The Woodsman




This 5 week, 20 session, program is designed for athletes of all levels preparing for a trip to the mountains and has access to basic gym equipment and has a tire set up for dragging.


The Woodsman is designed for hunters or backpackers that need to shift their training to a more sport specific focus. In this program the athlete will train 4 days per week, only one of which will be in the gym. The remainder of the training will focus on the following:


Attributes trained
•Concentric Leg strength for climbing
•Aerobic capacity under load for extended durations
•Low Back Strength and durability for stabilizing external loads
•Eccentric Leg Strength for descent
•Calf Strength Endurance
•Core strength
•Total body strength


This program is ideal for the mountain athlete that has 4-6 weeks until their trip. For those with more time the Ultimate Predator Cycle, 12 weeks, is more appropriate.


Program Duration

  • 5 weeks


Number of Sessions

  • 20


Suggested training frequency

  • 4


Suggested Programs Prior

  • The Foundation, Sandbag Only, Kettlebell Only


Suggested Programs After

  • Any


Required Assessments

  • None


Required Equipment

  • Bench
  • Squat Rack
  • Barbell
  • Pull Up Bar
  • Mat
  • Clock, Timer
  • Kettlebells
  • Plates


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