How to Avoid “The Bonk” on Extended Backcountry Hunts, by Dustin Diefenderfer

MTNTOUGH Fitness Lab located in Bozeman, MT, has established itself as the elite source for improving mental toughness, physical preparation, and performance research for the backcountry hunter.  They have assembled an impressive team for this

Strength Standards for the Backcountry, By Bert Sorin

I know there are many in the hunting community that scoff at the idea of “training to hunt”, that think you can get by on grit alone. And for some, this may be the case.

Is Target Panic Linked to Diet? Part 2, By Beau Martonik

There are two sides of the camp when it comes to archery training, whether for competition or hunting. On one side, it is believed by some that you must get in as many reps as

Is Target Panic Linked to Diet? By Beau Martonik

Target panic. Two of the most dreaded and discussed words in the bowhunting lexicon today. Most bowhunters will experience it over the course of their lives and many struggle with it on an annual basis.

Ruck Training Rules of Thumb, by Jordan Smothermon

As the coaches and clients that train at the Mountain Tactical Institute looked deeper into the physiological demands and effects of rucking, interesting questions guided us to interesting answers. As you might imagine, when certain

East Meets West – How and Where to Train, By Beau Martonik

Growing up in the Appalachian Range of Pennsylvania, I’ve chased whitetails, turkeys, and coyotes my entire life. I never realized how lucky I was to live in the largest National Forest in Pennsylvania, and hunt

Alex F@#ks Up, By Alex Viada

I stared at the piece of egg sitting there on a hot rock. Man, I thought, that tasted much better going down than it did coming up. I flopped onto my back, a sharp rock

The Cycle, By Robert Kröger

Life is a series of challenges. As hunters, we often purposefully place challenges in our path to understand what it will necessitate to overcome them. Challenges are fraught with risk, but likely the greatest risk

Lessons Learned Training Mountain Guides, By Rob Shaul

Over nearly a decade of operating our facility, I’ve worked with multiple full-time professional mountain guides, and have come to better understand their gym-based training needs. Along the way, I made several mistakes based on

There is Nothing New Under the Sun

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. – Ecclesiastes 1:9 The phrase above is one to keep front of mind until