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Taking the Initiative - Preparing for the Military

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Taking the Initiative - Preparing for the Military

I am a fitness writer that specializes in military, police, and fire fighter fitness.  I have well over 800 articles on the internet on various sites and several published books / ebooks.  I ENJOY answering questions from readers - especially the younger generation who seeks out information and finds me as a resource for tactical fitness training / general preparation information.  In fact, I answer my emails each day easily seeing 100-200 emails a day.  These give me ideas to write about and very often (more than 50%) of the time I reply to someone with an article link that...

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The Dirty Dozen Fitness Test - Blog / Competition

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Try the events of the Dirty Dozen Fitness Test.  Arrange in any order you prefer.   You can take the test many different ways:1 - Take the test in one day / one long training session2 - Take 2-3 days to break up the events into - STRENGTH - SPEED/AGILITY - ENDURANCE3 - Take the entire year to break up the events as above using periodization specific training to master each event over the year. Share your scores / times in the in the comment section below: These are the twelve events I call the Tactical Fitness Dirty Dozen that I pulled from...

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Master the Next PT Test With This Program

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The Military, Police, and Fire Fighter PT Test Survival Guide is a product designed to help you AVOID the Twelve Fitness Testing Mistakes That Lead to Failure. Available in Softcover Book            Kindle Version eBook        Printable PDF File eBook This is a HOW TO / EXERCISE eBOOK that will help you learn how to take a fitness test. Complete with a six-week workout plus a testing week taper routine to get you "well rested - well tested" for the next fitness test you have to take.You can use the tips, techniques, and tools...

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Making it TO and THROUGH Training

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Many people confuse the training programs groups like active duty Special Ops perform to maintain their fitness levels for the demands of the profession with how they prepare for challenging schools like BUD/S, SFAS / SFQC, and PJ training to name a few. Here is a question to better describe a very common issue with candidate training program selection: Stew, I have been watching some Youtube videos showing active duty special ops guys working out like SEALs, Rangers, SF, and others.  They are huge and lifting very heavy weights so I have been lifting more and doing less cardio.  Is...

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Parent Seeking Information About SEAL Training for Son

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Often, I receive emails from parents looking for information about Navy SEAL training for their usually pre-teen / early teenage sons.  Here is an email from a Dad of a 13 year old boy who has wanted to serve in the SEAL Teams since he was 8 years old:Stew, I have a son (13), who has always wanted to be a Navy SEAL.  I know he may change his mind later but what can I do now to encourage him and set him up for success in a program that many "wanna-be's" don't make it? Having a young member of...

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