The Importance of Diet for Preparing for a Hunt and Everyday Training

Outdoor Solutions’ Founder Greg Ray and Wilderness Athlete’s Kevin Guillen discuss the importance of maintaining a proper diet and the role supplements play in preparing for a rigorous big-game hunt and everyday health.

The most rewarding hunts often require your best fitness levels

By Greg Ray, Outdoor Solutions & Kevin Guillen, Wilderness Athlete

Outdoor Solutions’ Greg Ray:
“You can’t out train a bad diet,” are wise words from my friend Kevin Guillen from Wilderness Athlete, and I have found these words to be very true. Training alone without controlling your food intake will severely undercut achieving the full potential of your body. When we go afield hunting, we need to be in top form, and that means eating a healthy diet to complement a fitness routine.

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Wood Could Lower Your Blood Pressure

campfireDid you know wood could lower your blood pressure?

Well, maybe not directly but sitting around a crackling campfire may indeed lower your blood pressure!

Our enjoyment of gazing at fire is in our DNA, as the act of gathering around a fire dates back to prehistoric times. As humans we, socialized around camp fires, a place where we fell safe and warm.

When we sit around a fire, we are in a multi-sensory state utilizing auditory, heat, olfactory, visual, and smoke/food taste.

The studies showed that people who stared at and or listened to a fire for at least 15 minutes, had both their diastolic and systolic level drop 1.9 and 1.3 points respectfully.

Dr. Lynn believes it the comforting vibe and fire’s light spectrum, that puts one in a trancelike state.

What is the Maffetone 180 Formula?

Yellowstone Half Marathon - Winded BowhunterI was researching different workout programs to assist me in getting my heart healthier, burning fat more efficiently and increasing my physical endurance.

Was there even such a program? No…

But, there is The 180 Formula methodology, which I found talking to a few ultra runners! [Read more…]

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Try Any New Outdoor Activity

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If you could try any new outdoor activity, or go somewhere new to you – what and or where would it be? [Read more…]

Wilderness Athlete Unveils Meal Replacement Shakes

Wilderness Athlete Meal Replacement and Recovery Shake - ChocolateWilderness Athlete is proud to unveil their new Meal Replacement and Recovery Shake for outdoorsmen who are looking to lose or maintain their current body weight.

Outdoorsmen often work hard during the summer to lose weight to prepare for the fall hunting season, only to gain weight as hunting season ends and the holiday season begins. The Wilderness Athlete meal replacement shake can help hunters lose excess body weight and stay lean and mean year round. [Read more…]

Wayne Huber Named US Olympic Committee Staff Physician

Ascential Bioscience is pleased to congratulate Dr. Wayne Huber, an Ascential Independent Distributor and Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, on his recent acceptance by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to serve as a staff physician at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center’s campus clinic in California from July 12-26, 2010.

During this time, Dr. Huber will provide a variety of medical services for our nation’s top Olympic athletes as they prepare to compete around the world. The USOC selects a number of top physicians from around the country, based upon information in the doctor’s application, recommendations, job performance, peer reviews, experience, and quality of care. Dr. Huber has been in practice for 11 years and currently is an owner at Active Spine and Rehabilitation in Sioux Falls, SD. He also owns the Edward Tieszen Clinic in Marion, SD, where he practices with his associate, Dr. Chris Willers.

Dr. Huber has previously served in national arenas such as the Ironman Triathlon, professional surfing, professional skateboarding, professional snowboarding and skiing, MLB, and the NFL, as well as local athletic affiliations with the Sioux Falls Storm and the University of Sioux Falls Athletics.

Ascential is delighted to share this exciting news about one of its top Midwest distributors appointed to play a key role in the preparation of the nation’s Olympic athletes.

Can Hunting Be Good For Your Health?

This is a great article to provide us with yet another way to prove that the outdoors is truly good for you!

The article is written by Diane Tipton who is an Information Officer for the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

Diane states that hunting can be a healthy workout for the physically fit, but couch potatoes who set out Oct. 25 for the general hunting season with a rifle and an elk license may risk cardiovascular and other health-related issues.

And they are doing something about the situation.

Read the full article here!

Pre-season Training with Dan Staton

Sportsmans FitnessDan Staton over at Sportsmans Fitness has some great pre-season training advice for those of you looking to get ready for your hunting season.

Dan was greatly needed and is appreciated by us backcounty hunters!  He writes for several different mags, blogs and resides on several Pro Staff  Teams including Sitka.

Catch the full post here.

Bridger’s Baldy



This is a nice article from Aaron Schultz with Outside Bozeman, on hiking. Not only does this article put it in perspective, it also has some great photos of south-western Montana.

Read the full article here.