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.
By Rob Shaul Last November I began working with two groups of alpinists on pure climbing events. I designed “event-specific” training plans for each, including initial assessments, and this started me thinking about what a “Alpinist Fitness Assessment” would look like. By “Alpinist” I’m speaking here in terms of an athlete who climbs high, glaciated peaks […]
By Rob Gonzalez-Pita Note: Rob Gonzalez-Pita, Greg Mionske, and Jordon Griffler reached out to us as they were gearing up for their trip to Patagonia to climb Fitz Roy. They wanted to make sure they were in top shape to move fast. We designed a plan for them, and they kept us posted on their progress […]
The Mountain Athlete freeride team returned from their first competition of the season at the Subaru Freeride Series in Snowbird. Kaki Orr, Morgan McGlashon, Forrest Jillson and Cooper Kahlenberg all received Sickbird nominations, Crystal Wright got “run of the day” in the womens’ ski finals, and seven of our athletes finished in the top 10. Cooper […]