Click here HuntingPA.com
Outdoor Community

HuntingPA.com Forums

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#2761212 - Tue Aug 28 2012 08:33 PM what the best way to get in shape for a elk hunt
goatman Offline
old hand

Registered: Thu Mar 13 2008
Posts: 1005
Loc: pa.
I just got asked to go on a elk hunt in Col. in the middle of Oct. what should i be doing to get in better shape for the thin air.

I'm 48 and over weight,i'm currently riding a bike 8 miles a day [app. 45 min.] and walking 3 miles . what else should i be doing?

Top
#2761324 - Tue Aug 28 2012 09:15 PM Re: what the best way to get in shape for a elk hunt [Re: goatman]
stevenstiegel Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Tue Oct 11 2005
Posts: 2776
Loc: You had 8 years to get this i...
Do your walks and biking at higher elevations- pick up the intensity with your aerobic exercise as well. Try to lose as much weight as you can before the hunt. So, get on a good eating regimen of 5 small meals a day every three others- no fried foods, simple carbs, fast food, and absolutely limit your alcohol. Fruits, veggies, whole grains, Lean meat, fish, legumes,and esential fats should be your staples


Edited by stevenstiegel (Tue Aug 28 2012 09:16 PM)
_________________________
For those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They will soar on wings as eagles..

Top
#2761557 - Tue Aug 28 2012 11:36 PM Re: what the best way to get in shape for a elk hunt [Re: goatman]
big28hunter Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Mon Feb 28 2011
Posts: 3559
Loc: PA
Get your pack, put 20 pounds in it, and hike around your area using the hills as much as possible! Best of luck!
_________________________
Working To Hunt
Semper Fi
GOD bless the USA

Top
#2761679 - Wed Aug 29 2012 07:57 AM Re: what the best way to get in shape for a elk hunt [Re: goatman]
TPlank Offline
The man

Registered: Mon Oct 11 1999
Posts: 10081
Loc: 5A/5B
I'm headed out in about 10 days for archery season.

I picked up an army surplus Molle frame with rucksack, put weight in it, and hiked the mountains near me. Still, I am not in the shape I would like to be but am better off then when I started 10 or so weeks ago when I decided to go out west.

I burn wood pellets so I used those for weight. Eventually I put a 50# of lime in the pack and do 5 mile hikes with it.

Top
#2761683 - Wed Aug 29 2012 08:05 AM Re: what the best way to get in shape for a elk hunt [Re: goatman]
jkhunter Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Thu Dec 19 2002
Posts: 4829
Loc: Pittsburgh
Make an appointment with your doc. Tell him what you are planning so he can give you a physical maybe even a stress test just to be safe.

Top
#2763266 - Thu Aug 30 2012 04:49 PM Re: what the best way to get in shape for a elk hunt [Re: goatman]
cspot Offline
Honored

Registered: Wed Dec 12 2007
Posts: 5490
Loc: Western PA-2A
I would get the Insanity workout and follow the program especially the diet. I am on it now and love it. IT wil get you in shape. No equipment required and takes about an hour a day.
_________________________
Traditions only last if you pass them down to your kids!

Top
#2765162 - Sat Sep 01 2012 05:55 PM Re: what the best way to get in shape for a elk hu [Re: goatman]
troutbert Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Thu Nov 02 2006
Posts: 4893
Loc: PA
Originally Posted By: goatman
I just got asked to go on a elk hunt in Col. in the middle of Oct. what should i be doing to get in better shape for the thin air.

I'm 48 and over weight,i'm currently riding a bike 8 miles a day [app. 45 min.] and walking 3 miles . what else should i be doing?


If possible, go out a few days early, to allow time to get acclimated to the altitude.

Top
#2765208 - Sat Sep 01 2012 06:51 PM Re: what the best way to get in shape for a elk hunt [Re: big28hunter]
YankeeHunter Offline
The man

Registered: Fri Jul 27 2007
Posts: 9226
Loc: Wayne Co., Pa
See yout doctor for a complete physical.

If cleared start hiking hills with the boots you'll be wearing on the trip and I'd say 30 to 40 pounds in your pack. You can start at 10 pounds and work your way up.

Carry aspirin and water with you on hikes and when hunting.

Go on a 2000 calorie 175 carb diet ... I lost 7 pounds in 3 weeks with minimal excercise with it. its 3 meals 500 cal 45 carbs each and 2 snacks 250 cal 20 carbs each.

I rarely go over my limit and rarely feel hungry.
_________________________
I donít know any redneck thatís not into fun. Thatís their middle name: Red-Fun-Neck.óSi

Top
#2765243 - Sat Sep 01 2012 07:45 PM Re: what the best way to get in shape for a elk hunt [Re: jkhunter]
fortgreg Offline
On the board

Registered: Mon Feb 08 2010
Posts: 201
Loc: Mentor-on the big pond-Ohio
Originally Posted By: jkhunter
Make an appointment with your doc. Tell him what you are planning so he can give you a physical maybe even a stress test just to be safe.

+1. Elk hunts can be rough. Good luck and be careful.

Top
#2766154 - Sun Sep 02 2012 09:58 PM Re: what the best way to get in shape for a elk hunt [Re: goatman]
nascarhunter39 Offline
member

Registered: Thu Aug 09 2012
Posts: 119
Loc: dauphin county, pennsylvania
i would walk the woods every where from trails to thicker parts
_________________________
if its brown its down
shoot first ask questions later
"Its not over till its over"

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Google Ads
HuntingPA Sponsors
60X Custom Strings
ADT Security
Arrowhead
Boondock Outdoors
FoxPro
Growing Up With Guns
Hilltop Seeds
Hunting GPS Maps
Huntworth Gear
James Creek Outfitters
Knob Mountain Kennel
Lancaster Archery
Lowes Whitetail Scents
Martz Gap Hunting Preserve
Midwest Turkey Call Supply
Magees Optics
Mt. Hope Game Preserve
Night Eyes Predator Lights
No Limits Outdoors
On-Point Outfitters
Outdoorsman's Insight Magazine
Pheasants Forever
Premier Hunting Adventures
Randy Kuntz's Taxidermy
Realtree
Stony Gun & Archery
TrailCamPro
Two Bear Outfitters
Ultimate Camo
Who's Online
119 registered (1A archer, 2-State Archer, 10der222, bandit1978, bbd!5b, 14 invisible), 274 Guests and 74 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Google Ads
Newest Members
Emerald Esox, tpr25, DH11, Firelight, Jim Keee
32867 Registered Users
Recent Posts
Hunting alone for black bear
by burk313
Bear
by whil e kioti
AR advice
by BOOTOXEN
aftermarket choke tubes
by weemannn
Easter Pie
by BCozhunter
Spinoff of Last Letter Game
by dc 21
The last letter game
by dc 21
New Topics
..swtch grass
by DANL
01:34 PM
Hunting alone for black bear
by Jericho
12:58 PM
Easter Bird!
by WADMAN
12:06 PM
I get to choose
by Moss
12:04 PM
Ruger 22/45 target barrel
by Buck72
11:09 AM
The 2014 HPA Garden Thread
by TATERDAVID
10:43 AM
GC May 19 Working Group Meeting to be BUSY
by Bluetick
10:31 AM
Top Posters
John S 37948
great white hunter 34441
RB-HPA 27568
RonM 26144
Bluetick 23218
DennyF 22654
TATERDAVID 22395
SigPro2340 21358
Peppy 20520
DIYASUB 19574
Forum Stats
32867 Members
100 Forums
103136 Topics
1312164 Posts

Max Online: 1692 @ Mon Dec 02 2013 08:38 PM

Please note: To post or reply to posts you must be a registered member and be logged in.  You can register by clicking on New User on the message board menu.