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Upland Ready 3.0

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Starts: Week One drops Sunday, June 9, 2024

Ends: Sept 1, although you have access until Sept 30 in case you get a bit behind

Cost: $249 (a portion of the proceeds are donated to HerUpland)

How does it work? Once registered, you will receive an invitation to join the app for the course. Each Sunday, for 12 weeks, a new module will drop with weekly exercises, tasks, and information. You will be invited to a private community page to join fellow uplanders and bird dog enthusiasts taking the course. We love this section! Photos, videos, encouragement, and connections all happen here. New this year is weekly live sessions for additional info and Q&A.

What is it?  A well-rounded strength and conditioning program is essential for preparing for upland hunting and ensuring the physical fitness of both the hunter and the dog. Upland Ready 3.0 encompasses physical and mental preparation and additional aspects to prepare your gear, vehicle, shooting, and things to expose your dog to.

Although you are preparing on your own, you are not alone! You will join fellow upland hunters and bird dog enthusiasts from all over the World throughout the 12-week journey to share, support, and inspire.

This 12-week program is compiled with content from professionals in the industry.  Physical Trainer Bill Koepke, Veterinaria Dr. Kristina Mott, and Dog Trainer William Bastian are active daily to provide additional content and answer questions. Bill promises, "No Burpees!"

 

Instructors​ 

Dr. Kristina Mott, Veterinarian

Bill Koepke, Coach

William Bastian, Dog Trainer

 

Curriculum

Cardiovascular Fitness:

    • Engage in progressive interval training, hiking, or biking activities to improve endurance.
    • Gradually increase the intensity and duration of cardiovascular workouts to simulate the demands of upland hunting.

Strength Training for the Hunter:

    • Focus on overall strength, especially in the legs, core, and upper body.
    • Incorporate exercises like squats, lunges, deadlifts, push-ups, and pull-ups to build functional strength.
    • Perform exercises that mimic hunting movements, such as carrying a weighted backpack.

Agility and Balance:

    • Include exercises that improve agility, coordination, and balance, such as ladder drills, agility ladder work, and single-leg exercises.
    • Incorporate activities that challenge stability, such as Bosu ball exercises or balance boards.

Flexibility and Mobility:

    • Perform regular stretching routines to maintain flexibility and prevent injuries.
    • Focus on areas prone to tightness, such as the hips, hamstrings, and shoulders.
    • Consider incorporating yoga or Pilates to improve overall flexibility and body awareness.

Dog Conditioning:

    • Gradually increase the dog’s exercise and activity levels to build endurance.
    • Engage in activities such as running, hiking, swimming, or retrieving exercises to improve cardiovascular fitness.
    • Incorporate specific training drills for upland hunting, such as retrieving dummies or simulating hunting scenarios.

Mental Conditioning:

    • Train both the hunter and the dog for mental toughness and focus.
    • Practice obedience training and reinforce commands in various hunting scenarios.
    • Gradually expose the dog to different environments, distractions, and hunting-related stimuli to build resilience.

Remember to start any training program gradually and consult with a healthcare professional or a qualified strength and conditioning specialist to ensure the program aligns with your individual capabilities and needs. Additionally, be mindful of your dog’s age, breed, and overall health when designing their conditioning program.

 

New for 3.0!​

  • Practical dog training concepts
  • Shooting preparation
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Hunting rig options
  • Pre-season scouting
  • Clean/Prepare/Organize Gear