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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Q&A 5.26.22

QUESTION I am looking for recommendations for after the completion of my hike. I know I will need to exercise and adjust my diet accordingly. Do you recommend a complete rest recovery period, an active recovery period, or maybe something else? After recovery how much of a workout should I jump into? I’ll just be […]

Read More

Arete 5.26.22

Military The toughest US Army Special Forces course takes place underwater. Here’s why it has to be brutal., Business Insider The Marines Want to Arm Their Infantry With Suicide Drones, Popular Mechanics Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 88, Al Jazerra SERE school commander debunks myths, wants more volunteers, Army Times Man indicted in fentanyl overdoses of West Point […]

Read More

Chasing Solace

By Rob Shaul For years I’ve pondered the question, “What is a good life?” The statics on happiness (and a good life) are clear and consistent. The happiest old people are married, have had long careers in the same field, have lived in one place for a long time, and have children. Perhaps the typcial […]

Read More