Dear Mr. Shaul,
Talking about lab rats, i am in my fifties and a severely deconditioned athlete. used to box and was in the army (airborne/infantry) almost thirty years ago. Currently I walk about a 15 minute mile. I am easily 50 pounds overweight and have just started the clean diet that you recommend in your nutrition FAQ. I am eager to see how your fluid periodizaton programming can help someone who is starting from a very beginner level and I am getting ready to purchase a handful of your courses:
4-week run improvement
work capacity training
Is there any others i should purchase and is there a recommended sequence? also, aside from your video on fluid periodization is there any other recommended reading on this programming theory?
Thank you and i appreciate your time.
I’d recommend starting with the OnRamp Plan: http://militaryathlete.com/page.php?page_ID=12&cart_category_ID=81&cart_ID=87, and following it up with the Bodyweight Plan: http://militaryathlete.com/page.php?page_ID=12&cart_category_ID=81&cart_ID=96
Hey rob I was wondering how you prepare athletes at sea level to go to elevation.
There are a few gimicky tricks out there, but nothing affordable is proven effective. Best thing is to be in as good as sport-specific shape as possible.
Q: I’m doing the bodyweight 1 in a small room with access to a treadmill. Is their a substitute for the suicide sprints?
A: 10 Rounds
30 Seconds Burpees
30 Seconds Rest
Q: I was looking at your sandbags and I was wondering how much they can hold? I have a canvas duffle bag and I am starting to get tired of it. Right now I have anywhere from 80 lbs to 120 lbs in my bag. Will yours be able to hold that much? It sounds sturdy enough, I just thought I would shoot you an email and ask. I do a lot of cleans, snatches, high pulls, etc with my bag. I just want to make sure that the bag will last a while and will be able to hold up with the workouts that I do. Thanks for any info that you can give me.
A: Hi Chad –
We use wood pellets or rubber mulch made from ground up tires to load our bags. These are bigger then the typical bag you’ll see for sale – similar to the size of the regular Army duty bag.
How much you can load depends upon the material you fill them with. In my gym, we stop at 80# of wood pellets.
Will they hold up? In 6 years, mine are still bomber, and we’ve never had one returned.
Q: Hi Rob
My friend has sent me a link to your 8 week lower back strength training program. I am interested in buying it but wanted to check, first, whether it requires access to a gym or weights (which I don’t have).
A: Yes – the plan does require a weight room.
As an alternative, I’d suggest our Core Strength for Runners Plan: http://mtnathlete.com/page.php?page_ID=12&cart_category_ID=79&&cart_ID=86
This is a solid core strength plan we purposely designed so no equipment was needed.