How The Military Elite Train Their Bodies And Minds with Stew Smith – 061

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Have You Heard Of The Term Tactical Fitness?

“Stew” Smith is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a former Navy SEAL, and the author of several fitness books such as The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness, The Special Ops Workout, and S.W.A.T. Fitness. Stew has trained thousands of students for Navy SEAL, Special Forces, SWAT, FBI, and many other military, law enforcement, and firefighter professions.

Stew is currently the Special Ops Team Coach at the US Naval Academy that prepares future candidates for SEAL, EOD, and MARSOC training and runs a non-profit called Heroes of Tomorrow where he trains people seeking tactical fitness training for free. He has recently appeared on National Geographic’s Fight Science and is the host of the Tactical Fitness report podcast and the To, Through, And After podcast.

Tune in while Stew gives us insights into how the top operators in the world prepare themselves mentally and physically to perform at their absolute peak, and how any person can implement some of those same methods into their life today.


In This Episode:


What You’ll Learn:

  • Exactly how much of success in elite military training is mental vs. physical (it’s not what you think)
  • How Stew Smith and the world’s top tactical athletes approach their training
  • Why every person needs some degree of tactical fitness
  • If it’s easier for an endurance athlete to build power or a power athlete to build endurance
  • How training needs of the tactical athlete and non-military people are similar and 
  • Why meeting standards is not usually enough
  • The one thing that Stew Smith quit in his life and how it helped him later on
  • How to integrate mobility work to recover faster and become injury-proof

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