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Tactical Fitness Training /​ Testing Ideas

Air Force run

Training large groups with varied fitness levels is one of the most challenging things to accomplish with success. Success will be defined by the group’s increased fitness levels as well as not injuring people who maybe ill-​​prepared for new and challenging exercises. Here is a great question from a new PT coordinator concerned with adding new ... more

Back to the Drawing Board — Help!

Sick in bed

Often injuries or illnesses occur and derail our fitness and progress made over many months and years of effort. This can be extremely frustrating to any hard charging military or fitness buff. Getting back into it after several weeks or months of recovery time can be a shock to the system and a bruise to the ego if efforts and expectations are ... more

Interval Pyramid Tempo Training

Ready to run.

This is an article recently written by a friend of mine — retired Royal Commando “Sol” Sollerer. A number of people have approached me saying they have reached a plateau in terms of how fast they can run 10km, 5km race, or even the military 1.5 mile PFT – and they want advice. Here it is! Interval training sessions, expect you to run for a set... more

Tactical Fitness: Pushups After a Collar Bone Injury


After an injury, getting back to normal can take some time as it is a process that has to follow these steps: Injury Reduce Swelling Healing Regain Full Range of Motion Rebuilding Back to Normal This process can take a few weeks to more than a year depending upon the inury's severity, and if surgery is requ... more

Build, Find, or Buying a Pullup Bar Options

Marine Corps poolee Zaid Alithawi conducts pull ups

Here is an emailed question about not having the facilities to do pullups. I have a hard time with this one as I have not been a gym member for nearly twenty years and have no issues with finding pullup bars or even building my own for little or no money. Just use some good old fashioned ingenuity or buy an inexpensive pullup bar system if you n... more

What Are Some Group PT Ideas — Advanced Level?

The Five Day Pre-Boot Camp

Here is a commonly asked email from military members who are placed in charge of their command’s group PT program, but this one is a request for more advanced workouts for his hardcore group at his command. See his request: Stew, Thanks for your numerous articles /​ books as I have used them since I was a civilian several years ago. Now, I am p... more

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