Get in shape for your backcountry mountain hunt with MTNTOUGH Fitness Lab. Company founder and CEO, Dustin Diefenderfer, takes you through the MTNTOUGH approach to fitness and gives you the tools to train for your next hunt, both physically and mentally.

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  • Chapter 1: Meet MTNTOUGH

    With a coaching staff comprised of former Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and renowned physical trainers – their workouts aren’t easy, but they’ll prepare you for the varied conditions of a mountain hunt, or the grind of everyday life.

  • Chapter 2: MTNTOUGH Pillars & Ethos

    MTNTOUGH breakdowns the four pillars and ethos that are central to their approach for training and personal development. The core values and principles will help you unlock your full potential, both physically and mentally.

  • Chapter 3: Goal Setting & Identity

    The key is consistency and focusing on “who” you want to be and the daily habits that align with that identity.

  • Chapter 4: Mental Toughness 101

    MTNTOUGH shares their fundamental mindset principles and breaks down the five ways you can build your mental toughness.

  • Chapter 5: Training Nutrition

    This MTNTOUGH lesson walks you through the latest science-based food facts that take the guesswork out of nutritional success for mountain athletes.

  • Chapter 6: Backcountry Nutrition

    MTNTOUGH shows you how to calculate your caloric burn and how to adequately plan meals to keep your energy high in the backcountry.

  • Chapter 7: Mobility Workout

    Turn on this MTNTOUGH workout for a guided mobility flow that can be a daily routine or a supplement to your regiment.

  • Chapter 8: Bodyweight Workout

    This MTNTOUGH chapter guides you through the groundwork – no gear necessary – just your body and a little space to move around in.

  • Chapter 9: Minimal Gear Workout

    Training for hunting requires year-round dedication, so you need minimal gear workouts that can go with you anywhere. This MTNTOUGH chapter provides a convenient solution to get ready for any mountain adventure, from your home with minimal equipment.

  • Chapter 10: Heavy Pack Workout

    The workout simulates a successful backcountry hunt and lets you know if you are currently physically & mentally ready for the mountain.

  • Chapter 11: Full Gear Workout

    This lesson breakdowns MTNTOUGH’s flagship training using full gym gear and equipment.

  • Chapter 12: Proper Recovery & Future Success

    Hunting takes a toll on your body, and recovering properly can reduce injuries while preparing you for the next outing. Whether you realize it or not, as a backcountry hunter you’re a performance athlete, so you should be recovering like one.