Defining The Culture of Tactical Fitness

  By Dr. Kristen Ouellette   Culture: the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization. Culture is something that is hard to define because it is multifactorial and takes time and leadership to develop.  However, at Military Athlete we are in a unique position to evaluate the physical […]

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Coaching Lessons Learned the Hard Way

by Rob Shaul    1. Let the athlete figure it out. Don’t over-explain. Demonstrate the exercise once without talking, explain the steps while doing another rep, then demonstrating it again without talking. Then get out of the way and let the athletes get to work. Chances are most will just “get” it, and you can […]

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Ruck Deep Dive Pilot Study Results

  By Dr. Kristen Ouellette and Rob Shaul The goal of our Ruck Deep Dive waa to develop the most effective, efficient, and least impactful methodology to train for rucking performance. Key to developing this methodology is identifying what fitness and other attributes have the most impact on rucking performance. Going into this pilot study, we […]

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How to Select Assessments and When to Repurpose Them

By Adam Scott, MS, CSCS   In my opinion, every training program needs to include assessments.  They provide coaches and athletes with quantifiable data that can be used to measure training and scale workouts to fit the ever-changing needs of an athlete. Last week we published an article describing our new burpee assessment, the Burpee Beep […]

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