Author: traintohunt

Fitness: Anti Aging

Dan Staton MS, CSCS Fitness Editor www.sportsmansfitness.com To stay in the hunting game we must implement proven strategies that will aid in the battle against Father Time.  The older I get, the more I appreciate hunting adventures and the camaraderie.  I don’t want to miss a thing when it comes to mountain top sunrises and backcountry bugles.  I’m sure you don’t either, so let’s get your mind on the important components of fighting aging – a battle that many of us wage each day. Don’t Be Uptight Loss of flexibility is a natural effect of aging that can be...

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Fitness: Gear List for Bivy Elk Hunting

By Dan Staton MS, CSCS Fitness Editor www.sportsmansfitness.com Getting into elk each day greatly increases your chances of launching a perfect shot into the chest of a large mountain bull. Wasting precious energy each day trekking to and from your hunting spot can decrease your odds dramatically. Many love the luxuries of a comfortable base camp, myself included, however I don’t mind hauling a bigger load on my back in the name of better bowhunting. Here’s the quick way to spike out or even bivy hunt your way to greater elk success. The weather during my season, even in...

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Fitness: Basics Of A Healthy Diet

By Dan Staton MS, PES This month’s piece is centered around the typical email or message I get from fellow hunters wanting to change the way their body appears and performs. I often get asked what diet I recommend or for a sample food plan with an accompanying grocery shopping list.  Everyone is interested in keeping fat stores low, muscles packed with power, and sustained energy levels.  Food is powerful, yet we don’t give it much thought  – what we eat actually becomes what we are.  Food is a drug. Too much or too little of the wrong foods...

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Fitness: Make the Most

Weekend warriors and folks that burn vacation hours to hunt must capitalize on the finite number of days available.  All of us juggle hectic schedules so any time away from email inboxes and voicemails are to be treasured.  Hauling all your your gear on your back and trekking into the mountains is not without effort.  Sure, your truck or ATV is a great tool, but most of us rely on our own two legs for the bulk of our  transportation. Regardless of your current state of fitness or mental toughness, a bit of fitness can go a long ways,...

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Comfort Zone

Sheep and mountain goat guides will tell you that a mentally tough client is worth their weight in gold — the client that can withstand the day-in and day-out grind of hiking, trekking, being cold, being wet and staying motivated when hunting conditions go bad type of guy. A person that has an unwavering desire to be successful, that can sacrifice comfort in order to accomplish the task at hand is someone I strive to be. Mental toughness has always played a role in most of my adventures with a bow and I think there’s a few ways to...

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