Evolutionary Steps in MTI Programming – Part 1

By Rob Shaul   (1) Progressive Overload Applied to Work Capacity Programming When I first began programming – even before owning a facility, I was familiar with the concept of progressive overload applied to strength training. I’d experienced this first-hand way back in high school during early-morning Winter football strength training. At that time, about […]

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Arete 11.21.19

Military / Foreign Affairs / National Security Air Force steeply cuts retention bonuses as growth improves — but you still have a shot to cash in, Air Force Times The Moscow School of Hard Knocks: Key Pillars of Russian Strategy, War on the Rocks Army to use new “Chris H.” robots to disarm, and dispose of bombs; War […]

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Q&A 11.21.19

QUESTION First, I just want to say thank you for all the hard work you put into your content. It is really impressive. I have a couple quick questions. What type of rucksack/backpack do you recommend for the ruck-based plans? I’m getting back in after being out a year and a half, so I no […]

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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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