Arete 6.21.18

Military What Trump Gets Right About Europe, NY Times War in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, War on the Rocks Large-Scale Combat Operations: How the Army Can Get Its Groove Back, Modern War Institute Ex-CIA Engineer Charged With Massive Leak to Wikileaks, Real Clear Defense Avoiding World War III in Asia, The National Interest NATO Chief: Future of NATO in Jeopardy, […]

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Packet Focus: Country Singer Packet

By Rob Shaul     This week we completed our Country Singer Packet of plans for civilian athletes. The packet contains 8 general fitness plans from the “Country Singer” library plus MTI’s proven Bodyweight Foundation training plan. The plans are designed as high level, day-to-day general fitness programming for civilian athletes. They deploy the proprietary programming […]

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Q&A 6.28.18

QUESTION I wanted to let you guys know I completed my SWAT selection (about 36 hours of PT and shooting events, limited sleep, approximately 4 hours total). To do this I used your SWAT Selection course. I can’t say I would have been able to do it without that training. With my surgery at the […]

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Arete 6.28.18

Military Afghanistan: Conflict Metrics 2000-2018, Small Wars Journal Voices from the Disruptors: Profiles in Leading Military Innovation, Small Wars Journal Russia warns of a ‘tough response’ to creation of US space force, Defense News Space Force: Go Slow, Learn From Army Air Corps, Breaking Defense Prove It: Nuclear Posture and the Fear of Surprise Attack, War on the Rocks All the […]

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The Relentless Pull of Douchebag Gravity

By Rob Shaul   When reading this headline what came to mind for you was how the Douchebags of the world pull you down, wasn’t it? Actually, the “Relentless Pull of Douchebag Gravity” comes not from others, but from our own selfishness and sense of self-importance that pulls us away from the principles of Quiet […]

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Arete 6.21.18

Military Where Did the U.S. Go Wrong in the Philippines? A Hard Look at a ‘Success’ Story, War on the Rocks Did Russia and America Almost Go to War in Syria? The National Interest The U.S. Army Culture is French, Small Wars Journal SOCOM’s New Challenge in North Korea and Beyond, The Cipher Brief 9 Rules […]

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The Country Singer Packet

By Rob Shaul   This week we published five new plans – Johnny,  Waylon, Hank, Willie, and Dolly – of our new series of plans: Country Singer Packet. These most recent programmes in development will include a total of 8-general fitness plans and are specifically designed for recreational athletes. We have more and more civilians and recreational athletes interested in […]

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Q&A 6.21.18

QUESTION Hey Rob I’ll make this quick. I’ve followed your programming since you put it out for free. I’m 48yrs old former Force RECON Marine. I’m thinking of entering a 3 day race that covers 60mile ruck, 140m mtb, 30m canoe. I have a monthly membership with you, just trying to choose a plan that […]

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Mini Study: 8 Second Dead Hang Work Intervals “May” Outperform 4 Second Dead Hang Work Intervals for Increasing Finger Strength

By Rob Shaul   BLUF We conducted a 4-Week Mini study comparing the effectiveness of two hang board dead hang duration intervals (4 seconds vs. 8 seconds) to increase finger strength assessed by a dead hang for time. Results “seem” to indicate the 8-second intervals were more effective, but they are suspect because the 4-second […]

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Arete 6.14.18

Military War is Having an Identity Crisis, Small Wars Journal Tank vs. tank, Defense News Exclusive: CENTCOM reveals scope of Yemen air campaign, Long War Journal Analysis: The Islamic State is far from dead; it is regrouping and rebranding itself, intelNews.org Light attack for special ops? Defense News What a Small ISIS Cell in Trinidad is […]

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