RIDGELINE BACKCOUNTRY OFF-SEASON PHASE 1
4 Week Program - 4 Training Days + 1 day of Yoga and Recovery.
Training Variables: Power, Strength, HITT, Lactate Threshold
Equipment Needs: Dumbbells, Barbells, Cable Machine, Fan bike or Rower, TRX Trainer, continuous loop bands, Landmine.
(Note: All of this equipment is not required but it will be helpful to have in your training arsenal)
The Off-Season program is perfect for the backcountry athlete preparing for hunting big game in the mountains and needing the strength and stamina to pack into remote locations and hunt for extended periods of time while carrying your camp and hopefully meat on your back. For those new to a performance training program we recommend completing the Spring Training program prior to starting the Off Season program as this will help you build the foundation of muscular endurance and cardiovascular fitness needed for layering on the strength training found in the Off Season program. If time does not allow for adding the Spring Training Program but you feel up for the challenge mentally and physically to begin the Off Season Program then let’s get to work.
The Off Season program will build your strength and movement capacity as needed for performing in the mountains and also for fortifying your joints against all of the forces you will encounter. We begin to adapt this strength to provide transfer and specificity to your sport, mountain athletics. This is not a powerlifting program, or an olympic weightlifting program or some bootcamp class just to make you sweat. I honestly don’t give a shit what you can do in the gym if it doesn’t transfer to what you do in the mountains, and many of the programs out there make that mistake. This program will prepare you to be better for your sport, that I will guarantee. If it doesn’t you can have your money back.
Sessions are anywhere from 50min to 1.5 hrs long depending on your level of fitness. 3 days of gym based strength and power workouts, 1 day of intervals and one programmed day in the mountains with a pack on your back. We will spend a lot of time on your ability to move well as well as being a stronger, more powerful and athletic predator. If you move like shit, lack coordination and can’t get out of your own way lifting weights ain’t going to help you be a better athlete. Movement first, you must earn the load. The Backcountry Athlete Off Season program is your answer to all of it.