Stew Smith Article Guide

A civil affairs candidate runs as part of his physical fitness test.
A civil affairs candidate assigned to the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School runs down a trail during an early morning physical fitness test at Camp Mackall, N.C., Feb. 24, 2021. (K. Kassens/U.S. Army photo)

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 a look at some of the topics and titles:

Get started with a program for better health:

What to eat and tips on dieting:

Tips on push-ups, pull-ups and abdominal fitness:

Tips on training for Special Forces:

How to ace the PFT:

How to prepare for boot camp:

How to become a better runner:

Easing the pain of injuries:

Workouts for those who are busy or traveling:

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. Visit his Fitness eBook store if you’re looking to start a workout program to create a healthy lifestyle. Send your fitness questions to

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