How Army Leaders Can Embrace Drinking Without Glorifying Its Use

By Matt Lensing, MTI Contributor The Army has a long history with alcohol and the mentality amongst today’s Soldiers still includes regular alcohol consumption at unit sponsored events. Ironically leaders aggressively punish Soldiers that abuse alcohol, or drive under the influence, but will encourage members of their command to drink to excess during social gatherings. […]

Q&A 4.29.23

QUESTION I have been bouncing around your programs for awhile building overall fitness. I just finished two cycles of your 6 hour adventure racing plan and I can verify it definitely produced demonstrable improvement.  However, at 61 I have decided I don’t really want to train exclusively for AR events anymore as it is unlikely I will […]

Arete 4.29.23

Military Disabled Air Force vet Brian Kolfage convicted in ‘We Build the Wall’ fraud gets 51 months in prison, Task & Purpose Pentagon reports huge drop in troops court-martialed for sexual assault over last 10 years, Task & Purpose Medal of Honor recipient’s remains identified 73 years after he was killed in the Korean War, […]

Q&A 4.22.23

QUESTION Do you happen to have a program to combine selection type training with olympic lifts focusing on technique not necessarily reps? I want to train for SFAS while just maintaining my Olympic lift technique. ANSWER Closest I would have is the Big 3 Strength + 6-Mile Ruck Training Plan. You could sub in the snatch, clean […]

Arete 4.22.23

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Carbohydrate Deep Dive Q&A

Questions by Rene’ Eastin, Answers by AI What is a carbohydrate? A carbohydrate, also known as a saccharide, is a biomolecule composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms. Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients, along with proteins and fats, that are essential for human nutrition. They play an important role in providing energy to […]

Creatine Deep Dive Q&A

Questions by Rob Shaul, Answers by AI What is creatine, and how does it work as a nutritional supplement? Creatine is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that plays a key role in energy metabolism, particularly in muscle cells. As a nutritional supplement, creatine is typically consumed in the form of creatine monohydrate, […]

Q&A 4.15.23

QUESTION Is your program good for another sports? (Bjj, basketball, ecc) ANSWER We have a sport specific training plans for BJJ, but none for basketball. – Rob QUESTION I’m looking for a plan to help in my workouts in the gym I do powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting ANSWER Big 24 Strength. – Rob QUESTION I am […]

My Sanctuary of Disruptions 

By Joe Hogan, MTI Contributor The fire I’d set was lazy, low temperature and crawling slowly across the floor of the forest. It curled the dried leaves and drew them into the irregular flame front as it advanced, leaving a black mat of ash in its wake. Occasionally it heated a pocket of trapped moisture […]

Arete 4.15.23

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