Training for a military career? How about special forces?
This is a one-stop article to better help people search for answers while cruising through the Stew Smith article archive. The first section focuses on pre-military training that will prepare you for boot camp or basic military training (BMT). The second section of this page will help you learn more about -- and train for -- the services' special forces and special operations career paths:
Preparing for Military Basic and Other Training
- Fit to Serve?
- Prepare Yourself for Boot Camp
- Getting Prepared for Boot Camp
- No Weights at Boot Camp
- Pre-Boot Camp Training
- Dealing With PFT Anxiety
- Push-up System
- The Service Academy CFA
- Older, Wiser, Ready to Serve!
- Preparing Physically for a Second Career
- Remedial Fitness for Military
- Army PFT Overview
- Air Force Basic
Army Advanced Courses and Special Forces
- Army Air Assault School Workout
- Army Rangers
- Weight Gain for Ranger School
- Army Special Forces -- Green Berets
- Army Airborne School
- Training for Ruck Marches
Navy Advanced Courses and Special Forces
- Navy SWCC
- Navy SEALs training #1
- Navy SEALs training #2
- Navy SEALs training #3
- How to Go Navy Special Ops
- Getting Fit for SEAL Training
- The Combat Swimmer Stroke
- Passing Military Swimming Tests
USMC Special Operations
U.S. Air Force Special Operations
Coast Guard Special Operations
This article should help you find the standards you should reach before joining the military. Never strive for the minimum physical standards when seeking a profession that requires a fit body to perhaps save your life or your comrades' lives. If you are seeking to get back into shape and want to be as fit as one of the above military members, check with your doctor before starting any fitness program.
Stew Smith is a former Navy SEAL and fitness author certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Visit his Fitness eBook store if you're looking to start a workout program to create a healthy lifestyle. Send your fitness questions to email@example.com.
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