Ever since Cameron Hanes hit the scene hunting is becoming synonymous with fitness. Read about fitness athlete Sarah Bowmar and her rise as a hunter in a male dominated sport.
Meet the Bow Huntress Sarah Bowmar
When I met my now husband, Josh, two years ago- I was a dairy and egg free vegetarian. Josh had been hunting all of his life- notably bowhunting. It was quite a culture shock for both of us to hear the others point of view. I was never against eating animals, I was just against buying meat at the grocery store. Josh explained the importance of hunting for conservation, population control, disease prevention, meal donations, and most importantly- eating the most organic meat possible. Not to mention, it’s some incredible cardio out in the woods- especially out west.
In just shy of two years, we have traveled the world and most of the country. It’s an absolute passion of ours and the fact that we get to do it together, makes it even better. We are now working with some of the biggest names in the hunting industry and have been filming all of our hunts in order to share them with everyone!
That being said, one of the most vital aspects of hunting and being a successful hunter- is being active. Whether you are traveling the world or just going into your own backyard- the animal does not care if you are tired. The animal won’t wait for you to catch up. And if you are lucky enough to harvest an animal- it’s a heck of alot easier to drag it out if you have been actively training and doing cardio.
Fitness plays a huge role, or at least it should, in a hunter’s life. Having a strong cardiovascular system will allow you to take fewer breaks during a spot and stalk. It will allow you to travel deeper in the woods. It will allow you to be a more confident hunter. We recommend doing at least 25-30 minutes of high intensity interval training 3-4 times a week for your health, regardless of if you have a hunt coming up or not. Our favorite is the stair master because it emulates hiking. A favorite workout is doing a 30 second stair sprint and a 90 second active recovery. Repeat 15 times for a total of 30 minutes. A good rule of thumb is to sprint at a level that is double your recovery. I sprint at level 20 and recover at level 10.
Hope this helps you in your hunting adventures!