One of the best lines about SOF I ever heard when I first made it into CSOR was from the RSM (Regimental Sergeant Major) when someone asked if us new guys would be on probation. “You’re on probation your entire career here.” That always stuck with me, that just because I had made it, didn’t […]
Neurological Training for Shooting Performance: Situational Awareness
Training yourself to improve gaze stabilization, which can help improve shooting performance, is simple. However, it takes discipline to “put in the work.”
Neurological Training for Shooting Performance: Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands
Do you have a hard time shooting with both eyes open? There might be some neurological training to improve your shooting performance even if you aren’t finding it difficult.
Neurological Training for Shooting Performance Improving Binocular Vision
Neurological training can improve your vision. There are four easy screening assessments you can perform to determine what vision problems you must overcome.
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Performance Enhancing Drugs: The Benefits and Downfalls of Military Usage
Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) are used by many individuals, including tactical athletes. These sorts of drugs are often thought of negatively, however for military candidates, they can have advantages such as being able to help the athlete cope with training volumes. This article will discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of the use of […]
Why Special Operations Candidates Shouldn’t Plan Their Training Schedules Around Crossfit
CrossFit is an enjoyable activity for many athletes that gives them a reason to train, and can help to make the individual a good mover. There are crossovers between Special Operations training and CrossFit, for example, where candidates benefit from CrossFit grip strength techniques, such as using pull-up bars or barbells in their training. However, […]
Tactical Strength and Conditioning Conference
We can never know enough, we can never settle, we can never stop growing. Fortunately, these days it’s easier to do, as there are so many different conferences, and courses to attend and learn from. Of course, we can’t attend them all, but the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA) recently held their Tactical Strength […]
How to Break Into Tactical Strength Coaching
One career area that has seen an increased focus on strength and conditioning is the tactical profession.
A SOF Workout
When training Special Ops candidates or qualified Operators, there are many, many tests I have them perform to determine where their strengths and weaknesses lie. A SOF soldier needs to have a solid base of strength in: upper body pushing and pulling, single and double leg, core, and flexibility. The need to be proficient at […]