SWAT/SRT Ruger

$49.00

  •  7-week, 5 Day/week, training cycle with a slight strength emphasis
  • This is a multi-modal training plan which in addition to strength, trains work capacity, endurance, tactical agility and chassis integrity (core)
  • This training plan is one of the 200+ Plans included with an Athlete’s Subscription.

Description

Ruger is the 1st Plan in our “Gun Maker” packet of plans for full-time LE SWAT/SRT.

Ruger is a 7-week, 5 Day/week, training cycle with a slight strength emphasis. This is a multi-modal training plan which in addition to strength, trains work capacity, endurance, tactical agility and chassis integrity (core).

This is Version 2 of the plan, updated November 2019.

 

FITNESS ATTRIBUTES

Strength
Ruger’s strength work deploys MTI’s “Density” strength progression methodology. Density is an efficient, percentage-based strength progression that has been deployed in MTI programming for several years. Ruger’s version of Density progression is barbell based, and built around the following four strength training exercises:

  • Front Squat
  • Bench Press
  • Hinge Lift
  • Pull Ups

Ruger trains strength two days per week, Mondays and Thursdays.

Work Capacity
Ruger deploys one 10-minute and 15-minute work capacity events, one day per week.

Chassis Integrity
Ruger deploys ART (Anti-Rotation, Rotation, and Total core exercises) and Low Back core circuits (3x low back/extension exercises). You’ll chassis integrity circuits 2 times per week on Tuesdays and Fridays. These circuits are 10-15 minutes long.

Tactical Agility
Ruger deploys two of MTI’s tactical agility drills to train this fitness attribute. You’ll train these drills once per week.

Endurance
Ruger deploys a 3-mile Run Assessment and follow on, 1-mile interval repeats.

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

  • Monday – Strength
  • Tuesday – Work Capacity, Chassis Integrity
  • Wednesday – Endurance
  • Thursday – Strength,
  • Friday – Tactical Agility, Chassis Integrity

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

Ruger requires a fully outfitted functional fitness gym with barbells, bumper plates, racks, dumbbells and/or kettlebells, plyo boxes, pull up bars, sandbags, etc, a track or running area with known 3 mile and 1-mile distances, and a repeating countdown timer (smartphone will work).

COMMON QUESTIONS

What if I miss a day?
Begin where you left off when you return to training. This program is progressed – each session builds upon the prior session – so don’t skip a session or skip around. Follow the training sessions in order, regardless.

Where do I find unfamiliar exercises?
See our Exercise Library HERE. The Run/Ruck Calculator is listed as an exercise.

What about nutrition?
See our Nutritional Guidelines HERE.

Can I print out sessions to take to the gym?
Yes – you can print a week of programming at a time.

Can I see sample training?
Yes. Click the “Sample Training” tab to see the entire first week of programming.

How do I access the plan?
Access is online, via username and password. You can log in either through our website or through our app (Mtn Tactical Fitness) available for IOS and Android.

More Questions? Email: coach@mtntactical.com

Required Equipment

Ruger requires a fully outfitted functional fitness gym with barbells, bumper plates, racks, dumbbells and/or kettlebells, plyo boxes, pull up bars, sandbags, etc, a track or running area with known 3 mile and 1-mile distances, and a repeating countdown timer (smartphone will work).

Sample Training

Below is the First Week from this Training Plan:


MONDAY 

SESSION 1

Obj: Strength Assessment

Warm Up:

3 Rounds

Barbell Complex @ 45/65#

Instep Stretch

Lat + Pec Stretch

Training: 

(1) Work up to 1RM Front Squat

(2) Work up to 1RM Bench Press

(3) Work up to 1RM Hinge Lift

See "Comments" Below for how to work up to your 1RM (1 Rep Maximum)

(4) Max Rep Pull Ups

These are strict pull ups - no kipping, bucking, swinging, etc. No time limit - you can rest hanging from the bar with both hands in the down, elbows lock out position, but cannot put your feet down, or touch a box/bench with your feet. Full range of motion - elbows locked out at the bottom to chin above bar at the top.

RECORD 1RM & MAX REP PULL UP RESULTS

(5) Foam Roll Legs, Low Back

Comments:

"1RM" = 1 Repetition Maximum - or the most you can lift for that exercise.

How to Work up to 1RM:

1) Add a moderately light load to the barbell - one you know you can lift, and do 5 reps.

2) Add 20-30 pounds to the barbell and do 3 Reps.

3) Based on how you felt during the 3 reps, add 10-30 pounds to the barbell and do 1 rep, or a "single."

4) Keep adding load to the barbell using your best judgement, and do 1 rep or a single. Aim to be at your 1RM by your 4th or 5th single rep.

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TUESDAY

SESSION 2

Obj: Work Capacity, Chassis Integrity

Warm Up

(1) 3 Rounds

8x Goblet Squat @ 12kg

8x Hand Release Push Ups

4x In-Place Lunge

4x Prone to Sprint

Instep Stretch

Training:

  1. 13 Minute AMRAP (As Many Reps as Possible)


TAC SEPA Tactical Burpee Box Jump Drill (walk back to the start each rep)

Complete each rep at full speed, then slow walk back to the start.

(2) 15 Minute Grind …

5x Kneeling Plate Half Moon @ 25/45#

5x Keg Lift @ 40/60#

5x Sandbag Getup @ 40/60#

“Grind” = work steadily, not frantically, through the exercises in this circuit for the prescribed time

(3) Foam Roll Legs, Low Back


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WEDNESDAY

SESSION 3

Obj: Endurance Assessment

Warm Up:

4 Rounds

10x Squats

5x Hand Release Push Ups

Run 100m

Instep Stretch

Training:

  1. Run 3 Miles for Time


RECORD FINISH TIME

(2) 2 Rounds

Instep Stretch

Hip Flexor Stretch

Lat + Pec Stretch

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THURSDAY

SESSION 4

Obj: Strength

Warm Up:

3 Rounds

Barbell Complex @ 45/65#

Instep Stretch

Lat + Pec Stretch

USE YOUR SESSION 1 ASSESSMENT RESULTS TO CALCULATE THE LOADING/REPS FOR TODAY’S SESSION

Training: 

(1) 8x Front Squat @ 50% 1RM, then...4x Front Squat @ 75% 1RM

Then...

5 Rounds, Every 90 Seconds

4x Front Squat @ 80% 1RM

(2) 8x Bench Press @ 50% 1RM, then...4x Bench Press @ 75% 1RM

Then...

5 Rounds, every 90 Seconds

4x Bench Press @ 80% 1RM

(3) 8x Hinge Lift @ 50% 1RM, then...4x Hinge Lift @ 75% 1RM

Then...

5 Rounds, every 90 Seconds

4x Hinge Lift @ 80% 1RM

(4) 5 Rounds every 90 seconds

30% Max Rep Pull Ups

(5) 2 Rounds

Hip Flexor Stretch

5x Shoulder Dislocate

Comments:

So, for Part (1) today say your SESSION 1, Front Squat 1RM was 200#.

Load up a 100#  barbell (50% of your 1RM) on the bar and do 8 Reps, then load up a 150# barbell (75% of your 1RM) and do 4 Reps.

Load up a 160# Barbell (80%) of your 1RM, and set a repeating, countdown timer to 90 seconds. On “go” complete 4 reps. The faster you finish, the more rest you get before the next round. Complete 5 rounds total of 4 reps @ 80% 1RM on this 90 second interval.

Pull Ups … say your SESSION 1, Max Rep Pull Ups was 15 reps. 15 x .3 = 4.5 or 5 reps (round up). Set a repeating, countdown timer for 90 seconds. On “go” complete 5 pull ups. The faster you finish the more rest you’ll get before the next round starts. Complete 5 rounds total.

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FRIDAY

SESSION 5

Obj: Tactical Agility, Chassis Integreitry

Warm Up:

(1) 3 Rounds

8x Goblet Squat @ 12kg

8x Hand Release Push Ups

4x In-Place Lunge

4x Prone to Sprint

Instep Stretch

Training:

  1. 4 Rounds


TAC SEPA 5/10/15 Sprint Complex

Slow walk back to start after every sprint

(2) Repeat (1) Wearing Individual Body Armor or a 25# weight vest or backpack

(3)  10 Minute Grind

10x Hinge Lift @ 65/95#

15x Swings @ 12/16kg

15/15 Standing Founder

“Grind” = work steadily, not frantically, through the exercises in this circuit for the prescribed time

(4) Foam Roll Legs, Low Back
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Questions?
Email: rob@mtntactical.com

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Click the “Required Equipment” tab to find out what equipment is required for the specific plan you are interested in.

Where do I find unfamiliar exercises?
See our Exercise Library HERE. The Run and Ruck Calculators are listed as exercises.

What about nutrition?
See our Nutritional Guidelines HERE.

Can I see sample training?
Click the “Sample Training” tab to see the entire first week of programming.
You are encouraged to do it before purchasing.

What if I have more questions?
Email rob@mtntactical.com

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