Mini Study: Wildland Firefighters Improve MTI Fitness Assessment Scores An Average of 19% Over 3 Weeks

By Rob Shaul

 

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Five remote Wildland Firefighters following the first 3 weeks of the MTI Wildland Fire Fitness Assessment Training Plan improved their scores an average of 19 percent.

The MTI Wildland Fire Fitness Assessment is a multi-battery, mission-direct fitness assessment designed to assess upper body strength, functional core strength, loaded spring-based work work capacity and endurance. Below are the events in the assessment:

  1. Max Reps Strict Pull Ups
  2. Max Reps Hand Release Push Ups in 90 Seconds
  3. 60/10/60 Sandbag Keg Lift for Reps @ 60# bag, 48” Ledge
  4. Modified MTI Tactical Athlete Work Capacity Assessment
  5. 1/300/1 Ruck Run, Loaded Step Up, Run

Mini-Study Design

This is a straight forward mini study where all the study subjects completed the same training plan – specifically the first 3 weeks of the MTI Wildland Fire Fitness Assessment Training Plan. All of the study subjects are current western-state wildland fire fighters.

The MTI Wildland Fire Fitness Assessment Training Plan is assessment-based. The lab rats completed the fitness assessment at the beginning of the training plan, and used their assessment results for the follow-on event-specific progressions for all events but the 1/300/1.

Results

See the chart below for results from this cycle:

Next Steps

None. This mini study validated the program design we’ve developed for this fitness assessment.

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