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Only 15 Minutes to Exercise! No Problem!

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Stew - I have only about 15 minutes in the Am to workout and I want to start mixing in more things into my workout - weights, PT, cardio.  Any tips? Here are some ideas for those of you who only have a few minutes a day to exercise.  Often I tell people if they do not have time to workout - they are doing too much - and that applies to a good majority of people.  However, for those who are burning the candle at both ends it may not be that beneficial to wake up 15-20 minutes earlier...

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Meet Stew Smith

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Stew Smith is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a former Navy SEAL Lieutenant, and author of several fitness and self defense books such asThe Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness, Maximum Fitness, The Special Ops Workouts, and SWAT Fitness. Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and as military fitness trainer, Stew has trained thousands of students for Navy SEAL, Special Forces, SWAT, FBI, ERT and many other law enforcement professions. Stew has written more than 400 articles and 40 eBooks sold at both Military.com and StewSmith.com.  He is a consultant and...

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TRX Workout: How to Replace a Weight System with Device

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Stew's Top Ten TRX Exercises Video(click) An email from a Fire Fighter instructor looking for advice on creating a fitness maintenance plan and fitness building program for his major city fire fighters prompted an answer that was diverse in its ability yet cost effective.  He writes, “I think your recent publications of Fire Fighter Workout and Public Safety Diver training cross over very well. The problem on our job is the level of fitness varies dramatically from 22 year old probationary fire fighters just out of the military to 60+ year old guys that don’t exercise and are in terrible...

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Air Force Pararescue and Combat Control Technician (CCT)

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"That Other's May Live" - AF PJ's & "First There" - AF CCTs AF Special Tactics Ever thought about getting little more out of your Air Force career? Or have you ever thought about risking your life to save another? Or going behind enemy lines before anyone else to set on a drop zone / air field and help call in fire support to troops who need it?  These are just some of  the missions of the Air Force Special Tactics- the PJs or para-jumpers and CCT or Combat Control Technician. The PJs are responsible for providing emergency and life-saving...

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From Body Builder to Special Ops Fit

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Like many people who are into fitness and exercising, you were likely to have started due to either improving your body image or athletics, OR a combination of both.  My personal story was a combination of both.  I started lifting weights at 13 years of age and mainly cut my teeth on the widely popular Joe Weider weight lifting books mixed with a healthy dose of calisthenics.  Calisthenics has been a constant in my life ever since being introduced to them back in grade school.  YES - Back when you had Physical Education everyday in school, that President's Fitness Test...

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