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What is Redcord?

I have been using Redcord, teaching in group classes, and in one-on-one settings for many years and in my opinion, it’s one of the most effective training modalities available today. That said, I have answered the “so what is Redcord?” question at least 100 times. So here it is: Redcord comes from Norway. It is suspension training that uses a combination of ropes, straps and slings and your own…


Physio testing: Why it matters

Words by David Richter Images by Chris Wilson Without delving too far into sports science, I’ll tell you. Background In the summer of 2013, Moxy Monitor launched a new portable monitoring device for the fitness industry. We quickly got our hands on a couple units & began playing around with them. Previously, to measure fitness & create training zones, we had been using VO2 & lactate…


Sequim

The winds will rip you apartIt was dark and raining at 4:30am in Seattle. It was still raining at 6:30am as the ferry crossed the Puget Sound towards the Olympic Peninsula. It was pretty much raining the entire week leading up to the weekend (but honestly, it feels like it’s been one constant rainfall all winter long). But when I arrived in Sequim on Saturday morning, the rain had somehow…


Seattle Crit Weekend

Hold on tightFast racing, fish primes, plenty of beer. Summer approaches, and crit season was about to hit hard. Stoke levels were high for the double-header of crits: Ballard on Saturday, and Volunteer Park on Sunday. And better yet, they were going down in two of the coolest neighborhoods in Seattle. If there’s anyone who can sum up the badass nature of American Crit racing, it’s…


Mason Lake

At the Lake…but no time to enjoy the view. Beautiful and hilly terrain make for a scenic race along a 12-mile loop around Mason Lake. Forested, rolling hills and shaded on one side. Desolate and unrelenting on the other—no hiding from the wind. (Well… it’s scenic when you aren’t going full-gas the whole race.) Outpaced by the groupYou’d…


Redcord Training

I’ve been using Redcord, teaching Redcord in group classes and in one on one settings for many years and in my opinion it’s one of the most effective training modalities available today. That said, I have answered the “so what is Redcord?” question at least 100 times. So here it is: Redcord comes from Norway, It’s suspension training that uses a combination of ropes, slings and your own…


Mercer Island Hot Laps

That One Time At Hot Laps (TOTAHL) There’s a few iconic Seattle rides. Mercer Hot Laps definitely qualifies as one of those rides. The popularity of the ride waxes & wanes with the weather & personal lives. The one thing you can expect is fun. It reminds me of riding a bike as a kid, when it reflected my freedom…I could get further away from home. This feeling of freedom came with a…


viaSound Live at Métier

May 5, 2017 Join us for a special live music event on Friday, May 5 featuring viaSound and Mississippi Jones! Show starts at 8PM. Tickets are $10 at the door.


Bodyweight Training

In January of 2016 I started a year-long program for yoga teacher certification through Seattle Yoga Arts. By June, it was clear to me that I didn’t want to be a yoga teacher. In bodyweight training, I tried to create a class that brings in everything I loved about conventional yoga classes and leaves out some aspects that were drawing me away. I tried to create a class with creativity,…


Seattle’s Métier Featured In Sprudge

David Richter, co-founder of Métier, a cafe/cycling store/training space, located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood sat down with Spurge magazine. Spoiler... Sprudge loves the Métier coffee experience. “Coffee is a very social drink and we wanted a great social scene. If you do something great, it attracts great people.” Which is exactly why the Métier has put an effort into building a…