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

So you’ve been following or maybe this is your first trip to HuntingFit.com 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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Lunges %&$*Z# Lunges!!!!!!

February 25, 2018 — 2 Comments
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Think You Don’t Need Strong Legs? Try Taking a Frigid Spill In the Backcountry. (photocourtesy of trader-inc.com)

I had a strength coach back in college that absolutely loved making us do lunges.  Of course, with 225 lbs on our backs we dreaded them.  I did them because he said if we wanted to be faster and stronger we needed too.  As soon as my football days were over it was a long time before I ever considered doing a lunge.  When I got serious again about my physical performance though it didn’t take long for me to incorporate them back into my fitness regimen. Continue Reading…

HIIT and Run

January 27, 2018 — Leave a comment
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Have You Given HIIT a Try Recently (photo courtesy of fitelicious.com)?

 

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 huntingfit.com but I wanted to take another look at it and see how it can benefit you.   Continue Reading…

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Next Year, Be Your Own Pack Animal (photo courtesy of gohunt.com)

With hunting seasons freshly behind some of you and several months already under your belt for those who still have some time left, where did your fitness fall short?  On the flip side of that, what went very well for you?  I ask these questions because there is no better time than immediately following an event (or season) to evaluate your performance. Continue Reading…

 

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Just Because You’re Hunting Grounds are Full of Flat Ag Fields Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Need to Be In Shape.

 

If you are a follower of HuntingFit.com then you know that fitness plays a huge role in my daily life as well as many of my hunts.  A lot of this dedication and preparation stems from my love of hunting in the mountains.  When you’re in the bush for a week at elevation you’ve got to be ready if you want to be successful.  I realize that many of you reading this get that aspect of being physically fit for those types of hunts, but what about some of the supposedly less strenuous hunts out there?  Here are two examples of what would normally be considered fairly straight forward hunts (not easy,  just not as physically demanding in their design) that I was very thankful I had the strength and stamina to produce a favorable outcome.  Continue Reading…

 

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We’re All Busy but We Also Have Goals(photo courtesy of blastmedia.com)

 

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…

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The Bent Over Row is a Great Chance to Strengthen Your Back and Core (Photo courtesy of fitnessandpower.com).

I’d like to throw another exercise at you to mix into your training regimen, the bent over row.  I added this one about a year ago to complement all the pushups I was trying to do. This goes to the equal and opposite principle when using weights to keep your physic balanced.  However, it goes way beyond that. Continue Reading…

 

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Got a Hill to Climb?  You Better Be Ready Flatlander!!!

 

So you’ve got a mountain hunt planned but you live on a table top of topography.  The clock is ticking and you’ve got to be able to reach that high ridge in time to cut the approaching elk off.  What can you do to be ready?  While there are a million ways to train I wanted to share a couple cheap options that anyone can have access to.  If you live in a vertically challenged environment then take a look at these and consider adding them to your training regimen. Continue Reading…

Take Care of Yourself

April 5, 2017 — 1 Comment
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Take Care of Those Minor Injuries Now So You’ll be Ready this Fall (photo courtesy of heavenlyhealingmassage.com)

 

Due to some recent events with my own physical wellbeing I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone that we are indeed human.  If you’re in the right mindset to get yourself physically prepared for some hardcore hunts this fall then you’ve likely surrounded yourself with likeminded individuals to help push and motivate you.  Since you’re reading this then I’m thrilled that I am one of those people helping you along your journey.  You should be getting encouragement and inspiration to push harder and go farther.  There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this because nothing is given and as one of my favorite quotes from Cam Haines reads, “Nobody cares.  Work harder”.  There is much truth to this but you have to take some things into consideration when tearing down your body so it comes back even stronger. Continue Reading…

One Arm Jerk Press

December 8, 2016 — Leave a comment
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Elk Quarters Don’t Miraculously Hang Themselves, You’ve Got to Be Strong Enough to Get Them There (Photo Courtesy of hunting-washington.com)

In an effort to mix in some upper body training while continuing to improve my overall core strength I began working in the one arm jerk press.  The jerk is 2nd half of the clean and jerk where you lift a weight from the ground and “clean” it to you chest.  Then you “jerk” it into an overhead position.  While I believe the clean and jerk is a great exercise (that I may highlight in the future) I want to focus today on just the jerk, specifically with one arm.  Continue Reading…