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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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Master the Next PT Test With This Program

The Military, Police, and Fire Fighter PT Test Survival Guide is designed to help you AVOID the Twelve Fitness Testing Mistakes That Lead to Failure. This is a HOW TO / EXERCISE eBOOK that will help you learn how to take a fitness test. Not just a basic fitness test but any of the 12 common exercise problems. 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 I have developed over the past...

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Top Ten Mental Toughness Traits

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Top Ten Mental Toughness Traits

After the Mental Toughness (Art or Science) article, a friend of mine asked about what I thought the Top Ten List of traits for mental toughness would be.  After some thought and discussions with some successful, mentally tough people, we came up with this. Mental Toughness – How do we obtain it?  Make it stronger?  Many young people ask these questions of me each day and I wish it was a simple answer.  I wish you could be mentally tough by figuring out a magic solution of phrases or training programs.  But it is not that simple.  Being mentally tough...

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Parent Seeking Information About SEAL Training for Son

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Often, I receive emails from parents looking for information about Navy SEAL training for their usually pre-teen / early teenage sons.  Here is an email from a Dad of a 13 year old boy who has wanted to serve in the SEAL Teams since he was 8 years old:Stew, I have a son (13), who has always wanted to be a Navy SEAL.  I know he may change his mind later but what can I do now to encourage him and set him up for success in a program that many "wanna-be's" don't make it? Having a young member of...

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What is Tactical Fitness? New Book Available NOW!

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What is Tactical Fitness?  New Book Available NOW!

Book - Tactical Fitness - For the Heroes of Tomorrow / Today! Tactical Fitness is a new fitness genre, which I personally define as: The ability to perform military, police, fire fighting and other personal survival-related skills, such as running, rucking, swimming, buddy rescue,  climbing, jumping, and equipment carry, which require full-body strength, muscle coordination, stamina, speed, agility, and cardiovascular conditioning. Tactical Fitness primarily applies and refers to the type of fitness needed to assist active duty military, law enforcement, fire fighters, and other first responders.  However, it also applies to those seeking the first responder professions.  We call them...

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