Getting into Turkey Shape

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RE: Getting into Turkey Shape

Postby saxman » February 4th, 2009, 4:21 pm

I had a Kidney Transplant in March of 07 and the meds I'm on just beat me up and make everything phyisical very hard but I love to hunt so much that it motivates me to do what I need to do to be there.
I've killed 7 deer so far this season and did all the work myself
I'm proud of that.
I am chomping at the bit for March.

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RE: Getting into Turkey Shape

Postby Cut N Run » February 4th, 2009, 5:59 pm

I used to play hockey (ice & in-line) year-round and ran 3-5 miles every weekday, plus did 250 to 275 push-ups after the run in the morning before work. The car crash I was in on 4-21-07 ended my hockey career at age 46 (can't stand another head injury) and hard running hurts, skating is out of the question, but I still jog for exercise to the best of my ability most days.  I had shoulder surgery two weeks ago to rebuild my left shoulder and get me more feeling in my left arm/ hand. The stitches come out tomorrow & I'll have to go back to square one on the rehab for my shoulder, but I should be good to go by turkey season.  if not, I will just have to shoot right-handed. My best hunting buddy offered to do the shooting if I couldn't, as long as I called 'em in... 
It is all about desire (just like typing this with one hand).  When I was in rehab working to get my broken pelvis used to bearing weight again, I met many people who were more busted up than me working their hardest, when they didn't have as good a chance to get back to as good a condition as I did. Anytime the thought of how hard it is for me creeps into my head, thinking how steep a hill they had to climb always gives me that cold slap of reality.
I love turkey hunting and would probably be out there trying if I had to do it from a wheelchair.
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RE: Getting into Turkey Shape

Postby sonofdsouth72 » February 5th, 2009, 5:45 am

i do plenty of walkin with my job . plus im always hunting so i kind of stay in shape till after turkey season i get lazy when fishing .
there never is a off day of hunting !

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RE: Getting into Turkey Shape

Postby turkaholic » February 5th, 2009, 4:02 pm

Seems like every year around this time it feels like I'm carring around 10 to 15 extra pounds. I use the approach of turkey season to motivate myself to loose it. It sure feels good to get it off but its getting harder every year to do it.
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RE: Getting into Turkey Shape

Postby rbewilson » February 6th, 2009, 11:04 am

As for myself I go to the gym a couple times during week ,and scout for turkeys when I can helps me to.

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RE: Getting into Turkey Shape

Postby mark hay » February 6th, 2009, 12:06 pm

been doing the same job for 24 years. i do a lot of walking,,,on concrete. it ain't exercise by no means. that stuff is poison at its best.
i attached one of those gizmos that measure how far you walk. one ten hour day = 9+ miles of concrete. i agree that walking is good exercise ,,,,if you are walking in grass , where you must pick up your feet. want more ,,,walk in some fescue about 6 - 8 inches tall,,,add some incline and you muscles will ache,,,for a day or two.
i don't claim to be in top condition ,,,toward the end of spring season i feel a lot better than i did early on.

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RE: Getting into Turkey Shape

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RE: Getting into Turkey Shape

Postby JPH » March 10th, 2009, 4:18 am

Check out this board on our brother forum, D&DH.

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RE: Getting into Turkey Shape

Postby OTSDAWA_RIDGE_HUNTER » March 10th, 2009, 5:20 am

45 minutes of cardio here 3 days a week.  I switch between the eliptical, stair stepper and the treadmill at various inclines and difficulty.  The stair stepper I hit hard the last 2 weeks of April because the area I hunt in Upstate NY has tall ridges everywhere and it gets me used to walking up steep areas.  I keep in pretty good shape being in the Coast Guard and all but I like stepping it up at the gym 6 weeks before the season because it makes it a whole lot easier for me.
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RE: Getting into Turkey Shape

Postby OHhunter » March 10th, 2009, 8:27 am

I've been running about 5 days a week for last couple weeks, I just got up to 3 miles this week.

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