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Getting Back On Track With These Go-To Workouts

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Getting Back On Track With These Go-To Workouts

Life gets in the way of the best intended plans to exercise often enough that it is not uncommon to miss a few days of training. When life happens, and you absolutely miss the full workouts you had planned there are some ideas that will help you get back into it depending on the amount of time in between workouts. If just busy and not ill, the challenge to get back into the weight room is typically a battle of the mind and balance of mental stress. Getting over this hump quicker than not can prevent a downslide of your...

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The Complete Tactical Fitness Series by Stew Smith CSCS

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The Complete Tactical Fitness Series by Stew Smith CSCS

As a military, police, and fire fighter fitness writer for over 20 years now, the term Tactical Fitness did not exist when I started. Now, in the last decade resources have been spent by all elements of tactical fitness and a new fitness genre has been born. The following is my current library of Tactical Fitness Programming to include books, ebooks, and online coaching products and services:  Tactical Fitness - At the core of this program is the Tactical Fitness Test which measures 12 standards for your physical capacity, including: cardiovascular conditioning, strength, muscle coordination, and stamina. Tactical fitness means having...

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In Case You Missed It - Videos, Blogs, and Free Information DIY MMA

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In Case You Missed It - Videos, Blogs, and Free Information DIY MMA

"You have to be a media company that sells 'X' to survive in business today." In case you missed a few recent emails, videos, and blogposts about a new project Navy veteran and online marketingguru Jim Edwards and I are working on, here is an update and synopsis of some great new training we've already shared with you in the past week!"Do It Yourself Media Marketing Program"In fact, here's what my experience with learning something new - when I thought I knew everything I needed to know about sellingbooks and ebooks - BUT this applies to everything too:  "With simple marketing tips, I learned...

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Twenty Years of Periodization Training Model - Tactical Fitness

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Twenty Years of Periodization Training Model - Tactical Fitness

I realized I have been using my Periodization style of training now for 20 years, after one of my former BUD/S prep students reminded me it was 20 years ago he and his classmates shipped off the BUD/S. This was the year, I learned I needed to make some changes in my personal and professional training program and they needed to make sense with job requirements. My periodization program is A WAY to train – not THE WAY to train. It has worked for me from age 27-47 and took me from a near broken, over-trained, SEAL officer to a...

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Motivation Can Grow into Mental Toughness

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Over the past several years of writing about high level Special Ops Fitness, there is always a question concerning Mental Toughness.  I get asked if I have any tips on getting more mentally tough.  And I hate to sound like a grumpy, old coach, but to answer that – THERE ARE NO TIPS!  There is no secret sauce that makes mental toughness magically appear in your life.  Mental Toughness is built slowly – sometimes years – over several stages.  Here is how I see mental toughness and resilience develop over time in the following stages: Motivation – There is a...

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