It was February when I was introduced to executive producer of the Huntco, Joe Allen, and learned about his planned trip to hunt Roosevelt elk in Oregon. We jumped at the opportunity to help Joe on his quest and the training began.
Over the next seven months with the help of the Wilderness Athlete 28 Day Challenge, Fit To Hunt exercise programming and online coaching Joe not only lost 15 pounds and earned an incredible level of fitness, he also connected on a magnificent bull with a well-placed 73 yard shot. The question after the arrow struck true and the hero pictures were taken is "What’s next?"
For many of us, that would be it. We achieved the goal and would quickly forget about all the things we did to obtain a high level of fitness and conditioning. We would start to exercise less and eat more foods that will accelerate weight gain and poor health. Pretty soon, we are back to the condition we were in before we started the journey to get #FitToHunt. We see it all the time. People get in shape to run races, look great for vacations or weddings or to satisfy job requirements….then we quit.
Last week Joe texted to say he wanted to continue the journey; a message that made me smile ear to ear. You see, Joe isn’t just an outdoor TV host. He is also:
➥ A husband
➥ A father
➥ A business owner
➥ An entrepreneur
➥ A friend
➥ A son
He has responsibilities and one of the bullet points in his job description is to be a role model for his two children. Instead of “dad bod” he is actively choosing with intent to be a fit dad.
There is no rest for the weary. He returned home from Oregon to just in time for bow season in Missouri and in order to produce an outdoor television show, you need footage; A lot of footage. This means limited time so here is what Joe is doing to stay fit and log hours in the stand:
Wilderness Athlete 28 Day Challenge:
Joe did a GREAT job improving his nutrition over the last seven months but found he had given back 3-5 pounds. He needed a kick start and finding success earlier in the year with the system, decided to do another challenge to get back to the 210 range.
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We created a customized In-Season program:
Joe specially requested an in-season program that would allow him to maintain his weight loss and fitness while still allowing plenty of time to chase whitetails. The theory is same for any athlete. For example, baseball players still train during their season but not at the same volume, frequency or intensity as pre-season because they are busy playing baseball. As outdoor athletes, we are out chasing deer from September through January in Missouri. It is important to continue with a workout program but cut back on volume, intensity and frequency so you can spend ample time in the field but not lose the conditioning you fought hard to obtain.
Joe set a measureable goal:
Joe dropped 15 pounds for his elk hunt. His plan is to drop five more pounds by January 2019 and an additional ten pounds by the opener of Missouri turkey season. By setting a larger overall goal and having specific milestones to achieve, he will have a clearer focus throughout deer season and the months in between deer and turkey season when he will ramp up his workouts and nutrition.
We also keep Joe on the straight and narrow by holding him accountable. After each workout Joe texts to let us know he has finished his routine. We also schedule regular phone calls or video chats to go over his program and make adjustments as needed.
I spoke to Joe last week as he traveled to Florida with his family to film an alligator hunt and he was genuinely excited about his program. He has a goal in mind, a plan and a support system that will help get him over the finish line and you will get to see the whole thing on the new season of the Huntco in January 2018.
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Contributions made by Fit2Hunt Staff!