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If you're looking to dive into topics on how to live a happier, healthier, more fit and long lifespan... then this podcast is for YOU! This podcast will offer master class topics on all things health, fitness and wellness. Along with bringing on experts in these fields to discuss in depth on how to help us live our own dream life through being healthy and active. There will also be mini episodes (MINISODES) that give you tips, advice, recommendations to focus on your physical activity and nu ...
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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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Today we are going to talk about one of my side passions. We will be going over an ancient breathing technique (called alternate nostril breathing) that can help us: lower blood pressure manage stress and anxiety lower heart rate improve lung function improve brain function And it can all be done free of charge, with barely any time commitment… yet…
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Dr. Mark Hyman who hosts a very informative health podcast called “the Doctors Farmacy.” And he is known for his "10-Day Detox Diet" program. Now, most health experts don’t love the word “detox” and I also don’t love the word because of what it has become in the mainstream and what people think it does when they hear the word. But Dr. Hyman claims …
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Today, I've got a message that's going to change the game for anyone looking to shed those extra pounds and reclaim their health. If I woke up overweight, and I wanted to do something about it, here’s what I’d do. Here are 5 things I would start doing TODAY to start seeing change. 1. Commit, dont quit. 2. Cut portion sizes in half. 3. Walk daily / …
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In this episode, we discuss how mental health is in quite a spot right now. More than 40 percent of Americans recently said they were struggling with their mental health, leading the CDC to call the situation a “crisis.” Part of the issue is that we’re coming out of a global pandemic that shifted our habits in a way that wasn’t great for our outloo…
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Today, I've got a message that's going to ignite your passion and set you on the path to greatness. You're going to want to take notes on this one! Here are three things you need to know for success… What you want in life. Who you want to become. What you need to do to get there. You either figure them out and chase them with everything you have, o…
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Today we are going to talk about some physical self care that I avoided for most of my younger years.. All through athletics, all through my 7 days a week of hard training, through the years when I thought I was invincible… and boy do I wish I could go back and do those years over again. The topic is stretching and flexibility. We went over Mobilit…
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Today, we are going to talk about a very controversial topic in the nutrition realm. Is dairy good or bad for you? Specifically Milk. Raw vs Traditional. I have drank milk all my life and I absolutely love it. My body actually craves it when I don’t have it. So there is my bias. Many experts I trust say dairy is okay, many talk about how it’s the p…
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Today, let's dive into a powerful insight that goes beyond the teenage years but touches every one of us. The post I stumbled upon was titled “Your teenager isn’t lazy,” and it's not just for parents of teens; it's a message for all of us. As we explore into these points….. [read below] remember the profound quote, “The moment you realize someone’s…
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Did you know that the ability to get up off the ground without using your hands is highly predictive of how long you’re going to live? In a study of over 2000 individuals, those who were able to get up off the ground without assistance (even without using their own hands) the longer they were likely to live. Similarly, it’s been found that those cu…
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Today, I ask you this question… Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be able to attract anything they desire while others struggle to achieve even basic goals? Today’s topic might be sorted into the category of “soft science” or “woo woo.” But enough of the experts that I follow are all talking about it’s ability to shape their successful…
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Today, we are going to talk about weight fluctuations on the scale. Everyone says that they want to lose WEIGHT. But what they are really trying to say is that they want to lose body fat. When you step on a weight scale it can sometimes be a very frustrating endeavor for many of us that are trying to do something with our body composition. From day…
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Today, we're diving into the world of a magical elixir that kickstarts most of our days - I’m talkin’ bout that coffee! ☕ But first, let's talk about the legends behind that morning cup of delicious brew. Picture this: Goats, monks, and a stimulating discovery in the Ethiopian highlands around almost 1200 years ago. Yes, we owe our beloved coffee t…
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Welcome back to "Livin' the Dream Podcast," where we climb up this hump day hill to explore total wellness in order to reach for your goals and in order to live your dream life. Today, we are going to talk about how to fall back asleep when you wake up in the middle of the night. Why do I wake up at 2-3am? This is one of the top questions that I'm …
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Today, we are going to talk about those of us who are looking to cut body fat. Now, in order to even be in this place, you’ll need to earn your right to get here. Most people who have a lot of weight to lose… they most likely have…. over the span of years and decades… moved less, ate more, lost precious muscle tissue, became very sedentary, lowered…
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Today, we are going to talk about people who don't have time to exercise… or broader, discussing those who say they don’t have time to do the things that will make them better, fitter, healthier, stronger, grow. Most people fit exercise in when they have “free time.” But then when they get busy, they stop. The best time to start is actually when yo…
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In today’s episode I thought it would be really cool to do a little recap of the trip that Jamie and I just went on to Fiji and Australia. This was a really fun trip, so if anyone listening to this ever decides to go to Fiji or Australia, listening to this could give you some good ideas. Also, as a trainer I hear about the challenge that a lot of o…
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Today we are going to discuss two people’s view on gratitude that I really appreciated this week. Author Michael Easter who wrote the comfort crisis and Scarcity brain. And Jim Kwik, memory and learning expert. I found the way they think about gratitude very interesting and helpful. Gratitude is essential for wellbeing, but the science and advice a…
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Today, we discover the vitamins, minerals, and supplements that research shows may help improve metabolic health. Plus: the ones you can probably skip. Optimal metabolic health requires more than watching your carbohydrate intake or getting enough protein and fat to support stable blood sugar. Yes, minding these macronutrients is essential, but man…
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What up Dream team, coach D here comin’ at you from beautiful sunny San Diego. Welcome back to "Livin' the Dream Podcast," where we climb up this hump day hill to explore total wellness in order to reach for your goals and in order to live your dream life. A couple of weeks ago, we talked about the risks of drinking alcohol and why significantly cu…
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What up Dream team, coach D here comin’ at you from beautiful sunny San Diego. Welcome back to "Livin' the Dream Podcast," where today we cover the topic of training to help you reach your health, fitness and wellness goals in order to live your dream life. Today, we are diving into an article that the team over at Levels glucose monitoring company…
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What up Dream team, coach D here comin’ at you from beautiful sunny San Diego. Welcome back to "Livin' the Dream Podcast," where we kickstart your week with the right mindset to conquer your goals and live your dream life. Today, we're diving into the game-changing power of morning routines. How you start your day sets the tone for everything that …
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See latest article on the introduction topic of the day: https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blogs/news/you-failed-or-quit-how-hard-is-it-to-get-back-to-bud-s-spec-ops-programs-other-goals Unfortunately, humans fail, get injured, and simply quit when things get difficult. Sometimes, it is an accident, but more often than not, it is a lack of preparati…
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Have you been told that static stretching is bad, and it does not doesn't prevent injuries? See - https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blogs/news/dont-skip-moblity-day Most of us have been coached to avoid stretching altogether, don’t stretch before a workout, or use dynamic stretches instead. For me personally, stretching more has been life-changing, …
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In today’s episode we're delving into the captivating intersection of two crucial elements in our quest for a longer, healthier life: muscle power and the ominous presence of visceral fat. Your muscles… they are not just a symbol of strength and aesthetics. They are key players in our longevity game. And I’m not talking about big body builder, arno…
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Get good at both - learn about Seasonal Tactical Fitness Periodization - https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blogs/news/seasonal-tactical-fitness-periodization-what-is-it-why-is-it-important For the best athletes in either the endurance or strength world, you will find both athlete types excel in one and perform rather miserably in the other. While th…
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National Diet Cheat Day is was here this week. Many Americans are thankful for this day of feasting as it can bring together family, friends, and lots of food with no excuses. If you are considering making Thanksgiving Day your “cheat day” and combining eating a masterfully prepared meal by someone prideful in their cooking with sitting around watc…
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This brain snack is all about movement for longevity. Have you ever wondered if there's a secret sauce to living longer and healthier? Well some experts believe that they have cracked the code, and it's a little something we like to call... RACKET SPORTS! That's right, we're serving up the perfect prescription for a longer, more vibrant life, and w…
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This brain snack is all about how to Boost your Vitamin D. Vitamin D is naturally produced by the body when sunlight hits the skin. It is essential for overall bodily function as well as metabolic health, so finding ways to bolster supply as the days get shorter is key for optimal health. Virtamin D is also essential for bone health, as it ​​promot…
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This brain snack is all about the invigorating world of breathwork with a special overview of Professor Andrew Huberman's enlightening podcast on "Breathwork Tips for Optimal Health, Focus, & Stress." But first, before we get started, a reminder that we do have a weekly newsletter where we share all things health, fitness, nutrition, wellness for a…
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See related article on the topic: https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blogs/news/training-overload-when-less-is-more If you are burned out from life, previous high volume cycles, you may want to do a deload week prior to getting your lift cycle on. As you know we do Fall / Winter Lift cycles and will progress into lifting. We even do a 4th week deload…
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This brain snack is all about how your shoes may be causing you chronic pain. Do you deal with chronic aches and pains in your knees, back, neck, or hips? What if I told you that those nagging pains aren't a normal part of aging but rather could have something to do with the shoes you’re wearing? Today we’re touching on the history of modern footwe…
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This brain snack was inspired by one of my friends here in San Diego who has been a part of our fitness community and our Accountability Club all the way back since we started it in January 1st. She is a health coach as well and runs her own health coaching business called Tasty Transformations. Shout out to my great friend Samara Tricarico, I’ll i…
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This brain snack is all about a topic that's oh-so-delicious and often oh-so-tempting – smoothies! But we're not just talking about any smoothies; we're spilling the secrets on how to order a healthier smoothie that will have your taste buds dancing and your body thanking you!" "Picture this: You're standing in line at your favorite smoothie joint,…
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New Article: https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blogs/news/most-common-training-mistakes-made-by-former-athletes-preparing-for-spec-ops It is no secret that attrition rates are historically high among the Special Ops units across the military and SWAT Teams. Becoming a tactical athlete is a requirement for any tactical profession, as the job tends to…
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In this episode we talk about our wins and struggles over the past week, and we answer questions from you, the listeners. Questions: Question #1: How can I improve my posture and reduce neck and back pain? Posture clinic outline and notes and posture at home or at work workouts (DM me for a copy), body is not symmetrical but we should work to make …
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This brain snack is all about helping us avoid some common diet and training mistakes when it comes to chasing our goals. Picture this: You're at the gym, ready to crush your fitness goals and transform yourself into a lean, mean machine. You've got your playlist queued up, your protein shake is on standby, but are you making the most of your effor…
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Before I go down this rabbit hole, I will explain where I heard this comment. An older candidate gave his opinion to a younger candidate when asked, "How are you crushing everything like you do?" See full article at https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blogs/news/update-to-article The new guy is still in his teens, played sports in high school, and is …
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In this episode we talk about our wins and struggles over the past week, and we answer questions from you, the listeners. Questions: Question #1: I’m a female in my mid 30s and I’m averaging 1500 calories, about 60g of protein, and I’m doing something active 6 days out of the week, 4 out of 6 are cardio focused. My body isn’t responding like it use…
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This brain snack is all about your age. When was the last time you were excited to jump out of bed in the morning? Or had the energy to do all the activities you’d like to do? How about the last time you had no joint pain, didn’t rely on prescriptions, or had clear thoughts and cognition all day long? To be honest, most of us are barely getting by.…
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Check out https://www.stewsmithfitness.com/blogs/news/rucking-progression-rules-of-rucking for more rucking tips. But here is the latest info to help beginners: Here are seven things to consider when new to rucking for exercise: Walk, Don’t Run – In the military, there are often races with moderately heavy rucks that many can still run with (40-50l…
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This brain snack is all about something that's going to make you want to lace up those sneakers and head for the great outdoors. We will be talking about the incredible, the invigorating, the life-transforming benefits of exercising outside!" "Picture this: a radiant sun lighting up the sky, the gentle breeze whispering through the trees, and the s…
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Stew Smith https://www.stewsmithfitness.com and Jeff Nichols https://www.performancefirstus.com discuss students and coaches who take their training seriously. What does that actually mean? Here are some great examples of cues given off by students to the coaches that show a lack of seriousness with the process of becoming a __________. Check out o…
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No doubt, you have seen countless ways to lose weight in your life, from dieting, fasting, and sweating (water weight) to portion control; all work if you are consistent with your chosen process of restricting calories consumed. See https://www.stewsmithfitness.com for more info. The one thing you must realize no matter what method you choose to tr…
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This brain snack is all about a topic that's on so many people’s mind: Fat Loss and Health! Picture this: You're on a mission to transform your body, shed those extra pounds, and supercharge your health. But in a world filled with tempting treats and tantalizing tastes, how do you separate fact from fiction? Well, fear not, because in this episode,…
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In this episode we talk about our wins and struggles over the past week, and we answer questions from you, the listeners. Question #1: I’m in the market for a new pair of shoes. What kind of shoe should I buy? Reference foot/shoe podcast, how feet should perform/look, running shoe vs lifestyle shoe vs training shoe, vivo, mark sisson, xero/vibram, …
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This bitesized brain snack is all about manifestation, visualization, and (as crazy as it may sound) possibly even discovering the ability to time travel in order to take care of our future selves. Visualization is a powerful tool that can help you manifest your ideal future, but do you know what’s even more powerful? Taking actionable steps toward…
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Stew Smith discusses running / rucking activities for various athletes in jobs where load bearing is needed. See more at https://www.stewsmithfitness.com and use LIVE 15 to save 15% with books / ebooks / programming. If you have ever served in a unit that rucks as its primary method of transportation, you may have noticed three different groups. A …
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This brain snack is all about an essential macronutrient that is often feared. It’s name is a little misleading and a lot of time is misunderstood as the tissue that accumulates around our midsection as we over consume food. Today we will be talking about dietary fat. Fat is one of the body’s most basic building blocks. In fact, the average person …
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In this episode we talk about our wins and struggles over the past week, and we answer questions from you, the listeners. Questions: Question #1: I know alcohol is not great for my fat loss, strength gain and health goals. I drink for stress relief at night and as social lubricant at social gatherings. What are some alternatives that I could do ins…
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In today’s episode we are going to do a masterclass episode on hydration. Hydration isn't just about sipping on water; it's the elixir of life that fuels our vitality and keeps our bodies thriving. So, grab your favorite water bottle, settle in, and prepare to quench your thirst for knowledge as we unravel the mysteries of optimal hydration and sup…
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