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Tactical Fitness: Preparing for Army Special Forces Selection

Tactical Fitness: Army Special Forces

Preparing for any Special Ops Selection program can take many months of specific training as well as a lifetime of physical activity (sports, manual labor, outdoor hobbies). There are many skills you should practice on your own prior to attending boot camp if you are a civilian, as bootcamp is not designed to prepare you for the rigors of a... more

Special Forces - Special Operations Fitness Test

New Special Operations Fitness Test

There is a new Special Forces / Special Operations fitness test making its way around the Team areas and creating a fun and competitive event for many of our Army, Navy, Air Force, USMC Special Operators. It is called the Upper body Round Robin (UBRR). The test consists of seven upper body exercises, a speed and long distance run. The UBRR provi... more

Top 10 Things to Know Prior to Army Special Forces Training

Special Forces candidate critique

Getting ready for Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS), the first step to attending the Special Forces Qualification Course, requires commitment and a near life time of preparation. I recently spoke to a Special Forces operator and we discussed the top ten things a SF candidate needs to know before they take the SFAS challenge.   ... more

Tactical Fitness: Mixing Power Lifting with Tactical Fitness Training

Tactical Fitness: powerlifting in the Army.

Mr. Smith, I have a few questions regarding my current training and future preparation for a life of military service.  I have over a year to train before I enlist, so I would like some advice please.  –Jim 1. In my powerlifting program we do a lot of power cleans and my coach says it's a great exercise for powerlifters, bodybuilders,... more

Tactical Fitness with Stew Smith: Getting Army Special Forces Fit

Green Berets

Hi Stew, I'm a 16 year old student, currently homeschooled, but I will most likely be graduating early with a 4.0 GPA. I'm interested in joining the Army. I'm really interested in possible opportunities with the Special Forces, specifically the 18D MOS. My biggest concern is fitness. I've always played sports, but I was involved in a car ac... more

Training for Ruck Marches

Training for Ruck Marches

I often get emails from soldiers and civilians who are training for Ranger or Special Forces courses on how to prepare for the Ruck Marches. Many civilians training to join the Army ask more specific questions concerning how the Ruck Marches are performed. For example here is a Ranger / SF hopeful: "I'm currently a civilian and about to join t... more

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