Daily Operator Session Athletes Needed for New App BETA Testing!

Want to be a beta tester for MTI’s new App? We’ve been hard at work building a new app from the ground up to vastly improve the athlete experience. We need 12-20 athletes to test the new app and provide feedback for further improvement. Have a direct role in the app production process and make […]

Seeking MTI ‘BETA’ Newsletter Partners

MTI is on the lookout for partners to sponsor our bi-weekly newsletter, Beta. Boasting a distribution list exceeding 40,000 subscribers, our newsletter consistently achieves open and click rates well above industry standards. We deeply value the trust we’ve built with the MTI community and are committed to collaborating with partners whose products or services we […]

MTI Collective Responses: Your Standout Piece of Equipment, Tool, or Kit.

Fitness Equipment Pulk sled loaded with weight/equipment. Pulling a weighted sled strengthens different muscles than running or hiking alone.  Great for climb training if you live in a predominantly flat area or can’t hike on designated ski or bike trails on snowy months.  Can prepare you for amazing adventures such as backcountry winter camping or […]

Jiu Jitsu Roadmap: Fast and Furious to Enjoying the Ride

I’ve been an athlete of some variety for all of my post-pubescent life. It’s followed this path: Football –> Crossfit –> Boxing –> Military Athlete –> Jiu-Jitsu + Mountain Biking. Motivations have varied and matured, generally following a trend of extrinsic to intrinsic. At 36, I’m no longer trying to impress anyone. This has been […]

Planning a Year of Training for the Multi-Sport Mountain Athlete

We often receive questions from athletes who participate in mountain sports year-round on how to schedule out their training to retain a high level of readiness and long-term durability development, as well as timing on when to drop into a sport-specific preseason plan. Periodizing a year of training isn’t easy, so let’s break it down. […]

Trekking Pole Research Round Up

Do trekking poles help athletes with speed, efficiency, and stability? BLUF: Trekking pole use in varied terrain has a higher overall metabolic demand, although the extra demand is not perceived by the athlete. The demand is “spread out” to the upper body, somewhat relieving the focused demand on the legs. Trekking poles reduce the ground […]

ACFT or APFT at Army Schools?

We’ve received inquiries from Army Soldiers requesting that MTI update it’s Army schools to the ACFT. However, we’re unsure if the Army has formally adopted the ACFT as the entry PT test of record for its formal schools such as Air Assault, Airborne, Ranger, etc. Additionally, it appears that Congress has recommended the ACFT be […]

Snapshot of Special Operations Selection Attrition Rates

The recently released document from the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) headquarters provides an insightful and detailed overview of the attrition rates within the elite units of SOCOM’s operational forces. This comprehensive data sheds light on the rigorous selection processes and the intensely competitive nature of the training programs across different branch components. In […]

MTI Collective Responses: What’s the worst piece of career advice you’ve ever received?

We received incredible responses to our first MTI Collective question, “What is the worst piece of professional advice you’ve received?”. The respondent’s professional experience range from military, law enforcement, fire, and private industry. Thank you to the respondents for sharing your lessons learned, as we hope others will be able to utilize these anecdotes in […]