The MTI “Virtue” Training Packet is composed of 5 “Virtue” and 1 Military OnRamp training plan, developed for military and other tactical athletes. These plans were first designed and “lab ratted” at our Wyoming facility in late 2014 and early 2015. They were updated in March 2017, and the fifth plan, Gratitude, was added. In November 2017 the sixth plan, Military OnRamp was added to build reasonably fit military athletes to the point where they can complete MTI’s Virtue Series.
Overall, the Virtue Plans train the following fitness attributes:
- Relative Strength
- Work Capacity
- Endurance (running, rucking, gym-based multi-modal)
- Chassis Integrity
Click the links below for the specifics of each training plan:
What order should the plans be completed it?
- Military OnRamp
Click the individual training plans above for each plan’s specific required equipment. In general, Fortitude, Valor, and Resilience require a fully-equipped functional fitness gym and ruck. Humility and Gratitude are limited equipment plans.
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 Calculator is listed as an exercise.
Can I see sample training?
To see/experience the first week of programming for each of these training plans click on the individual training plans below, and then click the “Sample Training” tab to see the entire first week of programming.
What if I can’t do the whole session?
If you don’t have enough time to complete the whole session, you can split the session into two.
How do I access the plan? Pdf? Online?
Plan access is online, via username and password.
Can I print out sessions to take to the gym?
Yes – you can print a week of programming at a time.
What is the difference between the Greek Hero plans and the Virtue Series Plans?
1. The training plans in both series were both initially completed by our tactical lab rats, including myself, at our facility in Wyoming. The Greek Hero Series deploys our most recent programming. The Virtue Series deploys our previous version.
2. Both Series are designed as day to day programming for tactical athletes. The Virtue Series concurrently trains strength, work capacity, endurance and chassis integrity. The Greek Hero Series trains these attributes plus TAC SEPA (tactical speed, explosive power, and agility).
3. Each plan in the Virtue Series trains these attributes concurrently, but each also emphasizes certain attributes. Fortitude, for example, emphasizes gym-based strength and moderate paced, mid distance endurance. Some of the Greek Hero plans likewise have areas of emphasis, but it is more subtle.
The more defined emphasis in the Virtue Series allows me to target these plans to athletes relatively new to our programming, or who need to work on specific areas.
In general the Virtue programming is simpler, more direct and more “jagged.”
As tools I can deploy for athletes the Virtue plans are a little more blunt. The Greek Hero plans are more fluid, subtle and sophisticated.
The Virtue Plans make a great foundation for the Greek Hero plans.
What about nutrition?
See our Nutritional Guidelines HERE.
The price for this packet of plans represents about 30% savings over the combined price of the individual plans.