F.K.T’s: A New Performance Marvel

Written By: Tamara Kidd  For centuries humans have continuously broken the boundaries in what was thought possible in physical performance. The past three years have proved to be exceptionally groundbreaking for the new phenomenon known as F.K.T.s (Fastest Known Times) in speed hiking, mountaineering, and trail running. FKTs are the fastest recorded times from point-to-point on…

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Three Health Benefits of Triathlon Training

Written By: Jon Fecik “Oh no, are we out?” I asked my wife after I got home from a run. “Yes,” she said. “OK. I will be back.” I sprinted out again, this time to my car to speed to the grocery store and buy three packs of Hershey’s Chocolate Bars. Why? Because I like them.…

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Crawls and Carries

Written By: Andrew Read Endurance athletes can be a blessing and a curse to train. Endurance sports are built off extreme work ethics and the ability and willingness to suffer. However, that determination and motivation can easily sidetrack your clients with injury and burn out. It can also make programming hard due to weakness or…

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Frequent Training Mistakes for OCR Athletes

Written By: Evan Perperis, NSCA-CPT Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is a sport that stresses the body of the hybrid athlete. Requiring athletes to simultaneously train for strength and speed can lead to problems, confusion and reoccurring mistakes. Once people have their weekly set routine down, these mistakes frequently come to the surface for the OCR athlete…

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Four Huge Triathlon Mistakes That Will Keep You Slow

By: Jon Fecik Photo Credit: Wesley Xie Even though I race as a Professional Triathlete and have coached for 9 years, it is not hard to remember the mistakes I made when I was first starting out as a triathlete. I came from a wrestling background where the mentality was that very hard, all-out work paid…

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The Basics of Altitude and How to Acclimatize

  By: Tamara Kidd       One of the biggest concerns in the alpine world, especially for those new to mountaineering, is altitude sickness. Doctors have yet to discover exactly what causes it, so most of what we know is based on trial and error from those who adventure into high altitude. The best…

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