Nothing like having to break up a set of 20 pushups into 5 sets of 4It's my favorite. Started not even able to complete it a little over a year ago. Did an "elite" version this morning that's an upgrade to the freebie to make it even harder. It's a sweet one to watch progressions and kicks your rear for sure.
That is some achievement, and a great post, I totally agree with everything you wrote, this also coming from a running flatlander!You'll shoot your eye out with a bb gun also.
Running doesn't blow out your knees. If you ask an orthopedic surgeon what kind of people they are seeing come through, the majority are actually going to be mostly sedentary obese individuals. There will be some athletes, especially those that have contact and quick turns, but the knee replacements are mostly on people that are overweight. There are occasionally people that have a bad knee that is aggravated by running but it really isn't the norm. There are lots of people with huge lifetime running miles (as in 100,000+ miles logged in their lifetime) that have perfectly fine knees.
Since I got serious about being in shape for hunting in 2011, I've logged over 13,000 miles with over 2,000 miles a couple years. If you throw out 2011 which was the first year I started running, I've averaged 1,771 miles a year for the last 7 years. My best running streak was 123 straight days and 971 miles for an average of 7.9 miles per day over that period.
I'm not some superman. On the running forum that I post on, I would barely be considered a serious runner. Lots of those folks are routinely hitting 70 to 100 miles a week and 3,000+ miles a year. I've seen a few logging 4,000+ miles a year. These guys aren't blowing out their knees.
Running has be a transforming experience for me on my hunting. I am able to recover quickly and hit it hard day after day when I am in the mountains. Instead of getting to the top of a mountain and wanting to drop and not go any further, I find myself thinking about dropping down into the valley and up to the next ridge over to see what is over there. I end up having to slow down and wait on people much younger than me. For a flatlander I personally think that running is about the best thing you can do to prepare yourself for elevation. You truly are physiologically changing your ability to process oxygen more efficiently and effectively all the way down to delivering red blood cells to the muscles. There is a lot of science behind it that I really don't understand but it works. I know beyond a doubt that I am in better shape for tackling a mountain hunt now at age 51 than I was at age 41, probably even in my mid 30's.
Okay, that's my novel. Take it for what it's worth. Nathan
I had to switch to the bike from the elliptical when they did away with the elliptical. I use to max out the calories for the elliptical. The last time I did a PRT was over a year ago and I made the mistake of riding by bike to work before the PRT.Im a big fan of a bike seeing as how it’s better on the knees for me. I even bike the PRT since I’m used to it. I ride mine at least 10-20 miles every day on top of go on hikes with a full pack throughout the week. I mean it sounds like you have a solid plan so try it for a little and see if you notice a difference.
That’s exactly why I do the bike now. Lol probably not the best idea.I had to switch to the bike from the elliptical when they did away with the elliptical. I use to max out the calories for the elliptical. The last time I did a PRT was over a year ago and I made the mistake of riding by bike to work before the PRT.