Q&A 2.4.21

QUESTION I recently purchased the year long PJ/CCT packet while on deployment and have completed the on ramp portion and loved it and am a huge fan of your chassis integrity theory and style of training! I want to take a break from it though since I’m having hand surgery to remove some scar tissue […]

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Arete 2.4.21

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy Space Force is looking for a few good soldiers, sailors, Air Force Times Foreign training programs could become a priority in Biden administration, experts say, Defense News US Army Europe Wants New Hub for Artillery Fire, Defense One Marine Corps looks at building 3 new Pacific regiments to counter China, Marine […]

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Convention Isn’t Physiology

By Rob Shaul   In the strength and conditioning world there are established “conventions” – almost dogmas – concerning proper programming, that are rarely challenged. General conventions include … Mobility and movement patterns must be perfect before loading or else the athlete will be injured doing light back squats Dynamic warm ups are required, and […]

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Mini-Study: 357 Strength matches Density Strength in Strength Improvement; Outperforms for Endurance

By Rob Shaul, Founder BLUF MTI’s 357 Strength progression methodology matched MTI’s Density Strength progression in strength gains, and in a cycle that paired strength training with endurance, outperformed in endurance performance.   Background and Study Design We conducted a 3.5-week Mini-Study using remote lab rats to test the effectiveness of MTI’s 357 Strength progression […]

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Arete 1.28.21

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy Anticipating demonstrations and disturbances, DC Guard deployment to continue through end of March, Air Force Times The Forgotten People Fighting the Forever War, Defense One Commander Lists 5 Tasks to Ensuring Continued Space Superiority, Defense.gov Why America Should Keep An All-Volunteer Military Force, The National Interest CIA tells retired personnel to refrain […]

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The Difference Between “Working Out” and “Training”

By Rob Shaul The decision to term MTI daily fitness a “Training Session” and not a “Workout” is intentional. Athletes who follow MTI programming don’t “workout.” We “Train.” The difference includes purposeful intention, program design, a focus on outside performance, and cycle-specific progression. In the fitness world, “workouts” stand on their own. Crossfit’s WOD, Peloton’s […]

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Arete 1.21.12

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy The Faultline Between Futurists and Traditionalists in National Security, War on the Rocks Fear of insider attack prompts additional FBI screening of National Guard troops: AP, The Hill: Defense Policy Can the Pentagon prosecute military retirees under the UCMJ? Maybe — it depends. Air Force Times Why America needs a layered homeland […]

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