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• Fortitude, Valor, Humility, Resilience
• Train Strength, Endurance, Work Capacity, Chassis Integrity and Stamina concurrently but with subtle cyclic emphasis
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Training Packet Overview: Four Plans in One Packet (save 30%)
Fortitude marked a significant shift in my programming approach – both on the military and mountain side. I’d come to suspect – and working through Fortitude confirmed, that we had a “hole” in our programming on the endurance side.
Endurance is tricky from a programming perspective. Done the typical method, there is little time for anything else. As well – not only is endurance cardio-focused and mode-specific, but there is a “endurance” element for joints and connective tissue as well.
With Fortitude, I was able to bridge the gap between pure endurance work, time constraints, and maintaining strength and work capacity.
Ultimately I programmed high intensity (load), low volume (reps) barbell-based strength training, with volume-based, moderate pace endurance (running and ruck running). In the training week, we were also able to find room for work capacity and focused core work.
Fortitude was immediately followed by “Valor.”
The primary challenge in programming for Military Athletes is design which works to improve all of the fitness demands they face: Strength, Work Capacity,Endurance, Durability.
Valor represents the furthest evolution of my Fluid Periodization approach. Fluid Periodization is my method of training multiple fitness demands simultaneously, but with cyclic emphasis. Valor’s cyclic emphasis is work capacity.
When it comes to work capacity, the demands for Military Athletes can be of multiple durations. We know the average football play lasts around 40 seconds, and likely never more than 1:30. But a firefight is not as defined. This is the reason our work capacity programming focuses on varying durations. We purposely design work capacity events ranging from 2 to 30 minutes long. To be efficient, in Valor our gym-based sessions are hybrid – they train both strength (first) and work capacity (second). Monday’s work capacity efforts are longer, 15-30 minutes which include a single mode endurance activity like running, or step ups, and Wednesdays are shorter – three, 5-minute hard, short and simple, multi-modal efforts – barbell work and burpees.
Valor doesn’t ignore strength or endurance. On the endurance side, with Valor, we transition from the long, slow, endurance work in Fortitude to hard, intense, fast and short, running and ruck running intervals.
Humility gets back to bodyweight fundamentals. “Humility” is so named because it’s bodyweight and limited equipment-focused. No fancy equipment, or cool-looking, austere, dungeon-esque functional-fitness gym is required.
The plan deploys a bodyweight strength and work capacity assessment, as well as a running assessment. Running is both unloaded, and loaded in your vest or IBA. It has a strong, multi-modal component – strength, work capacity and endurance.
Sometimes we all get a little fancy in our training, at our jobs, and in thinking about ourselves and how good we are or what we think we deserve. Humility is a good antidote for this dead-end, entitled thinking.
The focus of Resilience is “Chassis Integrity.”
Since the beginning, our tactical programming has concentrated on the “combat chassis” – legs, core, lungs – the “engine” of tactical performance. We’ve deployed lower, upper, core and total body strength exercises to build a strong “chassis.”
However, outside the gym, a tactical athlete’s body moves and lifts as an integrated system. Never do his different body areas lift, move and load carry in isolation.
How could we better train the “integrity” of the whole? Resilience is our answer.
Training Plan Order
Each Plan is 6 to 7 weeks long. Do them in this order, with a week total rest between plans.
Questions? Email Rob@mtntactical.com