If you want to test your physical fitness against some of the fittest in our military special ops training pipelines, or prepare yourself for acceptance into the Navy SEAL, EOD, or Diver communities, there IS AN APP FOR THAT!
The new Navy SEAL Fitness app available for iPhone and Android phones and tablets is basically a supped up PT calculator specially designed to create a total score for the Navy SEAL Physical Screening Test. Have you ever wondered how you would fare against others seeking special operations programs in our military? If so, the new Navy SEAL Physical Screening Test (PST) app, will help you test yourself and rank you among other Special Warfare candidates.
Unlike other PT calculators available on the internet, this Navy SEAL app actually ranks you among 300 real Navy SEAL candidates. Many have gone onto to successfully complete the Navy SEAL Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL training (BUD/S).
The Navy PST that candidates preparing for BUD/S, EOD, and Diver training have to take is the following entrance exam:
- Swim 500yds
- Rest 10 minutes – get prepared for the PT portion
- Pushups 2 minutes
- Rest 2 minutes
- Situps 2 minutes
- Rest 2 minutes
- Pullups – max reps
- Rest 10 minutes – get prepared for running portion
- Run 1.5 mile
The app walks you through the exact protocols that the Special Ops candidates must take with a count-down timer and rest periods. You enter your times and scores during the event and then the app will rank you among 300 other candidates who recently took the PST.
How Does This Rank You?
The system built into the app is the very same method SEALs have used for decades to determine a total score in a physical screening test. This allows for the selection board to determine who has the overall best score as well as the winners in individual events.
The test is graded the following way:
Add the Run and the Swim together. For instance, say you get a 9 minute swim and a 9 minute run – that total 18 minutes or 1080 seconds.
Then you add the pushups, situps, and pullups (five times) together. For instance, say you get 100 on each on the situps and pushups and 20 pullups. This totals 300 points. (Pullups get 5 points per rep.)
Now subtract the 300 points from 1080 to equal 780 total points. Run and swim faster and get a lower cardio number. Do more PT reps to get a higher PT number. Lowest score wins!
There are several direct links to more need-to-know information from the official website about how to become a Navy SEAL, cool training videos about actual training, as well as access to the SEAL Training Forums.
The best part is that it is FREE, so you cannot argue with the price. Download this fantastic training tool and see where you rank with the run, PT, and swim requirements of the U.S. Navy SEALs.
Stew Smith works as a presenter / editorial board with the Tactical Strength and Conditioning program of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). There are also over 800 articles onMilitary.com Fitness Forum focusing on a variety of fitness, nutritional, and tactical issues military members face throughout their career.