Mountain Fitness

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”.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road Part 3

All Photos Credit Steven Drake & Annuli Collective This is the last installment in our series of sample programs and, for many of you, this is likely the sample you’ve been waiting for. The No-Gym

Where the Rubber Meets the Road Part 2

All Photos Credit Cedar & Sagebrush Continuing with our series of 1 week sample programs the sample below is a “hybrid” program, typical of what you’d see in our MTNSTRONG 8 week programs. This type

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

To date, we’ve published over thirty different articles covering our theories and opinions on training for extended mountain and backcountry hunting. It’s a topic we’re deeply passionate about and for good reason. In many cases,

Opening the Loop

We’ve devoted a lot of material in this column to the concept of dynamic environments and why mountain hunters must keep this concept front of mind when planning and building their training programs. If this concept

I Am A 12-Percenter – Are You?, By Vik Khanna

Editor’s Note: We’d like to thank our friends at StrongFirst for allowing us to re-publish this excellent piece. StrongFirst is the “School of Strength” and is the worldwide leader in instruction and certification in the safe

Altitude Sickness, By Ryan Clairmont

Feature Image Photo Credit Dave Anderson Photography Relevance Every year 30 million people find themselves in Resort towns 6500-9800 feet. Tens of thousands of climbers, trekkers, and skiers worldwide ascend to elevations from 9800ft to 18,000ft,

Chaos Theory, By Adam Janke

Let’s start with a hypothetical case study to illustrate the importance of this month’s subject matter… It’s the third week of September. The elk rut is in full swing. As dawn breaks you and your

Ready For Anything

It’s here. The season is upon us. Months if not years of planning and preparation have been dedicated to NOW. This is when it all comes together. We can talk about it, read about it,