Q&A 6.30.22

QUESTION Longtime listener, first time caller, I’ve been using many of your plans over the years, I recently found the 6,12,24 hour Adventure Race training programs, I am curious if the difference between the each plan is the number of weeks under each plan or if there is something more subtle that I am not […]

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Q&A 6.16.22

QUESTION I just finished SF60 Alpha, and am about to start Mountaineering prep, then Peak Bagger. Question: I live near plenty of vertical trails: can I substitute loaded uphill trail hikes occasionally for the step-ups?  If so, is there a way to equate distance or elevation gain with step-ups, or count only the uphill part […]

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Q&A 6.9.22

QUESTION I am looking at beginning the Athlete’s subscription and am curious what plan would best fit my goals. I recently got selected for Civil Affairs and start SOCM later this year. I felt good during selection but want to improve on my base. I am looking for: -Increase in strength on lifts -Build onto […]

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Q&A 6.2.22

QUESTION I recently purchased the FBI Special Agent PFT.  I’m currently applying to South Dakota’s Division of Criminal investigation.  The physical requirements are similar to the FBI’s process except there is not a 300m sprint.  Instead, there is a vertical leap requirement. As an attorney, I worked primarily behind a desk and neglected my physical […]

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Q&A 5.26.22

QUESTION I am looking for recommendations for after the completion of my hike. I know I will need to exercise and adjust my diet accordingly. Do you recommend a complete rest recovery period, an active recovery period, or maybe something else? After recovery how much of a workout should I jump into? I’ll just be […]

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Q&A 5.12.22

QUESTION I have started applying for wildland firefighting jobs. The expected start date is the end of next month. I am 21 years old; 5’ 11” weighing 216.5lbs currently. My goal is to lose a good amount of weight before the season begins. I currently have the SFOD-Delta program and was planning on just doing […]

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Q&A 5.19.22

QUESTION I am looking to purchase the ACFT training plan so I can train for the ACFT before shipping to basic in June. I was wondering if I could use the program as a beginner to strength training? I have only done some steady-state cardio to lose weight for the past 4 months. ANSWER Not […]

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Q&A 4.28.22

QUESTION Previously emailed you for some training plan advice but have since added another goal this year to train for. I’m a full time firefighter currently cycling through the Big Cat Packet (let me just say nothing beats the direct gym to real life application of your programming). I’m planning a two week camping/hiking trip […]

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Q&A 4.21.22

QUESTION I have SWAT selection in September of this year. The events I know of include weighted pull-ups, ruck runs, 800m run with events immediately afterwards, to include ammo can carries and some other events, and a 4-5 mile run with circuit stations spaced throughout. Generally, it seems that the SWAT selection V2 is well-suited, […]

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