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How to G.R.A.D.U.A.T.E.: Develop a Body and Mind to Succeed (Special Ops Candidate )

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How to G.R.A.D.U.A.T.E.: Develop a Body and Mind to Succeed (Special Ops Candidate )

Are You Ready to GRADUATE?  I have seen many like you over the years - in fact, I was like you myself - a candidate preparing for Special Ops Training. You have a big dream, a big goal, and a tough program to manage. You’ve started it with every intention of succeeding and giving it your all. You’ve been working hard, and you’ve made some great progress. You’re feeling energized and motivated. You are not even worried that you won’t be able to keep it up or if you are even on the right track yet. You are just excited! We...

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The ITA Loop of Preparation for Spec Ops Training

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The ITA Loop of Preparation for Spec Ops Training

If you have done any military reading, you may have heard of the OODA Loop (learn more) - a process we initiate every time we decide to act or not in any given situation. But here is something new - The ITA Loop! This week, I first heard of the preparation process I nicknamed the ITA Loop from a Midshipman at the Naval Academy giving a quick five minute presentation. The concepts are nothing new to those who have selected a challenging goal, but the loop process is a great way of understanding how the journey to the ultimate achievements of getting...

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Are You Just Interested OR Actually Interested in Hard Work?

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Are You Just Interested OR Actually Interested in Hard Work?

Many Are "Interested in Special Ops" But Few Want to Work Hard to Get There... Many just fail to understand the level of preparation required. It is not just the fitness test, it is a lifetime of hard work in school. sports, and tedious jobs to earn some spending money or help your family with bills. Team work, building resilience / mental toughness, and creating a never quit mentality IS all part of the type of life long preparation needed to succeed in ANYTHING you are interested in doing. If you are interested - WHY are you interested? Do you...

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Reach Your Fitness Goals After 40 with the Tactical Fitness (40+) Series by Stew Smith CSCS

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Reach Your Fitness Goals After 40 with the Tactical Fitness (40+) Series by Stew Smith CSCS

Take Control of Your Health and Fitness After 40 with the Tactical Fitness for the Athlete Over 40 Series (All Levels of Fitness) Are you over 40 and need to get in great shape and stay that way for the rest of your life? If so, Tactical Fitness (40+) Series is a four-part program that begins with the Foundation Rebuilding Program (For Beginners or Those Recovering from Injury). The following levels of fitness progress logically with these programs: - Taking It To The Next Level:  Ready to Advance Your Fitness - Ready to Compete: Preparing for the Next Challenge -...

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New to Tactical Training? Make a Fitness Budget - AKA Seasonal Tactical Fitness Periodization

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New to Tactical Training? Make a Fitness Budget - AKA Seasonal Tactical Fitness Periodization

Train Foundationally to Improve ALL Elements of Fitness - Train Specifically for the Individual Events of your Future Yes - Fitness Training is THIS Important! Are you getting ready to take on the challenge of becoming a tactical athlete? You’re likely already familiar with the importance of physical fitness in this role, but it can be difficult to know how to budget your resources to get the most out of your fitness training. Seasonal Tactical Fitness Periodization IS that budgeting system.  If you are prepping to serve your country or community within the tactical professions (military, police, Fire / EMT),...

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