Plan Focus – “Humility”

By Rob Shaul “Humility” is the 3rd installment of our “Virtue” plans of training plans and joins Fortitude, Valor and Resilience in this series. Originally built for military athletes, Humility is one of our training plans that has also found mission-direct application for other tactical athletes (wildland fire) and on our mountain side (backcountry hunting, […]

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Unit Partner Needed for Ruck Deep Dive Study

We’re still looking for a Unit partner for our Ruck Deep Dive Study. Several units have expressed interest, but none have followed through and confirmed as of yet. Once we find a unit which can meet our criteria for the study and has command support, we’re ready to pull the trigger. The major goal of […]

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5 Tactical Diet Strategies

By Rob Shaul Eating clean doesn’t take rocket science. It takes discipline. You know when you’re eating poorly. But, knowing what not to eat is easy. Not eating that stuff is hard. Here are 5 strategies that can help.   1) Eat Clean 6 Days a Week. Cheat like a Mother on Day 7 Clean […]

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Mission-Direct Research

By Rob Shaul The Mountain Tactical Institute demonstrates our hard pivot to human and mission performance research. It’s built from a serious need for an institution which places the mission first. Our focus is “Mission-Direct Research” – practical, functional, innovative tools and techniques mountain and tactical athletes can deploy in the real world, right away. […]

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Chassis Integrity

By Rob Shaul Both mountain and military athletes commonly report the two areas of our programming which transfer best to the field are: (1) core strength and; (2) mental fitness. Recently, I’ve had cause to rethink the way we train core strength, and, more broadly, overall strength. Where We’ve Been Until now, my general strength […]

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Smokejumper Training Kudos

KUDOS Coach Shaul- I moved to Jackson Wyoming for one reason; to train with a purpose. After becoming a Lab Rat at Mountain Athlete I was able to train hard for my upcoming Smokejumper Rookie Training. Not only did your team help guide me in the right direction, the knowledge and skill level that was […]

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5 Great Sandbag Exercises

We think the sandbag is an excellent training tool. Here are 5 of our favorite sandbag exercises:  Sandbag Get Up Technique Tips: Start with the bag on your shoulder. Lie down on your back. Get up however you want. Switch shoulders to keep reps balanced. Why We Love It: Few movements are more functional than learning to get […]

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Plan Focus: Big Mountain Training Plan

By Rob Shaul Under the “Climb” category of our website store there are several individual training plans. To an outsider, climbing mountains is all the same. But outdoor enthusiasts know there are many different methods for reaching the summit. As a strength and conditioning coach, it’s my job to identify the fitness demands for each method, and design […]

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