Latest Thinking 1.29.16

By Rob Shaul Pls email Comments/Feedback/Questions to rob@mtntactical.com “Beta” In the mountain world, “beta” is the insider knowledge on a climb, ski route or some other mountain objective.   Our military athletes call it “gouge” but its the same concept in both worlds; the crucial information not found in guide books, and only learned from prior […]

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Garbage Reps

  By Rob Shaul I started feeling my knees walking down the stairs in my late 30’s. It was just walking downstairs, and other than that occasional issue, my knees were naturally lubed up and ready to go. I’ve never had a knee injury, but have trained my entire adolescent and adult life – running, […]

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MTI’s LE Athlete Fitness Assessment

By Rob Shaul   We’ve identified 5 Fitness Attributes/Demands for Law Enforcement (Patrol/Detective) Athletes: Relative Strength – or strength per bodyweight Work Capacity – specifically sprinting Upper Body Hypertrophy – can be an intimidation factor TAC SEPA – Tactical Speed, Explosive Power, and Agility Chassis Integrity  In general, a solid fitness assessment should: Effectively assess […]

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Apply for the MTI Scrum, June 10-12, 2016

By Rob Shaul June 10-12, 2016, MTI is bringing a select group of mountain and tactical athletes, tactical instructors, outdoor educators, coaches and industry designers and engineers to Wyoming for two and a half days of disruptive thinking, question storming, problem identification, turbo-powered networking, and hands-on learning. MTI’s driving principle is to “Improve mission performance […]

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Latest Thinking 1.8.16

By Rob Shaul 1. TAC SEPA “TAC SEPA” is an acronym for “Tactical Speed, Explosive Power and Agility.” On the tactical side, we’re revisiting our base fitness programming theory, and felt we needed a Base Fitness fitness attribute which developed speed, power and agility for tactical athletes. We’ve previously programmed in elements of this during […]

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Study Summary: Lighter Trigger Resistance May Offer Cost-Effective Means of Improving Marksmanship Over 15 Yards

Adam Scott and Rob Shaul   SUMMARY PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of trigger pull resistance on non-stressed and stressed tactical marksmanship at three distances: 15 yards, 50 yards, and 100 yards.  SUBJECTS: Ten experienced, part-time members of a medium-sized city (Fresno, CA) SWAT team (ages 32-45) participated in […]

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15 Things we Learned at MTI in 2015

Adam Scott, MS, CSCS Earlier this year we started our pivot towards MTI and mission-direct research.  Although we had already been doing it, this pivot formalized our dedication to Building Better Performance through thought-leading research.  Here is a look back at a few of the projects we have undertaken, and the lessons we have learned over […]

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