MTI Urban Fire/Rescue Fitness Assessment

By Rob Shaul We worked with full-time firefighters across the country to develop the typical fitness demands for Urban Fire/Rescue athletes, the exercises which would assess those demands, and the overall assessment design and protocol. A couple of notes on this assessment Equipment is minimal by design. Some stations seem to have racks and barbells, […]

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SF45

  By Rob Shaul I’m my own Lab Rat for the SF45 subscriber sessions under Strong Swift Durable. SF45 stands for “Strength and Fitness 45” and is intended as general fitness programming for athletes in the 45-55 age range. I’m 46. I’ve personally completed the Operator Sessions under Military Athlete for the past 8 years, […]

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Operator Session KUDOS

I wanted to thank you for all the great programming and advice.  I recently attended my unit’s SFRE (a mini-SFAS based event that screens and selects candidates to go onto SFAS) and was one of several selected.  I owe a large portion of the success to your insights and training programs, specifically the ruck based […]

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Scope and Reach

Below are some of the projects we’re working on, athletes’s we’re working with, and initiatives and evolution in programming theory we’re working on here at Strong Fit Durable. I’m working with four female Military Athletes, three in Army with goals of attending Ranger School in the Spring, and another in the Marines with a goal […]

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Kudos 11-6-14

Here’s what our athletes are saying: Thank you for everything everyone there does.  Truly a great product & service.  My friends & peers are tired of my constantly pushing your programming on them but it works.  –T I like the overall gains I’ve seen both from Mountain and Strong swift durable.  I’ve noticed solid gains in ground I […]

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Everything Gets Better, II

By Rob Shaul This summer, several members of our FreeSki team were picked up by major sponsors. Those picked up include … Arcteryx picked up Casey and Forrest Jillson for it’s Grassroots Team. Marmot and Vokl picked up Monica Purington. The North Face picked up Kaki Orr. Flylow and Dalbello picked up Hannah Follender. Blizzard […]

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Fitness Demands of a Fire/Rescue Athlete

I spent a week in Des Moines teaching a programming course, but mostly learning about the work, schedule and fitness demands of Fire/Rescue Athletes.I was invited to Des Moines by Capt. Joe Hogan, whom I had helped develop a training program for candidates at his fire academy. Fire/Rescue athletes are similar to law enforcement athletes […]

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