Cutting Workouts Short – Prioritize Missed Section and Make-Up Options
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by Stew smith
21h ago
What To Do When You Miss All or Some of Your Workout Often, life can get in the way of our best-made plans and affect things we want to do with our full efforts. When you run out of time and miss sections of your workout due to such occurrences, some rules can help you focus on what you need or find ways to make up for what you missed later. Here are some general guidelines to stay focused when everything else is working against you: - Learn how to prioritize and make up missed workouts, even when time and facilities are against you. - Discover the crucial components of your training plan and ..read more
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The Under-Over 25-75/Tread Workout
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by Stew smith
2w ago
Boost Your Water Confidence for Military Special Ops and Warfare Programs If you're looking to ace those rigorous military special ops and special warfare diving assessments and selection programs, you've got to build up your confidence in the water. One of the essential swim workouts for those aspiring to make the cut is to choose the drills that make you uneasy - it's key to push your comfort zone with these exercises. Here is what is looks like in circuit form: Repeat 5-10 times Tread 1 minute (no hands) - odd sets (1,3,5,7..) Tread 1 minute with weight in both hands - even sets (2,4,6,8 ..read more
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Try This Test to See Where You Rank on Strength / Muscle Stamina Spectrum
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by Stew smith
3w ago
The Pullup / Dip Combo Test Test Your Limits with This Advanced Upper Body Training Routine Are you looking to take your upper body workout to the next level? If so, we have just the challenge for you. We've discovered a challenging yet quick workout that will push your upper body training to new heights in preparation for calisthenics and weighted calisthenics fitness tests. After trying various options, we've noticed that participants fall into three categories: New to Tactical Fitness, Intermediate (2 Groups), and Advanced Tactical Fitness for Upper Body Events:   Here is th ..read more
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Honoring Chris Chambers: Student - Mentor - Swim Buddy
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by Stew smith
3w ago
In Honor of Navy SEAL Chris Chambers  Navy SEAL Chris Chambers The Stoics' teachings enter our learning at some point in our lives. You may recognize words like humility, patience, courage, wisdom, loyalty, and temperance (to name a few). These virtues are values and redeemable qualities taught to the next generation for thousands of years. Many of the cardinal virtues can be used to describe the type of person Navy SEAL Chris Chambers was. But first, he was a son, a brother, a husband, and a father, and he was completely devoted to his family. None of what I am a ..read more
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The 3 Phases of Building Mental Toughness: How to Turn Inspiration into Habit and Discipline for Any Goal Accomplishment
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by Stew smith
1M ago
Building Mental Toughness IS a Process Are you on a mission to prove to yourself that you can be successful in a goal that seems impossible right now? If so, then good…that means your dreams are big enough to scare you. How about learning how to get to where you want to be without struggling or doubting that it will happen? And you know what? You absolutely can. With the right mindset and understanding of the three phases: motivation, habit-building, and discipline, you have everything it takes to achieve your dreams. Let's start with the inspiration phase. This is where it all begins. This ..read more
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Common Question From People On The Lower End of the Fitness Spectrum (and wanting to change that)
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by Stew smith
1M ago
Getting Back into the Fitness Habit (One Day at a Time) If you are back on the lower end of the fitness spectrum and looking to reverse how that feels, check out this commonly asked question from an Army veteran looking to get back into shape. As we age, diet and sleep cannot be neglected like we might have done in our teens and twenties. Let’s get moving again, but take some time to treat yourself like a beginner to build the habit of fitness again like Kyle is doing. Here is his question: Stew, I have heard a great deal about your programs at StewSmithFitness.com from Army friends in SF and ..read more
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Adding a Mobility Day WILL be Life Changing (Young and Old) But Especially for OGs
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by Stew smith
1M ago
This is the story of my Mobility Day creation. It was purely out of necessity as my hips were so tight that running had gotten to a point of pure pain. It all started because I was sitting too long at work during the day and not stretching - even after working out.   My lesson is for all types of people, though. Whether you are young or old, in shape or not, sitting for too long can well make you really good at sitting.  Standing, walking, running and other movements will continue to become more painful each year you ignore it. Here is how I mixed in mobility and flex ..read more
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Pre-Enlistment to Boot Camp and Beyond: How to Prepare for the Rigors of Special Ops Selection
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by Stew smith
1M ago
Your Journey to Special Ops:  From Pre-Enlistment to Advanced Training Pipeline - Here's What You Need to Know -  Have you been considering becoming a military special operations member since you can remember? Ask yourself a few questions: - Do you understand the long process of joining the military?  - How much research have you done on all the options available throughout our military?  - Have you been training all of your life for this huge physical challenge? (sports, manual labor, extracurriculars, working out, etc) - Are you really ready to take on the chall ..read more
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From Land to Sea: How to Conquer Military Water Tests as a Non-Swimming Athlete
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by Stew smith
2M ago
 Three Steps to Crushing ANY Military Swim Test          Tap the pictures above for a brief video explanation of the different strokes   If you are a non-swimming athlete preparing for special operations training, excelling in the water may seem impossible. No worries. With the right approach, you can confidently conquer the swim tests (with and without fins). To help you prepare, we've broken it down into three key phases: learning the technique, practicing the pace/efficiency, and getting into swimming shape. The first phase is learning the technique ..read more
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Spec Ops Candidates: Do You Have What It Takes?
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by Stew smith
2M ago
How to Build Your Durability and Achieve Success in Special Ops Training Attention all special ops recruits!  If you are one of the few, who have already made the bold decision to embark on one of the most demanding journeys out there - KEEP READING. You have a burning desire to be part of the elite, to push yourself to the limits of physical and mental strength. Most importantly, you want to serve your country and community and prove to yourself that you can DO THIS when most people can't. No fear - no doubts - just pure confidence in your abilities because you put in the work ..read more
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