Our Most Common Questions

Hunters from across the globe have been making an investment in their body for 2020 and enrolling in the all new MTNTOUGH Backcountry Hunter All Access Program. It has been amazing to watch the stories coming in after the first couple weeks of workouts.  

We have received a few common questions on the program, and I wanted to answer some of them for you all in one place.

1) When can I start the All Access Program?

Many people we’ve spoken to have said that they are planning to go on vacation, get married, are finishing up another workout program this month, or recovering from an injury. No problem. That’s one of the reasons why we’re giving you lifetime access to the Backcountry Hunter All Access program. You get immediate activation after your order, but you can start the program at anytime.

You get lifetime access to the program at no extra charge, so you can come back to it year after year to prep your body for season. 

Many MTNTOUGHer’s that have joined are already planning to use this program to train every year, making it more of a long term investment than they originally thought.

2) What equipment do I need?

Many guys wrote in asking if they could do the Backcountry Hunter All Access Program from their “home gym." The answer is... it just depends on what equipment you have but hundreds of MTNTOUGH'ers do the programs from a home gym.

Our mountain hunting fitness program is pretty robust. We know that many of you don’t have the time or money to pay for a personal trainer to work with you 5 days a week for the next 12-months (which would cost you somewhere in the range of $10,000-$13,000) so we’ve designed an extremely powerful system – built, tested, and executed by our team – that you can run on your own at a fraction of the cost.  With that in mind, it will require some equipment.

Here’s some of the equipment you will need in order to get the most out of this program. You can definitely substitute some items and we’ll try to help you with that but to get the most out of the program we recommend the following:

  • A full set of dumbbells ranging from 10 pounds to at least 80 pounds ( Don't need the larger dumbbells if you have a bench press with plates)
  • A standalone bench
  • Squat rack (you can substitute dumbbell exercises for the squat rack type work but, again, there are some limitations)
  • A barbell or trap bar and around 250 pounds of plates
  • Cardio machines (like treadmills, stationary bikes, rowers, stair masters, etc) – we recommend a variety but, again, you can substitute for these workouts and we’ll try to help you with that.
  • Pull up bar
  • Kettlebells
  • Step-ups or box jump platforms

When we had guys coming to us asking for this type of Backcountry Hunter Program, they were trying to avoid the expense of working with a specialized personal trainer, but hoping for similar results.

This program was built to replicate roughly 260 sessions with a personal trainer for the next 12-months, which would have cost them around $13,000.

You get more than just a personal trainer with the Backcountry Hunter All Access Program. You get specialized, hunting specific training created by an experienced team.  A team that includes die-hard elk hunters, years of strength and conditioning experience, a former Navy SEAL, a former Army Colonel, Army Ranger and Westpoint Physical Education Instructor.  

The price for the program is $699 (The Save $150 Offer expires 1/24), or less than $14 per week.

Not only that, but you’ll get lifetime access, so you can come back to it year after year and keep saving that personal trainer money.

We’ve also made it more affordable than ever by adding a payment plan, so you can make monthly payments during the 12-month program, keeping the cost to $75 per month. During this special promotional period, we cut 2 months of payments, saving you $150 off the price of the program.

Lastly, you get a full 30 days to try the program and if you’re not happy, just ask for your money back. If you’re skeptical, we understand. We’re the same way. You have to earn our trust and we want to earn yours. That’s why we have a 30-day money back policy. We’ll earn your trust or you’ll get you money back. It’s that simple.

We do have discounts available for all First Responders, LEO's, Veterans, Active Duty Military and Guides & Outfitters. Email us at support@mtntough.com for more information.

3) Will It Work For Me?

We don’t know. That depends entirely on whether or not you can put the work in.

We're not going to lie to you, this is not the easy button.  

What we do know is thousands of man hours have gone into testing these workouts, and we get emails every day from people telling us how their lives have changed because of it.

If you have any injuries or conditions that you aren’t sure about, contact us and we can chat more about whether or not this program is the right fit.

BUT REMEMBER: If you’re unhappy for any reason during the first 30 days, you can get your money back. Our goal is to give you a tested program that we know works and help you put the work in to get results.

Here are a few examples of those results right from MTNTOUGHer’s in the program that might help you decide:

“I’m 44, feel like I’m 14, and more fit than I’ve ever been in my life. 100% due to following the MTNTOUGH programs to the letter...

So I’ve been into sports and fitness my whole life. Been through the cycles of a young beefy meathead to becoming an obsessive and accomplished ultra runner and triathlete. Started far north and western mountain hunting 9 years ago. And really into serious mountain hunting the last several years. Goats, ibex, moose, etc all successful and always had the fitness to make it but still had to “dig deep” ( and all the other clichés) to do so.

I crammed through both the MTNTOUGH backcountry hunter online programs pre and post-season along with some extra running in about 6 months leading up to my lifelong dream sheep and caribou hunt in NWT. Most of this type of training was very new to me but adapted quickly and am obsessed with it now.

My guide and I did over 160 miles in 10 days with between 50-70 lbs on our backs depending on the day. Not counting the ridiculous heavy pack-outs. I took my caribou at 7 pm on day 10. Felt amazing every day and each day was awesome. There were no valleys. Only peaks. Nothing ever got physically hard. Nailed nutrition. It was all perfect. No physical compromise meant zero doubting mental moments. Zero. I’ve never experienced that kind of total physical success. It made for the greatest adventure and greatest hunt of my life.

I’m 44, feel like I’m 14, and more fit than I’ve ever been in my life. 100% due to following the MTNTOUGH programs to the letter, except for going through it a bit faster. I had a 10X better experience than everyone else in camp. So not that you’re probably looking for validation but this program is spot on. You guys nailed it. I tested it to the max. The daily crazy miles and getting both animals out were walks in the park. Used every minute of ten full days. And the hardest thing I’ve ever done was easy. That’s badass. Thank you.” ~ Online MTNTOUGH'er, Barrett Simms

“As I packed my first elk out yesterday I had a ton of things going through my mind but at the front of it all I was thinking about how happy I was that I decided to start MTNTOUGH earlier this fall. I feel great and can see a huge difference in my physical shape. It’s been an awesome decision and I can’t wait to keep it going.” ~MTNTOUGH’er Roby Burch

"I wanted to personally tell you thank you for the program. 2 years ago, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (genetic not due to weight). Your program has helped me in so many ways. Frist it has helped me to have a program that helps me keep my medication amounts very low - combat the diabetes with more exercise and less medication – exercise that does not injury me. Secondly it has helped me “kick the butts” of 5 guides in the past two seasons. They all want to know how somebody that weighs 150 pounds, carries a bunch of stuff in my pack, can out walk them and climb them at age 54! My kids won’t walk with me anymore – they say I go to fast!! It is really a compliment when your son in law says to you at the pool…..dad you are ripped….it feels great! So again, thank you for all that you guys do up there!"  ~ Online MTNTOUGH’er Mike Mantelli

Lastly -- Here’s What’s Included in the MTNTOUGH Backcountry All Access Program:

  • 5 video-based workouts per week for 12-months
  • 4 unique training programs designed for the backcountry hunter
  • Mobile access, the MTNTOUGH Backcountry Hunter All Access program is with you wherever you go, if you’re on a smartphone, tablet or desktop
  • Bonus technique videos for difficult movements and dynamic workouts
  • Access to the private MTNTOUGH community, “The Lab” where you can connect, share, and collaborate
  • Accountability from MTNTOUGH athletes, like-minded individuals that you have an open line of communication with
  • FREE BONUS: EAT MTNTOUGH - in-depth lessons of video content designed to teach you how to build & follow a custom nutrition plan for your specific body type, and your individual goals.
  • Lifetime access

If you’re ready to start, click here to learn more

Start training today and save $150 (Offer expires 1/24) off the normal price of the program.

If you have additional questions, feel free to shoot me an email at dustin@mtntough.com

My Best,

Dustin Diefenderfer