Research Round Up 6.21.23

By Anna Woodring, MTI Head Strength & Conditioning Coach/Researcher BLUF: The first study examined the effects of “smart drugs” on cognitive performance in non-ADHD individuals in highly competitive environments. The findings suggest that taking smart drugs may have negative consequences for cognitive performance, particularly among high-performing individuals without ADHD. The second article examines how the […]

Lab Rats Needed To Take MTI’s Aerobic Base Assessment

By Rob Shaul, Founder One of the frustrations I’ve had over the years with conventional endurance coaches and programming is their emphasis on aerobic base training, but inability to clearly define a specific and simple assessment of aerobic base. Conventional endurance programming begins with aerobic base programming – primarily long, slow efforts in the Zone […]

Lab Rats Needed to Test “Fight Gone Bad” Programming

  By Rob Shaul MTI is calling for remote lab rats for an upcoming, narrow and focused, 3.5 weeks, 5 or 6-day/week Mini-Study testing programming we’ve developed to improve the overall score  of the famed CrossFit WOD, “Fight Gone Bad.” This Mini-Study will begin Monday, January 2, 2022. The deadline to apply is 1700 Mountain […]

Mini Study: Loaded Step Ups have Little Transfer to Rucking Speed

By Rob Shaul   BLUF This 3.5-week Mini-Study investigated the transfer of loaded step ups to rucking. Six remote, lab rats completed the 3.5 Week study which began with a 3-Mile Ruck for Time carrying a 40-pound ruck. After a days’ rest, the lab rats completed a 30-minute Step Up for Reps Assessment wearing a […]