Q&A 8-21-14


Did I read somewhere on your site that you’re coming out with a triathlon training plan?


It’s on the list, but I’ve got several plans to design ahead of it first.

In the meantime, one awesome event you may want to consider is the Operator Pentathlon:

1) 1500m Fin using the Combat Side Stroke

2) 6-Mile Run

3) Max Reps Bodyweight Bench Press

4) Max Reps Pull ups

5) 5 Mile Ruck at 60# + 10# rubber rifle, sledge hammer or dumbbell

Here’s the plan I developed for this event: http://militaryathlete.com/page.php?page_ID=12&cart_category_ID=101&cart_ID=108



I just picked up this training plan. Looks like a good one. I had a question on diet, sorry if it sounds like a bad question. I’m open to any kind of eating style and in this plan you say eat all the meat, veggies, fruit, seeds, nuts I want. No starchy carbs veggies, candy, alcohol etc.

Could you be a little more specific for me? What about dairy, eggs, quest protein bars etc.

If you have a slightly larger list or a website to help Id really appreciate it.


No milk. Eggs are good. Skip the protein bars and eat meat.

Purchase and read “Why We Get Fat” by Gary Taubes.

Don’t make this more complicated than it is.



I’m a National Guardsman who followed your Operator programming for a few months, once upon a time, before making a switch to competitive CrossFit programming. I even got my L1 and hit 205# on the snatch – I was hooked. However, I recently suffered a shoulder injury performing handstand walks. Though CrossFit may be fun, my durability and endurance is shot.

Having purchased Big 24 back in 2011-2012 and following your programming from the first few months of 2012, I know what the Operator program looks like. How has that programming changed the most, now, two and a half years later? I even noticed that you changed the relative strength test to Front Squat/Clean/Bench Press as opposed to the previous Front Squat/Deadlift/Bench Press.

I’m looking forward to jumping back into the “Strong, Swift, Durable” mindset.


Too much for an email but the highlights include doing less things, doing them better, strength programming, introduction and refinement of endurance cycles, new ideas of stamina cycles, durability.

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