Military operations throw up a randomised mix of challenges that are largely anaerobic, involve the whole body, are often carried out under load and repeated rapidly in short bursts, and seldom demand long aerobic efforts or isolation of specific muscle groups.
I have designed training programs that are specific to the tasks military personnel may one day encounter in combat or emergency situations.
(see archive of published articles below – newest at the bottom)
Whether you are in the Army, Navy or Air Force, fitness is of paramount importance for dealing with the demands of military operations. Nowhere else are the demands so great and the stakes so high.
Don Stevenson’s philosophy is that the modern military athlete cannot expect to become combat fit on a diet of pushups and running, nor with a bodybuilding program designed to make them look good on the beach.
Don Stevenson was a long-time contributor to CONTACT Air Land & Sea magazine as our fitness writer. Don has since retired from the fitness industry and from writing, but, we believe his Military Fitness column and his various books and DVDs are as relevant and insightful to our military-specific audience today as ever.
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