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The next hot fitness trend? Training like a Navy SEAL
Foxnews.com/NYPost ^ | 3/31/2014

Posted on 03/31/2014 7:34:26 PM PDT by RoosterRedux

Training for U.S. Navy SEALs, the special operations force, follows a warrior tradition that harkens back to Samurais, but fitness experts say the tough regime is gaining popularity with entrepreneurs, corporate executives, lawyers and elite athletes.

The workout, geared toward mental as well as physical transformation, is so demanding that the casual gym-goer looking to shed 10 pounds before swimsuit season need not apply.

“We look at training as being as important to our life as eating and sleeping,” said retired Navy SEAL commander and fitness instructor Mark Divine, the author of “8 Weeks to SEALFIT: a Navy Seal’s Guide to Unconventional Training for Physical and Mental Toughness.”

SEALFIT draws on the varied, high-intensity interval training of CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, calisthenics, strongman exercises, yoga, and martial arts.

“CrossFit is baked into the SEALFIT model,” said Divine, “but our workouts are much longer: two hours if you go through the whole thing.”

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1 posted on 03/31/2014 7:34:26 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

I sure couldn’t do all that, especially not at my age.

But I did buy a TRX device, invented by a Navy Seal. It’s small, portable and uses your own bodyweight to perform the exercises. No special equipment needed, a tree branch or a swingset will do. And boy does it work.


2 posted on 03/31/2014 7:37:27 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: RoosterRedux

“Speak”, and eat raw fish.


3 posted on 03/31/2014 7:44:26 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ("The Pen" has a nice ring to it, kind of like "Graybar Hotel")
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To: SueRae
But you can if you start slowly and build carefully...

Here are some before and afters...


4 posted on 03/31/2014 7:48:23 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (My tagline was hacked by the NSA.)
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To: RoosterRedux
“8 Weeks to SEALFIT: a Navy Seal’s Guide to Unconventional Training for Physical and Mental Toughness.”

I would a break record there the SEALs would talk about for generations... as the fastest to ring the bell to get out.

5 posted on 03/31/2014 7:49:30 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I think the Spartans were well before the Samurai.


6 posted on 03/31/2014 7:49:37 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: RoosterRedux

“CrossFit must be the opposite of Fight Club, because the first rule of CrossFit is to never shut the **** up about CrossFit.”


7 posted on 03/31/2014 7:50:26 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: RoosterRedux

How To Workout Like An Operator
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XlH7as17tc


8 posted on 03/31/2014 7:53:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: RoosterRedux

In 1968, I went thru SERE school beginning at North Island in southern California. North Island was a SEAL training base and probably still is.

When I arrived, I noticed lots of people who never stopped in one place unless they continued jogging, in place. They never stopped. Those were wannabe SEALS, already qualified as UDT personnel.

That’s a job I didn’t want then and don’t want now.


9 posted on 03/31/2014 8:04:55 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: RoosterRedux

Between swimming and this device: http://www.trxtraining.com/
I’ve got a lot of it covered. I tried to pick up running (at 53) it was ok for a while but too much for my knees.


10 posted on 03/31/2014 8:13:42 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: wideawake

“CrossFit must be the opposite of Fight Club, because the first rule of CrossFit is to never shut the **** up about CrossFit.”

HAHAHAHA, I’m stealing that line!


11 posted on 03/31/2014 8:24:55 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: BenLurkin

LOL


12 posted on 03/31/2014 8:25:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Just pre-ordered the book for my Nook.

Sweet...

Baby hate fat...


13 posted on 03/31/2014 8:50:12 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: RoosterRedux

Where are you getting them pics?

Thnx in advance...


14 posted on 03/31/2014 8:50:57 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’m sure this program is way too tough for me. I have a suspicion, though, that tough as it is, it will be relatively moderate compared to actual SEAL training.

First, because the executives and so on are paying customers. The point will not be to weed out candidates not able to pass muster for an elite force routinely asked to do the near impossible, but to see those paying customers get their money’s worth.

Second, and I don’t mean this to sound sexist, but the story states that 20 to 30 percent of the class is typically female. I’m sure the women who sign up for this class are far more fit and athletic than I will ever be (and many could probably could kick my butt rather easily). But I question whether that many women could really possess the physical strength to complete actual SEAL physical training. Most men don’t, even in the prime of youth. I certainly couldn’t have hacked it.

I’m sure it’s a fine program, but I’m just sayin’.


15 posted on 03/31/2014 9:03:04 PM PDT by DemforBush (The scourge of mariachis and polka bands everywhere.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Get ready to see record numbers of heart attacks its anythink like true Navy SEAL training.


16 posted on 03/31/2014 9:42:32 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: RoosterRedux

Didn't do a thing for me.
17 posted on 03/31/2014 9:42:48 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: SueRae

Yea. I love my TRX too :). Also dig my plyometric boxes. If you have a chance check those out too. Sounds like you have a great workout going. :)


18 posted on 03/31/2014 10:12:47 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: DemforBush

Boardroom posers and braggers. Also, I question the motives of special operators who would try to market what made them so. You can’t bottle zeal. It may sell to the gullible but it will not be genuine.


19 posted on 03/31/2014 10:21:24 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: RoosterRedux

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuzBJbYe6Us


20 posted on 04/01/2014 3:04:35 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Vendome
Crossfit before and after images on Google.
21 posted on 04/01/2014 5:20:20 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (My tagline was hacked by the NSA.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Good luck with THAT!


22 posted on 04/01/2014 10:08:29 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: RoosterRedux

Thnx

Bought the book and the intro is a bit to handle for my A.D.D.

LOL

After I finish my 1st three months of P90x I’ll switch to Sealfit.


23 posted on 04/01/2014 11:46:42 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: RoosterRedux

Yeah. Because the one thing that made me the systems administrator I am is getting up at 0400 and running through the surf with seven buddies carrying a telephone pole.


24 posted on 04/01/2014 11:49:28 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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