Lessons Learned Programming Fitness for Mountain Guides

  By Rob Shaul Over nearly a decade of operating Mountain Athlete, I’ve worked with multiple full-time professional mountain guides, and have come to better understand their gym-based training needs. Along the way, I made several mistakes based on wrong assumptions and immature programming. Here are the lessons I learned from those mistakes:   (1) […]

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5 Run/Ruck Training Thumb Rules You Can Use

by Jordan Smothermon   As we look deeper into the physiological demands and effects of rucking, questions have guided us to interesting answers. As you might imagine, when questions are answered, they lead to more questions. The second and third generations of questions further focus our attention on narrower, more novel queries. In exploring these […]

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The Alpinist Project

By Rob Shaul There has been little research completed on mountain athletes in general and even less on “Alpinists.” We will work to change that over two days of testing in May or early June and are naming this effort “The Alpinist Project.” We’re starting with two studies. The first study focuses on professional and […]

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