Operator Perseus


• Perseus represents the most recent evolution of our day to day programming for operators and military athletes.
• 6 weeks/ 5 sessions per week in this training cycle plus one unload week
• With Perseus, we remove all cycle emphasis and equally program the 5 “base fitness” attributes for military athletes.
• This training plan is one of the 182+ Plans included with an Athlete’s Subscription.


Product Description

Perseus represents the most recent evolution of our day to day programming for operators and military athletes.

With Perseus, we remove all cycle emphasis and equally program the 5 “base fitness” attributes for military athletes:

  • Relative Strength
  • Work Capacity
  • TAC SEPA (Tactical Speed, Explosive Power and Agility)
  • Chassis Integrity
  • Endurance
  • “Perseus” is a truly “Fluid” cycle which will combine in nearly equal parts strength, work capacity, endurance, Tactical Speed, Explosive Power and Agility (TAC SEPA), and Endurance sessions into a 6-week cycle.

Here is what the training week looks like:

  • Monday: TAC SEPA, Work Capacity
  • Tuesday: Endurance (running), Strength
  • Wednesday: TAC SEPA, Chassis Integrity
  • Thursday: Endurance (rucking), Strength
  • Friday, Work Capacity, Chassis Integrity

Perseus is a continuation of our most recent evolution of “Fluid Periodization.” Instead of heavy cyclic emphasis for a specific training attribute, emphasis now is more subtle or non-existent, and the way we develop and incorporate training the different fitness attributes into our training sessions is more “fluid” and holistic. One noticeable change is frequent split sessions, where we’ll train one attribute for the first half the session, and a second attribute for the second half of the session.

Website Format
We changed the format for this cycle on the website – You’ll see when you go to the sessions. We’re trying to find a way athletes can easily see a week of training at a time.


– Rob Shaul

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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.

Email: rob@mtntactical.com

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