Arete 11.14.19

Military / Foreign Affairs / National Security This obscure, costly air base is the new front in the battle against violent extremism,  Air Force Times VA, DoD must do more to educate troops and veterans about social media scammers, lawmakers say, Defense News Betraying The Kurds Makes Things Harder for US Operators Everywhere, Defense One US Is Moving Too […]

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MTI K9 Handler Fitness Assessment

MTI’s K9 Handler Fitness Assessment Warm Up: 4 Rounds 10x Hand Release Push Ups 5x Walking Lunges Instep Stretch Lat + Pec Stretch Assessment: 1) Max Rep Bench Press – Women @ .75x Bodyweight, Men @ 1x Bodyweight.  Use this protocol: 8x Bench Press @ 40% Bodyweight for Women, 50% Bodyweight for Men 4x Bench Press @ 60% Bodyweight for […]

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Q&A 11.14.19

QUESTION I successfully harvested my first backcountry mule deer buck this weekend (I still can’t believe it) and I wanted to report on how I think the Back Country Big Game Hunting training program played into my success, then I had a question about training for next year. I started late in the with Jedidiah […]

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Mini Study Results: 2/3 the Volume Programming Achieves the Same Fitness Improvements as a High Volume Programming for a Multi-Modal Training Cycle

By Rob Shaul, Founder BLUF We conducted a 4-week Mini-Study using remote lab rats to test the effect of training volume across three training measurables: Strength (barbell and bodyweight), Sprint-Based Work Capacity, and Endurance (3-Mile run Performance). Specifically, we were interested to see if we could reach the same strength and conditioning results by training […]

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Meathead Lab Rats Needed Starting November 18, 2019 for a Bench Press Progression Mini-Study

By Rob Shaul MTI needs remote meatheaddy lab rats for an upcoming, narrow and focused, 3.5 weeks, 2-day/week  “Mini-Study” comparing the effectiveness of 2-3 Bench Press progressions to increase 1RM Bench Press strength. This will be a focused study, just on the bench press and can be completed concurrently with your current training. Specifically, we’re […]

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Q&A 11.7.19

QUESTION First of all I just wanted to say thanks for putting the leg blaster routine together, its been a staple of mine for the last few years before the ski season begins. I just have question about quantity vs extra weight. I’m at a stage now where I’m doing 4 x full 4 x […]

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MTI’s Top Selling Training Plans for October 2019

MTI’s Top Selling Training Plans for October 2019   Athlete’s Subscription Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) Training Plan APFT Training Plan Bodyweight Foundation Training Plan Fat-Loss Training  Plan Ruck Based Selection Training Plan Backcountry Ski Pre-Season Training Plan Humility Core Strength Bodyweight Only Dryland Ski Training Plan Hypertrophy for Skinny Guys 2-Mile Run Improvement Training […]

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Arete 11.7.19

Military / Foreign Affairs / National Security Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei rules out talks with US, Al Jazeera Nine children killed in Afghanistan landmine blast, Al Jazeera The Pentagon’s AI Ethics Draft Is Actually Pretty Good, Defense One How can Mexico break the cycle of violence?, Al Jazerra The Current US Approach to Terror Is a Recipe for Forever War, […]

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Q&A 10.31.19

QUESTION What are your thoughts on the new Army Combat Fitness Test? How do you best recommend we prepare for it? And is there a program in the works that you guys are making that is designed specifically for it? I’m currently enjoying the bodyweight training plan minus the upper body movements because of straining […]

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