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with Stew Smith

Stew Smith CSCS is a  former Navy SEAL and fitness author.  His website is the home of fitness programs for Military, Law Enforcement, Fire
Fighters, Recruits, and Special Ops. Warriors.  All of his programs are researched and tested for success and utilize the same principals of
Special Operations Fitness he has been learning and developing for twenty years. If your looking for the "Best of the Best" when it comes to
trainers, and especially so for those "Future Warriors" and "Heroes of Tomorrow" - Look No Further! This man knows his stuff...and then SOME!

- Andy Williams (owner and ACE-certified Personal Trainer)
The Need for Speed and Endurance in Military / Police Force

With battles in an urban environment becoming a part of daily life for both overseas troops and our own police officers here in America, the need to
speed programs have never been more applicable to today’s civil servants.

There is a need for speed in the military and law enforcement professions. More and more agencies around the United States are adopting the
300m run in addition to the 1.5 mile run as part of testing protocol for candidates as well as maintenance programs for military and law
enforcement. For instance the FBI uses the Cooper’s Institute Physical Testing procedures along with about half of the police department in the U.
S. Some departments are adding shuttle runs, agility tests, vertical jumps to build speed and explosive power which is needed in today’s urban
combat environments.

Cardio vascular endurance is usually measured with the 1.5 mile, 2 mile or 3 mile run in most branches of the military, but now many local, state,
and federal law enforcement departments and agencies are adding the 300m run and this challenges many of the applicants more than pushups
and sit-ups. So speed training should be introduced to your training programs. Quite frankly, speed training should be added into every soldier and
police officers program as it could be that half second faster you get to cover when the shots are coming in your direction.

The following chart is designed for the Cooper’s Institute Cardio tests used by many law enforcement departments around the United States at all
levels of government. Many applicants have trouble with the 300m sprint followed by the 1.5 mile run – this is how to remedy that challenge. This is
a supplemental running program that combines endurance and speed workouts together to help with running stamina, endurance, pace and
speed needed in both military and law enforcement applications.
  >>  Read more here & view the chart
More Articles by Stew Smith

For additional resources on Military and Law Enforcement specific training guides and other
special topic instruction check out Stew Smiths Books and e-Books at:
Stew Smith's Books in Print
Maximum Fitness
The Special Ops Workout
The Swat Workout
The Complete Guide
To Navy SEAL Fitness