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Full Mission Profile – “Mending Bridges”

OPERATION: "Mending Bridges" Situation: It is widely known that Taliban cells have aggressively targeted NATO and US Military travel routes with improvised explosive devices (IEDs). In general, due to the armored equipment now in use, [...]

September 2011

January 2011

November 2010

September 2010

December 2009

Lumberjack 20

In memory of the fallen On Nov. 5 at 1:34 p.m., a terrorist named Major Nidal Hasan attacked fellow soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas. When the shooting ended, he had killed 12 soldiers [...]

July 2009

K-Bar’s Morning PT

The following is a standard Pre-SOF morning PT to keep the edge of your knife sharp.  Recommendations  are as follows: Don't rush through exercises - adopt a nice even flow in each set and don't [...]

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1809, 2011

Five Basic Tenets

Tenets of the Warrior Athlete Tenet - def. - a principle, belief, or doctrine generally held to be true; especially one held in common by members of an organization, movement, or profession. Hard Training – [...]

1107, 2011

The Warrior Ethos

A peleo-meal for your mind? For the Warrior Athlete, it's every bit as important (if not more) to make critical decisions on what you allow your mind to feed on, as it is what you put in [...]

1403, 2011

The Agoge Challenge

The Making of a Warrior In ancient Greece, the City-State of Sparta was renowned for the ferocity of its soldiers and dominance of its military might.  As the only city with no defensive walls, it [...]

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Your Brass Ring Resources

Make the decision today to pursue personal excellence and grab Your Brass Ring. Free Resources: Full Mission Profile. Every week, our coaches design a hard-core workout based on a real world mission scenario. The Full [...]


 The "Winchester" Workout  Set Up: Assemble 2 person teams Set up 4 stations, consisting of: Push Up - Kettlebell Swing (53/35) Deadlift (135/95) - Sit Ups KB Sumo Deadlift High Pull (53/35) - Box Jumps (24/20) Thruster (65/45) - Push [...]

Sunday 10/5/2008 Rest Day

"Six days you shall do work, and on the seventh day you shall rest" ~Exodus 23:12 Enjoy today. Eat plenty of good food, drink plenty of water, and reflect on your Brass Ring journey. Where [...]

Power Through Plyometrics – (part 1-4)

Strength + Speed = Power Developing an effective training program requires a thorough knowledge of “Training Effect”.  Training Effect simply refers to the cardiovascular, muskulo-skeletal, and central nervous system changes that occur in an athlete’s body [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson On this Thanksgiving Day, I want to actively take the time to appreciate my most treasured of [...]

Friday 10/24/2008 “Rest Day”

Tomorrow's Full Mission Profile is going to be a tough one.  Take it easy today so you can successfully complete your mission tomorrow.

FMP VBSS Debrief

FMP Debrief - Operation "Two if by Sea" On Saturday, March 28th, a group of elite warrior athletes assembled at the YMCA in Portland, OR for Operation: "Two if by Sea". Many of the members [...]

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