Q&A 1.16.20

QUESTION Read about your programs in a SOFREP article. Wanted to give you a little background, so perhaps you can help me with your system for my training goals. Demographics: 60 yo, 5’5″, 145 lbs, decent shape Military: USAF Pararescue Indoctrination training circa ’78, Army Airborne, Army SF Combat Diver School, washed out (blacked out) […]

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Q&A 1.9.20

QUESTION I’ve just started Mountain Tactical programming after reading your blogs and articles for the last few years.  Unfortunately about 2 weeks ago I ended up with a pretty good groin pull/lower ab strain while playing flag football.  I’m a 41 year old New York City Firefighter whose in good shape and works out regularly.  […]

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Q&A 1.2.19

KUDOS ON THE USMC COMBAT FITNESS TEST (CFT) “I want to thank you for what you do. I’m 45 and an active duty Marine. I took my CFT today and scored a 291. I’ve used a couple of your plans and I really appreciate your approach. I told the young guys that I may not […]

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Q&A 12.26.19

QUESTION Starting to ramp up for a June 2020 RAAM 4-person relay.  Looking for program that works well with 3 training rides a week (generally 15 min off + 15 min at threshold-repeats type of riding) but helps me maintain muscle mass and some manliness. ANSWER Big 3 + Run Training Plan. Replace the running in […]

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Q&A 12.19.19

KUDOS WILDERNESS PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PACKET / WRANGELL ST ELIAS “I am a long time subscriber, over 9 years using your programs, mostly for mountain related activities I recently finished Wrangell St Elias and wanted to share that’s it’s close to being perfect, kinda like Humility.  I found it very effective as a fall prep for […]

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Q&A 12.12.19

QUESTION I’m starting up the HRT training program in mid December and I need a program do until then. I just finished Hector. What do you recommend? Should I start Hector over again? Is there a program that you recommend as a build up to the HRT program? Thanks very much ANSWER I’d recommend Fortitude next. […]

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Q&A 12.5.19

QUESTION Quick question for you. Currently working through the body weight foundation course because I’ve lost my training routine and I’m a little worse for the wear. Meanwhile I’m interviewing for positions as a wildland firefighter. There’s a 3 mile ruck-march test as part of the hiring process. My question is for a civilian trying […]

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Q&A 11.28.19

QUESTION I work for the Maine State Police. We have formed a riot control team and are looking for guidance on developing a fitness evaluation that would be probative to this specific specialty. Most of our teams use the Cooper Standard which we believe does not measure what we do on this team. We are […]

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Q&A 11.21.19

QUESTION First, I just want to say thank you for all the hard work you put into your content. It is really impressive. I have a couple quick questions. What type of rucksack/backpack do you recommend for the ruck-based plans? I’m getting back in after being out a year and a half, so I no […]

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Q&A 11.14.19

QUESTION I successfully harvested my first backcountry mule deer buck this weekend (I still can’t believe it) and I wanted to report on how I think the Back Country Big Game Hunting training program played into my success, then I had a question about training for next year. I started late in the with Jedidiah […]

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