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Military

Train for duty. Train for life.

Each day, members of the military face new and unexpected challenges as conditions, terrains, and situations are always changing, requiring various physical assets and skills to succeed and, sometimes, survive. EXOS takes great pride in training members of the military and helping prepare and preserve the military's most important asset—human capital.

EXOS' military programs maximize the physical assets tactical athletes need to be successful every day for every mission by building strength, power, speed, and agility, while increasing flexibility and mobility to decrease the potential for injury. Integrating training programs with supportive nutrition and recovery strategies support both non-duty and mission operations for peak performance.

EXOS' Tactical Military programs include the Intensive Restoration and Training program as well as Tactical Military Education courses.

Intensive Restoration and Training Program

When a professional athletes gets injured they have a team relying on them. The same is true for tactical athletes. Their team needs them to return to action and provide their knowledge, skills, and expertise. Just  like our support of professional athletes, we’re passionately dedicated to helping wounded warriors return to pain-free activity and high-intensity training so that they may continue to serve with their teams.

Built specifically for tactical athletes, the Intensive Restoration and Training (IRT) program bridges the gap between rehabilitation therapy and intensive performance training. Working together with TRICARE medical teams, our specialists create personalized training, nutrition, and recovery strategies, providing athletes the opportunity to focus solely on their recovery and training.

“Since coming to Athletes' Performance, I've been able to perform and do things physically that I didn't think I'd be able to do again. Just becoming stronger, you have a sense of accomplishment that you've pushed past a plateau, and you're really satisfied day-in and day-out. Coming here allows you to return to the job that you're so passionate about.”

—TSgt Marc Esposito

The IRT program includes:

  • Performance Training — strength, power, speed and agility
  • Physical Therapy — rehabilitation of current injuries and injury prevention strategies
  • Performance Nutrition — personalized fueling and hydration plans to maximize performance

The Intensive Restoration and Training (IRT) program also serves as the backbone for the Eagle Fund, a joint charity between EXOS and the Andrews Institute that provides restoration and training services to wounded warriors.

“Before coming here, I was barely able to jump, barely able to run. Since coming to Athletes' Performance six weeks ago, I’m running 15 minutes on a treadmill and running sprints on a field. Things I never thought I’d be doing a year out from my injuries. I definitely feel that coming here has changed my life for the better.”

—Injured Special Forces soldier

If you’re an injured tactical athlete, a team leader with injured soldiers, or a charitable organization dedicated to helping wounded warriors return to duty, contact us today to learn more about our Intensive Restoration and Training programs and The Comeback Initiative.

Tactical Military Education

EXOS is proud to offer specialized education opportunities for tactical athletes to help them best prepare themselves and their teams for peak physical performance. Based on EXOS' proven methodology fueled by scientific research and application, our education programs in performance training, rehabilitation and nutrition help tactical athletes learn how to best support themselves and their teams with an integrated industry-leading training system.

SOF Tactical Military Mentorship COI

This two-week offering is designed as a Level 1 course introducing the principles of the EXOS system. Each attendee of this event will experience an environment that combines both didactic and practical application sessions to impart skills and exercise patterns that are fundamental to movement. Education will focus on strategies that are applicable across a variety of tactical environments. Attendees will take away simple strategies to use in various training environments that will help them and their team reach and sustain maximum performance. Strategies include movement-based skills, performance nutrition, cardiovascular heart rate training zones and corrective exercises.

Topics covered in the SOF Tactical Military Mentorship include:

  • EXOS methodology: A systems-based approach
  • Pillar strength and applications to the tactical environment
  • Movement preparation
  • Introduction to the Functional Movement Screen™
  • Fundamentals of plyometric and medicine ball training
  • Movement skills
  • Strength and power development
  • Energy System Development
  • Foundation nutrition, recovery nutrition and deployment nutrition for the tactical athlete
  • Movement-based program design
  • Recovery and regeneration

SOF personnel successfully completing this course will have satisfied the prerequisite education to attend the Level 2 offering, SOF Functional Training Instructor COI.

For more information on the SOF Functional Training Instructor COI and how you can secure a spot through your human performance program officer, contact Harold Hill, director of tactical performance programs, at (850) 916-8650 or hhill@TeamEXOS.com.

SOF Functional Training Instructor COI

This two-week offering is designed as a Level 2 course covering the advanced principles of the EXOS system. The primary objective of this course is to educate, train, test and qualify a percentage of the SOF population as element level instructors in the specific physical preparations required to prepare, maintain and preserve Human Capital over a 30-year life cycle. Education is delivered across the application and analysis rungs of learning. The first week will increase the depth and scope of the principles of the EXOS system as first taught in the Military Mentorship Level 1 course. Week two will require the attendee to create and coach multiple training sessions with a variety of demands as the participant will be scored on their coaching and application of the EXOS system to pass qualification.

Candidates for this course must have completed the Military Mentorship training as a prerequisite. This can't be waived.

Topics covered in the SOF Functional Training Instructor COI include:

  • Review of EXOS methodology: A systems-based approach
  • Pillar strength and applications to the tactical environment
  • Coaching and cueing for movement preparation
  • Implementation of the Functional Movement Screen™ and resulting correcting strategies
  • Program progression of plyometric and medicine ball training
  • Application and explanation of movement skills
  • Identifying and correcting common movement dysfunctions
  • Program design for strength and power development
  • Body composition assessment, meal builder application and nutrition coaching strategies
  • Coaching and cueing for linear and multidirectional movement
  • Strategies for recovery and regeneration

For more information on the SOF Tactical Military Mentorship COI and how you can secure a spot through your human performance program officer, contact Harold Hill, director of tactical performance programs, at (850) 916-8650 or hhill@TeamEXOS.com.

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