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 email@example.com.
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
For a while I have been coaching and critiquing young men and women learning proper military swim techniques. Usually they're seeking programs in the military that require an underwater recovery stroke for the entrance fitness test and/or requires swimming with fins during training. These programs include: Navy SEAL, Navy EOD, Navy SWCC, AF ... more
Hi Stew! I know that you do longer workouts in the summer and shorter workouts in the winter by following a bell curve cross-training periodization program through the year. What do you think of the concept of "de-loading" where you systematically increase workout-volume over three-week periods and then, on the fourth week, cut the worklo... more
This morning I woke up at zero dark thirty and made my way to the Washington DC Mall to meet a PT group sponsored by the Lone Survivor Foundation. As a guest PTer, I tried to give the wide fitness range civilian group a small taste of SEAL training. We did some of the basics and then added in teamwork drills and thinking games to the workout... more
It's easy to create imbalances if you do the same old workout each week – missing out on muscle groups that oppose muscles you focus on. Often the upper back is ignored in daily workouts, so you have to make sure if you are doing a lot of pushups, bench presses and other forward pushing exercises that you do some opposing muscle group flexi... more