Training

Five Steps: Better Backpacking Prep, By Todd Bumgardner

Whether you’re cruising ridges for high-country whitetails, or humping mountains for elk, some smart packing prep will have you in great condition to handle whatever situation the hunt throws at you. Below I share five steps to better pack training that will have you prepared for the mountain in the fall.

The Best Step-ups You’re not Doing Pt II, By Todd Bumgardner

In part one of this series, I outlined what High-Intensity Continuous (HICT) step-ups are, why they’re important for hunters, and how to do them. We’ll use part two to talk in-depth about performing sets of HICT step-ups and how to fit them into a hunt fitness training program. 

The Best Step-ups You’re not Doing Pt I, By Todd Bumgardner

After perusing hunting prep programs and talking to hunters from around the country about how they train in the offseason, I’ve found that there’s one commonly misused tool—the box step-up. I won’t say it’s a total waste of time, but there’s a much better method that will actually make you much fitter for the hunt

Training for Dynamic Environments Part 2

This is an example of a “typical” gym session focusing on whole-body strength and multi-segmental movements, essentially movements or exercises that force the body to work as a coordinated system.

Training for Dynamic Environments Part 1

The world’s mountains represent some of the most harsh, austere environments on the planet. Snow, rain, blistering sun. Loose shale to moderate ridge lines and near vertical rock faces. We call these Dynamic Environments.

The JOMH Guide to Circuit Training, By Adam Janke

CrossFit. P90X. HIIT. Turbulence. Insanity. Tabata. Gibala. Multi-Modal. MMA-style training… The list could go on. Point being, if you’re even remotely into physical training, odds are you’ve heard or read about one of these terms

Get Off the Couch: Lessons From An Army Ranger

By Ara Megerdichian – MtnTough After two decades training elite soldiers, MTNTOUGH Coach, Retired Army Ranger Lieutenant Colonel and United States Military Academy Physical Education Instructor, Ara Megerdichian shares how to get off the couch

Top Training Gear of 2018, By Adam Janke

When it comes to training gear, the most important variable I consider is versatility. If I can find a piece of gear, equipment, or a nutritional supplement or product that’s as valuable for training as it is for hunting, I’m a happy customer.

240 Seconds by Dustin Diefenderfer

In a moment of unforeseen tragedy, one of the deadliest natural disasters of our time, they had the physical ability, awareness, and mental toughness… to save their own lives. They ran fast enough, or climbed high enough, to get to safety before the water could get to them.

Moments like this in history have given me massive respect for the idea of being “Always Ready.” And it’s at the core of what we want to help people with here at MTNTOUGH.

The Off-Season, By Coley Gentzel

In my version of a perfect world, there would be no off-season when it comes to hunting. No mandatory timeout between one “hunting season” and the next. One epic hunt would lead seamlessly into another as I moved about the hills, the country, perhaps the world in search of the next quarry and experience.