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Up Your Pullups (other Calisthenics too) by Minding the “Stop Signs” by Pavel Tsatsouline

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Up Your Pullups (other Calisthenics too) by Minding the “Stop Signs” by Pavel Tsatsouline

I was honored to get a phone call from Pavel Tsatsouline the other day and after an hour of conversing about each others training methods, we agreed to write an article on each other's websites. If you are not familiar with Pavel, check out his website StrongFirst.com as well as several published books and countless videos on Youtube discussing movements and the science behind his training methods. He uses a diverse number of activities to train others as well as maintain an advanced level of strength, cardio fitness, flexibility, and mobility.  From calisthenics, kettlebells, Olympic / power lifts, and more,...

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Physical Assessment Tools for To and Through Selection

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Physical Assessment Tools for To and Through Selection

Jeff Nichols and I recently did a Tactical Fitness Report on how we assess candidates throughout the process of training.  Not just as an initial assessment, but this chart can help you see where you meet up on the spectrum of training that will place you in the top 25% of candidates in spec ops selection programs.   The Tactical Fitness Report (video) The Charts and Exercise Standards of Selection Preparation  Optimal Scores – What is “Good Enough” to focus on other areas? Height / Weight _____ / ______ Athletic History __________ Injuries ________ Allergies _________ Other__________ Testing Event Reps /...

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Tactical Fitness Periodization Programs from Stew Smith Fitness

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Tactical Fitness Periodization Programs from Stew Smith Fitness

How do you get good at all the elements of fitness - PERIODIZATION.  in this case, a tactical fitness version of periodization.  Programs That Are Cycles of Periodization What elements of fitness do you need to focus on to have the ability to get TO and THROUGH Training and stay operational?  ALL OF THEM.  Getting good at all the elements of fitness is required and as your tactical journey continues, being able to structure your training so you can recover and have meaningful longevity within your career is the ultimate goal. After all, you will be older longer than you are younger...

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