Stew Smith

Stew Smith is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a former Navy SEAL, and author of several fitness and self defense books such as The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness, and Maximum Fitness. As a military fitness trainer, Stew has trained hundreds of students for Navy SEAL, Special Forces, Air Force PJ, Ranger Training, and other physical law enforcement professions. If you are interested in starting a workout program to create a healthy lifestyle - check out the Military.com Fitness eBook store and the Stew Smith article archive at Military.com. To contact Stew with your comments and questions, e-mail him at stew@stewsmith.com.

Stew Smith Article Guide

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.

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: - Th... more

Tactical Fitness with Stew Smith: Combat Swimmer Stroke Critique

Popular Swimming Workouts

Hello Stew, Here is a clip of me swimming the sidestroke. I noticed that my timing might be incorrect for my breaths. This is a 25 meter pool. That looks excellent. However, you should do the breast stroke pullout off the wall instead of kicking into a glide and going right into the stroke. See the three-part breakdown for the pullout sequ... more

Tactical Fitness with Stew Smith: Getting Army Special Forces Fit

Green Berets

Hi Stew, I'm a 16 year old student, currently homeschooled, but I will most likely be graduating early with a 4.0 GPA. I'm interested in joining the Army. I'm really interested in possible Special Forces opportunities with the, specifically the 18D MOS. My biggest concern is fitness. I've always played sports, but I was involved in a car a... more

Tactical Fitness with Stew Smith: Meals Before PFT

Beginning A Fitness Lifestyle Change

Hey Stew, I seem to react better to working out if I eat about two hours before training, not one. Would it be too long to eat and have a small cup of coffee three to four hours before the PFT? I would like to have a small cup of coffee, a banana, and a few baby carrots three to four hours prior to the PFT and water up one to two hours pr... more

Tactical Fitness With Stew Smith: 300m Sprint After the PFT

Sprinting on the track.

Hi Stew, I am former military (Army) and I have to ace the FBI Fitness test. It is almost exactly like the Army and Navy PFT (pushups, sit-ups, 1.5 mile run), but there's an added 300m sprint. Unfortunately, I severely lack in the 300 meter sprint. My current time is 69 seconds and the 52 second minimum seems almost impossible to achieve.... more

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