Don’t Be That Guy, By Adam Janke

We’ve all seen it. Maybe we’ve even been it. I know I have once or twice. That guy. The guy dragging ass while his hunting partner or buddies effortlessly push for the saddle.

Specificity, by Jeremy Meredith

Specificity is training to accommodate the unique demands of your task. For the mountain hunter and athlete that task is bustin’ ass through the unforgiving wilderness. There are unique demands to this pursuit and when

Periodization for the Mountain Athlete, by Jeremy Meredith

Periodization is simply the organization of training elements across time. This time could be as short as a few days or as long as multiple years. When we think about periodization from a practical standpoint,

How to Prep for Hunts by Training All Day, By Todd Bumgardner

What in the heck happened? You trained. It shouldn’t be like this. The problem is you made a mistake that a lot of hunters make while physically prepping for a hunt: You didn’t train all day.

The Mental Wall: How to Get More Out of Yourself During Workouts, By Todd Bumgardner

A few weeks ago, I pulled my truck into my usual parking spot at my gym and just sat there, letting the music play. I wasn’t ready to go in. I didn’t feel like training. 

Why Bother? By Adam Janke

I never thought the day would come. I told myself I would never be one of them. But before I knew what had happened it was too late. The trap had sprung.

Successful Post-Season Strength and Conditioning, By Todd Bumgardner

Big game seasons are winding down. As much of a bummer as that is, most of us already have our eyes on next year’s hunts. If you want to be ready for the mountain next

In-Season Hunting Strength and Conditioning: How to Set Yourself Up for Success, by Todd Bumgardner

As I type these words, it’s mid-October 2020. Many of us have been hunting for two months now, starting with sheep or caribou in August, moose or elk in September, and now cruising for goats

Five Steps: Better Backpacking Prep, By Todd Bumgardner

Whether you’re cruising ridges for high-country whitetails, or humping mountains for elk, some smart packing prep will have you in great condition to handle whatever situation the hunt throws at you. Below I share five

The Best Step-ups You’re not Doing Pt II, By Todd Bumgardner

In part one of this series, I outlined what High-Intensity Continuous (HICT) step-ups are, why they’re important for hunters, and how to do them. We’ll use part two to talk in-depth about performing sets of