Big game seasons are winding down. As much of a bummer as that is, most of us already have our eyes on next year’s hunts. If you want to be ready for the mountain next fall, there are some simple things that you can do now to set yourself up for success.
As I type these words, it’s mid-October 2020. Many of us have been hunting for two months now, starting with sheep or caribou in August, moose or elk in September, and now cruising for goats or working to fill whatever tags that are left burning a hole in your pocket.
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.
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.
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
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.