Build that back with pull-ups

Build that back with pull-ups

There are more than a few ways to work your posterior chain (any muscle on the backside of your body): reverse dumbell or cable fly, deadlifts, and lat press downs, for instance. But a big one—perhaps the best “bang for your buck” exercise for this region—is pull-ups.  This exercise is excellent for back development. Pull-ups

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The hunting spirit: Believing in something more

The hunting spirit: Believing in something more

In the moments after a successful hunt, when approaching a downed animal, we all—consciously or not—take a small moment to give thanks. Whether it’s to God or the spirit of the fallen animal itself, we feel compelled to send a small prayer of gratitude out into the astral plane. It’s a compulsion as old as

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A new year to hunt: Resolutions you can actually keep

A new year to hunt: Resolutions you can actually keep

I hate the phrase, “New year, new me.” We often look to the new year as a slate wiped clean, a chance to toss away our old selves and begin again. But the reality is we can’t throw our past away, because it is a part of who we are now. Instead, we should look

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A successful hunt is built in the gym

A successful hunt is built in the gym

Working out delivers innumerable benefits to enrich your life in the outdoors. Working out can help you live longer, drop some weight, lift heavy objects, run long distances, sleep better, and the list goes on. But what about being a more efficient hunter? Absolutely. It unquestionably increases your success rate and magnifies your enjoyment of

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Tips for more successful (and less tedious) glassing

Tips for making glassing more successful—and less painful

Sometimes hunting isn’t glamorous. Sometimes, it involves a whole lot of sitting, waiting, and patiently observing, eyes welded to a pair of binoculars or a spotting scope in the hopes of detecting the slightest movement revealing your quarry’s position. Here are a few tricks for making those long hours of “glassing” more fruitful—and less of

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Buffalo Bill Cody, hunter of the American dream

Buffalo Bill Cody, hunter of the American dream

The concept of shaping your destiny has almost become cliché in our society. We’ve been led to believe, through the dedicated practice of a passion or talent and simple perseverance, people are able to sculpt their own future and find fortune and fame. The child obsessed with baseball can become a pitcher for the Red

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