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Answer to the Question: Am I Doing Enough to Prepare?

Stew smith

Stop wasting time wondering if you are
doing enough to prepare.

Here is the answer every a person who wants to serve their country or community needs to know. From a soldier who is proving to his cadre (and himself) that he is ready for the next level of the pipeline:

"Hey sir, I just wanted to thank you for helping me prepare for service with the Army.  I am gearing up for RASP and recently scores a 300 on the APFT and a 597 on the ACFT thanks largely to your Army Special Ops - Ranger / SF Workout Book (or EBOOK) as well as your Spec Ops Running Plan.  Those two resources together were immensely helpful prior shipping.  Thanks again"  

- From Sam - A Soldier on his Spec Ops journey from a email testimonial.

Helping people prepare for the challenges of pre-selection and selection is what we do at 

The answer is programming like the Army PFT / CFT and Ranger / SF Programs created by Stew Smith will help you prepare for your Army pipeline of training - PT, lifting, running, and rucking.  But as with Navy, Marine, Air Force Spec Ops programs, these programs ONLY work if YOU do. 


Here's how this applies to special ops candidate as well as becoming a member of the military, police, or fire fighter tactical profession:

  • The programs you see at are designed to take the guess work at what you need to be doing prior to joining the service. Combined with your previous athletic history these programs help you tighten up any weaknesses you may have developed as you focused on your sports primarily in the past.

  • What are the elements of fitness you need to focus on to have the ability to get TO and THROUGH Training and stay operational? ALL OF THEM.  Strength, power, speed, agility, endurance (run, ruck, swim), muscle stamina, flexibility, mobility, and grip. 

So, let's put this into action:

  • Assess your weaknesses first. Then get on a program that will develop your weaknesses while helping you to maintain your strengths. In the end you will be a well rounded tactical athlete, but it takes time doing things you may not like or particularly good at doing.

By the way...

If you're one of those a people who wants to serve their country and who is serious about learning how to really make this work for you, take a couple of minutes to check out this free podcast and article for the Four Steps to Prepare for Service.

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Check out all the articles in the Articles Section, watch/listen to the Podcasts, check out all the free swimming videos, as well as books, ebooks, and coaching options available to personalize your training journey all at

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. We also have training programs to help you with training as you age in these professions (Tactical Fitness 40+ series).



and even more at Complete List of Books / eBooks...

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

Also the more specific Ranger / SF Training program builds you up with calisthenics, weight training, and challenging runs and rucks in order to prepare you for 5 mile runs and 12 mile rucks, log PT, pullups, pushups, situps, and more.  You should also consider the Army Ranger Flash Cards, there is a lot of information you are learn while you wait to attend schools – see

The Warrior Workout Series - If you are solid with making your own workouts, but need some ideas.  This three part series has 300 workouts (100 / book) to pick from focusing on all the elements of fitness and training programs. Each book is organized with periodization cycles in mind along with calisthenics only, weights / calisthenics mix, cardio options and more. Warrior Workout 1   -  Warrior Workout 2  -   Warrior Workout 3. 

Who Is The Coach, Trainer, Author Stew Smith?

 I'm the former Navy SEAL that military recruits and special ops 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

Check out the Complete List of Training Programs (Spec Ops, Military, Police, Fire) 

 OR Do You Want my REAL TIME Seasonal Periodization Training - Delivered Weekly?

Get Weekly Unpublished Workouts Tested and Evaluated by local Stew Smith Training programs. 

Stew Smith Fitness Membership – You have access to years of workouts for both beginner / intermediate and advanced / special ops levels of fitness. Each week you will receive new and unpublished workouts being tested by Navy SEAL veteran / Stew Smith CSCS and his local group of future tactical professionals in both basic training and advanced spec ops training programming. The latest videos, articles, and other programming will be part of the weekly data feed to members as well. We go through the Seasonal Tactical Fitness Periodization program one week at a time.

If You Need a More Personalized Approach to Fit Your Needs, Goals, Time per Day, Days per week, Facilities, Abilities, etc...Try Online Coaching

Questions?  Just email me at

At - List of Products and Services

  1. FREE Articles
  2. Podcasts and Swimming Videos at page  
  3. eBooks
  4. Books and eBooks in PRINT
  5. Stew Smith Fitness Club membership site
  6. Online Coaching  


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