Test Dummy MTI Assessment Results

Last week we asked for “test dummy” results for the following assessments: MTI Relative Strength Assessment MTI Tactical Athlete Work Capacity Assessment MTI Military Athlete 3/3/3 Endurance Assessment We received twenty-four responses from folks who completed one or more of the assessments. Fourteen of those are military personnel, three are law enforcement, and seven are civilians. Here’s […]

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Quiet Professional: Service

By Rob Shaul “What Does It Mean to Be a Quiet Professional” has evolved into my most impactful essay. Over the next few weeks and months, I hope to expand on each of the 13 elements in that original piece. Today I begin with Number 1: Service. From the Essay …. “Service to your team, […]

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Arete 5.18.17

MILITARY Back to First Principles: Four Fundamental Questions about Afghanistan, War on the Rocks The Pentagon’s New Algorithmic Warfare Cell Gets Its First Mission: Hunt ISIS, Defense One Leading Millennials in the Military, Small Wars Journal Multi-Domain Battle Will Require a Totally Different Type of Leader, Modern War Institute How American Special Operators Gradually Returned […]

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Q&A 5.18.17

KUDOS Hi Rob, I wanted to send you a note thanking you for your article on what it means to be a quiet professional (http://mtntactical.com/military-athlete-articles/what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-quiet-professional/). I run an engineering company in support of SOF…..check it out if you are interested.  I am having a company wide meeting next week and I found your article “What […]

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Mini Study: Load Effect on Tactical Shuttle Sprinting Performance

By Rob Shaul Loading for tactical athletes significantly increased over past decades with the development of body armor and other protective equipment, electronics (radios, night vision, GPS, batteries), and unit/mission-specific SOP equipment standards. All of this adds up to extra weight on the athlete, and common “fighting loads” for day-missions on the military side in […]

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Top Selling Training Plans for April, 2017

MTI’s Top Selling Training Plans for April, 2017: Athlete’s Subscription Running Improvement Training Plan Bodyweight Foundation Training Plan APFT Training Plan Big 24 Strength Training Program  Military On-Ramp Training Plan  Chassis Integrity Training Plan Upper Body Round Robin Training Plan Ultimate Work Capacity I Valor Fat-Loss Training Plan  Humility Hypertrophy for Skinny Guys Busy Operator […]

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Plan Focus: Urban Conflict Pre-Deployment Training Plan

By Rob Shaul Urban conflict has the following specific fitness demands: Short Distance Sprinting/Cutting across danger zones under load Level changes and upper body pushing/pulling – wall jump and dismount, climing through windows, low crawl, etc. Intense 3-5 minute efforts such as a rolling firefight and casualty evacuation Low Back and Chassis Integrity Strength and […]

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Q&A 4.27.17

KUDOS Coach, Just a quick shout. The new TLU strength program you made is great! Loving the strength gains without the loss in endurance. I can walk right into a 5 mile run and complete it in under 40 minutes without straining. Same with weighted rope climbs, pushup/situp events, etc. Thanks again for the great […]

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Mountain Flow

“She whispers an encouraging lullaby – urging me upward. Muscles relax, movement is fluid. I see the future and stay ahead of trouble.

Her and I slow dance in that heroic space between brilliance and disaster. It’s glorious, but fleeting.”

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Q&A 4.20.17

QUESTION Hey, I’m active reservist (something similar to National Guard in the States) here in Finland, and I think that I might benefit quite a lot from your Greek Hero training plan, but I have one giant problem at the moment. I don’t have any access to sandbags. My gym doesn’t have them and I […]

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