Interval Training for Hunters
Greg C. Moriates

Greg C. Moriates

Owner of Train Hunt Eat

How to Structure an Interval Training Program for hunting

by Train Hunt Eat

Building The Perfect Interval Training Plan

When designing an interval training program for hunting, it’s important to consider the specific demands of hunting and the individual’s current fitness level. Here are some steps to follow when structuring an interval training program for hunting:

  1. Set goals: Setting goals are the single most important part of setting up a program.  You must develop and determine your specific goals for interval training, such as improving endurance, building strength, or preparing for a specific hunting trip.
  2. Choose exercises: Select exercises that mimic the movements and demands of hunting, such as hiking, carrying heavy loads, or sprinting.  Here is a great resource for exercises –  Mens Health
  3. Determine work and rest periods: Decide on the length of the work and rest periods for each interval, based on your fitness level and goals. For example, a 1:2 work-to-rest ratio (30 seconds of work, followed by 1 minute of rest) is a good starting point for beginners. As you become fitter, you increase work period and decrease rest period.
  4. Determine the number of intervals: Decide how many intervals to perform per workout, based on your goals and fitness level. Aim to gradually increase the number of intervals over time. A good starting point is three to five intervals.
  5. Warm-up: Always start with a warm-up to prepare your body for the workout. This can include light cardio, stretching, and mobility exercises.
  6. Perform the intervals: Perform the intervals, alternating between high-intensity work and rest periods. Focus on maintaining good form and technique throughout each interval.
  7. Cool down: Finish with a cool-down, including stretching and foam rolling to help prevent injury and aid recovery.
  8. Adjust the program: Adjust the program as needed based on progress and feedback. This can include increasing the intensity or duration of intervals, adding or changing exercises, or adjusting the work-to-rest ratios.

Remember to start slowly and gradually increase the intensity and volume of your interval training program. It’s also important to listen to your body and adjust the program as needed to prevent injury and promote optimal performance.

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