Archives For Cardio


You Haven’t Done Anything to Prepare Physically for Your Fall Hunts? Now is the Time to Buck Up and Make It Happen (photo courtesy of

So you’re going hunting in October but somehow it snuck up on you and you haven’t broke the first sweat in preparation.  Time to freak out?  Kinda…but all is not lost.  You’ll need to buck up though and dedicate some mornings or evenings to making it happen. Continue Reading…

Why Burpees?

May 31, 2018 — 3 Comments




Looking to Add a Cardio and Core Workout? Burpees can do that for you! (photo courtesy of


Burpees are awful.  If you’ve done only one, you are already aware of this.  They are used as a penalty for not completing an obstacle at some of the fitness races.  How bad must they be if they are used as a punishment at an already grueling event?  Quite simply because they are a great tool for making improvements to your health and physical abilities.   Continue Reading…


This May Be the Literal Definition of a Farmer’s Carry but It Will Benefit Your Hunting Fitness as Well (photo courtesy of

So you’ve been following or maybe this is your first trip to but you’re intimidated by the thought of starting a workout program.  I’ve got a relatively simple exercise you can do at home or the gym to set your fitness goals in motion.  Couple the Farmer’s Carry with some additional cardio work (walking, hiking, running, etc) and you’ll be amazed at how much more you can tackle this fall.

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HIIT and Run

January 27, 2018 — Leave a comment

Have You Given HIIT a Try Recently (photo courtesy of


In an attempt to come up with a catchy title I wanted make sure I clarified what HIIT is.  The acronym stands for high intensity interval training, which means you do an exercise at a very high intensity level for a time period followed by a lower intensity activity (active resting) for a period of time then repeat.  It’s a topic that’s been talked about here on but I wanted to take another look at it and see how it can benefit you.   Continue Reading…



We’re All Busy but We Also Have Goals(photo courtesy of


It’s nearing the end of August and you’ve got a late September or October hunt approaching fast.  You’ve been maintaining a pseudo active lifestyle but you want to kick it up a notch so that you hit the slopes in top form.  You’re also working 40+ hours and have responsibilities at home that take precedence over all else.  What do you do?  Get rid of wasted space in your workout.   Work your body efficiently and timely to maximize your gains and reduce the required workout time.   Continue Reading…



The Struggle is Real! (Photo Courtesy of

I had a reader reach out to me a month or so ago and perhaps ask one of the most important questions of his life.  He asked for advise on how to get in better shape for hunting season.  I say this not because he asked me specifically but that he had personally made the decision to not only be a better hunter but more importanty to become a more healthy person.  Continue Reading…


Come on! How Could I Write an Article on Running In the Sand Without Including Rocky! (Photo Courtesy of

Running in the sand?  You’re thinking give me a break.  This is a hunting and fitness website not some beach resort hang out.  Hang with me though.  For a lot of us getting our strides is usually done on flat, hard surfaces.  If you’re lucky you get to mix in some trail runs to add a certain level of difficulty to managing the terrain with your feet and ankles.  Now think about a surface that is somewhat fluid and changes as you apply the force from your foot. Continue Reading…


Tell Me This Guys Isn’t Intense and Utilizing a Magnitude of Muscles to Accomplish a Single Task!  (Photo Courtesy of

I wanted to cover one more exercise regarding functional movements and the three planes of human movement.  The transverse plane which dissects the body through your waist and separates your head from your toes probably doesn’t get the attention it deserves relative to how much it’s used in the field.  Most movements that work in this plane have a twisting effort involved thus working your core muscles in a rotational fashion.  A great (actually two great equal and opposite) exercise to utilize are wood chops and reverse wood chops.  Both of these involve basically the same movement but in opposite directions.  Continue Reading…


Treadmills Can and Should Be Utilized to Keep Your Moving In the Right Direction (Photo Courtesy of

I know, I know, who wants to run on a treadmill when the outdoors are calling!?!?  I am totally with you on this and would chose running outside over inside on a hamster wheel any day.  There are some circumstances where if we want to get a workout it then we’ll need to breakdown and use a treadmill.  Fortunately for us there are several benefits I have learned that can be gained by utilizing a treadmill. Continue Reading…


Would This be You’re Ideal Workout?  (Photo Courtesy of

I wanted to mix it up a bit today and try something a little different with all you readers.  Beings that fitness is something that we all have in common I figure its a great topic we can all share with each other.  Just this week someone asked if he could post a question about workouts on the site because he was getting pretty bored with his.  So rather than me do all the talking I would like to open it up to you the readers to post up your favorite daily workout.  For brevity’s sake just pick what would be an ideal day to prepare yourself physically to be a better hunter?  Of course we all work out multiple days a week and utilize various exercises but if you could only chose one day’s worth what would it be? Continue Reading…