Category: Fitness

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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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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If you do only one exercise to improve strength, do squats

If you do only one exercise to improve strength, do squats

Regardless of what your hunting or fitness goals may be, squats should be a fundamental part of your program. What better way to get more mentally and physically tough than putting a heavy load across your upper back and letting it drive you down before exploding back up? This exercise engages numerous muscle groups throughout

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The cooped-up outdoorsman’s workout

The cooped-up outdoorsman's workout

At the moment most of us are cooped up—and for good reason. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting everyone globally. Here in Minnesota we’re observing a stay-at-home order, which has closed a number of businesses including all gyms and fitness centers. The entire situation has produced the perfect environment for us to get soft while just sitting

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