Here’s How To Find Your Military and Special Ops Fitness Weaknesses

Marine Sailors Run
U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Sailors with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and USS Bataan (LHD 5) participate in a 5K run for a Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society autism awareness fundraiser aboard the Bataan. (Austin Hazard/Marine Corps)

If you’re getting ready for the future challenges of military training and testing, it’s smart to be honest with yourself and assess weaknesses you may have to face while becoming a tactical athlete. Creating a training program that will help you not only maintain certain strengths but build and eliminate weaknesses of any of the elements of fitness.

If you are unsure what the difference is between your previous athletics and tactical athletics and tactical fitness remember this simple phrase: A tactical athlete must be good at ALL the elements of fitness depending upon the rigors of the job within the military, special ops, police, and fire departments. An athlete in sports must be great at a few of the elements of fitness depending upon the sports or activity.

The Elements of Fitness So what elements do you need to consider while training for your future as a tactical athlete? Here are the elements of fitness: Strength; power and speed, agility; cardiovascular endurance (run, swim and ruck); muscle stamina; grip; and mobility and flexibility. Read More>>

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