Lab Rats Needed to Test Effect of Eliminating Sugar from Diet

 

By Rob Shaul

MTI is calling for remote lab rats, ages 22-50, for an upcoming, focused, 3.5 weeks, 5-day/week Mini-Study testing the performance and weight loss effect of eliminating most, if not all sugar, from your diet.

This mini-study will begin Monday, January 3, 2022. The deadline to apply is 0900 Mountain Time, Friday, December 31, 2022..

Priority Lab Rat selection will be given to current MTI Subscribers, and/or athletes with extensive experience completing MTI training plans.

 

Details

  1. All lab rats will complete the same, multi-modal, 5 day/week training cycle. The Cycle will include strength, work capacity and endurance assessment and progressions. The program will be a limited equipment plan built around kettlebells and/or dumbbells and sandbags.
  2. The Lab Rats will be randomly split into two groups. The Control Group will just complete the plan. The No Sugar Group will complete the training plan, but also eliminate all refined sugar, corn syrup and fruit from their diet for the 3.5 week duration of the study.

At the end of the study, the weight loss and performance improvement results between the two groups of lab rats will be compared.

What We Hope To Learn

If there is a weight loss and/or performance advantage to eliminating most, if not all sugar, from your diet.

Required Equipment

  • Set of Dumbbells and/or Kettlebells
  • Pull Up Bar
  • 40-Foot of space for repeat Prone to Sprint Efforts
  • Running Track or known 3-mile and 1 mile distances for the running assessment and intervals.
  • 40# Sandbag (women), 60# Sandbag (men)
  • Stopwatch with repeat interval timer (smartphone will work)

 

Cycle Duration and Schedule

This MTI Mini-Study will take 3.5 weeks. It will begin Monday, January 3, 2022, with the initial fitness assessments and weigh in. It will end Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

 

To Participate

  • You’ll need to commit to training 5 days/week for 3.5 weeks, and follow the training program as prescribed
  • You’ll need to commit to following only this programming as formal fitness training for the mini-study period.
  • The No-Sugar Group will need to commit to following the prescribed nutritional guidelines/meal plan. No menu substitutions or exceptions.
  • You’ll need the required equipment (see above)
  • You’ll need to be an experienced, fit athlete, who is not eating “clean” currently.

This last one is important …. to be accurate, we want fit lab rats who currently have pretty terrible diets (lots of carbs, sugar, etc.) Athletes who currently are eating a clean (low carb, no sugar) diet won’t be of use of us for this study.

Also – athletes must be fit. The required training program is inappropriate for deconditioned people.

Want to be an MTI Lab Rat?

Please email rob@mtntactical.com, and put “No Sugar Lab Rat” in the subject line.

Please include:

  • Age
  • Height
  • Bodyweight
  • Are you a current MTI Subscriber?
  • Are you a mountain athlete, mountain professional or  Tactical Athlete?
  • If not, Indicate the MTI Training Plans you have Completed.
  • Verify you can commit to the 3.5 week, 5 day/week training cycle
  • Verify you have access to the required equipment
  • Verify/Commit to the meal plan/diet/nutritional guidelines/restrictions.
  • Outline your current diet – how you are currently eating.

Priority Lab Rat selection will be given to current MTI Subscribers, and/or athletes with extensive experience completing MTI training plans.

We’re hoping to get 8-12 lab rats, ages 22-50, for this mini-study.

 

 

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