“This year, I’m gonna get fit!” “2021 is the year I work on my fitness” “New Year, New Me!” The common resolutions we hear everyone make in the New Year. It’s great to have these goals, but they mean nothing if no is action taken. No follow through...

Below is a common conversation I'll have about cardio and pacing for the test. Enjoy! John Smith: Hey Marc, I just ran PARE my test for the first time, and I failed. Miserably. I play sports competitively, like soccer, hockey, and basketball, but none of that...

You don't. You improve a specific outcome. Let me explain. Cardio is a nebulous term. It could mean endurance, it could mean stamina, it could mean going for a long hike. Cardio is so broad and a large gamut that asking how to improve cardio is like asking...

I had a recent conversation in regards to running a 5k in under 30 minutes, and I thought it would be good to share the advice I gave with all y'all. A little background on her specific situation to put the advice into some context: She...

I have a lot of tips for the test (pace yourself, thoroughly warm-up, use your legs to push, etc). What doesn't always get mentioned are the little things that can affect your performance, or help you stand out as a candidate. Below are 5 unconventional test day...

After clearing the vault and landing in control, it's common to land sideways (parallel to the bar) when doing the front fall. If possible (you'll have to clarify with your test administrator), try facing forward when performing your front falls, rather than sideways. That way...

A lot of time is wasted on the falls, particularly getting up from them. In this video, I quickly go over the front falls and how you can get up faster from it while using less energy. A win/win situation if you ask me. I also...

There's a misconception that you need to use your arms to push yourself up and over the bar when it comes to the vault jump. I can see that point of view, but it's not the most effective way of going over the bar. When jumping...

I host practice sessions regularly at Redline, and I always try to leave enough time at the end for feedback. At the recent pratice session, one of the participants did well for her PARE test, and her pacing was excellent, hitting almost the same times...

A new year, a new decade. I will admit, celebrating the new year isn't the same as it used to be for me. Maybe it's cause I'm getting a little older. But there is something to 2020. It has a ring to it. You could...