Packet Focus: Mountain Base Greek Heroine Packet

MTI’s Mountain Base programming trains climbing fitness concurrently with strength, work capacity, chassis integrity, and endurance.

By Rob Shaul


The Greek Heroine Packet of training plans represents the latest evolution of our Fluid Periodization to day-to-day programming for multi-sport mountain athletes.

Each of the plans were completed by the mountain “Lab Rats” at our Jackson Facility. All the plans in this series are 6 weeks long (including an assessment/unload week) and train 5-6 days/week.

This packet is designed to be completed in the gaps between sport-specific train ups for specific mountain sports seasons, adventures or events.


Fitness Attributes

The four Greek Heroine Plans, Helen,  Artemis, Danae, and Atalanta together represent 24 weeks of mountain directed programming, that trains 5 fitness attributes of a mountain athlete concurrently.

  • Relative Strength
  • Work Capacity
  • Climbing Fitness
  • Endurance (running, uphill hiking under load)
  • Chassis Integrity





Plan Overview


Common Questions

What order should I complete the Plans
In the order listed above, starting with Helen.

What Equipment is needed?

  • Climbing/Bouldering Gym with a General Fitness Training Area
  • Stopwatch with repeating countdown timer

What if I miss a training day?
Ideally, you will train 5 days in a row, and take 2 full days off for rest. If for some reason miss a session,  do not skip ahead. Start again where you left off and complete the sessions in order throughout the plan.

Where do I find unfamiliar exercises?
See our Exercise Library HERE. The Run Calculator is listed as an exercise.

What about nutrition?
See our Nutritional Guidelines HERE.

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.

How do I access the plan? Pdf? Online?
Plan access is online, via username and password.

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

What if I have more questions?

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