Q&A 1.21.12

QUESTION BLUF: I want to know which of the plans is best suited for my needs and if it can be tailored to incorporate equipment I have available. Background and context: I have been a Combat Diver with the Canadian Armed Forces since 1998. My 25-year contract is coming to an end and I’m preparing […]

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Shoulder and Back Non-Contact Injuries Most Common in Older Athletes; Knee and Ankle Issues Source of Most Degenerative Problems

By Rob Shaul Last week we asked MTI newsletter subscribers age 40-60 who have trained 20+ years for medical history of non-contact injuries and significant degenerative issues. We had hoped to learn if there was any differentiation in these health issues between how these athletes have completed the bulk (2/3+) of their fitness training, and […]

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Arete 1.14.21

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy Machine Learning and Life-and-Death Decisions on the Battlefield, War on the Rocks This Army Ranger-turned-Congressman was last out of the House chamber during the Capitol riots, Task & Purpose New in 2021: Going to the field may look different for Marines, Defense News Navy Secretary: US Plans Patrols Near Russian […]

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Q&A 1.7.21

QUESTION I have a long-term goal of getting back to mountaineering in a year or more, and I am looking for a general base-fitness program to get started.  I don’t have a gym membership but have some equipment at home such as barbells and a step up platform.  I haven’t worked out in 9 months […]

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Arete 1.7.21

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy Entire D.C. Guard, plus 500 from MD and others from VA, activated after pro-Trump protestors storm Capitol, Defense News 10 former defense secretaries call on Pentagon leaders to keep the military out of election politics, Task & Purpose New in 2021: Plank and rowing events coming to the Navy’s physical readiness […]

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8 Life Things, Worth Every Penny

By Rob Shaul   (1) Being Debt Free I was very poor in my late 20s and 30s. I’m talking a $100/month food budget and living in my office for several years – poor. Every month for a decade was a stressful scramble to make payroll, pay rent, take care and business loan payments, child […]

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