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 […]

What information should you trust?

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So this week’s blog will be relatively short but very important. This day and age there are articles on fitness and nutrition everywhere you look. Friends plaster stuff on their wall on facebook, you see them in all the magazines and you hear them from word of mouth by people who are in the industry. […]

Initial Impression: NOBULL shoes

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So as Coach Chris’ last post stated, we are not Crossfit. We as coaches and many of our clients have been rocking the Reebok Crossfit Nanos for awhile now. And while they are a great shoe, we are not too keen on the fact it has Crossfit plastered on the sides. So in our search […]

The Difference Between Mtn Fitness 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 hold a level 1 Crossfit coach certification. I used their system for awhile when I […]

Being fit doesn’t mean looking perfect

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This weeks blog is going to be my rant about people who claim to be “fit” or “in shape” when in fact they are far from it. I’ve seen a lot of people on Instagram or other social media with their usernames as “blahblah_fit” or something to that effect. Now a solid 50-60% of these […]

Independant FITAID Review 4-10-16

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The coaches here at RFT Coaching are always testing out new products and passing on the info to all of you, our readers and clients. This particular test is on FitAid. This product is not entirely new, but they do have some backing. Spartan Race passes them out after events, another fitness company we will […]