First of all, anyone seeking this type of rigorous activity -- especially near 40 years old -- should be in excellent condition and very flexible.
The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness, Third Edition
So what if you don't want to blow stuff up or burn stuff down. Every man - and maybe a few women after the 1997 action movie "G.I. Jane" - have dreamed about being a Navy SEAL.
The Navy SEAL - which stands for sea, air, land - has reached mythic stature among young and old.
While only a few hundred people in the United States qualify, you can bite off a small piece of SEALness by practicing from "The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness."
What's very special about this fitness manual? No weights, no machines, just back-to-basics pushups, pullups, running and sprinting on soft sand, swimming the special SEAL stroke, climbing ropes and crunches. In fact, the price of the manual is all the cash you'll need to drop. These exercises can be done in a public park. All of the monkey bars and chin-up bars in the book can be found around Forest Park's perimeter trail.
The package includes a DVD in which author Stew Smith, a former SEAL officer, demonstrates the exercise and swimming techniques.
An important precaution: Keep a grip on reality. Remember, a SEAL candidate\'s goal is to perform 150 pullups, 400 pushups, 400 situps, run 15 miles and swim six miles - in one day.
Even the eating plan in the book isn't what you'll get in SEAL training. SEAL candidates gorge on meat-and-potato meals that would inflate people not burning thousands of calories a day. So whether you're a cocky teenager who actually has a chance to try out for BUD/S (basic underwater demolition/SEAL) training or a couch potato who wants to get in shape without having to buy exercise toys that you won't use after two weeks, this is the program to notch up or down to your intensity level.
The author guarantees that if you can take it to the max, you'll be in good shape in 12 weeks. There's no reason to dispute that.
All you'll need is the willpower. Carry on. Hooyah!
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- The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness
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- Top Things to Know Before BUD/S
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