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Stew Smith Fitness News — special ops

The Basics - TO and THROUGH BUD/S

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The Basics - TO and THROUGH BUD/S

The Basics - TO and THROUGH BUD/S Here is some information to help you focus on EVERYTHING you physically need with the journey: FIRST STOP:  Navy SEAL / SWCC  - SEALSWCC.com INFORMATION: Read this (links included - articles and videos)https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blogs/news/so-you-wanna-be-a-frogman-read-this-for-starters Do not join the spec war training pipeline based on a time - do it based on your physical conditioning as it may take more time. Getting TO BUDS requires crushing this PST: (read below) https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blogs/news/i-want-to-join-the-navy-seal-program-when-i-graduate-stop-read-this-first Learn how to put it all together - PST CLINIC - Getting TO the TRAINING: https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blogs/news/14502001-navy-seal-pst-clinic-build-a-strategy-to-ace-the-test-for-bud-s-eod-diver-sar-swimmer MORE PST HELP:  https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blogs/news/pacing-skills-for-better-pst-scores-strategy-101 https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blogs/news/do-you-want-a-better-pst-score Getting THROUGH BUD/S requires much...

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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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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 148 - Doing Research / Taking SpecWar Initiative Tactical Fitness Report...

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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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