A podcast dealing with Mountain Athletes: Training, Personal Stories, Interviews and How To episodes.
Paradigm Shifts In Tactical Training With Vince Paikowski
In this episode, Scott Johnston is once again joined by US Army Captain Vince Paikowski, winner (with Alastair Keys) of the 2021 Best Ranger competition. Last year these two military athletes trained using the tried and test Uphill Athlete methods. This year Vince either personally coached or supplied these same training methods to a number of different teams preparing for the 2022 Best Ranger comp. When the dust settled this year, teams using these Uphill Athlete based training approach placed 1,2,3,4,6 and 7th. Vince ad Scott discuss the methods which some tactical athletes in the armed forces are using to bring their fitness and preparation to a new level.
Interview With Ultra Running Phenom, Clare Gallagher.
Nikki LaRochelle is joined by fellow Uphill Athlete coach Mike Foote in interviewing ultra running phenom, Clare Gallagher, a major contender in the ultra running scene.
Dealing with unplanned circumstances in the mountains with Kylee Toth
In the mountains, so many things are beyond our control; weather, snow conditions, avalanche hazard, rock quality, injury and illness to mention some of the more common. How one deals with them is what can make the difference between a little adventure and tragedy. Scott Johnston is joined by Kylee Toth dive into how experience and fitness allowed she and two companions to handle a recent unplanned bivouac during a scouting missing for their planned Bugaboo to Rogers Pass ski traverse. A few weeks later, in better conditions the three of then set the fastest known time for this very demanding high alpine ski traverse.
Talking Athletic Training, Ski-mo Racing, and Motherhood With Nikki LaRochelle
In this episode, Scott Johnston talks with UA coach Nikki LaRochelle about her 1st place finish among co-ed teams and 4th place overall at the 2022 Grand Traverse ski mountaineering race in Colorado. Nikki managed this impressive feat of endurance only 6 months (roughly) after the birth of second child. We discuss her training as well as balancing motherhood, working and training.
Muscular Endurance for Mountain Athletes
Scott Johnston discusses the evolution of the Uphill Athlete muscular endurance programming that has become a staple in the training of mountain athletes. Learn about the physiology, the intent, and the successful implementation of muscular endurance work in a variety of mountain pursuits.
Scott Johnston talks with coach Jack Kuenzle
Scott Johnston and Uphill Athlete coach Jack Kuenzle discuss Jack's recent "Fastest Known Time" record on Mount Shasta, his background in the Navy SEALs, and more about the strategies he uses for moving quick over mountain terrain. Note: this was recorded before Jack's FKT on Mt Hood a few weeks later.
Very helpful for any endurance athlet.