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:
What Fitness Standards are GOOD ENOUGH for Special Ops?
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.
Official Military Special Ops Recruiting Links:
Air Force Special Warfare - ParaRescue, CCT, TACP, Special Recon, SERE are jobs within Air Force Special Operations Command - ground fighters.
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.
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...
Army / USMC Rucking Prep
New Army CFT and Rucking Prep / 2020 Changes
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
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
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