Forrest Jillson Turns Back on Mount Shasta

Freeski athlete Forrest Jillson is no stranger to big peaks.  Having grown up in Alta, Wyoming, at the base of the Tetons, he has been surrounded by some of the most beautiful ski lines his entire life.  This May he attempted to summit and ski Mt. Shasta, a volcano located at the southern end of […]

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AMGA Partnership

AMGA, Mountain Athlete Partner to Promote Mountain-Specific Fitness for up and coming Mountain Professionals   Soon, new mountain professionals beginning their certification process through the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) will be able to train sport-specifically for their initial certification courses.   As part of an innovative partnership between the AMGA and Mountain Athlete, new […]

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KUDOS 2014-05-15

Thank you for putting together the training programs and Operator Sessions. Everyday is a challenge and a felt sense of accomplishment once completed. This is THE best workout program out there for those of us burdened with maintaining a constant level of fitness. Much appreciated. Respectfully, -R *************************************** Thanks for the advice Rob, I figure […]

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What To Eat?

  By Rob Shaul   Our view of nutrition is contrary to most. First, we find the goal of proper nutrition can be and is used as an excuse not to train hard. There are many people with great diets who are severely de-conditioned. Likewise, there are many people who have terrible diets but are […]

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The Burden of Constant Fitness

  By Rob Shaul I was first introduced to “The Burden of Constant Fitness” concept by a Green Beret several years ago. Ben explained that soldiers never had the opportunity to be out of shape. Their work requires that they always be fit, and this “constant” fitness requirement can become a “burden” as soldiers struggle […]

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Fear

  By Matt Annetts Standing on top of a snowy peak, I try to visualize what is below me.  I can see my first landmark ridge but after that, nothing but the valley. There is a large cliff on the right I know needs avoiding.  The questionable pocket of snow on the second pitch may […]

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KUDOS 2014-04-22

Coach, Last week I finished the APFT program and want to say, first and foremost, kudos. Having been slowly recovering from an ankle injury over the last few months (I injured my ankle last spring during our Battalion Pre-Sapper course) I did have a minor drop in performance after my first APFT I took after […]

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