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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
Stew – I have a few questions about diving fins, booties, and the best way to swim using them. I bought dive boots and dive socks to wear with my fins. Is this how they do it at BUD/S? The boots made it much harder for me to get a good kick. With just the sock I was much better and swam 45 seconds per 50m. Will I be allowed to wear just th... more
Hey Mr. Smith, I am a 13 year old boy, about 5'2", 100 lbs, and I can do 70 pushups without stopping. I can also do about 50 sit ups in two minutes and run a mile in 6:30. How I can prove my endurance and strength overall? Are there any exercises I can perform daily, or any specific activates that will help prepare me for boot camp? Other... more
Stew, I have 50 days until basic training and I can only do 40 pushups and 60 situps max and haven't started running yet any advice or anything thanks! Steve Well, 50 days is plenty of time to build your calisthenics towards average to above average levels. See The PT Progression workout article series and mix in more PT Pyram... more