Not an answer to your question Scott but an FWIW. I used to include free weights in my workout regiment. However a couple years ago a good friend and professional exercise trainer converted me to Marv Marinovich's ProBodX work out regiment: I've never looked back nor regretted this decision. In fact on my "off" ProBodX days I find I crave the routine; even after 2-years! I've found PBX has increased my balance, muscle tone and overall flexibility for real life situations including but not limited to: Hunting, recovery events, hiking, snow/ice, etc.
I supplement my ProBodX routine with cardio exercise and/or activities that include concentrated and strategic aerobic and anaerobic training.
I also utilize Hammer Nutrition energy and recovery products exclusively. Certainly there are many category products to select from on the market today but I've found the Hammer products to be very effective in my body at various pre, event and post/recovery cycles.
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