What is Strategic Athlete?
Honestly, this is a place where you can learn how to become really fucking strong, fast, & fit without following the typical “rules” of high volume training.
You may want to crush your physical fitness test – But don’t want to spend your training time dicking around with the standard pull-up, push-up, 3-mile run nonsense
Or, you may want to complete a 24-hour long GORUCK Heavy – But you don’t have time to spend 3 hours every night rucking long distances
Or, you may just be sick of the traditional high volume “military specific” training plans out there that just focus on beating you down with volume (You know, because more is better…)
Have you ever wondered…
“Why am I constantly dealing with nagging pains & injuries?”
“Is is really necessary to run (or ruck) 20, 30, or even 40 miles a week to become a decent endurance athlete?”
“How can I get faster without giving up my strength?”
“Where can I find a training program focused on longevity and durability and not just crushing me with volume?”
“Where can I get help from someone who has actually done some of this stuff to point me in the right direction?”
If any of those questions has gone through your head then you might be in the right place.
Hi, I’m PJ Newton, the founder of Strategic Athlete.
After spending the last ten years racking up as much education and experience as I could, I’ve learned EXACTLY what it takes to create bigger, faster, & stronger athletes — And I want to bring that knowledge & experience to you.
- Never having to worry about your PFT performance again
- Being strong enough to complete any required task in your job
- Having the ability and confidence to sign up for any endurance event and know you’ll crush it.
That is what Strategic Athlete is all about and that is my primary mission.
To make you as strong, fast, lean, and fit as your heart desires.
Over the past ten years, I’ve gone from combat arms Marine officer to a strength & conditioning coach dedicated to helping you achieve the strength, durability, longevity, and overall fitness you need on and off the battlefield.
Strategic Athlete was created as an alternative to all of the other programs out there that have tried to convince you that high volume beat down sessions that mimic the exact tasks you will face are the only way to reach your goals.
Well, that’s not true and I’m gonna show you why.
The lives of you and your friends may one day depend on your ability to perform physically and I’m going to like to bring you the best research, science, and practical experience I can muster to make sure you’re prepared.
If you’re looking for a substitute for your daily ‘mandatory’ pt sessions, prepping for a tough school or selection, or just looking to seriously upgrade your overall fitness without following the typical rules then you’re in the right place.
Head over to my Getting Started Page for your next steps.