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Stew Smith on Raptor Weight Vests

From our U.S. correspondent and Military Training guru, Stew Smith:

“I have used several brands of weight vests over the years to add to training, but the Raptor is the most comfortable, durable, and versatile weight vest I have
ever used. Not only can you use it to add weight to your calisthenics, but it is sturdy enough to pull weighted sleds, do bear crawl tug-of-war, rucking, and
so many other unique tactical fitness exercises.”

More about Stew Smith:
Stew Smith is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a former Navy SEAL Lieutenant, and author of several fitness and self defense books such as Tactical Fitness, The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness, Maximum Fitness, The Special Ops Workout, and SWAT Fitness.

Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and as military fitness trainer, Stew has trained thousands of students for Navy SEAL, Special Forces, SWAT, FBI, ERT and many other law enforcement professions.

Stew has written more than 800 articles and 40 eBooks viewed on and He is a consultant and presenter with the government in the area of troop physical development through his test and evaluation group – Heroes of Tomorrow.

Stew Smith has worked professionally in the military fitness arena since 1999 focusing on a specialty of helping people become members of the military, police, fire fighter or special operations or any other member of a unit that requires a physical fitness test (PFT). Stew Smith speaks nationally at fitness conferences that focus on the Tactical Athlete (military, special ops, SWAT, police, fire fighters).