About 4 years ago my friend Brad and his brother Kid President had an idea to help the homeless. So he decided to collect socks and then give them to those in need.
Now it is time for us as outdoorsmen to step up and help out. As hunters, we have plenty of socks to keep us warm during the cold winter hunts, but for many Americans, one pair of warm socks could make a huge difference!
So, let’s come together as outdoorsmen and join in SOCK-TOBER to share our warmth and blessings with others. So let’s get involved to make a difference.
You can send your socks in, but I suggest that you start a local group to gather socks. Next time you’re in Bass Pro, grab an extra pair of their RedHead socks and start your own SOCK-TOBER.
Start a collection at church.
Start a collection at your job.
Collect socks from members of your hunting club. Make it an earn a deer program – one pair of socks for every deer you harvest.
Get your kids or grandkids involved. Help them to start a collection at school or church.
I have an audacious (some have said crazy) plan to raise more awareness towards the end of the month. I will post more details next week as we finalize it all but I hope that you will get involved by either donating socks or put up a little cash to help out those in need.
Today’s THOR Day Challenge is in honor of my dad’s birthday.
He is the man that has taught me not only to hunt but to take care of myself with exercise. My dad has set a great example for me and many more by the way he has lived his life.
Today will be an endurance test
When we enter the woods we do not need to be able to run a marathon but being able to cover a short distance quickly could make a huge difference.
1 MILE as quickly as possible.
No need to set any land speed records. We are only competing against ourselves. Walk, run, jog, crawl, or any combination to cover 1 mile. No need to carry your pack. Just get the mile in. Time yourself and record it. Then test yourself again in a week. This is how you know if you are getting better. Better Everyday!!
We begin with Mountain Climbers to get the heart ticking, then Single Arm Rows to improve our shoulder and back strength to prep for archery season, and finish with Lateral Lunge to ensure our legs are ready to hike up and down the hills and hollers.
Mountain Climbers = 10-30 seconds (modify to your current level)
Single Arm Rows = 10 reps each arm (adjust weight as needed making sure to keep the shoulder back and tight to avoid a pointy shoulder)
Lateral Lunge = 10 to each side (go as low as you can depending on your mobility)
Just 5 minutes. Iit only takes a small amount of time and commitment to improve our health.
Just commit to 5 minutes a day.
Get out of bed and take a 5-minute walk. Take a 5-minute walk during lunch or get a quick 5-minute walk as soon as you get home from work.
If after 5 minutes you don’t want to do anymore, then stop and get on with your day. But as we learned in grade school ‘an object in motion stays in motion’. So if we just get going, it is easier to keep going. As we move more we get healthier and then we move more which in turn makes us healthier. When we take action we, in turn, take more action.
Just commit to 5 minutes a day. Stick to a 5 minutes commitment and do more when you feel like it. Soon you will be moving more and living a better and healthier life!
The Healthy Hunter book helps outdoorsmen improve their health through wilderness focused fitness and wild game based nutritious recipes. This provides you with the foundation you need to live better, healthier, longer, high quality lives so you can pass on your love of God’s great creation and your passion of hunting to your kids and grandkids.
This would make a great gift to someone you love. Or give it to yourself as a gift to your kids and grandkids.
Today’s Thor Day Challenge is going to challenge our hearts and muscles. We are going to be doing a 4 exercise complex.
A complex is a series of exercises using the same weight without ever letting the weight leave your hands. Once you pick the weight up, complete every rep of every exercise before letting it go. Once you complete every rep of every exercise you can set the weight down and rest as you need. Or you can just keep going on to the next set.
Today’s complex is going to include 4 exercises. We are going to complete 5 reps of each exercise to complete one set. The goal is to complete a total of 5 sets.
Deadlift – Clean – Shoulder Press – Front Squat
Begin with the weight on the ground and complete 5 deadlifts. Then with the weight at your hips, clean the weight up to your shoulder just under your chin 5 times. Next press the weight up above your head and bring it back down to your shoulders just below your chin for 5 reps. And to complete the complex, holding the weight at your shoulders just under you chin, bust out 5 solid reps of squats. Now you can drop the weight and prepare for your next round.
Today’s challenge involves a primal movement of life – picking things up and carrying them.
So for today’s challenge all we need is an object to pick up and carry around. It can be a medicine ball, sandbag, log, use your hunting pack, or use your kids (if they don’t squirm too much.
Begin by picking up your chosen object off the ground and throw it on your shoulder. Walk 50 yards down and back (for extra challenge walk up and down a hill) then when you return to starting position, place object on the ground and complete 10 push ups. Now pick it up again and put it on your left shoulder and walk 50 yards down and back. Throw it down and perform 20 jumping jacks. Complete 5 rounds with proper form as quickly as possible
DO NOT SACRIFICE FORM FOR SPEED!!
Share with your hunting buddies to compete with them. Post your time, comments, and questions below.
I really appreciate you stopping by to check out the simple words that I put on paper. Throughout my writing, there are a few themes that you will find. If you don’t agree with me, that’s great because if you agreed with me on every word you read here, I’d be a little concerned about your sanity as I know what goes on inside my own skull. And when it comes to disagreements, I am open for discussion and always welcome learning especially if it can make me better.
The site is DrBrooksTiller.com, so this is my home here on the interwebs and I am grateful that you stopped by. My prayer is that you will leave here better than you were when you stopped by. While some of the posts may seem to fly around scattered around like a space cadet, they are the thoughts that are flying around this mushy brain of mine. While I have been known to change my mind, I promise to provide the best and most current information that I can here and through Doc’s One Shot!
That being said, there are four main themes that I live by and therefore most post can be filed under one of these four categories and often will bleed into each other as I feel they are intertwined and related. – FAITH – MY FAMILY – HEALTH, FITNESS, AND WELLNESS – HUNTING AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Swing by often and I’m sure I will say something that will cause you to question my sanity, make you laugh, challenge you, cause you to think, and if you’re not careful you may even learn something.
But over everything, my goal is to help you become better in some aspect of your life.
In case you haven’t heard, there is a new hunting craze sweeping the nation – Pokemon Go.
I have heard many talking about the detriments of hunting for these cartoon characters and while they may have some valid points, the game also offers up some great benefits.
So, if you’re like me and have no idea what a Pokemon is but always interested and intrigued when someone mentions hunting, here is the premise of hunting a Pokemon.
Pokemon Go is described as a location-based augmented reality mobile game. So lets put that in english, this game mixes the real world with virtual reality. In other words you walk around in the real world looking at your phone (as most folks do anyway) at the Pokemon’s world in search of these Pokemon creatures. Over the past few weeks since it was released, there have been a few incidents of note due to Pokemon Go.
One man was bitten by a snake.
2 men fell off a cliff in California, both survived.
A man in Oregon was stabbed but kept playing before seeking medical care including 8 stitches.
A couple Canadian kids were so deeply involved in hunting Pokemon, they walked across the border into Montana where US Border Patrol redirected them back north.
Yeah, some folks got a little too involved in the technology aspect but I have found a few benefits of this whole hunting Pokemon rage.
First off, people are hunting. Sure, they don’t get to bring home delicious healthy food, but at least they are talking about hunting in a positive light. They are talking with friends (while still looking at their phones) about hunting. They are posting photos of the Pokemon they have successfully hunted down. And in the news they are talking about all the Pokemon that are being hunted. And just like hunting and fishing, these characters are ranked on a points scale. The same way we talk about how much a fish weighs or how big and old the buck we got on our trail camera last week, these characters are rated on a points scale. And while they are hunting goofy looking cartoon characters, if folks are talking about hunting, its a step in the right direction!
Secondly, hunting Pokemon is getting folks more active. Pokemon Go tracks your movements and measures your distances covered via GPS. And the more ground you can cover, the more likely you are to hunt down an elusive Pokemon. As the next generation has been projected to live shorter with many more health problems than us due to inactivity and poor food choices, getting kids outside (even if it means holding on to their electronic devices) is a step in the right direction. Maybe they will actually look up from their devices and see the beauty that God has blessed us with and be able to appreciate it without looking at it through their phones.
I must confess, Ive never played Pokemon. And I don’t plan on hunting any Pokemon down anytime soon. But if you know how to cook them up, let me know and I’ll definitely start hunting some Pokemon down!!!