RANGE FITNESS CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK OF 7.15.13: “SARAH” (1) Range Fitness Event: Standard: 8 Hits on Target Target: 10″ Round Metal target, 100 yards, (10 MOA) Ammo Limit: 12x Rounds in one Magazine Time Limit: 1 minute, 45 seconds Procedure: Athlete loads weapon, locks bolt forward and lays on ground or bench. Then he […]
By Jordan Smothermon There never was a good knife made of bad steel. –Benjamin Franklin The EdgeMental fitness is almost always the difference between victory or defeat for competitive athletes. If you crudely split sport into two categories, mental and physical, then you can examine how at the highest levels of sport, […]
By Rob Shaul Coming to an end are the days …. When mountain athletes can simply “do their sport” and still perform at the elite levels of climbing, skiing, kayaking, mountain biking etc. Increased mountain sport media exposure will draw the talented natural athletes to these activities. To a large extent, the best natural […]
******************** Rob, During a deployment to north east afghanistan I would watch my PL do your workouts and wonder if he had lost his fucking mind. Being a good ranger buddy I decided to join in on an operator session and have not looked back since. What a great program you have created, I look […]
Rob, I graduated from the sapper leader course yesterday. I began your program last september while deployed and I definitely was able to “use fitness” over the last month at sapper school. I’m looking forward to getting back to training after some recovery time. I feel like I will recover fast and hopefully be ready […]
******************* Rob, I just wanted to say thanks again for such an awesome program. My detachment took a record APFT this morning and the results amazed me. My detachments average during the initial diagnostic was a very weak 242 and after doing your APFT 6-Week Training Program our average was raised to a 273. My […]
“The mountain has its own soul, mind, spirit, schedule, beauty and … brutality.
Your enjoyment and safety are not it’s consideration.
You may love the mountain, but the mountain … Does. Not. Love. You.”
By Betsy Campbell Mountain running has been a summer hobby of mine for the last five years. The canyons in Grand Teton National Park are my favorite place to be in the summer. I chose running as opposed to climbing and backpacking because there is no heavy backpack to carry, I sleep in […]
…after two decades in SOF, second to the accomplishments and successes of my units, teammates and subordinates, I pride myself with the level of fitness and the career durability I have sustained. Moreover, as an ODA member (14 yrs), Team Sergeant (2 yrs) and ODB/ AOB Sergeant Major (2yrs), I was fortunate to have […]
SPORT-SPECIFIC TRAINING Sport-specific training, and the idea behind it, is what distinguishes Mountain Athlete from every other training regimen. The videos above are small examples of sport-specific training. We arrived on these movements by defining the fitness attributes of the sport, then setting goals and assessments, and planning backwards to progress the training. We do […]