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Tactical Athlete

Modern Athlete Strength

Tactical, Tactical / Military
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Modern Athlete Strength

Our formula is simple - the foundation of all Tactical Athlete training is being as strong as possible while having a big aerobic base.

We will pack muscle on you. We will develop power. We will run short distances for speed and long distances for time.

We will equip you with the physical capability to exceed in any task that the job demands.

Our training is built for athletes who must succeed when called upon - the stakes are too high to fail.

Our team brings decades of experience in tactical fitness along with Division 1 strength & conditioning to give you the blueprint to achieving your goals.

Multiple athletes have used this program to pass rigorous challenges such as SFAS and Ranger School. Most of our athletes use this program though because it's sustainable and they have smashed through lifetime PR after lifetime PR and continue to set their ceiling higher each cycle we run.

Be a monster at your job. Train like an athlete. And love the way you look in the mirror.

Our goal is to deliver you the last training program you'll ever need.

Come see why hundreds of athletes have found that with Tactical Athlete.

Grab your first week free

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Big Time Strength & Power
Train like a warrior. We use heavy compound movements as the foundation of our strength training. Each day provides a focused progression on the big lifts that will allow you to shatter your previous PRs.
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Build Big Aerobic Capacity
Conditioning is a foundational aspect of all Modern Athlete programming. You'll move further and faster and be the leader of the pack.
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Pack on Muscle
Put some armor on your body. Building slabs of muscle doesn't only make you look better but helps protect you from injury. We understand that our team is all about performing better outside the gym, but let's be real...we all want to look like we lift. You're going to like the way your shirts fit.
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Experience that Matters
Our coaching team brings a wide variety of experiences to the table - ranging from competing and assessing in some of the military's most grueling events, to coaching hundreds of athletes over multiple decades in Division 1 Strength & Conditioning. We understand exactly what you need and how to get you there.
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Try It Free Now
We want you to see for yourself. You can sign up for Tactical Athlete and take your first 7 days 100% free. What you get: direct one-on-one access to your coaches, in-app workout tracking, demo videos for each movement, and weekly programming by professional coaches who will see you through to your goals. We look forward to seeing you on the team!
Features
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Access to your coaches
Coaches who will hold you accountable and provide the feedback you need to grow
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Programming 7 days per week
Daily strength, conditioning, and skill training that’s accessible and challenging for athletes of any level or background
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Exercise Video Guidance
Instructional videos to guide your practice and make execution easy
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Detailed, expert instruction
Coaches who will hold you accountable and provide the feedback you need to grow
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Committed Teammates
A vibrant community that will keep you pushing to unlock your best
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Delivered through TrainHeroic
Track everything through the TrainHeroic app.
Equipment
Required
Barbell, Plates, DBs, KBs, Bands, Squat Rack
Recommended
Sled, Trap Bar
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Sample Week
I will write fresh programming weekly. You’ll get notifications when they’re ready
Sunday
VULCAN W4D7
Monday
VULCAN W5D1

Prep

A

Vulcan Full Body Warm-Up: Block 2

General Warm-Up Jog/Row/Bike/Etc - 5 Minutes Activate/Mobilize (2 Rounds) Walking Plate Twist - 15 yards Lateral Lunge w/ Pivot - 15 yards A-Skip - 15 yards Back Roll to Reach - 5 Contralateral Dead Bug - 8 Plate Plyo Pushup - 5 (each side)

B1

Back Squat

2, 2, 2, 4, 4

B2

Step Up Jump

3 x 3

C1

Pendlay Row

3 x 8

C2

Dips

3 x MAX

D1

Landmine Single Leg RDL

3 x 6

D2

Copenhagen Short Lever Bridge

3 x 0:20

E

Assault Bike

5 x 1:00

Conditioning

F

Cool Down: Box Breathing

Breathe in on a 4 count, hold for a 4 count, exhale 4-8 seconds, pause for about 4 seconds before your next breath. You can elevate your feet on a bench while you do this or go outside for a walk. Our intent with the cool-down is to simply down-regulate from a sympathetic state to a parasympathetic state. This helps us begin the recovery process.

Tuesday
VULCAN W5D2

Conditioning

A

Endurance Warm-Up

5-10 Min Jog 10 Scoops each leg 10 Quad Stretch Walk each leg 10 Hip Cradles each leg 10 Leg Swings (Forward/Backward/Side-to-Side) each leg 10 Hip Hinges

B

Run

1 x 45:00

Conditioning

C

Conditioning Cool-Down

2-3 Rounds Rope Hamstring - 30 Seconds Rope Adductor/Abductor - 30 Seconds (Each) Rope Piriformis - 30 Seconds Rope Quad - 30 Seconds

Wednesday
VULCAN W5D3

Prep

A

Vulcan Full Body Warm-Up: Block 2

General Warm-Up Jog/Row/Bike/Etc - 5 Minutes Activate/Mobilize (2 Rounds) Walking Plate Twist - 15 yards Lateral Lunge w/ Pivot - 15 yards A-Skip - 15 yards Back Roll to Reach - 5 Contralateral Dead Bug - 8 Plate Plyo Pushup - 5 (each side)

B

Power Clean

6 x 2

C1

Bench Press

2, 2, 2, 4, 4

C2

Medball Chest Pass w/ Explosive Pushup

3 x 3

D1

Bulgarian Split Squat

3 x 6

D2

DB Shrug

3 x 15

10 Min AMRAP

E

10 Minutes As Many Rounds as Possible (AMRAP) 20 Underhand Band Pull-Apart 10 Half Kneeling DB Wood Chop (Each Side) 20 Prone Banded Hamstring Curls

Conditioning

F

Cool Down: Box Breathing

Breathe in on a 4 count, hold for a 4 count, exhale 4-8 seconds, pause for about 4 seconds before your next breath. You can elevate your feet on a bench while you do this or go outside for a walk. Our intent with the cool-down is to simply down-regulate from a sympathetic state to a parasympathetic state. This helps us begin the recovery process.

Thursday
VULCAN W5D4

Conditioning

A

Endurance Warm-Up

5-10 Min Jog 10 Scoops each leg 10 Quad Stretch Walk each leg 10 Hip Cradles each leg 10 Leg Swings (Forward/Backward/Side-to-Side) each leg 10 Hip Hinges

Conditioning

B

45 Minute Cardiac Output Ruck Circuit

45 Minute Clock Minutes 0-15 Ruck 1 Mile Prone Handcuffs in Remaining Time Minutes 15:01 - 30 Ruck 1200m In Remaining Time... 10 Air Squats 10 Tall Plank Knee to Elbow (Each Side) 10 Ruck Ground to Overhead Minutes 30:01 - 45 Ruck 800m In Remaining Time... 5 Lunges (Each Leg) 10 Push-Ups 15 Sit-Ups

Conditioning

C

Conditioning Cool-Down

2-3 Rounds Rope Hamstring - 30 Seconds Rope Adductor/Abductor - 30 Seconds (Each) Rope Piriformis - 30 Seconds Rope Quad - 30 Seconds

Friday
VULCAN W5D5

Prep

A

Vulcan Full Body Warm-Up: Block 2

General Warm-Up Jog/Row/Bike/Etc - 5 Minutes Activate/Mobilize (2 Rounds) Walking Plate Twist - 15 yards Lateral Lunge w/ Pivot - 15 yards A-Skip - 15 yards Back Roll to Reach - 5 Contralateral Dead Bug - 8 Plate Plyo Pushup - 5 (each side)

B1

Deadlift

2, 2, 2, 4, 4

B2

Single Leg Hurdle Hop to Broad Jump

3 x 2

C1

Overhead Press

2, 2, 2, 4, 4

C2

Chin Up

1 x 50

D1

Glute Ham Raise

3 x 8

D2

Contralateral Dead Bug

3 x 8

E1

Banded Pushup

1 x 50

E2

Plate Pinch Grip Hold

1 x MAX

Conditioning

F

Cool Down: Box Breathing

Breathe in on a 4 count, hold for a 4 count, exhale 4-8 seconds, pause for about 4 seconds before your next breath. You can elevate your feet on a bench while you do this or go outside for a walk. Our intent with the cool-down is to simply down-regulate from a sympathetic state to a parasympathetic state. This helps us begin the recovery process.

Saturday
VULCAN W5D6

Prep

A

Vulcan Full Body Warm-Up: Block 2

General Warm-Up Jog/Row/Bike/Etc - 5 Minutes Activate/Mobilize (2 Rounds) Walking Plate Twist - 15 yards Lateral Lunge w/ Pivot - 15 yards A-Skip - 15 yards Back Roll to Reach - 5 Contralateral Dead Bug - 8 Plate Plyo Pushup - 5 (each side)

B

Bent Knee Starts

1 x 5 @ 10

C

Medial Plyo Hurdle Hops

1 x 5

Circuit

D

25 Yard Sled Push 1 rep every 2 minutes 6 reps @ 100% bodyweight on sled (not including sled weight) 6 reps @ 50% bodyweight 6 reps @ 25% bodyweight

Conditioning

E

Cool Down: Box Breathing

Breathe in on a 4 count, hold for a 4 count, exhale 4-8 seconds, pause for about 4 seconds before your next breath. You can elevate your feet on a bench while you do this or go outside for a walk. Our intent with the cool-down is to simply down-regulate from a sympathetic state to a parasympathetic state. This helps us begin the recovery process.

Coach
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Modern Athlete Strength is a team of coaches brought together following careers in college strength and conditioning and the tactical space. Your coaches bring decades of combined experience working with Division 1 athletes and military professionals. We created this program to deliver professional coaching and in-depth understanding of athlete demands directly to you.

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FAQs
Do I start at the beginning of the cyle or start where the team is?
We prefer you pick up where the team is. Your coaches are able to help you scale the volume, so you acclimate appropriately to the team. In the long run, you will have more success and fun staying on the same page as your teammates, and it helps us provide better coaching.
What if I don't have the equipment for some of the exercises?
Your coaches are standing by to assist. Just reach out in the forum and we will get you set up with a substitution that works with what you have on hand.
Modern Athlete Liability Statement
Consult a medical professional prior to beginning any fitness program. By signing up, the user is voluntarily participating in fitness training entirely at their own risk and waives any right to bring legal action against Modern Athlete Strength Systems, LLC, or associated trainers.
Will this program prepare me for SFAS or Ranger School?
We have had multiple athletes use solely this program to be successful at both. However, I would recommend using this program to build as big of a strength and aerobic base as possible and then switch to either our Ruck Run Carry program or your selection specific program at 12-14 weeks out.
The Proof
verified-athlete-avatar Mark Bartos

Tactical Athlete

Verified Athlete

"MASS programming is by far the best programming I have ever utilized. Coing off a significant back injury, I thought I'd never lift again. The programing has me squatting and deadlifting very near the weights I was at prior to injury. I'm looking forward to continuing programming through MASS!"

verified-athlete-avatar Matt Beasley

Military Veteran

Verified Athlete

"Working with the team has kept me progressing not just in overall strength, but durability. The programming is challenging, adaptable, and most importantly, effective. Thanks to Brian and Ben, I'm not only able to keep up, but outperform folks half my age."

verified-athlete-avatar Jon W

Athlete

Verified Athlete

"Exactly what you need to perform at the next level. Great program with knowledgeable and involved coaches."

verified-athlete-avatar Nick Lavery

Tactical Athlete

Verified Athlete

"The line between determination and madness."

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