Stew Smith Article Guide

by Stew Smith

For the past few years I have written weekly articles on fitness, military forces training, injuries, and starting a fitness program. If you are looking for answers to questions concerning military fitness, it is probably in the article archive. Take look at some of the topics and titles:

Get started with a program for better health:

- The Psychology of Fitness
- Starting a Fitness Program
- Motivation to Change Your Life
- Overwhelmed at Fitness Centers? Don't Be
- Beginning A Fitness Lifestyle Change

What to eat and tips on dieting:

- Helpful Hints for Dieting
- Avoiding Diabetes
- The Food Pyramid and Other Options
- Will a Low Carbohydrate Diet Hurt My Workout?

Tips on pushups, pullups, and abdominal fitness:

- Practice for Perfect Push-Ups
- Tips for Better Pullups
- How to Lose the Love Handles
- Achieving Washboard Abs
- Resting with Crunches?
- Pyramid PT

Tips on training for Special Forces:

- Navy SEALs training #1
- Navy SEALs training #2
- Navy SEALs training #3
- The Combat Swimmer Stroke
- Army Rangers Training
- Green Berets Training
- Army Airborne School
- Marine RECON Training
- Air Force Para Rescue (PJs)
- Navy Special Warfare Combatant Crewman (SWCC)

How to ace the PFT:

- Taper Before Testing
- Succeed by Failing?
- PFT Anxiety

How to prepare for Bootcamp:

- No Weights at Boot Camp
- Pre-Boot Camp Training
- Prepare Yourself for Boot Camp

How to become a better runner:

- Running Plan for Marathons
- Interval Training
- Too Hot to Run?

Easing the pain of injuries:

- Lower Back Pains
- Shoulder Workouts and Rehab
- Knee and Running Injuries

Workouts for those who are busy or travelling:

- Busy Workout on Travel
- The Office Workout
- Circuit Training - Get in a Quick One
- The Best Twenty Minute Workout
- Make Fitness a Hobby

There are several other articles dealing with issues from quitting smoking to my Ask Stew Column filled with popular questions and detailed answers. Read through some of these, but still feel free to email me with any fitness questions.

Stew Smith is a former Navy SEAL and fitness author certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. If you are interested in starting a workout program to create a healthy lifestyle - check out the Fitness eBook store and the Stew Smith article archive at To contact Stew with your comments and questions, e-mail him at