Road to Nowhere: The Military’s Unhealthy Obsession with Running

by Nathan Palin, CSCS
August 2019


During 2018 TSAC Annual Training, the NSCA’s own Tactical Strength and Conditioning Program Manager, Nate Palin, discusses his personal and professional take on running in the military setting. Here Palin identifies the pros, risks, and shortcomings associated with run-centric physical training for special operations forces, as well as discusses more safe and efficient strength and conditioning alternatives to running-based fitness programs for these tactical operators.

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Nate Palin is a coach, speaker, author, rapper, veteran, and father of one. He served as a leader in the 2nd Ranger Battalion for seven years prior to ...

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