Mini-Study Results: Lab Rats Increase Power per Bodyweight An Average of 15.7% Following MTI Power-Based Endurance Programming

By Rob Shaul, Founder BLUF Three and a half weeks of MTI power-based endurance programming increased power per bodyweight an average of 15.7%.   Background and Study Design Until this mini-study, a significant part of  MTI endurance programming is pace-based. The athlete will complete a run, ruck, row or swim assessment, and follow-on intervals will […]

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Convention Isn’t Physiology

By Rob Shaul   In the strength and conditioning world there are established “conventions” – almost dogmas – concerning proper programming, that are rarely challenged. General conventions include … Mobility and movement patterns must be perfect before loading or else the athlete will be injured doing light back squats Dynamic warm ups are required, and […]

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Mini-Study: 357 Strength matches Density Strength in Strength Improvement; Outperforms for Endurance

By Rob Shaul, Founder BLUF MTI’s 357 Strength progression methodology matched MTI’s Density Strength progression in strength gains, and in a cycle that paired strength training with endurance, outperformed in endurance performance.   Background and Study Design We conducted a 3.5-week Mini-Study using remote lab rats to test the effectiveness of MTI’s 357 Strength progression […]

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Shoulder and Back Non-Contact Injuries Most Common in Older Athletes; Knee and Ankle Issues Source of Most Degenerative Problems

By Rob Shaul Last week we asked MTI newsletter subscribers age 40-60 who have trained 20+ years for medical history of non-contact injuries and significant degenerative issues. We had hoped to learn if there was any differentiation in these health issues between how these athletes have completed the bulk (2/3+) of their fitness training, and […]

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Mini Study Results: High Rep Kettlebell Snatches Maintain General Strength, Increase Work Capacity

  By Rob Shaul, Founder BLUF Three weeks of high rep kettlebell snatches maintained general strength and increased sprint-based work capacity. Background and Study Design We conducted a 3.5-week Mini-Study using remote lab rats to test the transferability of high repetition kettlebell snatches to max effort strength, strength endurance, and sprint-based work capacity. One group […]

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Mini-Study Results: Max effort strength training improves sandbag strength endurance more than sandbag strength endurance training improves max effort strength

  By Rob Shaul, Founder BLUF Max effort strength training improves Sandbag Strength Endurance more than Sandbag Strength Endurance training improves Max Effort Strength. We conducted a 4-week Mini-Study using remote lab rats to cross-test the effect of Max Effort barbell strength training to improve Sandbag Strength endurance, and the effect of Sandbag Strength Endurance […]

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