The First Responder Project

By Rob Shaul Today we’re announcing the “First Responder Project.” The mission of the First Responder Project is to be a resource, beacon of inspiration and a like-minded community for First Responders who want to train professionally for their jobs as tactical athletes, and improve the fitness cultures at their units. The First Responder Project […]

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Wanted: Tactical Units with Strong Fitness Cultures

Adam Scott, MS, CSCS This week we released our Assessment of a Midsize, Urban, Midwestern Fire Department.  This report applied the Fitness Culture Assessment we developed for tactical units to a Midwestern, urban/suburban fire department. The assessment included: An online survey, 3-days of on-site observations, and personal interviews with firefighters and leadership. The department we […]

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10 Things We Learned About Fire/Rescue Fitness Culture

  Adam Scott, MS, CSCS This week we released our Assessment of a Midsize, Urban, Midwestern Fire Department. This report applied the Fitness Culture Assessment we developed for tactical units to a Midwestern, urban/suburban fire department. The assessment included: An online survey, 3-days of on-site observations, and personal interviews with firefighters and leadership. We also […]

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Quantifying Backcountry Hunting Physical Demands

Adam Scott, MS, CSCS   We have updated our Backcountry Hunting Training Plan three times over the last few years.   Informed by our personal experiences, work with mountaineers and involvement with soldiers, this program has evolved away from typical gym-based training into a sport specific behemoth which includes some of the best exercises and […]

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Join Our Team!

By Rob Shaul Do you believe in the work we do at Strong Swift Durable? We’re looking for special individual to join our Business Development and Operations Team as we move hard into research with the Mountain Tactical Institute. Who you are A strategic and tactical thinker – someone who can get in the weeds […]

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An Assessment of a Midsize, Urban, Midwestern Fire Department

  By Rob Shaul The Fire/Rescue profession is a physically demanding, high-risk occupation. In fire departments, many individual Fire/Rescue Athletes (F/RAs) agree fitness is important, but many fire departments also have notably weak fitness cultures which demonstrate inadequate support for fitness and poor participation in fitness training. With this project, we developed and applied a Fitness Culture Assessment for […]

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Planned MTI Tactical-Focused Studies

By Rob Shaul Through the Mountain Tactical Institute, we have several tactical-focused studies in the works which we hope to complete this fall and winter. I wanted to present them to you here. As well, we wanted to open a line of communication to our community and ask for study ideas. To review, we’re interested […]

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