December 28, 2016
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I've raced plenty of triathlons, from Sprint distance to Ironman.
I've also done many, many obstacle races, including the toughest Spartan challenges in the world.
And adventure races. And brutal workouts that claim to be the “hardest workout in the world“. And SEALFit training, Agoge challenges, the World's Toughest Mudder and beyond.
But my lungs have never sucked as much, my brain and body have never been simultaneously challenged as much and I've never experience any other form of competition so freaking functional until I started doing Train To Hunt Challenges.
My guest today is a repeat guest. His name is Kenton Clairmont and he is the owner and creator of Train To Hunt, a unique mashup of bowhunting and obstacle racing that is taking the nation by storm.
During our discussion, you'll discover:
-The nasty autoimmune disease that took Kenton out of commission and sidelined him from a career as a professional baseball player…[12:20]
-The natural Chinese remedy alternative to common immunosuppressant drugs for issues like rheumatoid arthritis…[20:12]
–Why being fit for hunting goes far, far beyond simply needing to be able to “ruck” or hike…[22:25]
-What a sample Train To Hunt work out looks like…[38:30]
-How a typical Train To Hunt workout looks, and why something called “vagus nerve stimulation” is a huge part of each workout…[42:20]
-Why the Train To Hunt national champion's key workout is “baling hay”…[54:30]
-Why Kenton introduced the skill orienteering and GPS wayfinding into the Train To Hunt competition…[57:00]
-How the Train To Hunt “3D shoot” is far different and far more practical for hunting situations than any other style of a 3D shoot…[58:45]
-Why something called a “meat pack” is one of the hardest things Ben has ever done in his life (and why his lips turned blue after doing it)…[65:00]
-What the brand new Train To Hunt challenge course now looks like, and why it's now extremely spectator friendly…[70:10]
-How the meat pack portion of the challenge is going to change significantly in 2016…[79:00]
-And much more!
Resources from this episode:
–Chinese herbal remedy as a replacement for methotrexate
-Other hunting episodes:
–Are Hunters The Fittest People In The World?
–How To Get Into Hunting, Build Hunting Fitness, The Most Challenging Hunts & More!
–Backpacking, Wilderness Survival, Combat Conditioning, Hunting Fitness & More With Aron Snyder.
–Backpacking, Bowhunting & Shooting Tips From A Natural Born Hunter.
–3 Ways Hunting Can Get You Ripped And 10 Ways To Get Fit For Hunting.
–How To Build Primal Fitness And Endurance By Hunting: An Interview With A Bowhunting Triathlete
–The National Champion & Poster Boy For One Of The Most Extreme Obstacle Races That Exists.
–Train To Hunt: Train To Hunt was born out of necessity. All hunters alike want to hunt harder, longer, and farther. Fitness is the only piece of equipment that you can make better or worse. The team at Train To Hunt wants to extend wellness and longevity as well as improve performance for hunters. The workouts are a launching pad for serious outdoor enthusiast who want to learn the best way to be fit for their sport. Athletes hunt, and they have the formula to make you a better mountain athlete. Whether you’re a flatlander, hunt out West, or past your prime, they want to make you a better hunter through fitness. Their online program is designed to be your coach, trainer, and guide as you shape up for your passion.
Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Kenton or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
5 thoughts on “Blue Lips, Meat Packs, Baling Hay & Beyond: The Man Responsible For Sparking A Fitness Revolution In The Hunting Industry.”
Dear Ben,I have no issue with eating animals but there has to be a very thoughtful and non ignorant way of feeding off our resources. Your ignorance on this topic is profound and damaging, you should think and feel about this topic before launching off on the typical I am human and deserve more than the rest of our planet without looking at the current massive and spireling population and your selfrigeous belief that you are more important than every other creature and the worlds ecosystem. I understand you are religious but you have to use your intuition and open mindedness when you read the scriptures that were written some 2000 years ago.There is profound truth in the scripture but just like ancient and modern health they have to be taken in the context of the time. You obviously have no idea on conservation, the true facts etc and unfortunately you are spreading a dangerous and ignorant old school version of hunter conservation that is not that dissimilar to the fat is bad cocept that has been perpetuated by individuals that have a vested and ignorant interest. As I said I have no issue with hunting but goin to fragile desperate ecosystems and thinking that you are doin well is catostrophic and your comments have given purpose and a passage of right to so many that is critically undeserved to the wonderful creatures that god created I thing you may find it harder to sleep at night, maybe a potion gifted to you from nature may help your conscience. Regards,
Great stuff, but I can’t help getting excited about the best wintersport ever…biathlon. Ben, you need to talk to somebody on the US biathlon team on the podcast! And tune in to the great coverage available this year: http://www.eurovisionsports.tv/ibu/