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Assessments
Coach Jake

The Harbinger – Military Physical Fitness Test

Assessing Operational Readiness The Harbinger is our military physical fitness assessment. At any given time of the year the operator should be able to pass this assessment. Not only does this test show whether or not the individual is physically prepared for duty but also identifies which physical attributes need

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General
Coach Jake

Front Squats and Wrist Pain

The Front Squat is a great exercise, but it does require a good amount of wrist mobility.   Ideally, you can set up in a good front rack position which has direct carryover to the clean. Although ideal, it’s not necessary.   Some athletes will have enough discomfort in the

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General
Coach Jake

Too Many Goals

All too often we athletes come to us with simply too many goals.   We hear things like this way too often: “I want to put on muscle mass, burn fat, and get stronger and faster.”   In today’s video we address an athlete’s question about combining multiple goals into

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Training Concepts
Coach Jake

Work Capacity Execution

Time and time again we see athletes approach work capacity efforts incorrectly.   We have specific guidelines for our athletes to optimize their approach at these circuits.   Proper pacing Elimination of unnecessary rest Acceptance of discomfort   In the video below we talk through how these and how not

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The Forge
Coach Jake

Food for the Backcountry

On the final night of the Forge last year one of the attendees looked over at me as I was murdering a Beef Stroganoff and asked “so how did everyone know about those freeze-dried meals? I’ve been eating cold tuna every night.” The type and amount of food you bring

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Exercise Technique
Coach Jake

HOW TO HINGE CORRECTLY

As I was coaching yesterday, I noticed more than a few athletes really struggling with RDL, or Romanian Deadlift. Unlike a deadlift from the ground, a RDL is simply a big hinge that works the posterior chain. Many athletes believe the further they hinge, the more they get out of

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Exercise Technique
Coach Jake

HOW TO DO 100X SANDBAG GET UPS

In our gym few exercises conjure up feelings of despair and dread more than the Sandbag Getup.   Although not an extremely technical exercise there are still a handful of tips and tricks that will make this exercise easier.   In the video below Coach Jake Saenz talks through these

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Equipment and Gear
Coach Jake

SANDBAG CONSTRUCTION

Contrary to what many think, we don’t actually put sand in our Sandbags, and neither should you.   In this VIDEO Coach Jake Saenz talks about the types of Sandbags they use, and how they fill them.   If you have one of these training tools at home and it’s

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Nutrition
Coach Jake

WHAT SHOULD MY NUTRITION LOOK LIKE?

Whoa, this is a loaded question! With very different answers depending on what you are trying to accomplish.   Let’s start out by giving you this FREE NUTRITION MANUAL.   Then watch this video!

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Program Info and Site news
Coach Jake

PROTOCOLS VS. PROGRAMS

Protocol or program? Which is a better choice? Well, the answer to that question is based on what you are currently doing. Are you currently training? If so is it comprehensive or just focusing on improving a certain physical attribute? In this video Coach Saenz explains the difference between the