Spec Ops Prep - List of Articles -
Research One Stop Shop
This list will keep you busy for quite some time learning what you can about a future profession you are considering. Do yourself a favor and learn more about the process, the preparation required, and the job itself - then don't even talk to a recruiter until you are physically ready to crush a PST.
The following list of articles are for general research and information on training as well as links to official recruiting sites that should be where you start on this journey:
But first are you THIS person? Spec Ops Candidates - read
Here is HOW you can be a Better Recruit - Prepare.
Check Out These Podcast Interviews with former Special Operators
If I Could Give Advice to my Younger Spec Ops Prepping Self...
What Fitness Standards are GOOD ENOUGH for Special Ops?
Physical Assessment Tools to get TO and THROUGH Training
See what is "good enough" - PST Type Scores - See recommendations to PT / Cardio scores prior to joining.
Now - how about your durability - strength numbers - See recommendations of strength scores prior to joining.
BTW "Good Enough: is exceeding the standard not just meeting the standard.
Set a PERFORMANCE Starting Line - Not an Arbitrary Timeline
Crush the PST | PST Clinic | PAST Test Workout | 50-50 Swim Workout
Air Force 50-50 Workout | Fix Your Kick | Classic Week of PST Training |
CSS One Stop Shop Videos / Articles
Official Military Special Ops Recruiting Links:
Navy SEAL / SWCC - SEALSWCC.com (if going SEAL or SWCC)
Army Special Forces - Special Forces, Ranger, 160th SOAR, Civil Affairs / Psy Ops are jobs within Army Special Operations Command.
Air Force Special Warfare - ParaRescue, CCT, TACP, Special Recon, SERE are jobs within Air Force Special Operations Command - ground fighters.
Marine Corps - RECON Recruiting and MarSOC Info
Navy Special Warfare:
So You Wanna Be a Frogman - Good starting point for BUD/S Prep and critical reading of articles and viewing of videos on this one page.
Ten Questions About SEAL Training and Life
Learn How to Crush the PST - The PST Clinic
Better PST Score Information on Training Ideas
Build a Faster Run and Swim - PST Related
The PST Strategy - Practice and Build Your Own Strategy
Getting To and Through BUD/S - The Basics of Training you need to know. There is getting TO BUD/S by passing a PST, then there is getting THROUGH BUD/S by preparing yourself specifically for events at BUDS (log pt, boats, 4 mile runs, 2 mile swims with fins, etc)...
I want to go to BUDS when I graduate...STOP and read first...
The Classic PST Week of Training - Workout Referenced in the video:
Be a GOOD Runner - Running Program
Get Faster at Running - Five Tips
Swimming and Treading Skills - Practice / Watch Videos
DUDE - You Are Not is Swimming Shape
Pull - Breathe - Kick - Glide ...repeat LEARN THIS!!
#1 Most Important Part of Swimming - Streamline
Army / USMC Rucking Prep
Army Ranger / Special Forces Training Pipeline
New Army CFT and Rucking Prep / 2020 Changes
How Good is Good Enough - USMC
Air Force Special Warfare
The program to become any of the professionals in the Air Force Special Warfare program is similarly set up to the BUDS prep included a similar Prep Course and the PAST Test is the same exercises as the PST (just different order). See some of the PST related articles for physical assistance.
General Tactical Fitness Training Information
Learn How to do Seasonal Periodization to Build Tactical Athlete Skills
Twelve Questions / Answers About Mental Toughness
Quitting or Not Quitting - The Choice is YOURS
Who is Stew Smith? Coach, Trainer, Author, Podcaster: I'm the former Navy SEAL that 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 StewSmithFitness.com
Where to Find More Information About Optimal Performance Training Programs
When you start training again, consider the seasonal tactical fitness model. I call it A WAY to train and obviously not the only way to train. But it offers the opportunity to never neglect your weaknesses, helps with flexibility and mobility, but will also put you at a level of physical abilities where you are happy with your overall ability to just about anything. We have a systems where the seasons dictate our training. When it is nicer outside, we tend to run and do more calisthenics. When it is colder and not so nice, we lift more, run, less, and still maintain our outdoor activities with shorter runs and rucks. Check it out: Seasonal Tactical Fitness Periodization System.
My most recent programs that walk you through these four cycles with 12 weeks of each season in two programs.
These Seasonal Tactical Fitness BLOCK Periodization programs will walk you through 4 x 4 weeks cycles with 16 weeks of each season in two programs. (32 total weeks)
The Specific Military / Special Ops Physical Fitness Workouts Where Optimal Performance Will Be Tested Each Day
Navy SEAL Workout Phase 1
Navy SEAL Workout Phase 2 - 3
Navy SEAL Workout Phase 4 Grinder PT
Navy SWCC Workout
Army PFT Workout (Prep For Rucking, OPAT, ACFT)
Army Special Forces / Ranger Workout
Army Air Assault School Workout
Army Airborne Workout
Advanced Running Program - Special Ops Supplement Plan
USMC RECON / MarSOC Workout
USMC OCS / TBS Workout
USMC IST and PFT
The Combat Conditioning Workout
Air Force PJ / CCT Workout Battlefield Airman Prep Course
The UBRR Upper Body Round Robin Workout / Spec Ops version
The Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer / Navy SAR Workout
The Service Academy Workout (West Point, Navy, Air Force Academy)
The Navy, Air Force, Marine Corp Boot Camp Workout
The Law Enforcement Physical Fitness Workouts
The FBI Academy Workout | FBI Workout Vol 2
The DEA Workout
The FLETC Workout - Ace the PEB
The PFT Bible: Pushups, Sit-ups, 1.5 Mile Run
The Fire Fighter Workout - Ace the CPAT
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