Today is day one of our final Pre-Season training period. This cycle will take us through the summer and up to most of the hunts you have planned.
One of the questions we’ve been getting a lot is if there is an ideal pre-hunt taper that you should be following. Because we are trying to run a program that fits what most hunters will be dealing with, there won’t be any specific taper schedule.
A general rule of thumb for tapering will be to reduce your training volume by 30-50 % but maintain training intensity. This can take place 10-14 days prior to your hunt. So your plan should be to hit the scheduled gym sessions if your schedule allows and as one or two SHORT full pack rucks. These rucks aren’t meant to test you but instead to keep it fresh in your mind, how it feels to put miles on while carrying a significant load.
We’ve got some exciting social community stuff planned for this training block so stay tuned to social media.
3 sets, moderate-heavy across:
6-8 reps per side, rear foot elevated split squat @20X1
30-seconds rest between sides
*Use a weight that feels like an 8-10 rep max for all 3 sets
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20 minutes, continuous movement:
10 reps per side, palloff press
20 reps, alternating box step-ups
10 strict pull-ups
20 reps, alternating side-lunges
10 push-ups to downward dog
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.