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    Getting in shape for the season

    What are you doing to get in shape for hunting season?

    My wife wanted to lose weight, so she started kickboxing. None of her friends would go with her, so I went to show support.

    After that first class, it was evident I was about as unhealthy as I'd ever been (in addition to the fattest at 175lbs - which isn't huge, but if you know me you'll wonder where I had it). So I signed up. Now, we train three days a week and lift 2 or 3 days at the gym. Starting in September, I'll be starting muay Thai (after the college hunks go back to school and it's just the old guys and young women). With an appropriate diet, I have lost just about 10 lbs. and I'm considering running in one of those stupid obstacle course mud races.

    I really can't wait to go hunting... I might even go opening day, just to see if I can get to the top of the hill before the orange army.
    Africa Part 2: May 2018

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    I used to study karate but stopped 10 years ago for a variety of reason. Lifting was a good workout but I didn't keep at it consistently. At the end of May I started training at an old school boxing gym in Massapequa and it's been awesome. Last night I sparred for the first time in ten years and had a blast. Sadly the other guy was 18 (I'm 50) and 6 inches taller than me. He also has a reach like the Russian mob. I was sucking wind, big time but my footwork is (I think) better. I can't wait for the next class. Everyone tells me I look like I'm dropping weight. As of Wednesday of last week I was down 10 since June 1. I changed the diet up after that and I think tomorrow I'll be down more. Starting boxing wasn't to get ready for hunting, since I don't but it's been an awesome workout.
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      #3
      We have found that we love the anticipation of going. We start to question our sanity during warm up and we hate life during the mat exercises at the end. And by the time we get home, we can't wait for the next session.
      Africa Part 2: May 2018

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        #4
        Was always interested in Muay Thai. And pushing 50 yo and 245lbs at 5'10" I could use the exercise.
        Where are you thinking about going?
        You know what kind of people I really don't like?
        Other people.

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          #5
          I was going to a great school, but the owner was a dick and he double charged me...then refused to refund. Been looking for another good school for about a year now.

          I think I came home from those classes more bruised and battered than when I played sports. Got hit in the head with a wood stick, punched in the face, kicked in the ribs, kicked in the stomach...it was good times.
          “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

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            #6
            Originally posted by Mikey Ravioli View Post
            Was always interested in Muay Thai. And pushing 50 yo and 245lbs at 5'10" I could use the exercise.
            Where are you thinking about going?
            We go to Fusion MMA in Port Jeff - right on Bicycle Path.
            Africa Part 2: May 2018

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              #7
              Getting in shape for the season

              You fooled me with the title, I thought this was going to be a thread about Winter beers.

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                #8
                I'm 57 years old and averaging 18,000 steps a day. I tightened up my diet, I eat more and more plant based every year. At 6'2" and 197 lbs, I want to get down to 192 this fall. My heaviest was 255.

                I'm testing for my blue belt in karate this January. I like to get 100 hours a year of mat time, it's not that hard to do.

                And I do 1000 rounds of dry fire through various firearms.

                Other than that, I sit around and watch soap operas all day and reality TV at night.

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                  #9
                  Hitting a heavy bag is one of the best things to do for a full body cardio and anaerobic exercise.

                  I run, lift, and have been hitting the Muay Thai bag.

                  I've also been training in Okinawan Kara-te for almost 20 years.

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                    #10
                    Chris I did the tough mudder on LI last month. 10 mile course.

                    It was ok. 6 mile course would have been more "fun". After mile 8 it was just.... When is this over kinda feeling.

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                      #11
                      Running. I register for as many local 5k,5mi,10k races as possible. Once paid for, I feel obligated to train. However,I have accepted that 80+ percent of it is diet. Run all I want, but if I eat shitty, I stay fat.

                      Careful with the obstacle course races. They are really good at resulting in injuries if you are in less than perfect shape.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by mossy930spx View Post
                        Chris I did the tough mudder on LI last month. 10 mile course.

                        It was ok. 6 mile course would have been more "fun". After mile 8 it was just.... When is this over kinda feeling.
                        I might do the 5k Rugged Maniac in September... it's only 3.1 miles and they have beer at the end.

                        Originally posted by brirodg View Post
                        Careful with the obstacle course races. They are really good at resulting in injuries if you are in less than perfect shape.
                        If it doesn't kill me, it can only make me stronger... I might even try and spear a bear in November (too soon?)
                        Last edited by LIChris; 08-16-2016, 11:56 AM.
                        Africa Part 2: May 2018

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                          #13
                          Yeah tough mudder:

                          banged up and cut knee

                          Shins tore up and scraped

                          poison ivy on legs

                          large slice on my right palm

                          strained right quad

                          and my left elbow tendinitis (aggravated from moving 2 weeks before the race)

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                            #14
                            I start training a week before I plan to go to a mall to go shopping
                            "Those who beat their swords into plowshares will end up plowing for those who have swords."

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                              #15
                              My "getting in shape season" peaked about 2 months ago.....it's all downhill from there until I have to start to think about getting back into my Speedo next year.
                              “The Wise are silent, the Foolish speak, and children are thus led astray.”
                              Algernon Blackwood

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