Quiet Professional: “Mission First”

By Rob Shaul “To be clear. It’s not about you. Accept, understand and embrace this. It’s liberating.” Like wearing a limited wardrobe, adhering to a strict diet, and living far within your means financially, putting mission first can greatly simplify your day-to-day existence, and in a weird altruistic way …. be personally liberating. A cheesy […]

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Packet Focus: Pirate Series for Tactical Athletes with Water Based Mission Sets

 By Rob Shaul and Charles Bausman MTI  developed the Pirate Training Packet specifically to meet the day-to-day training needs of multi-mission military and law enforcement units with a scuba, rescue, and other water-based mission set. We have identified 5 Types of Tactical Athletes, and under our categorization, tactical units with water-based mission sets fall into the “Blue” […]

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Q&A 6.22.17

KUDOS on the RAINIER TRAINING PLAN “Thank you for your amazing Rainier Training Plan.  I used it leading up to an attempt on Rainier’s Liberty Ridge. While we didn’t summit because of bad weather, I felt extremely strong and fit during the climb.  The training plan did a great job of focusing on every aspect […]

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MTI Training Plan Tree

DAY-TO-DAY “BASE” PROGRAMMING Greek Hero Series Hector Apollo Achilles Ulysses Perseus Actaeon Virtue Series Humility Fortitude Valor Resilience Gratitude Time Constrained Busy Operator I Busy Operator II New Athlete Military On-Ramp Misc. Shipboard Training Plan Daily Operator Sessions DEPLOYMENT PLANS Afghanistan Pre-Deployment Training Plan Urban Conflict Pre-Deployment Training Plan SELECTION TRAINING PLANS US Army RASP […]

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MTI’s Top 3 Strength Exercises By Category

Above: The Craig Special + Push Press is MTI’s favorite Total Body Strength exercise. By Rob Shaul Here’s the Quick List. Explanations follow: Total Body Strength Craig Special + Push Press Power Clean + Push Press Mutant Maker Lower Body Press Front Squat Leg Blaster Back Squat Lower Body Pull Walking Lunge Hinge Lift Box […]

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Arete 6.22.17

Military How U.S., South Korean Special Ops Would Join Forces in a New Korean War, Cipher Brief Qatar Crisis And The Fight Against Terrorism, Small Wars Journal US shoots down another Iranian UAV over Syria, Long war Journal Multi-Domain Battle: Airland Battle, Once More, With Feeling, War on the Rocks How could this happen? The […]

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The Chassis Integrity Exercise Menu

By Rob Shaul I’ve written before about MTI’s core strength programming to our “Chassis Integrity” methodology. To review, in 2015 we abandoned our former core/midsection programming because we found while it did a great job of strengthening the mid section in isolation, it did not do an adequate job transferring that strength to the entire […]

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Plan Focus: Hypertrophy For Skinny Guys

  By Rob Shaul The Hypertrophy Plan for Skinny Guys is one of the few plans in our history that has never warranted an update. I nailed it’s design first time out. The goal of “hypertrophy” training is not strength gain, but increased muscle mass. In general, to get strong, you want to lift heavy, […]

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