LAB RATS NEEDED FOR PUSH UP/PULL UP MINI-STUDY BEGINNING MARCH 2, 2020

UPDATE – WE’VE RECEIVED ALL THE LAB RATS WE NEED FOR THIS STUDY 

By Rob Shaul

MTI is calling for remote lab rats for an upcoming, narrow and focused, 3.5 weeks, 3-day/week Mini-Study comparing the effectiveness of two progression methodologies to improve max rep Hand Release Push Ups and Pull Ups.

This will be a focused study, just on Hand Release Push Ups and Pull Ups, and can be completed simultaneously with your current training.

Specifically, we’re interested to see if we can identify which progression works best to max rep hand release push ups and max rep pull ups.

This mini-study will begin Monday, March 2. Deadline to apply is Saturday, February 29, 2020.

 

Details

Lab Rats will be broken into 2 groups: Group A, and Group B. Both groups will complete a max rep Hand Release Push Up and Max Rep Pull Up efforts, then each will complete a different progression.

Group A will complete MTI’s Density progression for Hand Release Push Ups and Pull Ups, three days/week.

Group B will complete MTI’s take on a “Grease the Groove” progression 5 days/week. “Grease the Groove” is made popular by kettlebell guru Pavel Tsatsouline, and involves completing multiple sets of both Hand Release Push Ups and Pull Ups each day, but far below max effort. More HERE on the general theory.

Each group will perform its individual progression for 3 weeks, then on the Monday of week 4, each will re-assess Max Rep Hand Release Push Ups and Max Rep Pull Ups and we’ll compare results.

Lab Rats will be able to complete these progressions on top or in addition to their regular current training, we just ask that for the duration of the study, they not complete any additional push up or pull up work.

Required Equipment: Pull Up Bar. Lab Rats in Group B (Grease the Groove) will need easy/quick access to a pull up bar throughout the day (think getting up from your desk, doing a quick set of pull ups, then sitting back down and going to work again.)

Cycle Duration and Schedule: This MTI Mini-Study will take 3.5 weeks. It will begin Monday, March 2, 2020 with the initial assessments.  On the Monday of Week 4, March 23, 2020, lab rats will re-assess their hand release push ups and pull ups results between the two progressions will be compared.

 

To Participate

  • You’ll need to commit to training Hand Release Push Ups and Pull Ups 3-5 days/week for 3.5 weeks, and follow the program as prescribed.
  • You’ll need to commit to only do this training for your push ups and pull ups. No other push up or pull up-specific training is allowed during the study period as it will skew the results.
  • You’ll need the required equipment (see above)
  • You’ll need to be an experienced, fit athlete.
  • The cycle will begin Monday, March 2, 2020 and end, Monday, March 23, 2020.

This is a focused mini-study which only involves push ups and pull ups. You’ll be able to do other training as well, just no additional push up or pull up work.

 

Want to be an MTI Lab Rat?

Please email rob@mtntactical.com, and put “Push Up/Pull Up Lab Rat” in the subject line.

Please include:

  • your age
  • training experience
  • If you ready access to a pull up bar throughout the day.
  • Finally, please verify you can commit to the 3.5 weeks, 3-5 day/week training cycle.

You’ll be assigned to a Group, and provided with further instructions. Training will start on March 2, 2020.

 

APPLY NOW

 

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