Same Training Road, Just a Different Point

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I had a recent run in this last week, one that doesn’t happen very often in our facilities, but one I suspect happens to a lot of gyms all over the country. I don’t know if it’s a new trend brought on by society’s level of intolerance, or maybe people are just more outspoken with […]

Setting Priorities

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What if you knew that by doing one thing a day you would be more productive at work, calmer in the face of adversity, happier with your family, and have more energy for your other daily tasks? Would you take that time out of your schedule to do it, if it guaranteed results like that? […]

Motivation Issues

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Recently, I’ve had motivation issues, my wife has had motivation issues, some of our clients have had motivation issues. Motivation can be hard to come by, especially when things aren’t going the way you want. It’s hard to get up and train at 5 or 6 am. It’s hard to train after work, when it’s […]

The Difference Between Our Mtn Fitness Program and Crossfit

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This last week brought some new things to light, namely that our program is being confused for the largest trend to hit fitness in the last 20 years. The coaches here are RFT Coaching do not hate Crossfit, in fact I held a level 1 Crossfit coach certification for many years, and got started coaching […]

6 Tips For the Beginner OCR Athlete

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1) Build your endurance base. Get outside and run, walk, hike, etc. Using a bike, rower and swimming can be good if you have a history of injuries, but getting outside and using your legs will be paramount. Try to build your time up to at least 90 min of running/walking at one time. Add […]

21 Guns

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The 29th of May will mark a day that is very important to Chris and I. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for all of those that have sacrificed their lives for this country. We hold a tribute workout every year that is always talked about as the hardest workout we do. We honor […]

New Year’s Goal Setting

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New Year’s is a time for many to reflect on where they have been and where they want to be next year. Let me ask you, did you accomplish your goals this year? Be honest, I’m not judging, I sincerely want to know. I know I didn’t hit my goal of running 1000 miles this […]

Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

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There tends to be 2 different types of people who train. One lives for the gym, and the other centers on endurance sports. These two, for years, had never really had anything to do with one another. I still remember my old cycling coach’s answer when I asked about gym work in the off-season, he […]

The Off-Season

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Spartan Worlds are over, the OCR Worlds in Canada are over, the race season has slowed down and it’s getting to be holiday season. This is what we like to call the off-season, a perfect time to relax and enjoy what you worked hard for with family and friends. And you know what? You earned […]

True Spartans

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First off, congrats to everyone that ran the Spartan Super this last weekend, that was a very hard course, one of the hardest I’ve ever seen. We had a great time leading warm ups and helping some of you learn to climb the ropes. We can’t help but be inspired by some of your stories […]

Independent Review: Blonyx HMB

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I have finally completed another long term test on a supplement that is widely seen as beneficial in the strength training and endurance worlds. I had never really considered using this product before I saw an ad for it mixed in with my order of FitAid (which I liked, and still use). After reading the […]

Become the Hardest Person Anyone Will Ever Try to Kill

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I know, I know, it’s been a few weeks since we last posted on this blog. It’s been a little hectic here both at work and at home, and frankly school is being a pain, so this had to get put on the back burner for a bit. With that being said, I felt it […]

Memorial Day

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Tomorrow is Memorial Day, for many of you that means BBQs, family meals, and the beginning of summer. For those that have worn a uniform or those that love them, this day means much more. This is the day we remember our friends and our brother and sisters that paid the ultimate price in defense […]

BattleFrog Review (Salt Lake City 2016)

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As many of you know I love everything outdoors, granted I haven’t been able to get out as much as I’d like so far this year (thanks school), but I am committed to changing that this summer. To kick things off I decided to do the BattleFrog obstacle race out at the Miller Sports Park […]

Pillar #2: Endurance

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I’ve talked about the importance of strength and why that’s central for overall health and injury prevention. This time, lets talk a bit about endurance. I love endurance and many of you know I come from a heavy endurance background. As a former professional cyclist and special operations soldier I learned how to suffer and […]