Packet Focus: Busy Operator Training Packet


By Rob Shaul

The MTI Busy Operator Training Packet is composed of our 6 Busy Operator training plans developed for tactical athletes with limited daily training time.






The Busy Operator plans deploy the most recent iteration of our Fluid Periodization model where we train 4 primary fitness demands of a Tactical Athlete:

  • Relative Strength
  • Work Capacity
  • Endurance (running, rucking)
  • Chassis Integrity

The Busy Operator training sessions are designed to last 35-45 minutes and are meant for tactical athletes with limited training time.

The Busy Operator I – VI Plans were updated or built in July 2019.


Click the links below to see sample training and the specifics of each training plan:


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  • Fully-Equipped Functional Fitness Gym including bars, racks, bumpers, plyo boxes, sandbags
  • 25# Weight Vest, IBA, or back pack
  • 45# Ruck




What order should the plans be completed it? 
We recommend the order listed above, I, II, III, IV, V, and VI

What if I miss a day?
Begin where you left off when you return to training. This program is progressed – each session builds upon the prior session – so don’t skip a session or skip around. Follow the training sessions in order, regardless.

What if I can’t do the whole session?
If you don’t have enough time to complete the whole session, you can split the session into two.

What is the difference between the Busy Operator Plans and Greek Hero plans or Daily Operator Sessions
1. Session Duration – The Busy Operator plan training sessions are designed to last 35-45 minutes. The Greek Hero/Daily Operator gym-based sessions are designed to last 60 minutes, and some endurance sessions can extend to 75-90 minutes.

2. Tactical Agility is not trained in the Busy Operator plans.

3. Both Series are designed as day to day programming for tactical athletes, but the Busy Operator Plans are designed for Tactical Athletes who can’t commit to train 60+ minutes per day.

I’m a Tactical Athlete and have plenty of time to train each day, but why shouldn’t I just do the Busy Operator Sessions to save time?
There is no shortcut in fitness training. Training 35 min/day won’t leave you as fit as if you trained 60 min/day. If you have the time, do the Greek Hero or Daily Operator Sessions.

What about nutrition?
See our Nutritional Guidelines HERE.

Where do I find unfamiliar exercises?
See our Exercise Library HERE. The Run/Ruck Calculators are listed as an exercise.

Can I see sample training?
Yes – click on each individual training plan above, then click the “Sample Training” tab at the plan product page to see sample training.

How do I access the plan?
You can access the plan via username and password either through our website or through our app ((Mtn Tactical Fitness) available for IOS and Android.

Can I print out sessions to take to the gym?
Yes – you can print a week of programming at a time.

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