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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Pull-Up: Technique Tips

The pull-up is one of the most common fitness exercises, yet athletes struggle with it constantly. Coach Jordan Smothermon demonstrates a few ways to adjust your technique to improve your pull-ups.   You Might Also Like Our Pull Up Improvement Packet   

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Choking It Away

By Monica Purington   On the 40-minute knife-edge ridge hike to the Day 1 starting gate, I had a decision to make between two lines. Line one had me flashing huge GS turns into an exposed area and airing back into one of the main shots, exhibiting my ability to maintain technical skiing at high […]

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SSD History

We’ve had some questions about “Strong. Swift. Durable.” as athletes have seen this programming on mountainathlete.com, and also this name at the leathlete.com website store. To explain, I need to start with some history. I founded and opened Mountain Athlete in Jackson, Wyoming in early 2007, with the clear focus of programming for mountain athletes and mountain sports. […]

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