Two weeks of In-Season training are behind us, and I want to know how you’re all doing. Hit me up on Instagram @jeremymeredith and let me know how things are going.
I’ve received a few messages about how to peak for a hunt properly.
Two main factors affect performance: Fitness and readiness.
Fitness is a measure of your work capacity on any given day.
Readiness is a combination of your fitness and other external factors like fatigue, nutrition, hydration, and gear.
When you’re peaking, you want to get all of the readiness variables in order to maximize performance.
If you’ve been following the blog religiously, you are undoubtedly fit enough to tackle whatever is thrown at you. So, let’s talk about readiness.
The first thing you want to have dialled in are nutrition, hydration, and gear. If you don’t plan for these three things, your hunt can go very badly. Make sure you plan for these things and everything is squared away before you hit the trails.
Next, take a look at your body and how it’s feeling. If you have any lingering pains, you need to get that checked out by a professional.
Lastly, fatigue can be managed by simply taking a few days to a week off training before heading out. If you’re taking your nutrition, hydration and gear seriously, you shouldn’t be doing much training in the week leading up anyway.
Motivate your friends and the hunting community at large. Share alternate or complimentary workouts. Post your sets in the comments and let us know how you feel pre/post workout.