When it comes to preparing for any spec ops selection, what is a proven resource that has stood the test of time every aspiring special operations candidate needs to know?
The quote below is by an active duty Navy SEAL from an email testimonial I received a few years ago. He is what many people who consider serving their country and communities want to become - a member in our Armed Forces / Police Force serving in a special operations capacity.
"Stew - I'm still in the Teams and recently finished up another deployment to Iraq (#4), I just wanted to say hello. Thanks for everything that you do for our police and military and for your dedication to helping people become fit. You have always been an inspiring guy, and you were the primary influence and a big help in my decision to become a SEAL long ago. Take care.” JJ - an active duty Navy SEAL
Here is something YOU need to realize:
DO THIS FIRST: Assess yourself first and focus on your weaknesses. Assess Yourself using this proven assessment tool. If you do not focus on your weaknesses, they will be exposed quickly from the moment you start this journey - even in the recruiting process. You may not even get TO the training.
SECOND: This is important as it applies to you and your special ops fitness preparation – You have to get on a program! These programs have been helping develop active duty operators successfully for over twenty years now. The StewSmithFitness.com Seasonal Tactical Fitness Periodization system works - PERIOD.
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If you're a special ops candidates who wants to know how to really make this work for you, take a minute to check out the information to Get TO and THROUGH the training - at StewSmithFitness.com and check out all the options available (Books, eBooks, Coaching, CSS Video Critiques and more).
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Specific Training for the Special Ops Pipelines
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EBOOKS and BOOKS
It depends: The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness is a classic and focuses on high rep calisthenics and running and swimming base. You will build up your running over 12-18 weeks to 20 miles but very fast paced focus on both the 1.5 mile run for the PST and the 4 mile timed run for weekly run test at BUDS. If you are an athlete with a strong power / strength background in lifting and not running or swimming, Navy SEAL Fitness is ideal for you. IF you need some place to start Navy SEAL Fitness is ideal for you as well because a calisthenics base / running / swimming progression is a good place to build a foundation. Though you will likely need to spend some time in the Navy SEAL Weight Training Book OR if Navy SEAL FItness is too challenging, go with Navy SEAL SWCC, EOD, Diver, PST Phase 1 Workout. Phase 1 is a good starting point if Navy SEAL Fitness program is too tough.
Navy SEAL Weight Training - This is part two (winter lifting phase) of my SEAL Prep program. If you have done the Navy SEAL Fitness (12 weeks to BUDS) program a few times and need a break, this is the next program that integrates lifting with the Navy SEAL Prep training.
Special Ops – Most of my programs tend to focus on getting TO and THROUGH a specific tactical training program. So you may see a mix of all the seasons in some of these books, but if you are training long term, you can take advantage of Seasonal Periodization and save yourself some of the over-use, long term pains that tend to follow many of the tactical preparations - especially on the spec ops level of training.
Start training today with workouts that focus on the specifics of getting to and through tactical profession training from firefighter, police, swat, military to special ops. We have programs to help you get TO and THROUGH training.
Seasonal Tactical Fitness Programs
Especially These That Are Used For Local Spec Ops Candidates Last Year
Tactical Fitness Series - Tactical Fitness, Tactical Strength, and Tactical Mobility is an ALL-encompassing program that focuses on lifting, calisthenics, run, ruck, swim, speed, agility, and flexibility / mobility. Many people focusing on USMC (OCS, RECON, MarSOC) Army Ranger / SF, Air Force Special Warfare, SWAT / Federal Law Enforcement, and Navy Special Warfare have done very well focusing on the Tactical Fitness Series and developing themselves into an all-round Tactical Athlete.
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