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 In November 2015, 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 an “Alpinist Fitness Assessment” would look like. By “Alpinist” I’m speaking here in terms of an athlete who climbs high, […]
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 […]
The freeski team has been training together for their on-snow technical practice since December with Coach Rob DesLauriers, drilling technique and talking strategy. In preparation for the competition season, the team headed to the Utah Olympic Park to train on the ski jumps. “The idea is just to get them used to taking bigger airs, to understand […]
by Jordan Smothermon and Rob Shaul Lactate Threshold heart rate, commonly known as LT, is the rate at which an athlete’s body switches from mostly relying on their aerobic energy system for fuel, to mostly relying on his/her anaerobic energy system to fuel the effort. This is a high heart rate, around 88% of max […]
By Jordan Smothermon Female adolescent athletes are three times more likely, on average across all high school sports, than their male counterparts to suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. The severity, cost, length of recovery, and emotional and mental toll ACL tears (and other knee injuries) take on young, developing athletes provide considerable […]
By Taylor Luneau Three thousand miles from home and nearly an hour from the closest town, depending on how many bighorn sheep you needed to dodge, I stare blankly at the fire hose of rushing water that is supposed to be my ice climbing route in the Shoshone National Forest’s South Fork. […]