Back-Country Hunting I - 8 Weeks (Beginner)
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This plan is designed for individuals who are regularly active no more than 3-4 times/week and are looking to transition into a more rigorous training approach to prepare them for big-game hunting in the high-country (think Rocky Mountain Elk or Mule Deer). It provides a solid foundation of strength training for core muscles used during uphill propulsion while carrying a heavy pack (work that every hunter hopes for). In order for this plan to be effective, it is important to keep a few concepts in mind: 1) Rest when you are tired. If you miss a workout do not try to make it up. Move on to the next day. 2) If you miss more than two workouts in any given week, then repeat that week. This includes if you get sick. In this case, we recommend that you do not train! Training while sick often leads down a long path of misery and delays long-term performance gains. If you get a cold or the flu, rest. Take the week off and, depending on how long you are out, repeat the week when you are feeling healthy again.
When you have finished this training program, you should be ready for the 16 Week Big Mountain Hunting Plan, which is designed to prep you for longer duration hunts in the mountains.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|2:18 hrs||1:05 hrs|
|1:20 hrs||1:00 hrs|
|2:00 hrs||3:00 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||2:18 hrs||1:05 hrs|
||1:20 hrs||1:00 hrs|
||2:00 hrs||3:00 hrs|