Higher Box Height Increases Step Up Intensity

Samuel McCue   The Department of Kinesiology at California Baptist University recently conducted a study using different step heights and measured the lactate metabolism after both tests.   Take Aways Both the 20cm (7.8in) and 40cm (15.7in) step heights effectively raised blood lactate levels. The 40cm (15.7in) step was greater in intensity and more effective […]

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Burpee Beep Ladder…Can You Keep Up?

By Adam Scott, MS CSCS   We developed an assessment which tested our athlete’s muscular endurance, anaerobic fitness, aerobic fitness and mental toughness.  We called this assessment the Burpee Beep Ladder (BBL).  The BBL assessment consists of multiple, back-to-back one-minute intervals.  In order to move “up the ladder” an athlete must complete a certain number of […]

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Improve Your Pull-Ups and Help with Research

Adam Scott, MS, CSCS As we mentioned back in August (link), The Mountain Tactical Institute (MTI) is partnering with California State University, Monterery Bay, GRIT Strength and Conditioning in Austin, TX and Dr. Eric Martin to take a revolutionary look at improving pull-ups. We are hoping the begin the training on 12 OCT and have designed the […]

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Upcoming Study: How do Energy Drinks Affect Marksmanship?

Adam Scott, MS, CSCS The first week of October, researchers with the Mountain Tactical Institute will be traveling  to the Midwest to work with a full-time tactical unit from a State Law Enforcement Agency.  Our work with the unit will include two studies examining marksmanship.   The first study will compare three alternative marksmanship breathing techniques: (1) Full breath hold; (2)  50% […]

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Plan Focus – Dryland Skiing Training Plan

By Rob Shaul The Dryland Ski Training Plan is a great example of the intense focus we bring to our sport-specific, pre-season training plans, and the continual evolution and improvement of our programming as we learn and grow. We’re on version 4 of this plan – last updated November 2016 – based on our experience […]

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