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Stew’s Favorites: Spec Ops Triathlon Buildup with Leg PT

Swimming with Fins

As we prepare for an upcoming Special Ops Triathlon - Night Mission (Swim, Run, Ruck), we are adding in a few combo workouts mixed with leg PT to prepare for the extra mileage and weight of the event. This favorite workout of the week is called: Run /​ Ruck /​ Swim and Leg PT — We will be adding mileage to this workout every week as we progress... more

Stew’s Favorites: The Special Ops Triathlon

Summer Swimming Workouts

This fine tuning of the challenging cardio events of the triathlon is now an all-​​time favorite workout. We even made it a quarterly competition with our Heroes of Tomorrow and Special Ops Team here in Maryland. You can arrange the run, swim, ruck of the Special Ops Triathlon in any order, but we often like to make it like a simulated mission ... more

Stew’s Favorites: The Navy PST

Navy exercise 600x400

Over the years, we have created workout plans for various fitness tests, but one thing holds true: Practice taking the test you have to pass on a regular basis. And if you want to crush it — do it twice. That is right. Do a Double PFT. One of our favorite Navy SEAL /​ EOD /​ Diver PST prep workouts is the Double PST arranged in the following ma... more

Decisions — Which Service to Choose?

Talking to Army Recruiter

Questions like these make me appreciate the younger generation more and have hope for the future of our country. This young man wants to serve this great country of ours, but yet is struggling with the decision of the Army or Navy. Here is his question: Sir, I’m currently a junior in high school, and I’m having some trouble deciding upon a bran... more

Don’t Get Confused by the SEAL /​ SWCC Draft

Sailors taking a physical screening test. Sailors interested in applying for SEAL or Special Warfare Combatant– craft Crewman (SWCC) training must complete a timed swim, run, push– ups, sit– ups and pull– ups. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Dominique M. Lasco)

A new system used by Naval Special Warfare has been helping to screen recruits before they get to SEAL or SWCC training. It is called the Spec War Draft. Please do not get this confused with Vietnam era draft. It is more like the NFL draft process and the PST is now considered the Spec War version of the combine. See email from a young man confu... more

Workout Failure — Motivate or Discourage

Pfc. Anthony Muratore, scout sniper screener candidate, conducts a max set of push-ups after completing a 1.5 mile ruck run at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 20, 2015.  (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Kirstin Merrimarahajara)

Workout Failure — Motivate or Discourage Every so often I get an email from a future Special Ops student who is preparing for the challenges of some of the toughest training programs in the world (SEALs, Special Forces, AFPJ/​CCT, RECON /​ MarSOC and foreign groups for SAS, SBS, and the Foreign Legion): Here is the question: Stew, I have been ... more

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