Author: Uphill Athlete

Using the Uphill Athlete training philosophy of building a big aerobic base Vince won the US Army’s Best Ranger competition in 2021 — a multi-day ordeal that challenges the endurance, strength, and tactical abilities of the top athletes in the Army Rangers. Scott and Vince discuss how endurance base training was crucial for his success.  Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Previous Next More Episodes View All Training, Stress, and Success for Female Athletes with Alison Naney Training Junior Athletes Training During Lock Down with Mark Sears Through Trauma…

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Nikki LaRochelle is an Uphill Athlete Coach and highly accomplished Skimo racer. She will also be hosting future episodes of this podcast. Today Scott and Nikki discuss Nikki’s athletic background, balancing athletic training with motherhood, and exchange stories about their training and sport histories.  Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google More Episodes View All Training, Stress, and Success for Female Athletes with Alison Naney Training Junior Athletes Training During Lock Down with Mark Sears Through Trauma and Grief with Barry Blanchard The Unexpected Evolution of Uphill Athlete The Aging…

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In this installment of the Uphill Athlete Podcast co-founder Steve House talks to Yoga Instructor Bree Dillon about their new joint venture: A recovery-focused yoga practice for athletes.The heart of the series is four classes that build into one another and allow you to progress on your own schedule. Level 1 starts at 30-minutes and Level 4 is 45 minutes in duration.For athletes who need to work on a specific area, we built out four body-area-specific video-based yoga blocks: Neck and Shoulders in 19 minutesHipflexors and Hamstrings in 19 minutesBack and Butt  in 16 minutesCalves and Feet in 17 minutesBree worked hard…

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Training will never produce the desired results if you don’t allow sufficient recovery between training bouts for the desired adaptations to occur. Uphill Athlete coach Scott Johnston discusses how to understand the feedback your body is giving you on your recovery status.  With the proliferation of devises that can easily overwhelm us with data many athletes over-rely on these metrics. Do they work as well what your own body is telling you?  Not if you pay attention.  Listen and learn to Scott’s preferred tools for managing training load and recovery by tuning into your bodies subtle language. Listen to this Episode:…

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Several years ago UA coach Scott Johnston helped Adrian Ballinger (partnered with Cory Richards) prepare for his successful ascent of Mt Everest’s North Ridge without the use of supplemental bottled oxygen.  In this episode  the two of us discuss the training and preparation process for attempting big mountains, and having realistic expectations while on expedition.. Adrian is an IFMGA certified mountain guide and the owner of Alpenglow Expeditions. Adrian has lead over one-hundred fifty international climbing expeditions on six continents, and made seventeen successful summits of 8000 meter peaks.  In sharp contrast Scott as tried and failed to summit three…

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A fascinating chat with three of our Female Uphill Athlete coaches. This time they dive into considerations for training with their reproductive cycle. The panel consists of three female  coaches each in their 20’s, 30’s, or 50’s. Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google More Episodes View All Training, Stress, and Success for Female Athletes with Alison Naney Training Junior Athletes Training During Lock Down with Mark Sears Through Trauma and Grief with Barry Blanchard The Unexpected Evolution of Uphill Athlete The Aging Athlete Talking with Physical Therapist, Pete Dickinson…

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In the mountain environment women often feel they are the odd-ones out. Here coaches Carolyn Parker, Maya Seckinger, and Karen Bockel openly share their own drives to not only do everything the men can do, but to do it better. Years of competitive sport, coaching, mountain guiding have given this remarkable group of coaches some wonderful wisdom and insights which they share here. Well worth a  listen for any Uphill Athlete, male or female. Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google More Episodes View All Training, Stress, and Success for…

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In the mountain environment women often feel they are the odd-ones out. Here coaches Carolyn Parker, Maya Seckinger, and Karen Bockel openly share their own drives to not only do everything the men can do, but to do it better. Years of competitive sport, coaching, mountain guiding have given this remarkable group of coaches some wonderful wisdom and insights which they share here. Well worth a watch or a listen for any Uphill Athlete, male or female.

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