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I just purchased a plan and can’t find/open it.
How can I access MTI’s fitness programming?
What makes your program different? Is it like CrossFit?
What are you strength standards?
What equipment do you recommend for a garage gym?
What about nutrition?
I’m visiting Jackson. Can I attend a session?
What is the Operator Ugly fitness test?
How do I cancel my subscription?
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I JUST PURCHASED A PLAN AND CAN’T FIND IT/OPEN IT. HELP!
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HOW CAN I ACCESS MTI’S FITNESS PROGRAMMING?
There are 3 ways to access MTI’s fitness programming:
A) Purchase and Individual Training Plan (Click the appropriate below)
B) Subscribe. With an Athlete’s Subscription ($29/month) you get access to our daily training sessions for Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Rescue and Mountain Athletes, as well as all (190+) Individual Training Plans.
C) Train in our Jackson Facility (Click Here for Details)
WHAT MAKES YOUR PROGRAMMING DIFFERENT? IS IT LIKE CROSSFIT?
CrossFit is an incredible, and proven general fitness training program, which has revolutionized and liberated modern fitness training. Our approach is different, but not hostile. Click HERE for an article describing our thoughts about CrossFit and our differences. Below are some bullet points on the ways our program differs.
- Our Focus is outside performance, not gym performance: CrossFit is “the sport of fitness” – and gym numbers/exercises are paramount. We understand that for Mountain and Tactical Athletes, all that matters is outside performance. This allows us to constantly modify/change/improve our programing as we learn and evolve.
- Programming Detail: MTI training sessions, cycles and individual training plans are thoroughly periodized, programmed and designed. Nothing is random about our training sessions.
- Fluid Periodization: MTI mesocycles have a cyclic emphasis which rotates between strength, work capacity, Chassis Integrity, TAC SEPA (Tactical), endurance, climbing (Mountain) fitness and durability. To our knowledge, typical CrossFit programming does not deploy periodization or mesocycles of any type.
- Bias toward Strength: MTI programming balances these fitness attributes as opposed to the work capacity emphasis of CrossFit programming.
- Volume and Training Session Length: MTI daily session programming pushes more volume, and its training sessions are longer than typical CrossFit WOD’s. Most MTI training sessions are 60 minutes long, with endurance session extending to Sessions 120 minutes long. Many sport-specific training plans include 2-a-days.
- Durability Included: Mobility and durability drills are included in these training sessions, sometimes worked into strength circuits, and sometimes worked into durability-only circuits.
- Focused Core Strength Training: Many MTI training sessions include dedicated and focused core strength training circuits (we call our approach Chassis Integrity). We believe a strong midsection is essential to durability and our programming reflects this.
- Not every training session or circuit is a race: Circuits or other training session parts which are “for time” or are to be sprinted through are clearly indicated in this training plan. Unless the training plan calls for “for time” or “sprint effort” work briskly, not frantically. In general, these sprint efforts will be relegated to parts of Work Capacity training sessions.
WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTH STANDARDS?
It depends on the athlete we’re working with, and what the fitness demands are for their sport/profession:
MOUNTAIN ATHLETE STRENGTH STANDARDS
LIFT MEN WOMEN
Front Squat 1.25x BW 1.0x BW
Hinge Lift 1.75x BW 1.25xBW
Bench Press 1.25xBW .9xBW
Push Press 1.10x BW .7xBW
Hang Squat Clean 1.1x BW .9xBW
TACTICAL ATHLETE STRENGTH STANDARDS
LIFT MEN WOMEN
Front Squat 1.5x BW 1.0x BW
Dead Lift 2.0x BW 1.5x BW
Bench Press 1.5x BW 1.0x BW
Push Press 1.1x BW .7x BW
Squat Clean 1.25x BW 1.0x BW
Squat Clean+ Push Press 1.1x BW .7xBW
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR A GARAGE GYM?
Here’s the equipment we recommend:
1x “Econ” barbell – should cost less then $150
Pair @ 25#
Pair @ 35#
Pair @ 45#
Pair @ 55#
Kettlebells (check in local fitness stores to avoid shipping):
Squat Stand – “Econ” – go with Rogue Fitness Squat Stand that includes a pull up bar
Flat Bench (can purchase via Rogue). Buy a welded bench!
Climbing Rope (if possible)
Dragging Tire – see our video
GHD – it sucks how expensive these are. If you want one, try to find one in the $500 range and look for shipping deals.
Interval timer – Timex 100 Lap Ironman Watch is best
20x24x30″ Plyo Box – Build your own
WHAT ABOUT NUTRITION?
Our view of nutrition is contrary to most. First, we find the goal of proper nutrition can be and is used as an excuse not to train hard. There are many people with great diets who are severely deconditioned. Likewise, there are many people who have terrible diets, but are very fit.
We do believe that a bad diet will limit and hinder your fitness. Eat well, train hard, get plenty of sleep, and you’ll make great gains. It’s an element of your training.
Second, proper nutrition is intuitive, it isn’t rocket science. You know when you’re eating junk.
Third, we believe strict, onerous diets are not sustainable over the long run. And we’re in it for the long run.
Finally, “event” nutrition is different from daily nutrition. If you have a long run, big climb, or tactical mission ahead, carbo load or you’ll likely bonk.
Here’s our Nutritional Guidelines:
6 Days a Week: Eat lean meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, and drink water. Don’t eat carbs (bread, spuds, rice) or sugar.
1 Day a Week: Cheat like a mother! Beer, pizza, ice cream – you name it! We’ve found you can’t eat clean over the long term without cheating. We’ve also found the longer you stick to this diet, the less you’ll “cheat” on your cheat days, and the more cheating will hurt you – i.e. stomach ache, gas, etc.
I’M JUST VISITING JACKSON. CAN I ATTEND A TRAINING SESSION?
Most the time, yes. We have followers around the world and many want to see the place in person and train with the Lab Rats while on vacation in Jackson. We generally do our best to get them in. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS THE OPERATOR UGLY FITNESS TEST?
“Operator Ugly” is MTI’s fitness assessment for military athletes. Click HERE for a full description and explanation.
HOW DO I CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION?
After logging in you’ll be sent to your “Plans and Subscriptions” page. At the top, you’ll see a link to “Manage Subscriptions.”
Click “Manage Subscriptions” and you’ll be send to the page below, where you’ll see your subscription details and find a button to cancel (see below).
Click to cancel. If you have any issues, please email email@example.com.