KUDOS 2014-07-10

I just returned from a fantastic trip with Angela Hawse (who sings your praises!) and three other women on which we climbed and skied Mt. Elbrus in Russia. On the advice of my daughter, who lives in Jackson, I followed your backcountry ski training program to train for this adventure.  I’ve been weight training on […]

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MTI’s Top 5 Exercises for Law Enforcement Athletes

By Rob Shaul These are our top 5 exercises we’re using in our programming for law enforcement athletes.   1. Standing Sandbag Halfmoon This one exercise trains the legs, core and lungs (Tactical Chassis), plus grip strength and total body power and explosion. Perfect for a Law Enforcement Athlete.    2. Walking Lunge Loaded walking lunges […]

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Top 5 Exercises for Mountain Athletes

By Rob Shaul 1) Loaded Step Ups Loaded step ups are a functional, transferable, and no-excuse way to directly train hiking uphill under load – a foundational fitness demand for all mountain sports. Loaded step ups can be completed anywhere. Mountain athletes living in flatlands or away from any vertical terrain can train uphill movement […]

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Jordans Top 5 Exercises for Mountain Athletes

By Jordan Smothermon   Programming for Mountain Athletes requires a well thought-out choice of exercises to meet their specific demands. These are my 5 favorite exercises for Mountain Athletes and here is why.   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 […]

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MTI’s Top 5 Exercises for Military Athletes

By Rob Shaul These are our Top 5 exercises and here’s why.   1. Sandbag Getups Sandbag getups are the best overall exercise to train a military athlete’s “Combat Chassis” – leg, core, and lungs. With each rep, the athlete works core flexion, rotation, and extension. He or she also must do a loaded lunge […]

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KUDOS 2014-06-23

Rob, Just got home from SFAS, successfully selected.  I know you’ve got tons of athletes, but I’m going to run down a quick laundry list on how your program has had a direct and significant impact in my life: In 2009, I was first introduced to your program as my USMA Sandhurst team used it […]

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STRONG. SWIFT. DURABLE.

By Rob Shaul We’ve had some questions about “Strong. Swift. Durable.” as athletes have seen this programming on mountainathlete.com, and also this name at the leathlete.com website store. To explain, I need to start with some history. I founded and opened Mountain Athlete in Jackson, Wyoming in early 2007, with the clear focus of programming […]

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