Q&A 9.19.19

QUESTION I live out in the country so going to the gym is difficult. I am in the National Guard so I need to train for the new PT test with limited equipment. What would you recommend? ANSWER ACFT Limited Equipment Training Plan. – Rob QUESTION I completed Marine Corps OCS this past summer and […]

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Arete 9.19.19

Military / National Security / Foreign Affairs Trump Is Either Telling Us We Have Superweapons More Powerful Than Nukes Or He Can’t Do Math (Or Both), Foxtrot Alpha ‘Waiting for All of It to End’: A Marine’s Battlefield View of U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan,NY Times Nile Gardiner: “Best Thing” For Britain Is to Hold A General Election, Get […]

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Mini-Study: Density Strength Beats Super Squat Strength, Hinge Lift Beats Swings, Loaded vs. Unloaded Running Inconclusive

By Rob Shaul, Founder BLUF We conducted a 3.5-week Mini-Study using remote lab rats to test: (1) Density Strength Progression vs. Super Squat Progression for 1RM Increase in the Back Squat and Bench Press (2) Kettlebell/Dumbbell Swings vs a Hinge Lift Progression to improve Hinge Lift 1RM Strength (3) Loaded vs. Unloaded Running to Improve […]

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Arete 9.12.19

Military / National Security / Foreign Affairs Britain’s Queen Elizabeth approves law seeking to block October 31 no-deal Brexit, Reuters Religion, Beards, and Uzbekistan’s Secular Government, The Diplomat Mnuchin considering U.S. sanctions over Turkey’s S-400 purchase, Reuters Germany to resume training border police in Saudi Arabia, Stars & Stripes Russia works on new missile that deactivates all enemy weapons, Pravda […]

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Q&A 9.12.19

QUESTION I purchased the AFSOC PT Prep program and have a question. There is no weight lifting in the 6 week plan. I am a little concerned about losing strength gains during the program. Is it better to just focus on the PSAT requirements and ignore any losses in strength? ANSWER The fitness demands of […]

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Arete 9.5.19

Military / Foreign Affairs First female Air Force airman earns Army Ranger tab, Air Force Times More than 100 military construction projects could be put on hold to free up funds for a US-Mexico border wall, Defense News Is Limited Nuclear Warfare Back? If So, the US Army Isn’t Ready, Modern War Institute The Coast Guard is fighting […]

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Q&A 9.5.19

QUESTION I have a question on what plan might be best for me. I enjoy doing the basic lifts with some sort of METCON at the end. However, I’m open to anything new and exciting. My biggest limiting factor is the squadron gym I workout at. It’s essentially an oversized garage gym. I do get […]

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MTI’s Top Selling Training Plans for August 2019

MTI’s Top Selling Training Plans for August 2019   Athlete’s Subscription Bodyweight Foundation Training Plan Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) Training Plan APFT Training Plan Military On-Ramp Training Plan Humility Big 3 + Run Training Plan Hypertrophy for Skinny Guys Fat-Loss Training  Plan Running Improvement FBI Special Agent PFT Training 2-Mile Run Improvement Plan Ranger […]

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Arete 8.29.19

Military / Foreign Affairs The Loss of South Vietnam and the Coming Loss of Afghanistan, Small Wars Journal US Army seeking new anti-jamming GPS antenna system, Janes 360 China’s New 2019 Defense White Paper, Small Wars Journal Norway nuclear monitor backtracks on theory of second Russia blast, Reuters Top secret memo revealed: Many Russian meddlers active in America, Pravda Australian writer […]

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Q&A 8.29.19

QUESTION I recently purchased the coast guard rescue swimming program. I have only recently been practicing my swimmer, so I was just looking for some tips as someone just starting out, for example I get tired before able to complete the entire 450m swim, also do you recommend ear plugs while doing this? My next […]

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