KUDOS 2014-09-11

Thank you for this (Freeski) program. I used to compete in the IFSA comps, coached the Winter Park Juniors and now patrol at Vail. I use this program for injury-prevention as well as to further enhance my working ability and skiing. I cannot sell this program enough to my friends and co-workers (though most of […]

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Did The Wars Make Us Soft?

  “Did the Wars (Iraq, Afghanistan) make US Forces soft?” I know this is a counterintuitive question, but I’ve actually had a couple senior servicemen suggest this. The argument was that with the total focus on deployments, many day to day, but important, soldier skills, including fitness, non-theatre military skills, declined. Also, because so many […]

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Fitness and Managing Risk

By Andy Tankersley For the past two years I have trained 4-5 days a week ten months a year at Mountain Athlete. During this time I have worked full time as a school teacher, guided for Exum mountain guides and pursued my own rock climbing, ice climbing and skiing. On a recent personal trip to the Bugaboos I reflected […]

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NTOA Conference

We’re excited to be heading down to the National Tactical Officers Association Conference & Tradeshow in Mobile, Alabama in September. With great exhibitors, LEOs from across the nation, and educational seminars, we’re looking forward to exhibiting and meeting lots of people. We’ll have a booth with information about what we do, and how we can […]

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Freeskiing: The Mental Game

By Hannah Follender “Mind is everything…muscles are just pieces of rubber.  All that I am, I am because of my mind.” -Paavo Nurmi, 9-time Olympic Gold Medalist The following three characteristics of sport hold true in every competition: (1) we face an unpredictable opponent (2) fast responses and decisions are pivotal, (3) the situation is always […]

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Operator Ugly Goes Competitive

From one of our Military Athlete Bob Thomas: I have been associated with Rob Shaul since 2010. Operator Ugly was designed as an excellent overall test of work capacity, strength, cardio, and mental toughness. Six exercises (front squats, bench press, deadlift, 25 meter sprints of 60 sec on and 60 sec off, pull ups, 10 minutes […]

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Mountain Athletes Land Sponsorships

Mountain Athlete Freeski Team members Forrest Jillson, Kaki Orr, Sam Schwartz, Monica Purington and Snowmobile Hillclimb Racer, Jess Turtur, have all landed manufacturer sponsorships for the 2014-2015 winter season. Jillson, 27, secured a sponsorship from ski manufacturer, Volkl. Orr, 29, just signed to be part of the The North Face. Turtur, 30, was re-signed as […]

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Meredith Edwards — #PEAKAWEEK Project

Spring this year couldn’t have been much better. After returning from a winter in Chamonix, France I was happy to be home in the Tetons. With late storm cycles piling up the inches in the mountains, this was one of the best springs we have seen in a years. Cool temperatures kept the snow conditions […]

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Females in the Military

We asked a group of females if they think they should be held to the same standards as Men.  Here are some of their answers…   “No I do not think the physical training should be different. I do however think that the way we prepare ourselves for training is different in the aspects of […]

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Resi Stiegler: What I’ve Learned

By Resi Stiegler   My parents inspired me to work hard and taught me to love the outdoors. That’s where my passion for skiing comes from. I’m easy to coach in the way that if I see and understand the technical part of the problem I can fix it. If I don’t see it and […]

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