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    Have What It Takes to Be a Navy SEAL? Pass These 5 Fitness Tests








    The Navy SEALs are among the most elite warriors the world has ever known. They are a highly selective and relatively secretive group, trained in special warfare tactics to engage the enemy from the air, land, or sea. The SEALs were originally conceived during World War II as an underwater removal force (though not officially until the 1960s), but have since become one of the most important and high-profile special forces groups in the world.


    But to even make it to one of the small handful of SEAL teams, encompassing roughly 2,500 active duty operators, an incredible amount of training and natural ability is needed.


    As you may have seen on television or in the movies, even making it through basic SEAL training ó also known as BUD/S School ó is an enormous feat. The vast majority of those who try donít make it, ensuring that only the best of the best make it on to the later training stages. All told, it takes a year and a half for recruits to make it from boot camp to deployment.


    Itís one of the biggest challenges, if not the biggest, in the modern military: becoming a Navy SEAL. So, do you think you have what it takes? Itís a lot different than your games of Call of Duty, and even convincing a recruiter that youíre up for basic training will take some magic.


    And as for the bare minimums ó for the curious, weíve listed them out on the next few pages. Of course, there is more to it than this, but if you want to see if you could even make it to boot camp, youíll need to be able to do the following.

    1. Push-ups







    No exercise says ďmilitaryĒ quite like the push-up. And if you havenít gotten down on the floor and busted out a set in a while, they can actually be pretty tough. But if you want to make it as a SEAL, youíll have to be able to do at least 50. Thatís the bare minimum. Optimally, wants to see you get more like 90.


    Can you do 90 push-ups? Have you even done a push-up since ? If you want to be able to run, fly, or swim with the SEALs, count on being able to complete 90 push-ups.

    2. Sit-ups







    While the push-up may be the quintessential military exercise, the sit-up is the yin to the push-upís yang. Both are tests of upper-body fitness, working the muscles throughout the core and down into your pelvic region as well. Itís important to be able to withstand some significant fatigue if you plan on being a SEAL, and the push-up and sit-up tests are to ensure that you have a solid base to build up from.


    So, how many sit-ups are SEAL leaders expecting to see? Fifty, at the bare minimum. But the ideal number is 85.

    3. Pull-ups







    Everybodyís favorite exercise: the pull-up. Pull-ups are considerably tougher than push-ups and sit-ups, and can really help you gauge where youíre at in terms of upper-body strength and overall fitness. While a lot of us have trouble just doing a single pull-up, the SEALs have a bare minimum requirement of ten to even get your foot in the door. But again, thatís the minimum ó 15 to 20 is what theyíre really hoping to see.

    4. 1.5-mile run







    Itís not all about those simple exercises you did growing up ó you need to be able to put some distance in while on the run. The SEAL teams need you to be able to run a mile and a half in, at most, ten minutes and 30 seconds. Thatís a fairly brisk pace, and youíll be better off if you can get through the distance in nine minutes or so. Youíll want to spend some time on the track or treadmill if youíre serious about a career as a SEAL.

    5. 500-yard swim





    Finally, and perhaps most challenging, a 500-yard swim is needed to gain entry to the SEALs. For most people, who probably donít spend a lot of time in the water, this can be a pretty serious challenge. Five-hundred yards is fairly far, and swimming can be exhausting. But if youíre going to be a SEAL, you have to be comfortable and agile in the water. And youíll want to do it in less than 12 minutes, 30 seconds, though the optimal time nine minutes.
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    Great thread for the tiny percent of us under 20 years old.
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    Foregn Legion require ten pull ups. This guy is retired and gets 9 good slow ones.

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    You fuckin serious?
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    Running out of topics Herc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by House. View Post
    Running out of topics Herc?
    Despite all you click on every thread I make....so what does that say about you? Ever thought of joinng the FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION? Easy to get in...just a few pull ups..even you can do that.
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    BTW....All of you complaining about the thread, feel free to upload a video of yourself performing all of the requirements in this article. I do know the actual training for the NAVY SEAL is MONSTROUS and VERY STRESSFUL so don't think of these few exercises as all that is needed to make it as a NS.... but it is a beginning.

    Make sure the video of yourselves doing what is required here is in high definition. We don't want some FUZZY video of someone you claim is you doing the exercises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HERCULES1X View Post
    Despite all you click on every thread I make....so what does that say about you? Ever thought of joinng the FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION? Easy to get in...just a few pull ups..even you can do that.
    Please don't cry. It was not in my intentions to make you this upset. I was just curious why your low standards for posts here on No Bull took a further dip. Feel free to post more stupid threads on here, you have my full support; just as long as you're not posting past your curfew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by House. View Post
    Please don't cry. It was not in my intentions to make you this upset. I was just curious why your low standards for posts here on No Bull took a further dip. Feel free to post more stupid threads on here, you have my full support; just as long as you're not posting past your curfew.

    No need for "STUPID THREADS" when we have you here....
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    Quote Originally Posted by HERCULES1X View Post
    BTW....All of you complaining about the thread, feel free to upload a video of yourself performing all of the requirements in this article. I do know the actual training for the NAVY SEAL is MONSTROUS and VERY STRESSFUL so don't think of these few exercises as all that is needed to make it as a NS.... but it is a beginning.

    Make sure the video of yourselves doing what is required here is in high definition. We don't want some FUZZY video of someone you claim is you doing the exercises.
    If I post a pic in that training, will you delete your account?
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    I can ace them all... except the swimming.
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    That training is about 10% physical. 90% will to not quit. Wake up everyday in pain and put on your cold wet boots. These challenges are a marketing tool to make people think they have the ability to make it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HERCULES1X View Post
    Despite all you click on every thread I make....so what does that say about you? Ever thought of joinng the FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION? Easy to get in...just a few pull ups..even you can do that.
    Actually i like this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolsen View Post
    If I post a pic in that training, will you delete your account?
    NO, but I will delete your picture...
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    Here is an extended protocol of teh NAVY SEALS TRAINING


    Navy SEAL Workout



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    This Navy Seal workout section is about how to get truly fit .... and how to achieve the kind of physical condition required to pass BUD/S.


    There are some excellent books and videos on Navy SEAL workouts, which I will talk about later. But first, here is a workout designed to give you the kind of stamina and strength required to get throught BUD/S. There are two categories of workout here ...


    Category I is designed for individuals who
    have not recently, or have never, participated in a routine physical training (PT) program. The Category II workout is designed for individuals who currently perform regular physical training (PT). Athletes who participate in sports requiring a high degree of cardiovascular fitness -- such as swimming, running, and wrestling -- generally fall into Category II. The Category II workout is also appropriate for individuals who have completed the Category I program.




    These workouts require a fair amount of time, because they are designed to prepare you for the actual Navy SEAL training program. ... if you are looking for an intense Navy SEAL type workout which requires less time, click here.









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    Category I

    Running Most of the physical activities you will be required to perform during your six months of training at BUD/S involve running. Intense running can lead to stress injuries of the lower extremities in trainees who arrive unprepared for it. Swimming, bicycling, and weight training will prepare you for some of the activities at BUD/S, but ONLY running can prepare your legs for the rigors of the BUD/S program. You should also become accustomed to running in boots, a daily BUD/S activity. Select a lightweight boot such as Bates Lights.
    The running distance goal of the Category I student is to work up to 16 miles per week. After you have achieved this goal, you will be ready to tackle the Category II goal of 30 miles per week.
    CATEGORY I RUNNING SCHEDULE
    Week 1 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    2 miles per day, 8:30 pace
    6 miles/week
    Week 2 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    2 miles per day, 8:30 pace
    6 miles/week
    Week 3 No running. High risk of stress fractures
    Week 4 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    3 miles per day
    9 miles/week
    Week 5 Monday - 2 mi, Tuesday - 3 MI, Thursday - 4 MI, Friday - 2 MI 11 miles/week
    Week 6 Monday - 2 MI, Tuesday - 3 MI, Thursday - 4 MI, Friday - 2 MI 11 miles/week
    Week 7 Monday - 4 MI, Tuesday - 4 MI, Thursday - 5 MI, Friday - 3 MI 16 miles/week
    Week 8 Monday - 4 MI, Tuesday - 4 MI, Thursday - 5 MI, Friday - 3 MI 16 miles/week
    Week 9 Monday - 4 MI, Tuesday - 4 MI, Thursday - 5 MI, Friday - 3 MI 16 miles/week

    CATEGORY I PHYSICAL TRAINING SCHEDULE
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    Sets of Repetitions
    Week 1 4 x 15 Push-ups
    4 x 20 Sit-ups
    3 x 3 Pull-ups
    Week 2 5 x 20 Push-ups
    5 x 20 Sit-ups
    3 x 3 Pull-ups
    Week 3 5 x 25 Push-ups
    5 x 25 Sit-ups
    3 x 4 Pull-ups
    Week 4 5 x 25 Push-ups
    5 x 25 Sit-ups
    3 x 4 Pull-ups
    Week 5 6 x 25 Push-ups
    6 x 25 Sit-ups
    2 x 8 Pull-ups
    Week 6 6 x 25 Push-ups
    6 x 25 Sit-ups
    2 x 8 Pull-ups
    Week 7 6 x 30 Push-ups
    6 x 30 Sit-ups
    2 x 10 Pull-ups
    Week 8 6 x 30 Push-ups
    6 x 30 Sit-ups
    2 x 10 Pull-ups
    Week 9 6 x 30 Push-ups
    6 x 30 Sit-ups
    3 x 10 Pull-ups
    Note: For best results, alternate exercise. Do a set of push-ups, then a set of sit-ups, followed by a set of pull-ups. Do not rest between sets.

    CATEGORY I SWIMMING SCHEDULE
    (Sidestroke with no fins, 4-5 days per week)
    Week 1 Swim continuously for 15 minutes
    Week 2 Swim continuously for 15 minutes
    Week 3 Swim continuously for 20 minutes
    Week 4 Swim continuously for 20 minutes
    Week 5 Swim continuously for 25 minutes
    Week 6 Swim continuously for 25 minutes
    Week 7 Swim continuously for 30 minutes
    Week 8 Swim continuously for 30 minutes
    Week 9 Swim continuously for 35 minutes
    Notes: If you have access to a pool, swim as often as possible. Your initial work-up goal is 4-5 days per week and 200 meters distance per session. Develop your sidestroke on both right and left sides. Try to swim 50 meters in one minute or less.
    If you DON'T have access to a pool, ride a bicycle for twice as long as the recommended swim duration.



    Category II

    Running

    Most of the physical activities you will be required to perform during your six months of training at BUD/S involve running. Intense running can lead to stress injuries of the lower extremities in trainees who arrive unprepared for it. Swimming, bicycling, and weight training will prepare you for some of the activities at BUD/S, but ONLY running can prepare your legs for the rigors of the BUD/S program. You should also become accustomed to running in boots, a daily BUD/S activity. Select a lightweight boot such as Bates Lights.
    CATEGORY II RUNNING SCHEDULE
    Week 1 M/Tu/Th/F/Sa
    Monday - 3 mi, Tuesday - 5 MI, Thursday - 4 MI, Friday - 5 MI, Saturday - 2 MI
    19 miles/week
    Week 2 M/Tu/Th/F/Sa
    Monday - 3 MI, Tuesday - 5 MI, Thursday - 4 MI, Friday - 5 MI, Saturday - 2 MI
    19 miles/week
    Week 3 M/Tu/Th/F/Sa
    Monday - 4 MI, Tuesday - 5 MI, Thursday - 6 MI, Friday - 4 MI, Saturday - 3 MI
    22 miles/week
    Week 4 M/Tu/Th/F/Sa
    Monday - 4 MI, Tuesday - 5 MI, Thursday - 6 MI, Friday - 4 MI, Saturday - 3 MI
    22 miles/week
    Week 5 M/Tu/Th/F/Sa
    Monday - 5 MI, Tuesday - 5 MI, Thursday - 6 MI, Friday - 4 MI, Saturday - 4 MI
    24 miles/week
    Week 6 M/Tu/Th/F/Sa
    Monday - 5 MI, Tuesday - 6 MI, Thursday - 6 MI, Friday - 6 MI, Saturday - 4 MI
    27 miles/week
    Week 7 M/Tu/Th/F/Sa
    Monday - 6 MI, Tuesday - 6 MI, Thursday - 6 MI, Friday - 6 MI, Saturday - 6 MI
    30 miles/week
    Notes: For Weeks 8 and beyond, you need not increase the distance of your runs. Instead, work on the speed of your 6-mile runs with an eye toward decreasing your time to 7:30 per mile or less.
    If you wish to increase the distance of your runs, DO SO GRADUALLY. Do not increase your distance more than one mile per day for every week beyond Week 9.

    CATEGORY II PHYSICAL TRAINING SCHEDULE
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    Sets of Repetitions
    Week 1 6 x 30 Push-ups
    6 x 35 Sit-ups
    3 x 10 Pull-ups
    3 x 20 Dips
    Week 2 6 x 30 Push-ups
    6 x 35 Sit-ups
    3 x 10 Pull-ups
    3 x 20 Dips
    Week 3 10 x 20 Push-ups
    10 x 25 Sit-ups
    4 x 10 Pull-ups
    10 x 15 Dips
    Week 4 10 x 20 Push-ups
    10 x 25 Sit-ups
    4 x 10 Pull-ups
    10 x 15 Dips
    Week 5 15 x 20 Push-ups
    15 x 25 Sit-ups
    4 x 12 Pull-ups
    15 x 15 Dips
    Week 6 20 x 20 Push-ups
    20 x 25 Sit-ups
    5 x 12 Pull-ups
    20 x 15 Dips
    Notes: These workouts are designed for long-distance muscle endurance. By performing high-repetition workouts, muscle fatigue will gradually take longer to develop.
    For best results, alternate exercises each set to rest affected muscle groups for a short period.
    Once you've met Categories I and II running and PT standards, you may vary your exercise program with the pyramid and swimming workouts below.

    CATEGORY II SWIMMING SCHEDULE
    (4-5 days per week)
    Week 1 Swim continuously for 35 minutes
    Week 2 Swim continuously for 35 minutes
    Week 3 Swim continuously for 45 minutes with fins
    Week 4 Swim continuously for 45 minutes with fins
    Week 5 Swim continuously for 60 minutes with fins
    Week 6 Swim continuously for 75 minutes with fins
    Note: When starting with fins, alternate swimming 1000 meters with fins and 1000 meters without. This will reduce initial stress on your foot muscles.
    Your goal is to swim 50 meters in 45 seconds or less.
    Pyramid Workouts

    You can apply the pyramid method to any exercise. The object is gradually to build towards a target, then ease down to the level at the workout start. For instance, pull-ups, sit-ups, and push-ups can be alternated as in previous workouts. But with the pyramid workout, choose a numerical goal and build up to it. In the sample table below, each number counts as a set. Work your way up and down the pyramid. The sample goal below is five sets.
    SAMPLE PYRAMID WORKOUT
    Goal: 5 Sets
    Number of Repetitions
    Pull-ups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
    Push-ups 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2
    (2 x number of pull-ups)
    Sit-ups 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 12, 9, 6, 3
    (3 x number of pull-ups)
    Dips 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
    Stretch PT

    Since Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are devoted to PT, dedicate at least 20 minutes on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday to stretching. Always stretch for at least 15 minutes before beginning any workout. Just stretching the previously worked muscles will make you more flexible and less likely to get injured.
    Start your stretch at the top of your body and work downward. Stretch every muscle in your body from neck to calves, concentrating on your thighs, hamstrings, chest, back, and shoulders.
    Stretch to tightness, not to pain. Hold the stretch for 10-15 seconds. DO NOT BOUNCE.
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    Helps if you have a high strength to BW ratio. 170lbs area.
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