A few years ago a good friend from college asked for help to get in shape. He was applying for a federal law enforcement position that required he pass a physical assessment. The performance standards he had to meet included completing the following for time or reps:
1. Run 1 ½ miles
As we discussed the development of his program I asked him how many pull-ups he needed to complete. He said “10.” I asked him how many he could do. He replied “1.” Since college he had put on 30 pounds. It was at that point that I explained that while we would make him faster and stronger, it would be much easier to rip off 10 pull-ups if he were 30 pounds lighter. Weight loss became the focus of his training and he easily surpassed the normal standards on all of his physical testing standards.
Many of you are already thinking about your Fall hunts and some of those outdoor adventures will require a tremendous amount of physical exertion on your part. Mule deer and elk hunting require a lot of walking with heavy gear in hilly, mountainous terrain. In fact, I had a conversation with a gentleman this afternoon who was expressing great concern over his elk hunt in Wyoming later this year. Yes, you need to improve muscular strength, muscular endurance and aerobic conditioning but if you are
For more of the Article see Here.