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Special Operations Fitness

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Tactical Fitness: Training Hard with a Busy Study Schedule

Tactical Fitness: Jogging on a Treadmill

Here is a common question taken from a college student with a difficult course load. He's found that long SEAL prep workouts are making his studies more challenging. There are ways to stay in great shape and retain what you study, but it takes smart workout scheduling and good food for proper physical and mental recovery. Mr. Smith, I ha... more

The Perfect Storm for Failure

Air Force weather team candidates.

In life, you might find (or have found) that the amount of time you prepare for a challenging event coincides with your rate of success or failure. As the saying goes: "Don't practice until you get it right. Practice until you can't get it wrong."  No matter what your goal is (scholastic, athletic, military special ops, or in business) thi... more

Tactical Fitness: Advice for Future Special Ops Candidate Teens

Tactical Fitness: SEAL candidates endure surf torture.

I often get questions from teenagers who do challenging things with the goals of building mental toughness and preparing for a future in Special Ops.  Let's just say there is a fine line between being mentally tough and being stupid. Hey Stew, I am 15 years old and want to be a Navy SEAL one day.  I was wondering, how can I replicate Hel... more

Making it TO and THROUGH Training

Airman weightlifting.

Many people confuse the training programs groups like active duty Special Ops perform to maintain their fitness levels for the demands of the profession with how they prepare for challenging schools like BUD/​S, SFAS /​ SFQC, and PJ training to name a few. Here is a question to better describe a very common issue with candidate training program... more

Tactical Fitness and Special Ops Training

Tactical Fitness: running with gear.

Hey Stew, I am working on a project and was curious what your opinion on today’s warrior and Special Ops fitness and which training disciplines best achieve this? Great question! Over the past decade Special Ops Fitness has morphed into a new fitness genre along with military, police, and fire fighter fitness called Tactical Fitness. In fact, t... 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

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