Plan Focus: Chassis Integrity

By Rob Shaul Our Chassis Integrity programming theory evolved last summer after a personal experience. I had moved away from the tactical programming to some distance running and bodyweight work. The bodyweight training included plenty of core work – sit-up variations, bridging, lower back complexes, EO’s, and some ground and equipment based work such as Russian Triangles, […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Train Sport-Specifically All the Time

These cycles closely mimic the energy and muscular efforts sports place on athletes. An athlete will perform many of the same movements they’ll perform in competition or execution of their job. They’ll become stronger and more proficient in doing the exact things they’ll need to be able to do in order to excel on their field of endeavor.

Bottom line: they are the best training to prepare an athlete for a sport. And yet, most of our sport-specific cycles only last six to eight weeks.

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V-Sum: A One-Stop Assessment for Climbers

V-Sum: A One-Stop Assessment for Climbers by Jordan Smothermon Anyone who’s done one of our plans most likely knows that we are big proponents of assessments. Assessments provide data. Those data can then be applied to the athlete in a number of ways. For example, assessments can tell you where your fitness is lacking, if you’re […]

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Jordan’s Top 5 Exercises for Mountain Athletes

1. Pull-ups Where there’s a strong back, there’s a strong athlete, and no other exercise fully works the back like pull-ups. Studies find correlations between pull-up ability and overall fitness, Eric Cressy cites a link between pulling ability and sprint speed (based on the fact that your legs follow your arms, so the faster and […]

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Want to Get to The Next Level In Your Sport? Get Stronger and More Powerful. By Matt Pedersen, MS, CSCS

Want to Get to The Next Level In Your Sport? Get Stronger and More Powerful By Matt Pedersen, MS, CSCS In the world of sports, strength is king.  Strength is the amount of force you can exert over an object.  That object could be your opponent as in football, or the ground for running events.  […]

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