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  • How Military Fitness Changed My Life

    How Military Fitness Changed My Life

    Tyler, the fifteen year-old son of a friend of mine, asked me a question for a school project,"How has military fitness changed/affected your life?" Leave it to the next generation to come up with the best questions. Tyler, this is for you pal... ...the short answer is military fitness shaped who I am today, and I don't just mean literally regarding my appearance, I mean my attitude, which is a factor of ten times more important than anything... more

  • Deadly Day in Spec Ops History: The Chinook Crash


    August 6 marks the anniversary of what has become known as the deadliest day for special operations in U.S. military history. On this date in 2011, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed, killing 38 personnel on board. Among the casualties were 30 Americans, including 17 Navy SEALs. It was the worst single loss-of-life day for the U.S. in the war in Afghanistan and was also the worst in the history of Naval Special Warfare. The Chinook was carryi... more

  • The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness

    The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness

    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 practi... more

  • Get Fit for SEAL Training

    Getting Fit For Seal Training

    A young man about to go to college emailed me with some specific questions about preparing for SEAL training as well as other special forces in our military. Seems he is trying to figure out his future and what service is right for him. That is a tough decision, but if done with some self-realization you can make a wise choice for your personality.  For me, I always have loved the ocean. I guess growing up in Florida helped me realize that, s... more

  • Strength in Diversity

    Strength In Diversity

    I often receive emails concerning guys who are "too lean", "too short", "too tall", "too big" to attend SEAL training. This is one of the first "doubts" you will have about yourself on whether or not you are tough enough to make it through SEAL training. There is not much you can do about what God gave you physically - BUT the good news is the SEALs need men of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and colors. Here is a sampling of emails I receive... more

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