MY FIRST 50K RACE

By Betsy Campbell   Mountain running has been a summer hobby of mine for the last five years. The canyons in Grand Teton National Park are my favorite place to be in the summer. I chose running as opposed to climbing and backpacking because there is no heavy backpack to carry, I sleep in my […]

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SPORT-SPECIFIC TRAINING

SPORT-SPECIFIC TRAINING Sport-specific training, and the idea behind it, is what distinguishes Mountain Athlete from every other training regimen. The videos above are small examples of sport-specific training. We arrived on these movements by defining the fitness attributes of the sport, then setting goals and assessments, and planning backwards to progress the training. We do […]

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FRONT SQUATS DOMINATE THE SQUAT WORLD

  By Jordan Smothermon   Researchers at Charles Sturt University in Australia recently compared the muscle activation of the Back Squat and Front Squat because it hadn’t really been done before. They wanted to find out if there were any differences between activation of quads, hamstrings, and spinal erectors. The results? Both lifts elicit the […]

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THE IMPACT OF MOUNTAIN ATHLETE ON MY SKI CAREER

by Griffin Post   About this time every year, like clockwork, ski websites and publications will start rolling out their pre-season fitness guides. Amongst the endless, predictable fitness guidelines will be suggested exercises ranging from air squats to Bosu Ball balance drills. While these articles will offer no shortage of suggestions on how and what […]

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