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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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How Good is Good Enough in Spec Ops?

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How Good is Good Enough in Spec Ops?

Throughout your journey into the military and perhaps as you move into a special ops selection, you will hear people describing their PT scores as “good”, “great”, “optimal”, or even the occasional “PT animal”. But what is “Good Enough”? Of course, all of these scores are relative to the person, programming, branch of service, and the person evaluating these scores and abilities of candidates.  As a tactical fitness trainer with decades of this type of training, this article is going to try to add some objectivity to a rather vague scoring process to better guide candidates along the journey of...

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Tactical Fitness - Explained (Compared to Athletics / Sports Specific Training)

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Tactical Fitness - Explained (Compared to Athletics / Sports Specific Training)

The term “tactical” does get used a little too often to maybe differentiate something that is normal as “military grade” or just “tacti-cool”. About ten years ago the term “tactical” was used and applied to a genre of fitness that I had been focused on for decades – military, law enforcement, and fire fighter / EMT fitness.  Comparing tactical fitness to normal athletics has been discussed. Comparing tactical fitness as another form of “sports specific” training is also a path many subscribe to. However, the similarities and differences are real and are easily confused. I look at it this way....

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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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Podcast: The Tactical Fitness Report with Stew Smith

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Podcast:  The Tactical Fitness Report with Stew Smith

The Tactical Fitness Report PodcastOver 140 Podcasts Completed! Here is my FREE podcast I created to be viewed or heard as desired.  I have done most with former Navy SEAL Jeff Nichols (www.performancefirstus.com) and others with other former Spec Ops members, my mentors, and friends.  You can see the podcast on  Youtube.com/stew50smith (video), iTunes - (search Tactical Fitness Report with Stew Smith), Google Play - search Tactical Fitness Report with Stew Smith), Podomatic - For audio version online.  See links and descriptions below of the most recent Podcasts: Tactical Fitness Report 142 - Quitting or Not Quitting - The Choice is Yours. Tactical...

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