This Is The LAST Time I Write One of These Articles
Here's a List For You
Maybe I am getting tired of the current situation, tired of writing about it, or just losing it a little bit? Who knows? We all are having our own issues dealing with quarantine, shelter in place, gym / pools closed, home workouts, online school, work from home, no work at all, on top of trying to avoid getting sick or others sick by staying in isolation. It sucks, but there are some great ways to deal with it. I have written about it - now I just need to follow my own advice. See below for some timely articles that can help you immediately as well as develop some tools to help you down the road when you have to think creatively to train and survive / thrive on less:
Lost Training Facilities - No Big Deal...It is Spring Any Way - Change Cycles
Perfect Time to De-Load - Now here is an option - especially if you were burning the candle on both ends with long hours of work / school and training hard.
Resistance Training Creativity - During times of gym closures, deployments, and other situations when have to either replace all your training with calisthenics and cardio or start thinking to get in some weighted resistance training done. If you use some good old fashioned ingenuity, you can create some heavier training options to replace all the classic lifts.
What to do when Pool / Gym is Closed? - I think this question alone is leading to my reason for writing these articles.
Calisthenics and Cardio Workout - If all goes well, we will be back in the gym before this workout is complete. This workout has a 30 Day Beginner Plan, a Six Week Intermediate plan, and an Eight Week Advanced plan.
Gym Closed / Limited Facilities and Build Your Own Home Gym - (Article and video) This is a classic way with plenty of ideas to have good training session in your own home for very little money.
Military.com Articles as Well - Literally over 1000 articles of mine over here. Truth is - Your questions give me ideas to write articles...
Running More of Less Right Now? Do It Pain Free...
There is a Special Section Now: Basic Home Gym Workout Section (Calisthenics, TRX, Weight Vest, etc) ALL LEVELS...
Before all this started, our training group was getting ready to transition from our Winter Lifting Cycle and move into the Spring Running / Calisthenics progression cycle. The new program Spring / Summer PT Cardio Workout is a 24 week plan that walks you through half the year of Seasonal Tactical Fitness Periodization System.
Advanced But Progressive Running Programs For Spec Ops Preparation
- Spring / Summer Running Cycle -
Progressive running programs are the smart way to build up your mileage in both running and rucking.
And If You Need to read or watch a video about Mental Toughness, this may help you better snap out of any funk you are in today..
Seasonal Tactical Periodization - A Way to Train to join and stay in the tactical professions.
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).
Programs that follow Seasonal Periodization Training
BOOKS – Eleven Published Tactical Fitness Books and more than 30 other printed programs specifically designed for a special test, event, or selection training program or training cycle.
Tactical Fitness - Walks through all the phases / seasons of tactical fitness
Tactical Strength - This is my Fall / Winter Lift Cycle with more of a strength / power lifting cycle compared to Maximum Fitness Winter Lift Cycle.
Tactical Mobility - You have to do mobility regularly - year round.
Warrior Workouts Vol 1 | Vol 2 | Vol 3 - All three books of Warrior Workouts contain 100 workouts each. They are organized by calisthenics only, cardio, weights / cals mixed, and weight only. Warrior Workouts 1 is organized with seasonal periodization is mind. These are individual workouts you place into your program ala-carte. These books are not part of system or program - just individual workouts for your choosing each day.
The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness - This is ALL calisthenics and cardio (run / swim). Basically a high rep / moderate to high volume of running and swimming with SEAL training specifically in mind. It is essentially a Summer training cycle.
Navy SEAL Weight Training Workout - This is a Fall / Winter training cycle with SEAL Training in mind - complete with cardio (run, swim, ruck), lifting for logs and boats, as well as still maintaining calisthenics scores.
Maximum Fitness - This is a 52 week program that was my first full year of Seasonal Periodization as discussed above. The Winter Lift Cycle is more of a hypertrophy body building routine with some isolation exercises as it is meant to help rebuild the joints, put on mass in the Winter. But the Spring, Summer, Fall are similar to other programs - just different.
The SWAT Workout - Is a mix of PT Test Prep for Academy training that advances into SWAT Tryouts, and active SWAT Team member. It is a mix of Spring / Summer and Fall / Winter with the Run / lift cycles. But much of the running can be replaced with non-impact cardio if needed.
Special Ops Workout - Is a mix of foundation building program for aspiring Special Operators with specific training programs for Army Ranger / SF, Navy SEALs, and Air Force PJ. This program was written before MarSOC was part of SOCOM, so we offer the MarSOC / RECON workout EBOOK for free with the purchase of this program. I would call this a good intermediate to advanced level of fitness preparation.
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