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Training Principles

By Jonathan Pope / March 30, 2021 / 1 Comment

Regardless of your age, background, or what you are training for, principles should guide your training process. The following principles can be used to help guide your thinking when developing or considering whether a training plan is appropriate for you.  1 – Specificity    Specificity is the principle that training should stress the exact systems […]

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Strength Training for Special Operations Selection Prep

By Jonathan Pope / March 5, 2021 / 7 Comments

Strength & Power Training Methods    Strength and power development is one of the primary pillars of SOF prep training along with conditioning (running, rucking, swimming), work capacity, and movement (including breathing) work. This article provides an overview of how to create strength training programs. What is strength?   Strength is the peak force that […]

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How to Crush Your Military PT Test – A Work Capacity Deep Dive

By Jonathan Pope / January 30, 2021 / 2 Comments

What is Work Capacity?    Work capacity is a blend of power and capacity.  Power = the amount of force you can express in a short, fixed amount of time, such as a max power clean or broad jump Capacity = how much force you express repeatedly over a long period of time, such as […]

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