Mini Study: Intermittent Fasting Doesn’t Hasten Weight Loss

  By Rob Shaul   BLUF Remote MTI Lab Rats who Intermittent Fasted 18 hour/day and Control Group Lab Rats both lost nearly the same amount of weight over a 3.5 week study period. Average Weight Loss: Intermittent Fasting Group – 2.11% Control Group – 2.5% Background Intermittent Fasting has been promoted as a way […]

Fitness Snapshot of a California Wildland Fire Hotshot Crew

By Rob Shaul, Founder The Diamond Mountain Hotshots, located in Northern California, fight fires in Region 5 North Ops. Last May, near the end of their spring training camp and before the fire season kicked off, 18 members of the Diamond Mountain Shotshots took the MTI Wildland Fire Fitness Assessment. The Crew’s average score was […]

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 […]

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 […]