Spoiler Alert: You are not doing it!
Sure, that is a simplistic way of looking at it but one of the hallmarks of a Fit To Hunt program is keeping things simple. Once you overthink it or try to do too much, feelings of being overwhelmed set in and you quit. With bow season for whitetail and elk opening across the country, now is the time to nail down some key concepts so you can stay fit for the field, healthy and maintain a steady workout routine.
Pick something and do it a lot:
Here is the biggest secret that other coaches don’t want you to know. If you push yourself even the slightest bit outside of your comfort zone on a regular basis, you will see improvements in conditioning, body fat, strength, etc. There are an insurmountable number of exercise combinations so try not to get lost in the white noise out there and do something. Preferably 3-5 days per week.
In sales, we are trained to overcome objections. Fitness is no different. If you allow your brain to start rationalizing all of the other things you “need” to do, fitness and nutrition get put on the back burner. Here is the deal, if you do not plan out your workouts the likelihood of them happening is zippo. Place them in your calendar and treat them like they are the most important meeting in the world and you will keep them. Do not give yourself an excuse to get out of exercise.
Get a stronger why:
I’m a big believer in passion. If you do not wake up every day with a burning desire to crush your goals, then your goals may not be strong enough. Case in point I know a guy who has not exercised in years who has been doing a boot camp 3-4 days a week for the last three weeks. His why? His wife won’t let him go on an elk hunt in 2019 unless he is in good enough shape to return home safely. Guess what? He is exercising regularly. If you aren’t, re-think your goals.
You are doing the wrong workout:
Yes, yes, we said do anything but are you doing the workout that speaks to your likes, dislikes, personality and goals. Zumba is a great class and if that is all you will do, awesome job of moving but spicy dancing won’t help you a ton on the mountain. There are also a lot of garbage workouts out there in the guise of functional fitness.
If you are frustrated, stuck, unmotivated or simply looking for a change, we would love to help. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
The workout is the “how.”
Understanding your why or reasoning for doing the workout is critical.
Follow the tips above and you will find yourself crushing your workouts and obliterating your goals!
Contributions made by Fit2Hunt Staff!