Suggestions Appreciated: Fitness Test for LE Athletes

Suggestions Appreciated: Fitness Test for LE Athletes By Rob Shaul I’m currently developing strategies and ideas to develop a fitness test for LE Athletes, along the lines of what I’ve done for Military Athletes. My initial thoughts include a mid-distance shuttle sprint component, upper body strength, explosive power, and core strength.  The idea of a fitness […]

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The Journey from Skid to Pro

The Journey from Skid to Pro By Kaki Orr  I am rooted in the “skid” world. For the past 5 years, I’ve enjoyed the Jackson ski town sanctuary of misfits and wanderers, being surrounded by a collective of the carefree, and I haven’t minded sacrificing financial stability to continue to exist among them. But I’m […]

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The Utility of Fitness, Unbound by Numbers

By Jordan Smothermon   One of the primary training fundamentals we employ is to train inside to perform outside. Use the efficiency of the gym to prepare for outside objectives.  This idea is critical to our paradigm that gym-based training is a means to an end, not an end in itself. Gym numbers only matter if they […]

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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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