Fit Lab Rats Needed To Update Valor

By Rob Shaul MTI is calling for fit remote lab rats to test an upcoming update to Valor – one of MTI’s more well known military athlete training plans. Valor is an intense, 7-week, 5 day/week training plan. The training will begin Monday, March 9, 2021. The deadline to apply is 1700 Mountain Time, Friday, […]

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4 Weeks on a “Keto-ish” Diet

By Rob Shaul Over the past 10 years I’ve been following consistently the nutritional recommendations we have published at mtntactical.com. These are simple and direct. These diet recommendations come from Gary Taubes’ book, Why We Get Fat. He’s a journalist, not a scientist, and in putting together this book and his other, Good Calories, Bad […]

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Arete 2.18.21

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy 31st MEU tests artificial intelligence sensing gear to help Marines, soldiers see invisible threats, Defense News Concerns raised about COVID-19 vaccines reaching deployed troops, Marine Corps The Role of U.S. Airpower in Defeating ISIS, RAND Research With the submarine threat on the rise, the US Navy looks to autonomous water sensor […]

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Mini-Study Results: Lab Rats Increase Power per Bodyweight An Average of 15.7% Following MTI Power-Based Endurance Programming

By Rob Shaul, Founder BLUF Three and a half weeks of MTI power-based endurance programming increased power per bodyweight an average of 15.7%.   Background and Study Design Until this mini-study, a significant part of  MTI endurance programming is pace-based. The athlete will complete a run, ruck, row or swim assessment, and follow-on intervals will […]

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MTI’s Best Selling Training Plans

Over the past 12 months, updated monthly:   Overall: Athlete’s Subscription Package (access to all plans) Gym Closure Training Plan Bodyweight Foundation Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) Training Plan 2-Mile Run Improvement Training Plan APFT Training Plan FBI Special Agent Training Plan Core Strength Bodyweight Only Running Improvement Military OnRamp Training Plan Humility Ruck Based […]

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Arete 2.11.21

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy The Demand for Responsiveness in Past U.S. Military Operations, RAND Why U.S. Troops Should Remain in Afghanistan, RealClearDefense Somebody stole 10 pounds of C4 from Twentynine Palms, Task & Purpose Thoughts on the Unfolding U.S.-Chinese Competition: Washington’s Policy Towards Beijing Enters Its Next Phase, War on the Rocks Army Taking Serious Look […]

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Streaming Series Worth Every Minute

By Rob Shaul In no particular order …. and avoiding the obvious Sopranos and Game of Thrones, below are streaming series I found worth the streaming time. Suggest your favorites in the comments, below …. Friday Night Lights A 5-season (2006-2011), NBC television series centered on high school football in a small Texan town, FNL […]

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