Backcountry Hunter? We need your help.

By Rob Shaul This hunting season we’d like to collect some front line data on the fitness demands of backcountry hunting. What we’re interested in is data related to the actual hunting season – not the pre season scouting.  Please follow this link to fill out this quick survey

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Plan Focus: Low Back Fitness Training Plan

By Rob Shaul Lower backs are a mystery. I’ve read every book I could find on low back injuries, their causes, and  possible fixes. I could find no consensus. Causes listed include too much sitting, to poor hip/hamstring/low back flexibility, “tight hip flexors” and overall job and family stress. The only “easy” low back injuries […]

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The Barbell Shackle

By Rob Shaul   Part of our hiring process for a new coach here is a programming assignment. The candidates who make the first cut – a resume review – are sent a programming task and given a week to complete it. We work with such a unique set of athletes, the programming assignment is […]

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What is a Culture of Fitness? Why does it matter?

By Rob Shaul   Two firefighters were killed, and two severely injured, in a structure fire within the past couple years. Media and official case reports of the incident describe a situation where one firefighter (Firefighter A) became lost in the structure, got low on air, and radioed for help. He succumbed to the fire. […]

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Plan Focus – “Humility”

By Rob Shaul “Humility” is the 3rd installment of our “Virtue” plans of training plans and joins Fortitude, Valor and Resilience in this series. Originally built for military athletes, Humility is one of our training plans that has also found mission-direct application for other tactical athletes (wildland fire) and on our mountain side (backcountry hunting, […]

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Unit Partner Needed for Ruck Deep Dive Study

We’re still looking for a Unit partner for our Ruck Deep Dive Study. Several units have expressed interest, but none have followed through and confirmed as of yet. Once we find a unit which can meet our criteria for the study and has command support, we’re ready to pull the trigger. The major goal of […]

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