As a lifelong athlete with a diverse background in sports, training, and the outdoors, Jason Antin will share his philosophy on cross-training for mountain sports. Jason enjoys moving quickly in the mountains over a variety of mediums utilizing a variety of skills. During this clinic, Jason will discuss reasons why he values cross-training in preparation for some of his most memorable outdoor achievements and how you can integrate his strategy into your own goal oriented training.
What is Cross-training?
An activity that supports the primary performance through improved cardiovascular ability, increased mobility, muscular strength or expedited recovery. In short, it’s any sort of activity that’s going to make you perform better in the long run.
Physiological Benefits of Cross-training
When you cross-train, you can implement different activities that are going to train your body in different ways that will complement your sport or your objectives – giving yourself a chance to be less prone to injury and less prone to overuse setbacks.
increased Aerobic Activity
Injury reduction & prevention
unilateral vs. lateral
muscular strength / endurance
Psychological Component of Training
Cross-training is Massive Contributor to the Mental Game
- Improved mental performance during objective.
- Mind Durability, Mobility, Endurance & Flexibility
- Motivation throughout
- Avoid Burnout
How to Cross-train
- Define your performance level/objective
- Identify your weakness and imbalances
- Determine how cross training will help your goal
- Assess risk vs. reward of mountain cross-training
Jason Antin, a native of New England who now calls Colorado home, focuses all of his time striving to achieve the ultimate work-life balance. Professionally, Jason wears a variety of hats all focused on helping others achieve their goals in the outdoors. Jason works as a professional climbing guide for Alpenglow Mountain Guides and The Colorado Mountain school, and as a strength and conditioning coach at The Alpine Training Center in Boulder, CO where he prepares his athletes for the physical and mental rigors of the mountains. Additionally, Jason enjoys creative storytelling of weekend adventure through the Beat Monday project.