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Fitness in Your 40s and 50s - It Can Get Better IF You Follow Some New Rules

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Fitness in Your 40s and 50s - It Can Get Better IF You Follow Some New Rules

 Consider this!  New Rules for Fitness Over 40 and 50+ I am in my 5th decade on this Earth and have learned a few things regarding my own training as well as those around me who are also aging and still training hard. Each decade, you will notice changes especially as you approach 30 and beyond. In your 30s, you need more time to recover, hang overs hurt more (if you drink), and you can no longer outwork your diet. In your 40s, all the above still applies, just worse, injuries from 20-25 years before tend to resurface or at...

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The Basics - TO and THROUGH BUD/S

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The Basics - TO and THROUGH BUD/S

Your Quick-Start Guide for The Basics: Getting TO and THROUGH Selection There are three phases of tactical fitness and to get through BUDS you need to master only two of them. Many people miss one of more phases and quickly become an attrition statistic. Here they are:Phase 1 - Getting TO the Training - Qualifying for BUDS requires crushing the PST, but also passing MEPS (medical review), ASVAB, and other tests such as criminal records and finanicial checks (not in high debt).  Most of the attrition actually happens here due to people not qualifying for other reasons than physical fitness. Many...

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Things I Learned After Spec Ops Training I Still Use Today (33 yrs later)

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Things I Learned After Spec Ops Training I Still Use Today (33 yrs later)

If you are a special ops candidate who wants to know how to gain a competitive edge through training or knowledge, then here is a list of what I learned going through the journey.     The Point With This List Is to Help Special Ops Candidates Realize You Learn More About Yourself After Training Than You Think Everyone needs to understand that you need all the tools you can fit into your back pack when going through a military special ops selection program that has a 70-80% attrition rate on average. Some of these things I learned will give you...

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A Time Tested & Proven Resource Every Aspiring Special Ops Candidate Needs to Know

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A Time Tested & Proven Resource Every Aspiring Special Ops Candidate Needs to Know

When it comes to preparing for any spec ops selection, what is a proven resource that has stood the test of time every aspiring special operations candidate needs to know?  The quote below is by an active duty Navy SEAL from an email testimonial I received a few years ago. He is what many people who consider serving their country and communities want to become - a member in our Armed Forces / Police Force serving in a special operations capacity.  "Stew - I'm still in the Teams and finished up another deployment to Iraq (#4), I just wanted to say hello. Thanks for...

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Summer Training - What Is Your Weakness That You Are Ignoring?

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Summer Training - What Is Your Weakness That You Are Ignoring?

Take Your Training to New Levels. Summer is That Time. Some of my best workouts over the decades of training have come during the summer months when the normal grinding schedule slows down. From no school, longer day time hours, and fewer commitments (typically), you can work a little harder over the summer and not get the typical burnout that accompanies burning the candle at both ends (work, school, sports, workouts, family events etc).  The summer presents a unique opportunity to elevate your performance as you prepare for military or special operations service. This is your chance to transform every weak...

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