Trainer: Stew Smith, Navy SEAL
Military Health and Wellness
To Keto or Fast? What Diet Works?
Navy SEAL veteran and Military.com fitness guru tackles a question from a reader about diet and nutrition for mid-life.
Training With Mobility: Assessing Movement and Performance
Adding a Mobility Day is a no brainer for those of you who train hard, focus on your performance for the tactical professions (military, police, fire), and are starting to acquire several years of very active service.
The Importance of Planning and Preparation with Training and Nutrition
Here is why it is important to consider scheduling, planning, and preparing both training programs and a nutritious food plan.
When Friends Die Too Young
If you have spent time in the military or any tactical profession for that matter, or love those who do, you have experience burying people who died at an age that many consider way too young.
How to Deal with Failure: Reframe and Move Forward
Navy SEAL veteran and Military.com's tactical fitness guru's advice for overcoming failure and adversity.
Face of Defense: Bodybuilding Helps Airman to Maintain Focus
Air Force Senior Airman Niketa Wilson discovers resiliency in the face of adversity through bodybuilding.
Hydrating for Both Performance and Life
If you have ever been dehydrated, you know the pain, lethargy, and general inability to function it normally induces.
Workout Failure — Motivate or Discourage
Motivation through times of growth is critical. It is no one’s job but yours to motivate yourself to train and put in the time.
Self Motivation - The Wanna-Be and Gonna-Be
Most people who email me are pretty motivated but need guidance on how to get to a new level of fitness and health. From the unfit seeking to getting healthy and lose weight to the athlete seeking to change from a sport workout routine to a military workout routine to better prepare for the different challenges that the military provides, I am honored to help.
Get Special Operations Fit
Ask Stew: The Physical Standards of Navy SEAL BUD/S Training
Learn how to prepare and successfully apply to the Navy SEAL BUD/S training using advice from Stew Smith, Navy SEAL veteran a...
An Overview of Special Ops Prep Courses and Pre-Selection Programs
Navy SEAL veteran Stew Smith, Military.com's tactical fitness expert, gives an overview of special-ops preparation courses fo...
Enlisting in Army National Guard Then Join Special Forces
Not many people realize there are many different ways to become a special operations soldier. Of course, the active duty rout...
How to Increase Your Mental Toughness for Physical Tests
Stew Smith has solid advice on how to increase your mental toughness in preparation for rigorous selection programs.
Air Force Special Tactics Fitness Training
Once again - these are the minimum scores for the PAST - to be accepted into any Special Force it takes a higher score to be...
Tactical Fitness: PST Training and BUD/S Fitness
BUD/S is not an easy school to pass, and one candidate asks Stew what tests he should be preparing for before he ships out.