Mountain Fitness

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Is Target Panic Linked to Diet? Part 2, By Beau Martonik

There are two sides of the camp when it comes to archery training, whether for competition or hunting. On one side, it is believed by some that you must get in as many reps as possible to become proficient and create muscle memory for shooting. The other side of the camp believes in only shooting good shots, every shot. I agree with the concepts of getting in reps to create muscle memory, increasing your success in the moment of truth. I am also aware that bad reps can do more damage than good. So what are “only good” reps, what does that actually mean?

Why Bother? By Adam Janke

I never thought the day would come. I told myself I would never be one of them. But before I knew what had happened it was too late. The trap had sprung.

Alex F@#ks Up, By Alex Viada

I stared at the piece of egg sitting there on a hot rock. Man, I thought, that tasted much better going down than it did coming up. I flopped onto my back, a sharp rock digging into my spine, but somehow it still felt good. Something that reminded me I was still conscious and needed to stay alert. OK, I thought, How the f–k did I get here?

The Cycle, By Robert Kröger

Life is a series of challenges. As hunters, we often purposefully place challenges in our path to understand what it will necessitate to overcome them. Challenges are fraught with risk, but likely the greatest risk

Lessons Learned Training Mountain Guides, By Rob Shaul

Over nearly a decade of operating our facility, I’ve worked with multiple full-time professional mountain guides, and have come to better understand their gym-based training needs. Along the way, I made several mistakes based on

There is Nothing New Under the Sun

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. – Ecclesiastes 1:9 The phrase above is one to keep front of mind until

Building The Perfect Shoulder For The Wilderness Athlete

  Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Wilderness Athlete Journal, a fitness, health and nutrition resource born from WA’s passion for a healthy and adventurous lifestyle. Capturing the knowledge, obsessions, and aspirations of

Sandbagging It to Success

Photo Credit: Mountain Tactical Institute In last month’s Mountain Fitness installment, we highlighted the fact that you don’t need to break the bank or get overly complicated when it comes to your mountain or backcountry