5 Keys for Tactical Fitness Success

In the world of Tactical Athletics, many mistakes are made by members of the military, police, and firefighting communities on both ends of the fitness spectrum. There are a few different segments within the community that tend to mirror society’s issues.

There are those who quit training after boot camp or police/fire academies and start to gain weight and get injured on the job.  There are those who go hardcore everyday with little to no recovery cycles. And there are those find the right balance of workouts to help with job performance, mobility, recovery, longevity, and probably most important – stress mitigation.  With the later being the optimal goal for the tactical athlete, here is a list of ways to ensure better tactical fitness success: Continue reading

Fit as a Navy SEAL - Warrior Workouts

Ultimate Collection of Military and Tactical Fitness Workouts

Setting the new benchmark for challenging yet rewarding workout collections, Warrior Workouts, Volume 3 takes full advantage of the exercise expertise of legendary fitness expert and former Navy SEAL Stewart “Stew” Smith. Don’t settle for second-best when it comes to your fitness—push yourself to turn your everyday workouts into warrior workouts. Continue reading

Warrior Workouts: 100 of the Most Challenging Workouts

From legendary Navy SEAL Stewart Smith comes Warrior Workouts, a collection of the most challenging fitness routines ever developed. Drawn from the same essential training and workout plans used for military special forces, police, firefighters and other tactical professionals to keep them fit and in optimal physical condition, Warrior Workouts is designed to get you into the best shape of your life.

Including over 100 workouts from calisthenics to cardio, Warrior Workouts combines a wide range of exercise information and instructional tips turning everyday workouts into warrior workouts. Continue reading

Tactical Mobility:  New Workouts Increase Performance and Prevent Injuries

Developed by former United States Marine Nick Benas, accomplished yoga instructor Gwen Lawrence, and Stew Smith, CSCS, USN (SEAL), Tactical Mobility is designed to increase your mobility, flexibility, and endurance to perform and sustain on an elite level in the military, law enforcement, firefighting and emergency services, and tactical professions.

With Tactical Mobility you will increase your readiness and survivability in the field, keep your training balanced and effective, excel in the physical requirements of your job smoothly and without pain, get to it, get through it, and stay with it… whatever is in store! Continue reading

The Hero Workouts: Tributes to Courage and Sacrifice

Bell, Gallant, Pike, Legion 8, Jenny. These are the names of workouts created as a tribute to men and women who lost their lives in service to their country. The Hero Workouts presents a collection of these honorific workouts dedicated to their memory.

The Hero Workouts features over 100 workouts each named for a fallen hero and includes the story of their personal lives and battle action. The story behind The Hero Workouts is one that needs to be told. Each workout is named after a fallen soldier or group of soldiers. Continue reading

5 Best Exercises for Knee Health

5 Best Exercises for Knee Health by Mike Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT

Knee pain be the most frustrating injury to have.  It affects your daily activities.  It can take months to go away.  Of course it is best to add special exercises to prevent knee pain but sadly what do you do if you are already experiencing pain?  Your knee pain could be the result of two factors, muscle imbalances and overuse. Continue reading

3 Best Exercises for Shoulder Health

3 Best Exercises for Shoulder Health by Mike Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT

The shoulder is a very common joint to have pain. The majority of exercisers experience pain in the front or on top of the shoulder joint. This can be for a few reasons. The two major culprits are muscle imbalances and overuse injuries. Continue reading