Arete 3.25.21

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy Weather for the war fighter: How the US military can outmaneuver adversaries from space, Defense News FDA-regulated study shows promise for using marijuana to treat veterans with PTSD, Air Force Times Pentagon must integrate electromagnetic spectrum capabilities at every level, experts say, Defense News Analysis: Israel’s key Middle East concerns in 2021, […]

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Q&A 3.25.21

QUESTION Rob- great article–  I’m a longtime competitive powerlifter who is solely focused on rock climbing for past few years and going forward.  5’7 and “down” to 180 with pretty low body fat (competed at 220 and 242).  Any suggestions on how to atrophy muscle for these last 20 lbs or so?  If you do […]

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Mini-Study Results: Rock Climb Lab Rats Improve Bouldering Performance 57%

By Rob Shaul, Founder BLUF Remote lab rats following 4.5 weeks of MTI’s 6 day/week, Pre-Season Rock Climbing Program and nutritional guidelines increased an assessed bouldering performance an average of 57.35% and decreased bodyweight an average of 1.28%.   Background and Study Design This mini-study tested the effectiveness of MTI’s current/published Rock Climbing Pre-Season programming […]

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Q&A 3.18.21

QUESTION I’m currently 200lbs, currently trying to work the rest of my gut off and wanted to work towards getting into ranger or special forces school and wanted to know where should I start? ANSWER Military OnRamp Training Plan.  And … fix your diet. Here are our recommendations: http://mtntactical.com/inside-strong-swift-durable/frequently-asked-questions/#nutrition – Rob QUESTION I feel stupid for […]

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Arete 3.18.21

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy Competition stiffens for promotion to senior master sergeant, Airforce Times Jet packs are on their way to a battlefield near you, Defense News The Military Could Soon Face a Flag Officer Talent Crisis, Defense One Latest U.S. proposal for ending Afghan conflict runs counter to Taliban beliefs, Long War Journal Senate passes bill […]

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Nutritional Guidelines

  By Rob Shaul Updated March, 2021   Fundamental Principles What you eat is more important than how much you eat Any diet or nutritional plan that makes you constantly hungry isn’t sustainable Eat whole foods (nothing processed) and you’ll eat smaller portions, eat less often and still eat to satiety You can’t outwork a […]

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4 Weeks on a P:E-ish Diet

By Rob Shaul This is an update to a post I published 4-weeks ago, “4-Weeks on a Keto-Ish Diet.” Background Over the past 10 years I’ve been following consistently the nutritional recommendations we have published at mtntactical.com. These are simple and direct. These diet recommendations come from Gary Taubes’ book, Why We Get Fat. He’s […]

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Arete 3.11.21

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy US B-52s again fly over Mideast in warning to Iran, Air Force Times US Army’s extended-range guided rocket sees successful 80-kilometer test shot, Defense News The U.S. Navy’s Future: Killer Laser Weapons, RealClearDefense US Special Forces train in Serbia, where China and Russia have strengthened military ties, War is Boring Pentagon extends National […]

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