How Firefighters Feel About Work Dominated by EMS Calls

By Mintra Mattison Last week, we asked for the input of our fire/rescue athletes regarding the prominence and implications of EMS requirements within fire departments nationwide. We received some great feedback, and wanted to share with you below. In addition to our survey we received some interesting feedback through our MTI Facebook Page as well […]

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Packet Focus: Push Up Improvement Packet

By Charles Bausman We are consistently asked how to improve Push Up performance from tactical athletes. Push Ups are included in nearly all tactical physical assessments, and it’s a solid method of determining an athlete’s upper-body muscular endurance. The Push Up Improvement Packet provides three different progressions which focus solely on improving push up performance on […]

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Arete 7.27.17

Military The CIA is Entering a Danger Zone. Here’s the Map.,Washington Post Do Civilian Casualties Cause Counterinsurgents to Fail?, War is Boring New Concepts in Warfare Between 2030 and 2050: The Fence of Doom – War Destroys Humans – It Doesn’t Destroy Human Nature, Small Wars Journal The Myth of ISIS’s Strategic Brilliance, Defense One Bringing […]

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Q&A 7.27.17

KUDOS ON RAT 6 STRENGTH “Rob, Kudos to RAT 6, its given me a great boost in strength, overall performance, and confidence in moving heavy weight. All my lifts increased. Ill send you my final numbers once finished. I am very happy I have a year subscription to Military Athlete. Wishing you well from Iraq. […]

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Packet Focus: Mountan Base Greek Heroine Packet

By Rob Shaul The Greek Heroine Packet of training plans represents the latest evolution of our Fluid Periodization to day-to-day programming for multi-sport mountain athletes. The four Greek Heroine Plans, Helen,  Artemis, Danae and Atalanta together represent 24 weeks of mountain directed programming, that trains 5 fitness attributes of a mountain athlete concurrently: Relative Strength Work Capacity Climbing Fitness Endurance […]

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Packet Focus: Backcountry Big Game Hunting Packet

By Rob Shaul Gone are the days were Hunters were perceived as old, fat and out of shape. The sport of backcountry hunting has gained lots of popularity thanks to companies such as Sitka and Under Armour  which sponsor their own athletes – backcountry hunters who record their hunts with gopro’s and stories, and sometimes, […]

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Plan Focus: SF45 Alpha

By Rob Shaul “SF45” is an acronym for “Strength and Fitness 45” and this programming is designed for older tactical and other high impact athletes in the 45-55 age range. SF45 Alpha is the first of a series of 4 training plans in this collection – Bravo, Charlie and Delta are the other 3 plans […]

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Plan Focus: RASP 1&2 Training Plan

By Rob Shaul The RASP 1&2 Training Plan is an Intense, 6 week training program is specifically designed to prepare athletes for Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 1 & 2.  The plan is designed to be completed the 6 weeks directly prior to your RASP start date. Week 6 in the plan is an  unload/taper […]

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