The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #23: Navy SEAL Training with Stew Smith

by Brett on May 25, 2010 · 3 comments

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Welcome back to another episode of The Art of Manliness podcast! In this week’s edition we talk to fitness trainer, Stew Smith. Stew is a former Navy SEAL who now devotes himself to helping men prepare for the rigors of Navy SEAL training. In addition to prepping SEALs, Stew works with other men who are preparing for work in the military, special operations, firefighting, and police work.

Stew has published several books on fitness training including The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness, The Special Ops Workout, and The S.W.A.T Workout. Moreover, Stew has appeared on National Geographic’s Fight Science to showcase his expertise in Navy SEAL training. Stew is one tough dude. Watch him in action!

We discuss the details of SEAL BUD/S training, why some men succeed and most fail at it, and four lessons in manliness that Average Joes can take from Navy SEALs. Additionally, we talk about how men can prepare physically for work as a Navy SEAL and the benefits an average guy can get from SEAL-type fitness training.

You can find out more about Stew’s work at

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1 David May 25, 2010 at 8:00 pm


Great to see that you connected with Stew. I have been a loyal follower of his books, workouts, and fight science episodes.

His workouts are very straightforward, executable, and results driven…A great fit for your website.

Regards, David

2 Jesse July 31, 2010 at 2:09 am

Great episode. I would love to get started, get in shape with Stew. Is there a best place to start? His website is FULL of information and books. Hard to get past the overwhelm and pick a place to start. He said to give him a year to change my life. I’m game.

3 Jack B. August 13, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Stew Smith and the Navy SEALs are an inspiration.

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