Stew Smith's Fitness Training Pipeline

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A Special Tactics airman performs on the bench press.
A Special Tactics airman assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron perform bench-press repetitions during the Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin memorial workout at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Nov. 23, 2020. (Airman 1st Class Drew Cyburt/U.S. Air Force photo)

In the military, training pipelines refer to a student's training cycle as they attend school after school to become certified to deploy with an active unit. Below is what StewSmith.com considers as a training pipeline for a variety of people seeking to get in shape, lose weight or ace a fitness test of military or law enforcement. The difficulty level increases as you scroll down the page. 

For those who wish to lose weight or get fit for a health reason, here is your training guide list:

Beginning fitness level (for those 30 pounds or more overweight or have been sedentary for years):

Intermediate fitness level (those who don't need to lose weight and exercises regularly but seeks to add weights, running or swimming):

For 18- to 30-year-olds seeking a military or law enforcement career and have not exercised enough to pass the fitness standards:

Ace the military or law enforcement PFT (for those who are fit and can pass the minimum standards, but want to ace the PFT):

Special Forces training (Basic to Special Forces basic to Special Forces):

Military Special Forces:

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General fitness and nutritional guides for everyone:

Special Forces physical fitness workouts:

OCS, ROTC, service academy and boot-camp workouts:

Law enforcement physical fitness test workouts

Personal training:

All of these eBooks and published books can be found at www.stewsmith.com, along with plenty of free information on fitness in the many articles listed in the archives.

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 stew@stewsmith.com.

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