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Implemented by elite athletes across disciplines, this method is now available to you.
Every Basecamp journey starts with a thorough, guided athlete assessment to calculate your baseline strength, aerobic threshold, and lactate threshold. We encourage you to re-test each 12-week training cycle to measure your progress.
Whether you're starting or have been training for decades, you'll use the same plans developed and tested by our team of world-class athletes. Use your results from the assessment, along with your personal goals, to select the best training plan for you.
Gain access to our extensive—and continuously growing—video library of training content, including individual exercise demonstrations, guided workouts, injury rehabilitation, and deep dives into the science of training through an AI video platform.
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Basecamp has everything you need to begin the journey toward elite-level athleticism, but if at some point you find that you also want more support, a direct connection with your coaches, and an expanded athlete community, you can apply for the Athlete Team.
As a Basecamp Member you will get the highest priority in the selection process because you are already integrated into our method.
Answers to our most common questions.
While none of our programs are well-suited to beginners, seasoned athletes of every level will find a training plan that fits, whether you’re new to systematic training, recovery from an injury, or have decades under your belt.
Once you join Basecamp and complete the Athlete Assessment, we’ll recommend the best training plan for you. You’ll also have the option to switch between levels as you progress or change your goals from season to season.
We try to remove all barriers to training so you can do it from home, no matter your setup, but you will need at least an eight-by-eight foot floor space and the following items:
- Pull-up bar
- Gymnastic rings or TRX-style suspension straps
- Adjustable dumbbells
- Stability ball
- Rope medicine ball
- Plyo/step-up box (a sturdy cooler or coffee table will suffice)
- Hangboard (for climbers)
At Samsara, we don’t just train you, we also explain the why behind what we do and share the research that’s guiding our methods. Here’s what’s included in your Basecamp membership, with new features to come:
- Two-week acclimatization training plan to get you integrated into the Samsara Training Method.
- Athlete Assessment Matrix to measure your baseline fitness and track your progress from season to season.
- Tailored training plans developed by our coaches and tested by our team of world-class athletes (new training plans are added every season).
- Custom, digital training log to record workouts and track progress.
- Guided Athlete IQ video sessions.
- Over 100 video exercise demonstrations.
- Access to the extensive—and continuously growing—video library of training content, including individual exercise demonstrations, guided workouts, injury rehabilitation sessions, lectures on the science of training, and Q&As with our coaches.
- Monthly open-house coaching consultations with our coaches.
- Waitlist priority for the Athlete Team.
Training cycles are 12 weeks long and split into three individual phases: Foundation (weeks 1-4), Intensity (weeks 5-8), and Readiness (weeks 9-12).
The Foundation Phase focuses on aerobic capacity, tissue capacity, and movement capacity. The goal of the Intensity Phase is maximum strength development. And the Readiness Phase places an emphasis on speed, power, and sport-specific movement.
After the 12-week cycle, we encourage you to re-test your fitness and assess whether to move up to the next level or stay on course, then jump back into another cycle.
Individual workouts and overall training volume will differ depending on the training phase, your baseline fitness, and your personal goals, but in general, you can expect three to six endurance days (running, skiing, or cycling), two to three strength workouts, and two recovery sessions per week, along with time to do your sport.
Of course—although we don’t claim it will be easy. The majority of Basecamp members work full-time, whether that’s at a desk or outside, and are passionate multi-sport athletes. We understand life is busy and can often get in the way of performance. Between work, family, play, and other responsibilities, it can be a challenge to program and manage your own training, so let us guide your journey and take the guesswork out of the equation.
If you’re still not sure you can make the commitment, start with the Bodyweight Strength Program where you can train anytime, anywhere, with little to no equipment. Every purchase comes with lifetime access and you can start training immediately.
Each week is structured with a sequence of development, stimulation, and recovery to optimize your training, so it’s important to stick to the outline. But life happens—we get it.
If you miss one workout due to a scheduling conflict or fatigue, re-configure your schedule that week, if possible, or continue with your training program as planned. If you miss two or more workouts in a given week, we recommend repeating the week so you don’t fall off the progression and overload your body while trying to catch up.
Basecamp is for the motivated athlete who is looking for next-level performance. In the world of coaching, many options exist within a single dimension or energy system—there are excellent strength programs and excellent endurance programs. We are both, and everything in between. We train across the energy system spectrum to elevate your overall athleticism and performance, no matter how you play outside.
Our goal is to strip away every barrier to your progress and provide you with a full suite of training plans, exercise videos, and educational resources to help you reach your athletic potential.
Yes! As a Basecamp Member you will get the highest priority in the selection process for the Athlete Team because you are already integrated into our method. The team is limited to 50 athletes per training cycle (four cycles per year). If you miss the start of a season, we highly recommend that you join Basecamp to get a head start on the next opportunity to join.