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Training for a Military Career

Training for a Military Career

Training for a military career? How about Special Forces?

This is a one-stop article to better help people search for answers while cruising through the Stew Smith article archive. The first section focuses on pre-military training that will prepare you for Boot Camp or Basic Military Training. The second section of this page will help you learn more about - and train for - each of the services Special Forces and Operations career paths:

Preparing for Military Basic and other Training

- Fit to Serve?
- Prepare Yourself for Boot Camp
- Getting Prepared for Bootcamp
- No Weights at Bootcamp
- Pre-Bootcamp Training
- Dealing With PFT Anxiety

Pre-Military Training

- Pushup System
- The Service Academy CFA
- Older, Wiser, Ready to Serve!
- Preparing Physically for a Second Career
- Remedial Fitness for Military
- Army PFT Overview
- Air Force Basic

Army Advanced Courses and Special Forces

- Army Air Assault School Workout
- Army Rangers
- Weight Gain for Ranger School
- Army Special Forces - Green Berets
- Army Airborne School
- Training for Ruck Marches

Navy Advanced Courses and Special Forces

- Navy SWCC
- Navy SEALs training #1
- Navy SEALs training #2
- Navy SEALs training #3
- How to go Navy Special Ops
- Getting Fit for SEAL Training
- The Combat Swimmer Stroke
- Passing Military Swimming Tests

U.S.M.C. Special Operations

- Marine RECON

U.S. Air Force Special Operations

- Air Force PJs

Coast Guard Special Operations:

- Helicopter Rescue Swimmers - Saving Lives Everyday
- Passing Military Swimming Tests

This article should help you find the standards you should reach prior to joining the military. It is always recommended to never strive for the minimum physical standards when seeking a profession that requires a fit body to perhaps save your life or the lives of your comrades. If you are seeking to get back into shape and want to be as fit as one of the above military members, check with your doctor before starting any fitness program.

Stew Smith is a former Navy SEAL and fitness author certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. If you are interested in starting a workout program to create a healthy lifestyle - check out the Fitness eBook store and the Stew Smith article archive at To contact Stew with your comments and questions, e-mail him at

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