Females in the Military

We asked a group of females if they think they should be held to the same standards as Men.  Here are some of their answers…   “No I do not think the physical training should be different. I do however think that the way we prepare ourselves for training is different in the aspects of […]

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KUDOS 2014-07-10

I just returned from a fantastic trip with Angela Hawse (who sings your praises!) and three other women on which we climbed and skied Mt. Elbrus in Russia. On the advice of my daughter, who lives in Jackson, I followed your backcountry ski training program to train for this adventure.  I’ve been weight training on […]

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MTI’s Top 5 Exercises for Law Enforcement Athletes

1. Standing Sandbag Halfmoon This one exercise trains the legs, core and lungs (Tactical Chassis), plus grip strength and total body power and explosion. Perfect for a Law Enforcement Athlete.  2. Walking Lunge Loaded walking lunges train legs, butt and core. I like them better than squats for Law Enforcement Athletes because I believe they transfer […]

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Top 5 Exercises for Mountain Athletes

By Rob Shaul 1) Loaded Step Ups Loaded step ups are a functional, transferable, and no-excuse way to directly train hiking uphill under load – a foundational fitness demand for all mountain sports. Loaded step ups can be completed anywhere. Mountain athletes living in flatlands or away from any vertical terrain can train uphill movement […]

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Jordan’s Top 5 Exercises for Mountain Athletes

1. Pull-ups Where there’s a strong back, there’s a strong athlete, and no other exercise fully works the back like pull-ups. Studies find correlations between pull-up ability and overall fitness, Eric Cressy cites a link between pulling ability and sprint speed (based on the fact that your legs follow your arms, so the faster and […]

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MTI’s Top 5 Exercises for Military Athletes

By Rob Shaul 1. Sandbag Getups Sandbag getups are the best overall exercise to train a military athlete’s “Combat Chassis” – leg, core, and lungs. With each rep, the athlete works core flexion, rotation, and extension. He or she also must do a loaded lunge or squat to stand up, and finally, at high reps, […]

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