Life is Tough. You Can Be Tougher!
Stalwart Tactical Fitness helps Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, Emergency Medical, and other Tactical Athletes make fitness fit…into their missions and their lives.
By providing information on fitness and nutrition geared towards the unique needs of Military and First Responders, we’ll help you stay mission ready…and maybe get a little more enjoyment out of life.
The first step to improving your fitness and health is determining where you are.
This isn’t as simple as it sounds, but it doesn’t have to be overly complicated, either. Like most things, I am a believer in making assessments as simple as possible, but no simpler (I think a really smart guy said that).
With our lifestyles and missions, we need to know how stress, sleep, prior injuries, current injuries, OPTEMPO, and other factors affect how ready we are to train. We’ll talk about that here, too.
Nutrition is critical to performance, but it doesn’t have to be overly complicated. Unless that’s what you’re looking for. I didn’t think so.
Making healthy eating a lifelong habit usually means taking it one step at a time. As simple as possible, but no simpler. Notice a theme?
There’s a lot of information out there about the “one best diet” or the “one ingredient that’s making you fat”. I don’t think most of that is true for most of us. I’ll just share information that I think makes our lives better. Deal?
There is no one best workout for strength and conditioning. I know that’s not what you’ll read on the internet these days, but it’s true. If we are all unique, how can we all need the exact same exercise program?
You’ve got an hour and a half twice a week? Fifteen minutes five times a week? Old knee injury? Shoulder a little wonky? In a patrol car all night? Trouble sleeping? Can’t breathe through your nose? Wait…how would that affect my workout program? It does, my friend.
The fitness information I’ll share here will cover a lot of ground because we are all different. Some of us lead others in fitness, some of us workout alone. Some of us are beginners and some have been at this a while and just need some gentle nudging.
Let me know what you want to know. If I don’t know the answer, I bet I know somebody who knows it.
Your fitness and nutrition program is really there for two things: to help you perform your mission and to help you enjoy your life. Is what you’re doing now achieving both of these?
Fitness should fit into your life, not the other way around.
I’ve been on both ends of the spectrum: I’ve been in peak physical condition with nagging injuries that I shrugged off for the sake of ‘the mission’, and I’ve been immobilized by injuries that I’ve had to build back from. There is a third way.
I believe that we can work hard the smart way and become much tougher than working harder the other way. I’ve done it both ways and now I want to provide you with the information I’ve learned to help you improve your life and accomplish your mission.
Drop me a line and let me know what you’re struggling with or how you’ve made fitness fit and I’ll get it up here.
I want this to be a community for all of us who put others’ lives before our own. We just have to remember that, in order to do so, we have to be tougher than the world around us.