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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The First Responder Project

By Rob Shaul Today we’re announcing the “First Responder Project.” The mission of the First Responder Project is to be a resource, beacon of inspiration and a like-minded community for First Responders who want to train professionally for their jobs as tactical athletes, and improve the fitness cultures at their units. The First Responder Project […]

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An Assessment of a Midsize, Urban, Midwestern Fire Department

  By Rob Shaul The Fire/Rescue profession is a physically demanding, high-risk occupation. In fire departments, many individual Fire/Rescue Athletes (F/RAs) agree fitness is important, but many fire departments also have notably weak fitness cultures which demonstrate inadequate support for fitness and poor participation in fitness training. With this project, we developed and applied a Fitness Culture Assessment for […]

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