Q&A 11.23.17

KUDOS on the 50 Mile Ultra Running Training Plan “I stopped into the gym to meet you this past summer with my wife, when we were on our honeymoon in Jackson; she still jokes with people that meeting you and visiting the gym was the highlight of my trip. I completed my second ultramarathon this past […]

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Arete 11.23.17

Military Counter UAV’s to Drive Enemy Drones Out of the Sky, Homeland Security Newswire What Rex Tillerson Can Learn from Alexander Haig, War on the Rocks A Complete History of Army Berets, Army Times N. Korea May Have ICBM Capable of Reaching US This Year, Reuters Iraq’s Surprise: The Persistence of Democracy, Wall Street Journal […]

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Plan Focus: Busy Operator 3

By Rob Shaul   The Busy Operator Training Plans were developed after I received multiple emails from deployed military athletes who had completed our venerable Operator Sessions before deployment but downrange simply didn’t have the time to complete the full 60-minute Operator Sessions. Upon these requests, I developed a stripped down version of the Operator […]

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Arete 11.16.17

Military Army to Field New Body Armor Next Summer, Kit Up! How NATO Could Accidentally Trigger a War with Russia, Rand Corp. Taliban “Red Unit” with Night Vision Kills Dozens of Afghan Officers, NY Times NATO Lauches Cypersecurity Ops Center, Homeland Security The West Will Burn, Oustide Marine’s Mission in Hemland Could be Blueprint for […]

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Q&A 11.16.17

QUESTION I’m a member of a hotshot crew.  My question probably is relevant to quite a few guys out there like myself.  As the season winds down, I’m getting back in the gym and looking for a plans recommendation for the offseason  (November-April).  In past years I focused more on muscular endurance training- did the […]

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MTI’s Favorite Work Capacity Events by Duration

By Rob Shaul, Founder   Work Capacity event progression and program design have been one of the most enduring elements of MTI’s programming over all these years. Our strength, core, endurance, and climbing program design have modulated, changed and evolved significantly, and we’ve created on the tactical side, our TAC SEPA or tactical agility programming. […]

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Arete 11.9.17

Military Talking Career Maps Changes to 1059s and Other Key NCO Issues, TRADOC News Center The Future of Contract Soldiers, Small Wars Journal The Likelihood of War with China, Modern War Institute (West Point) 5 Weapons the U.S. Army Will Need for the next Korean War, The National Interest Mimicking Rome: Adapting to the Nimbleness […]

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Mini Study Results: Postworkout Recovery Shake Has Negligible Effect in Assessed Fitness Improvement for Strength, Work Capacity and Endurance

By Rob Shaul, Founder   Background One of the most common nutrition questions we receive from athletes is if they should consume a post-workout recovery shake. In MTI’s early years, following consensus thinking in the strength and conditioning world, we recommended a combo protein/carb post-workout shake, or chocolate milk. In fact, when we first opened, […]

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Q&A 11.9.17

KUDOS  “No question to ask, but rather a thank you for your smart and mature approach to training, I.e., the absence of “Bro-Speak” is greatly appreciated! I recently purchased the Chassis Integrity plan and have been using it as a “finisher” to my regular strength training. I’ve been following one of Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 programs […]

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