Burpee Beep Ladder…Can You Keep Up?

By Adam Scott, MS CSCS   We developed an assessment which tested our athlete’s muscular endurance, anaerobic fitness, aerobic fitness and mental toughness.  We called this assessment the Burpee Beep Ladder (BBL).  The BBL assessment consists of multiple, back-to-back one-minute intervals.  In order to move “up the ladder” an athlete must complete a certain number of […]

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Improve Your Pull-Ups and Help with Research

Adam Scott, MS, CSCS As we mentioned back in August (link), The Mountain Tactical Institute (MTI) is partnering with California State University, Monterery Bay, GRIT Strength and Conditioning in Austin, TX and Dr. Eric Martin to take a revolutionary look at improving pull-ups. We are hoping the begin the training on 12 OCT and have designed the […]

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Upcoming Study: How do Energy Drinks Affect Marksmanship?

Adam Scott, MS, CSCS The first week of October, researchers with the Mountain Tactical Institute will be traveling  to the Midwest to work with a full-time tactical unit from a State Law Enforcement Agency.  Our work with the unit will include two studies examining marksmanship.   The first study will compare three alternative marksmanship breathing techniques: (1) Full breath hold; (2)  50% […]

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Pull-Up Training Partnerships

The Mountain Tactical Institute (MTI) is happy to announce two new research partnerships. Both partners will be conducting research projects based on the pull-up study we completed earlier this summer. The first project, which started this week, is a 6-week study at GRIT Strength and Conditioning in Austin, TX. GRIT Head coach, Stephanie Twohey and […]

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Help Needed Developing a Tactical Athlete Work Capacity Standard

Adam Scott, MS, CSCS Work capacity is a major component of a tactical athlete’s fitness.  The ability to perform during short/intense events is vital to a tactical athlete’s operational effectiveness and battlefield security. Our tactical athlete Base Fitness programming builds 5 areas of fitness: Strength, Work Capacity, Endurance, Stamina and Durability. On the strength side, […]

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