Mini-Study Results: Lab Rats Improve 1RM and Bodyweight Strength Concurrently, Scheduling Differences Inconclusive

  By Rob Shaul, Founder BLUF Remote lab rats were able to increase both 1RM Strength and Bodyweight Strength concurrently across several events, but exercise scheduling differences between groups of lab rats proved inconclusive as to which would increase assessed exercises the most. Background and Study Design We conducted a 3.5-week Mini-Study using remote lab […]

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Mini Study Results: Lab Rats Following MTI’s Nutritional Guidelines Slightly Outperform Those who Didn’t in Strength and Endurance Gains

  By Rob Shaul, Founder BLUF Remote lab rats who followed MTI’s nutritional guidelines slightly outperformed those who didn’t in strength and endurance gains resulting from MTI’s Big 3 Strength + 5 Mile Run programming. However, both groups saw concurrent improvements in total body strength and 5-mile run performance. Background and Study Design We conducted […]

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Mini-Study Results: Performance Impact of MTI’s Nutritional Guidelines Mixed

By Rob Shaul, Founder BLUF Eight remote lab rats completed an assessed, 3.5 weeks multi-modal (strength, endurance, work capacity) training program while following MTI’s recently updated Nutritional Guidelines. Their final re-assessment results were then compared to the results from 18 remote lab rats who completed the same 3.5 week training plan in September, 2020, but […]

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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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