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Obstacle Course Racing, Eating, and Training with Hunter McIntyre – Episode 272

Hunter McIntyre is not only one of the most accomplished endurance athletes in the world, but he also has the kind of physique that almost every red-blooded man on earth would love to have. However, his story doesn’t begin with success and a jacked body. After years of hard partying and run-ins with the law left him with nothing but a boatload of heartache and unfilled potential, Hunter found himself participating in a Spartan Race on a whim. Still hungover from the night before, he finished only 8 minutes behind world champion, Hobie Call. Obstacle Course Racing instantly became the… continue reading.

A Journey of Self-Discovery with Former UFC Fighter, Kyle Kingsbury – Episode 270

How well do you know yourself and your true identity? Better yet, what can you do to learn more about yourself and find an identity that will bring you more peace, happiness and fulfillment? For Kyle Kingsbury these answers were found in some not so common and perhaps surprising places. A now retired professional MMA fighter, Kyle spent a good portion of his life being angry. This anger served him well when he made his living trying to hurt other men but not so much once he stepped out of the octagon. Realizing that being happy, content and satisfied with… continue reading.

The Unmaking of an Athlete: Part 2

Originally written For Elite Fitness Systems in 2004 When Part One of this article was written a few years ago the focus was on college strength coaches. Unfortunately the unmaking of an athlete begins long before college. It starts at a very young age with uninformed but well intentioned parents. By doing what they think is best for their kids; many parents actually end up destroying their children’s athletic futures. For this story to be complete we have to go back to the beginning. The father of three high school aged boys I used to coach is… continue reading.

The Unmaking of an Athlete

This is an old article from 2004, originally written for Elite Fitness.  Since it was quite popular and many of you may have missed it, I figured I would reprint it here today… **** I sometimes wonder if there are any prerequisites at all to getting a job as college strength and conditioning coach. As the owner of my private athletic training company (Renegade Strength & Conditioning) I have had the opportunity to work with athletes from numerous colleges and universities across the country and have witnessed their disgust with their schools strength and conditioning programs. continue reading.