"Adversity builds strength. When you go home and build your teams, this is how you build them. You lead them through adversity. You lead them through challenge. They will bond closer. Your family gets tighter and you're building warriors."
- Ara Megerdichian
Dustin, Ara and Jimmy dropped in on the 2021 Western Hunting Summit to provide mental and physical toughness training. The goal was to spark the warrior switch and push the event attendees to their limits.
MTNTOUGH Fitness Lab located in Bozeman, MT, has established itself as the elite source for improving mental toughness, physical preparation, and performance research for the backcountry hunter, military, and first responder athlete.
They have assembled an impressive team for this task, including Alex Fichtler (Former US Navy SEAL), Ara Megerdichian (US Army Ranger, Lieutenant Colonel and former West Point Instructor), and Jimmy Alsobrook (Mountain Training Legend & National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer).
Lifelong backcountry hunter and MTNTOUGH’s founder, Dustin Diefenderfer, explains, “ We strive to find out what makes the excellent tick, and what gives them the indomitable, never quit, next ridgeline mentality and strength. We study it, measure it, test it, unpack it and then teach it to others.”