If you've been to a testing facility, you may have seen some people spinning around the end cone of the obstacle course, as opposed to running around it. You're probably thinking "Is that really faster?" Truthfully, it may not be faster. What I do find is it...

Getting up from the back falls is trickier than the front falls; it's certainly not as straight forward. How you get up quickly and efficiently is dependent on your current abilities. In the video below, I go over a few methods of getting up from the...

The push is a tricky one. It trips up so many people, because they rely on brute strength. But the push is not solely about brute strength. Yes, it helps to have it, but proper technique and positioning trumps strength (if you want a full tutorial...

The vault can be a big time suck. But it doesn't have to be. Like other parts of the test, getting through the vault takes skill and strategy. I've seen people shave off 3-5 seconds off their overall time (sometimes more) just by fixing up their...

The 18" hurdles looks straightforward; you jump over one, take a few steps, and jump over another. In the first few laps, they still don't seem too bad. But as fatigue sets in, the jumps start getting sloppier and sloppier. One reason for the sloppiness? It's...

Energy conservation is key to running a successful POPAT. Part of that conservation comes from pacing the 6 laps. And part of that conservation also comes down to how you run the course and tackle each obstacle. You want to be as efficient as possible. If...

By comparison, the pull rotations are generally easier to perform than the push. Which is precisely why you're more likely to make a mistake. How do you figure? Because it's easier, there's a tendency to lose focus and relax at the wrong time. This typically happens at...

The 3 foot vault poses a problem for many people. On video it doesn't look like much. It doesn't sound like much either when you hear 3 feet. But when seen in person, it looks anything but easy. People start conjuring up images of things going wrong...

Pacing is a topic I bring up often with Redliners, and anyone looking for advice and tips for the test. And the reason I bring it up often is because of its importance to your performance. When done right, pacing will yield your desired performance. When...