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Top Reasons Why People Fail Special Ops

Sailors taking a physical screening test. Sailors interested in applying for SEAL or Special Warfare Combatant– craft Crewman (SWCC) training must complete a timed swim, run, push– ups, sit– ups and pull– ups. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Dominique M. Lasco)

I love getting email questions that require me to think and recall over the years some of my experiences to share. These questions are from a future SOF candidate, who asks a simple question, “Why is the attrition rate so high?” Here are his specifics: I was curious Stew, why are the attrition rates for SOF so high? It seems that to get into an... more

Avoid the Gym by Using Calisthenics

Avoid the Gym by Using Calisthenics

Calisthenics, or bodyweight exercises, originated thousands of years ago in ancient Greece and have been a major component of fitness in athletics, military, law enforcement, and daily fitness for home workouts without equipment. Here is a request from a Perfect Pushup customer seeking to do more exercises without having to go to a gym. I need ... more

The "Get Lean" Diet

The Get Lean Diet

I have been researching methods to lose weight in a healthy manner, and decided to call in the "big guns" - no, actually, I called the BIG GUNS. The nutritionist who helped me with this diet is also a body builder who really knows how to trim the fat off every area of your body - especially the torso. If you want six-pack abs, combine this diet ... more

20 Minute Circuit Workout

20 Minute Circuit Workout

Lose Fat, Build Muscles With Circuit Training When the weather turns cold, I receive many emails discussing running in the cold weather, or alternative exercises you can do in the weight room that will also have a cardiovascular effect. Circuit training is one of the best ways to make a resistance and strength training workout that is also chal... more

When Can Teenagers Start Lifting Weights?

How To Gain Weight For Muscles

There are few topics that cause as much conflict between myth and fact as climate change, but this one comes really close:  at what age should a pre-teen or early teenager start lifting weights?  Will lifting weights stunt the growth of a teenager?  If you research the topic online, you will see many opinions like "it may stunt growth," but ... more

Multitask Your Muscles with the Perfect Pushup

Multitask Your Muscles With Perfect Pushup

Contributed by Marcus Colburn Here's an interesting question about how to combine two different pieces of exercise equipment, dumbbells and the Perfect Pushup. My SEAL buddy Marcus Colburn, an expert on innovative exercise routines, stepped up to answer it. Thanks Marcus! Question: I'd appreciate your advice on what I should do to incorporate... more

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