20 Great Reads

By Rob Shaul   I’m a voracious reader of non-fiction and try to read or listen to 1-2 books/week. I consider this type of reading, “Expansion Literature” – designed to introduce me to ideas and thoughts outside of my specific career area. Most books leave no impression. Below are 20 I’ve read over the past 6-8 […]

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Arete 8.23.18

Military / Homeland Security Russia is Not America’s Near-Peer Threat, Small Wars Journal The August War, Ten Years On: A Retrospective on the Russo-Georgian War, War on the Rocks Islamic State releases photos from deadly raid on military base near Lake Chad, Long War Journal Islamic State May Still Have 30,000 Fighters In Iraq And Syria, Even After Setbacks, […]

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Q&A 8.23.18

QUESTION Several months ago you wrote an article in which you analyzed the ACFT and ultimately recommended a different set of test events.  I tried locating that article on your site but could not find it.  Can you please send me the link? ANSWER Here’s the Article: 7 Major Problems with the Proposed Army Combat Readiness Test […]

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Mini Study: 3 Weeks of MTI’s “Super Squat” Progression Leads to 4.9% Strength Gains

By Rob Shaul   BLUF Experienced MTI Lab Rats showed an average 4.9% strength gain over two strength exercises following MTI’s “Super Squat” strength progression for 3 weeks within a multi-modal fluid periodization training cycle.   Background MTI’s “Super Squat” progression is our implementation of the famous book, “Super Squats: How to Gain 30 Pounds […]

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MTI’S Mountain Running and Ultra Running Plans

  Our Flash Sale this week includes all of MTI’s Mountain and Ultra Running Plans such as: Ultra Pre-Season Alpine Running 50-Mile Running and much more… You can now save 30%* on these plans by entering: MountainRun30 at checkout. *This offer ends within 24 hours.   Click through the following plan tree to find your plan: […]

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Q&A 8.16.18

  QUESTION My unit has a couple of competitions coming up in a few months, we are improving on most aspects, all though a component that needs work is the 100 metre dash with falling plates, the team are struggling with accuracy after the run along with the condition taking it’s towl on those slightly […]

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Arete 8.16.18

Military War Without End: The Pentagon’s Failed Campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, Small Wars Journal Beating Them at Their Own Game: The Economic Dimension of Competing With China, War on the Rocks Radical Islamist English-Language Online Magazines: Research Guide, Strategic Insights, and Policy Response, Small Wars Journal Is Russia’s Military Better Than America’s?, The Interpreter Pivoting to the Pacific, The […]

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Rules

  By Derek DeBruin   I sat quietly in the back of the Subaru, speeding home through the darkness, exhausted from a day of difficult sport climbing. My compatriots in the front seats were debating the merits of different makes and models of carabiners for their ease of clipping. This seemed like an insignificant detail […]

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Packet Focus: SF45 Packet II

  By Rob Shaul This is the second of two training packets with SF45 Training Plans. The SF45 Training Packet II contains four (of eight) plans from MTI’s SF45 programming library including: Echo Foxtrot Golf Hotel “SF45” is an acronym for “Strength and Fitness 45” and this programming is designed for older tactical and other […]

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