Athlete On Fire

What should you do when you are hurt during training or a training run?  Unfortunately, Ian has some fresh advice.  

The power of rucking and how to use the training as a skill to make you faster on race day.

What big training runs are coming up for Grady?

A new Instagram handle we have a little fun with!


Enjoy the show.

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Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 2:56pm MDT

Our guest shares his story of how he made a career working with athletes and then we dive in to his new project, a book to help everyone become more efficient athletes.

About our guest:

Internationally acclaimed strength and conditioning specialist Clive Brewer is the assistant director of high performance for the Toronto Blue Jays and has consulted with several other organizations around the globe, such as Manchester United FC and USA Football.


Before athletes can become strong and powerful, they need to master the movement skills required in sport. Athletic Movement Skills covers the underlying science and offers the prescriptive advice on bridging the gap between scientist and practitioner so coaches and athletes can work together to achieve dominance.


In Athletic Movement Skills, Brewer shares his high level of expertise drawn from the most current sport science research and champion-producing applications. Knowing the need for good technique in skills such as jumping, landing, accelerating, decelerating, and changing direction, Brewer includes hundreds of photos and illustrations to provide strong visual presentation of exercise progressions for developing jumping and plyometric skills, running speed and agility skills, and functional strength. Real-life examples and case studies across a spectrum of sports will help readers understand and apply information to achieve their athletic objectives.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:41pm MDT

Niki Hurst is from Squamish and after this interview, most of you will probably say the same in about a year.  The trail and mountain lifestyle and the friends that pulled her along the way to eventually experience her first ultra.  The big mistake she made on that first 50.  Why you should try something so epic!

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Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 10:12pm MDT

Some tips for running in the rain that you may have needed to hear again.  Liza's close encounter with a tornado recently.  Lots of animals get mentioned and make cameo's on the show. Rebecca has a PT buddy that did an assessment on her form and shoes.  Also, upcoming training goals for Rebecca.  


Becoming Ultra is produced by Athlete On Fire

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Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 5:33am MDT


On this episode we talk about the perception of only needing social media verse investing in a website for your health and fitness business.  There may not be one correct answer but we make it a point to dive in to some of the options, and the why's for these options on this episode.

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Category:Free The Trainer -- posted at: 12:16pm MDT

On this episode of My First Ultra our guest lost his dad at a fairly young age and had his first child around the same time. It was time for a lifestyle change, big time. Hear his story about how he did it and what his first ultra was like.

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Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 2:33pm MDT

Ian Sharman and his running client, Grady Carden have a chance to talk about a recent analysis done on his stride to nip any issues he may create for himself down the road in the bud.  We go on to talk about some things you can do to improve your biomechanics and how doing so can help in the long run!


Enjoy the Becoming Ultra show, produced by Athlete On Fire.

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Category:Becoming Ultra -- posted at: 4:22pm MDT

Kristina Barnes has been quietly destroying OCR and endurance events with ease for a number of years now. So much so, that she recently designed and led her own rucking event.

Harnessing her first hand knowledge, Kristina is now looking at the community in a broader scope, looking to bring that same excitement she feels to others that may not have had the same opportunity.

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Category:SISU -- posted at: 7:27am MDT

Scott and Brent start off defining what the fitness industry encompasses and end up talking about some interesting trends regarding the growth of the industry, and what it means for trainers and fitness professionals.

Free The Trainer is produced by the Athlete On Fire show.

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Category:Free The Trainer -- posted at: 4:02pm MDT

Our guest played college basketball and modeled as a young athlete for some of the biggest brands in the world.  An invite to a boxing gym, that he actually hated, spurned the athlete he is now. 

We talk a lot about how to control and regulate emotion and adrenaline in sport from visualization to practicing the mental game.  He gives a great plank challenge for anyone to try out too.

Tons of energy, tons of passion.


Enjoy the show!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:04am MDT