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 […]
What our athletes say… First off, I want to thank you for such awesome and innovative programing. It has throttled me into a whole other world of fitness that I never thought I could attain. From being an airborne infantryman to my current status as an Officer Candidate and full time Criminal Analyst in the […]
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.
By Rob Shaul I spent two days at the National Tactical Officer’s Association Trade Show manning an LE Athlete booth the third week of September. Myself and Katie Wood, our head marketing and operations, answered questions about what we do, and asked questions about what LE Athletes need in terms of strength and conditioning. Observations […]
“I’ve been saddened by the beating CrossFit has taken in the media, official military, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and many other sources these past years.”
by Jordan Smothermon Anyone who’s done one of our plans most likely knows that we are big proponents of assessments. Assessments provide data. Those data can then be applied to the athlete in a number of ways. For example, assessments can tell you where your fitness is lacking, if you’re training is working to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]