“By buying that hunting license, that hunting tag, we’re able to go out and harvest the purest form of protein on the planet. It doesn’t have any steroid injections. It doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners or flavors. It is 100 percent pure,” says CrossFitter Rod Staton, father of Dan Staton, who is a co-owner of CrossFit Spokane Valley.
As avid hunters and co-owners of two CrossFit gyms in Spokane, Wash., Dan Staton and Kenton Clairmont merged their love of CrossFit and hunting by founding the website Train to Hunt. The two share their hunting experiences and agree that CrossFit definitely prepares hunters for tracking and hauling out their game.
“Too many hunters, they just try to get in shape during the season,” says Clairmont. “Why wait until then? Why not train now?”
He says hunting is the ultimate test of mental toughness and physical preparedness, and CrossFit helps prepare hunters for the challenges they’ll face.
Video by Again Faster.
Additional reading: The Dead Elk and the CrossFit Question by Paul Eich, published Aug. 4, 2009.