Short on time? The “No Excuses” workout for hunting season.

For those of us who hunt further from the trailhead, or just want to stay in great shape for the upcoming hunting season, work, family and a host of other things can sabotage a consistent training schedule.

I recently found this workout, and it makes for a great training session when time is limited. Go for broke on this one–it is short, intense, and harder than it looks.

  1. Squat Jumps – 12 reps. Start with your hands behind head, squat down, thighs parallel, explode up, repeat.
  2. Push-Ups – to failure. All the way down!
  3. Alternating Jumping Lunges – 20 reps each leg. Start in low lunge, with left leg forward. Explode up, switching legs in mid-air, landing with right leg forward. Repeat.
  4. Push-Ups – to failure.
  5. Speed Skater Jumps – 20 reps. Crouch down, left leg forward, right leg back, left arm up and right arm back, as if you are getting ready to sprint. Now, lunge to the right, landing on your right foot, left leg behind, not touching the ground. Lunge back left, repeat. Imagine that smooth back and forth style of a speed skater—mimic the arm movements, and lunge side to side as far as you can.

Do this circuit 3 times. Rest about 90 seconds between circuits. It will take you about 10-12 minutes, and if you gave it your all, you will be breathing hard and your muscles will feel it.


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