Tactical Fitness is THE book on Tactical Fitness – period.
Are You Ready for ALL the Tasks of the Dirty Dozen?
You might be great at something due to your athletic history, but what are your weaknesses? If you are good at everything, you will find the answer and the test to assess your abilities in this book. This program prepares and objectively tests you in ALL the elements of fitness with the Stew Smith Tactical Fitness Test - The Dirty Dozen. The goal of Tactical Fitness is to effectively build a tactical athlete using a proven system by working weakness but not neglecting any strengths along the way. Written by Stew Smith CSCS, a former Navy SEAL with over 20 years of tactical fitness coaching and writing experience.
Tactical Fitness is a creation of nearly 15 years of evolution using my Tactical Fitness Periodization System. When the term "Tactical Fitness" was created, I wrote the book on it as I was sitting on more than 20 years of military, police, and firefighting training programming. This program focuses on the complete tactical athlete and engages ALL the elements of fitness - - strength/power, endurance / muscle stamina, speed/agility, mobility / flexibility, and grip. See how they work together to build a complete Tactical Athlete:Are YOU good at ALL of these? You better be.
This is MY Venn Diagram of what the tactical athlete needs to become. GOOD at all of these fitness elements - not great at one or two and neglect the others. Any weakness you have will be revealed in a few hours of your selection program.
Most people have strengths and weaknesses when they start their journey into tactical fitness. If you have a weakness of running, swimming, or hitting high repetitions calisthenics testing scores, this book is ideal for you. If you think 1.5 mile run is long distance and need to practice swimming, this book is ideal for you. Need to build durability and strength for general load bearing events (rucking, equipment / buddy carry), this book is for you. Quite frankly, this program works to help you build a tactical fitness foundation and maintain it IF you do it.
In the end, this is a program that teaches a way to train that allows you to turn weaknesses into strengths and maintain your strength no matter what your athletic history is. Tactical Fitness is different from athletics – though similar. For instance, a swimmer does not need to practice speed and agility on land. A XC runner does not need to have upper body strength. But the Tactical Athlete NEEDS IT ALL. Don't just read this book - DO THIS BOOK. Follow the plans and test yourself using the Dirty Dozen Tactical Fitness Test.
What makes Tactical Fitness special as opposed to other programs out there you can contact the author - Navy SEAL veteran Stew Smith anytime. Follow him on Instagram, Facebook for LIVE Youtube videos and answers to your questions. But just email if you have specific questions about the program and Stew will help you personalize it for your situation, equipment, facilities, and abilities. How cool is that?
The Meat and Potatoes of Tactical Fitness
Tactical Fitness is for those who want to serve your country in any special ops program that involves water (Navy SEAL, SWCC, EOD / Diver, Rescue Swimmer, AF PJ, RECON, etc), this plan. You have to seriously be dedicated to serving in that capacity. The Dirty Dozen is a Tactical Fitness Test that will be utilized by any of the above (and other) groups. Here is the Dirty Dozen:
4 mile ruck (50lbs)
25# Pullups max reps
Bench press (bodyweight)
Dead Lift (1.5x bodyweight)
Fireman Carry (P/F)
Shuttle run 300yds
Plank pose (P/F)
3 mile run (P/F)
IL Agility Test
Swim – can you swim? (P/F)
Swim 500m timed
Swim – Buddy Tow
The thing I love about it most is that I do not feel alone with this plan. If you want to, do what hundreds are doing – join the FREE Stew Smith Tactical Fitness Training closed Facebook group. Hundreds of very helpful people in the group share your goals and want to prepare for challenges and maintain their active duty / high level of fitness status.
I have been doing these types of workouts now for over 30 years. I have been doing this specific Tactical Fitness Periodization System now for 20 years and it has saved my life. We still do many of these classic workouts written in this book as well as made alterations over time and created new programs like Fall Winter Lift Cycle, Cardio and Calisthenics, and of course, Warrior Workouts 1,2, and 3, as well as Tactical Strength, and Tactical Mobility and many more!! See StewSmithFitness.com for complete list.
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When you compare Tactical Fitness to other programs out there. Not many authors give you their email and ask you to ask questions. I answer questions daily - hundreds of them - and make articles out of them. In fact, you can ask a question to google and place my name in quotations and likely see a few fitness related articles and videos made on that topic (tactical fitness)
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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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