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Take your training to a new level with, a new dedicated strength training program for hunters, military members and mountain athletes. Led by World Champion Powerlifter Major Donny Bigham, this six-week program, this is not one you want to skip.

Don't Be A Rollie Pollie
Why Do This Program

Even the most dedicated mountain athlete can always improve. MTNTOUGH’s new program MTN STRENGTH is designed for the backcountry athlete who wants to be much stronger, much faster and more resilient.

Discover high intensity weight training that works both upper and lower body through isometric and plyometric movements that include kettlebell swings, goblet squats, bench presses, lunge jumps and more – all aimed at improving your baseline strength and energy flow for peak performance. Movements also aid in conditioning mountain and tactical athletes to reduce the risk of injury so they can crush mountains for years to come.

What and How

Gain and maintain strength

Four days x six weeks = science-backed strength training for peak performance.

 Assess your starting point to measure your progress.

Complete a baseline strength and endurance test to know your starting point for a customizable workout with measurable outcomes at the end.

Stay Dangerous

Be stronger, faster and more resilient. Maintain strength and stamina to crush any mountain, any time.

Gear Needed

Full gym required, including 

  • Dumbbells and kettlebells
  • Box or sturdy cooler like Yeti
  • Squat Rack, plates and bars

Meet Your Coach: Donny Bigham

Retired Major Donny Bigham has over 27 years of service in the Marine Corps and the U.S. Army with 48 months of combat deployments to Bosnia, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Yemen. Major Bigham is known as the first ever strength and conditioning coach for the U.S. Army (Conventional Forces) and was instrumental in being part of the team that changed the U.S. Army Physical Fitness test after almost 40 years. He co-authored the Occupational Performance Assessment Test for initial screening of future soldiers and designed the Tactical Athlete Performance Center (TAP-C) at Fort Jackson and Fort Benning, emphasizing true strength, mobility, and speed to increase lethality and survivability. He currently holds multiple world records in powerlifting and was named the International Powerlifting Federation World Powerlifting Champion in 2015, 2016 and 2019 (bronze).


Annual Plan

Set it and forget it - no hassle one-time yearly billing for the best value.


Trusted By The Dedicated

MTNTOUGH Fitness Lab believes eliminating psychological barriers is the key to reaching your goals. Their team, which includes former US Navy SEALs and Army Rangers knows the most important muscle you can train sits between your ears.


Research and Development is at their core, and they spent over two years testing their MTNTOUGH Backcountry Hunter Preseason Prep program on some of the world’s most dedicated mountain hunters.

Stone Glacier

MTNTOUGH Fitness Lab has established itself as the elite source for improving mental toughness, physical preparation, and performance research for the backcountry hunter.

Journal of Mountain Hunting

The Best Heavy Pack Workout to Build the Strength and Endurance for Backcountry Hunting. Forge the muscle endurance and strength needed for backcountry hunting with MTNTOUGH Fitness' heavy pack workout.

Men's Journal



Programs for the gym, home gym or body weight. MTNTOUGH+ has on-demand workouts on your phone, tablet, TV or computer. Location is not an excuse.


Wold-class industry trainers, former military leaders, and avid backcountry hunters will keep you encouraged, motivated and on the correct path. 


Programs are meticulously and scientifically tested in the Lab with local athletes before release so they are effective, safe, and improve your odds in the feild.

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