Arete 6.23.22

Military Ukrainian troops are deserting battle and Russian troops have ‘troubled’ morale as the war is expected to last years, NATO chief says, Business Insider The modern cannons that may make the difference in Ukraine, Economist Lawmakers push Army to create separate fitness standard for combat specialties, Army Times As the Army pushes holistic health, an officer examines the […]

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Q&A 6.16.22

QUESTION I just finished SF60 Alpha, and am about to start Mountaineering prep, then Peak Bagger. Question: I live near plenty of vertical trails: can I substitute loaded uphill trail hikes occasionally for the step-ups?  If so, is there a way to equate distance or elevation gain with step-ups, or count only the uphill part […]

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Arete 6.16.22

Military General disorder: Another four-star tries to cash in, Morning Defense Putin’s Jedi mind trick in Ukraine, Strategy Bridge Aviation Mistakes Piling up for the US Military, Defense One Behind Enemy Lines, Scouts Help Ukrainians Execute Deadly Strikes, NY Times Swedish, US troops drill on remilitarized Baltic Sea island, Army Times US service member is possible suspect in Syria […]

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Q&A 6.9.22

QUESTION I am looking at beginning the Athlete’s subscription and am curious what plan would best fit my goals. I recently got selected for Civil Affairs and start SOCM later this year. I felt good during selection but want to improve on my base. I am looking for: -Increase in strength on lifts -Build onto […]

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Mini Study: Bodyweight Strength Training Maintains, or Improves, 1RM Max Effort Strength

By Rob Shaul   BLUF Bodyweight-only strength training maintained lower body max effort strength, upper body max effort pressing strength, and increased upper body max effort pulling strength. BACKGROUND & STUDY DESIGN This 3.5-week Mini-Study investigated the transfer of bodyweight only strength training, to 1RM Max Effort Strength. Five remote, veteran MTI lab rats completed […]

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Arete 6.9.22

Military Soldiers in Hawaii accused of blow-darting cats, Army Times Time is now to reconsider autonomous weapons rules, Horowitz says, Army Times The first 100 days of war in Ukraine could be just the beginning, Axios Putin warns of hitting ‘new targets’ if Kyiv gets new missiles, Al Jazeerra Weapons to Ukraine: Which countries sent what?, Al Jazeera Ukraine slams Macron’s […]

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Q&A 6.2.22

QUESTION I recently purchased the FBI Special Agent PFT.  I’m currently applying to South Dakota’s Division of Criminal investigation.  The physical requirements are similar to the FBI’s process except there is not a 300m sprint.  Instead, there is a vertical leap requirement. As an attorney, I worked primarily behind a desk and neglected my physical […]

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MTI’s 4-Week Meal Plan

  By Rob Shaul After several request I’ve decided to share a sample 4-week meal plan largely based on MTI’s Nutritional Guidelines. A couple caveats here … First – I’m a dumb strength coach, which means I’m no foodie and I’m no cook. If you follow this meal plan lower your expectations significantly in terms […]

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MTI’s Top Selling Training Plans for May 2022

MTI’s Top Selling Training Plans for May 2022   Athlete’s Subscription ACFT Training Plan FBI Special Agent Training Plan Bodyweight Foundation Training Plan Hypertrophy for Skinny Guys Ranger School Training Plan APFT Training Plan USMC PFT PLAN Big 3 Strength + 5-Mile Run Training Plan Fat-Loss Training Plan Core Strength Bodyweight Only Ruck Based Selection […]

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Arete 6.2.22

Military How — and why — the 11th Airborne Division is being resurrected in Alaska, Army Times Space race for an identity: Why the Space Force needs beards, Army Times The quiet artistry of bringing the dead home from war, Army Times With food crisis looming, Milley says using military to end Russian blockade would be ‘high risk’, Defense […]

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