Welcome To Our Arrogant Bastards Trail Racing Team
“This is an aggressive trail racing team. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the knowledge or sophistication to be able to appreciate a trail race team of this quality and depth. We would suggest that you stick to safer and more familiar territory–maybe something like 24 hour fitness, treadmills, or even elliptical machines. Perhaps you may even want to pay a personal trainer who will keep you safe inside a warm cozy building. Perhaps you’re mouthing your words as you read this.
We’re Arrogant Bastards; we believe that pandering to the lowest common denominator represents the height of tyranny – a virtual form of keeping a trail racer barefoot and stupid. Brought forth upon an unsuspecting public in 2010, The Arrogant Bastard Trail Racing Team will openly challenge any tyrannical overlord who brazenly attempts to keep local trail lovers chained in the shackles of poor programming, training methodologies, nutrition advice, and endless other gimmicks. As the progenitor of its style, The Arrogant Bastard Trail Racing Team has reveled in its unprecedented and uncompromising celebration of intensity. There have been many nods to The Arrogant Bastard Trail Racing Team already…even outright attempts to copy it… but only one can ever embody the true nature of Arrogance! You want to join us…earn it!”
All arrogance aside momentarily, The ABTRT is a trail racing “club” dedicated to improving performance and endurance sports potential. We inspire, coach, and provide our community with the most aggressive and proven fundamentals of sports science, exercise physiology, nutrition education, and athletic training protocols.
We are the leaders in strength and conditioning field for sports such as Football, Olympic Weightlifting, Soccer, Cross Country, Track and Field, Trail Racing, and Triathlon. We have been guiding athletes, educating coaches, and providing premier content to the endurance communities with tremendous success. That being said, our passion is trail running. Our goal is to show a path that has not been illuminated. Our training principles work.
We are not for everyone, only for those who want to have a home in which they can grow both mentally and physically as an athlete to realize their chosen potential. There are standards attached to this club; however, we make no apology to those who cannot attain those standards. We can only recommend that if you want in and aren’t ready, then get inside the Academy and earn it daily under that bar or at the track…
Trail Running Coupled With Strength Training
Power, strength, speed, stamina, and cardio-respiratory endurance are all critical components to success in the trail running world. With careful planning, our strength and conditioning plan increases these five mainstays of performance while decreasing recovery time, reducing injury, promoting preservation of lean tissue and creating a more sustainable performance curve.
We focus on eliminating unnecessary volume of training while increasing intensity. Our programming is structured, sport-specific and seamlessly integrated with Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, gymnastics movements, explosive activity and mobility-based support. Everything we do focuses on midline stabilization and working from inside to out. Our strength and conditioning approach for endurance athletes is unparalleled. We incorporate the CrossFit fundamentals of being constantly varied but layer a premiere significant importance on strength first. Junk miles with no direction is the enemy and results in a decreased ability to build real excellence.
Make no doubt. Our program is not easy. We believe the journey is part of making the results more rewarding. Our design is to maximize you as an athlete and to elevate your fitness. Real trail racing will be harder than any training session. Our commitment to you is that we will coach, inspire, lead and educate with care, sincerity and a relentless motivation to finally get you where you want to go…hopefully that is a long beautiful piece of dirt far, far away from any city.