Jaguar

$49.00

• Jaguar is a 6 week, 4 session/week (24 Total Training Sessions) + an Unload Week
(week 7) plan without any fitness attribute emphasis.
•Chassis Integrity, TAC SEPA Stamina, Strength and Work Capacity are training in equal proportions across the training plan.
• This training plan is one of the 182+ Plans included with an Athlete’s Subscription.

Description

Jaguar deploys our most recent programming theory for Fire/Rescue Athletes.

The theory in general is built around training 5 mission-direct fitness attributes:

  • 1) Relative Strength – strength per bodyweight
  • 2) Work Capacity – horse power for short, intense, dangerous events
  • 3) Chassis Integrity – mission-direct midsection training which transfers to the job
  • 4) TAC SEPA – Tactical Speed, Explosive Power and Agility
  • 5) Stamina – Staying power, both mental an physical, for long firefighting or rescue evolutions or multiple missions over a long duty day

Jaguar is a 6 week, 4 session/week (24 Total Training Sessions) + and Unload Week (Week 7) plan without any fitness attribute emphasis. Chassis Integrity, TAC SEPA Stamina, Strength and Work Capacity are training in equal proportions across the training plan.

Here is a typical weekly training schedule:

  • Day 1: TAC SEPA, Strength
  • Day 2: Work Capacity, Chassis Integrity
  • Day 1: TAC SEPA, Strength
  • Day 2: Work Capacity, Chassis Integrity
  • Notes –

Strength in Jaguar centers on three exercises (front squat, walking lunge, push press) and deploys our Big 24 model of progression.

Chassis Integrity deploys “hybrid” circuits which combine lower back, total, rotation and anti-rotation exercises.

Work Capacity- 3 modes … Sandbag getups, 150m Shuttle Sprints (6x 25m lengths) and the Sandbag Clean and Step Over exercise from our Fire/Rescue Fitness Assessment.

TAC SEPA – Box Jump Complex, Stacked Box Agility Drill and Duck Walk/Sprint combos.

Required Equipment:

  • Barbell, Rack, Plates and/or a Full set of Dumbbells or Kettlebells
  • Sandbags (40/60/80 Pound)
  • Flat Bench
  • Bench/Box for Step Ups
  • Parking Lot/Open Garage Bay for Sprints
  • Turnout Gear
  • Foam Roller

*** Note: Many of the weight training exercises in the plan can be completed with either a barbell and plates, or dumbbells/kettlebells. For example, if the session calls for power cleans, and your station doesn’t have a barbell/plates, you can substitute dumbbells and complete hang power cleans instead.

When & Where to Train

We recommend Fire/Rescue Athletes train at their fire or duty stations. For a 24 hours shift, we specifically recommend you train early in the morning the day your shift begins, and again early in the morning the day your shift ends. Why? So others can see you training, and see that it can be done. As well, training during these times will help limit your work-specific training to the work place, and help address the burden of constant fitness over the course of your career.

Ideally, you’ll complete 4 of these sessions per week. Obviously this is dependent on your unit’s duty schedule.

Questions?

Please email rob@mtntactical.com

Required Equipment


  • Barbell, Rack, Plates and/or a Full set of Dumbbells or Kettlebells

  • Sandbags (40/60/80 Pound)

  • Flat Bench

  • Bench/Box for Step Ups

  • Parking Lot/Open Garage Bay for Sprints

  • Turnout Gear

  • Foam Roller


*** Note: Many of the weight training exercises in the plan can be completed with either a barbell and plates, or dumbbells/kettlebells. For example, if the session calls for power cleans, and your station doesn’t have a barbell/plates, you can substitute dumbbells and complete hang power cleans instead.

Sample Training

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Fitness Programming Focused on
Mission-Direct Performance

All that matters to MTI is outside performance. We are driven to continuously improve and evolve. To this end MTI is not beholden to any fitness programming methodology, equipment or exercise. We continuously research, deploy, assess and iterate our programming with an emphasis on Mission-Direct application and performance. Here is the MTI Method:

MTI begins program design with extensive research of the fitness demands of the mission, sport or event, identifies the exercises and progressions which sport-specifically meet those demands, chose end-of-cycle goals, and program backward to design the training plan.

We deploy the training plan "Lab Rats" at our Wyoming facility. Training session and cycle issues are identified and fixed as we work through the training plan.  Post cycle we assess the programming's effectiveness and efficiency. We keep the stuff that works, and fix or toss the stuff that doesn't.

Plan is published for purchase as an individual training plan and made available to our subscribers.

It doesn't stop there. We take what we learn by deploying our mountain and tactical programming with our Lab Rats, go back, re-visit, update and improve already published training plans. Several of our individual training plans are on their 4th or 5th version.

Our Stuff Works. Guaranteed.

By Rob Shaul

I received notes frequently from athletes hesitant to purchase a subscription or training plans asking me to sell them on why they should make the purchase.

While I understand the question, I’m not a salesman - so I can't put a hard sale on anyone for our programming.

I can tell them the process we go through to design our programming.

We begin with extensive research on the fitness demands of the event, identify the exercises and progressions which sport specifically meet those demands, chose end-of-cycle goals, and program backward to design the plan.

Then we test the cycle on ourselves and our lab rats here in Wyoming. We document, note what works and doesn’t work, re-assess, and make changes and modifications.

Then we publish the programming in the form of one of our plans or as part of our subscription daily training sessions for tactical and mountain athletes.
We don’t stop there - our daily programming is the “tip of the spear” for our programming evolution. We use these sessions to learn and make continuous improvement.

As we learn more and improve, we go back, and update the sport-specific training plans on the website. For example, we’re currently on Version 5 of our Ruck Based Selection Training Plan and Version 3 of our Dryland Ski Training Plan and Version 4 of our Big Game Back Country Hunting Training Plan.

We understand our programing isn’t cheap, but we believe it’s a great value. The $79 for the Ruck Based Selection Training Plan, and $39 for the Dryland Ski Training Plan reflect the, research, work, innovative theory, iteration, testing and feedback we've put in and received to make these plans effective.

All that matters for us is outside performance, and we feel strongly that Our Stuff Works in the real world.

Here’s our guarantee:

1) Individual Training Plan Purchase:
If you purchase an individual training plan, follow it as prescribed before your season/event/pft/selection, and if you don’t feel you were physically ready for your season/event/pft/selection, and/or didn’t see dramatic improvements in your early season performance, we’ll refund your money, no questions asked.

2) Athlete’s Subscription
If you purchase an Athletes’ Subscription, follow the training sessions as prescribed, and are not satisfied with the quality of the programming, notify us within 30 days of purchase, and we’ll refund your money, no questions asked.

Questions?
Email: rob@mtntactical.com

Testimonials

I just completed Jaguar, the first plan in the Big Cat series. Just wanted to share my results with you and anyone who might be interested in purchasing the packet.


*About 182lbs Bodyweight*


3RM Front Squat:  255 --> 285

3RM Barbel Walking Lunge:  185 --> 225

3RM Push Press:  195 --> 200


10 MIN Sandbag Clean and Step-Over:  64 reps

9 MIN Sandbag Clean and Step-Over:  68 reps

8 MIN Sandbag Clean and Step-Over:  72 reps


Program Comments:


  • I was training six days a week on this program. Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat was the Jaguar plan. Tuesdays and Thursdays I had group PT with 5 other officers I work with. Tuesdays were track days, 400m and 800m repeats. Thursdays were some type of upper body, bodyweight circuit.

  • The additional PT did not generally interfere with the Jaguar programming, however, that will probably vary with each athlete depending on fitness level. There were a couple days I felt beat up, but overall it wasn't a problem. Might have been able to see a bigger increase in my 3RM Push Press without the extra upper body work, but a 5lb PR is still a PR. I'll take it.

  • I think you've mentioned this in your videos a couple times, but that transition from 60lb sandbag get-ups to 80lbs was a b**ch. The 60lb isn't too bad, but for some reason the 80 just feels like a small elephant sitting on your shoulders haha.

  • There is definitely a hardening effect from this training. Throwing sandbags and doing farmers carries just naturally has that effect. My mid-section feels like a brick wall. It's great.



I will likely take a de-load week, then start up Leopard. Thanks for all the great stuff Rob!
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