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How Good is Good Enough with Your USMC Physical Preparation?

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How Good is Good Enough with Your USMC Physical Preparation?

If you are considering joining the Marine Corps, you may ask yourself, Am I ready? If this is you, the new GOOD ENOUGH series is designed to answer those questions for you as you journey through the process of getting TO and THROUGH challenging selection programs.  To get TO the training - Ace the PFT plus other related events:Scoring well on the PFT and other related / common exercises seen in training is a must.  The following scores are borderline maximum or close to the maximum scores.  If you want to know what GOOD ENOUGH is - it is that -...

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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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Favorite Spec Ops Workouts for an ENTIRE Week

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Stew - I noticed you have been posting your favorite workouts of the week on Military.com, so if you had a full week of your favorites what would it look like?  SteveGreat question - I decided to make a week of my favorites or "fall back" workouts to set up this week for the Spec Ops Workout of the Week.  They are tough full body workouts with a few two-a-days, followed by a good cardio workout of run, swim, or ruck with some non impact tabata intervals / pyramids thrown in too.  See a full week of my favorite workouts!!Day...

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Navy SEAL PST Clinic: Build a Strategy To Ace the Test for BUD/S, EOD, Diver, SAR Swimmer

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Navy SEAL PST Clinic:  Build a Strategy To Ace the Test for BUD/S, EOD, Diver, SAR Swimmer

The Navy SEAL, SWCC, EOD, and SAR Swimmer Fitness Test is one of the toughest pre-candidate assessments in the military.  Train hard to ace it long before you see the recruiter.

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PFT Strategy - Transition Training

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This week I received an email from a soldier who writes:Every time I take the PFT, I ace the PT part but my run is much worse than if I ran first. Does the PT take that much out of me that I cannot run my normal pace had I not done the PT first?As with any test, you have to learn how to take tests to score better. There are entire schools and curricula devoted to helping students pass the SAT, ACT and even the ASVAB. The schools are not so much devoted to teaching subjects, but showing students...

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