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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 142 - Quitting or Not Quitting - The Choice is Yours. Tactical...

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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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