Q&A 4.8.21

QUESTION I used three of your programs last year, with a focus on a steady long term build to improved backcountry skiing fitness. It worked really well and I increased the vertical I could do in a day significantly, but more importantly my recovery was way better, so I was able to do multiple long […]

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Arete 4.8.21

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy Valkyrie drone launches even smaller drone from inside payload bay, Air Force Times The Pentagon must act now to address vulnerability in its enterprise, Defense News The Air Force Is Making an App That Basically Does What a General Does, Defense One Philippines Leaning Toward Allowing U.S. Troops After All, Foreign Policy […]

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Arete 4.1.21

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy Getting the Defense Department Off the Hamster Wheel: Reducing Operating Costs to Invest in the Future of the Force, War on the Rocks US Army enters final phase of development before kicking off Future Long Range Assault Aircraft program, Defense News US nuclear weapons are aging quickly. With few […]

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Q&A 4.1.21

QUESTION Curious if you have a program to prepare for The Tactical Games, or one you recommend if you don’t have something that specific. It appears to be a lot of loaded carries, along with sled drags/pushes, rope climbing, all while wearing a 15lb+ vest. ANSWER Tactical Shooting Competition Training Plan. – Rob QUESTION I […]

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Live Q&A with Rob

  Rob literally answers dozens of questions daily via E-Mail. On Thursday, April 1, 2021, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, he will be offering a live Q&A via Zoom.   Who Can Join? Anyone who has a question for Rob. If you have any questions similar to the ones below, join the call! What plan works best […]

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New Gear: Sandbag 2 and Sand Kettlebell

SANDBAG 2 We had these sandbags custom-made after being frustrated finding a sand-filled sandbag that could be used for multiple weights. Many of the sandbags available now require different-sized bags for various weights. We wanted a do-it-all bag. MTI’s Sandbag 2 is similar in its simple design to MTI’s Classic Sandbag but designed to be […]

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Arete 3.25.21

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy Weather for the war fighter: How the US military can outmaneuver adversaries from space, Defense News FDA-regulated study shows promise for using marijuana to treat veterans with PTSD, Air Force Times Pentagon must integrate electromagnetic spectrum capabilities at every level, experts say, Defense News Analysis: Israel’s key Middle East concerns in 2021, […]

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Q&A 3.25.21

QUESTION Rob- great article–  I’m a longtime competitive powerlifter who is solely focused on rock climbing for past few years and going forward.  5’7 and “down” to 180 with pretty low body fat (competed at 220 and 242).  Any suggestions on how to atrophy muscle for these last 20 lbs or so?  If you do […]

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Mini-Study Results: Rock Climb Lab Rats Improve Bouldering Performance 57%

By Rob Shaul, Founder BLUF Remote lab rats following 4.5 weeks of MTI’s 6 day/week, Pre-Season Rock Climbing Program and nutritional guidelines increased an assessed bouldering performance an average of 57.35% and decreased bodyweight an average of 1.28%.   Background and Study Design This mini-study tested the effectiveness of MTI’s current/published Rock Climbing Pre-Season programming […]

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