As we prepare to move into the turkey woods let me remind you that it is, in fact, the “turkey’s woods.” They live there and know how to use every rolling hill, draw, creek bottom and ridge top to their advantage. Let me also remind you they can see better than you, hear better than you and run faster than you which gives them a distinct advantage in their ability to survive.
High premiums need to be placed on camouflage, stealth and alertness. It is one thing to get into position before the sun comes up. It is something else altogether to run and gun when that gobbler has dug in his spurs and refuses to come to you. Moving quickly yet quietly through the woods is more than an art form; it also requires some physical tools.
Here are three moves you need in your workout program to increase your odds of bagging a bird this spring!
It all starts with a solid base and the goblet squat provides the ability to build both leg and core strength. The move can be performed with a dumbbell, kettlebell or milk jug and if balance is an issue, start from a chair, bench or box (as shown in the video) and work your way up to performing the move without a target under your bum.
Everyone asks us “why do we have to do this move?” Because each and every one
of us has had to crawl on our hands and knees at some point to move into position on a toe whether he is with a harem of hens or he simply won’t cross that fence (because having the gift of flight that fence is really hard to cross, too…sometimes turkeys infuriate me). Adding this move into your routine will help your ability to crawl into position should the need arise.
Low back health is important in our everyday lives. It is even more important when you are lugging around a vest loaded with calls, food, water, decoys and other paraphernalia.
No, you aren’t packing out an elk quarter but let me tell you this much, if you are conditioned and have to move locations multiple times, a weak low back will derail your hunt. The birddog is one of the easiest movements to perform because it is effective, requires no equipment and can
be done anywhere.
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