VIDEO: How To Get Strong for Ski Season | “The Monster Factory”

Liza Sarychev |
Photo Courtesy of Mountain Athlete
Photo courtesy of Mountain Athlete

Located in a warehouse just south of Jackson, WY, Mountain Athlete is an unconventional gym to say the least. There are no fancy machines and most of the exercises don’t require much beyond some free weights, a pull-up bar, and maybe a sandbag. Founded by Rob Shaul, Mountain Athlete provides specialized training for a variety of outdoor pursuits such as mountain guiding, climbing, kayaking, and skiing.

Dubbed “The Monster Factory,” it has produced top-level athletes such as Griffin Post, Crystal Wright, and Kit DesLauriers just to name a few. This year, they are partnering with the Jackson based Handman Productions, to put out a 10 episode series on a behind the scenes look at what it takes to become a professional skier.

The first episode came out last week and talks about how these highly educated athletes are putting their career on hold to work in the service industry and pursue skiing.

If that made your ski training seem like a gentleman’s workout, check out their training plans here and get stronger than you thought you could. Your legs will thank you later.

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