THE U.S. Navy SEAL Workout!
Who must be in top physical shape to perform their job? Who must utilize all muscle in order to accomplish their task?
I'm not talking about professional bodybuilders, I'm talking about our nation's elite fighting force - The U.S. Navy SEALs. These brave men are not worried about how they look in front of the judges, but how they are judged by their superiors.
Living by the mentality that they must perform to the best of their ability on every mission is why they are so successful. But how do these men get in shape in that short period of time called basic training?
Bodybuilding takes years to come across the perfect physique and even then, some bodybuilders are still not happy with the results. The SEALs take a different approach to training, they are concerned with strength and endurance, not symmetry and hair loss products. In this article, I will outline a Navy SEAL workout someone gave to me.
This program is about 9 weeks. During this program, you should notice your endurance soaring to heights never imagined. Like Navy SEAL training, this program will break you - only the mentally strong will survive and a new, strengthened man will emerge.
U.S. Navy SEAL Workout: First 9 Weeks
U.S. Navy SEAL Workout: Second 9 Weeks
As you can see, this program builds your endurance and your strength. Also, looking at this program, rest days are few and far between. Hence, one should take in an adequate supply of the necessary nutrients and water.
There is no doubt that such a program as this one will work, however, doing this program requires commitment and determination. The exercises are simple - they involve no sophisticated movements or machines.
After the fat has been shed and the muscle is packed on, try out for the SEALs and see if you can make it.
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I found something like this on the net. It was a 16 week programme. I only swam once a week and run 3x a week. But regarding strength, I had a PFT and managed 86 push ups in 2mins which I was well chuffed. Would reccommend, but stay committed (I didn't)
pace is definitely time per mile if you ran 3 miles at 8:30 that would be over 18 mph! my treadmill only goes up to 10. get real
No run each mile in 8:30, so running three miles at a 8:30 pace should take you 25 min and 30 sec.
I would like to know who this "someone" was that gave the workout. Looks really interesting and good to do, but wonder if this is in anyway similar to what the Seals do (not that they give out that kind of info, i am sure). My husband is AD in the Navy and we have had past discussions about this type of training, and if females could complete it. I might give it a try, just to end our debates!
As regards the sit-ups and push-ups, I am actually trying to not take a break at all between them. If I do, it's as short as possible. But it's up to you I guess. How are you finding it so far?
Not that I have seen. And I've been looking. I'm guessing that if you can't get into the pool, then some other bodyweight exercise with resistance would do. I'm thinking maybe a rowing machine if ya get me. On a decent resistance for the 15mins initially, gradually increasing as the program dictates.
I think so, i'm doing running anyways though. Never hurts to get more cardio
This is how we got the article, so I won't be changing it. However if people want to increase the difficulty of the program then adding the running to week 3 would probably be fine. Just be prepared for the extra load and plan recovery times appropriately.
This looks like an incredible program. Good luck to everyone who tries it!
Do not. The risk of a stress factor, due to the intensity and the shock on the body, by week 3, the risk for a stress fracture is high. Honestly, it looks to be solid, and somewhat like what we did during Air Force Basic Training PT sessions, 5 times a week. They focused on 3 mile plus runs at about an 8:30 speed, along with pushups, flutter kicks (killer ab endurance workout), and squat thrusts. Yeah. But nothing, nothing beats this one.
No it is not a mistake. It is like that so you don't destroy your shins(shin splints). Bike or Swim during week three. Then resume in week 4 with running. You have to give your legs a break unless you are used to running. But you still should rest as told so your bones/joints/muscles can recover.