First I wanted to let everyone know I checked my capitalization of SEALs a million times because of the deep respect I have for them and anyone in service. I recently had a friend go through this intense process to become a Navy SEAL and he went from 190 pounds to 150 within a few weeks.
Navy SEAL Workout
If you could say you are or were a Navy SEAL your pretty much always going to be granted a bad a## pass and for good reason. Hell, I know everyone has heard of one of their most famous quotes “Pain is weakness leaving the body”.
I was watching the Green Berets Workout a few days ago, I wish I could remember what channel so I could watch it again.
During the workout they were getting sick, injuring shoulders, hallucinating, and to an extent they would begin to think they were a food group.
Navy SEALs are in amazing physical condition. They have to be to endure all challenges on the battlefield. I will show a brief overview of BUD/S training which includes a lot of bodyweight exercises, running, and swimming.
What should you focus on?
The Navy SEALs routine focuses on running, push ups, sit ups, pull ups, and swimming. So if you are thinking of being a Navy SEAL then you better crush it with most of your exercise focus going towards endurance training.
For your weight training workouts you would want to focus on doing a lot of drop sets, rest pause, and especially ascending sets. Ascending sets are going to push you to more failure when you already failed which is the exact opposite of what you can do during a Navy SEALs Workout… fail.
For starters (and I use the term loosely) you would want to do this the first week.
Running: 2 miles, 8:30 pace, (MWF)
Push ups: 4 sets of 15 (MWF)
Sit ups: 4 sets of 20 (MWF)
Pull ups: 3 sets of 3 (MWF)
Swimming: Swim continuously for 15 min. 4-5 days/week
By week 6 you would want to be able to do this workout.
Running: 5 / 6 / 6 / 6 / 4 miles, (MTWFS)
Push ups: 20 sets of 20 (MWF)
Sit ups: 20 sets of 25 (MWF)
Pull ups: 5 sets of 12 (MWF)
Dips: 20 sets of 15 (MWF)
Swimming: Swim continuously for 75 min. 4-5 days/week
Navy SEALs are called on to do missions of strategic importance to the United States. They are trained to do the following missions.
Direct Action – Offensive strikes against an enemy target using tactics like raids, ambushes and assaults.
Special Reconnaissance – Surveillance and reconnaissance operations to report on enemy activity or to provide a better understanding of the operational situation. These missions can include tracking of enemy units, monitoring military and civilian activity, and gathering information about beach and water conditions prior to a beach landing.
Counter Terrorism – Directing action against terrorist groups to prevent terrorist activities.
Foreign Internal Defense – Training and assisting foreign counterparts to increase their capacity to respond to threats.
I wouldn’t have written about this if I didn’t have someone that I use to be close to that was in the Army. His name was Dustin and when I was an awkward teenager with no friends we would hang out and he always made me feel better. I didn’t know then what things he was going through or dealing with himself but I do now.
For many people in service the war doesn’t end when they come home so we should all try to have better understanding of what they have been through. Because of people like Dustin, my wife and I were able to open two businesses and buy a house last year.
A leader is a man who had the ability to get other people to do what they don’t want to do, and like it.
-Harry S. Truman
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