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Pre-Season Training, Easy Hike or Run
It's time to start getting boots on the ground. Today you have a choice of either hiking or running. If you have the ability to get out for a short 60-minute hike then make it happen. Try to include some steeper sections that challenge you. If you're not near the...
Pre-Season Training, Lift + Metcon
As we enter the pre-season phase of training, we start to see activities that more closely mimic those of our sport. In the specific case of backcountry athletes, that activity is hiking and rucking. Time in the gym is going to drop down to 3 days per week, landing...
Easy Run, Foundations 3, Block 4
Easy runs are one of the easiest ways to deliver a potent training effect. Literally, 40-minutes start to finish, there is NO EXCUSE to skip these. 5 min in Zone 1 30 min in Zone 2 5 min in Zone 1 Zone 1 - Very easy with little to no impact on respiratory rate Zone...
Total Body / Circuit, Foundations 3, Block 4
Today's total body workout includes a bit of power training and some work getting us into and out of challenging positions. Wrap it up with some continuous work and you've got yourself an efficient full-body smoker. 5 sets: 10 left-arm hang dumbbell snatch, no rest...
Hill Run, Foundations 3, Block 4
Today's hill run is bringing the intensity: 30-seconds uphill in zone 5 will be lose to an all-out pace. Try and keep your lunch down on this one as it's going to be SPICY! 5 min in Zone 1 5 min in Zone 2 + 10 sets: 30s in Zone 5 Uphill 90s in Zone 1 + 5 min Zone 1...
Squat/Pull, Foundations 3, Block 4
First day in the final rotation of our final Foundations block. We are hitting some heavier weights in the back squat, finishing with another set to failure. Remember to practice safe and responsible lifting with these sets to failure. Work hard and dig deep but...
Total Body / Circuit, Foundations 3, Block 3
Total body training is about connecting the upper and lower halves of your body through functional movements. These movements often challenge you in different planes of motion (frontal and transverse). We almost always perform a variety of single-arm and single-leg...
Interval Run, Foundations 3, Block 3
Long intervals give you a chance to really feel what pacing is like for these intensities. Make sure you are following the zone guide and practicing the difference between hard efforts and easy efforts. 5 min in Zone 1 5 min in Zone 2 + 3 sets: 5 minutes in Zone 4...
Hinge/Press, Foundations 3, Block 3
Today's set to failure is going to be in the deadlift. The deadlift is an inherently safe lift because if something goes wrong, you can simply drop the weight. This inherent safety sometimes leads to athletes increasing their risk by hanging on longer than they...
EP 405: Hunting Elk Pockets in Tight Timber with Tanner Dannish of Frontiersmen Gear (Repost)
On this episode, Adam visits with Tanner Dannish of Frontiersmen Gear to talk elk hunting and the strategies and tactics he’s used for consistent success over the years.
EP 404: Quick and Dirty with Wardo – Hydration…Time To Get Salty
Wardo covers the basic science of hydration and why electrolytes matter and then provides some tips on how to hydrate in the field so you can hunt hard day in ...
EP 402: Quick and Dirty with Wardo – Do you pronate? You Better For The Sake Of Your Knees
Wardo shares some tips and tricks that will help your feet, ankles, and knees, and save you money by avoiding expensive insoles you may not even need.
EP 401: Elk Vocalizations & Elk Behavior with Chris Roe (Repost)
On this episode, Adam is joined by Chris Roe of Roe Hunting Resources (RHR) to discuss elk behavior, elk calling, scouting and hunting strategies, and hunting tough country. If you’ve ...
EP 392: Going Deep On Active Insulation with John Barklow
In this episode, John Barklow joins Adam for an in-depth, educational discussion on one of the most important pieces in your apparel system, the active insulation layer.
EP 296: Stone’s Sheep Hunt Hot Wash
On this episode, Janke and Wardo share lessons, highlights, and lowlights from their recent sheep hunt. From gear to skills and mindset, there’s something for everyone in this episode.
Caping 101, by Ray Wiens
One of the biggest challenges for many hunters is dealing with the skinning and preservation of capes, especially on an extended backcountry hunt. We are more often than not required ...
Lessons of a Novice Blacktail Hunter, By Nolan Osborne
Hunting, as with any passion in life, can be fickle. No matter our accolades, there will always exist a nemesis, of one kind or another. For myself, and likely a ...
Talk is Sheep – Wild Sheep Society of BC
WSSBC's Communication Committee sits down with Provincial Wild Sheep and Mountain Goat Specialist Bill Jex to talk about horn aging and an update on a WSSBC supported Stone Sheep Project ...
Stone Sheep the Hard Way – Tips on Hunting Low Density Sheep Areas, By Jared Christon
The passion that leads many of us to the most beautiful and remote places in BC and the Yukon is Stone sheep hunting. It takes us miles off the beaten ...