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TFR is one of the fastest growing event series in London. Starting in 2017 with 50 attendees in the upstairs of the BOG pub, to a sell out 400 attendee event at the Vaults, Waterloo. These risky shenanigans have now made a debut on the airwaves and will penetrate your eardrums with more kickass speakers on a weekly basis. Hosted by OG risk taker Mr Paul Mellor, and TFR queen Cookie Tabinor. The pair drink a bottle of bubbly and delve into the past and present of some of the biggest names wit ...
 
Each episode features an expert in fitness and health for tactical athletes and professionals. Dave Grossman, Matt Wenning, Tim Kennedy, Ben Carter, Jeff Nichols, Ben Freakley, and Guy Leahy are a few of the renowned experts you’ll learn from and be inspired by in the first few episodes. The TFR podcast guest list continues to grow with guests from various backgrounds in the strength and conditioning field. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes or your other favorite podcast audio app to get the la ...
 
This is the Tactical Fitness Report with Stew Smith podcast. We will post these each week and discuss a variety of topics focused on Tactical Fitness Training for Military, Special Ops, Police, and Fire Fighting Training. We will also review videos on swimming, give quick power point presentations and discuss all things Tactical Fitness related. Check out other videos of combat swimmer stroke, workouts, and other spec ops related training. See www.stewsmith.com or www.stewsmithfitness.com fo ...
 
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Jeff Nichols - https://www.performancefirstus.com​ and Stew Smith http://www.stewsmithfitness.com​ discuss the challenges everyone experiences at BUDS and mostly it is because they are underprepared NOT because they are "too big or too small". How much can you endure? That is the big question. When it comes to training - the amount of time you spen…
 
Stew Smith (http://www.stewsmithfitness.com ) and Jason Sweet (http://socomathlete.com ) discuss his journey of becoming an Air Force Pararescueman and developing SOCOMAthlete.com in order to help mentor and develop future special ops candidates. Check out http://www.socomathlete.comInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/socomathlete/Facebook - http…
 
Former Navy SEAL shares his life story of his journey as a young kid growing up in Washington State to going into the Naval Academy, then to BUDS, and beyond. Check out this information at the following links:https://twitter.com/JakeZweighttps://www.instagram.com/jakezweig1911/https://linktr.ee/jakezweig1911https://www.jakezweig.com/…
 
When it comes to training - the amount of time you spend preparing specifically to get TO and THROUGH the training matters. Jeff Nichols - https://www.performancefirstus.com and Stew Smith http://www.stewsmithfitness.com discuss the process of making a timeline but it largely is more of a performance starting line than a timeline.See Assessment Too…
 
TFR 195 focuses on the Law Enforcement Community and tactical fitness phases each member of the tactical population needs to focus. Marc Hildebrand of the LAPD has an amazing story to share to make us all better people. Check out this instagram at https://www.instagram.com/leo_family_... as well as his podcast LEO Family Fitness.Podcast - https://f…
 
Stew Smith http://www.stewsmithfitness.com and Jeff Nichols http://www.performancefirstus.com discuss resetting your training if you are either overdoing it or overdoing as well as recognizing the physiological changes you maybe failing to listen to. Check out other videos of combat swimmer stroke, workouts, and other spec ops related training. See…
 
Jeff Nichols and Stew Smith discuss some common comments from listeners about standards in police, fire, and military (spec ops too). Some standards are easy to non-existent. Why? Where do you fall in line with standards? Assess Yourself - https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blogs/news/physical-assessment-tools-for-to-and-through-selectionThe assessme…
 
Jeff Nichols and Stew Smith discuss some common questions when it comes to programming for folks seeking Spec Ops programs in their future. Assess Yourself - https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blog...The assessment it important - check out this PST assessment breakdown:PST Clinic with 20 Point Breakdown Explained - https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/bl…
 
Former Navy SEAL Stew Smith and Adam Lareau of O2X (http://www.o2x.com) discuss what is new in Tactical Fitness Training. Check out this walk-thru of the new O2X training app. This thing takes training apps to new levels! Very thorough.Check out other videos of combat swimmer stroke, workouts, and other spec ops related training. See http://www.ste…
 
Retired police Chief Jan Wright and Stew Smith discuss some of the tactical fitness journey for this high achieving police chief Jan Wright. We discuss the tactical fitness journey from lifting, yoga, to adventure racing, ultra marathons, hiking the Appalachian Trail and other gut checks throughout the years that guided Jan as an athlete and police…
 
Jeff Nichols (http://www.performancefirstus.com) and Stew Smith (http://www.stewsmithfitness.com) discuss running training issues many future spec ops tactical athletes have. How to build a base aerobically without over training / over use injuries? See some of the articles mentioned in the podcast:Running Plan - https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/pr…
 
Stew and Jeff discuss a great question we received: Could there be something physiological making BUD/S more doable for some than others? Maybe a certain ratio of slow twitch to fast twitch muscle fibers? Or is it really 10% physical 90% mental? What does that even mean? If it is mental, what mental training does one need to make the physical happe…
 
Stew Smith (http://www.stewsmithfitness.com) and Jeff Nichols (http://www.performancefirstus.com) discuss the options to using periodization training programs for both athletes as well as molding them for the tactical athlete. Topics Discussed: Traditional Periodization vs Reverse Periodization - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6696421…
 
Stew Smith http://www.stewsmithfitness.com) and Jeff Nichols (http://www.performancefirstus.com ) discuss some of the not so common issues in BUDS classes but common enough to delay or end a few dreams. In water activities - typically colder water with athletes wearing wetsuits, you may find the term SIPE commonly used. Swimmer Induced Pulmonary Ed…
 
Stew Smith (http://www.stewsmithfitness.com) and David Irons (Army Ranger Sniper) and Kevin Winn (Pro baseball player) discuss Health Work Medical Kinesiology Services (https://healthworksmedical.com/kinesi...). Creating educational programming and physical health training for our work force in challenging professions. The comparison and contrast o…
 
Alexander Kunz is a former Navy SEAL, OGA contractor, Cyber Security Specialist, and now CEO of http://www.OPS2Labs.com which created Frog Fuel and ProT Gold Collagen Based Protein. See http://frogfuel.com and http://protgold.com for more information. Learn more about the difference between Whey protein and Collagen Proteins and why the body needs …
 
Stew Smith (http://www.stewsmithfitness.com) and Jeff Nichols (http://performancefirstus.com) discuss training hard and training easy to aid in recovery from all the stresses that life, work, aging, and society throws at our Law Enforcement Officers and other first responders. Check out other videos of combat swimmer stroke, workouts, and other spe…
 
This fitness and nutrition discussion is with Stew Smith (http://stewsmithfitness.com) and Nick Shaw (http://www.rpstrength.com) of Renaissance Periodization. Nick is a long time student, trainer, and fitness entrepreneur who assembled a stellar team of professionals to create periodization training and nutrition periodization education through sem…
 
Join Stew Smith as he journeys into the life of former Navy SEAL and Government Contractor Jeff Byers and co-founder of FrogFuel (http://frogfuel.com). Jeff went to BUDs at 19 years old did two deployments with SEAL Team ONE, then made the transition into the intelligence community as an operator with over 50 deployments in 18 years! Now, he and fe…
 
Jeff Nichols CSCS (http://www.performancefirstus.com) and Stew Smith CSCS (http://www.stewsmithfitness.com) discuss in detail the four steps of preparation for any spec ops program. Here is the link the article version of the discussion as well as follow on links discussed:FOUR STEPS: https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blogs/news/four-steps-to-get-pr…
 
This To, Through, and After is with former Air Force Combat Controller Dan Skidmore about his journey into the military, some highlights in his career and training, as well as all the things he is currently doing since leaving the military as a trainer, business owner, GoRuck Cadre and Director of Training, and much much more. Dan does not let the …
 
This discussion is an insider's view of coaching and training both personally and professionally with Tom Lenz and Stew Smith. Tom is a Army Combat Veteran Officer, Exercise Physiologist, Strength Coach / CSCS for both Army and Air Force training programs.We discuss the journey of the junior officer getting to and through armor, infantry, Ranger sc…
 
On this Tactical Fitness Report Jeff Nichols and Stew Smith discuss recovery programming quickly BUT then show what they have been up to the past 3 months. Keep moving Forward. For more information:Jeff Nichols: http://www.performancefirstus.com- Instagram - @JeffCSCSStew Smith: http://www.stewsmithfitness.comInstagram - @stewsmith50Facebook: http:…
 
Thomas Angel is an Army veteran and entrepreneur involving veteran health and wellness. Thomas and Stew discuss rucking/running progression, lifting needed, ruck / weight vest options, fueling for performance, tips for foot care, avoid heat casualty issues and more. See more information and where to find out more:Kensington Corner - https://www.the…
 
Dr. Kyle Krupa of https://athletixrehab.com/ and Stew Smith discuss injuries throughout the phases of the tactical athlete - from common shin splints, knee tendonitis, running stride / gait, recovery, and injury prevention. For more information about Dr Kyle Krupa DPT CSCS see:Athletix Rehab - https://athletixrehab.com/ Instagram (20- https://www.i…
 
Steve Smith http://www.fuelingperformance.us is a registered dietitian and has worked in professional sports and special operations commands offering his expertise in fueling for the rigors and overall health of his clients. Get more info on Steve Smith RD CSSD LD ISAK-LVL1 METS I Applied Sports RD Consultant & Chef on his instagram page - @fueling…
 
Former Marine RECON / Raider Nick Koumalatsos shares his nutrition journey throughout active duty and post military career to how he is successfully losing weight, feeling better, healthier medical screening by making a few changes. Nick Koumalatsos - can be found at https://www.nickkoumalatsos.com. Check out his youtube channel for some profession…
 
Anna O Connor - co founder of http://www.brainsavvytraining.com and Stew Smith http://www.stewsmithfitness.com discuss the power of the brain in achieving above average performance, stress mitigation, and building a resilient mind to handle yesterday's stress, today's stress, and tomorrow stress / traumatic events. For more info on the program, APP…
 
Stew Smith http://www.stewsmithfitness.com interviews former Navy SEAL Rob Dubois (http://www.ImpactActual.com) about his journey into the Navy after a year of college and working. His Navy career started out as a linguist / cryptologist and he worked through the lateral transfer process to get to BUDS by age 30! His 9-11 story is explained by a ma…
 
Stew Smith http://www.stewsmithfitness.com interviews Mike Taylor of https://www.beaverfitusa.com about tactical fitness and tactical fitness equipment manufacturing. BeaverFit is an innovative company that build personalized equipment / mobile facilities for military, police, fire departments as well as creating commercial outdoor locations in a b…
 
Stew Smith (http://www.stewsmithfitness.com and Jeff Nichols (http://www.performancefirstus.com) discuss how and why you need to adjust your training when adding new activities (or old activities you have been unable to do - gym closed etc). Build up smartly, avoid failing, learn the stop signs to avoid failing but still successfully fatigue yourse…
 
Check out Will Chesney and his journey into the Navy, through BUDS, SEAL Team FOUR, and DEVGRU selection and specializing as a dog handler to the war dog "Cairo" - No Ordinary Dog who was part of the Bin Laden raid. Book - No Ordinary Dog - https://www.amazon.com/No-Ordinary-Dog-Partner-Teams/dp/1250176956After U.S. Navy SEALs raided Osama bin Lade…
 
Stew Smith http://www.stewsmithfitness.com and Jeff Nichols http://www.performancefirstus.com discuss many of the similarities and differences when training girls and women who are preparing for any of tactical profession as well as special operations. Check out other videos of combat swimmer stroke, workouts, and other spec ops related training. S…
 
Jeff Nichols http://www.performancefirstus.com and Stew Smith http://www.stewsmithfitness.com discuss each of their favorite book they have used in their past to grow and learn to be better people and well as other skill sets used in tactical applications. Complete List:Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor FranklOn Killing | On Combat - David Grossman…
 
Jeff Nichols http://www.performancefirstus.com and Stew Smith http://www.stewsmithfitness.com discuss each of their favorite training books they have used in their past to grow and learn as both athletes and trainers / coaches. Complete List:Dietary Protein and Resistance Exercise 1st Edition - Lonnie Michael Lowery The Oxygen Advantage – Patrick M…
 
Founder of http://evenpulse.com Stephen Robinson shares five key components to stress mitigation and building resilience. Using his BASE-R method®, Stephen and his team at Even Pulse teach tactical professionals (military, special ops, police, fire, others) the way to recover from home / work stress, traumatic stress events, and other things that l…
 
Jeff Nichols (http://www.performancefirstus.com) and Stew Smith (http://www.stewsmithfitness.com) discuss today's situation about being isolated with no pool or no gym facility to train. So what are you going to do?If is has been a while since you lifted / ran / etc - Check out Article / Podcast on Assessment Tools: Assess Yourself AGAIN: https://w…
 
Stew Smith http://www.stewsmithfitness.com and Jeff Nichols http://www.performancefirstus.com discuss their journey with fitness from the beginning, sports, military / spec ops, and beyond for today and tomorrow...Seasonal Tactical Fitness - (Periodization) https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blog...Check out other videos of combat swimmer stroke, wor…
 
Jeff Nichols (http://www.performancefirstus.com) and Stew Smith (http://www.stewsmithfitness.com) discuss today's situation about being isolated with no pool or no gym facility to train. So what are you going to do?Related articles: https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blog...De-load - https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blog...Creativity - https://www.st…
 
Navy SEAL Kaj Larsen https://www.kajlarsen.com joined Stew Smith http://www.stewsmithfitness.com again for a discussion of his journey as a kid in Coastal California to the Navy SEALs on 9-11, college, Harvard Grad school, to a journalist / correspondent in worn torn parts of the world. For More To, Through and After Video Interviews see:https://ww…
 
Former Air Force Pararescueman Matt Schollard - https://www.beneaththesurfacefoundation.org sits down and shares his personal special ops journey from childhood growing up in several different countries, his Air Force experience during immediate post-911 op tempo, and what he is doing now with yoga and water sports to help fellow veterans.Check out…
 
Nick Koumalatsos - former Marine RECON and Raider can be found at https://www.nickkoumalatsos.com. Check out his youtube channel for some professionally edited videos on a wide variety of tactical topics and about the military journey. For more information of Nick check out his social media:Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/MrNicksmith82Instag…
 
I finally set down with Jeff Nichols (http://www.performancefirstus.com) to discuss his story from growing up in a small Iowa town as a 100lb high schooler to college baseball players, exercise physiology major, and Navy SEAL at the highest levels of our countries operations. For all you hard gainers and late bloomers out there, this could be your …
 
Jeff Nichols (http://www.performancefirstus.com) and Stew Smith (http://www.stewsmithfitness.com) discuss how today's climate with the change of season (Seasonal Periodization), gym closures, social distancing, and quarantining are great reasons to consider a deload - whether you need it or not - most likely you do if you follow our Spec Ops Traini…
 
Stew Smith (http://www.stewsmithfitness.com) and Adam LaReau (http://www.o2x.com) discuss the similarities and differences in tactical fitness phases (Candidate, Student, Operator) as well as operators in the police and fire services, National Guard / Reserves, and active duty. To learn more about Adam's program O2X check out http://www.o2x.com. To…
 
With gyms and pools closed and programs stopped, what are some ways to keep moving with programs if no home gym or limited equipment. Stew http://www.stewsmithfitness.com and Jeff http://www.performancefirstus.com discuss many options for people to build their own training facilities - even outdoors. Podcast 87 - Build Your Own Home Gym - https://y…
 
Stew Smith CSCS (http://www.stewsmithfitness.com ) answers several questions online and starts out this presentation discussing how he fits mobility into training. Adding a mobility day can be life changing and performance enhancing to your training week - consider it. See more info at http://www.stewsmithfitness.com…
 
Here is a list of questions / answers from a young man in high school doing a project for class - along with a few very common follow up questions / comments to fully explain: http://www.stewsmithfitness.comSee article version: https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blogs/news/ten-questions-about-seal-training-job-and-lifeWhat training does a career in t…
 
Stew Smith interviews former Navy SEAL Jason Higgins (http://www.easydayhemp.com) about his journey from pre-teen SEAL wanna-be to and through his BUD/S process, Life in the Teams, and his post military career as an entrepreneur in the hemp / CBD business. Check out @EasyDayHemp on instagram for more information about all the uses for CBD. https://…
 
Stew Smith CSCS http://www.stewsmithfitness.com and Pat Bonis discuss fixing weaknesses for the tactical athlete. You may come into the Spec Ops prep training with some incredible athletic history that makes you great at something (swim, run, lift, PT, etc) but there is typically an equal and opposite weakness that corresponds with that strength. S…
 
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