Single Best Workout to Prepare For Elk Hunting?

mtwarden

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this has always been one of my favorite workouts :D

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beejwest

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@beejwest by "great workout", you mean "death"; right? :) In all seriousness, I've found little that compares to weighted pack progressions (look up Mike Prevost's ruck plans) and weighted tire drags. They're both miserable and insanely effective.
Gets you ready for those steep pulls while loaded! I love it!
 

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I agree with everyone who said some variation of rucking/hiking/weighted carries. This is the most valuable thing because it is specific physical preparedness.

But are you likely to be able to do that more than once or twice a week? Probably not.

So the gym work on the other days has value too for general physical preparedness. Training for general strength and mobility develops the hunter’s chassis and prepares it for the specific work.

Retired spec ops soldier Pat McNamara has certainly done a lot of rucking. Yet he speaks of the importance of developing the “combat chassis.” I believe there is a lesson there for hunters.
 
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TimberHunter

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44 replies… I think this entire thread could be summed up with get out there and hike with some backpack weight


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