
Ice cream is my weakness.  The boys at the firehall all laugh because they work their butts off and I am in there on the tread mill eating icecream for breakfast ;D
Honestly I have always been in great shape.  The last couple years I have slowed down and I am not in my prime as I once was.  Maybe it is the drive.  I don't have the desire to kill a sheep as bad anymore.  I have been lucky to have killed a bunch of them and enjoy the hunt a lot more now.  Got to work on Getting a friend or 2 their rams now and if I see a big one along the way to keep me going then it is all good. 

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Re: Physicaly Preparing for Mountain Hunts
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2011, 08:34:07 AM »
I hope to walk when i can , do some cycling,Continue to go on hikes during the summer. Just got back from an alpine hike for 3 days and normally i am in shape. I made it there and back but i definitely have to work on stretching more and getting the cardio where it should be.
At work i will use the treadmill and leg squats on the universal machine we have.
I dont want to disapoint my Sheep hunting Partner this fall and not be able to keep up.. ;)

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Re: Physicaly Preparing for Mountain Hunts
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2011, 07:13:31 PM »
Im going sheep hunting for the first time this year... I run casing on drilling rigs and it keeps me in pretty good shape throwing tongs around... lately im hitting the bike hard again and going to get into a full out work out system..

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Re: Physicaly Preparing for Mountain Hunts
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2011, 10:04:33 PM »
So far I have been walking from the cart to the green or the tee box.  It has been a lot of work driving the cart the 5 miles around the course.  To make it a little harder I will sometimes carry a putter and a wedge to the green for a little extra resistance.  LOL 

I actually do some treadmill work at least 4 times a week for 2-3 miles at a time.  Doesnt get me in the best shape but certainly keeps me in the game.

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Re: Physicaly Preparing for Mountain Hunts
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2011, 09:01:19 AM »
I've never done anything to specifically get in shape for the mountains, and so far I've never had any issues.  Been lucky so far I guess.  I'm the oldest one in the group I hunt sheep with, and somehow I always manage to be able to out walk them.  Man that ticks them off lol.  It can only last for so long though, I would imagine :'(  See how it goes this fall, maybe I'll have to hit the tread mill next summer.

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Re: Physicaly Preparing for Mountain Hunts
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2011, 11:30:42 AM »
I can't buy a tag this year so I get to stay in camp and take care of horses, so all I have to do is get my arse and the horses in shape, which I've been working on. I'm stuck out on a rig though for the next three weeks so I did bring my pack and I'll get out on a few hikes with a little weight in it to see how the old legs are doing.

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Re: Physicaly Preparing for Mountain Hunts
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2011, 03:30:03 PM »
I've never done anything to specifically get in shape for the mountains, and so far I've never had any issues.  Been lucky so far I guess.  I'm the oldest one in the group I hunt sheep with, and somehow I always manage to be able to out walk them.  Man that ticks them off lol.  It can only last for so long though, I would imagine :'(  See how it goes this fall, maybe I'll have to hit the tread mill next summer.

Oldest is a good thing.  the young bucks run all over the mountain looking for their ram and the experienced ones know right where they are! ;)  Kind of like the young bull and the old bull ;D