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Special Operations Fitness

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Putting the Cart Before the Horse for Military Preparation

1st Lt. Tyler Benjamin working out

There are many young, motivated teenagers who have planned their future of service and are now ready to prepare. Many of these young men and women have 6 to 8 years before they will even start a selection program or boot camp. If you are a younger teen and have several years to prepare yourself for future endeavors in the military, here is a... more

Marine RECON and MARSOC

Marine RECON and MARSOC

Marine RECON and MARSOC – Changes in Structure / Operations Since the early years after September 11, 2001, the United States has ramped up its battle against terrorists worldwide and the special operations community has grown and changed to better prepare our special operators to do their mission. The Marine Corps has also changed the way t... more

Coast Guard Specialized Forces Overview

U S Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces

U.S. Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces: D.O.G. - Deployable Operations Group I have been asked by a few future Coast Guardsmen about the new fitness test utilized by DOG. First of all, I had to figure out what DOG was. After some research, the good news is that the fitness test is very similar to law enforcement fitness tests used by ma... more

Special Forces - Special Operations Fitness Test

New Special Operations Fitness Test

There is a new Special Forces / Special Operations fitness test making its way around the Team areas and creating a fun and competitive event for many of our Army, Navy, Air Force, USMC Special Operators. It is called the Upper body Round Robin (UBRR). The test consists of seven upper body exercises, a speed and long distance run. The UBRR provi... 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

Tactical Fitness: How Much is Too Much?

Tactical Fitness: Pushup count.

Here is a great question about pre- military training for special ops-world fitness levels.  This young man is preparing for what will be very tough physically and mentally – SEAL Training.  The days are physically grinding and all candidates get to a point where they have to dig deep mentally to keep pushing themselves physically. So, the... more

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