Your Core is everything! Just about every movement or exercise done by the body utilizes your core. A weak core could and may lead to back injuries which could put a dampener on your quality of life. Core training should be the centerpiece of any exercise program you participate in. Having a strong core will increase your odds and allow you as a hunter to get in awkward positions to make the right shot when it counts.
Today’s focus was abs and cardio. The picture above is me performing a weighted hip lift with a corkscrew (twisting my hips) to engage my obliques. To increase resistance and challenge my core strength, I added a 100lb. dumbbell between my feet. The movement is very slow keeping my feet directly over my hips throughout the entire exercise. This was just one of five exercises I performed to keep my core strong. Following my core exercises was 35 minutes on a spin bike with 6 total sprints keeping my heart rate in my training zones. This will continue to improve my overall cardiovascular endurance and will play a key role while on a stalk trying to get into position to make an ethical shot. The more conditioned you become, the better odds at success in the rugged high country of Colorado. Let the Training Continue. Hunt Strong!