Special Operations Fitness

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How to Join Naval Special Operations

How to Join Naval Special Operations

Do you think you have what is takes to become a member of Naval Special Warfare or Special Operations? You have several choices now! As of October 2006, the Navy changed the way SEAL Teams, SEAL recruits, and all the branches of Naval Special Warfare/Operations do business. Now, SEAL enlisted personnel no longer have to select Source ratings (i.... more

Unconventional Testing for an Unconventional Unit

Navy SEAL Hell Week Revisited

Some conventional thinking would have you believe that if you can score 300 on the Army Physical Fitness test, the Cooper's test, or whatever other PT test the military comes up with for vetting Special Ops candidates, that you're physically fit enough to endure the rigors of selection. I'm here to tell you otherwise. Now, don't get me wron... more

Navy Training for Teens

Navy Training for Teens

Here is an email I receive often from young teenagers who know they want to serve their country, but are curious how to start preparing themselves for the military training - especially Navy SEAL and other Navy programs like aviation and of course learning seamanship. Mr. Smith, I am 15 years old and have wanted to be in the Navy since I was 10... more

Fitness Products Invented by SEALs

Fitness Products Invented By Seals

The Perfect Pushup and Pullup My former SEAL buddy Alden Mills has created awesome fitness products that capture the most beloved and most hated exercises we do in the SEAL Teams and at BUD/S. The rotational motion of his products challenge the best pull-up and pushup performers. In fact, his products cut my reps in half and after a year of usi... more

Coast Guard Specialized Forces Overview

U S Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces

U.S. Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces: D.O.G. - Deployable Operations Group I have been asked by a few future Coast Guardsmen about the new fitness test utilized by DOG. First of all, I had to figure out what DOG was. After some research, the good news is that the fitness test is very similar to law enforcement fitness tests used by ma... more

Special Missions and Law Enforcement PFT

Special Missions and Law Enforcement PFT

Physical fitness requirements in the Coast Guard are often linked directly specific job requirements. Coast Guard men and women who serve on Law Enforcement, Port Security or Maritime Safety and Security Teams, must comply with specific physical standards. The following chart shows the Coast Guard's Physical Fitness requirements for serving on ... more

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