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Army PFT Push-up Score Chart
The Army's Basic Training Physical Fitness Test is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance. It is used...
Army PFT Two-Mile Run Score Chart
To ace the running portion of any PFT, it is most important to learn your pace. Recognize breathing, arm swing, leg stride, foo...
Army PFT Sit-up Score Chart
The Army's Physical Fitness program features a Physical Fitness Test and the Army Weight Control Program. The program helps mak...
Army Basic Training PFT
Check out the updated version of the Army PFT.
The Army's Basic Training Physical Fitness Test is a three-event physical perfo...
Military Fitness Center
Tactical Fitness: Balancing Lifts and Calisthenics
Every branch of the military, as well as most law enforcement agencies, get people to prepare for fitness tests with 1.5, 2, a...
Ten Tips to Help You Reduce Your Carbs and Why You Should!
The near immediate results of dropping simple sugars from your diet far outweigh the cravings you may have when you initially ...
Weekly Workout: Back to Basics
Sometimes you need a reset workout: a standard workout that you can fall back on when you have no idea what else to do. For ca...
Ask Stew: Swimming with Fins and PT Tests
There are often questions concerning some of the details of swimming with fins what watching a video does not answer. Here a...
Weekly Workout: Weight Vests
If you are used to doing mostly calisthenics and looking to transition into a phase of weight training over the Fall / Winter,...
Special Ops Selection Preparation: Top Three Tips to Compete
Every year people prepare for military, police, fire fighter and special ops selection programs, and every year there are fail...
Weekly Workout: Speed Day
If you are getting tired of long slow distance (LSD) runs and want a change of pace, add some interval training with some fast...
Tactical Fitness with Stew Smith: Meals Before PFT
I seem to react better to working out if I eat about two hours before training, not one. Would it be too long to ...
Physical Fitness Tests - Do They Really Matter?
Here is an email from a distinguished military and law enforcement officer concerning physical fitness testing in military and ...
Tactical Fitness: Sending Food to a Loved One at Ranger School
My son is going to Ranger school in a few days and mentioned that the Ranger students can receive a care package in...
Interval Training for the PFT Run
Improving Your PFT Run Time
I received an email asking if interval training was a good way to improve speed in your military P...
Tactical Fitness: Which Branch to Serve?
Here is an email from a young college student who is destined for a life of service. The problem is selecting which service. ...
Gym in a Bag
In 1991, when we shipped our tanks to Saudi Arabia from Germany, in addition to the 40 main gun rounds, 25,000 rounds of 7.62, ...
Tactical Fitness: Are Fighters Born or Made?
It's a pleasure to email you. I’ve been thinking lately – the difference between making it in special operations programs and...
Getting the Bigger Bench
Been stuck at 185 on your bench press for what seems like decades and looking to finally crack 200?
Well, no promises...
Tactical Fitness: How Much is Too Much?
Here is a great question about pre- military training for special ops-world fitness levels. This young man is preparing for ...
How to Master Obstacle Courses
Many pre- military and law enforcement recruits who are training for their future training programs often are hit with this pro...
Trainer: Stew Smith, Navy SEAL
Military Health & Wellness
Reducing Your Blood Pressure
Here is an email that I receive with increasing regularity as of late. More and more young people have elevated blood pressure...
Can You Quit Smoking?
Are you trying to quit smoking? Have you attempted to start up a workout program but just cannot start a cessation program for ...
Stress - Work it Out!
In a fast paced world where the fine line of work and relaxation has been blurred with wireless technology and the development ...
Stay Active With Age
"I am 61 Years old retired officer and use to be in good shape but after a desk job for the past several years well you can ima...
The Fundamentals of Nutrition
When people stop exercising and no longer care about what they eat, they can gain five to ten pounds a year, on average. That's...
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