Fitness Tests for LE Athletes

By Rob Shaul I’m currently developing strategies and ideas to develop a fitness test for LE Athletes, along the lines of what I’ve done for Military Athletes. My initial thoughts include a mid-distance shuttle sprint component, upper body strength, explosive power, and core strength. The idea of a fitness test for LE Athletes has been fought […]

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LONG AND EASY- Rethinking Our Approach to Endurance

LONG AND EASY Rethinking Our Approach to Endurance Cycles by Jordan Smothermon We start our endurance cycle this week and it’s built around a couple of central ideas. 1. Make your “slow” fast. 2. Increase continuous time under load without rest. We started training endurance as a cycle in the first place because one of the […]

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SSD History

We’ve had some questions about “Strong. Swift. Durable.” as athletes have seen this programming on mountainathlete.com, and also this name at the leathlete.com website store. To explain, I need to start with some history. I founded and opened Mountain Athlete in Jackson, Wyoming in early 2007, with the clear focus of programming for mountain athletes and mountain sports. […]

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