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

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…

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If You’ll Be Side Hilling and Climbing Obstacles with a Heavy Pack You’ll Need to Improve Your Strength and Mobility During Side to Side Movements (Photo Courtesy of timchristiephoto.com).

Last week I discussed functional exercises and the three planes of motion (Sagittal, Frontal, and Transverse) and twisting front lunges.  Today I would like to give you a few exercises to work the Frontal plane and improve your strength and motion side to side.  This plane does not receive a ton of attention in lot of exercises and lifts.  However, as a hunter athlete there are many instances in which we move side to side.  Some examples include stepping from your climbing sticks onto your treestand, moving around or over obstacles, and side hilling just to name a few.   It’s imperative that we work these muscles to reduce the potential for injury in the field and improve our overall balance to avoid falls. Continue Reading…

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How Many of These Functional Exercises are you Performing?  (Photo Courtesy of jubilleehalltrust.org)

 

While recently at a graduation party I got to talking with relative who is a personal trainer.  Obviously we had a lot to talk about and I quizzed him extensively about his knowledge of the fitness world.  One topic that came up and what we spent most of our time talking about were functional movement exercises and training.  Continue Reading…

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This Is the Lift That Differentiates the Men from the Boys (Picture Courtesy of crossfithardknox.com)

Power cleans are another fantastic compound lift that works multiple muscle groups simultaneously while improving your explosiveness along the way.  Yes Please!  The muscles utilized during this lift are muscles you’ll use during your hunt; hamstrings, calves, grip, glutes, lower, mid, and upper back, quads, shoulders, and traps.  Continue Reading…

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Would This be You’re Ideal Workout?  (Photo Courtesy of demonocchiali.it)

I wanted to mix it up a bit today and try something a little different with all you HuntingFit.com 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…

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These Are Your Core Muscles and Some of the Most Important for Us Hunter Athletes. (Photo Courtesy of Tao-Wellness.com)

In order to meet your fitness and wilderness related physical objectives you have got to have a strong core. In case you weren’t aware our core is where most of our athletic type movements originate from so you can understand it’s importance.   Luckily, whether you know it or not, you are training your core when you are doing deadlifts, cleans, jerks, pushups and many other dynamic type strength training.  However, you should also specifically target the core to best prepare yourself for packing that elk quarter out. Continue Reading…

 

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The Straight Leg Dead Lift is an Excellent Strength Builder for your Core and Posterior  (Photo Courtesy of deadliftworkouts.com)

If you’re looking for a way to mix up your leg workout and maybe give your knees a break the straight (stiff) leg dead lift may be something you want to add to your regimen (Note it is imperative that this lift be executed properly to avoid injury so seek professional assistance if necessary).  Even if you have executed this lift in the past be sure to start off with light weight and work your way up. Continue Reading…

 

 

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Now Is the Time to Get Better (Photo Courtesy of Tim Brignac)

 

With hunting season seemingly so far away keeping your eye on the prize and maintaining focus can be difficult. Sure you’re getting some work outs in but are you pushing yourself as hard as you should so that you’ll be ready come fall?  If you need some more timely motivation consider some of the relatively new competitions that have come about.  Some of the more popular ones I have noticed include: Continue Reading…

Let’s face it, if you have any experience in training or fitness then you know the benefits of squats. The two biggest being the increased strength and flexibility they give us.  But how many have considered the differences between the front and back squats?  Continue Reading…

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Running is a great way to train. It improves your cardiovascular endurance, increases muscular endurance, and teaches you to push through discomfort. But sometimes you either don’t have time to go for a long run and other times you just don’t want to go for a long run. Either way, there are other ways that you can train by running that are time efficient and effective in ways that distance running is not. Continue Reading…