I bit the bullet and quit working at Couloir.... this was a pretty tough thing to do, because I really enjoyed what I was doing, and Dostie and I shared a very similar vision in a lot of ways.
I did it, because my wife and I have wanted for a long time to own our own business, and the perfect opportunity came along. We're opening an athletic training center in Reno, this Fall.
We'll be operating in about 3000 square-feet, and the facility will be geared towards group-based training... the idea is to offer elite training to anyone interested in it, without having to charge "personal training" rates. The program itsself is built around the olympic lifts (Snatch and Clean & Jerk) and their elements, plus agility training and some high-intensity interval trainng.
Anyway, this is the same type of training that Mark Twight, Steve House and other alpinist studs have embraced over the past 4 or 5 years, so you know it works. So, 2 things:
1. Anyone from this board can come and train at our gym for 10% off our normal rates... everyone gets 1 private evaluation plus a 1 free session.
2. If anyone is in the Gardnerville/South Tahoe area, I have pre-ordered a good amount of equipment to add to my garage gym, and I'm looking for guinea-pigs between now and October. If you're in the area, shoot me a PM... I'll be happy to train you, gratis.
Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:16 pm Posts: 56 Location: Seattle and PDX
could you elaborate a little on some specific weight training exercises that would be helpful for ski mountaineering...you mentioned clean and jerk...a little more info would be great. i think everyone on this forum was wished at one point, on the side of a big hill, that they were a little stronger.
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:15 pm Posts: 2579 Location: san diego CA
Congrats on having the balls to open your own shop. As an hourly employee in a dead in job ...I wish I could, or would make that move. I dream of a nice coffee shop with an open fireplace, or a barbque joint with smoke filling the air with flavor. Good Luck.
It's kind of hard to answer that question directly... Here is what I have learned and what works for me:
1. The fundamental movements of my workouts are all extremely functional and involve recruitment of multiple muscle groups in the body. EG: Thrusters, push-jerks, deadlifts, squats (front, back, and overhead),Snatches, kettle-bell raises, medicine ball throws, pull-ups, dips, etc...
2. I can train for 2 years and never repeat the same workout... Your body responds best to varied stimulus
3. My training involves varied intensities, intervals, and lengths in order to elicit specific metabolic responses.
sets of 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
of the following triplet:
1.5 x bodyweight deadlift
1 x bodyweight bench press
.75 x body weight clean
perform 8 intervals of each of the following:
Pull-up, pushup, sit-up, Squat (no weight)
Intervals are 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off.... continuous effort for all 32 intervals
If you are well versed in some fundamentals of lifting, you can use www.crossfit.com as an excellent resource. Crossfit publishes a "Workout Of The Day" on a 3 days on, 1 day off schedule. You can also find affiliate gyms on this site... I'm getting crossfit certified in July, and our gym will hopefully be an affiliate.