Mountain Fitness

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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

The Cheapest Gym You’ll Ever Join

Let’s cut to the chase. Training isn’t complicated. It’s about putting in the work more than anything else. Despite the fact we hold strong opinions about how to train and what tools to train with,

Training Under Stress By Rob Shaul Founder Mountain Tactical Institute

  The Background At the beginning of last year’s bow hunting season, I was nailing tacks at my home archery range. My 20-yard groups were under 2”. My 40 yard groups were right at 4”.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road Part 3

All Photos Credit Steven Drake & Annuli Collective This is the last installment in our series of sample programs and, for many of you, this is likely the sample you’ve been waiting for. The No-Gym

Where the Rubber Meets the Road Part 2

All Photos Credit Cedar & Sagebrush Continuing with our series of 1 week sample programs the sample below is a “hybrid” program, typical of what you’d see in our MTNSTRONG 8 week programs. This type

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

To date, we’ve published over thirty different articles covering our theories and opinions on training for extended mountain and backcountry hunting. It’s a topic we’re deeply passionate about and for good reason. In many cases,