Social Media Dawns a New Adventure

  By Mike Wolfe Last week, the world was able to watch for the first time—in real time—two climbers scale the longest and hardest free climb ever completed.  Armed simply with smartphones and numerous photographers rappelling in to capture their progress, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgenson were able to share their monumental effort over a […]

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Green Beret, Pro Ultra Runner, Mentor at SSD

By Rob Shaul Recently retired Green Beret Sergeant Major, Todd Wilhite, and The North Face Global Team member, Mike Wolfe, are both completing 2-week focused mentorships at Strong Swift Durable. Todd retired after 25 years of US Army service in September. Over 22 years of that time was in the Special Forces and includes six combat deployments to […]

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Can you train staying calm under stress?

By Rob Shaul We’ve been working intensely with both military and mountain athletes since 2007 and over the years we’ve applied what we’ve learned working with one community to the other. As a result, the work we’ve done for both has continued to evolve and improve. This week and next, two high level representatives of both communities […]

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I Blew My ACL. Now What?

  By Meredith Eades   “Pop!” The sound associated with something bursting, perhaps a thought, a vision or a dream. It’s also the sound you hear when you tear your ACL. I have many friends that are familiar with the sound first hand, but I had never personally experienced it, until a week ago. Twenty […]

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12 Days of Christmas Workout

We got a great note from SSG Steven Hall with a workout he designed called “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”  You have to complete it in one day, so do it in the next few days and let us know how you did. Better yet, send a photo of the crew you completed the workout […]

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Soldier Athlete Certification Course

  The Soldier Athlete certification course combines rigorous classroom instruction with focused gym training and movement instruction to educate soldiers on programming methods used by Military Athlete. The 3-day course is designed for soldiers and units who want to develop top-end, targeted training to push themselves to higher levels of fitness, both general and mission […]

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