I got a question from a listener about how someone might get in better shape to prepare for their Tarpon trip. This could easily be used for any flats fishing trip. It might seem silly to some to think that fishing requires fitness, but most people don’t stand up all day in the hot sun. Leg strength, lower back strength, and proper nutrition and hydration can go a long way to helping you to enjoy your trip much more. If you find this article interesting check out How To Extend Your Guiding Career and Primitive Travelers Survival Guide.
Dr. Izumi Tabata proved that 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest repeated 8 times (4 minutes total) was the way that most athletes can produce the highest output of energy. Today we discuss how to bring the Tabata Protocol into your training. You can feel free to get creative with the workouts and you don’t need any equipment to do it! Below are some combinations that I like to do and some thoughts on ways you can add to them.
Catch and Release has been a great thing for conservation, few would argue that. However, some people mishandle fish before release which could be killing them and cancelling out all good intentions of release. A listener asked if I would do this show on how to properly handle fish intended for release. I was a little hesitant at the time because each fish that we fish for requires a slightly different technique. I wasn’t sure if I could effectively communicate, through audio only, the proper way to handle fish. I gave it a whirl anyway and hope it is helpful, if you want to know more please email me and I would be happy to provide any details that were missed in the podcast.
Even though we are done with our 10 part hotel series, I want to keep doing some workouts in the format on minimal equipment. I think it is super helpful to know how to do some workouts without as much workout equipment. This workout is one of my favorite and you can do it with any type of workout station - you just need one more workout than you have people (2 people = 3 workout stations). This workout is AMRAP (As Many Round As Possible) in 20 minutes or whatever time you set. Here are some ways you can do these workouts:
Josh Colins and I spoke about his 2,742 mile paddle board trip from Texas to the Statue of Liberty and his incredible story. Josh is a veteran that has a very extensive resume; a special operations combat veteran with multiple rotations to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Bosnia in support of the war on terror. Josh is a wounded warrior with 4 traumatic brain injuries (loss of consciousness from explosive blasts, 2 from parachute landing falls, and one from combative training). He retired in 2008, but continued to support the military as a contractor state-side and abroad. While leading a training exercise in 2013 he had his last traumatic brain injury, complete with a fractured nose, rib, and cervical spine compression. With the doctor’s prescribed medications and self-medicating with alcohol, Josh reached the limits of his functionality. Josh went from that to bouncing back…
On the How 2 Tuesday I spoke about how to get your anchor set up for pretty much any boat you fish out of. Personally, I fish out of 3 boats - I fish out of a 17-Yellowfin Skiff, 24-Bay-Boat and the 36-Yellowfin-Offshore. The 3 boats, obviously, have different anchoring requirements, different types of bottom, different lengths of line, different amounts of chain and even different types of anchors… The one thing that hold true with any of these is that when I put my anchor down I want it to hold, I don’t want it to slip. When I put my anchor down I also want to be able to get off of the anchor and go chase down a fish.
So now we have finally come to a hotel with a gym that has everything that you need. It has a treadmill, dumbbells, a pull-up bar, a pool and you brought your jump rope. With all of that, you can make up your own workouts but you can also do workouts like The Murph, Three-Rounds-For-Time, 21:15:9 or a combination of pool and running workouts.
Thank you all for making the Tom Rowland Podcast such a success. I started this as an experiment to see if I would like it, if I would learn some new things and to see if the audience would also like it. It has been so much more than that for me. At just over a year old, the downloads have surpassed anything I thought was possible, the guests have taught me more than I could have ever expected and I have grown significantly as a person because of it. Thank you for listening and stand by for more great episodes.
Dr. Lori Schweikert is a researcher with degrees in Marine Biology from Florida who not only researches fish but is an avid fisherman. Lori gets a lot of inspiration from her experiences on the water and brings that stuff back to the lab. She has been able to apply a lot of her research to her fishing. I found out conversation super interesting about the Hogfish and mostly about the Tarpon. I had so many questions about what the fish could see and how that would help my fishing.