Author: traintohunt

Fitness: Less Is More

Fitness in a hunting publication – gross!  Mike Deming has always believed that a fit predator is a deadly predator – thus a column dedicated to fitness for over six years.  Thanks Deming.  Maybe you don’t have time to workout or you’re burnt out on the same mundane routine.  I always preach that routine is the enemy, so keep workouts on shuffle mode and results will find you.  You don’t need a great deal of time to accomplish a lot of work and hopefully see immediate results.  Long and slow workouts are a thing of the past.  Duration has...

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Fitness: Don’t Kill Yourself

By Dan Staton, MS, PES Fitness & Archery Editor Late winter making you appear to be in your third-trimester?  Does your couch have a dent from your rear being parked for hours in front of the tube?  Here’s the issue; Getting older and loving to hunt has some real pain in the ass irony. As hunters get to the age where they can finally afford the really good hunts, they are often too out of shape to go on them. You don’t want to be in this predicament, so listen up.  You still have a chance, that’s right, it’s...

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Train To Hunt: Row

Dan Staton MS, PES Fitness & Archery Editor www.traintohunt.com February is a cold and dark month. Many hunters out West head out to call dogs into range, horn hunt, and some dedicated archers join the indoor leagues. Too many of us slowly hibernate behind our computer checking out applications and planning our fall hunts. How about you start getting ready for your hunt now with an indoor ergometer a.k.a the rower. You’ll never have to wait in line for the rowing machine. If you’re able to apply proper form and programming, this floor skimmer can sear more calories than...

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Pro’s Tips: Hunters Are Soft

By Dan Staton, MS, PES Fitness and Archery Editor I got the nod from Mike Deming (CEO Sportsman’s News) to have a little extra room for the January issue when New Year’s resolutions are prominent.  Instead of some cool workout ideas that you’ll never follow, I decided to soap box/guilt trip the average weekend warrior/hunter on the fact that we and our future generation of hunters are getting soft.  Hopefully, we can diverge from this downward spiral of softness.  So here goes.  Most of us work a 9-5 job, have a family and other responsibilities, but share a common...

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Train to Hunt: What Shape for the Holidays?

Dan Staton MS, PES Fitness & Archery Editor The holidays can be a joyous time of year shared with family and friends, but they can also bring implications of stress and anxiety.  Each year, we struggle to keep up with often-unrealistic demands and expectations that we unknowingly put on ourselves.  That’s why it is so important for all of us to relax and take good care of ourselves.  What shape will you be in heading into the New Year?  My contention is that way too often the shape you end up in after the holidays, ends up being the...

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