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    Stew Smith
    After reflecting on the last twenty-plus years that I've been involved in fitness as a student athlete, a service member and v...
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Tactical Fitness: Really!

SIRT pistol with attachment.

The term Tactical Fitness is a fairly new concept. It’s still being defined after a decade of varying programs that prepare candidates for challenging professions in military, special ops, police, SWAT, and firefighting organizations. Though all the jobs are different, they all demand one thing – fitness. In a tactical profession, fitness c... more

Train Before You Enter the Military

Train Before You Enter the Military

I often get emails from people young and old about getting prepared for military training, and also from veterans who want to be in the shape they used to be when they served in the military. Here is a list of just a few of the many former military officers and enlisted who train civilians to not only lose weight and get healthy, but prepare for... more

Lose Weight and Get Fit for Duty

Lose Weight and Get Fit for Duty

Often young men and women ask me about training for the military and police officer  professions, but unfortunately most of them (about 60% who email me) have to lose weight in order to meet the minimum requirements for the height and weight / body fat standards. The military refused more than 47,000 people due to not passing the height-weight /... more

Running Distance vs. Timed Run Fitness Test

Running Distance vs. Timed Run Fitness Test

Sometimes we think we are in shape because a "test looks easy" or "you were in shape in high school", but many people fail to prepare for a fitness test and wind up realizing they need to change their training AND their thinking. Check out this email: Stew - I run all the time 4-5 days a week and usually get 25-30 miles a week, so I have a runn... more

Navy SEAL Fitness Prep

Navy SEAL Fitness Prep

I received similar emails from two young men under 22 years of age, both seeking fitness preparation information for military and law enforcement occupations. The problem with many younger (and older) Americans is that the current fitness/health conditions they maintain are not good enough to ensure success at a military boot camp or a law enfor... more

Law Enforcement Running Test

Law Enforcement Running Test

I have received similar emails from two young men under 22 years of age, both seeking fitness preparation information for military and law enforcement occupations. The problem with many younger (and older) Americans is that the current fitness/health conditions they maintain are not good enough to ensure success at a military boot camp or a law ... more

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