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    whoule44 is offline Junior Member
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    im new to this forum and have looked around a little bit for an answer to my question but couldnt find exactly what i was looking for or maybe i missed something so sorry if im repeating an already answered question but my question is how should i go about training for seals? i have read through nate morrisons milfit and specialtactics forums and he says that kettlebell work will directly spill over to my past scores but my gut keeps telling me that i should train a little more sport specific. if kettlebells alone would prepare me enough i would love it but i want to just be sure so any opinions or advice would be appreciated

    wayne

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    Jordan Vezina RKCTL is offline Senior Member
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    Follow advice from those with experience, not your gut.

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    Have you seen the Discovery channel mini series following a BUD/s class through 1st, 2nd, and 3rd phase? Have you read Lone Survivor or The Warrior Elite? Along with the advice of those that have been there and done that, these give outstanding insight into what you will experience.

    Good luck.

    Thank you for your passion for service to our country.

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    I plan on joining the military soon. I need better conditioning as far as my heart goes, my strength is fine. I think Viking Warrior Conditioning should be perfect for me, but I don't know your situation.

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    I wasn't a SEAL but I can tell you what worked for me in a marine Spec. Forces group in Australia -

    Run. A lot. Get comfortable running for a long time. Not like you're racing, but a pace that you can sustain forever.

    Walk. A Lot. Get something heavy, put it on your back and learn to move fast carrying it. Walking with a pack is a whole different kind of fitness. The only way you can really get good at it is to do it a lot for long periods of time.

    Swim. If you're trying for BUD/S this is a no brainer. You wil spend more time wet than dry from what I have read. Get used to it. Swim clean skinned, swim in clothes, swim carrying stuff, swim with your hands and/or feet tied together. Just swim.

    Lift heavy stuff. KBs will have a great carryover to Military efforts because they are non-specific. Bench Press strength never helped me much.

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    Not sure what "sport" specific training you plan on doing.. SEAL training will crush you in every way. Yes, you have to be able to swim well, and run, and do pushups, pullups, dips, crunches, presses, etc etc all day long. You'll work your whole body and push you to the limit every single day.

    You need to be even tougher mentally than physically. 70% don't make it. Everyone in BUDS is in excellent condition before they get there, but the majority can't take it.

    Are you in the Navy now? Are you scheduled to start BUDS? If not, then you need to obviously be in the Navy first for a time, then be recommended by your commanding officer before you even get the opportunity.

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    I was never a Navy SEAL....but pretty much what everyone says has merit...Some of the most physically fit applicants can't make it...eltorrente is correct about mental toughness...also attitude plays a big part...You will find out that it will not be just about YOU...Allways think in terms of THE TEAM...it is a group effort to accomplish missions and assigned tasks....Being a leader when the situation demands and making decisions with little or no information is what they will expect from you...Go into the program as strong and fit as you can...it will still be tough...Dennis

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    Quite simply, endeavor to persevere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanMartin View Post
    Quite simply, endeavor to persevere.
    *thinks about DanMartin's post, after thinking about it, decides to declare war on DanMartin*




    In all seriousness, many people have used Stew Smiths "12 Weeks to BUD/S" workout with great success. They just do the 12 week cycle over and over till they ship out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eltorrente View Post
    Are you in the Navy now? Are you scheduled to start BUDS? If not, then you need to obviously be in the Navy first for a time, then be recommended by your commanding officer before you even get the opportunity.
    This is incorrect. Enlistment under the SEAL Challenge contract means that he'll be in a special program at RTC and go to BUD/S rather quickly.

    Official U.S. Navy SEAL Information Web Site

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