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Did You Know All of This?

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Did You Know All of This?

There is More To StewSmithFitness.com than a Navy SEAL Fitness Book (In fact, there are more than 40 books, 1000 articles, online coaching - and more)  Who is Stew Smith CSCS? Coach, Trainer, Writer, Podcaster: I'm the former Navy SEAL that tactical candidates go to for books, ebooks and online coaching to prepare themselves to get to and through intense tactical assessment and selection programs and qualify for service in their chosen tactical profession.  See More at StewSmithFitness.com Did You Know?  Did you know that I have been creating workouts for military, special ops, police/SWAT, and firefighters since the 1990s. Not only have many of...

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New Test at BUD/S - Testosterone to Epitestosterone Ratio (T/E Ratio) - Can You Pass It?

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New Test at BUD/S - Testosterone to Epitestosterone Ratio (T/E Ratio) - Can You Pass It?

Conflicting Training Advice That Can Help You Get Through BUD/S: The Best and Worst Advice I Have Ever Given There will be high physical standards, tactical tests, and medical tests to get through BUD/S. To master these testing events will require consistent training, technique, endurance, skill acquisition, and now testosterone and epitestosterone testing. The reaction to students using performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) at SEAL training has led to a reason to test BUDS students for signs of abuse of testosterone or other PEDs that affect testosterone levels.  However, some who are clean and never used PEDs are getting caught up...

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Fall Transition - Seasonal Tactical Fitness Periodization Series

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Fall Transition - Seasonal Tactical Fitness Periodization Series

Seasonal Tactical Fitness Periodization Cycle (Fall Cycle in Stock) New Book and eBook Now Available!Order Book TodayDownload EBOOK Now Though we focus on all the elements of fitness, we are also not building marathon runners, competitive swimmers, or world class power lifters. We are taking current strengths and maintaining them to a degree and focus on building weaknesses to handle the wide variety of challenges that is tactical selection programs. A full year of training is ideal to develop all the elements of fitness as typically everyone has a weakness that they need to make better AND some strengths they...

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Bringing Your A-Game When Needed

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Bringing Your A-Game When Needed

What Does It Mean to Bring Your "A-Game" Bringing your A-Game on big events is nothing new for many of us who have had to rally to get a project completed, push through the 4th quarter of a ballgame, or accomplish a challenging goal like spec ops selection. Regardless of the goal, you may have had to push through fatigue, hit a personal record (PR) for a win, and overcome a high stress moment or series of moments. In the end, it comes down to  your mindset going into such events as the following:  For instance, prior to a job...

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Don't Let Them Get in Your Head

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Don't Let Them Get in Your Head

Stay Focused and Handle Negative Feedback as What It Is - Just Feedback PC: D.McBurnett @mcteams3842 When you are cold, wet, tired, under-performing, or under a boat or log, (especially if you fail an event) you may hear comments directed at you. Just in case you did not hear it the first time, an instructor may use a bullhorn a few inches from your face so you get the message loud and clear. These moments of negative feedback from an instructor are part of the process. You have two choices at this moment. In fact, this moment defines the term...

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