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Trying to stay sane and fit at home? Maybe it’s time to finally put that garage gym together! (photo courtesy of

Over the last 10 years or so I’ve become accustomed to working out at home rather than a gym.  Prior to that I utilized the high school, college, or company gyms.  What changed was access to a gym and time limitations. Continue Reading…


Just in Case You’re Ever in a Situation You Need to Move an Entire Side of Elk It’s Best to Be Prepared (photo courtesy of

Having really found the usefulness of sandbag training, I’m always looking for sandbag exercises that apply to our hunting situations.  With a little research and some first hand experience both training and in the field I’ve incorporated over the shoulders into my off-season regiment. Continue Reading…


I Think I’ve Found the Solution to Your Fitness Needs!  (photo courtesy of

OK, so the title is a bit of a spoof on new years resolutions and quick and easy ways to get fit. Let’s face it, if it’s quick and easy and you’ve got high expectations for your ability to tackle the mountains this fall then likely you’ll be left short of reaching your goals.  But let me say this…something is better than nothing.  So if you’re new to the fitness game or looking to get back into it please at least get started.  It will become contagious and you’ll soon be making strides and improvements while expanding your capabilities. Continue Reading…


Still Hunting? When’s the Last Time You Worked Out? (photo courtesy of

So let me guess, your hunting seasons are over or you’re really pushing yourself to fill that last tag in the freezing weather?  I figured.  Your fitness carried you through the season but you’ve been hunting and not working out for 2 months now I suppose too?  Don’t wait for ridiculous New Years resolutions.  Make the commitment now to a healthier lifestyle. Continue Reading…


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…


Methodically Stalking Wild Game is More Physically Taxing Than You Think (photo courtesy of


I was recently introduced to a new exercise…the one leg dead lift.  It was part of the circuit I was performing so I attempted to execute it to the best of my abilities.  I must admit, even with a light weigh, it was extremely difficult.  Following that workout I ironically was reading 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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Lunges %&$*Z# Lunges!!!!!!

February 25, 2018 — 2 Comments

Think You Don’t Need Strong Legs? Try Taking a Frigid Spill In the Backcountry. (photocourtesy of

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

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…