Author: Tony Arendt

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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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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Farmer’s Carry: This one simple exercise can make you a stronger, tougher hunter

Farmer's Carry: This one simple exercise can make you a stronger, tougher hunter

I am a huge fan of mixing in a Farmer Carry exercise no matter what the performance goal. We all need grip, back, and core strength, which can be a challenge to acquire, build, and maintain. Need to drag a big deer back to camp? Farmer Carry will help you develop the requisite muscles to

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The broadhead dilemma: Do I buy mechanical or fixed?

The broadhead dilemma: Do I buy mechanical or fixed?

When it comes to selecting broadheads for your arrows, you’ll find yourself wading through numerous options, including weight, cutting diameter, number of blades, and finally, mechanical or fixed. Despite all the catchy marketing and product placement on hunting shows, the best place to start your search is at your local archery shop. Still, you should

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The simple-as-it-gets food plot

The simple-as-it-gets food plot

Food plot season is still in full swing. It’s actually getting borderline too late, especially if you’re planning to be in the stand for archery opener, but that doesn’t mean you can’t jump out in the field now and get a plot started in time to derive value from it. First, let’s define what a food

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Here’s how to get back into shape in time for hunting season

Here's how to get back into shape in time for hunting season

Gyms are opening back up and maybe you let the quarantine get the best of you. Perhaps you haven’t committed to any meaningful movement or exercise for months, but now you’re ready to get back into a workout regimen. Your timing is great: Summer is in full swing and before you know it, the warm

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