Teton Traverse Nutrition: Part 1

by Colin Montgomery Background: Ryan Burke our 2016 Crux Award Winner,  will be completing an entire traverse of the Teton Range in mid August. Ryan’s event will last 7 days and cover 102 miles and over 100,000 ft of elevation gain/loss. As part of programming for Ryan’s Teton Traverse, we’re developing a nutrition and meal […]

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Summer Training for Winter Sport

Professional Freeskier Hadley Hammer trains dryland strength. U.S. Ski team member Resi Stiegler is ready for the spot.  By Rob Shaul We began our offseason training for pro skiers on July 5. From a fitness perspective, our goals for summer skier training is focused on increasing relative strength, chassis integrity, speed and overall athleticism/agility, and […]

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Tactical Research Ideas – V2.0

Tactical Research Ideas – V2.0 MTI is continuing to churn and develop its research methodology and wants your help in identifying tactical gear research and study topics. Last week, we asked for your input on military research ideas. So far, we’ve received the following from the MTI community: Plate Carrier Load Carriage System vs. Standard […]

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MTI Begins Research on Sleeping Bag Performance

By Christina Heilman, PhD, ATC, CSCS Although manufactures use a theoretically sound standard to test the performance of sleeping bags, the testing standards are inconsistent (McCullough, 2009).  Manufactures of sleeping bags adhere to the standard of EN 13537, which was created by the European Outdoor Group, companies around the world who make and supply camping, […]

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Event Nutrition: Candy Bars over Endurance Supplements

Dark Chocolate Bar and Candy Bars Most Calories Per Ounce Ideal for During Event Nutrition We sought to analyze which supplements and candy bars provide the greatest caloric density per ounce and are therefore ideal for during event nutrition. We analyzed the most popular supplements seen in endurance sports and compared them by calories per […]

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Ultimate Gear: Sony RX 100 Camera

Professional Freeskier Hadley Hammer talks about her ultimate pear of gear: The Sony RX100 Camera. Video explains why it is one of her favorite pieces of gear. Key features: -Small size (fits in a pocket so it is easily accessible) -Good video quality -Durable Sony RX 100 III

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Jetboil Deep Dive: Small Canister = 22 Meals

By Colin Montgomery Backcountry travel requires athletes be pack-weight conscious. One of the weight-focused questions frequently arises is how many fuel canisters to bring for the cook stove. So we did a JetBoil Deep Dive using a JetBoil Flash stove and asked these three questions: How many water boils/many meals are achieved by a small […]

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Help Needed: Tactical Gear Research/Study Ideas

MTI is continuing to churn and develop its research methodology and wants your help in identifying tactical gear research and study topics. Our research waterproof/breathable jackets has carry over to the tactical side. Last December, we also conducted a study on the effect of light triggers on mid-range carbine marksmanship. Currently, we have slated a […]

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