Exo Journal — Fitness & Nutrition

5 Reasons You Can't Kill An Elk With Your Bow

5 Reasons You Can't Kill An Elk With Your Bow

With success rates for common public land archery hunts hovering around 10%, bowhunting elk is a pursuit that is not for the faint of heart or the half-committed hunter. Here are 5 tips to help you become a part of the successful 10%, and not among the other 90% of elk hunters that don't fill a tag...

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5 Low-Cost, High-Energy Foods for Backpacking and Hunting

5 Low-Cost, High-Energy Foods for Backpacking and Hunting

Consider ditching the expensive, pre-packaged performance foods and using your own creations to easily (and cheaply!) fuel for backpack hunts. Here are five high-energy foods that are absolute rocket fuel on the mountain. The best part is, you likely have all of the ingredients already.

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5 Exercises to Train for Backcountry Hunting

5 Exercises to Train for Backcountry Hunting

If you want to effectively train for backcountry hunting in mountainous terrain, you need to train specifically for the demands of that pursuit. You are not a runner training for a marathon. You are not a powerlifter training to raise your lift total. You are not a Crossfitter training for a score. You are not a bodybuilder training to sculpt an aesthetic physique. You are a hunter, and you should be training to hunt more effectively.

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Food Is Fuel — Sustained Energy for the Backcountry Hunter

Food Is Fuel — Sustained Energy for the Backcountry Hunter

You’ve trained all year, did all your research, drew your tag, and have the latest gear — it’s finally time to leave civilization behind for that backcountry hunt.  As you strap your pack on at the trail head you’ve got just enough food provisions to last for the duration of your hunt.  How much thought did you put into what you packed to fuel your body during this rigorous and non-stop adventure?  Did you just order the run of mill freeze dried backpacking meal and call it good, or did you actually consider what your body needs for a week...

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Become More Fit In Less Time — Interval Training for Hunters

Become More Fit In Less Time — Interval Training for Hunters

In this article my goal is to share some of the interval training that I employ on my athletes and give you some options to choose from when preparing your body for demands of your upcoming hunting season. The basic logic behind interval training is that it offers big dividends in a short amount of time. You’re giving up volume for intensity, or simply put — you’re exerting more effort in less time. Since all of us have to make sacrifices to train, this interval option bodes well, because you can literally suffer for a few minutes and make significant...

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