By Rob Shaul We understand after working with law enforcement athletes for a year now that few, if any, patrol officers and detectives get time during work to train. And second, it’s not unusual for casework and other duty day responsibilities to squeeze training time. When you do make it to the gym, it’s not […]
By Rob Shaul One of my sponsored athletes, Jessica Baker, is planning for a May ski mountaineering attempt of University Peak in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias Range. Jessica is sponsored by Outdoor Research and Dynastar, among others, and is an Exum Guide, backcountry ski guide and ski instructor trainer at the Jackson Hole Mountain resort, Alaska […]
Curious to know how we design our training programs to target the job-specific fitness attributes that are crucial for the job? The Philosophy behind our LE programing is rooted in this Paradigm Shift: 1) Your body is your primary weapon. If you are unfit or injured, you are a liability to your unit or […]
By Rob Shaul Background: With this study we’re interested in developing the most efficient method for rapidly egressing from a patrol vehicle to get into a firing/protective position. Think of a patrol officer having to exit his vehicle to return fire and/or give chase. We want to take a deep dive on this – movement […]
by Jordan Smothermon In the previous report three weeks into our study, we outlined the stark risks female adolescent athletes face in suffering knee injuries, causes of these risks, and the methodology and reasoning of our Athena training program. Now, after completing 6 weeks, a final reassessment and analysis of the results are being conducted. […]
By Jordan Smothermon We’ve begun investigating the relationship between strength and strength endurance required for different types of holds in climbing. Our question was simple: does the strength endurance for one type of hold correlate to another type of hold? In our first investigation of a small sample size, we looked at whether or […]
By Rob Shaul Beginning this spring, on both the Military Athlete Institute, and Mountain Athlete Institute side, we will begin a series of research studies and reports on loaded movement, or “Rucking” – in military terms. I’m calling it our “Rucking Deep Dive.” Movement under load – i.e. wearing a pack – is a key […]
Kaki Orr and Morgan McGlashon took the top two spots on the podium at the Subaru Freeride Series in Telluride, Colorado on Sunday. With fresh snow and a field of strong skiers, conditions were ideal for a great competition. Orr, who is new to the freeski competition scene, took first place by skiing one of […]
We see athletes of all experience level making mistakes in their training. Here are a few of the most common mistakes we see and how to fix them for more effective training.
If you’re a new athlete, this series of videos will help you to understand how to work through our various sessions, so that you can be efficient with your time and get the best training possible.