The Extra Mile- North American Hunter Magzine


The North American Hunter Magazine is circulated to nearly 1 million households around the world taking pride in being in the know in regards to all things hunting. Everything from finding that big buck in your woods or planning the next big hunting adventure.

North American Hunter Magazine has underwent a huge facelift, now featuring a large format, a true hunting lodge table top magazine featuring three newly added sections, a hunting section, an outdoor section and hunt club content. With all of these changes, I am honored to announce that NAH has added me to the list of magazine editors as fitness editor with a column entitled The Extra Mile, to the now seasonal publication.

The Spring/Summer issue, featured Spring Training Preparing to hunt black bears and maul the mountains one step at a time.

You are all invited to visit and see for yourself how North American Hunter Magazine has changed.

I hope that you enjoy the new NAH Magazine.

All my best,


November 20th WOD


Effort and Attitude...

Life as an American citizen is all about choices and having the free will to pursue any hope, dream or vision that we may have for ourselves.

The pursuit of those dreams starts with our attitude and is followed up with the amount of effort that we are willing and able to put forth. Both are 100% in our own control.

If you can dream it, you can achieve it...that is a winning, successful attitude. If your mind starts to wander into insecurity, fear or doubt stop it right there and replace it with positivism, optimism and bravery. Stand tall today with an optimistic outlook on life and your future and everything in your life will surely begin to reflect that as well.

Not everyone has the same abilities in life therefore, we can only offer 100% effort to which we are able. If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, if you can't crawl, seek help. Never give up no matter what your goal is.



90 Minutes THR Elliptical



November 19th WOD

Happiness is a Journey

One day at a time...the past is gone. Okay, I am only posting this because the past two weeks have not been my best at getting in my workouts and I'm trying not to beat myself up over it.

Today is a gift and to celebrate the present, I made sure to hit the gym today!!! YIPEEEEE finally some me time in my gym!!! Well the gym at the Best Western it was.

I was also blessed today to spend a lovely fall day in the sun training my little puppy. I made the most of my "day off" and indeed had a beautiful day.


My journey is happiness.



My WOD is kind of light due to my having been absent from the gym. I wanted to walk tomorrow.

Two sets of 15 reps unless otherwise noted. Active recovery with no complete rest period between exercises.

Bench Press

          -Body Weight Squats x 50

Wide Lat Pull Downs

          -Walking Lunges x 26

Single Arm Cable Raises (shoulders)

          -Leg Curls

Bicep Curls

          -Leg Extensions

Tricep Push Downs


Andrew Ab Routine #1

20 Slow Crunches

15 Leg Raises

45 Seconds Rest

8 V-Ups

8 Laying Leg Raises

30 Seconds Rest

30 Flutter Kicks

10 Window Wipers

15 Seconds Rest

30 Side Crunches

10 In-N-Outs

30 Second Seal Stretch

30 Second Plank- Front, Left and Right



75 Minutes THR Elliptical


November 5th WOD

On Top of the World...

Today I woke up in my own bed in my own home. My oh my that felt good. It really is the simple things in life that make us the happiest and most fulfilled.

Feeling on top of the world, today was a great day. I felt amazing in the gym. Completely relaxed, with every rep, set, and exercise, my worries all seem to melt away.

What is left behind is me...feeling the muscles contract in my body with each concentric and eccentric movement, my heart beating faster, harder, like a tiny drum inside of me, my breath quick. I am completely in touch with myself, my body, my thoughts and my feelings. This is my happy place.

When I started working out over 10 years ago, I can honestly say that I did not feel like that. In fact, I was miserable in the gym and would rather do anything rather than workout. Today, I feel completely the opposite. My time in the gym is my reward and something that I look forward to.

If you dread the gym, keep after it, don't quit. It is only a matter of time before you call the gym your happy place too.


After completing the primary exercise (-) complete the active recovery exercise identified by the (*). There is no standing/sitting rest period between exercises or reps. Three sets of 12,10,8 for each exercise.

-Incline Bench


-Cable Flys

     *Walking Lunges

-Bench Press

     *Leg Extensions

-DB Military Press

     *Hamstring Curls

-Shoulder Raises

     *Calf Raises- 16/16/12


Abs #4- 30 second exercise followed by a 15 second rest. If you feel this is too easy sick with the 2:1 work to rest ratio and increase your times.


-Oblique Crunches

-Double Leg Raises

-Toe Touches


-Hanging Leg Raises

-Bicycle Crunches

-Raised Leg Circles

-Raised Leg Hold

-Mountain Climbers


-Hanging Knee Raises

-Prone Sit Ups


45 Minutes THR Stair Climber