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Special Operations Fitness

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Ask Stew: Improvement Needed on Fitness Test

Marines and Sailors Beach Run

There are not many fitness tests out there that exposes a weakness quite like the way PT tests that test for special ops courses do. For instance, the BUD/S PST is a classic mix of requirements: Upper body strength, muscle stamina, ability to swim well, and run fast. Times and scores have to be competitive with the maximum efforts of the bes... more

Special Ops Prep for Log PT and Leg Stamina

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There are a few things most people worry about prior to attending Special Ops programs. Typically there is something that is ultra-challenging to most of the class. It could be rucking without much food (Ranger), swimming skills and PT (SEAL / PJ), or a combination of running, rucking, and swimming constantly. Most will agree that preparing ... more

20 Years of Periodization Training

 Students assigned to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) class 286 participate in a surf passage training exercise at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Kyle D. Gahlau)

I realized I have been using my Periodization style of training now for 20 years, after one of my former Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) prep students reminded me that it was 20 years ago he and his classmates shipped off to BUD/S. That was the year when I learned I needed to make some changes in my personal and profession training prog... more

Preparing for BUDS with Sports

Navy Seal Training

Many students in SEAL training are former athletes, whose training background can make a difference on how well they perform through the school. Here is an email from a young man asking about playing sports in high school to build his foundation before he goes to Navy SEAL training. Dear Stew, I am thinking about joining my school wrestli... more

Tactical Fitness: Adapting Workouts to Fit Personal Schedules

Running on grass

Here is a question that is fairly common when people start workouts they find online or in books and ebooks. The thing to remember if you buy a book or follow someone else’s workout is that you may have to make modifications to fit your schedule, abilities, goals, and time available to train. I'm not sure if you get this question a lot but, I’v... more

Special Ops Selection Preparation: Top Three Tips to Compete

Special Operations Weather Team

Every year people prepare for military, police, fire fighter and special ops selection programs, and every year there are failures due to someone not mastering certain events. As the long list below details, the reasons can range from injury to lack of mental toughness:  Extreme hot / cold temperatures Being comfortable with discom... more

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