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The PFT Bible - Updated with 2020 Changes in PT Testing

Stew Smith


Do You Have This Dream?  Serving Your Country and Community....




Do you want to be selected in a job within the tactical professions - meaning the military, police, firefighter and serve your country and community? Do you need to pass a fitness test in order to maintain your job or advance within your current profession?  Have you trained to crush a PT Test before? Are Pushups, Situps, Pullups, and running "long distance" your nemesis?

If so - have you experienced failure with getting results in these fitness tests in the past and now you’re worried about failing to reach a goal of serving or worse failing in a life or death situation?

Well, here's some good news for a change...

Check out this most recent testimonial: 

First, you're not alone! You can do this!

Second, it is no one's job to motivate you to train to serve your country but your own - right?  It's true. One day your life, your buddy's life, or someone needing your help to save their life may depend on your physical abilities.  If that does not motivate you to train now - seriously consider another profession.  It is that important. Maybe that is all the motivation you need as you consider the importance of the situation. 

If so, the actual culprit here is maybe you just do not know how to train properly and not seeing results is making you feel like you are wasting your time NOT your lack of motivation to serve, will power, intelligence, or your ability.  And the even better news is that the PFT Bible is proven to help you succeed in not only the testing preparation, but also the basic training, police / fire academy preparation as well. 

Here's the answer for solving this issue with Crushing the PT Test once and for all. If you really want to serve your country and community, this the PFT Bible book or ebook as it is updated with the latest PT test changes lays it all out for you!

What makes the PFT Bible so versatile that you can use it for many of the tactical professions?  Well, most PT Tests involve pushups, situps / crunches or plank poses, and running.  Some will also have pullups as well as shuttle runs or sprints.  This program is specifically designed to help people with the most standard PT Test around:  Pushups, Situps / Crunches, and 1.5 mile timed runs.  BUT it also incorporates short distance running, plank poses, pullups, and even leg tucks (knee ups) to add to a more well rounded training program. 

Check it out here the EBOOK or the BOOK Version and get started today.  


Other PT Test Related Programs:
 Which Program is Right For Me?
It Depends...
- Special Ops Candidates

The Pipeline of Training Options: 


It depends:  The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness is a classic and focuses on high rep calisthenics and running and swimming base.  You will build up your running over 12-18 weeks to 20 miles but very fast paced focus on both the 1.5 mile run for the PST and the 4 mile timed run for weekly run test at BUDS. If you are an athlete with a strong power / strength background in lifting and not running or swimming, Navy SEAL Fitness is ideal for you. IF you need some place to start Navy SEAL Fitness is ideal for you as well because a calisthenics base / running / swimming progression is a good place to build a foundation.  Though you will likely need to spend some time in the Navy SEAL Weight Training Book OR if Navy SEAL FItness is too challenging, go with Navy SEAL SWCC, EOD, Diver, PST Phase 1 Workout.  Phase 1 is a good starting point if Navy SEAL Fitness program is too tough. 

Navy SEAL Weight Training - This is part two (winter lifting phase) of my SEAL Prep program. If you have done the Navy SEAL Fitness (12 weeks to BUDS) program a few times and need a break, this is the next program that integrates lifting with the Navy SEAL Prep training. This is ideal for people who have come from an endurance athlete background.  Athletes like swimmers and runners will also require some strength training as you will be exposed to challenges under logs and boats during the first phase and many miles of rucking 50+ lbs of backpacks and gear in 2nd and 3rd phases of BUDS.  Do not skip lifting in your year of training prep.  However, if you are coming from a powerlifting / football background, supplementing a few lifts into your endurance / muscle stamina focus plan is something you may enjoy especially if training for a year or more during your prep phase. 

Navy SEAL / SWCC, EOD, Diver Program Series - Phase 1 is what I call a beginner guide, but it is still challenging.  It is geared toward those who are scoring minimally or failing their Navy PST test - 500yd swim, pushups, situps, pullups, 1.5 mile run.  It is easier than The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness and a good prep course before attempting it. 

Phase 2 and 3 of the Navy SEAL / SWCC, EOD, Diver program is about the same level of intensity as Navy SEAL Fitness and is also a good follow-up plan after Phase 1

Phase 4 ot the Navy SEAL Key to Mental Toughness is by far my toughest workout ever created.  It resembles a day of BUDS, complete with "wet and sandy", runs after eating, high rep punishment push-ups, 4 mile timed runs, 2 mile swims with fins, log PT simulation, and even a HellWeek Simulator with 3 workouts a day.  

Other EBOOKS (Military, Police, Fire Fighter, Special Ops, General Fitness– Most of my programs tend to focus on getting TO and THROUGH a specific tactical training program.  So you may see a mix of all the seasons in some of these books, but if you are training long term, you can take advantage of Seasonal Periodization and save yourself some of the over-use, long term pains that tend to follow many of the tactical preparations - especially on the spec ops level of training. 

Start training today with workouts that focus on the specifics of getting to and through tactical profession training from firefighter, police, swat, military to special ops. We have programs to help you get TO and THROUGH training. We also have training programs to help you with training as you age in these professions (Tactical Fitness 40+ series).


Tactical Fitness Series - Tactical Fitness, Tactical Strength, and Tactical Mobility is an ALL-encompassing program that focuses on lifting, calisthenics, run, ruck, swim, speed, agility, and flexibility / mobility. Many people focusing on USMC (OCS, RECON, MarSOC) Army Ranger / SF, Air Force Special Warfare, SWAT / Federal Law Enforcement, and Navy Special Warfare have done very well focusing on the Tactical Fitness Series and developing themselves into an all-round Tactical Athlete

The Warrior Workout Series - If you are solid with making your own workouts, but need some ideas.  This three part series has 300 workouts (100 / book) to pick from focusing on all the elements of fitness and training programs. Each book is organized with periodization cycles in mind along with calisthenics only, weights / calisthenics mix, cardio options and more. Warrior Workout 1   -  Warrior Workout 2  -   Warrior Workout 3. 

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