Fitness Demands of a Fire/Rescue Athlete

I spent a week in Des Moines teaching a programming course, but mostly learning about the work, schedule and fitness demands of Fire/Rescue Athletes.I was invited to Des Moines by Capt. Joe Hogan, whom I had helped develop a training program for candidates at his fire academy. Fire/Rescue athletes are similar to law enforcement athletes […]

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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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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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