Worst Leader- Fakers, Fighters, and Appeasers

  Below are essays from the MTI Community. These essays explore the lessons learned from a part of a series we called “worst leaders”.   Fakers, Fighters, and Appeasers By Thomas W. Exposed to 18 bosses in the military thus far, I have come to classify each new leader across a spectrum of three attributes: faker, […]

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Input Needed on Firefighting Glove Grip & Dexterity Study

by: Rob Shaul; Andy Rampp; Mike Harostock and Adam Scott In two weeks we’ll be completing a study to compare the Mission-Direct grip and dexterity performance of popular structural firefighting gloves, and are seeking input. Gloves are the most commonly complained about piece of equipment used by firefighters.  Among the biggest criticisms are their lack of dexterity, inadequate […]

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Evolution of Our Chassis Integrity Theory

Train Chassis Integrity: 25 Minutes, 1x Sandbag, 3x Exercises By Rob Shaul, Founder Our Chassis Integrity programming theory evolved after a personal experience in 2015. I had moved away from the tactical programming to some distance running and bodyweight work. The bodyweight training included plenty of core work – sit-up variations, bridging, lower back complexes, […]

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Defining “Mission Direct” Research

By Rob Shaul and Adam Scott Our driving purpose at the Mountain Tactical Institute is: “To improve mountain and tactical athletes’ mission performance, and keep them safe.” Central to this purpose is the focused intention of being “mission direct” in everything that we do – daily training sessions, training plans, articles, research, etc. “Mission Direct” […]

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