• 8 weeks, 4-5 days/week (increases from 4 to 5 after week 6)
• Designed to prepare untrained/detrained athletes for levels of training contained LE Officer Sessions and other training programs.
• Intentionally progressed using demanding bodyweight and gym-based resistance training.
• This training plan is one of the 182+ Plans included with an Athlete’s Subscription.
LE OnRamp Overview
This 8-Week Training plan is designed to build a solid level of “Base Fitness” for unfit to moderately fit Law Enforcement Athletes in order to prepare them for the volume and intensity of MTI’s daily LE Athlete programming and other training plans.
Though this is an “OnRamp” training plan, it is not remedial. You’ll be challenged daily, and likely be sore for some time. Embrace the suck and keep grinding.
LE Athlete Fitness Attributes
We have identified 6 Fitness Attributes for Law Enforcement Athletes (patrol/detective/correction):
This training plan deploys “Fluid Periodization” – our methodology of training these 5 fitness attributes concurrently.
The first 4 weeks of this training plan deploy bodyweight strength training, short (5-10 minutes) sprinting-based work capacity intervals, chassis-integrity, and short-distance endurance training.
On week 5 we introduce gym-based, free-weight strength training, upper body hypertrophy, and gym-based multi-modal work capacity efforts.
On week 6 we introduce TAC SEPA into the mix.
How long are the training sessions?
What if I miss a session?
Start again where you left off. Don’t skip ahead.
I don’t work a 5 on, 2 of schedule. How should I train?
For weeks 1-6, try to train 4 days in a row and get 3 full days of total rest. For weeks 7-8 try to train 5 days in a row and get 2 full days of total rest. It’s okay if you have to split up your rest days. Do your best given your schedule. You may have to train on a off-duty day and rest on a duty day.
I work 10-12 hour shifts. When should I train?
Before your work day begins. This is the only time you can count on.
How do I know if I’m fit enough to start this plan?
Under the “Sample Training” tab, you’ll find Week 1 of this training plan. Complete this week of training. If you survive, you’re ready for the rest of the program.
But I’ve never lifted weights before….
Time you started! The weight lifting exercises in this training plan are not complicated or super unique. On our Exercise page you’ll find videos and explanations of unfamiliar exercises … start there and also search youtube and other resources for exercise tips. Be resourceful. For the barbell-strength exercises, start light and be smart. Keep at it you’ll get stronger. There’s no hurry.
What does 2/4x Pull Ups mean?
2x for female athletes, 4x for men.
What does 15/25# mean?
Female athletes use 15#, male athletes use 25#.
I’m overweight. What about diet/nutrition?
Click HERE for our nutritional guidelines?
Some exercises call for kettle bells and some for dumbbells. What if I just have dumbbells?
Every exercise that calls for kettlebells can be completed with dumbbells, and vice versa. You may have to convert the loading, so if the plan calls for kettlebell swings at 16kg, and you only have dumbbells, use a 35# dumbbell. Be resourceful.
What if I have more questions?
Questions? Email email@example.com
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.