Is Target Panic Linked to Diet? By Beau Martonik

Target panic. Two of the most dreaded and discussed words in the bowhunting lexicon today. Most bowhunters will experience it over the course of their lives and many struggle with it on an annual basis. In my personal experience, I would draw back, anchor and settle my pin, and then no matter what I did, my pin would always end up just below my desired aiming point.

Ruck Training Rules of Thumb, by Jordan Smothermon

As the coaches and clients that train at the Mountain Tactical Institute looked deeper into the physiological demands and effects of rucking, interesting questions guided us to interesting answers. As you might imagine, when certain questions are answered, more questions arise.

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

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”.