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 Time, Saturday, December 31, 2022.


A handful law enforcement agencies around the country use three rounds of “Fight Gone Bad” as an annual fitness assessment. We’ve been asked to develop programming to train for this event – which is the reason behind this Mini-Study.


Most likely, lab Rats will all complete the same programming. This will be an intense, 5 to 6 day per week, 3.5 week cycle, which begins and ends with the 3 rounds of FGB assessment.


What We Hope To Learn

(1) Is the programming we developed doable, and does it lead to a significant increase (10%+ overall score improvement depending on the athlete’s incoming fitness)


To Participate

  • You’ll need to commit to training 6 days/week, and follow the program as prescribed.
  • You’ll need to commit to only do this training 3.5 weeks – not additional training.
  • You’ll need the required equipment: 55/75# barbell, 20″ Box, 14/20# Wall Ball and 10-foot target, Rowing erg.
  • You’ll need to be an experienced, fit athlete.

We aim to limit the total number of Lab Rats 10-20 athletes.


Want to be an MTI Lab Rat?

Please email, and put “FGB Lab Rat” in the subject line by 1700 mountain time, Saturday, December 31, 2022.

Please include:

  • Your age, height, and weight
  • What MTI Programs you’ve completed
  • Verify you have access to the required equipment needed to complete FGB
  • Finally, please verify you commit to the 3.5 week, 5 day/week training cycle. (We’ll hold you to it.)




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